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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:01 AM
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Racist RWers Talk About Obama's "Banana Republic" Because We All Know What Monkeys Like To Eat
Have you caught that little bit of racism? Obama = Banana Republic = Monkeys eat bananas = Obama is a monkey.

Never believe for a second that they don't choose their terminology carefully, especially when they're sending a message to the racists who support them.
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That Is Quite Enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:11 AM
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1. Uh, isn't Banana Republic a term for shitty, junta-ruled South American countries?
Edited on Mon Apr-27-09 12:13 AM by That Is Quite Enough
Or am I missing something from the Republican usage of the term that would imply that it's being used in a bigoted fashion towards Obama?

EDIT: FYI, I haven't heard anyone using this term in relation to Obama, so if you could point me towards whoever's been spewing this, it'd be appreciated.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:15 AM
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3. Yes - isn't it cute how cleverly the pivoted the term to express their racism?
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That Is Quite Enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:16 AM
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4. I guess. Associating Obama with military dictatorships is a fetish of theirs, it seems.
Edited on Mon Apr-27-09 12:17 AM by That Is Quite Enough
It pisses me off though, because of just how ignorant they are about what ACTUAL dictatorships are like.

If they think a Democratic administration is torture, an actual totalitarian system would blow their minds.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:30 AM
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8. All the RW outlets were using this on Friday.
And, btw, most of the juntas in South America only existed because of the US government. There is nothing inherently undemocratic or shitty about South America. Thanks!
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Petrushka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:30 AM
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9. Banana Republic?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:14 AM
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2. (shrug) That along with a brazillion other cute pieces of racism.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:19 AM
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5. I think that might be a stretch.
I'll admit it's a ridiculous comparison, but my guess is they are just throwing meaningless politican terms against the wall and hoping something sticks.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:22 AM
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6. Actually not. They pay people to think of this.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:31 AM
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10. Yep. When you hear more than three of their spewers using the same figure
Edited on Mon Apr-27-09 12:32 AM by EFerrari
they bought it and spread it around.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:56 AM
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14. Undoubtedly they devised it and distributed it.
However, I think it's designed to give the common image of a banana republic--that is to say, a petty dictatorship, with a self-aggrandizing leader mismanaging a shaky and poorly built state-centered economy. Those are the images they have been pushing as regards Obama's Presidency, after all.

I highly, highly doubt the term was chosen with the intent that viewers would play six-degrees-of-stream-of-consciousness with one of the words in the phrase.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:28 AM
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7. How many DUers called Bush "the Chimp" for 8 years?
So I don't think we should go there. . .
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:31 AM
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11. Different context.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:48 AM
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12. In this case, I don't think the context matters. We're on shaky ground. n/t
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 02:35 AM
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15. The context always matters. n/t
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 02:42 AM
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16. We're stuck with the fact that we used a similar term on Bush for years.
The distinction would be lost for too many people.
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:18 AM
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17. Yeah, Bush really did look like a chimp
And he wasn't black, either, so it wasn't a racist thing. Just a commentary on his looks and his mental capacity.

I'm still pinching myself - Bush is really gone!!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 09:11 AM
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18. Welcome to DU, lbrtbell.
:hi:
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:50 PM
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22. Well-reasoned.
^
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:55 PM
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24. But due to bush's Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, he actually DID resemble a chimp
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 01:51 AM
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13. That isn't racism. "Banana republic" is a pre-existing term that is commonly used,
and the etymology has nothing to do with monkeys, but rather is a reference to the one-dimensional, single-cash-crop economy common to the unstable, small, corrupt nations covered by the term.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 09:13 AM
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19. Oh, honey, the only banana republic is the one they've been making us live in for too long.
Edited on Mon Apr-27-09 09:16 AM by originalpckelly
But what do you expect from a bunch of fucking monkeys?
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:49 PM
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21. Perhaps righties condemn...
impunity for torturers and others who commit crimes against humanity -- a prime feature of banana republics. If so, I agree with them wholeheartedly.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:53 PM
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23. That's OK
Edited on Mon Apr-27-09 05:55 PM by malaise
only 21% of Americans are willing to call themselves Rushicans.
More acknowledge UFOs than the GOP. Now pass me a banana. :rofl:

sp. change word
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:57 PM
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25. They know the number one feature of Banana Republics is THEY ALL TORTURE
but give me a break--they would think Banana and Monkey, wouldn't they? They are all a bunch of shameless, torture loving traitors.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 05:59 PM
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26. There might be something there
But the Repukes just gave a Banana Republic and they always accuse us for things they do, so this is right up their alley.
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