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Obama as witch doctor: Racist or satirical?
CNN ^ | 9/17/09 | Ashley Franz

Posted on 09/17/2009 3:50:11 PM PDT by pissant

Posters portraying President Obama as a witch doctor may be racist, organizers of Tea Party protests say, but they reflect anger about where he is leading the country.

The posters, showing Obama wearing a feather headdress and a bone through his nose, have recently popped up in e-mails, on Web sites and at Tea Party protests.

The image has stoked debate and cast attention on the rallies, which have drawn people Tea Party organizers describe as on the fringe and not representative of the overall movement. Their general viewpoint, leaders say, is that there's been too much federal government intervention, particularly concerning health care and taxes.

The witch doctor imagery is blatantly racist, critics contend.

Others remind that presidents get made fun off all the time, and the election of a black president has only made racially charged political satire more sensitive.

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Racist? It celebrates his Kenyan, Indonesian and Hawaiian heritage...


1 posted on 09/17/2009 3:50:11 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Satire.


2 posted on 09/17/2009 3:51:46 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

And funny at that


3 posted on 09/17/2009 3:52:31 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Sooooo how’s that ACORN coverage coming, CNN?

Breathlessly awaiting you report...any time now.


4 posted on 09/17/2009 3:52:39 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: beaversmom

I guess CNN really wants to declare all out Race War and destroy any sense of civility in our country.


5 posted on 09/17/2009 3:52:59 PM PDT by RC2
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To: pissant

Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla, bing bang
Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla, bing bang...
Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla, bing bang
Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
Walla walla, bing bang


6 posted on 09/17/2009 3:53:50 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pissant

Maybe we could call it “voodoo economics.”


7 posted on 09/17/2009 3:54:17 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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To: pissant
The grand Kleagle says its racist, so its racist.

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8 posted on 09/17/2009 3:54:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: pissant

Just the truth.


9 posted on 09/17/2009 3:54:41 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: cripplecreek

“The grand Kleagle says its racist, so its racist.”

Good job photo-shopping out Sen. Byrd.


10 posted on 09/17/2009 3:55:30 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: pissant
A little known fact is that Barack Obama is a descendent of Kenyan royalty. In Arabic, his first name means "Destroyer of nations." Obama means "He who will forever rule the underworld -- not just in Chicago, the REAL one down there."

He is seen here in native Kenyan garb in a rare shot recently discovered in a White House burn bag that somehow escaped the newly installed White House diesel powered, water-cooled Acme 3000 Super Shredder. It was sent to us by a former White House shredder tender (who wished to remain anonymous -- and hasn't been heard from for over 2 months!).

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And if you are offended by this photo, TOO BAD! Obama is, after all, a disciple of Saul Alinsky who advised his friends in Obama's favorite book, "Rules for Radicals" (subtitled "Dirty Tricks by The Left are Just Good Politics"), that RIDICULE is a potent and effective weapon.

There ya' go!!

11 posted on 09/17/2009 3:55:31 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (.THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES. BE THERE!!)
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To: pissant

It cracked me up.


12 posted on 09/17/2009 3:55:47 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: pissant
Here is a pic from the www.protestwarrior.com website from a leftist protest in San Fransisco circa 2003. nuff said.
13 posted on 09/17/2009 3:55:50 PM PDT by RatsDawg (At least we don't have to worry about riding in Ted Kennedy's car anymore...)
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To: pissant

I should add though, of course I’m not a selectively sensitive hypocritical ninny.


14 posted on 09/17/2009 3:56:36 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: pissant
You know, I've looked at probably hundreds of tea party and march pictures. I'd heard about this one, but this is the first time I've seen it.

It's just soooo widespread and all...

15 posted on 09/17/2009 3:57:09 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: jessduntno

united against Israel
16 posted on 09/17/2009 3:58:25 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: pissant

Since when did native dress become racial?


17 posted on 09/17/2009 3:58:26 PM PDT by Tarpon (The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: Tarpon
Since when did native dress become racial?

Since it isn't HIS native dress.

18 posted on 09/17/2009 4:00:24 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Dianna

You’ve probably seen the San Francisco area protesters featured at Zombietime.com. If anyone is interested in vile and obscene directed at Christians, the right, and President Bush, it’s all catalogued there.


19 posted on 09/17/2009 4:00:28 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: pissant

I see Obama as Attila, not a Witch Doctor. It takes brains to bamboozle the sheeple.


20 posted on 09/17/2009 4:00:44 PM PDT by Misterioso (The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. -- Ayn Rand)
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To: pissant
Most reasonable people would agree that the “Joker” poster is clearly not racist.

Some of the other images on this thread are pushing boundaries. Why rush into the trap that the race baiters have ... well, baited?

21 posted on 09/17/2009 4:00:54 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Wee wee, oh bah mah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang


22 posted on 09/17/2009 4:01:09 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: beaversmom

And www.protestwarrior.com


23 posted on 09/17/2009 4:01:14 PM PDT by RatsDawg (At least we don't have to worry about riding in Ted Kennedy's car anymore...)
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To: pissant


24 posted on 09/17/2009 4:01:42 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Uh, it was a story by CNN, so I posted it. Besides, I frankly don’t give a flying crap what the commies think is racist. Never have, never will.


25 posted on 09/17/2009 4:02:24 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: madison10

Is it Indonesian? Hawaian? He has so many choices.

I know his father’s home town in Kenya is still waiting for their bailout money.

I guess dressing up Bush as Hitler was OK.


26 posted on 09/17/2009 4:04:54 PM PDT by Tarpon (The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: pissant
It's not a question of what the commies think. It's a question of what they can make reasonable independents believe. Some of these other images simply don't help the good guys — and some might actually help the commies.
27 posted on 09/17/2009 4:05:44 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Fresh Wind

Alvin?

Alvin?

ALVINNNNNNNNNNNNN !!!!!!!


28 posted on 09/17/2009 4:05:58 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pissant

In the sign he’s a doctor. That’s complimentary, isn’t it?


29 posted on 09/17/2009 4:07:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: pissant

Racist, probably not. Poor taste, yes.


30 posted on 09/17/2009 4:08:41 PM PDT by Tidbit
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

31 posted on 09/17/2009 4:09:44 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: trisham

I’d take any average witch doctor over the marxist as president.


32 posted on 09/17/2009 4:10:38 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Hey I don’t think the bastardo has the qualifications to be a witch doctor and witch doctors everywhere should be urined off.


33 posted on 09/17/2009 4:11:36 PM PDT by mcshot (My President will be honest, transparent, open and have a legitimate birth certificate.)
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34 posted on 09/17/2009 4:13:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: pissant

They’d do far less harm.


35 posted on 09/17/2009 4:14:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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36 posted on 09/17/2009 4:15:32 PM PDT by RatsDawg (At least we don't have to worry about riding in Ted Kennedy's car anymore...)
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To: trisham

Might even be pro-America


37 posted on 09/17/2009 4:17:02 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Dick Bachert

ROFLMAO!!! This is best picture I have seen of 0bozo!!!!


38 posted on 09/17/2009 4:18:53 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: pissant

My first thought when I saw it was, “By the time 0bama gets rid of all the doctors because they quit, all we will have left are witch doctors.”


39 posted on 09/17/2009 4:20:48 PM PDT by Excellence (Meet your new mother-in-law, the United States Government)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

There’s an earworm I’ll never be rid of! LOL!


40 posted on 09/17/2009 4:23:38 PM PDT by perplyone
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To: pissant

I love the witch doctor posters — saw one guy with two of them, huge posters, at the Los Angeles 9/12 tea party. He separated himself from the crowd and displayed his posters on other side of Wilshire — not sure why but I sure did love seeing them when I walked over there. Maybe he did not want to ‘get lost in the crowd.’

How are these worse than “W” seen as a chimp for 8 YEARS and other similar disrespectful pix and sayings? I say keep it coming — it’s going to be a real bumpy ride!


41 posted on 09/17/2009 4:26:55 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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Both. On the one hand, it is brilliant satire, making the point that Americans would do about as well relying on a witch doctor as on government healthcare.

On the other hand you don’t need to be insane and hearing voices in your head like Dyson, Dowd and the other moonbats to see it as racist.

I’m not comfortable with it and think it is counterproductive to our cause.

Of course, even the most polite and well reasoned objections to Obamacare will be denounced as racist by much of the left and the media, anyway, but we should not give them any ammunition to level legitimate charges of racism.


42 posted on 09/17/2009 4:28:54 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: A_Former_Democrat

OKAY!!


43 posted on 09/17/2009 4:29:18 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: pissant
The witchdoctor image draws attention to the "voodoo" nature of ObamaCare; with which we will be forced to use herbs, potions, chants and amulets to keep us alive until we can get an appointment with a doctor who will just cut off our feet and remove our tonsils and give us a pain pill.

I suppose saying "voodoo" is racist, too, though.

44 posted on 09/17/2009 4:34:38 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO)
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To: pissant

Is this?


45 posted on 09/17/2009 4:42:09 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: perplyone

I’ve had a perpetual earworm problem.

Thing is, I didn’t know what to call it . . . until now.


46 posted on 09/17/2009 4:42:18 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pissant

So? It’s hardly news that the commies get a free pass. That doesn’t mean it makes sense to play into their hands.


47 posted on 09/17/2009 4:42:23 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

You can consider it however you want.


48 posted on 09/17/2009 4:43:22 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

You’ve made the point that I’ve been trying to make here.


49 posted on 09/17/2009 4:44:54 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: pissant

You mean none of his ancestors in Africa were witch-doctors?


50 posted on 09/17/2009 4:52:39 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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