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Monday, August 18, 2008

It’s the Question That’s Been Haunting Me…

posted by on August 18 at 12:34 PM


Does one report on the fascinating wealth of craptastic anti-Obama propaganda floating around the web, or does one ignore it, to avoid helping disseminate the garbage?

The question presented itself most recently when I was alerted to the existence of, which not to be confused with (The latter is the celebrity-obsessed supermarket tabloid, the former is a clearinghouse for theories that Barack Obama is the new 9/11.)

This week my beloved Radar jumped into the fray, publishing “What the Well-Dressed Racist is Wearing,” a survey of Obama-bashing product found for sale on the web.

This anti-Obama tote bag features both side and bottom gussets!

See the whole Radar survey here.

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I rather like that shirt.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 18, 2008 12:37 PM

What did you think this was going to be? A tea party? I think it's funny and tame compared to what your going to see.

Posted by Vince | August 18, 2008 12:44 PM

Me too on the t-shirt.

Posted by it'smarkmitchell | August 18, 2008 12:44 PM

The apron is a pretty clever take on the Obama-is-a-secret-Muslim theme.

Posted by Greg | August 18, 2008 12:50 PM

If they spent their money on useful items rather than on racist t-shirts, they might not be trailer trash for the rest of the their lives.

Posted by kinaidos | August 18, 2008 12:52 PM

It took me a moment to notice that they changed his logo into a muslim-like star and crescent.

Posted by Mike of Renton | August 18, 2008 12:54 PM

Racists always need an excuse to be published by the MSM on the Net - and yet, the MSM goes out of it's way to give them free publicity.

Yes, that's you in the mirror.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 18, 2008 1:02 PM

People who buy this stuff deserve everything a GOP administration will give them and take from them. Everything. I hope they need health care and find they can't get it. I hope they find they can't declare bankruptcy and have their home forclosed on after hearing earlier that day their job was sent to India.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | August 18, 2008 1:04 PM

Yeah, these are in poor taste but some of them are funny. My favorite is the tote bag with the inscription: "Change We Can Fear" Barack Hussein Obama" As Vince @2 mentioned, it's not going to be a tea party. Expect more of this stuff from all sides.

Posted by lark | August 18, 2008 1:35 PM

Is Lindsay Lohan preggers??????

Posted by whaaa?? | August 18, 2008 1:55 PM

@10 for the win.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 18, 2008 2:02 PM

I would think that this only discredits the anti-Obama crowd. Karl Rove even said earlier on to avoid any racially driven attack ads as it could back fire.

Posted by Todd | August 18, 2008 2:25 PM


The only problem with your hopes is that many lower-middle-class/lower-class, blue-collar, rural whites in American already live in circumstances very close to what you describe. They're not worried about losing things they don't have, and frankly few have any expectation of things getting better, when they've been so bad for so long; they just want a smiling, paternalistic, white-haired, white-skinned, trustworthy-looking elder to tell them things won't get any WORSE.

Unfortunately, when they hear a young, intelligent, charismatic black man saying things can get BETTER, they can only see one thing - ODL&JCIH ("Oh Dear Lord And Jesus Christ In Heaven!"), that's a BLACK MAN runnin' fer preznit!

Posted by COMTE | August 18, 2008 2:36 PM

All the jackasses who say racism isn't a problem anymore can suck it.

Posted by Tania | August 19, 2008 12:06 AM

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