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Obama Protesters Sing ‘Bye Bye Black Sheep,’ Rail Against ‘Half-White Muslim’ In Arizona

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Obama Protesters Sing ‘Bye Bye Black Sheep,’ Rail Against ‘Half-White Muslim’ In Arizona

A raucous crowd of supporters and protesters from both ends of the political spectrum showed up outside President Barack Obama’s appearance in Phoenix, Ariz. on Tuesday, with some of his detractors turning to racially charged attacks to express their opposition.

From the Arizona Republic:

Obama foes at one point sang, “Bye Bye Black Sheep,” a derogatory reference to the president’s skin color, while protesters like Deanne Bartram raised a sign saying, “Impeach the Half-White Muslim!”

The Republic reported that hundreds of people gathered outside Desert Vista High School as Obama unveiled a plan to overhaul the nation’s mortgage finance system. Some protesters came from Obama’s left, urging him to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline and take other actions on climate change. But a prevailing theme among many in the protest appeared to be issues of race. Some even suggested that Obama himself was to blame for racial tensions.

“We have gone back so many years,� Judy Burris told the Republic, arguing Obama had taken the nation back to pre-Civil Rights era levels of racism. “He’s divided all the races. I hate him for that.�

Others carried signs calling for Obama to be impeached, Tucson News Now reported, though despite the negativity, the majority of those in attendance were Obama fans.

Inside, Obama’s speech focused primarily on the housing market, though he did at one point attempt to link his proposal to immigration reform, arguing that Congress — which is now in recess — could help housing prices rebound by finalizing legislation that has already been passed by the Senate.

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  • Reynardine

    Nota bene: Fundies Say the Darnedest Things collects these ridiculosities, but this was originally posted, in all seriousness, to Raapture Ready.

  • Reynardine

    This is what they’re circulating (FSTDT)

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Its not going to die as long as these people are still with us, unfortunately. It should largely be forgotten though, after Obama leaves office.

  • No – it’s very much with us – along with Obama “is an America hating, socialist” who is “building camps to put tea party members in.” The paranoid lunacy is never ending from this ilk.

  • Yausari

    I thought that nonsense was dead… Guess I was wrong

  • Reynardine

    Well, now they’re unbuttoning their drop seats, aren’t they?

  • Tighe McCandless

    To be fair, Mindy, this is pretty mild compared to the stuff that used to happen in the U.S. I mean, Andrew Jackson not only frequently got into duels with other people, even killed some of the ones that challenged him – or he challenged himself. That said…

    “He’s divided all the races. I hate him for that.�

    One of the two parties involved (Obama vs. white protestors such as Mizz Burris) have repeatedly thrown insults at him, whether that’s political (socialist, communist, Nazi, fascist), religious (atheist, Muslim) or even racial (see the ‘half-breed’ comment, dancing around everything but calling him a nigger, etc.). The other has not.

    But I forgot: it’s always the darkies’ fault when it comes to racism. If only they knew their place, none of this would happen! đź™?

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Still with the Obama is a secret Muslim nonsense? Why am not surprised.

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Its not reasonable to expect unreasonable people like this to agree to disagree. Only reasonable people ever do that.

  • mindy1

    How immature. Whatever happend to agreeing to disagree?

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