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Old Oct 26, 2011, 08:48 AM
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Anybody else find the moniker "Obammy" distasteful?

Maybe it's just me but, it conjures up unsettling bits of North American history.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 08:49 AM
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Yes, it's definitely distasteful.

Predictable, but distasteful nonetheless.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:02 AM
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I find the action of President Obama far more distasteful, damaging, and dangerous.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:03 AM
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I suspect after eight years of the same treatment towards Mr. Bush it was unavoidable. Some of the things said about Mr. Bush were not just distasteful.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:04 AM
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Name calling is one of the weakest ways to argue a point.

But "Obammy" suggests a little boy or cartoon character to me, rather than anything racist.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Name calling is one of the weakest ways to argue a point.

But "Obammy" sounds suggests a little boy or cartoon character to me, rather than anything racist.
And hopefully, before he does any further damage, that's how history will remember him.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:13 AM
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Maybe it's just me but, it conjures up unsettling bits of North American history.
We could keep the last presidents nickname and call him The Chimp. Feel better?
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:14 AM
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It has an Al Jolson flavor.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:18 AM
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Name calling is one of the weakest ways to argue a point.

But "Obammy" sounds suggests a little boy or cartoon character to me, rather than anything racist.
It actually says more about the user of the monicker than it does about the recipient of it - like most name-calling.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:19 AM
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:21 AM
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If that was the worst I had ever been called, I wouldn't worry about it. Pales in comparison to what Palin, her son, and her daughter went through.....how soon some things are forgotten.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:21 AM
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I find that people who find silly things like "Obammy" untasteful, are uselessly stuck in the past and can't let racism go. The PC fascists are predicatable and silly silly people.
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:24 AM
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:24 AM
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We could keep the last presidents nickname and call him The Chimp. Feel better?
Not really
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 09:29 AM
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