AZ Anti-Obama Protesters: He’s 47% Negro! Bye-Bye Black Sheep!
SMH at how out of pocket these folks in Arizona are…
According to AZ Central:
Hundreds of protesters wielded signs, chanted slogans and argued with each other Tuesday outside Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, while President Barack Obama spoke about housing and the economy inside. Students, activists, curiosity-seekers and motorcade-junkies, some from as far away as California and Black Canyon City, thronged the sidewalks as rain drizzled from gray skies.
“Joe Arpaio for President!” one group called. “Don’t be weak, pipelines leak!” yelled another. “Yes we did, twice!” chanted a third.
Environmentalists competed with “tea-party” members and immigration foes for attention to issues ranging from climate change to Obama’s ethnicity. Racially-charged sentiment infused the protests and split the crowd both politically and physically. Obama supporters congregated on the west side of the road in front of the high school and his critics lined up across the street.
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!”
Many on both sides wore red, white and blue and carried small flags. Deanna Bartram, a 17-year-old University of Arizona student from Black Canyon City, lashed out at people who call her racist for not supporting Obama. She believes Obama supporters use the “race card” against her because they disagree with her political message.
“Obama is ruining American values. He is ruining the Constitution. He needs to go back to where he came from because obviously, he is a liar,” she said. “I am not racist. I am part Indian. Obama’s half Black, half White.”
“He’s 47 percent Negro,” shouted Ron Enderle, a 77-year-old Chandler resident who said that he and his son served as Marines and his grandson is currently serving in the Marines. Enderle criticized the president mishandling security at the U.S. Benghazi Embassy. “My grandson is third generation Marine, and it bothers me to have this man as our commander in chief. I’m ashamed,” Enderle said.
Judy Burris said that she blames Obama for racism in America reaching heights not seen since the 1960s Civil-Rights Era. “We have gone back so many years,” she said. “He’s divided all the races. I hate him for that.”
As some Obama supporters called, “Obama!,’’ detractors shouted, “Sucks!” Dorn Cook of Gilbert said, “he’s the best president we’ve had for a while. He’s much better than Bush.” Jonathan Rines, a retired member of the U.S. Navy, and his wife, Angelica, said they support Obama and were appalled at some of the negativity in the crowd, especially the “Bye Bye Black Sheep” singing. “There’s so much extremism in Arizona,” said Jonathan. “The people who are doing that are a vocal minority.”
People are entitled to their own opinions, but damn…how is he the BLAME FOR RACISM?!?! Racism clearly was around before Barack Obama was elected President and unfortunately isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
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