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Triumph of the Race-Baiters

[ 21 ] July 31, 2008 |

The new McCain ad is indeed remarkably disgusting.

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  1. When liberals claimed the Willie Horton issue was about race, I thought they were just confused. When they pretended the Harold Ford ad was about race, I thought they were frivolous. But now you’re just batshit insane.
    There is nothing even remotely about race in this ad. Not text, not subtext.
    It’s like the old joke:
    A man goes to a Psychologist and says, “Doc I got a real problem, I can’t stop thinking about sex.”
    The Psychologist says, “Well let’s see what we can find out”, and pulls out his ink blots. “What is this a picture of?” he asks.
    The man turns the picture upside down then turns it around and states, “That’s a man and a woman on a bed making love.”
    The Psychologist says, “very interesting,” and shows the next picture. “And what is this a picture of?”
    The man looks and turns it in different directions and says, “That’s a man and a woman on a bed making love.”
    The Psychologists tries again with the third ink blot, and asks the same question, “What is this a picture of?”
    The patient again turns it in all directions and replies, “That’s a man and a woman on a bed making love.”
    The Psychologist states, “Well, yes, you do seem to be obsessed with sex.”
    “Me!?” demands the patient. “You’re the one who keeps showing me the dirty pictures!”

  2. Mike says:

    When they pretended the Harold Ford ad was about race, I thought they were frivolous.
    And when Kneepeering claims not to be a troll, even he doesn’t believe himself.

  3. Matt T. says:

    Man, if you link to the joke, there’s absolutely no reason to then cut-and-paste it. Knucklehead, and that’s not even the dumbest thing in your comment.

  4. Matt T. says:

    Man, if you link to the joke, there’s absolutely no reason to then cut-and-paste it. Knucklehead, and that’s not even the dumbest thing in your comment.

  5. Matt T. says:

    Man, if you link to the joke, there’s absolutely no reason to then cut-and-paste it. Knucklehead, and that’s not even the dumbest thing in your comment.

  6. DrDick says:

    Come on now. You did not see this coming the minute Obama won the nomination? I know I did. It is absolutely in keeping with GOP politics for the past 40 years. It is called “the Southern Strategy.”
    Nieporent on the other hand is called a flaming idiot with his head so far up his ass he can lick his tonsils. I grew up (white) in Jim Crow Oklahoma and I can clearly hear every racist dog whistle (having been bombarded with them for 35 years). This is so fucking loud it makes my head hurt.

  7. Russell says:

    Where is the race in this add?

  8. “What is this a picture of?” he asks.
    The man turns the picture upside down then turns it around and states, “That’s a black man and a white woman on a bed making love.”
    The Psychologist says, “very interesting,” and shows the next picture. “And what is this a picture of?”
    The man looks and turns it in different directions and says, “That’s a black man and a white woman on a bed making love.”
    [and so on and so forth... bathe, bathe]
    The patient again turns it in all directions and replies, “That’s a black man and a white woman on a bed making love.”
    The Psychologist states, “Well, yes, you do seem to be obsessed with race.”
    “Me!?” demands the patient. “You’re the one who keeps showing me the John McCain Ads!”

    Your typos, they are all better now.

  9. Matt T. says:

    Terribly sorry for the multiple posts, but the guy is a Triple Knucklehead, at the very least, so it’s okay.

  10. I grew up (white) in Jim Crow Oklahoma and I can clearly hear every racist dog whistle (having been bombarded with them for 35 years).
    The hilarious thing about reciting this dumb cliche is how mindless one has to be to do so. Hint: only dogs can hear dog whistles. If it’s a “racist dog whistle” and you can “clearly hear it,” it’s because you’re a racist.
    Setting aside your use of a metaphor you don’t understand, if you’re hearing things nobody else is hearing, it’s probably time to start taking your Haloperidol (*), not to start attacking everyone around you for being in on the conspiracy.
    (*) In the event you don’t have health insurance, I hear tinfoil works.

  11. Shorter Glibertarian: If you’re hearing ‘uppity negro’, then you’re the racist for hearing it and not us for saying it.

  12. Not to mention another round of Glibertarian ‘personal responsibility for thee but not for me.’

  13. If you’re hearing ‘uppity negro’, then you’re the racist for hearing it and not us for saying it.
    And if only someone had said it…
    Unfortunately for your argument, all they did was show a picture of a white female, and your mind immediately leaped to interracial sex, and then got upset about the thought of interracial sex. Sounds pretty racist.

  14. Matt Weiner says:

    Two facts:
    The McCain campaign is saying that Obama is “playing the race card” for saying “They’re going to try to say… he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills.”
    The McCain campaign had already photoshopped Obama’s likeness onto Mt. Rushmore and the hundred dollar bill.
    What message is that supposed to send?
    (And no nonsense about how it’s fair do’s for Obama making up a seal. McCain shows ads about how the sky will rain ponies during his term, ending “the president: John McCain.” He uses the slogan “The American President Americans have been waiting for.” He’s measuring the curtains in the Oval Office too.)

  15. james says:

    i’d like to hear David Nieporent’s explanation for why paris hilton and britney spears were chosen for the ad.
    if you’re going for the “celebrity” angle, then why not use angelina jolie? she’s a huge celebrity. or her husband, brad pitt? george clooney? jennifer lopez? oprah?
    all are bigger celebrities than britney and paris. yet none is famous for showing their vagina to the world.
    there’s a reason it’s called “dog-whistle” racism.

  16. Matt Weiner says:

    Well, except for Jennifer Lopez people like those celebrities.

  17. elm says:

    Are there any male celebrities who are as unpopular as Britney, Paris, and Lindsay Lohan are?
    If so, why didn’t McCain use (at least) one of them instead of or in addition to Paris and Britney?
    If not, what does that say about our culture that only young, female celebrities become unpopular jokes?
    Even if one wants to say that there are no racial undertones in the ad (and I’m not saying one should say that), there may also be a whif of MoDo style “feminizing” of Obama in the ad. So maybe it’s not a racist ad. Maybe it’s a mysoginist ad.

  18. if you’re going for the “celebrity” angle, then why not use angelina jolie? she’s a huge celebrity. or her husband, brad pitt? george clooney? jennifer lopez? oprah?
    all are bigger celebrities than britney and paris. yet none is famous for showing their vagina to the world.

    Setting aside that they’re not bigger celebrities than Britney or Paris, Britney and Paris are famous not merely for being celebrities but for being unjustified celebrities, for being celebrities without any discernible record of accomplishment or talent (*). Being compared to Angelina Jolie (who, last I checked, is also white and would engender the same race-card-playing from you guys) or Oprah would not be seen as a put down. Being compared to Paris Hilton is.
    (*) Fair or not, that’s their image. Same reason that Paris Hilton was used by liberals as an argument for the death tax.

  19. Matt Weiner says:

    who, last I checked, is also white and would engender the same race-card-playing from you guys
    Actually, it would make a big difference if the woman weren’t blonde. It’s no coincidence that the woman in the “Harold, call me” ad (going to defend that one?) was blonde. Blondes are the whitest of the white.
    It’s kind of like how the people behind a ridiculous anti-abortion measure decided to call it “Sarah’s Law” even though the alleged inspiration for it was a Latina woman named Jammie. “Jammie’s law” wouldn’t get any votes.

  20. james says:

    Setting aside that they’re not bigger celebrities than Britney or Paris
    you probably think gallagher is a bigger celebrity than jerry seinfeld, too.
    Being compared to Angelina Jolie (who, last I checked, is also white and would engender the same race-card-playing from you guys) or Oprah would not be seen as a put down.
    ah, what a maverick, engaging in juvenile “put downs.” that’s some serious maverickitude!
    but at least you fess up that they’re selected not because they are the biggest celebrities around.
    me? i’d like to see an ad juxtaposing mccain with Bea Arthur and the woman who has fallen and can’t get up.

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