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(Washington Post)   Photos of Obama as a caveman, thug and witch doctor on the Mecklenburg County Republican Committee's Facebook page are "offensive, tasteless and should never have been posted anywhere," according to... the Republican Party of Virginia   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 93
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2012-09-27 02:26:44 AM
I understand why the cave man and thug pictures are racist, but can someone explain to a dumbass like me how having him as a witch doctor is racist? Honestly speaking, I really have no idea what a witch doctor is.
 
2012-09-27 02:47:02 AM

cman: I understand why the cave man and thug pictures are racist, but can someone explain to a dumbass like me how having him as a witch doctor is racist? Honestly speaking, I really have no idea what a witch doctor is.


Get ready for a few dozen replies containing what you'd find by typing "Obama witch doctor" into Google Image Search.

/spoiler alert: it's f*cking racist
 
2012-09-27 02:50:46 AM

cman: I understand why the cave man and thug pictures are racist, but can someone explain to a dumbass like me how having him as a witch doctor is racist? Honestly speaking, I really have no idea what a witch doctor is.


African witch doctor. Portrayed in pop culture as a stereotypical oogah-boogah, bone-in-nose "savage." (Similar in concept to head-shrinking cannibals, voodoo priests, etc.)

The Facebook page looks like it's now down, but here's what I'm guessing is the witch doctor photo (popped up a few years ago):

i.huffpost.com

/ting tang, walla walla bing bang
 
2012-09-27 02:53:54 AM
"He said critics were playing 'the race card.' "

It's as if racists don't even know what the race card even means.
 
2012-09-27 02:54:18 AM
This thread is gonna be bad...
 
2012-09-27 02:54:24 AM

Joelogon: cman: I understand why the cave man and thug pictures are racist, but can someone explain to a dumbass like me how having him as a witch doctor is racist? Honestly speaking, I really have no idea what a witch doctor is.

African witch doctor. Portrayed in pop culture as a stereotypical oogah-boogah, bone-in-nose "savage." (Similar in concept to head-shrinking cannibals, voodoo priests, etc.)

The Facebook page looks like it's now down, but here's what I'm guessing is the witch doctor photo (popped up a few years ago):



/ting tang, walla walla bing bang


I'm thismomentinblackhistory, and I endorse this reply.
 
2012-09-27 02:56:07 AM
ting tang, walla walla bing bang

you're the one i want yooo ooooo oooooooooooo.!
 
2012-09-27 02:57:29 AM
Don't forget the monkey pics! BUSH you can compare to a monkey... but Obama, that's totally racist.
 
2012-09-27 02:58:48 AM
Gutsy move to repudiate the images before the press uproar begins.

We saw how well that worked with the Todd Akin situation. Sometimes it's just better to quietly remove all evidence rather than make a big deal out of a relatively minor issue.
 
2012-09-27 03:00:54 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Gutsy move to repudiate the images before the press uproar begins.

We saw how well that worked with the Todd Akin situation. Sometimes it's just better to quietly remove all evidence rather than make a big deal out of a relatively minor issue.


I'm sure there's still some screenshots that will make the moment live on forever. Does Google Cache hold this sort of thing?
 
2012-09-27 03:02:42 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Gutsy move to repudiate the images before the press uproar begins.

We saw how well that worked with the Todd Akin situation. Sometimes it's just better to quietly remove all evidence rather than make a big deal out of a relatively minor issue.


RTFA. The local chapter disagrees with the statewide organization.
 
2012-09-27 03:05:47 AM
Offensive, yes. Tasteless, yes. Should never have been posted, though? I don't think I can get behind that. It smacks too much of thoughtcrime. Besides, wouldn't you rather know who the racists are, rather than have to guess because they're not permitted to out themselves? I would.
 
2012-09-27 03:07:07 AM
I think the problem is the crime of thought is that they didn't think anyone besides the local county would see it.
 
2012-09-27 03:09:25 AM
"These kinds of images have no place in political discourse - period," said Pat Mullins, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.

RINO
 
2012-09-27 03:10:47 AM

untaken_name: Offensive, yes. Tasteless, yes. Should never have been posted, though? I don't think I can get behind that. It smacks too much of thoughtcrime. Besides, wouldn't you rather know who the racists are, rather than have to guess because they're not permitted to out themselves? I would.


The real thoughtcrime is that they're still using the same damn pictures that have been floating around since Obama took office.

They'll probably discover the ones of the watermelons growing on the White House lawn or the Obama Bucks in mid-October.
 
2012-09-27 03:11:12 AM

cman: I understand why the cave man and thug pictures are racist, but can someone explain to a dumbass like me how having him as a witch doctor is racist? Honestly speaking, I really have no idea what a witch doctor is.


Troll or idiot? It' so hard to tell these days.
 
2012-09-27 03:11:45 AM

Oznog: Don't forget the monkey pics! BUSH you can compare to a monkey... but Obama, that's totally racist.


It's only racist if you consider 100s of years of historical context.
 
2012-09-27 03:12:42 AM

Oznog: Don't forget the monkey pics! BUSH you can compare to a monkey... but Obama, that's totally racist.


Please do tell us all about the official county or state Democrat websites that had pictures of Bush as a monkey.
 
2012-09-27 03:12:46 AM

Oznog: Don't forget the monkey pics! BUSH you can compare to a monkey... but Obama, that's totally racist.


Again, troll or idiot?
 
2012-09-27 03:15:36 AM

Ed Grubermann: cman: I understand why the cave man and thug pictures are racist, but can someone explain to a dumbass like me how having him as a witch doctor is racist? Honestly speaking, I really have no idea what a witch doctor is.

Troll or idiot? It' so hard to tell these days.


Nah he's a good guy.

/seriously
 
2012-09-27 03:18:52 AM
"If that group is that sensitive, I'm sorry, they're just not human," he said, chuckling. "It's not American. If they've got a problem with it, we're not going to change what we do."

Way to double down.

And it appears that yes, you WILL "change" what you do, as the page no longer exists.
 
2012-09-27 03:23:08 AM

Ed Grubermann: cman: I understand why the cave man and thug pictures are racist, but can someone explain to a dumbass like me how having him as a witch doctor is racist? Honestly speaking, I really have no idea what a witch doctor is.

Troll or idiot? It' so hard to tell these days.


Cman is a hybrid, a kind of mutation.

/BOOT TO THE HEAD!
 
2012-09-27 03:23:20 AM

Oznog: Don't forget the monkey pics! BUSH you can compare to a monkey... but Obama, that's totally racist.


Comparing, yes. Got no problem with Chimpy McFlightsuit.

Doing your Commander in Chief up to LOOK like a racist stereotype--not so much.
 
2012-09-27 03:33:32 AM
And they've taken down their Facebook page. Farking cowards.
 
2012-09-27 03:35:04 AM
those pics have been on their page for months if not years. they were on there yesterday when I visited it.
 
2012-09-27 03:36:11 AM

Oznog: Don't forget the monkey pics! BUSH you can compare to a monkey... but Obama, that's totally racist.


Both are in poor taste, but only one is racist. Please let us know if you truly don't understand why only one is racist. In which case I'm sure people here are also more than willing to help you with other things such as addition and spelling.
 
2012-09-27 03:38:13 AM
I was thinking this earlier:

I think I've seen maybe three anti-Obama graphics or photoshops that brought out a chuckle after four years. The majority fail to work as comedic material; they're like Mallard Fillmore bits. Or worse, in more ways than one.

Mitt Romney, on the other hand ... just go to the other threads on Fark and witness the sheer number.

cman: I understand why the cave man and thug pictures are racist, but can someone explain to a dumbass like me how having him as a witch doctor is racist? Honestly speaking, I really have no idea what a witch doctor is.


Are you forgetting that Obamacare hubbub? That witch doctor pic ran in almost every thread on that. Here's an instance where it wasn't used for Obamacare, I think.

www.whatireallydo.net
 
2012-09-27 03:38:37 AM

Oznog: Don't forget the monkey pics! BUSH you can compare to a monkey... but Obama, that's totally racist.


That's all in the context. For centuries, black people were portrayed are subhuman monkeys. So yes, this is racist when portraying a black guy, and not when portraying a white guy.

For crying out loud, how is that difficult to understand ?
 
2012-09-27 03:50:52 AM

digistil: Both are in poor taste, but only one is racist. Please let us know if you truly don't understand why only one is racist.


If it's only racist when done by, for, or against persons of one race but not others, it's racist. Therefore, the very idea that comparing people to monkeys is only racist when it's done to members of a certain race is, itself, a racist idea because it requires you to differentiate between people based solely on race. If you continue to push the idea that only people of one race cannot be compared to monkeys, you are actually perpetuating the stereotype. This is why historical context is a bad basis for perpetuating ideas, because if the actions of people many years ago are still used as a basis for determining our actions today, then we have not progressed at all, only codified negative stereotypes into the public consciousness so deeply that they become ingrained. Should a small child, knowing nothing of history, make fun of a black child by comparing them to a monkey, they will be quickly corrected and told that we do not call black people monkeys because in the past they were compared to monkeys. This just perpetuates the idea. The only way to end racist stereotypes is to quit letting them be effective. This means ignoring racist idiots instead of bringing MORE attention to them and their ideas.
 
2012-09-27 03:54:10 AM

untaken_name: digistil: Both are in poor taste, but only one is racist. Please let us know if you truly don't understand why only one is racist.

If it's only racist when done by, for, or against persons of one race but not others, it's racist. Therefore, the very idea that comparing people to monkeys is only racist when it's done to members of a certain race is, itself, a racist idea because it requires you to differentiate between people based solely on race. If you continue to push the idea that only people of one race cannot be compared to monkeys, you are actually perpetuating the stereotype. This is why historical context is a bad basis for perpetuating ideas, because if the actions of people many years ago are still used as a basis for determining our actions today, then we have not progressed at all, only codified negative stereotypes into the public consciousness so deeply that they become ingrained. Should a small child, knowing nothing of history, make fun of a black child by comparing them to a monkey, they will be quickly corrected and told that we do not call black people monkeys because in the past they were compared to monkeys. This just perpetuates the idea. The only way to end racist stereotypes is to quit letting them be effective. This means ignoring racist idiots instead of bringing MORE attention to them and their ideas.


Spoken like a true racist.
 
2012-09-27 03:56:15 AM

padraig: Oznog: Don't forget the monkey pics! BUSH you can compare to a monkey... but Obama, that's totally racist.

That's all in the context. For centuries, black people were portrayed are subhuman monkeys. So yes, this is racist when portraying a black guy, and not when portraying a white guy.

For crying out loud, how is that difficult to understand ?


Context is for socialists.
 
2012-09-27 03:57:53 AM
I think the problem with portraying Obama as a chimp (you know, if it wasn't for the racism) is the fact that he just doesn't look like one the same way Bush did. I mean Bush had the expressions, the lips, etc. East comparison. But Obama just doesn't look like a chimp.
 
2012-09-27 04:00:54 AM

Likwit: Spoken like a true racist.


No, you're the racist. Boy, this is useful dialog.
 
2012-09-27 04:04:10 AM
The pics aren't currently up. How can we determine for ourselves if they were racist, tasteless, or offensive? Just 'cause somebody else said they were?? Blind faith is blind.  (#thisisanoutrage)

/ Yes, too lazy to look for archived screens.
// Does that slashie make me sound fat?
 
2012-09-27 04:06:03 AM

untaken_name: Likwit: Spoken like a true racist.

No, you're the racist. Boy, this is useful dialog.


Wasn't that what you said in the place. These reversals are confusing.
 
2012-09-27 04:07:06 AM

Likwit: Spoken like a true racist.


Let me add: Only on Fark would someone who treats everyone of all races the same be called racist by someone who decides how to treat people based on what race they are.
 
2012-09-27 04:07:09 AM
I think the word first needed to be in there somewhere. Ahh well.
 
2012-09-27 04:16:51 AM
Leave untaken_name alone guys, because he's completely correct. If you just close your eyes and pretend racism doesn't exist it will magically go away.
 
2012-09-27 04:47:21 AM
The Republican Party: Not racist, but #1 with racists.
 
2012-09-27 04:52:41 AM

one small post for man: Leave untaken_name alone guys, because he's completely correct. If you just close your eyes and pretend racism doesn't exist it will magically go away.


Can I do that for other problems, like my crippling poverty or your mom's herpes?
 
2012-09-27 04:55:45 AM

Cpl.D: The Republican Party: Not racist, but #1 with racists.


Democratic party: not socialist but #1 with the socialists

/this post wasn't meant to be factual. Please regard this as a joke as it seems that I must give these warnings whenever I make one or else people will go ape shiat and think I was being truthful. Wow, this slashie is longer than my post
 
2012-09-27 05:04:32 AM
What do you call a girl from Virginia who can run faster than her brothers?

A virgin!
 
2012-09-27 05:09:54 AM
Let's keep in mind that these are the same dumbasses who thought that the Onion's "Obama's 19-Year-Old Son Makes Rare Appearance At DNC" story was real, and demanded to know why the MSM wasn't covering it.

Fact: A significant percentage of today's Republican Party are simply too stupid to engage in anything remotely resembling reasonable debate. About ANYTHING.
 
2012-09-27 05:11:26 AM

markfara: Let's keep in mind that these are the same dumbasses who thought that the Onion's "Obama's 19-Year-Old Son Makes Rare Appearance At DNC" story was real, and demanded to know why the MSM wasn't covering it.

Fact: A significant percentage of today's Republican Party are is simply too stupid to engage in anything remotely resembling reasonable debate. About ANYTHING.

 

Sorry.
 
2012-09-27 05:13:07 AM

Practical_Draconian: I was thinking this earlier:

I think I've seen maybe three anti-Obama graphics or photoshops that brought out a chuckle after four years. The majority fail to work as comedic material; they're like Mallard Fillmore bits. Or worse, in more ways than one.

Mitt Romney, on the other hand ... just go to the other threads on Fark and witness the sheer number.

cman: I understand why the cave man and thug pictures are racist, but can someone explain to a dumbass like me how having him as a witch doctor is racist? Honestly speaking, I really have no idea what a witch doctor is.

Are you forgetting that Obamacare hubbub? That witch doctor pic ran in almost every thread on that. Here's an instance where it wasn't used for Obamacare, I think.

[www.whatireallydo.net image 400x311]


Ahh, I had forgotten all about that. Thank you for refreshing my memory.
 
2012-09-27 06:42:04 AM

untaken_name: Likwit: Spoken like a true racist.

No, you're the racist. Boy, this is useful dialog.


Nah, actually he's right. It's a really, really weak argument presented almost exclusively by racists, to act as though they are oblivious to something that is obviously racist.

The ability to recognize the inherent racism in a certain implication simply requires you to be aware of the fact that it's an oft-used racist implication.

For example, it's not racist to portray someone as a drunken wife beater. It *IS* racist to portray an Irishman as a drunken wife-beater. Because it's a known stereotype. It is not racist to portray someone as being stingy and conniving. It *IS* racist to portray a Jew as being stingy and conniving. Because it's a known stereotype. It is not racist to portray someone as being a savage tribesman. It *IS* racist to portray a black man as being a savage tribesman. Because it's a known stereotype.

See the pattern? Claiming to be oblivious to something that is obviously racist to almost everyone else, says one of two things about you. Either you are incredibly dumb and have somehow not noticed a characterization that life has been throwing at you since you first drew breath, or you know goddamn well that it's racist, and you're playing dumb about it. Which means you are a racist.

So which is it? Imbecile, or racist? You pick, we'll be satisfied with whichever you choose...
 
2012-09-27 07:00:03 AM

cman: Cpl.D:

/this post wasn't meant to be factual. Please regard this as a joke as it seems that I must give these warnings whenever I make one or else people will go ape shiat and think I was being truthful. Wow, this slashie is longer than my post


That's what SHE said
 
2012-09-27 07:05:25 AM
When Obama is re elected in a few weeks, I inend to reap so much pleasure at the douche baggery tea bagging fundys who heads will explode for the next four years over it...I honestly and sincerely hope as many as possible die of coronary over it...........
 
2012-09-27 07:46:35 AM
 
2012-09-27 07:59:18 AM
I don't know if it is as much racist or simply lazy weak humor. Once the man became President all gloves are off concerning his position and everything should be acceptable as long as you leave the family out of it.
 
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