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(Media Matters)   Today's Manufauctured Conservative Outrage is *spins wheel* Obama installs a Norman Rockwell painting in the White House   (mediamatters.org) divider line 224
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2011-09-02 03:00:15 PM
Not surprising that Obama would choose one of his paintings, in light of Norman "Fellow Traveler" Rockwell's radical anti-Americanism.
 
2011-09-02 03:01:00 PM
Choosing to present such an explosive representation of prejudice toward blacks outside the office of an American president is on par with the message Muslim Americans might get if Obama displayed a painting of September 11th hijacker-pilot Mohammed Atta preparing to crash into the World Trade Towers.

Of all the derpiest derp these derpers have derped...
 
2011-09-02 03:01:36 PM
Tea Party: "The N-word is in that painting! That is OUR word! You have no right using it!"
 
2011-09-02 03:03:40 PM
*sigh*

Was the painting tilted a bit to the left? Is this the greatest threat america has ever faced? Do the conservatives promise that, with the help of god, they will put it to rights?

/numb to the outrage
//anyone else think conservatives sound like Pamela Purse sometimes?
 
2011-09-02 03:05:45 PM
Never heard of DeAngelis, but sounds like he needs something to do. Talk about a stretch. If you are that desperate for attention, tryout for DWTS.
 
2011-09-02 03:07:11 PM
Pretty sure this was the outrage from a few weeks ago.
 
2011-09-02 03:07:33 PM
He also had the NERVE to show it to the lady who is actually portrayed in the painting! How racist!
 
2011-09-02 03:13:55 PM
The President's taste in artwork indicates that America's "post-racial president" may be secretly nursing a deep-seated wound.

Know how I know you don't understand racism?
 
2011-09-02 03:15:59 PM

poonesfarm: Choosing to present such an explosive representation of prejudice toward blacks outside the office of an American president is on par with the message Muslim Americans might get if Obama displayed a painting of September 11th hijacker-pilot Mohammed Atta preparing to crash into the World Trade Towers.

Of all the derpiest derp these derpers have derped...


That ... comparison doesn't even make sense.
 
2011-09-02 03:16:29 PM
WE GET IT HES BLACK
 
2011-09-02 03:17:10 PM

FishyFred: The President's taste in artwork indicates that America's "post-racial president" may be secretly nursing a deep-seated wound.

Know how I know you don't understand racism?


The only way they know ho to deal with racism is to A) Ignore it in public so that they can B) Support it privately. When we examine our past and try to understand the root of racism it kind of runis that for them.
 
2011-09-02 03:17:33 PM

imapirate: WE GET IT HES BLACK


A black sheriff?!
 
2011-09-02 03:19:47 PM

imapirate: WE GET IT HES BLACK


It's not just that he's black. It's that he's never even apologized for it.
 
2011-09-02 03:22:38 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

/hot
//very powerful work

/WE GET IT. SHE'S BLACK
 
2011-09-02 03:28:23 PM
BTW, great close analysis of the painting (new window)'s narrative construction is available as well.
 
2011-09-02 03:29:08 PM

St_Francis_P: It's not just that he's black. It's that he's never even apologized for it.


The nerve of that guy.
 
2011-09-02 03:29:37 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

/Not obscure
//You know the words, no need to type
 
2011-09-02 03:29:51 PM
Got to the blogger for Andrew Breitbart's Big Government part...and I'm done.
Seriously, what has this site ever said that was truthful, informative or even correct.
 
2011-09-02 03:32:51 PM
Sounds like a bunch of uptight white folks not getting the "We" in "The Problem We All Live With".

The Civil Rights Era is part of our collective history. And based on those comments, it's still a problem for some.
 
2011-09-02 03:32:58 PM

Somacandra: [upload.wikimedia.org image 396x244]

/hot
//very powerful work
/WE GET IT. SHE'S BLACK


Norman Rockwell never thought of himself as an artist-but an illustrator. And near the end of his career he did several paintings that had powerful messages told simply and beautifully. I guess he thought he needed to be a Picasso to be considered a great artist.
 
2011-09-02 03:33:37 PM
What did you expect? "What a wonderful painting"? "Norman Rockwell had strong feelings about human rights"? "A famous artist perfectly captured the civil rights struggle"? You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons.
 
2011-09-02 03:34:13 PM
Your blog swallows
 
2011-09-02 03:34:59 PM
But Jeannie DeAngelis a blogger for Andrew Breitbart's Big Government, somehow managed to find a more sinister agenda afoot in the simple act of hanging an iconic painting in the White House. In a post titled "Obama: The Problem We All Live With," DeAngelis asserted that the display of the work, which she described as a "reminder of division and hatred," may be evidence that Obama is "uninterested in fostering unity":

The President's taste in artwork indicates that America's "post-racial president" may be secretly nursing a deep-seated wound. It's either that, or he's uninterested in fostering unity. If that weren't a distinct possibility, why didn't he choose Norman Rockwell's "Murder in Mississippi (Southern Justice)," which portrays the deaths of three civil rights workers, two of whom where white, killed for their efforts to register African American voters, or "Negro in the Suburbs," which depicts black children interacting with the white children in their new neighborhood?

Rather than displaying a reminder of division and hatred, shouldn't America's first black president be focusing on the harmony that the historic nature of his presidency promised to deliver? Instead, his attraction to an artist's rendition of one of the "ugliest racial episodes in U.S. history" indicates that the President of the United States may harbor a measure of latent acrimony.

Thus, Barack's behavior has exposed yet another example of his duplicitous insincerity. Because when it comes to the "ugliest [religious] episode in U.S. history," the President has been more than willing to extend the same level of forgiveness and understanding to Muslim Americans that hanging Norman Rockwell's disquieting painting deprives white America.
DeAngelis also compared the display of the Rockwell work to the display of a painting of 9-11 hijacker Mohamed Atta:

Choosing to present such an explosive representation of prejudice toward blacks outside the office of an American president is on par with the message Muslim Americans might get if Obama displayed a painting of September 11th hijacker-pilot Mohammed Atta preparing to crash into the World Trade Towers.

Such an affront would never take place, because Obama is committed to placating and reassuring the Muslim community that he believes their religion is one of peace. In fact, a few weeks prior to the anniversary of 9-11, with the Ruby Bridges image and the vile "N" word emblazoned above her head hanging 20 feet away from the Oval Office, Barack Obama hosted an Iftar dinner in the State Dining Room extolling the efforts of valiant Muslims on September 11th.
DeAngelis even took Obama to task for not showing enough love for "white Union soldiers and abolitionists in the Civil War":

The President's efforts with the Muslim community are commendable. However, what is striking is that thus far Obama rarely, if ever, takes a similar opportunity to mention the contributions of white Union soldiers and abolitionists in the Civil War, or the civil rights activists who despised the treatment little Ruby Bridges was subjected to and died proving it.

Who else but America's first black president should express admiration for the 2.5 million soldiers who fought and the 360,000 who lost their lives in a war to ensure little girls like Ruby would be free to attend school like other children?

Instead, without a word, when deciding whom to shield and not to shield from undeserved stereotypes, Obama demonstrates prejudice. The President may not realize it, but the unspoken message of choosing the volatile Norman Rockwell painting denies white Americans the same measure of differentiation between bravery and villainy that he freely showers upon adherents to Islam every chance he gets.
DeAngelis concluded by suggesting that Obama sees the painting as "ample reason to continue to pass blame, as well as the explanation, if he's not reelected, that it's merely because racist America was looking for an opportunity to deny a black man access to a second term":

Either way, one can't help but wonder whether Barack Obama secretly identifies with the Ruby Bridges painting because it depicts racial prejudice against a helpless black child.

It might also be that Norman Rockwell's "The Problem We All Live With" provides the President ample reason to continue to pass blame, as well as the explanation, if he's not reelected, that it's merely because racist America was looking for an opportunity to deny a black man access to a second term.

Whatever the explanation, Obama has yet to formally acknowledge that the attitude of 21st century white America has as much connection with the racist brutes opposing integration in 1960 as that of the President's Ramadan guests, whose faith he contends has no connection to those responsible for inspiring and carrying out the attacks on September 11th.
is a nutjob.
 
2011-09-02 03:35:12 PM

poonesfarm: Choosing to present such an explosive representation of prejudice toward blacks outside the office of an American president is on par with the message Muslim Americans might get if Obama displayed a painting of September 11th hijacker-pilot Mohammed Atta preparing to crash into the World Trade Towers.

Of all the derpiest derp these derpers have derped...


Sooo, they think the little girl was a terrorist, and the tomato-throwers and graffiti-writers were Real 'Muricans. That makes sense.
 
2011-09-02 03:36:11 PM

Barbigazi: Pretty sure this was the outrage from a few weeks ago.


Yeah, I thought we had already walked on the sunny side of the street...
 
2011-09-02 03:37:10 PM
Time to add Norman Rockwell to The List.
 
2011-09-02 03:39:05 PM
No wonder that derp-shiat blogger is troubled by that painting. It projects a very powerful message, one that resonates very deeply with me and most right-minded Americans.

It says this:

"We have dealt with your kind before, you farking mongoloid trash. We have seen your attacks on reason and decency in the past, and as God is my witness we will put you farks down again. See those four guys surrounding that scared little girl? Federal farking Marshals. She has the full faith and force of the mightiest nation in the history of this mutherfarking planet at her side. And we sure as hell aren't going to leave her now. Who has your back?"

That's what I see, anyway.

/Norman was a good man
 
2011-09-02 03:43:11 PM
Ni-BONG alert! Ni-BONG alert!
 
2011-09-02 03:43:51 PM

Quasar: imapirate: WE GET IT HES BLACK

A black sheriff?!


Better than a bear sheriff.
 
2011-09-02 03:44:04 PM
Oh for farks sake.
 
2011-09-02 03:45:51 PM

CheetahOlivetti: poonesfarm: Choosing to present such an explosive representation of prejudice toward blacks outside the office of an American president is on par with the message Muslim Americans might get if Obama displayed a painting of September 11th hijacker-pilot Mohammed Atta preparing to crash into the World Trade Towers.

Of all the derpiest derp these derpers have derped...

Sooo, they think the little girl was a terrorist, and the tomato-throwers and graffiti-writers were Real 'Muricans. That makes sense.


She is black, and is probably a secret Muslim. Where's her lunch? Is it Ramadan?

/geez
 
2011-09-02 03:45:55 PM

poonesfarm: Choosing to present such an explosive representation of prejudice toward blacks outside the office of an American president is on par with the message Muslim Americans might get if Obama displayed a painting of September 11th hijacker-pilot Mohammed Atta preparing to crash into the World Trade Towers.

Of all the derpiest derp these derpers have derped...



Even though large tracts of America and many old and famous states have fallen or may fall into the grip of the illegal Muslin so-called "president" (he's not MY president!) and all the odious apparatus of Liberal rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall derp on to the end.

We shall derp on the Internet; we shall derp on the TV and radio, we shall derp with growing derp-a-dence and growing derp in the air, we shall defend our derp, whatever the cost may be.

We shall derp on the beaches, we shall derp on the derping grounds, we shall derp in the fields and in the streets, we shall derp in the hills; we shall never underp; and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this country or a large part of it were de-derpagated and deprived of derp, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and derped by the Teabagger Fleet, would carry on the derp, until, in God's good time, the new world, with all its power and derp, steps forth to the rescue and the derperation of the old.

/derp
 
2011-09-02 03:46:21 PM
"A Problem We All Live With" is one of my favorite Rockwell paintings EVAR.

I Think it's cool that Obama chose to have this art decorate the WH.

That rtards continue to make the invalid assumption that recognizing and pointing out racism is the equivalent of being racist is a given by this point, sadly.

See also: Any hint of awareness that their fauxrage over this painting will be taken as simply more evidence that Republicans don't much like minorities.

/TY to Somacandra fer that last linkage. Appreciated.
 
2011-09-02 03:46:41 PM
Incredible painting.

And yea, it messes with the idea that racism never happened, wasn't that big a deal if it did happen, and if it did happen, we should all be totally over it by now.

Which is a message a lot of people on the far right have been pushing for a long time.
 
2011-09-02 03:46:49 PM
We should remind Jeannie DeAngelis that the reason the little African-American girl was being protected on her way to school by U.S. Marshals was that Democrats in her town did not want integration. We should all praise President Obama for his bravery in displaying this sad history of the party he is a member for all to see at the White House. This is not about dividing Americans but laying bare the long, troubled history of his own party.
 
2011-09-02 03:48:14 PM

rickythepenguin: We shall derp on to the end.



Please don't encourage them...
 
2011-09-02 03:48:24 PM
Obama. You see him picture hanging, he trolling.
 
2011-09-02 03:49:06 PM

Genevieve Marie: Which is a message a lot of people on the far right have been pushing for a long time.


The current message seems to be "if you think that American culture is in any way racist in today's day and age, then you're being racist against white people and might be a communist."

/except when it's Jon Stewart impersonating Herman Cain
 
2011-09-02 03:49:22 PM
I see, so one moronic blogger who invented a conspiracy theory based on a painting is an excuse for liberals to stereotype all conservatives as racists...

It worked so well for you in the 2010 elections. Good luck!

// Silly liberals, you can't meme yourselves to victory. You need to create an environment conducive to job creation...
 
2011-09-02 03:49:23 PM

Darth_Lukecash: //You know the words, no need to type


You sir win not only this but the next 419 threads.

lh5.googleusercontent.com

/pick up your prize from Drew
 
2011-09-02 03:49:28 PM

soy_bomb: We should remind Jeannie DeAngelis that the reason the little African-American girl was being protected on her way to school by U.S. Marshals was that Democrats in her town did not want integration. We should all praise President Obama for his bravery in displaying this sad history of the party he is a member for all to see at the White House. This is not about dividing Americans but laying bare the long, troubled history of his own party.


Oh for farks sake. Are you talking about the Democrats that later went on to become Republicans? Quit stepping on couchgnome's toes. That's his shtick.
 
2011-09-02 03:49:40 PM

soy_bomb: We should remind Jeannie DeAngelis that the reason the little African-American girl was being protected on her way to school by U.S. Marshals was that Democrats in her town did not want integration. We should all praise President Obama for his bravery in displaying this sad history of the party he is a member for all to see at the White House. This is not about dividing Americans but laying bare the long, troubled history of his own party.


All those Democrats have since converted to Republicanism starting in 1964.
 
2011-09-02 03:49:41 PM
The President's taste in artwork indicates that America's "post-racial president" may be secretly nursing a deep-seated wound.

"Barack Obama has a deep seated hatred of whites and white culture"

-- noted historian and genius level orator Glenn Beck
 
2011-09-02 03:50:02 PM

Mr_Fabulous: "We have dealt with your kind before, you farking mongoloid trash. We have seen your attacks on reason and decency in the past, and as God is my witness we will put you farks down again. See those four guys surrounding that scared little girl? Federal farking Marshals. She has the full faith and force of the mightiest nation in the history of this mutherfarking planet at her side. And we sure as hell aren't going to leave her now. Who has your back?"


Is that yours? If so, it's awesome and I'm stealing it. If not, it's awesome and I'm stealing it... who am I stealing it from?

(Though I'd also argue that the only strength and bravery greater than the marshals' is the little girl's.)
 
2011-09-02 03:50:19 PM

Mrtraveler01: Oh for farks sake. Are you talking about the Democrats that later went on to become Republicans? Quit stepping on couchgnome's toes. That's his shtick.


You beat me by 12 seconds, you little pissant. Screw off!

/sarcasm
 
2011-09-02 03:50:25 PM

Quasar: imapirate: WE GET IT HES BLACK

A black sheriff?!


Why not? It worked in Blazing Saddles!
 
2011-09-02 03:51:06 PM

soy_bomb: We should remind Jeannie DeAngelis that the reason the little African-American girl was being protected on her way to school by U.S. Marshals was that Democrats in her town did not want integration. We should all praise President Obama for his bravery in displaying this sad history of the party he is a member for all to see at the White House. This is not about dividing Americans but laying bare the long, troubled history of his own party.


That old saw?

The States' Rights Democratic Party ' (usually called the Dixiecrats) was a short-lived segregationist, socially conservative political party in the United States in 1948. It originated as a breakaway faction of the Democratic Party in 1948, determined to protect what they portrayed as the southern way of life beset by an oppressive federal government.
 
2011-09-02 03:51:42 PM

soy_bomb: We should remind Jeannie DeAngelis that the reason the little African-American girl was being protected on her way to school by U.S. Marshals was that Democrats Southern Dixiecrats in her town did not want integration.



fixed for truthiness
 
2011-09-02 03:51:57 PM

soy_bomb: We should remind Jeannie DeAngelis that the reason the little African-American girl was being protected on her way to school by U.S. Marshals was that Democrats in her town did not want integration. We should all praise President Obama for his bravery in displaying this sad history of the party he is a member for all to see at the White House. This is not about dividing Americans but laying bare the long, troubled history of his own party.


Also, the people in her town who did not want integration were white, and Obama is bravely displaying the sad history of the race he is a member of. Well, half member of. The whites truly have a long, troubled history. Thanks for pointing this out. And thank YOU, half-white president Obama!
 
2011-09-02 03:52:23 PM

Serious Black: Mrtraveler01: Oh for farks sake. Are you talking about the Democrats that later went on to become Republicans? Quit stepping on couchgnome's toes. That's his shtick.

You beat me by 12 seconds, you little pissant. Screw off!

/sarcasm


Let me enjoy my moment DAMNIT!!!

/kidding
//usually on the other end of this
///enjoying his moment
 
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