A Spring Lake, New Jersey men’s clothing store owner, Bill Skuby, created a racist window display featuring a photoshopped image of President Barack Obama, naked, sans a loin cloth, headdress, and a bone through his nose. The image is captioned “ObamaCare” with the “C” fashioned as a communist sickle, a symbol of the former Soviet Union. Standing beside the image is a bobble head doll of Barack Obama wearing a shirt that bears the word “hoax.”
Yesterday, NJ.com, “New Jersey’s largest website for local news, sports, entertainment, jobs, autos, real estate and information, powered by 12 New Jersey newspapers and the NJ.com staff,” published a news report, a blog post denouncing the display but supporting the store owner’s free speech rights, and an editorial opposing the display.
Most of the readers, based on the comments, are furious — at NJ.com, President Obama, Liberals, and anyone who thinks the image of the President of the United States, almost totally naked sans a loin cloth and bone through his nose is racist.
“Skuby, 66, a Spring Lake resident, saw nothing wrong with displaying his anti-Obama visual, which has been up since last week, for the world to see,” the NJ.com article reported:
“A lot of people feel the way I feel, but are just afraid to say it,” said Skuby, who said that public response on the street in front of his store ran “70 percent positive” in favor of the display’s anti-Obama sentiments. “It always comes down to the race card.”
Skuby felt that the proverbial “race card” was one that he could flip over in his favor because of his particular family circumstances.
“The middle one is my granddaughter,” said Skuby, holding up a photo of his now 17-year old biracial grandchild Brett, flanked by two other grandchildren who are white. “My son married a girl that had a biracial kid. She is every bit a part of our family as the other two in this picture. I’m not racist. And as long as my grandchild doesn’t think I’m a racist, I’m perfectly fine with all of this.”
“A lot of people” includes some NJ.com readers. Here are some of their comments, taken from the article, blog post, and editorial.
high unemployment and a growing deficit doesn’t mean he did good things. Its means the opposite incase you missed it. You my friend are the racist, because if people so happen to disagree with the Presidents failed policies, we automatically get called racist…that is pure garbage, as are you. Romney 2012. (link)
That sign is not racist. Obama is of the ancestry of the Negro African witch doctors, and because of the greatest country that ever was, i.e. America, a Negro of the ancestry of the witch doctor had the opportunity to learn English, become civilized and go on to be a U.S. Senator and the President. But that does not give Obama or anyone else of African ancestry or any ancestry the authority to pass or sign unconstitutional legislation. Obama care is repugnant to the U.S. Constitution. (link)
The racist is the President….have him get rid of Affirmative Action and I’ll consider him for President. Until then, Go Romney…..and as far as giving your opinion, go ahead, but please refrain from telling people where they should shop. NJ.com is a pathetic, and I mean pathetic excuse for a news outlet…with all due respect, go screw yourself NJ.com. (link)
Accusations of racism are the first resort of scoundrels (link)
Portraying a black man as a primitive witch doctor in a loin cloth with a bone through his nose is racist.
Says who Star Liberal??? Says who phony Liberals . Do Voodoo Tribes not exist? How about the African tribes with Plates in their lips? These are Tribes who have followed these customs for many many years. Who are you to determine its racsist. You have not elaborated in the article accept to call this racism without explaining why.
Would someone please post the name of the store so I can start my Christmas Shopping Early. I’m not kidding I will definitely stop by and support that store. Gays can scream out when they disagree with something. They try everything they can to ruin businesses but fail anyway. Blacks riot when they disagree with controversial police shootings without one fact coming forward.This is ok. This man has no confidence in this President like thousands and thousands of others and simply places the face of the President on a body of black person! Voodoo doctors are either dark Latin Americans or Black. They have many respectable followers who fear, respect, and have complete faith in them. It is you Star Liberal, and the rest of you phony liberals who consider it an insult. Please Tell us why then. (link)
Only a worried black person would write something like this. American blacks are working hard for a one way Government airline ticket back to their African homelands. They were brought here by force against their will which they remind us of 24/7. Maybe the Lion Kings and Lion Queens can be urged to leave. (link)
Why is it racist? And why does he have to be redneck? After all, Obama’s entire political campaign rides on his “blackness”. Only reason “minority” people came out to vote 4 years ago was because a BLACK man was running for office, where were they before??? Look at comments people left on Stacey Dash’s pages because she’s a black woman endorsing Romney! OMG the blasphemy!!! Obama made this about race, continues to make it about race, so I do not see what the issue is. Oh wait for it, here come the “well you’re a racist” comments…LMFAO!!! (link)
I’m sure this has been said already on this artical, but I feel like saying it again because it is central to the topic.
The only reason people feel that this is racist is because obama is half Negro. If obama was half Italian or half Irish or half any other Caucasian mix, this would be laughed off, particularly by any of the different variations of Negros reading this and therefore would not be an issue. This is political satire or political dissent NOT racism.
BTW, the satire is spot on. obamacare is pure BS and obama is the Witch Doctor. (link)
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