Race in the Race

Here are two jokes I received in my email this week:

Q: Why did Obama select Sylvester Stallone for his running mate?

A: So the ticket could be “Sambo and Rambo.”

*canned laughter*

Q: If elected, why will President Obama tear out the Rose Garden?

A: So he can replace it with a watermelon patch.

There was one about renaming the “White House,” but it was even stupider than these two.

Depending on which state’s voters are polled, the percentage stating that Obama’s race is a reason they won’t vote for him varies, but there are always significant numbers. And remember, these are people who openly admit they won’t vote for a Black man, as opposed to the more common specimen of weasly Amerian citizen who blandly lies about it.

My general point: Anybody who tells you that race won’t be a factor in this electoral contest is a moron or a fabulist.

And then there’s THESE well-meaning patriots:

who were picked up by the FBI in Denver during the Dem convention on suspicion of plotting to assasinate Barack Obama. Although dismissed as “one meth-head talking to another,” officials are concerned that it’s just one of many potential incidents, some more serious than others.

Hell. The one on the left is named “Adolph.”

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6 Responses to Race in the Race

  1. Piles says:

    Hoo-wee. Just three excitable boys. Think they’re voters?

  2. Ruh Roh says:

    Actually, those jokes are pretty lame. I’ve heard much better racist jokes, although not about Obama.

  3. FerfeLaBat says:

    Convicted Felons can’t vote – I thought?

  4. "Esq," A Lawyer says:

    FerfeLaBat: Varies from state to state, I believe. In Florida they can’t. I submit that if they were allowed to do so, the quality of elected official would likely improve.

    But even if they can’t vote, they can shoot.

    Squats: When it was suggested that the McCain camp was behind these racist email jokes, a spokesman said that since Sen McCain spent 5 years as a POW in Vietnam he’d never laugh at, let alone approve, this kind of talk, even in jest. Seems like that’ll be his stock-in-trade reply to everything.

  5. ya’gotta’guessit says:

    We cannot move beyond race as a factor in elections, when 90% of Black Americans can still vote purely on the basis of race – proudly, and without fear of being called racist for doing so.

  6. Fearless Frank says:

    Great speech last night from the candidate. I half-hoped he’d tell those jokes, but I guess that was asking too much. Maybe McCain will.

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