Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Must not joke about Obama (again)

We read:
"Florida Politics has, thankfully, collected a series of absolutely shocking statements that shows Palins peeps for who they are - racists. Here is just a few of the examples that they are keeping:

Al Austin, a high-level Republican fundraiser from Tampa, sent an e-mail to his list of his political contacts Wednesday containing a joke that refers to the assassination of Barack Obama. Is that funny? Well here's the alleged "joke":

The joke concerns a group of school children discussing the definition of "tragedy," as opposed to "great loss" or "accident." The punchline says that if an airplane carrying Obama and his wife was blown up, "it certainly wouldn't be a great loss, and it probably wouldn't be an accident either."


Apparently conservatives are not allowed to think that the death of a political opponent would be no loss. Note that there's no mention of race in the allegedly "racist" joke. Apparently, any adverse mention of the Holy Child is racist.


Anonymous said...

I've heard that joke retold for at least 20 years now with the name changing according to who is president. I can't count the number of emails I received with that same story being told using George Bush as the punchline. I guess it depends on whose ox is being gored. Another whining humorless/"tolerant" liberal doesn't suprise me.


Anonymous said...

And it's perfectly OK for any Muslim to express the opinion that someone should die, without any repercussions whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

strangely leftists have called for the assassination of Bush (and/or members of his administration) for 8 years and noone considered that racist (and neither did the USSS take action against any but the most serious threats).
If they had taken action against all such threats there'd not have been many people left to campaign for Obama, they'd all have been "disappeared" as the left has for years alleged "Bush" does with those who dare speak up against him (and as will likely happen with those who dare criticise The One, religious and political police being a hallmark of Muslim fundamentalists and communists, and Him being both).

Anonymous said...

Remember Vince Foster, the Clinton guy who committed suicide by shooting himself in the head? Twice! Then moving his own body!

Anonymous said...

"Remember Vince Foster, the Clinton guy who committed suicide by shooting himself in the head? Twice! Then moving his own body!"

That is exactly why Obama didn't ask Hill-Dog to be his VP.