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No, You're the Racist, or Blogging About Obama Phones
The Atlantic ^ | September 28, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve

Posted on 09/30/2012 3:58:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Yesterday we asked "How Racist Is the Obama Phone Video?" It turns out that we didn't just need to explain the degree of the racism, but whether it was racist at all. After rallying around a video of a black woman explaining (incorrectly) that Obama had given her a free cell phone as a sure-fire way of boosting Mitt Romney's campaign ("I could see that video turned into an incredible ad. No voice over needed. Just let it play and at the end, 'I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message.' Landslide."), some folks acted outraged that we would notice that they were trading in horrendous racial stereotypes. While there are plenty of studies investigating the way racial code words are used in political advertising ("inner city," for example), this is not coded. This video, if placed in a Romney ad, would make George H.W. Bush's 1988 Willie Horton ad look subtle by comparison: the other guy is supported by scary black people, vote Republican!

The "Obama Phone" video is not being used by the Romney campaign. So we can't say that it's a racist attempt to get votes in the election. Right now, it sits in the middle ground between "stuff on the Internet" and "serious political issue." But it took one big step toward becoming a serious issue when, on the same day, Rush Limbaugh played it repeatedly on his radio show and the Drudge Report posted it at the top of his page. They'd probably call it humor? Limbaugh finds a lot of things funny about Democrats, like how fat Michelle Obama is. And an Obama voter who seems to be dumb? That's comedy gold...

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: obama; obamaphone; romney; welfare
Talk about reaching...
1 posted on 09/30/2012 3:59:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Limbaugh finds a lot of things funny about Democrats, like how fat Michelle Obama is”

The writer just called Moochelle fat.

2 posted on 09/30/2012 4:04:00 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was ASTOUNDED to read yesterday that the state of Ohio has over 1 million Obamaphones - nearly one for every 7 adults in the state. Under Baraq this program has grown faster than food stamps.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 4:09:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Elspeth Reeve was let go from "New Republic" after given the task of fact-checking her husband's fabricated stories from Iraq.

I get the feeling she's full of crap and most likely an attention whore.

4 posted on 09/30/2012 4:09:13 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The problem is this Black Woman was protesting at a Romney rally and was not someone who was just walking down the street or standing on a corner minding her own business. Apparently she was paid and bused by the SIEU to protest the rally. IMHO she was fair game race be damned.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 4:09:58 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow - the “Obama phone” video has really struck a raw nerve! Who cares how they try to spin it? People will draw their own conclusions...


6 posted on 09/30/2012 4:15:59 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Parley Baer

Even if none of that were the case, someone asking an individual questions and recording the answers with the tacit approval of the interviewee has been a staple of journalism since the beginning of recorded time. How is this case different? Because it embarrasses Dear Leader and his cohorts?


7 posted on 09/30/2012 4:21:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup, had the hag on that video been white, I would have immediately requested that the phone funds be increased.

That’s because I am such a racist.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 4:22:07 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny how this dumb broad whines about “racial stereotypes” in the face of one such stereotype proving itself before one’s eyes!


9 posted on 09/30/2012 4:24:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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The Atlantic is calling that woman a racial stereotype.

That's one of the most racist things I have ever heard. The woman was just being herself and The Atlantic has reduced her to nothing more than a two-dimensional character with no free will or mind of her own. They have invalidated her life as not being authentically human.

10 posted on 09/30/2012 4:26:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Da Coyote
Funny how convoluted the leftist mind is. Because Romney is NOT using this in an ad it's racist?

Pointing it out on youtube is racist?

The fact that it's gone viral is racist?

No jump cuts or selective edits is racist?

I agree with just running the raw feed with no comment and say at the end: PAID for by YOUR tax dollars. "I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message!"

11 posted on 09/30/2012 4:27:54 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"reaching"

For these people, the mere fact that the Republicans have a candidate for the presidency against Obama is proof of racism.

12 posted on 09/30/2012 4:28:32 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I stopped being concerned about some left-winger alleging racism long ago.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Butthurt lib writes how libs need to stop acting butthurt, and keep accusing conservatives of racism. +1 for Atwater reference.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 4:53:51 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: nascarnation
Flash mob rioters will coordinate their actions using these cell phones.
15 posted on 09/30/2012 5:00:28 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In July 2007, after The New Republic published an article by an American soldier in Iraq titled "Shock Troops," allegations of inadequate fact-checking were leveled against the magazine. Critics alleged that the piece contained inconsistent details indicative of fabrication. The identity of the anonymous soldier, Scott Thomas Beauchamp, was revealed. Beauchamp was married to Elspeth Reeve, one of the magazine’s three fact-checkers. As a result of the controversy, the New Republic and the United States Army launched investigations, reaching different conclusions
16 posted on 09/30/2012 5:07:35 PM PDT by Castlebar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I saw this as an opportunity to change peoples minds. I posted a link to the video on Facebook.
17 posted on 09/30/2012 5:33:51 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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"Keep Obama in president. You know. He
give you a free phone. You on disability
and welfare and stuff...
"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O75JX7CiQig

18 posted on 09/30/2012 5:39:09 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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19 posted on 09/30/2012 5:42:52 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
OK, for the um-teen zillionth time I have been addressed as a racist by those who come unarmed to a battle of wits.

We can go there if you like.....I would prefer not to, as it is just not a legitimate line of reasoning. Yet you libtards seem to always want to drag us there.

The bottom line with this woman shouting about an Obama Phone is:

1) she is simply uneducated... from a democRAT run public school in a democRAT run city.

2) she is a welfare collecting POS, who has no concern for anyone but herself.

3) she represents all that is wrong with the welfare state that you democRATs have created. ( bitter, angry, and useless)

4) I wonder now many offspring she has created who are takers...just like her.

5) I would be willing to bet that she has earned less in her entire adult life than I have paid in sales taxes in the last year.

Yet you continue to call me racist for calling you out on your failures.

20 posted on 09/30/2012 5:45:46 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Socialists are embarassed by their unrehearsed black racist supporters. That is because they are not so smart and diverse, afterall. They are snobs.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 5:51:04 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if she can be out protesting why isnt she out looking for a job?

she must be on the welfare or on the foo stam if she got her obama phow


22 posted on 09/30/2012 5:56:55 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Mr. K

Would you hire that individual? Twenty seconds in the interview would be over if I were the HR person or business owner.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 6:04:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: TigersEye
The Atlantic is calling that woman a racial stereotype"""

Obviously they don't view Hardcore Pawn much.

24 posted on 09/30/2012 6:08:37 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Parley Baer
she was paid and bused by the SIEU to protest the rally. IMHO she was fair game race be damned.""""

True that. Notice also there were WHITE herders among them. One came along right after she made spoke and herded her back into line.

About every 5th black protester there was a white herder, I'm sure they were there to keep this from happening.OOPS.

25 posted on 09/30/2012 6:14:32 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: nascarnation

I was ASTOUNDED to read yesterday that the state of Ohio has over 1 million Obamaphones - nearly one for every 7 adults in the state. Under Baraq this program has grown faster than food stamps.


Not surprised.

Every week or two, here in Florida, I get bombarded with mailers trying to “sell” me an ObamaPhone (Assurance Wireless). Not only I make too much...I am not a Democrat....and very light skinned

The way these have been pushed, not surprised 1 million in Ohio have them...and I bet the ratio of ObamaPhone users is higher in other states


26 posted on 09/30/2012 6:20:56 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: annieokie

Stereotypes be hard to control ... wantin’ to think of themselves as actual people and such. lol


27 posted on 09/30/2012 6:21:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

lol. I think they picked them up outside their home base in Detroit at Hardcore Pawn, no offense to the owners of that Pawn shop the Golds.


28 posted on 09/30/2012 6:58:30 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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I’ve never seen the show but I get the picture. ;^)


29 posted on 09/30/2012 7:09:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye
Oh, it's much worse than anything you can picture, it is the true life ghetto, real reality and they vote.

What is troubling is they are proud of themselves, no shame in them.

30 posted on 09/30/2012 7:21:51 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Oh yes, here in Tallahassee we are bombarded with TV ads for “Assurance wireless.” What a crock. You MUST be on disability, unemployment, welfare to even qualify for these ‘free’ phones. And they have the gall to brag about how many free minutes and texting you get! Makes me irate to see these commercials.


31 posted on 09/30/2012 7:32:05 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: nascarnation
Check out the just-released 2012 free Obama Phone model, with pop-up teleprompter and Sandra Fluke emergency contraception pack. 26 Features. No one built it...it just appeared out of thin air.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/NationalMuteButtonDay


32 posted on 09/30/2012 8:06:35 PM PDT by freedom_is_on_the_way
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

33 posted on 10/01/2012 1:28:57 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio

As Caesar might have put it, "Res ipsa loquitur!"

34 posted on 10/01/2012 1:44:26 AM PDT by cynwoody
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