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Thursday, October 27, 2016

This is for Vanessa in South Florida.

She emailed me a few days ago after spotting a bumper sticker that read: 2012 Don’t Re-Nig. “Honestly,” she wrote, “I don’t know how to process my outrage, so I’m handing it off to you. I know that President Obama’s race has always been an issue to many people, and perhaps I live a relatively sheltered life in Democratic-leaning Broward County, but I’m still stunned by the sentiment. I’m even more stunned, naive though that may be, by the fact that some people believe it’s appropriate to flaunt that sentiment — and that it’s not a source of shame.”

Vanessa, I’m afraid I’m not nearly as shocked as you. After all, the sentiment that bumper sticker expresses has been part of the Obama narrative since before he took office.

Some of us grapple with a sense of racial and cultural dislocation, the jolting sensation in a changing nation, that their prerogatives as white people, assumptions so ingrained as to have never previously required the slightest thought, are now in question. They want “their” country back. As the great satirist Randy Newman sings in a new satirical ballad:

“I’m dreaming of a white president

“Just like the ones we’ve always had

“A real live white man who knows the score

“How to handle money or start a war.”

But for others of us, it’s not anything so nuanced as a sense of dislocation — just the same old hate as always.

  • Stories like this one are very hard to take. At first blush they make me angry at the truly stupid people who share this grand land with me. Then I find a sense of shame and embarrassment rushing in to replace that anger. The poor soul who could be so ignorant and proud to display such trash is beyond contempt or forgiveness. Such people are holding back progress and the evolution of our society. I can’t shake that queasy feeling in my gut after reading such stories and I fear for the future of my country.

    • TheSkalawag929

      “Such people are holding back progress and the evolution of our society.”

      When the sun rises or sets it’s gradual. So too is progress and societal evolution. One may stand in it’s way but no one can stop it.

      • Gammaanya

        Money can and does it.

        • TheSkalawag929

          I disagree.

          Money can slow it down possibly but it can’t stop progress or the evolution of society.

  • old_blu

    I distain the fact that we have not come farther than this.

    “We didn’t mean it in a racist way.” That is such bullshit.

    • neece00

      I wasn’t raised to think like that.

      • old_blu

        I was raised better than that also.

    • brotherscoe

      You are a prime example sir, about the boot that stills kick the butt! Marinate on what you just said and it comes out like this. We didn’t mean to kick Obama so hard, my foot slipped
      just like my ancestors did on millions of blacks, that were forced to work as slaves and we forgot to make reparations for them, upon freeing them not as men and women of society but as dogs in the streets. Your denial is still on going, that over privileged status in you has blinded you to the truth. The butt has been crying for centuries for change and it has been given at an snails pace and complained about by the boot the butt is giiven special treatment, its reverse discrimination to level the playing field against me, I feel the butt is kicking me to have inherent God given privileges, that I enjoy so much. Once again Obama cant change forces so easily, that were here long before he was born! There is no other way to say this, The races need to lay there cards on the table, thats the real B.S that hasn’t been done. The klan does it so do the muslims, thats why you don’t see them fighting each other, they understand each other very well and respect each others position.

  • WhutHeSaid

    Welcome to the Tea Party, the lying, despicable group of bitter bigots formed in reaction to Obama’s election. Did you think the vile and hateful racists of 40 years ago were all gone or somehow developed new-found tolerance? Think again.

    Every time you hear arguments about Obama’s birth certificate, calls for voter ID laws, or accusations that Obama is ‘socialist’ or ‘Muslim’, you can be assured that ignorant racist trash still walks the Earth.

  • neece00

    I am sorry to say there are people I work with and share my office that think like that and they think it is okay. This is the Bible belt and these people also call themselves Christian. I don’t feel sorry for them but I am embarrassed by it.

    • SaneJane

      I know what you mean, it is the same here in Alabama.

    • brotherscoe

      It’s not individual whites fault, neither the fault of blacks. They were born into this system of one man up the other man his footstool. It was those individuals who became grass root movers of change from the abolitionist to the civil rights marchers white and black that should be commended. They need to build a statue Of John Brown a white preacher doing the civil war, who encouraged black slaves to revolt for their freedom. You wont see that he is considered a treasoner against the government, like the tea party is doing Obama.

      The bible is still a great book of living righteous, given down from God to man. Without it I
      have a hard time to quell the anger that builds up in me, when I see pictures of black men being lynched for alleged crimes not proven and I often say to myself that could have been one of my ancestors done like that. So don’t blame yourself, just go forward for positive change and help Obama against the tide thats against him. Food for thought, the U.S. sends more money abroad w/o the taxpayers consent and yet those republicans and others cry if the Obama’s spends money on bazooka bubble gum. Whats wrong with that picture? People complaiin about Obama lack of doing anything when they are the ones who over spent and took equity out of their homes for things, that had no return value but debt they didn’t need and they relied on jobs that were outsourced.

  • Little Murders

    I call them Little Murders. Maybe, I should call them accessories to Little Murders. Either way, they are the things that people say that diminish or degrade other people. We hear them all of the time. Bigotry and racism can be a very subtle thing. In fact, it is the subtle that can be the most damaging.

    You see, it has always been that “little murders” preceded the real murders. The holocaust could never have happened if the awful remarks had not proceeded it. A young black man in Mississippi would not have been beaten to death for whistling at a white woman if the awful words had not been used first. I cannot even bring myself to write the “n” word but how many times have you heard it said. A gay man would not have been tied to a fence and beaten to death if there had not been first the awful words—fagot, queer, homo, etc. And then there is the “wink, wink, nod, nod,” comments that say it all about those that we want to set apart. I read now that the hate groups are using the immigration issue to recruit for their hateful purposes. Will we always find a way to hate somebody? Will it ever end?

    Are we being an accessory to a “little murder if we listen to these remarks and say nothing? I think so. Is it too embarrassing to call someone out that says these things? I think not. Is it worth a moment of embarrassment to do so. You tell me. Bigotry, prejudice, racism, anti Semitism, and homophobia, are set ablaze by the hate mongers but they are fueled by the indifferent. Where do you stand?

    • dellmartin

      So eloquently stated and so true. Although racism has diminished over recent years, we all know it still exists. It’s very sad that in 2008 we elected a president that was the perfect bridge to a new period in our nation’s history – he’s half white (to placate the racists), educated, intellectual, kind, determined to be a uniter and he’s an inspiring leader, but the haters refused to even give him a chance, using the endless false accusations from the Tea Party reps as ammunition to support their hatred. I do feel that despite all the lies that come from the reps, he will be re-elected, but I think the haters will double down on their attacks. And they have guns!

      • Kokogene

        dell martin, racism has not diminished over the years as you stated, it is very alive and well in America. Although the rest of your post is very true, the fact that I served in Vietnam and had to fight the Vietnamese, and white male Americans on the same front, that after that war I worked for the same US government and had to file claims against co-workers is not in my opinion a diminish racist America! I just re-tired in 2007, and the beat goes on for racism!!!

        • dellmartin

          I do respect your position on this, but I remember driving through the deep south with my family when I was a little girl, and seeing the separate water fountains for the Negroes and signs that stated “Negroes not allowed”. It’s absolutely still a problem, but thankfully many of the things that were either allowed or overlooked back then are no longer legal. Thank you for your service; my brother also served in Viet Nam.

          • Don

            If you saw the movie DRIVING MISS DAISY you would know the hate aginst blacks as well as the Jews living in the South. I still remember going to a Piggly-Wiggly Food Store in the South.

          • bamagal0007

            Holy shit. Life is not a movie lib.

      • Don

        Where i grew up in Northern New Jersey back in the forties there was not one black family in town. We only had one Phillipino man who was very nice and kind to everyone.

    • I agree. I am a 70-year-old white woman and even I hear the subtle digs that bigots use to cover up their hateful views.

    • Great post, would you allow me to repost on other sites?

    • Elsa

      I agree the names dehumanize people, which makes it easier to hate and hurt. Very good post.

    • brotherscoe

      People who deny racism, are like the boot that kicks the butt. As long as they are doing the butt kicking, they will deny pain and degrading of ones character is being experienced to the butt and they are not responsible for the act, even if they are still receiving indirect/direct benefits from it. Obama is just another black descendant regardles of being half white, just like most blacks are more or less, that is magnified for racism do to his executive position as president. Racist attacks will go on in good times or bad times, just being black and walking minding your business like Trayvon Martin who was killed by George Zimmerman or the police or by another black gangbanger is what every black person is subject to in this country. Like the adage “my skin is my sin” is a well known saying that we blacks know so well. A hall mark of understanding racism, is when one who is use to inflicting it has receive assault to their character and then they wont legislation to reverse such atrocities done to them, saying the legal protective measures that was used against them is unfair holding them back for less qualified people real or imagined in the work place. An over privileged status makes one take their rights for granted while others suffer from lack of it. Over priveleged people complain about the under privileged, making commotions for change in this country, black leaders like obama catch hell from both sides of the equation. One
      side likes their wealth and privileges that came from standing on the backs of the poor and enslaved. The other side wants change right now! not in some nebulous future. They seem to fail to understand it took centuries to eradicte slavery in this country another century to get rid of segregation, the process and resistance was slow against it. So it would not be right to hold Obama for change in one term, when you still have the same forces of evil racism in congress against him that made slavery,segregation legally enforced in this country!

    • grammyjill

      Since my family is a multicolored quilt and my best friend is gay, no one would say anything within my hearing and not hear a piece of my mind. I would hope everyone would speakup also.

    • Don

      And if you watch those old movies, you would know that gay meant happy, but today’s kids look at these movies and think gay means homo. I am homo as I like homogenized milk with my cereal each morningLOL

    • Thank you! That was beautiful. I have never understood why people choose to hate. I have two children that I have raised and taught never to use the word hate when refering to a person. I believe when you allow hate in it slowly consumes you. I am happy to say that my kids are like the united nations of friends. They have friends of different nationalities, races, religions, disabilities, and yes sexual orientations.While others may not agree it is what I am most proud of as far as raising my kids.

    • bamagal0007

      LOL…and nothing about those who fan the flames and incite violence in the name of equality and their so called justice. Nothing about those who choose to blame white poeple on a daily basis for everything wrong in the world. Perhaps you need to open both eyes and see the Revs Farakhan, Wrights, Jacksons and Sharptons in this country who keep black people down by their victimization rhetoric. But we know you wont tell both sides of any story. you’re too busy blaming justing one. Sad.

  • Mitt happens – just don’t let it happen to you……….

  • I am sorry and ashamed that in my beloved America that we still have racists. God made all of us
    in His image. What can’t we respect all people no matter what color their skin is? Honestly,
    I cannot believe that “Re-Nig” would be accepted by anybody in 2012. Shame on the people
    responsible for this bumper sticker. You do not have to like anyone (including the President),
    but that should not keep you from treating them with respect.

    • brotherscoe

      This is how slavery and segregation got started and was enforced by the government, the same entitythat exist today. Re-Nig should be against the law not disguised as free speech.

  • latebloomingrandma

    Another example of why Mr. Pitts is my favorite columnist.

  • This will never stop because stoping it will take away their ablity to hurt. SAVAGES ON TWO LEGS.

    • oh it will stop….we are well on our way to all being a lovely shade of tan with slightly slanted eyes and a big happy look-Ma-no-race outlook on life…check back in three generations the race thing will be completely irrelevant. We just need to be sure we don’t replace it with a new lie. like people with money are intrinsically better than those without.

      That is the lie that Mitt is now selling to poor white voters….the amazing thing is they are so afraid of minorities taking over that they are buying it as if he is talking about them. He is definately not talking about them…the vast majority of his base is squarely in the 47% he feels “Its not my job to care about…”

  • howa4x

    Not all republicans are bigots, but if you are one, you’re a republican. They are like the white supremists that used to control South Africa. They had their Nelson Mandela moment with Obama.
    In SA they got over it, here they haven’t. It galls some of them that there is a Black president because it blows away their myth of white supremacy. For way too many years white male WASPs controlled everything took the major shre of wealth and called all the shots. They awoke from a bad dream on morning and a Black man with a funny name was being sworn in, and for the life of them they can’t get over it. They are hoping this is a one shot deal and they have thrown every kind of obstruction at him, and he is still up in some polls. Could it be that their America is changing? It was bad enough for the wasps when the Jews, Italians and Irish gained strength, but now it’s gone too far for them. They are imagining that the Turner Diaries are becoming too real for their liking. Time to arm up and shoot some people is what they are saying. Racism is beginning the lessen though and it’s happening with the young. they grew up with all different races and can’t see what all the fuss is about. they voted for Obama in mass and will again because the Republican message dosen’t apeal to them. Far to restrictive of personal freedom, and white men what complete control again. Even if the Republicans eek out a win time is against them and the racism that they scream will die a slow death with them. Cause as Bob Dylan sang “The times they are a chang’n”

  • It is sad that ‘freedom of speech” can be used for such hateful things.

    • neece00

      And sometimes of “freedom of speech” can be very hurtful.

  • TheOldNorthChurch

    This article in itself is racist. While the one example you started with the article is an example of its theme the remainder smarts of McCarthyism. Did you miss Bill Clinton’s remark to Ted Kennedy?

    There is “No Room for Racism”, and there is “No Room for Articles like This” in the National Memo.

    • johninPCFL

      There was room on “The O’Reilly Factor” for Newman’s song. Of course they didn’t mention the bumper sticker at all. Maybe O’Reilly just doesn’t read very much?

  • quasm

    Mr. Pitts; It’s interesting that you should quote Mr. Newman’s lyrics. How is this not racism against white people? Vanessa does not state the source of the bumper sticker she sent you. Could it not have come from a Democrat? We know from their appearances at Tea Party events and poll intimidation that they are not above such things.

    Dik Thurston
    Colorado Springs

    • sn77339

      No matter how you and your Tea Party buddies try to put lipstick on the Tea Party pig, it still stinks.

    • old_blu

      quasm, I guess it could have been a democrat, but you and I both know it wasn’t.

      Be honest now!

    • Sand_Cat

      I belive the article said who created it. And I think it’s pretty clear he’s not a Democrat.

      And Mr. Newman’s song is called satire. That’s S-A-T-I-R-E. Tey looking it up.

  • I am so very discouraged with the racism against the president. I live in a rural area in NW Pa. and stopped at a little restaurant to eat and heard several couples talking and loud and clear came the comment “we will be a lot better off if we get that n word out of Washington”. I almost choked on my food. Signs dot our area with AMERICA VS OBAMA of course Obama in huge black letters. It almost makes me ashamed to live in this country! It is all so sad! I think a very decent man and a good president will be defeated with all that is going on.

    • No Kathy he will win in a landslide and don’t be a bit afraid to stand up and say that it embarrasses you to live in a country where people are ok with calling the president a “N…” I am making a new pact with myself today. I will never again let this pass, I will stand up and say somethign every time I hear it. I think we all should. It doesn’t matter what happens after we say it but to just let it pass is no longer acceptable.

      I am just going to say “Sir your opinion is your own and you are more than entitled to it but your language and your attitude are toxic and contribute nothing to the political landscape. Your views on race have no place in a free society and I for one am embarrassed that I have to share a country with you. I have stood shoulder to shoulder with soldiers all over the globe to protect your right to free speech, but to see you use this right to spew hatred and malice, and to slander my brothers and sisters of color, is repugnant. Sir you are an embarrasment to all I hold dear, and all this country stands for.”

      Maybe if we, the educated white MAJORITY and everyone else that finds this type of thing repulsive, just consistantly stood up and spoke the truth, maybe then they would learn to be embarrassed by their bigotry. They certainly should be embarassed!

    • FLeFlore

      Kathy and Joel — I appreciate knowing that many decent white people like you are out there. I am an African-American woman who has encountered her share of racism in attempts by some to put me in “my place” or people acting like they are offended by my very existence. One has to learn how to deflect such unwarranted hatred. The “Little Murders” comment posted by b kenneth mcgee is on target as….”the things that people say that diminish or degrade other people” among other examples.

      My guess is that most of the Republican white males don’t like nor want to cooperate with President Obama because his very presence challenges their presumed superiority — Obama is confident, intelligent and articulate. I’m not nearly as calm and collected as Obama (and would never last in public office because I’d probably offend someone due to being direct, even though I am very empathic).

      Obama and other blacks who are viewed as threats challenge insecure people because they can’t rely on stereotypes about who they think black people are or should be. People who tend to not think beyond a surface level don’t understand that their own racism reflects more about their character — not the person they hate and target for disdain due to just being different.

      As a survival approach, I’ve had to learn not to take racism personally. If I’m in a sarcastic mood when a racist attempts to attack me in some way, I might make a quip something along the lines of, “Were you aware that racism is a mental disorder?” It helps deflect a “Little Murder” from sinking into my soul, and perhaps leaves the offending person with something to think about.

  • Don’t Re-Nig… That’s funny as hell. LMAO

    • neece00

      And you are the scum of the earth

    • Shame on you Peter. Perhaps you find that funny…but it is not.

      • I would like to start a new trend….when guys like peter or any other moron show up with dumbass comments we should all just ignore them and carry on the conversation as if a child was trying to interrupt a board meeting.

        Now when real honest repubs show up and want a civilized debate they should be welcomed with open arms and treated with respect. They are the ones we need to convince to look at facts and shut off FAUX and RUSH Lindbag. We spend way to much time and effort typing you suck 50 times in a row. Put that effort into learning what TO talk about and learning WHO to ignore. If we answer every idiot it leaves little time and space for substantive discussion. Let’s just ignore peter and the rest of the rabble.

        But please engage with the THINKERS form the other side, we need them on our team, and we can get them on our team. I was a life long republican but have been completely swayed by the power of the dream of a better America, and the complete incompetence of George the second. Mitt is far worse than George, and it is getting very hard for real republicans to back him. Even people who are on his staff are leaving…and they are paid to like him…think how dissappointed honest republicans feel about all this. They are soooooo ready to defect. We should get out and try to convert all the “red states” wouldn’t it be hillarious if all the Koch and Addelson money is wasted and Obama wins by 500-38 or something like that. It’s easy to get thinking people to see the truth, we can do this. But not if we waste time correcting idiots.

        • grammyjill

          I agree completely.

    • old_blu

      You wouldn’t think that it was funny in my neighborhood.

    • bobbreinig


  • mkzp

    I think there are more intelligent people than ignorant racist people – sadly it’s the ugly and negative things that often get more attention. Those of us who live by a philosophy of brother/sisterhood, sharing, caring, kindness and community for a better life for all must not allow the ignorant to quiet us. I see so much good going on and so many bright people who really ‘get it’ that I am constantly re-energized to continue the battle against ignorance and hate.

  • One fact no one has mentioned yet is, these bigots make ALL WHITES look bad, and I know this is not the case by far. They’re loud you need to get LOUDER.

  • lana ward

    Where do you get them at? I want one!

    • bobbreinig


      • lana ward

        Just kidding, but even if I wasn’t, doesn’t mean I’m a racist

  • Racism. My observation of Obama is he reminds me of an oreo cookie. We call it an apple; red on the outside and white on the inside. Other than Holder how many non-whites does Obama have in his administration? How many American Indians do you see? Cabinet, Justice Department etc. other than BIA none. American Indians had a harsh way of dealing with inaffective war leaders.
    It is not race with Obama. It is his incomptence. Obama had both houses from 2008 to 2010 where he could have passed immigration laws, work laws etc. without any support from the Republican party. What did Obama do he did a stimulus bill and an extreem health bill. No jobs, no private sector investments etc.,but said he saved the car industry. If the US takes the current stock buyout today the US will lose 25 billion dollars. Great investment with our tax money. At least Romney is using private sector money and not the tax payers.
    Hate Obama. No. He is a failure. A slick tongue, use car salesman and he speaks with a forked tongue. A term given to government agents. The US made many promises to the Indian country, but kept only one. They promised to take our land and they took it.
    The Democratic party is in the outhouse. We Indians did not have indoor plumbing.

    • Gammaanya

      DO you understand what FILIBUSTER IS and DOES. DO U?? DO U??? DO U???
      All Democrats voted and few Rep cross the party lines because they are running for office, otherwise they would also VOTE NO. The ones who arew retiring VOTED NO<NO<NO.
      U TELL ME WHY????It's Obama Fault again???

    • bobbreinig

      and your oreo cookie comment is not racist at all wow your logic astounds me,, well maybe not ,, your hatred of a minority president not haveing enough diversity in his cabinet is beyond realism,,

  • I have said from day one that this is the reason for our so called congress hasn’t done or blocked every bill that O’Bama has sent to congress.It is not only outside the beltway it is inside the beltway also.What kind of two faced country do we live in.’Oh I know this congress reminds me of the communist government,my way or the highway.Next this congress and government will start killing all those peole with free thinking.

  • nurselaidoff

    I have been a democrat for 30 years. I listen to all the stations (yes, including Fox, MSNBC etc) to get the information that I feel I need to form an opinion. I was forced into watching Fox because the other networks omit some very important details tied to the election. They cover every gaffe that Romney makes and they cover the all important story of Anne Romney’s horse and her expensive clothes. In the mean time they ignore important gaffes from Obama and Michelle Obama expensive outfits are considered stylish (the high price tags are ignored).
    4 years ago Obama campaigned on change and a unified America. He was fundamentally going to change the government from within. None of that happened. In fact, with this campaign, we have moved in the opposite direction.
    In 2012, Obama, the Democratic party and supporters are running on racism, division based on class and quite frankly some embarrassing lies coming from the DNC head (Debbie Wasserman Schultz) and the lies coming from Stephanie Cutter of Obama’s campaign staff (not to mention the super PACs). America is more deeply divided than I have ever seen it. The hate rhetoric coming out of both parties is shocking. But after viewing multiple sites I can safely say that most of the hate rhetoric is coming from the far left democratic side.
    Yes, this one bumper sticker is shocking and bigoted. However, it is no different the the language that is used against the Republicans and the Tea Party and anyone else that has a different opinion. In fact, this bumper sticker is quite mild compared to the nasty rhetoric that I see daily on this site. Don’t believe me? Just read a few of the remarks posted after each of the so called news stories on this site. In fact, wait a bit and you will see some nasty remarks following my comment.
    Its time that the incivility stops. There is bigotry coming from whites and blacks. But the biggest shame of all is the incivility that has popped up that is driving a wedge in America.

    • bobbreinig

      liar ,, your no democrat or a liberal ,, you a fox news troll, and we all know it ,, why do you even bother comeing to a liberal article and post crap like this ,, do you really beleive we are that stupid to believe this

      • nurselaidoff

        Wow, how easy it is to prove my point. The first word that you typed was “liar” followed by “Troll” and “Crap”. I registered as a democrat 30 years ago and have been a democrat all my life and have no plans to change parties at this time.
        Not all democrats are extreme liberals. I consider myself a moderate democrat.
        And by the way, because I am laid off due to workforce reductions in the healthcare industry, I have plenty of time to explore all types of media outlets. You might try it some time. It is quite educational.
        By the way, I replied to the article (my first post here even though I have been reading the Memo for quite some time) because of the title: “Again, the Same Old Hate”.

        • grammyjill

          I don’t do the name calling stuff unless someone insults me first. I’d rather discuss things rationly. I also get news from different places tho I will not watch Fox or listen to Rush. I tried but my husband said to stop because their lies were getting me too worked up. I do watch the House and Senate. You get alot of first hand info there.
          I will tell you that there is no way that I will vote for any republican, and hope we get rid of every republican running. I wish Boehnor, Cantor, Issa and Mcconnel were running so we could ditch them too.

    • FLeFlore

      nurselaidoff — You wrote: “4 years ago Obama campaigned on change and a unified America. He was fundamentally going to change the government from within. None of that happened.”

      Do you feel your expectations are realistic? No man is an island. President Obama is just one person. And he does not walk on water. IMO, Obama had good intentions with plans to work with the Republicans and other Democrats on changing the system, giving his fellow public officials benefit of doubt. He appears to know now that even he was unrealistic in his hopes for major systemic change.

      Societal change is a slow process. Many of us are coming out of the fog and into a realization that anytime you have a group of politicians who are bold enough to announce their intentions to see that the first black/biracial president fails, racism is somewhere in that picture. And anytime you have public officials who would rather see one man fail so much that they are willing to sacrifice the best interests of this country and allow the masses to suffer (by not supporting the President’s Jobs bill and fighting against health coverage for all), we are likely dealing with sociopaths.

      One cannot reason with sociopaths. It is a sobering lesson. It requires a new approach.

  • I call them jealous!
    History will tell them all that this weird name and black President is the leader that has restored confidence in America’s future on theses troubled times.
    President Obama not only leaders, he also inspires, gives hope to the ones that are “fired up and ready to go…”
    Also, in other countries, (I.E in Brazil) the people are writing President Obama’s name on their ballots.
    He inspires the whole world!!!!

  • I call them jealous people!

  • bcarreiro

    hey whats black and white and doing a mighty job at the oval office ???….BARACK OBAMA!!! ya cant take that away from him.

  • Another_Cat

    “We didn’t mean it in a racist way.”

    So, after it was pointed out how racist the statement really was…did the couple stop making the stickers?

  • cyndi2c41

    There are enough of us who still remember the days of yore. Young people think because they mix and mingle that all are equal. We still got another 100 years to go before racism begins to fades. It is a fight for every generation. Brace up for the fight.

  • sandraleesmith46

    Criticizing Obama’s JOB is NOT racism; but if some weren’t so busy finding excuses for his inadequacy as a CIC and a POTUS they’d KNOW that! That says NOTHING about race, religion, gender or sexual preference: it simply says HE is INCOMPETENT at the JOB!

  • daniel bostdorf

    Hi Sandrleesmith46.

    Stop listening to the propagandists like Rove, Limbaugh, Foxnews, Beck and the right wing racist fascists OK?

    Your post is lies. This post is not about Obama.
    It’s about Pitts stating a hard truth:

    “Some of us grapple with a sense of racial and cultural dislocation, the jolting sensation in a changing nation, that their prerogatives as white people, assumptions so ingrained as to have never previously required the slightest thought, are now in question. They want “their” country back.”

    “You people” are not entitled!

    Sandrleesmith46….”you can’t handle the truth.”
    You are nothing more than a propagandist.

    Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Linmbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    or as Adolph Hitler stated:

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

    Keep the lies coming Sandrleesmith46….

    • bamagal0007

      His presidency is a failure no matter how you spin it…16 TRILLION in debt…8.2% Unemployment…Israel on the brink of war and our Ambassadors getting murdered, sodomized and dragged through the streets.

      Perhaps if he had actually worked the last 4 years, it would have been different…but no, he is a superstar and in love with the idea of being President. Just not the hard work that goes along with it.

  • 12pointbuck

    we were all created equal, what we do with it is the story, if you live your life through Jesus Christ, as we have, 54 years, your life is full of good memories, good friends of all colors and you do not realize until you semi retire, get a computer, get on the internet and see how sick some people are, but then you realize what you have learned and been taught by the word on what is happening, and going to happen, I know my neighbors

  • I, for one, am sick to death of the racist remarks from the Obama haters. As a caucasian, I find it disgusting that people cannot see past a persons skin color to see the real person inside.
    If you hate Obama just because his skin is darker than yours, you DESERVE the world that is in the making. The “White Majority” in America will soon be in the minority. There are more and more Latinos, Asians and African Americans being born here and immigrating here than there are whites.
    GET OVER IT!!!!!!

    • bamagal0007

      Sure there are some out there who hate him becuase of his skin color…but most hate him because he is an arrogant jerk and in way over his head. A celebrity rock star president who is full of his own glory…eye candy…good grief!!

      Perhaps if he had cut the deficit in half and hadn’t made those lower income folks even more dependent on him and this government. it wouldn’t be that way.

      The fact reamins that this admin wants to keep you dependent…and no Romney isn’t perfect, but he is very skilled at turning around failing businesses and why shouldn’t he get a chance to prove he can? Obama got one.

  • Don

    I was raised in a family where anyone who was not white was downloaded. I was just the opposite. I love all people, blacj, white, brown, green, red, as well as polkadotted. My mother hated Catholic men because she worked with them in a mill and each saturday they went to confession and told the priest what they done wrong and each monday they were back swearing, saying God’s and Jesus’ name in vain.

  • dellmatin yes how many have forgotten those days. It still exists.

    • bamagal0007

      LOL…everything is racist…even kitchen cabinets.


    Heeeeeyyyyy allllll you OBAMA LOVERS—-
    We knew it would come out—-
    Obama Administration Knew Libya Attack Was Terrorism Within 24 Hours—-
    He was trying to cover it up!!!!!!!!!

    • daniel bostdorf

      They did not know ahead of time.
      Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that before the attack there was some intelligence about security threats in Libya, but it was not specific to the U.S. Consulate.

      “There was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western – correction – eastern Libya were seeking to coalesce, but there wasn’t anything specific and certainly not a specific threat to the consulate that I’m aware of,” Dempsey said.

      Asked how long after the attack it took him to come to the conclusion that it was perpetrated by terrorists, Defense Secretary Panetta said, “It took a while.” He said it remains to be determined by investigators which terrorist group was involved.

      ALLLLAMERICAN: You have to take time to get your facts straight first before you shoot your mouth off.

      Quit lying and distorting the facts.

      • bamagal0007

        Perhaps Obama should stop hiding information from American citizens to further his campaign?

  • daniel bostdorf

    Buzz off “ALLAMERICAN” who is not….you are a fascist.

    This article is about Rascism.
    Not Obama or anything else your feeble mind comes up with to distract us…

    “ALLAMERICAN” who is not: You have no original thoughts of your own, other than a liars “bumper sticker” approach to your really well thought out posting. You intentionally distract us from thoughtful dialog and discourse.

    Quit hiding behind a fake name. What are you afraid of?

    Are you a propagandist for Karl Rove? You sound like Limbaugh/Beck and foxnews..make up a lie and say it is the truth.

    Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Linmbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    or as Adolph Hitler stated:

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

    “ALLAMERICAN” who is not…Keep lying and distracting us ….we know what you are.

  • bamagal0007

    Sure there is racism in this country but not nearly as much as liberals want you to believe.
    Without the charge of racism, may of them would have one less weapon. On the race issue some of you refuse to give credit where it is due and acknowledge the huge strides which have been made in the last several decades.
    Some would rather play the race card whenever someone says they do not like Obama. Is it because he is black? Hardly. He is inept and that is not because of his race either. Taking our country back isn’t from the black folks in this country, it’s from those of you who wish to destroy the constitution.

    Everyone of every color is free to join this fight…and a fight it will be.

  • bamagal0007

    Oh, you holier than thou race baiters…wow. If you could just listen to yourselves…you guys are unreal.

    What are your racist code words this week? Did you know that Kitchen cabinet is a racist slur?
    Most liberals SEARCH for anything they can twist around and call racist…good grief.
    You have outplayed your race card…move on now.

  • bamagal0007

    Yeah, you libs continue to play that race card, that’s for sure.

  • bamagal0007

    A Congressional Black Caucus member actually said the white folks at the Tea Parties want to “see blacks hanging from trees.” Knowing what I know from my personal experience, the Caucus member’s statement is irresponsible, absurd, shameful, and divisively evil — all about ginning up racial hate and securing votes for Obama.
    Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American

  • bamagal0007

    Even today, Democrats are still “keeping blacks in their place” — telling them they need lowered standards, affirmative action, special programs, and freebies to succeed. Democrats constantly send blacks the message they are not as smart was whites. For example, Democrats say having to show ID when voting disenfranchises blacks. This is merely a tactic by which the Democrats implement voter fraud. However, in the process, they are saying blacks are too stupid to find their way to the DMV or other places to acquire proper ID. This is just one example of numerous ways Democrats tell blacks they are inferior and need Democrats’ help to succeed.
    Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American