Disturbing e-mail jokes about Obamas' deaths

My father forwarded this to me (along with about 20 other people). It jokes about the Obama family dying in a plane crash, and uses a child to deliver the punchline. The right wing's hatred never ceases to amaze me.

Presidential candidate, Barack Obama was visiting a primary school and he visited one of the classes.  They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked the presidential candidate if he would
like to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy'?

So our illustrious democrat presidential candidate asked the class for an example of a 'tragedy'.

One little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best
friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.'

'No,' said Obama, 'that would be an accident.'

A little girl raised her hand: 'If a school bus carrying 50
children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that
would be a tragedy.'

I'm afraid not,' explained Obama.  'That's what we would call
great loss.'

The room went silent.  No other children volunteered. Obama
searched the room.  'Isn't there someone here who
can give me an example of a tragedy?'

Finally at the back of the room, Little Johnny raised his

In a quiet voice he said: 'If the plane carrying you and Mrs. Obama was struck by a 'friendly fire' missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy.'

'Fantastic!' exclaimed Obama.  'That's right.  And can you tell
me why that would be tragedy?'

'Well,' says the boy, 'It has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn't be a great loss, and it probably wouldn't be an accident either.'

Tags: obama, right wing hatred, smears (all tags)



Sick and demented

He's a black man who these sick M'fers are just now realizing will be the next POTUS.

I'm sure they can get lower, just not sure how....

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-01 07:00AM | 0 recs
Really sad

What's even more sad is that if you "called him" on the email, he would think something was wrong with you.  What?  You have no sense of humor?

I heard this kind of stuff about Bill Clinton and Hillary when he was Prez and when I objected, I was told to "Get a life!  Good grief!"

As much as I don't like Dubya, as much as I don't like his policies and actions, I wouldn't want anyone to harm him.  He IS someone's child, husband, father, and friend.  

These people are going to be mighty surprised when Obama is Prez.  JOKING about killing the Prez might just be an criminal offense!

by Southern Mouth 2008-10-01 07:15AM | 0 recs

You've just given it a much bigger audience.

by Travis Stark 2008-10-01 07:16AM | 0 recs
Re: Congrats.

But it needs to be known that this what's going around on the right. It's gross. And to that person that said this joke has been around... I never heard Dems openly advocating for the death of a future president in the form of a joke.

by Philly Ed 2008-10-01 09:15AM | 0 recs
I'm guessing you have friends that are

Republicans.  That's the kind of stuff I get from my Republican friends all the time.  They find this kind of thing funny.  Sick!

I'm so happy to be a Democrat.  We take this election seriously and the emails I get from Democratic friends contain facts, videos, links to newspaper articles, etc.  Jokes are generally non-political and actually funny.  

by GFORD 2008-10-01 07:40AM | 0 recs
I have Republican friends....

They also happen to be human beings, NONE of them would be caught within fifty miles of this sick drek.

Without out offense to my bud Dramicon, those people are REPUBLICS, cause the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower deserve better.

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-01 08:13AM | 0 recs
to be fair

(and I hate to be fair to folks like this)

this "joke" has been around for a long time told with different presidents:  Reagan, Clinton, and Bush 43.

by TrueBlueMajority 2008-10-01 08:07AM | 0 recs
Re: to be fair

I've read it on the internet at least a dozen times over the last several years always using Clinton or Bush but I've never seen anyone take such personal offense to it or call it sick and demented.

by JimR 2008-10-01 10:51AM | 0 recs
Care to try again, Jim?

Hey Jim, you are wrong a lot, aren't you:

Re: Gov. Sarah Palin is McCain's VP Pick:
I think people are going to love her. by JimR on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 11:06:59 AM EST

WOW, that didn't quite work out in spite of what you folks at NoQuarters thought, did it?

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-01 12:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Care to try again, Jim?

"Hey Jim, you are wrong a lot, aren't you..."

Yeah. I voted for the Democrat in the last two elections.


by JimR 2008-10-02 04:06PM | 0 recs
Re: Disturbing e-mail jokes about Obamas' deaths

Ah I yearn for the good old days when we could all sit around and joke about McCain's old age death without the GOP joking about our candidates death.

Where did they get such nerve???

Haven't they heard of Karma?

by dtaylor2 2008-10-01 07:57PM | 0 recs


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