That's "Joe the puppy," who was taken to an Obama rally recently and licked Obama's cheek. McCain says that Obama would take some of "Joe the puppy's" puppy chow -- a portion of the amount left over after Joe was finished eating -- and redistribute it to puppies without any food. According to McCain, that makes Obama a socialist. McCain doesn't tell us that in doing so Obama would merely be repealing the tax break for rich puppies. McCain forgets that he voted against this very tax break when it was originally proposed. Despite this contradiction, "Joe the puppy" becomes so popular that Palin introduces us to "Ed the kitty," who is from a pro-America section of the country and who. Palin says that the embarassingly cute "Ed the kitty" would become another victim of Obama's unpatriotic unAmerican terrorist socialist policies.
There is a big difference between blatant racism and simply disagreeing with someones ideas. The "Obama Bucks", is an obvious racist depiction. Putting a noose on a effigy of Obama with a star of David (I thought he was supposed to be muslim not a jew...but whatever). Those among other things are racist stereotypes if you know anything about the history of racism in America. I guess it is all rather "traditional". The Star of David on it did surprise me though.It's really quite simple. If someone disagrees with Obama or doesn't support Obama, they're racist, at least in the liberal viewpoint. If Obama loses the election, it will also be because of race/racism NOT because of his substance or positions.
Did you know that calling him a socialist is also ignorant and shows the person using the term doesn't know what socialism really is? Or at the very least the person is trying to scare you? Read a few books on general political philosophy before you swallow anybody's lines like that. A politicians "definition" is especially perilous to trust in. If you read some books you can decide for yourself whether they're BSing you or not. McCain himself actually advocated the same higher taxes for the rich back in 2000 at a town hall type Q & A at a high school. When a girl asked why her dad, a doctor has to pay more in taxes than poor kids parents. He said the words "Well, I think the rich can afford to pay a little more." Now 8 years later when Obama's saying the same thing, it's "socialist".Did you guys know that it's an old code word for black to call someone a socialist?
Why would a black man have similar viewpoints to McCain? I don't know any blacks who think civil rights or the later observance of MLK day is a "waste of time and money" until it became politically inconvenient to believe that. Let me tell you, black people I work with don't forget who voted against MLK day.Just for the record, if there was a Black Republican running in the primaries last year, that had similar viewpoints to McCain, I would have picked him over McCain.
He doesn't fit YOUR mold, apparently about half of the people feel differently than you. What does that tell you about the people who think differently than you? Are we commies, just stupid and can't see the "truth" or are we just plain unamerican? Do I have to move because I don't have the same views as you? (sorry rattler I just couldn't help myself)I understand why loads of people are excited about Obama, from a historical perspective. I too would love to put a minority in the White house and make history, if their positions and views matched with mine. OBAMA DOES NOT FIT THE MOLD.
What race are you that you could find in yourself the courage to vote for either of those rich white guys?Another thing I don't get about the race argument is if I'm some racist bigot, then why in 2004 did I vote for Bush over Kerry? Both are "White" correct? It's just nonsense.
Sounds to me like you overheard a conversation between some people and not really a soap box announcement from the student body. Racism comes in many forms and it's definitely a regrettable sentiment from anyone but when the things are going on like I mentioned at the top and coming out of the conservatives without any sort of official denouncement to put an end to that sort of nonsense, what sort of reaction do you seriously expect from the people on the receiving end of it? "Did you see that stuffed monkey with the Obama sticker on it? it was soooo cute!" If that's what you're expecting you're going to have to wait a long time...To be honest from my experience I have found racism coming from the other direction. I was in one of the main walkways of my Campus the other day for a bake sale and an Obama supporter (also the President of Student Organizations) was spouting the most ridiculous comments, (paraphrasing here): "I'd gather all the Christians into a room and drown them". "Those white people must be embarrassed of McCain after that debate".
I haven't put an Obama sticker in my rear window of my car for the same reason, there's so many rednecks around here I'd expect to find a burnt cross on the hood when I come out to go to work. This is what happens when people let political and religious ideologies take hold of their consciousness, they get "crazy" and do things they probably would never do if they weren't getting some sort of psychological reward from their peers.Lastly I want to ask why is it that violence related to this Presidential contest stems from Obama supporters? There have been several stories on the news where people with McCain/Palin or NOBAMA bumper stickers/yard signs, have had their car or properties vandalized.
"Politics and religion are the two main causes of self-induced mental illness in the world today." - Dr. Robert Anton Wilson
I'm gonna be so happy in about 2 weeks, irregardless of what happens -_-
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
There was nothing funny there..
hits a little too close to home it would seem.
its easier to ignore the unseemly aspects of ourselves.
I thought it was hilarious too tho
Yeah, swords represents a bitter minority alright, smart people
Since he doesn't buy into a pre-fab ideology his opinion is meaningless (code for "incomprehensible to non-thinking persons")- move along!!
"You don't need a license to drive a sandwich"-Spongebob Squarepants
Now Sarah Palin thinks that as VP she would be in charge of the Senate. Maybe she thinks that as President (in 2012) she would be able to appoint herself to the Supreme Court.