Do you think the Democrats are overreacting?
I don't think it's an attack on him, but it does have a racial tone. I was pretty open minded when I opened the link to see what it was. If it were just a picture of him (not other presidents as well), then I guess it would be subject to the text of the cartoon. How exactly it is an 'attack' though? I don't think it is. It's in poor taste. JMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:43 AM on Jun. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 AM on Jun. 22, 2009
like this one? lol
Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Jun. 22, 2009
QuinnMae - I'm not saying it is an attack either. Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester stated "Is this indicative of what Senate Republicans think about our commander-in-chief?" and "I am calling on Sen. Black to reject this racist smear and fire this staffer who... launched this bigoted attack on our president,"
I think he is overreacting.
Answer by thundernlight at 11:08 AM on Jun. 22, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:10 AM on Jun. 22, 2009
Answer by thundernlight at 11:14 AM on Jun. 22, 2009
yourspecialkid - funny how one-sided reactions are huh? Where was everyone when Palin was hanged from a noose and McCain was burned in a chimney as a Halloween "prank" out in CA???!!!??? Police and city officials accepted it and deemed it an appropriate joke. It was a public display and not taken down! They didn't deem it apprioate, they said it wasn't illegal. They are not the apprioate police
Attacking is going too far, but it IS a racist joke and is pretty disgusting as was teh Palin "joke". You can still be a republican and admit that it was RACIST...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:19 AM on Jun. 22, 2009
thunder, I wasn't arguing that it was attack. Actually, quite the opposite. It has a racial tone to it, but that doesn't qualify as an attack in my book. And if it were just a picture of the eyeballs w/o the other presidents in the picture, I would probably interpret it as "Obama being in the dark" about policy. After all, even as white as I may be, my skin doesn't glow in the dark.
I think people take things too personal and literal. I never squawked at the cartoons that depicted Bush as a monkey. Obama is a big boy.
I agree, Forrester is overreacting. Plus, it doesn't speak highly of him that he is trying to attribute one person's poor taste to an entire party of Republicans. I certainly don't burden all Democrats with the opinions of ONE democrat.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:23 AM on Jun. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Jun. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Jun. 22, 2009