Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His Place

August 13, 2010 -

A Seaside Heights boardwalk game that allowed patrons to bean a questionable likeness of President Barack Obama has replaced him with a pair of other polarizing political types.

A Star Ledger story reports that models of George W Bush and Hillary Clinton have taken over for Obama, in a move that the game’s operator said was meant to show that “we’re not anti-Democrat or anti-Republican.”

Secret Service agents also reportedly scouted out the game in order to see if game operators were egging on players to bean the President or “for patrons who expressed a desire to hurt the president.” No incidents of either type were reported.

The notoriety of the attraction has also apparently not brought in much new business either as “most tourists point to the game stand in recognition, but then keep on walking without playing.”

Game manager Tommy Whalen didn’t rule out a return for Obama’s character however, stating, “Maybe we’ll put it back up in a couple weeks after everything dies down.”


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Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

Wow...... Bush you could diss becuse he was dumb a male and white but bamma is untouchable! At least to the point all the race card burners come out and decry racisim when you diss him.....*rolls eyes*


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Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

Way to fold to pressure.

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

Granted, it's not the clearest pic, but that doesn't look anything like Obama to me.  Having said that, models of Bush and Clinton are okay but Obama isn't?  Why?  Because he's currently president?  Would it be okay after he leaves office?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

It's because he's black.  You can't disagree with, parody, or be skeptical of this president or anyone on the left these days without being labeled as a racist.  There have been these types of games at the Jersey shore featuring politicians for DECADES.  The only difference this time around is the president's ethnicity and the mania surrounding it.

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

 

 

No, lots of folks criticize and parody the president without being labeled racist.

I could point out the absolutely obvious stuff, like actual politicians talking about how people are thinking about "2nd ammendment solutions"

Or the fact people we're being arrested for assassinaton plans on him very shortly after he was sworn in.

Or the number of times people have gone out on sucidal attacks because he was elected and they hate him and democrats.

Or, how it'd be easier to deny racism if the majority those opposed to him would oppose actual racist stuff like pictures of him as a witch doctor, or the stupid "birther" conspiracy theory that some sinister force planned for him to be President from the moment he was born.

Or stopped having events where folks sell shirts that have the slogan "Yes, I'm a racist" on it.

But all that would, obviously, fall on deaf ears.

So allow me to be a but more rude and say

 

Rally, the whole "Wah wah, if we say anything bad about the President, we're labeled racist" claim would be a LOT easier to swallow if for the previous President there hadn't been a strong strategy of "If you say anything bad about the President, you're a terrorist sympathizer".

Remember the Dixie Chicks? All they said was "We're ashamed he's from the same state as us."

They got death threats for that.

So, yeah, the whole "We can't even criticize the guy without some huge overreaction that unjustly villifies us" thing...it's not exactly like it's new.

I'm not saying it's right on either side, but the truth as far as I can see it is no, not EVERYONE who opposes Obama is being called a racist.


Folks who say they dislike the Health Care Reform thing for various reasons like ballooning the deficit and such? Nobody calls them racist.

It's folks who oppose it by showing pictures of him as witch doctor who get called racist?

Folks who oppose his plan to not renew Bushes Tax Cuts for the top 2%, they don't get called racist.

Folks who oppose his Presidency because "He was really born in Kenya and there was a conspiracy to make him President so they covered it up."

They get called racist.

It's not criticizing the president that gets folks called racist, it's criticizing him using racist comments or imagery that get folks called racist.

 

 

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

Well, that and the fact that people have been advocating harm against him even more so than Bush.

Someone said in one video one guy was a little too enthused in playing the game. I'd be more fine with it if some nutjobs weren't taking loaded assault weapons to the rallies the president was at.

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

I recall a legal demonstration of a constitutional right where no laws were broken and no threats were made.  Are you referring to a different incident?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

No one claimed that laws were broken or threats were made. 

The operator changed the game due to consumer backlash.  The market said 'enough people do not like this' and the guy made an economic decision.

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

I was talking about a rally where some attendees brought firearms, not the carnival game.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

All I heard, or rather read was an account that one guy's enthusiasm with the game was borderline creepy.

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

According to the previous GP story on the subject, one guy was filmed hurling a single profanity along with the softballs he was chucking at the doll.  Out of the 10 or so throws, only two or so seemed to be targeted at the "Obama" doll.  I don't find that anywhere near the border of creepy but even if that's not the incident you were referring to, what does that have to do with advocating harm or bringing guns to rallies?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

Eh, I dunno how to explain it really.

Greanted I would rather someone angry wit hthe president hurl a ball at a likeness of him than plan an assasination.

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

Indeed, but I'm still completely lost as to where this "planning an assassination" stuff is coming into play.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

A Star Ledger story reports that models of George W Bush and Hillary Clinton have taken over for Obama, in a move that the game’s operator said was meant to show that “we’re not anti-Democrat or anti-Republican.”

but how much longer until Hiterly clinton and George "I did balouts to save the financial industry" W. Bush is going to complain about it

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

We'll just have to wait for republicans to begin complaining.

Though it might be TEA partiers first.

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

Aaaand that's one comment to Godwin.

Re: Obama Removed from NJ Game, Political Pair Take His ...

Well She(hillary Clinton) would of repressed everyone to begin with(Given her 2008 Campaign)

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

 
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