Monday, 12 November 2012

Racist Chairs

The US election threw up some very odd debating points, but none as batshit crazy as the racist chairs.

From the beginning, then. Republican booster Clint Eastwood made a speech talking to an empty chair which was supposed to signify Obama's poor record in office. Obscure, yes, but that's the way of politics these days, I suppose.

The meme was ridiculed by a grateful internet and was dubbed Eastwooding.

Republican voters, however, seemed to like the concept and used an empty chair as a symbol of the Romney campaign. Problem is, they hung them from trees in their front gardens as a show of support ... which is quite obviously, err, racist.
Three "lynched" empty chairs with signs that read "Nobama" were found hanging at a home near a public park in Centreville, Virginia. 
Douglas Burger, the owner of the home, told the chairs were just a reference to the internet meme popularized by Clint Eastwood's bizarre speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention. 
"It's just Eastwooding," Burger said. 
Burger also denied the chairs were being "lynched" or had racial overtones.
"Not at all. They're up because otherwise people would steal them," Burger said.
You don't get away with it that easy, you racist bastard! It doesn't matter what you thought you meant, only the offence that was taken. Understand?

As such, I am pretty sure that Obama voters will forthwith be boycotting Facebook in their many millions because this is quite blatant!

Shame on you, Zuckerberg, you racist chair-lynching psychopath!

Good grief.


nisakiman said...

Arf! And it's not even a black chair...

JuliaM said...

Well, given what Kent Police have been up to, I don't think we can point and laugh at the Yanks too much. Flag burning is at least protected speech over there.

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Quite. 19 year old man arrested for doing something ill towards the memory of people who fought for people's right to do something ill towards ... (round and round we go) ;)

Ian R Thorpe said...

Obama law (which is not the same as Sharia Law, it just looks similar from a distance, has a lot in common with Hattie Harpersons Equal Right law, i.e. if someone who self identifies as a member of a minority says you are guilty of hate crime they you're guilty, no right to a fair trial, no right to a phone call, no right to remain silent, no rites of spring.

harold said...

Some Obama supporters found the July 2008 New Yorker cover 'racist'.