Republican humor.Yep, the Earth is still here and the Internet still exists, so that means yet another Republican Activist has been caught sending terrible racist anti-Obama bullshit to his racist Internet pals. It’s funny, that’s why! Meet wingnut anti-health-care-reform Tea Party idiot Dr. David McKalip … or, better yet, don’t meet him! Just read about him, and shake your head, sadly. McKalip sent around a hee-larious image of Obama’s head and face — with a bone through the nose, of course — photoshopped atop the body of a dark-skinned tribesman of some kind. Underneath the picture is a very comical “Obama-Care” logo featuring, of course, a hammer and sickle. Click MORE if you need to see it.

Conservative Activist Forwards Racist Pic Showing Obama As Witch Doctor [TPM]

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  1. Oh, for the love of Mike. This is so stupid and so discouraging.

    Our incumbent president is one of the most intelligent persons to hold that high office in many decades. He’s well-educated, he’s enviably articulate, he’s serious but he’s not dour.

    Oh, he happens to be black, but I’m sure not thinking about that. Then again, immodestly, I admit I have a brain and breeding. Of which these offensive racists have neither.

    What a hate-filled subculture exists, to our country’s shame.

    And, y’know… the original photo from which this mash-up was created probably is of a dignified leader of a tribe in a third world country that doesn’t need this kind of once-removed dissing, either.

  2. [re=368970]SomeNYGuy[/re]: people need to lay off the mom jeans crap, already. Look Obama wears the pants in his family. So what if they actually belong to his wife?

  3. And a Teabagger, you say? When is he coming out with Barry look a like Lawn Jockeys and Michelle dressed up like Aunt Jehminah?

  4. As funny as a vegetable that’s grown into a rude and amusing shape!

    Also, I can’t actually see the images for the last few posts (can’t find the img server? huh?). So I’m going to go by your descriptive prose. Obama hates white people, also.

  5. I do not know why people think a doctor can’t be a f-ked up pos. The latest in Bethesda was the doctor found high and with bleeding needle tracks – he was prescribing drugs for drug addicts, shooting up and snorting powdered ritalin. How about that Virginia fertility doctor- Jacobson- some years ago who turned out to have impregnated many women with his own sperm? and the OB-GYN(was this Coburn?) who carved his initials into a patient’s abdomen?

    On the plus side- the GOP keeps digging that grave a little more each day.

  6. How did he get that bone out of his nose for the press conference last night? Wouldn’t it bleed or something? Ow! I bet that smarts.

  7. [re=368973]azw88[/re]:
    Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
    Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the moooooorning

    Seriously, this guy is a neurosurgeon? Let me guess, he specializes in do-it-yourself lobotomies.

  8. *spreads bones over the ground, chanting incantations as he dances in the flickering shadows. The doctor pulls out a tea bag and casts it into the fire, causing it turn blue and shoot five feet up into the air*

    Your test results are in… your recent sniffles are caused by a seasonal allergy to ragweed!

    *Doctor and nursing staff break into wild, hypnotically rhythmic dancing as they beat the carpeted flooring with sticks*

  9. Asked about the email in a brief phone interview with TPMmuckraker, McKalip said he believes that by depicting the president as an African witch doctor, the “artist” who created the image “was expressing concerns that the health-care proposals [made by President Obama] would make the quality of medical care worse in our country.”

    Oh, right — because universal health care is a sign of a primitive, pre-scientific society. Surely that’s what he meant rather than the obvious racism.

  10. Jesus Christ on a teabagging cracker-how the fuck is this ok? When does it end and why aren’t these racists being shamed daily in the librul media? Fuck you…

  11. [re=368982]Bronkers[/re]: What always puzzles me is that these kind of dumb-ass responses are so clearly based on fear. Why does this man frighten these people so? Why do they find him so threatening?

    To me, at the very least, he seems like a pretty ok Joe – someone fun to go out and have a beer with…

  12. He’s also an energetic conservative opponent of health-care reform

    No, really? Doctor Racist wants to keep the Charlie Foxtrot reimbursement system? Ya don’t say.

    A greedy douche doctor. How about that.

  13. Tribal witch doctors are communists? I thought communists were soulless materialists who believed, after Lenin’s teachings, in an “objective reality given to man through the senses”?

  14. Wow, and he went for the “Racist?!? Oh, gee, I’m sure that isn’t what the “artist” intended.” defense. Shocker! I was totally expecting the “It just showed up in my inbox, and I forwarded it.” or maybe the “Everyone’s doing it.”

    Way to be a maverick, Dr. McKalip.

  15. Hey, if this guy wants to put forth the notion that only mouth-breathing reactionary xenophobic loons are against health care reform, and that they oppose it mostly because of their racist idiocy…well, he just took the words right our of my brain.

  16. [re=368973]azw88[/re]: I speak this language too! It means “put the lime in the coconut and drink ’em all up.”

    The passing of racist jokes by G(r)OPers is as predictable as the rising of the sun in the East. Between these clowns and the Birthers, I smell a healthy Dem. majority for years to come–unless the Reid;Pelosi plan to tank the Dems actually comes to fruition.

  17. [re=369008]SayItWithWookies[/re]: the “artist” who created the image

    Somehow I’m guessing you don’t draw Timmy the Turtle or Pierre the Pirate on your application to the David Duke School Of Art.

  18. [re=369010]Autochthon[/re]: I think the answer may lie in the word “pretty” – perhaps he makes them tingle in places they didn’t know they had, and this scares them.

  19. [re=369010]Autochthon[/re]: Why does this man frighten these people so? Why do they find him so threatening?

    They’ve heard the rumors that he’s part Negro. Don’t tell anyone I told you.

  20. “But pressed on what was funny about an image that plays on racist stereotypes about Africans, McKalip declined to say, instead offering to talk about why he opposes Obama’s health-care proposals.

    “I have a busy day,” he said eventually, before ending the call.”

    Being that the subject line of the e-mail was “Funny Picture,” that is pretty fucking funny.

  21. [re=368982]Bronkers[/re]: So was Jimmy Carter.


    Is it wrong to welcome the Obama administration for the proliferation of racist jokes the same way I welcomed the Bush (II) administration for the proliferation of chimp jokes?

  22. He has a great future in selling bumper-stickers that will get your car keyed at gun shows all across the Bible Belt. Assuming the revenue stream from his correspondence course doctorate in beaver inspection dries up.

  23. [re=369031]jbd[/re]: Conversely, if Bush chimp pictures made calling Michelle a monkey “fair game” in the mind of wingnuts, will his father’s presidency make it ok to call every Obama policy proposal “voodoo”? And isn’t Creole a more apt racial reference anyway seeing as Barry is half-n-half? Why don’t insane racist e-mailers use humor in more subtle and multi-layered ways?

  24. [re=368986]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Since it’s a Republican image, I would argue that the person who actually did the cut and paste job is too young to know those images.

  25. [re=369008]SayItWithWookies[/re]: The correct response would be to whip up a nice picture of GW also with a bone through his nose. In blackface. In photoshop. Also.

  26. [re=369013]LittlePig[/re]: yea, America can never take the ‘con’ out of any system. We are a nation of hucksters, we all love the shell game, as long as someone is getting rich. Then we are all able to dream that we will be able to pull off a con job and get rich too. The American way.

  27. Oh no!. I gonna get health care from a vodka swillin’ witch doctor!
    Oh well, at the rate things are going now, that’s all I could afford anyway.

  28. At least they gave him a cool hat! I bet Dr. McHairlip doesn’t have a hat like that!

    I know if my daughter saw that hat, she sure would want one!

  29. [re=369029]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: “I have a busy day,” he said eventually, before ending the call.”

    1) Take robes to dry cleaners
    2) Get cookies and punch for Klavern meeting
    3) Get kerosene for cross
    4) Research Blue Cross of Florida fee schedule for most expensive procedures
    5) Renew membership in James Earl Ray Appreciation Society
    6) Bow toward Richmond and whistle ‘Dixie’

    Yep, Dr. McKalp has one busy day.

  30. Ummm, I may be a stickler about this but is the picture of the “witch doctor” even African? It looks like its from Paupua New Guinea or Figi, perhaps. If you’re gonna be racist, can you at least get the allusion right? Oh, I’m sorry. They’re all brown so I guess it doesn’t make a difference anyway. :P

  31. I would like to thank Dr. David McKalip for breaking down one of the most persistent, pernicious stereotypes in our society.

    The one of “brain surgeons” as being supremely intelligent, that is.

  32. One more for the ship heading out to that deserted island, Isle of Crazy Morons! Hurry, the ship’s filling up fast–with all those moron “teabaggers” and all of the people from that Mike Castle debacle thing. And all of Sarah Palin’s family, extended family and cronies. The organizers may have to find a larger isolated, deserted island out there in the South Pacific.

  33. [re=369040]Pilate[/re]: Oh lord I wish they would. I crave an utterly racist version of something like [em]Gravity’s Rainbow[/em]. Not like that would be hard to accomplish; whatever.

    Darkish black (is that racist?) humor is awesome.

    I’d love to see an exposition by Pat Buchanan explaining how Obama’s “halfy” roots make him prone to voodoo health economics.

    No, actually, that might be the best thing ever.

  34. [re=369062]Extemporanus[/re]: See now that’s actually funny!

    Mostly cuz of the incongrous facial expression Bush is sporting. His bemused smile is all like: “This bone! What is it doing in my nose?”

  35. Every doctor I have known personally has been a heroin addict and then there was that one who liked guns. Anyway, I e-mailed the good doctor about this. We’ll see if he e-mails me back.

  36. So why is traditional African medicine better or worse than traditional Chinese or Vedic medicine. Why can’t we celebrate diversity. Who’s the racist now Wonk-offs.

    BTW, the hammer and sickle thing is off base as the commies were against ethnic everything traditional.

    Anyway don’t worry rhino horn will never get on the official formulary.

  37. More proof that the GOP is full of moles, trying to bring it down from the inside. Also, the racists. Let’s not forget about the racists.

  38. [re=369031]jbd[/re]: Indeed, Carter was – and still is – terrifically intelligent, which is why I said “decades” but didn’t give a number of them. Carter’s stature has grown significantly in his post-presidency years, earnestly and not opportunistically.

    [re=369010]Autochthon[/re]: I agree wholeheartedly that Our Man Barry would be a pretty nifty beer-drinking companion. Intense, but damn good company. Of course, I’d be swooning so shamelessly that I’d be fumbling the opportunity. Bring Bo the First Dog along to cavort at our feet and the experience would be complete.

  39. [re=369072]thefrontpage[/re]: Those islands are all occupied by nice people, for the most part. Perhaps the Isle of Crazy Morons should be Bikini Atoll. A monument to senseless destruction seems like just the thing…

  40. Would some kind soul please photoshop Barry’s head on the famous picture of Hewey Newton ( in the rattan chair? Waiting for some neo-Nazi to do it is like waiting for a centipede to drop the next shoe, and you might get a copyright enfringement win out of it.

  41. [re=369069]StoneAge[/re]:


    I’m sincerely regret that this email was seen by reporters and people who take offense from such images. It was simply a joke email that I forwarded and was in no way intended to be seen by people who don’t get jokes. I regret that colored people don’t like jokes about coloreds. I sincerely think this is all a big misunderstanding seeing as how I never intended to call that nigger Obama a “nigger” to his face.

  42. [re=369080]emberglance[/re]: Thanks. I’m totally in the tank for Our Prez, and I’m also a huge fan of Kenya (my avatar is of Mt. Kilimanjaro), so the haters really rile me up, especially when some knowledge (who needs facts when they have the miserable comfort of their unsubstantiated prejudices) obliterates the misconceptions.

    ‘Nuff soapboxing!

  43. The irony being that in “Dreams from My Father”, Obama retold a story of his Grandfather in Kenya chastising a “witch-doctor” for preying on the superstitious in their village.

  44. [re=368999]DP[/re]: ah, the hazzards of drinking while Wonkette-ing. Hope it was cheap office coffee and not a venti, triple-foam, double-shot, latte from Starbucks. That shit burns coming out the nose (after paying THROUGH the nose for it)

  45. [re=369068]thehelveticascenario[/re]: The joke is -what do you call the PERSON who graduates with the lowest GPA in medical school- DOCTOR. sorry, I like to edit.

  46. [re=369131]iwillsavethispatient[/re]: Who says history doesn’t repeat itself. Grandpa fought off witch doctors preying on superstitious fears and now Obama is fighting off Repubs who are out there preying on superstious fears…. This man has this shit in his damned DNA!!

  47. [re=369083]Paul Tardy[/re]: I believe your concerns were addressed here: [re=368982]Bronkers[/re].

    And, yeah traditional medicine of indigenous peoples has as much validity as Vedic medicine, Chinese medicine, and allopathy (‘Western’ medicine). The all have value, and they all have blind spots (e.g. the aforementioned rhino horn).

  48. Someone should photoshop the head of Dr McKatnip on the body of Jim Carrey in “Ace Ventura” and see how he likes it. Oh oh, when he comes out of the rhino’s ass!

  49. [re=369010]Autochthon[/re]: Look Berry is the president of the United States with two wars, nukes everywhere, total economic meltdown, passing health care, carbon cap and trade, taking on Israel and Iran, doing pressers, dissing racist cops, living with his mother-in-law in the house, speaking in complete sentences all the fucking time, and that misrable SOB STILL HAS TIME TO TAKE HIS SMOKING HOT WIFE ON A DINNER-AND-A-SHOW DATE! It is starting to piss off husbands everywhere. (did I mention he is black?)

  50. [re=369000]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Ah, Harry how we miss you. Now I’ll be singing that song in my head the rest of the day just like I did for two years way back then.

  51. Why not a “Faith-Based Health-Care Initiative”? It would be like home schooling, but for medical treatment. Prayin’ away tumors and such.

  52. Perhaps Barry should consider legalizing hookers, because clearly there is a strong correlation between unfuckability and Birther/Paultardom.

  53. Dr. McKalip stated “When I said that we should burn a cross on the grounds of the White House, it was only because I wanted to bring the light of God to the darkness within the White House.

  54. The doctor, who enjoys wearing pink panties, is making a pitch to be Sorry Palin’s surgeon general in the New Amerikkka. He does not know that she has already promised that position to Joe the Plumber.

  55. [re=368990]finallyhappy[/re]: Vegas had the test clinic that skimped on needles and shared a lot of Hepatitis. Socialism for doctors?

  56. Christ, they couldn’t even press CMD+U and hue shift his face to match the color of the rest of his body. The Rank Photoshop Amateur-ness is what’s most offensive.

  57. Yeah, I got this piece of crap two days ago. It had the header “Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect Joke of the Day,” or some such nonsense. As if that makes it okay.

    Whurz teh birf surtiphikate?

  58. Oh come on, he just needed a reason to be preoccupied with what’s between the Prez’s legs. But the real Obama inner thighs have got to be much better than the pic. (Sigh… fantasizing that I’m Michelle…

    My daughter would be scandalized if she knew I even noticed Obama’s inner thighs.

  59. I think that guy was a doctor at my university’s student clinic. If they hadn’t covered up his face with Obama I could tell for sure.

  60. [re=369123]Bronkers[/re]: the miserable comfort of their unsubstantiated prejudices

    Excellent phrasing. Who said racism can’t be beautiful?

  61. This is the End Times for some of these wingnuts. They don’t have TIME to look up a picture of a real African witchdoctor, nor would they know the Boolean operators necessary to…

    Sorry. I dropped out of librarian school.

  62. Learn to use photoshop, damn noob. Damn. As you all said. If you’re going to spread photoshopped racist bullshit at least have the artistic integrity to make it look good.

  63. Bruce Lee these people can’t even make a sandwich. You honestly think they have the patience to unnecessarily use an Apple for something a PC can do better? Much less actually know Photoshops keyboard shortcuts?

  64. Ever stop to wonder why repugs hate the USA so much? They all seem to like the words FREEDOM, LIBERTY, VOTERS, “WE THE PEOPLE”, but they actually HATE what those words MEAN.

    And now, they denigrate our new president for what? For breathing while black?

    What is it about FREEDOM that brings out so much hatred in today’s repug party members?

  65. [re=369058]shellyboo98[/re]: Don’t actual witch doctors wear tuxedos, top-hats, and carry canes?
    The only way you’d know they’re a witch doctor is by the skull facepaint and the necklace of chicken feet.

  66. [re=368982]Bronkers[/re]: And, y’know… the original photo from which this mash-up was created probably is of a dignified leader of a tribe in a third world country that doesn’t need this kind of once-removed dissing, either.

    Actually the original is of a man from Papua New Guinea. Not even close to Africa. But then again, Obama was born in Hawaii, and all of those Polynesians look the same to us white guys.

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