Monday, 14 July 2008

Whats a brother got to do to get some respect?

When is nonsense like this going to end? The New Yorker magazine has just released a cartoon cover depicting Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama in traditional Muslim garb and his wife Michelle as a terrorist. This is after Fox News refered to Michelle (Barack's wife of 15 years and mother of his 2 children) as his "Baby Mama").

Obama has had to finance a website out of his campaign funds to correct some of the more vicious rumours about him and his lifestyle. Heard the one about how he is really a moslem? One minute he is facing all the flack about his 'racist' pastor of 20 years and now all of a sudden he is Moslem?

When he first launched his campaign, CNN went to great lengths to show us how close his name was aligned to enemies of America in Saddam and Osama (Barack Hussein Obama). Then later we are told that he is only highly rated cause he is African American? Has everyone forgotten all the other African Americans that ran for the White House and didn't make a dent? (Carol Moseley-Braun, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson etc). When is this man going to get some respect?

A friend of mine recently when speaking of Obama said be careful what you wish for as you might get it. Should Obama win the election in November the bashing will probably get a whole lot worse.


teju said...

I’m amazed so many of you have missed the point of this cartoon. It’s not making fun of Obama or calling him a terrorist, it’s making fun of FOX news and all the idiots in the media who, due to racism, are making such ridiculous claims that Obama is a terrorist or his wife is a “baby mama,” etc. As an Obama supporter, I loved the humor is this illustrtion at first. But after coming to this website and seeing how wrongly it is being interpreted, it’s a pity the cartoon is so far over your heads.

NaijaBabe said...

I heard about this too. I'm not suprised. They will go to great lengths to see him fail....we'll see whats in store for him!