Criticizing Obama

As I have said before America is in a problematical position; we’ve elected a man as POTUS who self-identifies in public as Black and is defined by the media primarily in the terms of his race. Any criticism or depiction of President Obama will be heavily scrutinized to determine if it either contains some form of racial tenor or if it can be twisted into seeming to contain such in an effort to discredit, marginalize, and silence the source of such criticism.

It is somewhat heartening to see that a few of Sean Delonas’ peers understands what is going on and refuse to remain silent about it.

Cartoon Criticism In A Post Bush World by Brian Fairrington
Cartoon by Brian Fairrington via the Wall Street Journal

The Liberals are certainly not above using the axe of political correctness and the stigma of racism to attack anyone who criticizes Obama; that was proved by the incessant race-baiting during the election.

America is in for a bumpy ride over the next few years. Hopefully we’ll be able to hold out against the ranting hordes who would use any means available to silence us.

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8 Responses to “Criticizing Obama”

  1. snaggletoothie Says:

    Maybe they could create a label that certifies something along the lines of, “No chimps were harmed or killed in the production of this cartoon.” Then after a while we could shorten it to, “Monkey safe cartoon.”

  2. Steve B Says:

    But you’re forgetting….Bush was EVIL! That justified all manner of reprehensible behavior, because they were speaking the truth to power, or some such.

    Now, if you criticize Obama, you are being intolerant of someone’s religious beliefs.

  3. jonolan Says:

    Yes, what the Liberals thought was acceptable behavior when their enemies were in power is now considered wrong. You’re also right in your allusion to the quasi-religious / messianic nature of a lot of Obama’s followers.

  4. Kelly Mahan Jaramillo Says:

    Too tired to jump into it, just wanted to skip over and see what was going on, and say hi – Robert the Crow has gone to bed, but wanted to thank you for popping by.

    But there is just one thing – the people who loved Bush loved him with just as much fervor as the people who love Obama. There is still a small margin of folks who believe the sun rises and sets on George W. Bush.

    And when you ask me to name one – Ann Coulter, for starters.

    Sorry I haven’t been by in a bit – life has been really getting in the way of life, lately. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. jonolan Says:

    Glad to see you around again, Kelly. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The hysteria experienced by many of Obama’s followers go far, far beyond what any sitting POTUS has received in living memory. It truly borders on a religious fervor.

    When you add the fact that there are plenty of people who are more than willing to paint any dissent from his views as racist – because of course they’re racist; Obama is Black – you get a climate of repression that is more than a bit scary.

    As for Ms. Coulter, she’s far less staunch a Conservative supporter and far more moderate in her tone and views – quite charming and normal actually – in private than she is when she’s wearing her “public mask.” This frankly leads me to believe that her public views and manner are nothing nut a mercenary attempt to “stimulate” her own bank account by pandering to the preconceptions of both the radical Right and the Radical Left.

  6. Kelly Mahan Jaramillo Says:

    Good morning Jonolan!
    Taking the racist/repression issue out for a moment – do you remember after 9/11, the whole country got behind Bush until he starting directing his attention to Iraq instead of the Bin Ladin issue?

    If anyone disagreed with going into Iraq, they were painted as “unpatriotic” “sympathizing with terroists” “UnAmerican”. The media was cowed, there were no pictures of the dead and wounded troops, the war coverage was a joke.

    For the moderate Democrat as myself, who held these views, the last eight years has been a climate of repression that is way more scary than people who de-cry racist cartoons with Obama.

    And it is the cartoons and comparisons to a chimp, or the White House being decorated with Watermelons that are stupid and offensive, and they would be stupid and offensive if they were directed at anyone, President Obama, or the Chairman of the RNC, Michael Steele.

    Nobody who is disagreeing with Obama’s politics is being called a racist, it is the tasteless cartoons that are racist. I found the Republican dissent against the Stimulus moronic, because most of them agreed ahead of time to vote no, and over half of them didn’t even bother to read it. It never crossed my mind to call them racist – childish was more like it.

    (Luckily, my state has a Republican Senator who is not a sheep, he makes his won decisions and is not one to be shoved around by other Republicans to “close ranks” and oppose everything Obama puts on the table).

    But back to what is offensive:

    Remember that idiot ex-football player Terry Tate and his stupid videos attacking Sarah Palin? Just as offensive and unacceptable.

    What is the difference?

    Oh, and I agree with you on Ann Coulter, I have to say – I have never met her, but I have come to the conclusion that she has found a brilliant, albeit soulless, way to get rich. I’ll bet she voted for Obama, lol.

    Happy Thursday!


  7. jonolan Says:

    We’re going to just have to agree to disagree on the comparative level of fervor between the people who supported Bush after 9/11 and the followers of Obama. We see it differently and it’s a largely moot point to argue. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I think you’re completely wrong about, “Nobody who is disagreeing with Obamaโ€™s politics is being called a racist.” That particular vileness started during the elections and has continued to this day. Now it’s more often aimed at individuals than at politicians, but it’s still happening consistently.

    As for the cartoon, your mileage may vary. It had imagery in that could be taken as racist, but that same imagery had other possible meanings that were very timely and specific. For so many to jump on the worst possible motivation says – to me and a few others who are willing to be reviled – far more about these supposed “victims” than about the Post or Delonas.

  8. Quite The Joker | Reflections From a Murky Pond Says:

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