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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:05 AM

Kansas tea party illustration draws racism claims

HUTCHINSON, Kan. | A tea party group in Kansas says its depiction of President Barack Obama as a skunk is satire, not racism as the leader of a civil rights group alleges.

Hutchinson-based Patriot Freedom Alliance says on its website that like the president, the skunk is half black, half white, and almost everything it does stinks.

Local NAACP president Darrell Pope sees no humor in the depiction, which he calls a blatant statement of racism.

Local tea party supporter Chuck Sankey says former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been the target of worse insults than what's on the website



Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/11/3314889/kansas-tea-party-illustration.html#ixzz1gIHCskEo

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Reply Kansas tea party illustration draws racism claims (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Dec 2011 OP
SoapBox Dec 2011 #1
Fridays Child Dec 2011 #2
DallasNE Dec 2011 #3
disndat Dec 2011 #16
AsahinaKimi Dec 2011 #4
Quantess Dec 2011 #5
DissedByBush Dec 2011 #40
SemperEadem Dec 2011 #6
ScottLand Dec 2011 #7
Magoo48 Dec 2011 #8
Control-Z Dec 2011 #24
madrchsod Dec 2011 #9
Cigar11 Dec 2011 #10
mikekohr Dec 2011 #11
AlbertCat Dec 2011 #19
Blue_Tires Dec 2011 #27
Botany Dec 2011 #12
CAR1999 Dec 2011 #22
Islandlife Dec 2011 #13
AlbertCat Dec 2011 #25
Jakes Progress Dec 2011 #14
krucial Dec 2011 #15
Cigar11 Dec 2011 #17
classof56 Dec 2011 #18
AlbertCat Dec 2011 #20
Post removed Dec 2011 #21
rexcat Dec 2011 #23
Cigar11 Dec 2011 #26
Seedersandleechers Dec 2011 #32
separationcs Dec 2011 #28
Little Star Dec 2011 #29
Worried senior Dec 2011 #30
Little Star Dec 2011 #31
DissedByBush Dec 2011 #36
Still Blue in PDX Dec 2011 #33
surrealAmerican Dec 2011 #34
muntrv Dec 2011 #35
secondvariety Dec 2011 #37
MMJjestic Dec 2011 #38
47of74 Dec 2011 #39
eyewall Dec 2011 #41
Generic Other Dec 2011 #42
radhika Dec 2011 #43

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:31 AM

1. Slimey...

A-Typical crap from a T.Bagger group.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:39 AM

2. That's right, Chuckie! Bagger cognitive processing occurs at about the second grade level, I see.

No disrespect of second graders intended, by the way.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:03 AM

3. Besides Being Racist

It is neither funny nor clever. And it has nothing to do with Palin -- who did have some rotten things said about her by some obscure bloggers here and there. This Tea Party group, however, controls the Republican agenda. Think not, ask Bob Bennett of Utah, so there is a world of difference.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:47 PM

16. Great Point!

Obama made a great point last night when asked why his leadership ihas been so lacking, he said that the Republicans were actually for all the bills he sent through Congress, except that his bills had his name on them.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:54 AM

4. Which goes to prove..

That Tea baggers and Republicans do not get how humor works.... When the best they have is Dennis Miller, one has to just shake their head and admit..it takes intelligence to create good humor, and they don't have an ounce of it.


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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:35 AM

5. Aww give them a little credit.

They came up with something other than an oreo cookie. But yes, it's pretty racist.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 09:40 AM

40. Oreo is what liberals called Herman Cain

 

It was a sad time. Herman Cain had so many concrete things that could be used against him without resorting to racism.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:43 AM

6. Ha ha... now try this funny>>> The Enemies of America--TEA, ha ha!! Funny, isn't it? Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

0__o

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:53 AM

7. Funnier is that the party that tried to oust Clinton on moral grounds

is now courting Newt Gingrich.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:55 AM

8. Sadly, many bigots have no self awareness at all. They really don't know they're offensive.

Of course, others know they are nasty and wallow in their own filth.

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Response to Magoo48 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:47 PM

24. Swear, I thought your post read "maggots"

maggots have no self awareness at all. They really don't know they're offensive.

No real difference though, is there?

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:08 AM

9. when ever this shit oozes up to the surface i think of this...



and this





racism never dies

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:36 AM

10. Im really Amazed that anyone is surprised by this.

The longer Barack Obama is President, the more overt these types of comments will become. Im more surprised its take this long, because Im really expecting racist to just come out and say what they really want to say in public. The N-word in a public forum is just a matter of time, and dont be surprised when you hear what has already been said behind closed doors for centuries.

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Response to Cigar11 (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:50 AM

11. The SPLC was tracking 149 hate groups when President Obama was elected, the number has grown to 824.

When the President is re-elected in 2012 expect the worst from these knuckle dragging troglydites.

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Response to Cigar11 (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:22 PM

19. The longer Barack Obama is President, the more overt these types of comments will become.

 

It started right out of the gate!

He was Prez for only days and hadn't enacted anything and they were already carrying guns to rallies and had depictions of water mellons in front of the White House and a bone in Obama's nose. Hell they were complaining he wasn't even an American at the inauguration and hadn't done ANYTHING yet, but be (1/2)black.


And, just a minor point.... Sarah Palin is not PRESIDENT of the country these people are citizens of. She's an opportunist TV personality. Who cares what anyone says about her? She means nothing.

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Response to Cigar11 (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:09 PM

27. +1

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:14 PM

12. Well they look like "good people"



I wonder if they could get anymore American flags into the picture?

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Response to Botany (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:22 PM

22. Lapel Pins

 

Better to have a lot of flags than to say the pledge with the wrong hand on your chest and an upside-down USA flag lapel pin.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:27 PM

13. ? I don't see it. Which race?

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Response to Islandlife (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:06 PM

25. Which race?

 

Mixed.... not "pure"


Now do you "see it"?

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:37 PM

14. Chuck Sankey is an asshole. Guess what he smells like.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:44 PM

15. Funny

 

The fact is the people that call themself Tea partiers,Birthers,Republican,,Christian conservative or tjhose on the right,seems a lot worse than the"Good ol boys" of the pre civil rights Jim Crow days.
I think it was good that Obama ran and won the election,because it brought out the worse slime in america that has been hiding under the surface for decades,what also s does it helps progressive Americans and the world,to see how much farther America has to go towards being a more tolerant,non racist democracy, as they claim to be to the world.
And on the other hand,with the Gestapo Type treatment and abuse of the OWS protesters,shows that America is NOT free as it claims to be in the world,and is moving towards the same kind of repressive sytem like the Tyranical despots we supported,in Egypt,Yemen,and other states to brutalize and oppress their own people,who we now see being kicked out and brought to justice in the middle east by their people fed up with the corruption and tyranny,and oppression

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Response to krucial (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:04 PM

17. I agree the more people like this is shown in the light of day, the better.


So the next time a Herman Cain like character asks why Black People always vote Democratic, it wont look like they are brainwashed into do so; it will be just common sense.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 01:06 PM

18. Did they paint Herman Cain with a similar brush?

Or use similar vitriol about him? Nah, I didn't think so, because he was as stupid and uninformed as they are and said what they wanted to hear.

A pox on all of them. Oh, and as others have mentioned, they don't have a clue what satire is.

Ugly pieces of work, those "patriots".

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Response to classof56 (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 02:29 PM

20. Did they paint Herman Cain with a similar brush?

 

A black, alley tom-cat? Perhaps?

Nothin' wrong there, right?

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Response to Post removed (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:29 PM

23. So let me get this straight...

you don't have a problem with overt racist remarks?

And as far as Bush* goes he deserved everything that was said against him here on DU. He trashed the economy of this country, started a war with Iraq that was not necessary based on lies. And for the record I don't recall ever seeing a racist remark about Bush* on DU.

Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Post removed (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:08 PM

26. Good Question;

heres an idea; the next time youre in Chicago, go to 35th and King Drive and just shout out your Freedom of Speech.

Please pretty please.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:47 PM

32. Great profile for a DU member

"Just checking to see what kind off senseless nonsense I can find here"

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:44 PM

28. TeaBaggers will not be happy

until they can run through the streets, furiously masturbating while screaming "ni**er"!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:52 PM

29. Friggin Racists!

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Response to Little Star (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:24 PM

30. Unfortunately, I know people who would think

this is extremely funny.

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Response to Worried senior (Reply #30)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 06:13 PM

31. Pretty sad isn't it? n/t

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Response to Worried senior (Reply #30)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 09:46 PM

36. It is funny

 

Well, mildly at least. It's not imaginative enough to be extremely funny.

I have a very high tolerance with jokes. Go ahead, tell a joke directed at whites, men, atheists, Americans and geeks (all of which describe me), and I'll laugh if it's any good. I'm a bit overweight, so go ahead and make a fat joke if you'd like, I don't care. My ancestry includes Irish, American Indian and German, so those jokes are fair game too. Try as hard as you want, you can't offend me with a joke.

I go with the idea of the South Park creators -- if you draw a line with humor, then you're a hypocrite.

I'd be a hypocrite if I could laugh at a good Pope joke and be offended by atheist jokes.

If we restrict ourselves by everybody's lines, then humor dies because every joke is bound to offend some overly-sensitive clod lacking a sense of humor.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 07:33 PM

33. This was a nice opportunity to test the "ignore" button. It didn't work.

Other than that, I have nothing to add to this conversation.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 07:37 PM

34. Just because it's satire doesn't mean it isn't racist.

This does appear to be both.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:30 PM

37. "Sarah Palin has been the target of worse insults..."

Deservedly so.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 10:56 PM

38. I think the greatest revenge, will be seeing President Obama re-elected

And watch bigot heads explode!

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Response to MMJjestic (Reply #38)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:59 PM

39. And I hope then the President takes the gloves off, as it were

No matter what happens in Congress.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:58 AM

41. This is why Herman Cain

was never a real candidate. The republicans would never run a black man in a presidential race, he was just there to draw some black voters and give them bragging rights for being unprejudiced. They quite effectively coddle racist votes.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:16 PM

42. It's crap like this that really shows what the other side is like

They can't resist spreading this sort of message because it is all they have. It's sad.

I know I made nasty comments about Bush repeatedly during his time in office, but I was reacting to his very real evil policies, not simply picking on him because of his race, creed, or color.

This stuff makes me sick but also should embarrass us all because we know it is not even hidden in the larger communities we are all members of anymore. It is just so much more open since Obama was elected. Indicative of Americans race problems. They have never really gone away. Just swept into the river of denial.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 02:23 PM

43. Riddle for Tea Baggers....

What is corporate-produced, washed-out and ready for the compost heap?

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