Skip to comments.Who was behind the Sambo smear?
Posted on 09/08/2008 10:21:23 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Over the weekend, I noted the scurrilous claim of a left-wing blogger who reported the hearsay rumor that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called Obama a Sambo and Hillary Clinton a bitch.
Even the nutballs at the Daily Kos deleted a posting about the smear.
But its still out there.
(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...
Personally, I think the more of this absurd crap out there the better. Yes, it’s hard to read or hear about in the moment but the net effect over the next critical period is IMO to turn voters away from the Dems and to reveal the true nature of the extremists on that side.
Could this be the doings of the “Evil Genius” to create a backlash against the wacko dems?
If she did call Hillary Clinton a bitch, she’d be more popular than ever! ;-)
Who are Dick and Sharon Price?
Interesting question, and I’d love for one of our guys to investigate these two.
Is it challenging to rate the WORST of the worst jokes, rumors and smears?
I nominate this one for the Top Five:
Macranger has been tracking down who was behind the original KOS post.
Two members of Barack of Obamas campaign, Dick and Sharon Price, created a post today on their LA Progressive blog that accuses Sarah Palin of using the name Sambo to describe Barack Obama.
Aside from the fact that this constitutes slander, for there is absolutely no evidence - sources, etc, there is more to the story about Dick and Sharon. First, their blog only came into being on 10 March 2008 according to whois records.
This is about the time that several satellite Pro-Obama blogs began to appear around the internet, several of which were found to be funded by the Obama campaign. Most likely this rag is funded by the Obama campaign as well.
Secondly, according to sources they are bona-fide Democrat political operatives that are known for planting such slanderous stories about opposition candidate going back for a while now.
The source called them assassins.
The fact that the story wasnt designed to do anything but get the story into Google search engines tells you much of the type of characters these two are - bottom feeders and just what kind of people support Barack Obama.
UPDATE: To note how bad this lie is, the Daily Kos which linked to it earlier deleted the link.
They made national news with picketing by civil rights advocates and the owner of Curious George licesning demanded that he cease an desist.....
Calling Obama “Sambo” would be over the line but Hillary “bitch”, don't see the problem. Her Thighness has been called worse.......
Of course, this is all a waste of time since the original story is false.....well, at least regarding Obama.....
I'm pretty sure it was Sarah Palin... that's what they're saying on DU anyways...
If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.
There was a thread on FR for about 30 seconds.
Didn’t Obama promise to fire anyone on his staff who is part of said rumors? Let’s hold him to his word: Fire Dick and Sharon Price NOW!
I don’t think she is old enough to remember what Sambo was, let alone call someone that.
As for supposedly calling Hillary what she is supposed to... Ya gotta calls ‘em as you sees ‘em.
She called her a whiner at least. It’s a start.
“Personally, I think the more of this absurd crap out there the better..”
Me too. And Obamachev needs to answer for the sexism of his minions.
The wanker on MTV did us a favor disrespecting Pres Bush as well.
Can he fire Michelle? Is she on his staff?
If he’s doing this, who’s operating the hurricane machine?
Sambo was a little boy from India
“Could this be the doings of the Evil Genius to create a backlash against the wacko dems?”
I’ll take it, whether it is or it isn’t!
During a “lull” period in the campaign the hurricane machine was updated with new dual-core uprocs and is capable of multi-tasking.
Exactly, Sambo was an Indian and had Bengal Tigers surrounding him (turned them to butter). It was my favorite book back in 1956. I still recall the back page with the swirling buttered tigers - yummmm.
Jimmy Carter said it.
This sounds like a Dem planted “rumor” to try to harm Gov. Palin. I don’t know Gov. Palin but, from what little I have seen/heard about her, she would not use that type of language.
This kind of stuff isn’t new for leftists, they have a track record of planting false rumors about conservatives.
This legacy of lies and devisiveness belongs solely to the Democrats who have been driving a wedge between conservatives and liberals for the past two decades or more.
I used to work for Sambos. one of the most horribly managed businesses I ever saw. deserved bankrupcy, but not for the name.
I am not going there. What is it about?
Anybody who could likely have been offended by this, was never going to vote Republican anyway, so who cares?
I'd still like one of those shirt's though.
If anyone see's them on the internet ("is that thing still around?", let me know (xxL).
Sambo is Obmas backwards? Kinda like Osama?
Kind of cryptic, no?
I can remember “Little Black Sambo” before people tried to wipe him out. He was the cutest and the smartest, and he could make “tiger butter” out of a tiger.
I would vote for Sambo, if I could find his name on any ballot, but he seems to be gone.
I remember eating at Sambo’s as a kid. I loved the story and never drew any racial connotations from it. I also named my current dog Sambo as a slap at political correctness.
Were it not for something like this, we would have an Allen/Palin ticket.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.