Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What prompted yesterday's post about racist opposition to Barack Obama

In all my flurry to get out yesterday's post taking apart some of the racist opposition to Barack Obama, I neglected to nod over to smijer over at tete-a-tete-tete where he posted a link to an email that's making the rounds. That's what prompted my post, and I'm copying it here in case you missed it, (and to strip out the email addresses, which makes it easier to "see" the message and not put people's email addresses out there.)

Subj: Fw: NEXT FIRST FAMILY Say "HI BRO" to the next First Family?

Barack stands behind Kezia (stepmother) in a Kenyan family shot.

(Including brother Abongo "Roy" Obama who is a Luo activist and a militant Muslim who argues that the black man must "liberate himself from the poisoning influences of European culture."

"Abongo's new lifestyle has left him lean and clear-eyed, and at the wedding, he looked so dignified in his black African gown, with white trim, and matching cap, that some of our guests mistook him for my father," Obama wrote in Dreams From My Father.

(in the original, you have to page down past a couple of hundred email addresses to get to the rest of the email.~cranky)

Source Associated Press

Senator John McCain and his wife, Cindy, in a
1999 family photograph with, from left,
Meghan, Bridget, Jimmy and Jack.



and that's it. That's the visual email.

Any Questions?


h sofia said...

All those pics tell me by themselves is that The Bush Family is huge. I guess that means that under a Bush administration, our population would grow. ((s))

smijer said...

Please let me note that it was in fact Buck at tete-tete-tete who posted the link origninally. We are a multi-author blog, and this was one of his posts. But thank you for the link!

Happy or Cranky Cindy said...

Thanks for the clarification. I'll also note that it was Buck who pointed to the excellent Juan Cole piece about Obama's name.

If, Cranky Reader, you missed it that time (as I did) you can do this the old fashioned way and cut and paste this artificially split link to Cole's page: