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[political satire]

WARNING: *** NSFW *** Includes MP3 audio of actual Obama quotes. *** NSFW ***

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Mr. President, how would you respond to recent criticism of you by Rush Limbaugh?

Dear Leader forgives and forgets


Mr. President, how are you handling the duties and responsibilities of being community-organizer-in-chief?

Dear Leader answers with complete honesty


Mr. President, what would you say to John McCain, who called your stimulus bill "generational theft"?

Dear Leader respects his opponent's experience


Mr. President, I got laid off from my job and can't afford to feed my kids. Can you help me?

Dear Leader reveals the depth of his compassion

[/political satire]


This is our President! ;D
 

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Do you know where these quotes really came from and you're just trying to stir sh1t? Or are you really dumb enough to believe what you wrote?
 

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Do you know where these quotes really came from and you're just trying to stir sh1t? Or are you really dumb enough to believe what you wrote?
Well, he did ensconce the exchange with [political satire] tags.

This should get moved to the "there is no more racism" thread.
 

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Do you know where these quotes really came from and you're just trying to stir sh1t? Or are you really dumb enough to believe what you wrote?
He's just one of those ultra super duper GW Bush lovin' "mavericks".

I heard he even has "Barrack the Magic *****" loaded in 3 different folders in his iPod
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He's just one of those ultra super duper GW Bush lovin' "mavericks".

I heard he even has "Barrack the Magic *****" loaded in 3 different folders in his iPod
:nana: :banjo: :sissies: :jerkbag: :deadhorse:
You do know that "Barrack the Magic *****" was first coined by an african american journalist right?
 

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I somehow doubt the video was...
the song was somewhat based on the article ..

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Obama the 'Magic *****'
The Illinois senator lends himself to white America's idealized, less-than-real black man.
By David Ehrenstein, L.A.-based DAVID EHRENSTEIN writes about Hollywood and politics.
March 19, 2007
AS EVERY CARBON-BASED life form on this planet surely knows, Barack Obama, the junior Democratic senator from Illinois, is running for president. Since making his announcement, there has been no end of commentary about him in all quarters — musing over his charisma and the prospect he offers of being the first African American to be elected to the White House.

But it's clear that Obama also is running for an equally important unelected office, in the province of the popular imagination — the "Magic *****."

The Magic ***** is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined by snarky 20th century sociologists, to explain a cultural figure who emerged in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education. "He has no past, he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist," reads the description on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_Negro .

He's there to assuage white "guilt" (i.e., the minimal discomfort they feel) over the role of slavery and racial segregation in American history, while replacing stereotypes of a dangerous, highly sexualized black man with a benign figure for whom interracial sexual congress holds no interest.

As might be expected, this figure is chiefly cinematic — embodied by such noted performers as Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Scatman Crothers, Michael Clarke Duncan, Will Smith and, most recently, Don Cheadle. And that's not to mention a certain basketball player whose very nickname is "Magic."


Poitier really poured on the "magic" in "Lilies of the Field" (for which he won a best actor Oscar) and "To Sir, With Love" (which, along with "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," made him a No. 1 box-office attraction). In these films, Poitier triumphs through yeoman service to his white benefactors. "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" is particularly striking in this regard, as it posits miscegenation without evoking sex. (Talk about magic!)

The same can't quite be said of Freeman in "Driving Miss Daisy," "Seven" and the seemingly endless series of films in which he plays ersatz paterfamilias to a white woman bedeviled by a serial killer. But at least he survives, unlike Crothers in "The Shining," in which psychic premonitions inspire him to rescue a white family he barely knows and get killed for his trouble. This heart-tug trope is parodied in Gus Van Sant's "Elephant." The film's sole black student at a Columbine-like high school arrives in the midst of a slaughter, helps a girl escape and is immediately gunned down. See what helping the white man gets you?

And what does the white man get out of the bargain? That's a question asked by John Guare in "Six Degrees of Separation," his brilliant retelling of the true saga of David Hampton — a young, personable gay con man who in the 1980s passed himself off as the son of none other than the real Sidney Poitier. Though he started small, using the ruse to get into Studio 54, Hampton discovered that countless gullible, well-heeled New Yorkers, vulnerable to the Magic ***** myth, were only too eager to believe in his baroque fantasy. (One of the few who wasn't fooled was Andy Warhol, who was astonished his underlings believed Hampton's whoppers. Clearly Warhol had no need for the accouterment of interracial "goodwill.")

But the same can't be said of most white Americans, whose desire for a noble, healing ***** hasn't faded. That's where Obama comes in: as Poitier's "real" fake son.

The senator's famously stem-winding stump speeches have been drawing huge crowds to hear him talk of uniting rather than dividing. A praiseworthy goal. Consequently, even the mild criticisms thrown his way have been waved away, "magically." He used to smoke, but now he doesn't; he racked up a bunch of delinquent parking tickets, but he paid them all back with an apology. And hey, is looking good in a bathing suit a bad thing?

The only mud that momentarily stuck was criticism (white and black alike) concerning Obama's alleged "inauthenticty," as compared to such sterling examples of "genuine" blackness as Al Sharpton and Snoop Dogg. Speaking as an African American whose last name has led to his racial "credentials" being challenged — often several times a day — I know how pesky this sort of thing can be.

Obama's fame right now has little to do with his political record or what he's written in his two (count 'em) books, or even what he's actually said in those stem-winders. It's the way he's said it that counts the most. It's his manner, which, as presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Biden ham-fistedly reminded us, is "articulate." His tone is always genial, his voice warm and unthreatening, and he hasn't called his opponents names (despite being baited by the media).

Like a comic-book superhero, Obama is there to help, out of the sheer goodness of a heart we need not know or understand. For as with all Magic *******, the less real he seems, the more desirable he becomes. If he were real, white America couldn't project all its fantasies of curative black benevolence on him.
 

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You do know that "Barrack the Magic *****" was first coined by an african american journalist right?
You do know that Ehrenstein is even less black than Obama (he's 1/4), right?

But that wouldn't matter because blacks can't be racist.
 

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This is probably the wrong thread, but when has that mattered on svrider :). I am a life long republican, but actually like Obama and hope he can turn things around. What I don't like is as soon as anyone criticizes him they/we are automatically a racist. I don't care what race you are, if you screw up people are allowed to complain, especially as the president.
 

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My comment was in response to Logan implying that the song couldn't be racist because it was based on a concept put forth in an article written by a black. He was furthering the oft repeated and incorrect assumption that blacks cannot be racist.

Criticizing Obama is not racist, but some of the arguments used to criticism him still have their roots in racism, there is a distinction.
 

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I don't agree with that article but it was not racist. Also, the author did not coin the term.
 

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Who coined it is irrelevant. There is a popular misconception that if you are black/jewish/fat/gay then its okay to say racist things against black/jewish/fat/gay people becuase then its not racism. Logan5's post # 5 above is making this implication.
 

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Who coined it is irrelevant. There is a popular misconception that if you are black/jewish/fat/gay then its okay to say racist things against black/jewish/fat/gay people becuase then its not racism. Logan5's post # 5 above is making this implication.
OK, so we are agreed that he was wrong on the following levels:
-The article was not racist.
-Even if the article was racist, the author being black doesn't give everyone else a carte blanche to do the same.
-The author of the article did not coin the term.
 

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While I dont think its racist, I do think the author is dealing with some racial identity issues of his own and projecting them onto America.
 

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Who coined it is irrelevant. There is a popular misconception that if you are black/jewish/fat/gay then its okay to say racist things against black/jewish/fat/gay people becuase then its not racism. Logan5's post # 5 above is making this implication.
OK, so we are agreed that he was wrong on the following levels:
-The article was not racist.
-Even if the article was racist, the author being black doesn't give everyone else a carte blanche to do the same.
-The author of the article did not coin the term.
Agreed.
 
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