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‘It’s not about race’ photo of the day: “Don’t ‘re-nig’ in 2012”

As we learned back in 2008, the race-baiting fringe was so overwhelmed by the possibility of having a black man as President that they became completely unglued, showing up at McCain/Palin rallies to hang their bigoted @sshattery out for the whole world to see, gleefully shaking monkey dolls with “Obama” on them, burning crosses and the like. And of course the GOP did nothing to condemn it — and even whipped up the racial/Muslim/terrorist angle.

This emotional hate/fear-building strategy was so successful that McCain was forced to dial the sh*t back, resulting in a hilarious, telling moment captured on video where the Senator from Arizona tried — and failed — to convince a woman that Barack Obama was “not an Arab,” but a good family man and patriot. They reap what they sow. Remember this?

The image below had to be one of the most incendiary images of the 2008 campaign.

Well, it’s 2012, and the fringe is ready for battle again, still convinced that the Negro in the White House has to go. Darrell Fisher, of Memphis, TN, posted this mobile shot on his Facebook page and noted: “Oh and the GOP says race…what race? This has nothing to do with race just policy.”

The sticker reads “Don’t Re-Nig In 2012,” in large white type, the smaller text below reads: “Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect Obama!” The offensive design appears to have originated at a site called Stumpy’s Stickers (which now displays a 404 not found message). Huff Post:

The site sells variations on the same idea, including another “Don’t Re-Nig” design and a caricature of a black man’s face with a missing tooth, a picture of a chimp that reads “Obama 2012,” and another with a drawing of several Ku Klux Klan members that reads “The Original Boys In The Hood.”

That “Boys in the Hood” garbage I saw several years ago when I went to the mountain region of North Carolina, to a touristy section of Maggie Valley and a section of one of the souvenir stores had several T-shirts with that trash on it, as well as ones that had a giant flaming “X” on it, saying “They have their “X” (referring to Malcolm X), and we have ours.”


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