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Scary “KKK McCain” Goes After Obama In Halloween Display


Has the entire nation gone insane? By the looks of some politically-inspired Halloween displays, we’d say yes.

First, we had John McCain-supporter Melissa Neese, a Georgia woman whose All Hallow’s Eve spectacle featured the “shadow of death” standing behind Barack Obama. Then, after inspiring “surprising” outrage, Ms. Neese replaced the macabre character with another figure the right finds frightening: Hillary Clinton.

Now we find ourselves in Odessa, New York, where a man named Ron Havens erected this set-up: a KKK-hooded McCain running after Barack Obama, an image that’s pretty objectionable. McCain may have inadvertently fueled racist sentiment last week, and opposed Martin Luther King Day, but we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he’s not a member of the KKK.

To his credit, Obama-backing Havens admits he knew the display would cause a stir, but insists it’s just timely satire:

I figured it would be equally offensive to everyone. It’s just for shock value McCain has been rabble-rousing, calling Obama a terrorist and a Muslim. The McCain campaign has gotten so ugly. That’s what the message is. I can see how people could take this the wrong way. I’m not advocating anything. It’s sarcasm.

Shockingly enough, local NAACP president Georgia Verdier described the scene as “innocuous.” She elaborated on its “friendliness:”

It looks friendly but I am concerned not so much about this display, but in general about the fear and hate that have entered the campaign. This display appears friendly to me. But that’s my take. A young lady passed by and had other feelings. We need to be concerned about that. I think we all need to be careful about what messages we send. The message we send is not always the message received.

Georgia, please. There is no way this can be described as “friendly.” Far-fetched, maybe, but not friendly.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 14, 2008
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  • 7 Comments
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      It doesn’t imply a threat to McCain, unlike the racist Georgia slag’s did. I only cite it for a lack of creativity.

      Oct 14, 2008 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homeboy
      Homeboy

      Huh, so what’s so offensive? The truth??!!!

      Oct 14, 2008 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rae
      rae

      as an obama supporter, i must say, this is disgusting. let’s not, please.

      Oct 14, 2008 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      To be honest, I don’t find this display as so much of an attack on McCain as it could be seen as an attack on either candidate: Obama, because the “artist” wants to see him chased off by the Klan or McCain, because the “artist” sees him as the Klan.

      Toss-up, really.

      Oct 14, 2008 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Doug
      Doug

      “McCain may have inadvertently fueled racist sentiment last week” ??? Inadvertenty, my ass. There has never been anything so calculated.

      Oct 14, 2008 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      7-YR.-OLD GETS AN ACORN VOTE – New York Post

      http://www.nypost.com/seven/10122008/news/politics/7_yr__old_gets_an_acorn_vote_133207.htm

      The only ones Obama is running from are his Acorn friends.

      Oct 14, 2008 at 8:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Doug
      Doug

      And the final 2 sentences in that article, Churchill-y:

      The ACORN shenanigans likely won’t rise to actual voting fraud, stressed election law expert Terri Enns at Ohio State University.

      “ACORN’s problematic registrations create extra work for election boards, because they have to check them, but it’s not double voting,” she said.

      Here’s another headline for you:
      “McCain Praises ACORN”

      http://www.oliverwillis.com/2008/10/14/mccain-praises-acorn/

      Apparently, since McPalin can’t think of any other strategy to win the election, they are going to cry fraud.

      Oct 14, 2008 at 9:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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