Is song parody about Obama racist?

Is song parody about Obama racist?

There are 14 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Dec 30, 2008, titled Is song parody about Obama racist?. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Here's a debate that strikes a familiar chord. When do song lyrics that are meant to be entertaining hit a sour note and become offensive? Many conservatives think rap music crosses the line.

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LLF

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Dec 31, 2008
If the kool aid drinkers on the left hate this one of pure satire then I feel the next four years of the Obaminator are going to be very rocky for their PC ears! This fraud has hoodwinked an entire genera of the nation to think he is the second coming of Apollo and we all will be witness to Camelot Part 2.

Hey I wonder if Barrack the Magic Negro will find a legitimate birth certificate in Hawaii?
A PROUD OBAMA SUPPORTER

Kodak, TN

#2 Dec 31, 2008
fIRST OF ALL YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE BEING BLACK YOU RACIST CRACKER! THEN YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY THAT. IF YOU FOR ONE MINUTE THINK THAT WHITES ARE BETTER THAN BLACKS YOU MUST BE STUCK ON STUPID! WHITE PEOPLE THINK THAT BLACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOWNGRADED AND STERYOTYPED BECAUSE WE ARENT UP TO YOUR STANDARDS! WELL I HAVE SOMETHING TO TEL YOU THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNTIED STATES OF AMERICA IS BLACK! AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. SO GET OVER IT. IF YOU DONT LIKE IT YOU CAN DROP DEAD! YOU CRAKCER ASS BASTARD
lbcer

Long Beach, CA

#3 Dec 31, 2008
A PROUD OBAMA SUPPORTER wrote:
fIRST OF ALL YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE BEING BLACK YOU RACIST ****! THEN YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY THAT. IF YOU FOR ONE MINUTE THINK THAT WHITES ARE BETTER THAN BLACKS YOU MUST BE STUCK ON STUPID! WHITE PEOPLE THINK THAT BLACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOWNGRADED AND STERYOTYPED BECAUSE WE ARENT UP TO YOUR STANDARDS! WELL I HAVE SOMETHING TO TEL YOU THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNTIED STATES OF AMERICA IS BLACK! AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. SO GET OVER IT. IF YOU DONT LIKE IT YOU CAN DROP DEAD! YOU CRAKCER ****
What's a crakcer? Is that something you eat with your suop.

“ Long Beach Boy”

Since: Jan 08

Long Beach

#6 Dec 31, 2008
A PROUD OBAMA SUPPORTER wrote:
fIRST OF ALL YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE BEING BLACK YOU RACIST ****! THEN YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY THAT. IF YOU FOR ONE MINUTE THINK THAT WHITES ARE BETTER THAN BLACKS YOU MUST BE STUCK ON STUPID! WHITE PEOPLE THINK THAT BLACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOWNGRADED AND STERYOTYPED BECAUSE WE ARENT UP TO YOUR STANDARDS! WELL I HAVE SOMETHING TO TEL YOU THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNTIED STATES OF AMERICA IS BLACK! AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. SO GET OVER IT. IF YOU DONT LIKE IT YOU CAN DROP DEAD! YOU CRAKCER ****
I also am an Obama supporter and I am white or as you are calling me "A CRACKER." Because of one person being a racist you yourself show the same bigotry that has you ranting against all whites.
Also President Obama is not a black man. He is by definition multiracial and since his black father took off (wow that is unusual) he was raised by his white mother and other white family members that taught and inspired him to the position he holds today. Not one black was involved in who Obama the man has become.
So I believe calling him multi-racial is being overly kind to blacks. He is as much our President as yours and though his appearance might be that of a light skinned black, his brain, heart and soul are very much white.
lbborn

Long Beach, CA

#8 Dec 31, 2008
Danny Wilcox wrote:
<quoted text> I also am an Obama supporter and I am white or as you are calling me "A ****." Because of one person being a racist you yourself show the same bigotry that has you ranting against all whites.
Also President Obama is not a black man. He is by definition multiracial and since his black father took off (wow that is unusual) he was raised by his white mother and other white family members that taught and inspired him to the position he holds today. Not one black was involved in who Obama the man has become.
So I believe calling him multi-racial is being overly kind to blacks. He is as much our President as yours and though his appearance might be that of a light skinned black, his brain, heart and soul are very much white.
So, what you're saying is because he has a good brain and a good heart and soul therefore by definition his brain soul and heart by extension must be white. It is this type of sociopathic non-logic that has caused so many problems in the world. You and those who share your views need to get over themselves and stop the self deciet.I realize that this will take effort; but you must come to grips with reality.
Steven

Artesia, CA

#10 Dec 31, 2008
He's just as much white,dumb angry negro.
A PROUD OBAMA SUPPORTER wrote:
fIRST OF ALL YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE BEING BLACK YOU RACIST ****! THEN YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY THAT. IF YOU FOR ONE MINUTE THINK THAT WHITES ARE BETTER THAN BLACKS YOU MUST BE STUCK ON STUPID! WHITE PEOPLE THINK THAT BLACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOWNGRADED AND STERYOTYPED BECAUSE WE ARENT UP TO YOUR STANDARDS! WELL I HAVE SOMETHING TO TEL YOU THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNTIED STATES OF AMERICA IS BLACK! AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. SO GET OVER IT. IF YOU DONT LIKE IT YOU CAN DROP DEAD! YOU CRAKCER ****
Rach

United States

#11 Jan 1, 2009
It's a no brainer. The supposed message is lost in the lyrics. It is offensive. Everything that has been said to explain the song makes sense, but I still don't buy it. And absolutely this guy should not have sent it. And yes I have had that "she thinks she's white" thing flung at me. I don't know I think that is another version of "not black enough". I try to just let it slide, but mostly it just makes me mad. Who are you to decide what I am? Or Barack or anyone else.
Rach

United States

#12 Jan 1, 2009
To the multiracial thing. Most "African-Americans" that I know are multiracial. There's white, african, indian and God knows what all else in there. I have not much of an idea what my heritage is. So you can drop the multiracial thing. As I said you cannot presume to define what another person is. That's it for me. No need to curse me out if you don't agree with me. And I am from Alabama not Florida.
Fidel Obama

Kraków, Poland

#14 Jan 1, 2009
No.

The leftwingers think that anything negative about Obama must be banned as some sort of racist hate speech.

Obamunism should be banned!
a Reader

AOL

#15 Jan 1, 2009
Amazing.

We're all quick to jump on a song lyric for what it implies and yet, don't hesitate a fraction of a second to attempt to 'split the baby' on Obama's race.

He's the next President. He belongs to all of us - equally. Let's move on.
nope

Long Beach, CA

#16 Jan 1, 2009
Rach wrote:
To the multiracial thing. Most "African-Americans" that I know are multiracial. There's white, african, indian and God knows what all else in there. I have not much of an idea what my heritage is. So you can drop the multiracial thing. As I said you cannot presume to define what another person is. That's it for me. No need to curse me out if you don't agree with me. And I am from Alabama not Florida.
Sorry, you can't have it both ways, Rach. You can't ride the "black thang" and expect to be fully accepted by whites, any more than you can accept traditional american values and be accepted by blacks.
If you don't choose, people will choose for you.
It's a culture thang, you may not unnerstan.
I've met VERY few racists in my lifetime, but EVERYone pays attention to culture.
You can't really play both black and american culture. They don't mix well.
btw, by "black" I mean those who hold onto the old fashioned idea that their identity is rooted in black slavery, while refusing to acknowledge that it was blacks who enthusiastically sold the slaves, and are still selling them today.
By "black" I mean those who cling to their fantasy of victimhood, at the expense of assimilating into american society.
Again, you can't do it both ways. You gotsta makes yo choice, chile.
sapo verde

Flemingsburg, KY

#17 Jan 2, 2009
Danny Wilcox wrote:
<quoted text> I also am an Obama supporter and I am white or as you are calling me "A ****." Because of one person being a racist you yourself show the same bigotry that has you ranting against all whites.
Also President Obama is not a black man. He is by definition multiracial and since his black father took off (wow that is unusual) he was raised by his white mother and other white family members that taught and inspired him to the position he holds today. Not one black was involved in who Obama the man has become.
So I believe calling him multi-racial is being overly kind to blacks. He is as much our President as yours and though his appearance might be that of a light skinned black, his brain, heart and soul are very much white.
And what exactly how is a black brain or heart different from that of a white. You once said that Al Lowenthall was your favorite professor. Unfortunately, you didn't learn much from him.
sapo verde

Flemingsburg, KY

#18 Jan 2, 2009
Rach wrote:
It's a no brainer. The supposed message is lost in the lyrics. It is offensive. Everything that has been said to explain the song makes sense, but I still don't buy it. And absolutely this guy should not have sent it. And yes I have had that "she thinks she's white" thing flung at me. I don't know I think that is another version of "not black enough". I try to just let it slide, but mostly it just makes me mad. Who are you to decide what I am? Or Barack or anyone else.
I agree with you. What amazes me is that some folks still think stuff like this song is acceptable. What makes me laugh is that they are all right wing republicans, or , should I say white wing. Next week, I'll be expecting a story on why republican officials are dumbfounded that minorities vote against them. They just don't learn. And, that is why they are doomed by demographics to be the minority party.
Southern Guerilla

Glasgow, KY

#19 Jan 2, 2009
sapo verde wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you. What amazes me is that some folks still think stuff like this song is acceptable. What makes me laugh is that they are all right wing republicans, or , should I say white wing. Next week, I'll be expecting a story on why republican officials are dumbfounded that minorities vote against them. They just don't learn. And, that is why they are doomed by demographics to be the minority party.
It is wrong. I agree it is racist so was the dumb hillbilly jokes about Bill Clinton. And no I did not vote for Obama, Bush and Clinton I have seen racism from all races.

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