Thursday, September 20, 2012

Empty Chair Lynchings


This outrageous image sums up the attitude of an angry segment of anti-Obama voters in the United States.  They say they don't like what he is doing with policy but underneath it they are just plain racist.  This deplorable display of utter ignorance is telling. 

Taken in Austin, Texas this week the photo shows an office chair lynched in the front yard of a man named Bud Johnson. When confronted about this blatantly racist gesture he responded with eloquence:
I don't really give a damn whether it disturbs you or not. You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you. I don't give a sh*t. If you don't like it, don't come down my street.
There was a second mock-lynching in Virginia this one made it clear it was a reference to Clint Eastwood's version of Obama as invisible man in empty chair. It had a sign reading "Nobama" printed in read letters.

I do not claim that most Republican share this kind of racist rancor, but these displays just drag the whole anti-Obama crowd into a deeper hole from my perspective.

Source Global Grind's Selena Hill


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