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Monday, December 12, 2011

If You Think This Isn't Racist...

Dec 12th, 2011

Then you probably are looking at the wrong website right now.

At the bottom of this screengrab (via HutchNews) from the Patriot Freedom Alliance Tea Party of Hutchinson, KS website, there's a picture of a skunk with the following caption: "The skunk has replaced the eagle as the new symbol for the president. It is half black, half white, and almost everything it does, stinks."

They insist it has nothing to do with race... in spite of the fact that it explicitly references race.
Although the PFA has scrubbed their site of the offending image after more than a little bit of pushback, there's still plenty of fun to be had. They prominently display one of Jerry Boykin's alarmist wingnut videos on their splash page as follows:

For those of you who aren't familiar with Boykin, he is a former serviceman of note who, upon retirement, went bat-shit crazy.

Right Wing Watch sums him up pretty well:

"Boykin is an anti-Islam activist who believes that Muslims do not deserve First Amendment protections and should not be allowed to build mosques in America. He also says that not only can there be no interfaith dialogue between Christians and Muslims, but that Christians must go on the offensive against Islam.

He also believes that George Soros and the Council on Foreign Relations intentionally collapsed the US economy in order to help elect President Obama, who is now using health care reform legislation tocreate an army of Brownshirt soldiers loyal only to him."

One begins to see that the PFA is consistently more than a little low on the cultural awareness ladder.

If you feel the desire to throw up in your mouth, you can head over to THIS THREAD at Free Republic and read the many comments defending the image... along with plenty of other "humor."

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