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I'd like to see even one example of someone not getting this comic. For all the reports of "controversy," you'd think one news outlet would be able to find one person who thinks the comic was done to slander Obama. Hell, you'd think they were coming out of the woodwork.

Yet, all I've seen, read and heard has been "news analysts" (aka "Couldn't get a real job), pundits, and attention whores talking about what is or isn't satire.

I don't know - I'll bet you can find loonies who simultaneously are outraged about Reverend Wright and think Obama's a Muslim. So, people who don't get the cartoon? - I'm sure they're out there. Now, as for people who don't get the cartoon, and read the New Yorker - now you're talking about some truly rare beasts.

for the record, tim, I'M outraged about "reverend" wright, though i don't think obama's a (practicing) muslim. but if someone does think both of those things, where's the contradiction? wright is certainly the most muslim of "christians" i've ever seen. the preaching style and messages are close enough, and the little mutual admiration society between wright and farrakahn speaks for itself. although REAL arab muslims just laugh at american "black" muslims. they think they're little better than monkeys.

that's right, no link. you can be sure it would be plenty offensive, though. you can look it up if you've got the stomach.

btw, i don't think wright's relationship to obama and his family, or his family ties to islam (i dont' know what else to call it, i know it isn't pc, but there it is) are deal breakers. i'd still vote for him, by a mile. but i dont view these things as advantages.

Initially I was disturbed to have that image out there, even if it was biting satire, but now it seems the controversy has brought more awareness to the smear tactics of the right, ultimately supporting Obama's cause.

I guess that's a good thing, although I'm not quite ready to put all my faith in him.

It must be beyond frustrating for Obama

that his exotic-sounding name and globe-trotting childhood saddle him with some kind of "responsibility" just as much as they lend themselves to foolish rumors. Just last March, the Pew Research Center released a poll showing all kinds of confusion over Obama's religion: 10% of Americans thought he was a Muslim, a whopping 79% had heard rumors to that effect and barely half could identify his true faith, Christianity.

Considering how the faith pendulum has swung from an irrational fear of his inner Muslim to furor over his exclusion of Muslims in a matter of a few months, I'm surprised Obama hasn't decided to become an atheist — but that conversion would really ruin his chances.

The danger for Obama — that he is regarded as someone who does not love America

— is real, and the opportunity for McCain to play offense is too good to pass up. It is a minor skirmish in the battle over which candidate loves their country more, but the theme will recur long after the fireworks have faded away.

andy said,

I'd like to see even one example of someone not getting this comic.

Okeee dokee,

Reprinted from a letter in Salon:

Some comments from the Fox News website, for those who wonder who could possibly take this seriously

...

A sampling of comments from Fox News:

"Best cover page we have seen to date. It is what we will get if we put this man in the White House."

"If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims like a duck then it must be a duck."

"There may just be some reality in this cartoon."

"Holy smokes…from a liberal magazine…the same thing many of us have had concerns about for some time... It will be interesting how this very likely true representation works out for Obama’s campaign and for his followers."

"we all know he’s not really strong about this countrys defense

against islamic nations… i hate that!!!"

"It may be a satire… but it rings truth. It actually catches them in perfect character profiles!"

"LOL this is funny sad and probably a little true, but still funny. characteristic cartoons pick up some of the true features of all of us. So now we have been notified. LOL"

"I’m running out tomorrow to buy this magazine for the cover alone. There is true in everything."

sigh

-- mrshankly

andy said,

I'd like to see even one example of someone not getting this comic.

Okeee dokee,

Reprinted from a letter in Salon:

Some comments from the Fox News website, for those who wonder who could possibly take this seriously

...

A sampling of comments from Fox News:

"Best cover page we have seen to date. It is what we will get if we put this man in the White House."

"If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims like a duck then it must be a duck."

"There may just be some reality in this cartoon."

"Holy smokes…from a liberal magazine…the same thing many of us have had concerns about for some time... It will be interesting how this very likely true representation works out for Obama’s campaign and for his followers."

"we all know he’s not really strong about this countrys defense

against islamic nations… i hate that!!!"

"It may be a satire… but it rings truth. It actually catches them in perfect character profiles!"

"LOL this is funny sad and probably a little true, but still funny. characteristic cartoons pick up some of the true features of all of us. So now we have been notified. LOL"

"I’m running out tomorrow to buy this magazine for the cover alone. There is true in everything."

sigh

-- mrshankly

Someone should let them know the liberal elite are making fun of them....

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