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August 7, 2014 - 8:41 pm
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Both the Washington Post and Huffington Post have recently condemned the anti-Obama street art display near the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, which taunted Barack Obama on his birthday with racist references.

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Interestingly enough, the same media organs, notorious for their unwavering support of this president, had neglected to cover a series of recent better-executed and more tasteful anti-Obama displays by American street artists in Augusta, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley.

Granted, the American anti-Obama artists didn’t give the media an opportunity to cry “racism.” Is that why the U.S.-based artists weren’t deemed worthy of a story? In defense of the pro-Obama journalists, it’s a lot harder to defend their protégé when the charges are not race-related. The prank in Moscow, however, was a smorgasbord of monkeys, bananas, and dog whistles — everything the left-wing media requires to reinforce its own narrative: all criticism of Obama is based in racism. “They just hate him because he’s black.”

As usual, their anti-racist sanctimony has once again blinded the media to the real story.

To describe the Moscow display as merely “racist” would be just as parochial and myopic as to describe the Islamic Caliphate in Iraq as a threat to gender equality in the workplace. Both statements would be somewhat true, but they would also reveal the superficiality of an obsessive-compulsive mind focused exclusively on pet-peeve issues. They might have just as effectively scorned the unhip cut of the Nazi uniforms as the Germans advanced across Europe.

Of all the problems with the Obama-mocking display, racism is probably the least disturbing. Trust me as someone who comes from the former USSR: those “patriots” don’t hate Obama “just because he’s black.” They hate him because in their minds he represents the “vile” America — including its “stupid” people, its “horrible” history, its “materialistic” values, and its “unfair” economy.

Make no mistake, the insult was directed at the United States — a country they love to hate for a whole lot of reasons — outlandish reasons without a doubt, but among which racism won’t even make to the top hundred. More precisely, the actual object of their hatred is not as much the America we know, but an ugly, far-fetched and perverted depiction of it — something that Putin’s jingoistic propaganda has been creating and planting in people’s heads for quite some time. If this attack on Obama was indeed an act of citizen activism, that would be the best evidence of how successful Russia’s state-run media machine has been.

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It has nothing at all to do with racism. Putin is rubbing Obamas nose in it.

The Russian Foreign Minister had just earlier tweeted a picture - Putin confidently holding a live cheetah on one side and Obama sheepishly holding a poodle on the other side.

This is about manhood and strength. Putin has judged the man and found him to be weak, indecisive and lacking coherent policy.
Having inspired no loyalty Obamas "friends" are down to an unreliable few.
American foreign policy is a mess and all the adults have left the building.

I know of no other President that has been so publicly humiliated by a foreign leader when their nations were not at war with one another.
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I think their real intention was to mock Obama's sexuality and to imply he's gay. Banana...mouth. That's also why they're tweeting out effeminate photos of Obama holding the dog. I think they know something. I can't wait until they get on him about snorting cocaine. My pet issue. They can use my recent video:

Coked-up Obama is Higher than a Kite
http://youtu.be/q_I4ZnGphVg

but they probably don't need my help.
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"One can learn a lot about actions and intentions of a paranoid autocratic regime by examining what it is accusing its “enemies” of doing, be they real or imaginary."

Sounds a whole lot like Democrarts and MSM to me.

Projection. One of the cardinal defense mechanisms Freud so ably documented (say what you will about Siggy, he had some things down pat and DMs were some of them).
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The Jarrett Junto remind me of the Mensheviks and Putin of the Bolsheviks.

And we know who won that battle.

Ah Sur-Reality!
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These are all amusing, but the Moscow version includes animation, not just still images.
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Gives Banana Republic a whole new meaning. Or should I say "Banana Democrat."
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I think the implication was GAY....
Duh.
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I know a few Russians and to a man they are virulent racists. But in their defense, they don't discriminate, they hate everybody.
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Reminds me of the old Soviet era joke; the Russian laughs and says, we can mock your President too.
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I guess the "reset" isn't quite working out as planned...
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"One can learn a lot about actions and intentions of a paranoid autocratic regime by examining what it is accusing its “enemies” of doing, be they real or imaginary."

Sounds like the Left in the US.
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In Russia there is an unspoken belief that Gorbachev and Yeltsin were CIA plants - "Manchurian Candidates," as it were. Obama is their revenge.
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Part of the Disinformation campaign where the new ruler in Russia always reveals "state secrets" about the former ruler, in order to discredit him and build up the new ruler.
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