California homeowner displays sign, ‘Go back to Kenya’ with two watermelons in a chair and a noose

October 9, 2012
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Just a few feet away from a “Mitt Romney for President” sign, a chair is displayed with a noose draped over it, and two watermelons propped up. A Morgan Hill, California homeowner decided to show his support for his presidential choice, by taking the racist route. Included in the display, is a a sign of a teleprompter that reads, “Go back to Kenya.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KTVU.com reports:

“I think it’s a very silly prank. It’s like someone thinks that Halloween is right around the corner, I guess,” said Steve Preminger, chair of the Santa Clara County Democratic Party. “I think it’s very disrespectful that someone should do that. I think there are racist overtones. To me it’s the mark of a kind of bizarre person.”

The property owner Blake la Beck, said the display speaks for itself.

San Martin resident Ben Gomez stated, “We shouldn’t be threatening with a noose and a watermelon. I believe that’s a little over the top. I like the chair and the teleprompter. I mean, they’re just copying Clint Eastwood, so I can’t blame them on that one. But the noose goes a little over the edge.”

The sign reading, ‘Go back to Kenya’ is obviously acceptable though. Earlier in the week the words, “Muslim lier,” with “liar” misspelled, were spray painted across a large banner in red at President Obama’s campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

A few years ago, these displays of stupidity would be shocking. We’ve become desensitized as a nation, due to extremism becoming more acceptable, thusly dismissed as just a one off incident. I disagree. Birtherism is born from racism, giving birth to the view that an African American/Black man cannot possibly be eligible to lead this country.

 

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  • Alex

    Love it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19605992 Joe Spennato

    I like it! The noose however really detracts from the message though, and probably shouldn’t have been included. But yes, obungo is the worst president of all time, and that includes presidents yet to be.

  • WhosucksUsuck

    Why is this Neanderthal given any attention? That’s a major flub from freakoutnation, meanwhile good deeds by good intentioned people are ignored. What are you thinking? Clearly this moron has found his medium.

    • That guy

      Ignoring bad actions does not make them go away. Highlighting them does.

  • AmericanRIGHT.

    “…to the view that an African American/Black man cannot possibly be eligible to lead this country.” No… Herman Cain, Allen West, and Thomas Sowell could all run this country. Obama can only run us into the ground.

  • Empty Chair

    I wish people would stop making me look bad. I’ve had a tough couple of months.

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