WTF?  1:51 pm July 31, 2008

RACE SHOCKER: McCain Accuses Obama of Shamefully Being Colored

by Ken Layne

There is SHOCKING news from the campaign trail today as the John McCain Presidency has angrily lashed out at Barack Obama for being black. “My opponent is half-colored,” McCain said today from one of his mansions, “And worse, he claims the coloreds have not been president before. This is shameful, shame on this uppity colored and his race-baiting. Go back to Africa, Osama Spears.” UPDATE: You’re all pussies. We’ve replaced the picture (which showed a lynching, which was a legal activity in the American South when John McCain was a young man) with a small mirror. [ALL POLITICAL SITES ON EARTH]

 

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NoWireHangers July 31, 2008 at 1:55 pm

That image is very disturbing. I wish you’d have chosen something else. I realize that it’s a shameful part of American history that we should never forget, but it’s too much.

Serolf Divad July 31, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Obama is guilty of many notorious crimes, but being colored is not one of them.

Doglessliberal July 31, 2008 at 1:57 pm

I just saw this headline of Post.com and laughed out loud. I guess Hopey needs to learn to bowl and start going around in whiteface.

irisheyes July 31, 2008 at 1:58 pm

So, McCain raises (or doesn’t raise ) that gimpy arm of his a thousand times a photo op just to point out that he’s “special” ’cause he did POW time. How is drawing attention to that physical difference any different than Obama noting what everyone else can see? That he looks physically different. I gotta say Wonketteers, I’m getting mighty worn out from this crap and it’s barely August. What happened to that “campaign of issues” I heard so much about? Sigh.

Serolf Divad July 31, 2008 at 1:58 pm

“Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said in a statement.

Let me guess: “Obama had an ace up his sleeves… and it was the ace of spades.”

sarcasticusername July 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm

how dare barry not even come close to hinting that a man who kinda hates MLK and black people more generally, might be racist! consider walnuts’ token faux outrage duly noted.

SayItWithWookies July 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm

[re=49030]Serolf Divad[/re]: I guess he’s also playing the Antichrist card — that must be what he means when he says voting for him is “risky.”

catsquatch July 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Mr T-shirt Tucker makes Stay-Puft look like the notorious Puff Daddy. This scurrilous attack by the McCain camp must be rebutted.

4tehlulz July 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Shorter McCain Campaign: How dare that uppity nigger get all racial on us?

freakishlystrong July 31, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Umm.where have we heard this before? And it worked so well last time.

The Real JR Revisted July 31, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Although I understand and appreciate the historical importance of the photo in American History, I have a very personal aversion to seeing it in casual company such as it is.

My father at 15 had to flee South Caroling in the late 20′s or so in order to escape the lynch mob that was coming for him for defending a smaller black child who was being bullied. It reminds me of how close he was to getting caught and how so very easily I would not have been here.

catsquatch July 31, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Notorious Puff Daddy? Damn phone call. I knew I couldn’t think and type at the same time…or is this independent evidence of my incredible whiteness?

freakishlystrong July 31, 2008 at 2:03 pm

[re=49022]NoWireHangers[/re]: I did the same thing..recoiled..

Terry July 31, 2008 at 2:06 pm

“Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said in a statement.”

Translation:

Damn. McCain got nowhere talking about issues. Cozying up to Bush turned out not to be such a great idea. What’s left? Ooooh, let’s see if there’s anyone out can be scared by a black man who probably looked a lot like Urkle in high school.

Bandito July 31, 2008 at 2:06 pm

[re=49030]Serolf Divad[/re]: I thought he was the king of spades.

The Real JR Revisted July 31, 2008 at 2:06 pm

There are two dead bodies that were viciously murdered and callously displayed in the same place where I would see Bush eating a kitten.

gulcer July 31, 2008 at 2:07 pm

[re=49040]freakishlystrong[/re]:

Agree. Too much. It’s not meta-awful, just awful.

BobLoblawLawBlog July 31, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Jesus ever-lovin’ Christ, Ken! I’m with NoWireHangers and freakishlystrong. Last time I log on while I eat dinner…

AngryBlakGuy July 31, 2008 at 2:09 pm

[re=49040]freakishlystrong[/re]: [re=49022]NoWireHangers[/re]: …yeah, that photo is a bit much. Is there anyway we turn the volume down from 10 to lets say maybe 7?

Manchowder July 31, 2008 at 2:09 pm

So can McCain’s staffers post on Wonkette now? His mastery of the snark side grows with every passing day.

Darehead July 31, 2008 at 2:10 pm

[re=49030]Serolf Divad[/re]: Two Black Aces and Two Black Eights, the last hand of Wild Bill before he got shot by the “Coward Jack McCain”

Now, are the little kids across America asking their parents how to play race cards?

I ‘xpect anytime now this thread will expire while Ken changes the photo…

The Real JR Revisted July 31, 2008 at 2:11 pm

shortsshortsshorts July 31, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Oh please there are like a billion offensive photos on this ‘ere site and now there is mutiny?

Cicada July 31, 2008 at 2:12 pm

[re=49022]NoWireHangers[/re]: [re=49038]The Real JR Revisted[/re]: [re=49040]freakishlystrong[/re]:
I agree. Can you change it, Ken? Pretteh puhleez?

2goats July 31, 2008 at 2:13 pm

“Obama was inside the Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, talking to flood victims when the McCain campaign statement came out.” http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/07/31/mccain_camp_obama_has_played_t.html?hpid=topnews Now the dirty bastard is making a snide elitist attack on Walnutz age and inability to remember Czech and Slovaki are not one country anymore since a while ago

walnuts4brkfst July 31, 2008 at 2:13 pm

According to the McCain campaign playing the ‘race card’ now means acknowledging that there are still racists and they might not like black people. For Shame Obama!

“Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face. So what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me,” Obama said. “You know, `he’s not patriotic enough, he’s got a funny name,’ you know, `he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.’”

twowheeljunkie July 31, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Obama was played the race card the day he was born. He’s half black/half white but he will always be a Black man in the USA.

Spence July 31, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Jesus Christ, this country has a hard time electing white guys whose names end in vowels(see how many you can name) so yeah, it’s pretty damn obvious that Obama is a stretch, and the Republicans are gonna try and prevent that stretch from happening.

KevoTron July 31, 2008 at 2:16 pm

[re=49022]NoWireHangers[/re]: Yes, I agree. That image is haunting and unfortunate. I’d prefer an image that pertains to Anal-oofing or something pleasant. Thanks Ken.

Aurelio July 31, 2008 at 2:16 pm

WALNUTS needs a Vice-Presidential candidate to do this attack dog shit for him. That is the traditional role of the VeePee wannabe. He should hurry up and pick someone–Bela Lugosi would be a good choice, if he could be raised from the dead. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq7xyjU-jsU

tunamelt July 31, 2008 at 2:17 pm

[re=49050]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: [re=49057]Cicada[/re]: [re=49040]freakishlystrong[/re]: [re=49022]NoWireHangers[/re]: Picture is a bit much.

tsunami July 31, 2008 at 2:18 pm

yes…it’s always difficult to weigh the disgusting shock factor
against the it’s real, it happened, and if you haven’t seen it before
take a look at what some people have in their past history that they
have to deal with because that sort of thing is a part of their racial
makeup, and if you see it, maybe you’ll understand some things
a little more clearly factor.

censor nothing often works out because when you start to draw the line…

The Real JR Revisted July 31, 2008 at 2:18 pm

[re=49056]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: There’s a couple of photos of brutal rapes out there. Wouldn’t that be offensive and wholly insane to post them up next to an article about sexism?

Anita Cocktail July 31, 2008 at 2:19 pm

[re=49040]freakishlystrong[/re]: Yeah, can’t we just show a photo of sweet lil Rosa Parks?

The Neoskeptic July 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm

from the NYDN:
“Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,”

Great metaphor mixing, senior McCain adviser.

AngryBlakGuy July 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm

[re=49056]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: …true, I find that photo WALNUTS! and “W” heavy petting gag inducing. But this is a little different considering this is a photo of 2 dead bodies dangling from a tree below a snark inducing headline. Considering many of my comments on this site this may be considered the pot calling the kettle black(pardon the pun).

NoWireHangers July 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm

MR. LAYNE, TAKE DOWN THIS PICTURE.

Darehead July 31, 2008 at 2:24 pm

How bout a picture of a coloring book?

The Real JR Revisted July 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Over a half hour… unbelievable.

lilblackcorvette July 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm

you know what? I leave working thinking these people are going to start saying Obama is the AntiChrist. I thought I was going to hear this crap all day. But NOOOOOO. I hit the remote and I see “Obama plays the Race Card”. All I could think WHAT THA FUCKK!!!! I thought they were going to wait before they just came out and said “he’s Black”. And you know what I think about that photo? People need to see it because recent memory seems to be fading. Perhaps a picture of Adillo being shot in his door way , or the groom that was shot 50 times , or the man who dragged behind a truck in Texas. Pleeezze somebody start talking about off shore drilling. I am viscerally opposed to it because of the oil spills, that and it won’t noticeably affect gas prices oh, and I think the earth will crack at some point. Look, I come here for my talking points. I am so done with a “kinky so and so is runnig for emperor!” Focus, People. Focus! Dammit

Sussemilch July 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm

[re=49064]Aurelio[/re]: He needs a tough VP that makes him look young and healthy. Bob Dole?

Larry McAwful July 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Of course, McCain is playing the age card right and left. He’s olding everywhere he goes as much as Obama is blacking everywhere he goes. Maybe if McCain would quit being so old, Obama would quit being so black. How ’bout that deal, Johnny?

trophy(forparticipation)wife July 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Yowtch! It’s got to have at least a tiny thread of funny. Can’t find ant humor in that image.

Cicada July 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm

[re=49056]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Maybe we can show this picture the next time we joke about WALNUTS! calling Cindy a cunt:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/144744126_477eb8b9c6.jpg

Hilarity ensues.

m_supercomputer July 31, 2008 at 2:27 pm

What’s the over-under on when McCain starts actually using n-bombs? Before the last few weeks’ hilariously pathetic campaign efforts I would’ve said October, but now I’m kinda thinking between the conventions.

shortsshortsshorts July 31, 2008 at 2:27 pm

[re=49079]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: If the Angry Black Man does not accept it, then I denounce and reject it.
Will Childers say anything?

[re=49069]The Real JR Revisted[/re]: No. That would be bad. I concede.

The Real JR Revisted July 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm

[re=49079]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: My fucking day is ruined now.

kimbaroni July 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm

That image is horrible. That is all.

Canmon (the Inadequate) July 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm

[re=49059]walnuts4brkfst[/re]: The Obama campaign is now saying the quote had nothing to do with race:

“Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said the senator was not referring to race.

“What Barack Obama was talking about was that he didn’t get here after spending decades in Washington,” Gibbs said Thursday. “There is nothing more to this than the fact that he was describing that he was new to the political scene. He was referring to the fact that he didn’t come into the race with the history of others. It is not about race.”"

Doglessliberal July 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm

The whole thing is just surreal, given the constant underlying racism in the attacks on Obama for his lack of experience blah blah. Yes, he has less traditional experience, but the crap that gets hauled out gaainst him all has that pat-on-the-head nice-little-Negro-know-your-place-and-stay-there feel to it.

[re=49058]2goats[/re]: And next, that Antichrist will go to an applesauce factory! http://wonkette.com/401443/john-mccain-bombs-grocery-store

The Real JR Revisted July 31, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Pussies?

Ken? Fuck you.

freakishlystrong July 31, 2008 at 2:30 pm

[re=49070]Anita Cocktail[/re]: Or the one of Hopey smoking..that one always works

freakishlystrong July 31, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Ken, MUCH better! Good job on the mirror!

Chuckie Jesus July 31, 2008 at 2:32 pm

In defense of pussy: PUSSY IS AWESOME. Pass it on.
(and thanks)

Darehead July 31, 2008 at 2:32 pm

I liked this one:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5157NVTZ41L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

But thanks for the mirror. I think I’ll try to reapply my mascara now.

lilblackcorvette July 31, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Ok great. Now we’ve got the scared white woman image. WTG.

AngryBlakGuy July 31, 2008 at 2:32 pm

[re=49070]Anita Cocktail[/re]: [re=49069]The Real JR Revisted[/re]: [re=49068]tsunami[/re]: [re=49040]freakishlystrong[/re]: [re=49057]Cicada[/re]: [re=49022]NoWireHangers[/re]: …other suggestions for photos:

-A picture of a functioning Auschwitz gas chamber/oven when talking about Joe Lieberman

-A picture of POW with his testicles in a vice grips when referring to WALNUTS! service.

-A picture of a female victim of an acid attack when talking about sexism.

Serolf Divad July 31, 2008 at 2:33 pm

That image is very disturbing. I wish you’d have chosen something else. I realize that it’s a shameful part of American history that we should never forget, but it’s too much.

Cicada July 31, 2008 at 2:34 pm

I’m totally a pussy, and proud. Abso-fucking-lutely!
Thanks for changing the pic, Ken.

lilblackcorvette July 31, 2008 at 2:34 pm

[re=49096]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: hmmmm… the oft-mocked “LIBRUL GUILT” kicking in…..

Larry McAwful July 31, 2008 at 2:35 pm

[re=49062]Spence[/re]: Jesus Christ, this country has a hard time electing white guys whose names end in vowels

In real life, my name ends in a vowel. The same vowel that Senator Obama’s name ends in, in fact (guess which one.) I can appreciate what you’re saying here. As to presidents, it doesn’t happen that often. Only Monroe and Kennedy come to mind. Monroe is a recognizably English name, while Kennedy is about the most ethnic a name that can be tolerated in Archie Bunker’s house. My Polish last name would have as much trouble as Obama’s Kenyan name does.

But on top of the vowel thing, Obama’s black, which I am not, and he’s pulling it off, or (lest I speak too soon) he could well pull it off. It’s just depressing to see that race is being dragged into this campaign at all. It would be bad enough if Obama tried to bludgeon McCain with it (which he’s never done to any of his opponents, quite unlike Senator Clinton did with her gender.) But the fact that McCain is trying to use it as a bludgeon is simply depressing.

Doglessliberal July 31, 2008 at 2:36 pm

[re=49105]The Real JR Revisted[/re]: wait what? Where is the pussies reference?

jagorev July 31, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Oh Jesus, why is everyone remotely involved in our press or government such a whining pussy? No wonder the terrorists want us to die.

Doglessliberal July 31, 2008 at 2:37 pm

[re=49105]The Real JR Revisted[/re]: ah, I see.

The Real JR Revisted July 31, 2008 at 2:38 pm

You know, I was previously reacting to what I thought was a poor and perhaps overly spontaneous photo choice to a snarky post.

But now I’m actually more offended that you would think that people who objected to depictions of a brutal crime complete with dead bodies are pussies. There’s fun and then there’s dark maliciousness.

Where’s the fucking transcendence there?!

AngryBlakGuy July 31, 2008 at 2:39 pm

…Ken, I must object to this photo as well! Why couldn’t it have been a BLACK screaming child? If you need one I have no problem making my niece cry and then taking a photo!

sezme July 31, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Sweet holy jesus that photo of the toddler crying is disturbing! Don’t you have any lynch mob clip art?

Darehead July 31, 2008 at 2:41 pm

My friends. Let’s all go upstairs now and listen to Larry King’s war stories from the trenches.

lilblackcorvette July 31, 2008 at 2:43 pm

[re=49134]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Just repost the New Yorker cover and be done with it.

shortsshortsshorts July 31, 2008 at 2:44 pm

[re=49133]The Real JR Revisted[/re]: JEEBUS you were right get over it now!

[re=49134]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: I am even more offended by the new photo.

KevoTron July 31, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Ahhh. Much better! Kiddie porn! KevoTron like.

Doglessliberal July 31, 2008 at 2:44 pm

[re=49134]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: how about the little racial transendence guy?

Cicada July 31, 2008 at 2:46 pm

[re=49101]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: Yup. Because even acknowledging the fucking elephant in the room gives the GOP license to hammer even more on the race drum.

Thank GAWD Clinton isn’t the nominee. Her campaign wasn’t reticent at all about mentioning sexism explicitly. WALNUTS! would have had a field day.

The trick Obama has to pull off is the one any minority candidate has to do: pretend like race/gender/sexual orientation isn’t an issue while fending off racist/sexist/homophobic attacks.

Fun!

magic titty July 31, 2008 at 2:48 pm

what asshole invented the phrase race card anyway? it’s so fucking stupid.

the McCain is so cute. They’re only hope is people not voting for Barack because he’s “the colored”, but it’s not a part of their grand scheme. Ok.

NoWireHangers July 31, 2008 at 2:49 pm

[re=49116]Darehead[/re]: That picture helped soothe the burn in my heart. Thanks.

FreshCliches July 31, 2008 at 2:51 pm

[re=49062]Spence[/re]: Millard Fillmore.

Definite turncoat/terrorist name, too.

Walter Sobchak July 31, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Ken, you forgot the meta-tag, which of course, should have read:

“That’s not racial transcendence!”

lilblackcorvette July 31, 2008 at 2:53 pm

[re=49096]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: And you are sooooooo in love with angryblakguy you will go along with anything he says. that’s right. I have photos of you and his trucknutz. so.. soo there!I am saving them as an October Surprise. (I might figure out how to do it by then. tee hee)

4tehlulz July 31, 2008 at 2:54 pm

TH-TH-THAT’S NOT CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN

shortsshortsshorts July 31, 2008 at 2:57 pm

[re=49168]lilblackcorvette[/re]: I figure the authority on pictures of lynched blacks would of course be an authentic black guy (hiding librul guilt).

FreshCliches July 31, 2008 at 3:04 pm

[re=49121]Serolf Divad[/re]: + infinity. The callback: comedy’s lil’ golden nugget.

tunamelt July 31, 2008 at 3:09 pm

[re=49154]magic titty[/re]: The makers of Magic The Gathering.

AngryBlakGuy July 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm

[re=49168]lilblackcorvette[/re]: …ladies, ladies, ladies!!! There is enough of me to go around!

[re=49181]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: …”authentic black guy”? God help me if I was “generic black guy”!

Spence July 31, 2008 at 3:28 pm

[re=49162]FreshCliches[/re]: Wow, I missed that one. Good catch!

tacdab July 31, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Sorry to see the pic go. Nice reminder of what evil really looks like. Yes. Evil looks like a few white girls in evening gowns smiling and laughing.

Oscar Folsom Cleveland July 31, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Darn tootin’, Juan’s right on this one. Why else do you think he opposed making Dr King’s birthday a holiday in Arizona (or opposed it once it became a holiday)? ‘Cause he wants a color-blind America. Shame on Hopey!

irisheyes July 31, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Ken, the fact that you used a picture of a female and referred to unpleasant behavior with a slang term for female genitalia leads me to believe that YOU ARE A SEXIST PIG.

Sincerely, me

scott_dog July 31, 2008 at 4:03 pm

[re=49313]irisheyes[/re]: I too am very fragile and easily offended. The only reason I frequent this site is to make myself cry like a little girl.

Thank you Ken!

problemwithcaring July 31, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Yea, of all entertaining visual representations of hate crimes against Black people, I confess lynching is my LEAST favorite… For pure aesthetics, I often prefer with the generic “Cross-burning in Yard of Terrified Family At Night” “or “Scars on Back of Whipped Slave.”

Maus July 31, 2008 at 4:22 pm

[re=49051]Manchowder[/re]: I’m so happy that he’s gone and left the young crowd to market him to America. South Park Republicans are great at the sort of unfunny, bitter, and nasty snark that even manages to make twentysomethings sound as if they’re yelling children off their lawn and yammering on about the mythical perfect point in history all Reps are trying to get back to.

Anita Cocktail July 31, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Now if we could only get rid of that scary-ass photo of Larry King….that wizened, gaping stare is gonna give me more nightmares than the lynching.
Love, Pussy Galore

Canuckledragger July 31, 2008 at 5:58 pm

So, Hopey says he doesn’t look like the Dead Prez’s on US currency and the McCain campaign immediately accuses him of playing the race card?

I thought he was just talking about jug ears… or the fact that he’s young, slender, fit and better looking than anyone running in recent memory.

Since I didn’t infer anything about race from Hopey’s statement, and have yet to notice that anybody else in the media drew that inference, haven’t the McCain folks just outed themselves? Weren’t they just a tad too anxious to draw attention to race, when nobody else did?

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