September 28, 2014 5:14 pm -

Conservatives on social media have adopted a line of defense against liberals who offer differing opinions on their posts and memes.  “Its[sic] all Bush’s fault and your[sic] a racist” has become their mantra, accusing liberals of fixating on these two points alone rather than offering anything of substance that could be worthy of discussion.  A cheesy cop out, for sure, but they seem to feel it to be effective, so it’s probably not going anywhere anytime soon.

It’s difficult to dispense with the social stigma conservatives have earned themselves on the racism issue when they post memes like this:

skunk meme

The meme was posted on a Facebook page called The Revolution whose cover photo offers the original Gadsden Snake complete with the motto “Join or Die”.  To date the meme has been shared nearly 287,000 times.

The comments on the meme are definitely worth the read.  Liberals have covered the thread with criticism over the bigoted nature of the meme, and they aren’t alone.  Conservatives have also voiced their displeasure with this “joke”, pointing out that things like this are exactly what gives them a bad name:


There are many comments of this nature.  It’s refreshing to see the moderate crowd acknowledge that you can express the opinion that you disagree with the President’s policies without attacking or even mentioning race.

One such person even tied it in with being a Christian, something liberals have asked conservatives to do for years.  The response from her own side is, of course, crass and to be expected:


Of course the rational thinking of a few doesn’t negate the bigotry and ignorance of the right wing extremists.  They came out in force to remind everyone the true dangers of the President:

skunk8  skunk6

It wouldn’t be a conservative page if there weren’t people who actually post this kind of thing.  Unbelievable?  Yes.  Uncommon?  No.  There’s also the obligatory “I’m not a racist but” posts like this one:



On top of being half black the President is apparently also a radical Muslim looking to bring “his people” here. Not racist…But…

Then there’s the comment defending the meme because…Who knows why?  It doesn’t matter, it’s good for a chuckle:


What’s worse than 280,000 people sharing this hatred are the hundreds of posts from people who don’t understand that this is more than a joke.  Racial divides, no matter how small they may seem to an individual, are one of the catalysts keeping our country divided.  The bulk of the comments defending this meme have been to the tune of “It’s not racist, it’s a statement of fact.  Obama is half black and half white.”

It may be a statement of fact, but in this context it’s a low blow and unnecessary.  The page in question declined to comment on the inspiration for the meme, not that it’s really in question.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

41 responses to Racist Meme Goes Viral

  1. Anomaly 100 September 28th, 2014 at 5:24 pm


    • M D Reese September 28th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      I’ve been having flash backs of the 50s and 60s as far as racism and sexism goes.

  2. arc99 September 28th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    We are not supposed to judge all conservatives by the actions of one or two.

    I would submit that when the total reaches over a quarter million, judging all conservatives by the behavior of that large sample is entirely appropriate.

    • majii September 28th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      I agree, arc99, and the reason I do is because the alleged moderate republicans have sat on their asses and haven’t done one thing to purge their party of these racists. If one knows others are doing something wrong and don’t say anything about it, it makes sane individuals think that they approve of that bad behavior.

  3. mea_mark September 28th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    At least the conservatives are starting to acknowledge that it’s all Bush’s fault and that they are racist. And now they have a new meme to reinforce that understanding that is starting to sink in. How utterly delightful. I wonder when it will sink in that they are mostly trolls?

    • Larry Schmitt September 28th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Dont you mean its all Bush’s fault?

  4. NW10 September 28th, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    But they can’t possibly be racist, because the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said racism is over, and you libbies are just playing the race card!!!!


  5. whatthe46 September 28th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    these are the idiots that would be first to suggest racism doesn’t exist. jack asses.

  6. rg9rts September 28th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    What is this Junior High School???

    • Dwendt44 September 28th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Fifth grade.

      • Larry Schmitt September 28th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        No, like Jethro Bodine, they never got past the third grade. But they learned their guzintas.

      • M D Reese September 28th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

        Yup–they didn’t go much past the “milk-milk-lemonade” stage in their social development.

  7. Denise September 28th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    My nearly 3 year old grandson is more mature than this!

  8. tiredoftea September 28th, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Good on the few who posted against this trash. They are swimming upstream in a river of filth and I doubt that there is much hope for the conservatives cause if this is typical of their level of ignorance.

    With the thought leaders at Fraud Spews leading the way by denigrating the female pilots who are on the battlefield while their lipstick warriors sit in the studio oozing stupidity every day, is it any wonder that there is no real discussion between left and right on our country’s problems.

    • Suzanne McFly September 28th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      I don’t go on my FB often but last time I did, I was inundated with the pics of Obama saluting with the coffee cup. I do not post political or religious stuff there because not everyone shares my views, but there was too much crap there for me not to address. I put up the bush hugging his dog pic and told them if this pic didn’t piss you off, then you need to figure out what your true bias’ are (not the exact words but very similar). Shocking to say this, but the reply’s were “I never seen this pic of bush before and I don’t know if it is photo shopped” and of course I got the “are you mad your obummer President is doing a terrible job? lol”. Yes it is a fact, I know some bone heads, but I still love them.

      • tiredoftea September 28th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        Yet another reason why I dropped FB!

      • whatthe46 September 28th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

        my thoughts exactly about the dog pic. i knew that even if some of them saw it, they’d go straight to the old “photo shop” excuse. i said it before, even if you have a video tape of something, they’d find a way to ignore the obvious. some people just can’t accept the truth.

        • Red Mann September 28th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

          The truth and reality bounce of them like the proverbial water off the proverbial duck’s back, Their blind hate has rotted their minds.

        • M D Reese September 28th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

          They don’t even know what the truth IS.

    • tracey marie September 28th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      “lipstick warriors” love it.

    • Anomaly 100 September 28th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Yeah but the second to last commenter is hating on ‘Yoy’ people. Haters gonna hate.

      • tiredoftea September 28th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

        Just trying to find a little sunshine in the meme field of fringe humor.

      • fancypants September 28th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

        a little off topic but I thought I would share this with the people here

    • Red Mann September 28th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      If enough deluded fools vote for them in November and in 2016, there is no hope for this country. These nasty, ignorant, garbage spewing troglodytes will be in charge.

  9. Bunya September 28th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    What I find interesting is, the same group who are trashing President Obama now, will hold him in high regard in a few decades. They did the exact same thing to MLK and Medgar Evers back in the ’60’s.

    • Larry Schmitt September 28th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      More likely, they’ll rewrite their history books to show he never even got elected.

      • tiredoftea September 28th, 2014 at 8:20 pm

        Who? We never had a Kenyan President.

      • Red Mann September 28th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

        You mean like the non-existent G. W. Bush who, apparently, was never president.

  10. uzza September 28th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    A skunk is the perfect animal for a national mascot. Bald eagles are vicious sky pirate
    bums who make their living by robbing other birds that go out and catch their own fish. Skunks never rob or kill anybody, they just eat bugs and roots and mind their own business, think Flower from Walt Disney—but at the same time, for sure nobody messes with them.

    • fahvel September 29th, 2014 at 3:03 am

      good one!!!

  11. eddie1247 September 28th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Who says Beavis and Butthead are gone, apparently they are alive and well and still expressing their stupid adolescent comments on Facebook.

  12. VALERIE MARTIN September 28th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Hate & Hate
    & More, More Hate
    & add More Hate
    & Stir Up Hate
    & Feel the Hate
    We love to Hate
    Hate is All We Have

    • uzza September 28th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      (hate, hate, hate)
      (hate, hate, hate)
      (hate, hate, hate)

      There’s nothing he can do that you won’t hate
      Nothing he can say you won’t negate
      Nothing you can do but you can be Republican
      It’s easy

      There’s nothing you can make that’s not depraved
      No one you will save that can be saved
      Nothing you can do but let the Party think for you
      It’s easy

      All you need is hate
      All you need is hate
      All you need is hate, hate
      hate is all you need

  13. M D Reese September 28th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I’m still loving their minority outreach program. I’ll bet they make up something like this only featuring a battered woman…keep it classy guys!

  14. Foundryman September 28th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    What’s sad is that this works. They do have a majority in the House, they do win elections, they could very easily win the Senate this fall. Racism, hate and fear is all they have, and it draws millions to vote.
    There’s a report the left is losing the hispanic vote now, what’s that all about? The left had better not be complacent, we have to get people to vote in just over a month.
    Everybody thinks Hillary is shoe in in ’16, I bet she isn’t. She could be running against a republican led senate and house. It just pisses me off people are so hateful and stupid.

    • Dwendt44 September 29th, 2014 at 11:36 am

      They have the majority in the house largely due to redistricting, which is at the state level. Republikons in states they control have manage to take the drawing of favoritive
      districts to a new level.
      A concerted effort to get a nonpartisan/bipartisan committee to draw the lines is needed badly.

  15. juicyfruityyy September 28th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    IF the fake Christians weren’t racist. They would not have to defend themselves. But their words and actions towards others are filled with hate and racism.

    • Veri1138 September 29th, 2014 at 3:15 am

      If they ever bothered to believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ in the first place…

  16. Schmuddel September 29th, 2014 at 3:27 am

    This is the first time I have ever seen anyone refer to Obama as “BHO.” He’s not exactly FDR, JFK, or LBJ, I don’t really see the point.

  17. granpa.usthai September 29th, 2014 at 4:10 am

    RECORDED FACTS show POTUS Obama to be 60X more protective of Americans on foreign soil than POTUS Reagan. POTUS Obama has been over 3X more fiscal conservative than POTUS Reagan/Bush 1, and more than 1.5X more fiscal conservative than POTUS Bush 2. (side note: GW holds the record for increasing the national debt by 1.1 trillion dollars in 100 days between 7/30/2008 to 11/9/2008.
    Exactly what policies are so troubling for the WHITE Republican CONservatives?

  18. Nicholas Russell Harris September 29th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I believe Yoda once said,
    “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”