During my recent saga of a back and forth with Don Douglas I was told many times by those on the right that "tasteless" photoshops were the exclusive purview of the political left in this country. Oh yes, Republicans are so much classier:
This was not widely reported in the "MSM," but last month the delightful Michelle Malkin ran a very important "Obamacare poster contest" on her blog, which soars o'er the muck of the internet like a million eagles screeching into the sunset.Oliver Willis has some thoughts:
The submissions Michelle received were just as insightful, nuanced and discerning as you might imagine, and obviously this is an excellent way to advance the health care debate in the United States, some fun Photoshopping. It beats a lame sketch about Hitler, right? Really, I couldn't see how any of it would ever go wrong, this festive mix of rational thought and creativity and free speech and technology and all.
And then this morning someone forwarded me this email, which as far as I know is unrelated to the Malkin contest BUT follows a similar vein AND has been "making the rounds," as the kids say, under the subject line Obamacare Healthcare is coming soon!
Oh boy oh boy oh boy…That's right, folks! Barack Obama will tax your health benefits and then flee with the money to Africa, where he will convert all the tribespeople to Socialism and become their king after developing inhumanly muscular calves.
Don't say you weren't warned.
Continue to keep it classy, wingnuts. Then scratch your heads and wonder why a party and political ideology that cultivates racist white males as its base is having so much problems in the 21st century.But of course I'm a leftist racist for making a joke about a guy I didn't even know was part black fighting a poop flinging monkey. Right...