A photo of a bumper sticker on the back of a vehicle that has the Obama logo crossed out with “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012”. “Nig” being short of what many Republicans and conservatives call our Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama.
It has long been obvious to me as well many liberals that the distain and vitriol coming from the Right is many times just poorly guised racism. If you call a Republican a racist because of their unfounded and often made-up “charges” against President Obama, they vehemently deny it.
This bumper sticker is one of many others that the site, Stumpy’s Stickers site sells and it is not the only one selling anti-Obama bumper stickers.
The URL, www.stickatude.com, is no longer in operation, surely due to the immense national backlash against it. I for one could not be happier that this hate mongering website no longer exists. However, it’s not as if this will stop the racism, whether blatant or clandestine, that is directed towards our President.
Although it may be an unpopular view, I feel everyone has the right to express themselves, and I am a staunch believer in freedom of speech. However, I tend to draw the line, personally, at hate speech. I feel there is a difference between the KKK or some Southern redneck morons marching down my street with signs that say “White Power” and those same people marching down my street yelling “Nigger”, or “Faggot” or “Kike” or whatever horrible slurs they can muster. I don’t believe hate speech should be or IS protected under our laws, but I am sure many will disagree.
The bottom line is, this is not Joe Schmoe next door that these bumper stickers are referring to (not that that would be OK either), but to the President of the United States of America. Whether these redneck, cousin-marrying, uneducated, east-west teeth facing, idiots like it or not, President Obama is our President and to even, in jest- refer to him as the “N-Word” is abhorrent and ignorant.