Counterculture Con HQ

January 4, 2010

Is This Really Necessary?

Hung in effigy.

Good grief.  Is this really necessary?  Have some respect, if not for Obama, then for the Office.

BARACK OBAMA HUNG IN EFFIGY

PLAINS, Ga. — The U.S. Secret Service says it is investigating an effigy of President Barack Obama found hanging from a building in the hometown of former President Jimmy Carter.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told The Associated Press that the large black doll was found Saturday morning along Main Street in the small town of Plains.

Footage from WALB-TV shows the doll was hanging by a noose in front of a red, white and blue sign that says “Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President.” A witness told the station that the doll had a sign with Obama’s name on it.

The Huffbots are in a tizzy. Of course, their issue is, what else– racism.  To which CCHQ responds, whatever.  Effigies are a staple of American political life.  Remember this one?

Palin Derangement Syndrome

Every president in American history has been hung in effigy.  Barack Obama shouldn’t be an exception just because of his race, but because of simple human decency.  But..but..but the history of black lynching!  To which I respond, get over it.  Barack Obama’s election to the highest office in the world is the African-American community’s coming of age.  They stand as fully equal and fully American with everybody else.  Being treated like everybody else, including seeing one of your own hung in effigy, is part of that coming of age.  Painful?  Maybe.  But you suck it up.  Or else a black man as President means nothing, nothing at all.  When a hispanic Republican gets elected to the highest office someday, I want him to be treated like every other president before him was treated.  No coddling, and no condescending favoritism from guilty white Liberals, thank you very much (not that conservatives of color expect any decency from Liberals.  We know better).

Now back to the effigy.  Our republic doesn’t need this garbage.  It’s vile, and in this particular case reflects poorly on conservatives.  To whoever did this, who do you think you’re convincing to your way of thinking?  How many people became Democrats when the Left pulled this kind of crap on Bush?  Huh?  Less than zero.  I can attest to that personally.  This is precisely the kind of derangement that backfires in our face.  This is not the way to run a political insurgency in a democracy.  Knock it off.

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