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ralph wiggum
06-18-2008, 02:06 AM
Offensive or not?

PUBLIC POLL, BEWARE! :cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37V3fhV4vmw

FYI, there are other versions available on YouTube, this was the first one.

ralph wiggum
06-18-2008, 02:26 AM
A more full version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37V3fhV4vmw

Zathras
06-18-2008, 07:27 AM
ooops, thought you were talking about the candidate, not the vid...that's what I get for voting on polls half asleep. :D Change my vote from Offensive to Non-offensive please.

Molon Labe
06-18-2008, 07:56 AM
Seems to me the LA Times said this..so doesn't the media decide what's politically correct?
Obama....has stealthily played race into the election...so IMO...it's fair game to call him on it.

lacarnut
06-18-2008, 08:49 AM
Seems to me the LA Times said this..so doesn't the media decide what's politically correct?
Obama....has stealthily played race into the election...so IMO...it's fair game to call him on it.

If the media said it, it must be true. I voted not offensive. Eyelids will not be pleased!:eek:

enslaved1
06-18-2008, 10:28 AM
You forgot the most important reaction, hilarious.

lacarnut
06-18-2008, 12:45 PM
You forgot the most important reaction, hilarious.

applause, applause; I give you 5 stars.

Molon Labe
06-18-2008, 01:06 PM
I voted not offensive...

Here's the link to the story followed by the parody link

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-ehrenstein19mar19,0,5335087.story


Obama the 'Magic Negro'
The Illinois senator lends himself to white America's idealized, less-than-real black man.
By David Ehrenstein, L.A.-based DAVID EHRENSTEIN writes about Hollywood and politics.
March 19, 2007
AS EVERY CARBON-BASED life form on this planet surely knows, Barack Obama, the junior Democratic senator from Illinois, is running for president. Since making his announcement, there has been no end of commentary about him in all quarters musing over his charisma and the prospect he offers of being the first African American to be elected to the White House.

But it's clear that Obama also is running for an equally important unelected office, in the province of the popular imagination the "Magic Negro."

The Magic Negro is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvXz2xaLNMQ

Shakespeare
06-18-2008, 03:23 PM
But the LA Times guy had a point.

SaintLouieWoman
06-19-2008, 04:41 PM
ooops, thought you were talking about the candidate, not the vid...that's what I get for voting on polls half asleep. :D Change my vote from Offensive to Non-offensive please.

Also change my vote. Read it too quickly. :o

Aklover
06-19-2008, 05:00 PM
Offensive to who? I laugh my ass off when I hear it.

SarasotaRepub
06-19-2008, 07:25 PM
Funny as all heck but we can't say that cause it'd be racist!!! :D

Molon Labe
06-20-2008, 08:10 AM
I heard it on Rush the other day...He only takes what others say and uses it against themselves.

Shannon
06-20-2008, 08:54 AM
Offensive to who? I laugh my ass off when I hear it.

Me too.:D

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AmPat
06-20-2008, 11:07 AM
Seems offensive on the surface to me. I believe Obama is vulnerable on real issues and this kind of attack is uneccessary. I believe the GOP had better not shy from going after him on the issues and his apparent personal flaws. Lay the White guilt to rest and get on with winning this election.