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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