Racist Obama Bumper Stickers Make Us Weep For Humanity

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An anti-Obama bumper sticker with a racist slogan asking people not to "Re-Nig" has gone viral on Facebook with good reason. It is disgusting, despicable, shameful and sadly, not nearly as uncommon as it should be.

I don't care what side of the political aisle you sit on, racism should be out of the question in political rhetoric. Once you have crossed that line, then you are not only revealing yourself to be ignorant and not worthy of conversation, but you are also disgracing your political party. As a tried and true Democrat, I would be horrified if people in my party thought it was normal to have bumper stickers like these sold by Stumpy's Stickers.

It does not take one ounce of intelligence or creativity to make fun of a person based on race. On the other hand, let's go with accomplishments, shall we?

Barack Obama, a mixed race child was born to a single mother 50 years ago. He was in the top of his class, graduated and went Ivy League all the way. Went to Harvard Law School where he was the President of the Harvard Law Review. He then went on to become a brilliant, inspirational public speaker and eventually the President of the United States of America.

The people who put these bumper stickers on their cars? They have done nothing with their lives or their careers. So who is the winner here?

It is so easy to dismiss someone based on the color of their skin, but personally, I would rather live by what I have done, my track record and the lives I have changed. There is no room for such hateful, angry rhetoric. It only makes the speaker look foolish and ignorant.

If I saw that bumper sticker on a car, I would not even be angry. I would be sad. What kind of degenerate loser says something like that? That is the kind of person who has nothing of note in their lives -- Little success and little accomplishment and they seek to make themselves look bigger and stronger on so little.

It is pathetic and sad. You don't even have to love President Obama to know how tasteless this is.

This is not the America I want to live in and if you think it is funny or support it, then maybe you ought to examine yourself, too.

Does this anger you?

 

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Procr... Procrastamom

People who would display something like this are simply TRASH.

jasmi... jasmineg86

it would take a huge amount of personal restraint to not drop to this idio...*ahem* persons level if i ever saw that in person.

PonyC... PonyChaser

This is pathetic. Not only is it just plain wrong, it perpetuates the mindset that so many of us have fought against. I do not like Mr. Obama in his capacity as President. I do not like his policies and I don't think he's done a good job overall. I will not be voting for him. My opinion has absolutely nothing to do with his race, and I truly believe that the majority of those who oppose Obama feel the same.

KWnav... KWnavywife

I had a girl on my Facebook share that photo today. I'm not an Obama fan by any means, but that sticker crosses the line. It's things like that that fuel the argument any one who's anti Obama is racist. I don't agree with the guys politics, it has nothing to do with his skin color.

Todd Vrancic

I voted for him in 2008, and will again in 2012.  PonyChaser, your comment shows class and gives me hope for the future.  Unfortunately, there are people on both sides that are incapable of keeping political discourse political.  With any luck, people like you will win out on both sides.

nonmember avatar Kate

I don't want to sound stupid, but isn't "re-nig" shorthand for re-negotiate?

ashjo85 ashjo85

I'm with PonyChaser. I don't like him and his policies, but it has NOTHING to do with race. For those whom it does— it's pathetic and sad.

nonmember avatar JaneDWill

I'm a black woman and I love it. Here's why: Since 2008 the closet racists have been nearly kicking the door down. People are taking their phony masks off and really showing who they are. In a non-confrontational way, I actually appreciate seeing people reveal their true characters. The other thing is, I'm so sick and tired of the comments saying "Look, obviously this country isn't racist anymore. We have a black president." It's a subtle way of telling black folks to stop complaining about actual injustices. There's this unwritten rule that unless the N word is used, we're being overly sensitive. So I welcome the open hate. Show the world the nastiness you poorly tried to hide.

the4m... the4mutts

Okay, seriously. I don't have a racist bone in my body. But when I saw that bumpersticker, I shot tea out my nose from laughing so hard.

I know that there are people who HONESTLY feel this way about Obama, and others. Those that do, are complete douche bags. I would never own this sticker personally even though I found it hilarious.

I'm sorry, but as wrong as it is to actually BE a racist, this was FUNNY!! Lighten up just a little bit here people.

nonmember avatar Vanessa

Yea it's funny. Kinda like the one I'm gonna make. "Don't Be A Slacker and Elect A Cra-". But I'm not racist.

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