Thursday, July 16, 2009

Conservatives can be such decent and polite folks

Recently, President Obama's 11-year-old daughter Malia was photographed wearing a white shirt emblazoned with a large peace symbol on its front, seen below:

It's hard to imagine what's so infuriating or irritating about that shirt – but I guess you'd have to place yourself in the twisted mind of a bigoted, hateful conservative or Rethuglican to find out, as the Vancouver Sun reports:

"A typical street whore." "A bunch of ghetto thugs." "Ghetto street trash." "Wonder when she will get her first abortion."

These are a small selection of some of the racially-charged comments posted to the conservative 'Free Republic' blog Thursday, aimed at U.S. President Barack Obama's 11-year-old daughter Malia after she was photographed wearing a t-shirt with a peace sign on the front.

The thread was accompanied by a photo of Michelle Obama speaking to Malia that featured the caption, "To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds."

Though this may sound like the sort of thing one might read on an Aryan Nation or white power website, they actually appeared on what is commonly considered one of the prime online locations for U.S. Conservative grassroots political discussion and organizing - and for a short time, the comments seemed to have the okay of site administrators.

Utterly disgusting. They're saying this about an 11-year-old girl for Saint Fuck's sake. These ghouls are taking wingnuttia and zealousness to a whole new level, one even I'm disturbed to glimpse.

And just in case you thought that perhaps the admins had just overlooked the thread or hadn't gotten around to it yet:

"The writer has a point," wrote site owner Jim Robinson sarcastically. "We should steer clear of Obama's children. They can't help it if their old man is an American-hating Marxist pig."


Only after significant negative attention from a host of left wing political blogs did the maintainers of the Free Republic site place the thread under review for a second time, before finally pulling it.

Free Republic's own site administrator and owner took part in the vitriolic exchange. Oh my.

You can see a screencapture of the full thread here.

This is just more proof that anyone looking for some of the vilest and immoral hate-speech on the Net need look no further than their local conservative website or blog.

(via Dispatches from the Culture Wars)


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