Category Archives: President Obama

Chairwoman of the Yellowstone County Republicans Exposes Her Racism on Facebook

Jennifer Olsen, chairwoman of the Yellowstone County Republicans and co-founder of the Montana Shrugged Tea Party group, shared an offensive and blatantly racist photo on her Facebook profile… Right after a post about a roast she was cooking in a crock pot. One of her 1000+ friends quickly grabbed a screenshot and it went viral within hours after appearing on a right-wing blog that also thought the picture funny.

Jennifer Olsen Racist Facebook Post

Jennifer Olsen’s Racist Facebook Post

To see the entire screenshot, visit this post on the Montanafesto blog.

Jennifer Olsen quickly deleted the post when the attention started pouring in and now has come out to deny that she posted it. The standard “I was hacked” excuse poured forth. The problem is that Facebook has very sophisticated security these days and a hacker doesn’t get in just to leave the password unchanged and leave her be. Facebook also messages those who use Facebook mobile to make them aware of hacking attempts. The photo was also posted from the mobile phone associated with her Facebook profile. That cannot be hacked without physical control of the phone. It’s time she just admitted her mistake and moved on.

This is just another in a long list of Republican leadership on varying levels showing brazen disrespect for this African-American President. The fact that she’s a Tea Party Republican should surprise no regular reader of this blog.

My plans for a Friday night: Step 1: Post a racist photo making fun of the President. Step 2: Post about my roast and how I hope it tastes as good as it smells. Step 3: delete and deny. Step 4: Prove once again that Republicans are racist.

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Romney Rally Fail: Put the White Back in the White House!

"Put the White Back in the White House" T-Shirt at Romney / Ryan Rally.

“Put the White Back in the White House” T-Shirt at Romney / Ryan Rally.

This Getty Images photo from a Romney / Ryan rally in Lancaster, Ohio on Friday has gotten a lot of attention. I wonder why? This Romney supporter not only felt comfortable enough in this crowd to wear a t-shirt saying “Put the White back in the White House” but he wanted to spike the ball by adding a Romney / Ryan sticker to the top of the message.

A Romney spokesperson commented that the shirt was “reprehensible and has no place in this election.” That being said, the Right-wing Media leaped to Romnney’s rescue claiming that this guy was a Democratic plant and that the photo was taken outside. There is absolutely no evidence of a plant (but what else can you say just weeks before the election) and it was later proven that the photo was indeed taken inside of the event.

This is certainly no surprise, and I’m sure the man got mad props on his wardrobe choice from his fellow Republicans, but what terrible timing. Didn’t anyone tell him that the GOP really wants to downplay the race issue until after election day? Guess it doesn’t matter to this guy. The important thing to him is getting his message out by preaching to his racist choir.

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Texas Republicans Deface Obama Biden Sign… And No One is Suprised

Cassy Zobel's Obama-Biden Sign

Obama-Biden Sign as Printed

The next time a Texas Republican starts going on about “grass roots” campaigns like they believe the Tea Party to be, don’t be fooled. The real grass roots campaign in Texas is the one being pursued by Texas’ vast racist population.

Cassy Zobel, an Obama supporter in McKinney, Texas, recently had the sign she put up covered and then scrawled with racism and profanity. It’s been reported that Cassy told blogger Egberto Willies, “My next door neighbor rang my doorbell this morning and showed me my sign, which he had kindly removed from the ground. We have at least 4 African American families living on this street. I’m so offended, not just because whoever did this is ignorant and misinformed and trespassed and vandalized my sign, but infinitely more for my neighbors who might have driven by and seen it.”

Here are photos from Ms. Zobel’s blog:

Cassy Zobel's Sign: After the Mystery Republican Visited

Cassy Zobel’s Sign: After the Mystery Republican Visited in the “2nd Best Place to Live in America”

Zobel later told RawStory.com that her Obama yard sign was later stolen on Sunday night by a white male in his 40s, who was caught on video.

More and more often, we have to keep learning the same lesson…. Texas Republicans are racists.

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Texas Republican Lynches An Empty Chair

Texas Republican Lynches an Empty Chair

Strung Up! Texas Republican Lynches an Empty Chair.

Yesterday in Texas, the Burnt Orange Report received a photo of an empty chair, representing President Obama in a bizarre Clint Eastwood homage, being lynched in the front yard of a Texas Republican.

The poor chair was lynched in the front yard of an Austin, Texas homeowner and has many on the right asking, “How is that racist?  Chairs have no race!”

The problem, as pointed out by Katherine Haenschen, is that Texas has a long history of very real lynching. From 1885 to 1942, only Mississippi and Georgia had more lynchings and the overwhelming majority of those lynchings were of African-Americans.  He didn’t have to include a winking emoticon to make sure we all get his point.  It’s pretty easy to translate.

When contacted and asked about the chair by Haenschen, the Austin homeowner had this to say: “I don’t really give a damn whether it disturbs you or not. You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you. I don’t give a shit. If you don’t like it, don’t come down my street.” Ahhhhhh, the freedom to choose!  I wonder if all of his neighbors have the same option to avoid his bigoted message.  I believe his comment says all we need to know about the intent and the very audible dog-whistle sent by this… He wants President Obama hanged and has already done so on his front lawn in effigy.

The man is not alone in presenting this message either. This report from Blue Virginia shows another empty chair lynching in that state.

Check out the entire story here from the Daily KOS and add two more to the ever growing list of Republicans that are racist.

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Anti-Obama Billboards in Hanson, Massachusetts: Racism or Just Bad Taste?

Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing it's idiot.

Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing it’s idiot.

I get it. If my candidate was an empty suit with hundreds of millions of dollars who didn’t give two craps about people like me that make under $100k per year, I’d be pretty frustrated too. That’s why these signs don’t surprise me in the least. At the RNC, we saw a similar theme. It wasn’t a Convention that was buzzing with excitement for their candidate… It was one boiling with hatred for the President.

These billboards, which have been put up on the small town of Hanson, Massachusetts, aren’t put there to cheer for Mitt Romney. They were put there to further smear the President and continue to try to make him “not one of us.” The first one, “Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing it’s idiot,” is an old re-tread from the early days of the Tea Party. We’ve seen it before. The second adds a twist.

Thanks, Obama!  Here's my middle finger.

Thanks, Obama! Here’s my middle finger.

This second billboard adds completely imaginary statistics (35 years of paychecks???) and a young girl giving the finger to an invisible Obama… Or to passing motorists depending on whether or not you have time to read it. Eric Folsom, a parent from a nearby town, said that the sign puts him in a tough spot with his 6 year old daughter.

“If she saw that, she’d say ‘Why is that little girl doing that? What does that mean?’” he said. “How do I explain that?”

Both signs were put up by local motorcycle shop owner Robert Sullivan.  For more info, go check out Enterprise News and HuffPo.

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Martin Dyckman: Reading the polls: The weight of race | StAugustine.com

Over the weekend, Martin Dyckman (formerly of the St. Petersburg Times) wrote an article on StAugustine.com that won’t be received well in Florida. In this article, he discusses the weight of the “race card” in the 2012 elections.  As a Florida native who spent over 30 years living in the state, I know it’s bigoted underbelly (read: the Panhandle.)  Here are some snippets:

Another reason is the opposition’s relentless campaign to demonize not only Obama’s record but his personhood and even his Americanism. The birth certificate nonsense is an example of that. So is the widespread belief among senior citizens that Obamacare is a threat to Medicare rather than an element essential to its survival. Paul Ryan’s budget contemplated the same $716 billion in reduced payments to hospitals and insurance companies, but you won’t hear that from the Obama haters.

And he touches upon the outright and provable lie being told in Romney ads about the President supposedly removing the work requirement from welfare.

The Republican ads falsely accusing Obama of waiving welfare’s work requirement are unsubtle appeals to the residual racism that some racists won’t admit even to themselves.

Click the link below to check it out.  My Republican readers will want to spam the comments with accusations the author’s own racism and his “librul media” race baiting tactics…  But the rest of you, reasonable readers, will clearly see the point that more and more Americans wake up to every single day…  Republicans are racists.

Martin Dyckman: Reading the polls: The weight of race | StAugustine.com.

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The Republican Twitterverse’s Racist Response to President Obama’s DNC Speech

Tweet by Leslie Bennett (Proud to be an American and Christian - Nashville, Tennessee)

Tweet by Leslie Bennett (Proud to be an American and Christian – Nashville, Tennessee)

Twitter, since it’s creation, has always been a unique window to peek in at the demons living inside of people’s heads. President Obama’s rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC was just another opportunity for the crazies to let loose their racist tongues and rain ignorance upon the rest of us.

The speech actually set a political record for Twitter with people tweeting at an amazing 52,757 tweets per minute.  As you can imagine, a disturbing amount of those tweets weren’t exactly a discussion of policy.  Many quickly broke down into straight up, unadulterated racism.

Tweet by Leslie Bennett (@kAiT_B_tAyLoR)

Tweet by Leslie Bennett (@kAiT_B_tAyLoR)

What’s sad is that the twitter users that seemed to offend the most also claim to be Christian and many Republican. Make sure to stop by their Twitter pages and say howdy. I know most of my readers here are Republicans and I’m sure these people could use some new followers.

For the Complex.com list of the top award winners, click here!

Tweet by Henry Berger (@Hankthetank15)

Tweet by Henry Berger (@Hankthetank15)

Tweet by Laura (@damnbeaner)

Tweet by Laura (@damnbeaner)

Sorry to post such vulgarity but I just can’t help it… Twitter Republicans are the most vocal Racists of all.

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Don’t Re-Nig in 2012: Dogwhistles are for Sissies

Don’t Re-Nig in 2012

Don’t Re-Nig in 2012

Republicans keep stooping to new lows and the racism becomes more and more blatant as the election arrives. This bumpersticker, sold by Stumpy’s Stickers, is just the latest in an ever-growing library of offensive attacks on the President of the United States by so-called patriots on the right.

If you think this kind of thing is okay to say about the elected leader of the country you supposedly love, then you are another example of how today’s Republicans are racists.

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President Obama is not Eligible to be President – Because He’s Black

Sometimes the depth of Republican Racism surprises even me. It’s one thing for Federal Judges to forward racist emails, for various TV personalities to blow their dogwhistles, and for tea party protestors to have their racist signs… But surely Republicans wouldn’t put their racism right out there in the Federal record! Wrong.

Gordon Warren Epperly, America’s newest racist of record, has filed a lawsuit in Alaska to bar President Obama from being on the ballot. His reason? Get this…

Epperly maintains that when the Constituion was written, black and “mulatto” citizens did not have the right to vote or hold office. True. He then says that the civil rights movement only gave these minorities “Civil Rights” but not “Political Rights.” That means that he thinks minorities should be able to vote but they are Constitutionally forbidden to hold public office. Take a few minutes to read the lawsuit and see for yourself.

He also goes back to the birther nonsense but his “Constitutional” argument is a new one… And fantastically racist. Since the Founding Father’s owned slaves and the use of slavery was widely practiced when the Constitution was written does that mean that not having slaves is un-Constitutional? Did President Lincoln “free” the slaves or did he just grant them walking-around-without-chains rights?

This just proves that Alaska is the Texas of the arctic circle and that Republicans are legally documented racists.

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“Go To Hell, Barack!”

Go to Hell, Barack!

The party that claims to be so patriotic that they bleed red, white and blue has one small problem… They hate having a black President far more than they love America.

In 2003, when President G.W. Bush (whom I still have the respect to call by the title his former office deserves) visited my former home town, I was placed in a fenced in cage (“free speech zone”) outside of the auditorium that the President was speaking in just because I opposed the war in Iraq. It was viewed as un-American to ever disagree with (or, even worse, disrespect) the President. I stood in the cage and I held my sign. I disagreed with President Bush but I still respected his office as the leader of my country.

The right-wing of today cannot have such honor. President Obama isn’t like us. He’s different. He’s evil. He’s black. If I had ran an add in a public location like the one above (which is currently posted in the Washington D.C. Metro) about President Bush, I would have been turned down and possibly arrested.

In 2012, respect for the American President is no longer required, the truth is subjective and Republicans are still racist.

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