"Obama Monkey" T-shirts Hot Gift Item for Right-Wingers

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[quote]Norman has said he got the T-shirts from someone in Arkansas. He started selling them at his bar – known for the provocative, ultra-conservative political slogans often posted on signs out front – in April but said he has no plans to mass market them.

The sales came to light this week when a loose coalition of local groups called a protest of the T-shirts.

About a dozen protestors rallied against the shirts Tuesday afternoon, condemning them as racist and asking Norman to stop selling them.

Norman acknowledged the imagery’s Jim Crow roots but said he sees nothing wrong with depicting a prominent African-American as a monkey.

“We’re not living in the (19)40’s,” he said. “Look at him . . . the hairline, the ears – he looks just like Curious George.”[/quote]

Not sure yet if this is supposed to be a Republicans Abroad Japan advertisement… uk.youtube.com/watch?v=si-lSLv9b4E

uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QU2sQ5ukOko has some coverage of a protest against the mainstream Republican supporter who offers the t-shirts for sale. According to the bar owner, he can’t keep up with sales.

The protestors are helping to advertise the item they’re protesting against.

At the same time, I feel sorry for McCain having these moronic racists supporting him. I think he’s better than that. Don’t know about Palin, though.

The middle, swing voters are the ones that McSame needs to reach. It’s so fundamentally dumb that they’re catering to these nutjobs.