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Racist ‘Obama Witch Doctor’ Display Creates Controversy In NJ Town

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Opponents of Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act) have used a racist image of President Obama dressed as a witch doctor for some time, but the distasteful imagery has mainly cropped up at Tea Party rallies and the like — until a New Jersey store owner who claims to cater to the one percent put the tacky image in his store window.

The Obama witch doctor display is proudly showcased in a window at Skuby & Co. Lifestyle Clothing in Spring Lake, and, while owner Bill Skuby claims patrons in the top one percent of earners, the store’s tasteless display and garish garments seem to indicate otherwise.

In Skuby’s window is what appears to be a tombstone with a skeleton attached and inscribed “I told you I was sick.” Beneath the legend is a widely-circulated image of Barack Obama’s face superimposed on that of what appears to be an African tribesman, and “Obamacare” is spelled out, of course, with a sickle in place of the “c.” Sigh.

Just for good measure, a corpse doll bears a hat that reads “FYBO,” and Skuby, 66, claims business has picked up due to the racist window display. He defends the anti-Obama showcase, saying:

“It’s not political, it’s personal … We deal with a 1 percent customer; they come in here and shake my hand. My business is through the roof because of this.”

Locals say they worry the racist Obama witch doctor display is inappropriate for children to see, but Skuby feels that the racially charged imagery is perfectly acceptable viewing for kids.

A local news source quoted passerby and FEMA employee Barbara Labe, who said the pic wasn’t racist and explained:

“I don’t see anything racist here at all … I just see somebody who has strong political views and I think that’s a great thing in our free country.”

ObamaCare sinks in public support

Alas, dissent is patriotic, but it seems that many people cannot grasp that there is no way around the fact an Obama witch doctor picture is inarguably racist. The imagery itself won’t work on a basic level without a black target, and, while there may be legitimate reasons to disagree with Obamacare, there is no way around the fact that such an image is flat-out, unabashedly, proudly racist. Would the “joke” work if the picture was one of Mitt Romney? There you go.

Would you shop in a store that has the Obama witch doctor image in the window?

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10 Responses to “Racist ‘Obama Witch Doctor’ Display Creates Controversy In NJ Town”

  1. Jack J. Smith

    How is it racist? It is political satire. Witch doctor, a primitive form of shamanistic healing is compared to what is happening right now to Medicare – a decline of medical services and treatments due to Obama's policies. He is paying insurance companies right now not to cut services until AFTER the election. Voodoo medicine!

  2. Patrick Frye

    "the imagery itself won’t work on a basic level without a black target" Actually, there is the shaman and the medieval plague doctor, but the second wouldn't work for either Romney or Obama because of the mask.

  3. John Erik

    "Alas, dissent is patriotic, but it seems that many people cannot grasp that there is no way around the fact an Obama witch doctor picture is inarguably racist".

    Interesting, the author just made the argument that Racism can be patriotic.
    Not sure that was what he was aiming for.

    Then again, someone who can't tell political satire from racism is probably not going to fair much better in creating sound arguments.

  4. Edward Allen

    That sign is not racist you Communist piece of garbage. Obama is of the ancestry of the Negro African witch doctors, and because of the greatest country that ever was, i.e. America, a Negro of the ancestry of the witch doctor had the opportunity to learn English, become civilized and go on to be a U.S. Senator and the President. But that does not give Obama or anyone else of African ancestry or any ancestry the authority to pass or sign unconstitutional legislation. Obama care is repugnant to the U.S. Constitution.

  5. Bill Roddick

    "Anti-racists" talk to us about two things:

    1. How White people are inherently evil, how they are responsible for their ancestors misdeeds, and how White people don't actually exist. All of this leading to the direction of a world without White children – genocide.

    2. How they're not anti-White.

    Who do you think you are kidding?

    That's why we all know anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  6. Anonymous

    look, an evil-minde kkknazi hatebigot racist! Whites are so evil, we are guilty and privileged and would deserve genocide if race existed.

    This is nonsense. Anti-racist is just a code word for anti-white.

  7. Edward Allen

    The display is not racist. Obama is of the ancestry of the Negro African witch doctors, and because of the greatest country that ever was, i.e. America, a Negro of the ancestry of the witch doctor had the opportunity to learn English, become civilized and go on to be a U.S. Senator and the President. But that does not give Obama or anyone else of African ancestry or any ancestry the authority to pass or sign unconstitutional legislation. Obama care is repugnant to the U.S. Constitution.