Skip to comments.No, You're the Racist, or Blogging About Obama Phones
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...
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The writer just called Moochelle fat.
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.
I get the feeling she's full of crap and most likely an attention whore.
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.
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...
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?
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.
Funny how this dumb broad whines about “racial stereotypes” in the face of one such stereotype proving itself before one’s eyes!
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.
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!"
For these people, the mere fact that the Republicans have a candidate for the presidency against Obama is proof of racism.
Butthurt lib writes how libs need to stop acting butthurt, and keep accusing conservatives of racism. +1 for Atwater reference.
"Keep Obama in president. You know. He
give you a free phone. You on disability
and welfare and stuff..."
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.
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