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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 05:50 PM
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Radical, Racist Signs Featured At 9/12 March
This morning on ABCs Good Morning America, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) embraced the protesters at todays 9/12 March in Washington, DC, saying that he was glad theyre here to take back their country. He characterized the attendees as nonpartisan, adding that its not about President Obama. Its not about the Democrats. Several other Republican lawmakers, including Reps. Tom Price (GA), Mike Pence (IN), Marsha Blackburn (T), and Phil Gingrey (GA) planned to attend and speak at the event.

Members of ThinkProgress attended todays march and the signs carried by these protesters were hardly nonpartisan and were often racist, radical portrayals of Obama, despite DeMints claim. Some examples of what we saw:







In an interview with the Washington Independent, DeMint claimed that the attendees at the march were a cross-section of the population. When it was pointed out to him that almost everyone there was white, DeMint simply said, Its probably just the time and organization and the media that promoted it.

Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to Sen. John McCains (R-AZ) presidential campaign, has warned conservatives from embracing events like the 9/12 March. Its bad for Republicans because in the absence of any real leadership, the freaks fill the void and define the party, McKinnon said.

http://thinkprogress.org/2009/09/12/912-signs/
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 05:55 PM
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1. Poster top-left would probably be the worst...and most blatant sentiment
the lady with the rebel flag? not so much....I'm used to seeing those fucking idiots.....
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 07:19 PM
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21. I don't know, that evil grandma at the bottom is pretty damn racist. n/t
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 05:55 PM
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2. There's a ton more of violent signs here
Edited on Sat Sep-12-09 06:42 PM by Julius Civitatus
John Ennis has been reporting in his blog a bunch of truly racist and violent signs at the DC march today.
Here's his blog: http://www.johnennis.tv/blog/from-the-9-12-million-mani... /

And here are some of the more shocking photos he posted. They are amping up the violent rethoric:















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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:01 PM
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3. I missed the racist ones, where are they?
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:15 PM
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5. It seems like "The Long-Legged Mack Daddy"
would qualify as racist. The others are just hateful. These guys' signs aren't nearly as clever as signs I've seen at antiwar marches.
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:17 PM
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6. I have no idea what that one means.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:18 PM
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7. It usually refers to a black pimp.
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:19 PM
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8. Never knew that.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:26 PM
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13. I heard the expression used
during a trial of a notorious local pimp that I was transcribing. The underage girls who he kept by keeping them high on cocaine all the time universally referred to him as their "mack daddy." I suppose it doesn't necessarily have to apply to an African-American pimp, but could refer to ANY pimp -- and the meaning seems to have expanded out to include any so-called "ladies' man."

In any event, I don't think it's a very flattering epithet, and the intent of the sign-holders seems clear.
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:22 PM
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9. Urban dictionary seems to say it's more of a player then pimp.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:23 PM
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10. From Random House Word of the Day
Or...

What does "MacDaddy" mean anyway?
The expression mack daddy, as it is usually spelled, has a few senses. The earliest one, and the origin, is 'a man who is a successful pimp or violent criminal'.

This use was apparently popularized by an anonymous African-American song of the 1950s or earlier, celebrating (and titled) "The Great MacDaddy," a flashy and successful pimp. This use of MacDaddy as a name is probably from the earlier mack 'a pimp' and daddy, as a form of address in jive talk. The term gained currency in rap music by the late 1980s or so, when it also began to spread in mainstream language.

Mack daddy is also used in some other senses parallel to extended senses of mack. One is 'a good-looking man; a ladies' man; playboy'. Another is 'a person, especially a man, who is influential, intelligent, successful, etc.'. This is a favorite partly because of an example published in a 1995 collection of college slang: "Jane Austen is the mack-daddy of English literature."

Who knew pimp songs could lead to that?

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Fla_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:24 PM
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11. Maybe not all of them
but the one posted in a reply below was a clever play on words. :shrug:
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 08:33 PM
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26. Which reply?
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 07:20 PM
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22. umm.. the lady with the "African" sign to start with... they're all pretty racist. n/t
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 09:16 PM
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24. "African" sign I can't find it.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 07:18 PM
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20. OMG. I'm so angry and sad all at the same time. I'd love to slap those grins off their faces..
How fucking embarrassing for anyone who knows those pieces of shit.. especially the little grandma types with their racist and religiously insane signs. And they act like they're so damn proud. It's one thing for people in a protest to have signs of Bush looking like a clown, or Alfred E. Newman, or Curious George, those are done in fun.

But that shit? OMG??? Religiously insane, racist, communist-phobes, dangerous people. Even at the protests I've attended, anyone who did a Bush/Hitler sign was actually shunned... as going too far overboard. And these ugly white people smiling like they're so clever and patriotic.

This event DID bring out the insane ones.. didn't? THese are the same fuckers that screamed threats and obscenities about Obama during Palin rallies. THIS is what those assholes have created by not ratcheting this down. The RNC and FOX and CNN, and the lobbyists are USING these mentally ill people (i mean this in all sincerity) to push their own agenda. If if something happens to our President because of it, they'll just shrug.. or point fingers that they're not responsible for anyone ill enough to follow through.

Please.. remind me why I don't hate America right now....
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:10 PM
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4. More...
Edited on Sat Sep-12-09 06:10 PM by Julius Civitatus
More death talk from the tebaggers...


Calling Obama a Muslim and Marxist...


Teabaggers calling for a coup...





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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:28 PM
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14. It must have been too hot for the white sheets. nt
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:25 PM
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12. Glenn Beck must be proud.
Edited on Sat Sep-12-09 06:25 PM by LAGC
After all, its HIS movement. He owns it.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:29 PM
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15. doesn't surprise me.
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Julius Civitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:30 PM
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16. Even more racist and violent signs here...
Edited on Sat Sep-12-09 06:40 PM by Julius Civitatus
Am I the only one DISTURBED at how they are increasing the violent rhetoric?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42406957@N04/sets/72157622...

Sample here:


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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 06:41 PM
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17. Really, though....most of those people look more pathetic than dangerous
just look at all the white guys dressed up to look like Native Americans....talk about irony....

I want to punch that stupid-looking cunt with the Lyin African sign...right in her false fucking teeth
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jeffbr Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 07:25 PM
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23. She's not a
stupid-looking cunt. She's a stupid-looking cunt on Medicare - that evil socialist program.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 07:02 PM
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18. Oy, the crucified Lady Liberty one
And the "Abort Obama" shirt. wtf?

I'll admit the one that says "debt is the slavery of the free" is one I find vaguely appealing. Of course, the woman holding it should have been doing so since 2001.

Anotehr "WTF" one is the one asking for his smallpox vaccination. Do I even want to know the story behind that?

The one claiming Obama's "trafficking in prostitation" is my favorite, I think.
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Hasnt Happened Yet Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-12-09 07:09 PM
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19. No, and all of this started this summer at the McCain/Palin rallies..
the republican right is playing with fire by stoking all of this. It's only a matter of time before one of these lunatics takes it a step further. Things will get very ugly in this country.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 07:27 AM
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25. Ah, c'mon now!!! Those signs aren't racist!!!
If you overreact to every little thing then people will ignore you when REAL RACISM happens! ;-) :rofl:
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