Skip to comments.This picture perfectly captures significance of today's anniversary (Obama on Parks' bus)
Posted on 12/01/2012 2:42:18 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
Today is the anniversary of Rosa Parks refusal to sit in the back of the bus in Montgomery, Ala. And this photograph of President Obama sitting on that exact same bus 57 years later is a poignant reminder of just how much America has changed in half a century.
(Excerpt) Read more at now.msn.com ...
“Taxpayers to the BACK of the bus!!”
Yeah perfect, he doesn’t know where to get off.
He’s just one sick ba.....
I think Freepers could come up with some better captions.
Rosa Parks represents individual initiative and responsibility and ethical behavior without the need for the support of big government.
Barack Obama represents collective dependence and lack of accountability and the waiving of ethics in favor of ideology that creates government dependency.
“Driver, take me to the golf course.”
>>a poignant reminder of just how much America has changed in half a century.
Yeah. Rosa Parks was on her way home from WORK. She fed her own family. She had the pride of a person who worked hard and paid her own way through life. Obama and generations of leftist politicians like him have destroyed the black people of America, a nation where real racism is so rare that we have to resort to hearing “code words” and “dog whistles” to find it.
“They’re not buying the basketball thing anymore, maybe this’ll keep ‘em snowed.”
Half white, half Kenyan: “I’ll take the middle of the bus with a window seat.”
This guy is the king of race baiters. Exactly what point does he think he is making, sitting in that bus.
I’m no supporter of Obama, but I can appreciate the history made when people who had to sit in the back of the bus 57 years ago have watched one of their own become President.
Dear God....four more years of this lowlife forcing his purple-lipped face into the news every chance he gets, and it hasn’t even officially started yet.
My feelings exactly.
I read that many blacks are actually a little put out with Obama, because their condition as a whole has worsened under him and he seems unconcerned. Of course they voted for him, because they would have voted for any black Dem no matter how badly he was treating them. But they’re not happy.
So this is something he is doing to shore up his base, who appear to be dumb as the day is long and fall for all his publicity stunts.
Obama is NOT “African American” in the sense that this term is meant, he knows it, and the press knows it. But the Dems relied on their ability to create fantasies in the minds of an uneducated base, portraying him as black like them, and now he’s trying to refresh this fantasy in the mind of the black suckers who voted for him.
While Rosa Park’s effort certainly took courage her refusal to give up her seat was planned. She was considered more media palatable than a predecessor who spontaneously did the same months earlier. There were other women in previous years who did similar.
It’s fitting that Obama would honor her rather than these other courageous women who protested independently.
Yes, it was a planned event, but that doesn't mean it didn't take courage. After all, on the same day, there were hundreds of thousands of blacks who went to the back of the bus like they always did, and hundreds of thousands of whites who thought that's the way it should be.
Please reread my first sentence.
RP was carefully selected to perform her act of defiance and part of an orchestrated campaign. Not that that's bad, it just wasn't very spontaneous.
How many takes did to get that facial expression of being pensive just right?
Is there anything this “man” won’t exploit for personal/political gain?
What sacrifices have you made, Barack?
Sitting on a bus as if you’ve suffered hardship in your life?
Right now, the only seat you are occupying is on AF1 on yet another expensive, taxpayer funded vacation when your ass should be sitting in the chair in the Oval Office - you do remember what the Oval Office is, right?
With the impending “financial cliff” getting closer and closer, this is no time for photo ops and vacations - get your ass to work you f****in’ slacker!
You’ve done nothing but campaign, party and vacation for the past 5 years. You are out of excuses, out of people to blame. Fleeing the mainland when the going gets tough. Again?
The Obama voters will finally see what a fraud this “man” is now that he has to work and not campaign for 4 years instead of doing his job. The media can only mask the smell of a rotting fish for so long - at some point, Obama will have to do the job of POTUS, not fly around the country for photo ops and vacations.
It’s time for Mr. “Hope & Change” to go to work and show us all how brilliant he thinks he is.
Unfortunately, 2008 was no time to put an amateur into office, yet that’s what the voters did and now the bill is due. Past due and it’s going to be expensive.
I don’t wish bad on anyone, but I hope that the necessary spending cuts hit Obama voters the hardest so they learn a tough but necessary lesson and that is to vote for substance and not style.
Instead of demonizing intelligent, accomplished people like Sarah Palin, people should be begging her to run for POTUS but sadly, the takers are allergic to her cure for what ails America - hard work, self-accountability, not blaming others for your own misfortunes, etc...
Instead, they welcome people like Obama who instill a “blame others” mentality in them or reinforce it and tell them that they are owed something and that the rich should pay, because after all, rich = evil.
Never mind that Obama managed to get rich being a public servant and will make a fortune after he leaves office - he will continue to speak out against Capitalism and against those evil rich that are carrying this country with the jobs they create and with the taxes they pay.
I bet Obama’s forgotten what the inside of the Oval Office even looks like.
Didn’t he have the arrogance to once say that? “Republicans ride in the back of the bus!”
Who’s under the bus?
Obama is just the “Stall” in the big Democrat pickpocket scheme.
I don’t get it. He supposedly flew to MI for this photo op today? Nothing on the WH schedule about him traveling and haven’t seen anything on the news about it.....
Desparatley seeking icon status.
Fabricated Icon status
Many of Zer0’s Afro-American voter base think they too are part white. They think that their great-great-grandmothers were continuously raped by their white slave masters to produce offspring that would populate their plantation with fresh slaves. Such a fantasy, isn’t it?
And she was victimized by lifelong Democrats.
He’s half white, that’s why he’s sitting about half way to the back.
How about a pic of Obama hard at work in the Oval Office?
Or does such a thing not exist without being staged?
“I dont get it. He supposedly flew to MI for this photo op today? Nothing on the WH schedule about him traveling and havent seen anything on the news about it.....”
That’s because this is not a current picture. I know I’ve seen it before. Researching.
The REST of the story about Obama and buses and photo oops...
President Obama has Tour Buses Flown to Stump Speeches
RedState ^ | Monday, August 29th, 2011 | Ben Howe
Yep. He was campaigning back in April when this was snapped. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/obama-sits-reflects-on-rosa-parks-bus/
In fairness, MSN article does not state that he was commemorating the event today. The dingbat readers of this publication are left to make that assumption I guess.
He’s just like a pimp, another street hustler trying to make
“the community” forget that slavery ever ended so his can mistreat them, abuse them, make them work for him, and never even think about giving him any backtalk.
symbolism over substance
Everything that goes through their heads is a fantasy, promoted by a combination of wierd PC history and the media.
Yes, he’s an elite product of expensive schools and a very comfortable upbringing. He has to fake his street cred with the homies, and they lap it right up.
I think that’s why I have a lingering sadness about the election. I feel like I’ve been torn out of the country I’ve known for all my life and dropped into one that’s totally alien.
I wish he was looking at a train coming down the tracks he was parked on.
“Rosa Parks represents individual initiative and responsibility and ethical behavior without the need for the support of big government.”
What most folks don’t know is that Rosa Parks did not spontaneously choose that seat on the bus of her own free will. She was chosen and carefully groomed by others for that “moment” in history.
To read the _real_ story about Ms. Parks, you need to do this:
- Open a google search page, then enter this text:
“a curious state of madness descended on the country on October 24”
She was about as bona fide as that guy sitting in the bus at the beginning of this thread.
Photo reminds me of the pictures of BillyJeff at Normandy back in 1994. Making a cross of rocks he âfoundâ on the beach. All set up and staged for the idiot voters. Of which this nation has millions and millions. If the founders were alive today, they would be spinning in their graves. (that’s a pun for you literalist out there)
Which is why it is so fitting that a made for TV president honors her.