Tacky Hillary Memorabilia

In an effort to ensure this site isn't biased towards the left, I thought you may all appreciate these silly Hillary Clinton items. Although, to be fair, now the site seems sexist against women politicians, so I assume everyone will still be unhappy.


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Ted, I do think there's an equivalency problem with offensive to gays/blacks vs. offensive to non-Obama fans. Racial and sexual identity are intrinsic; politics are opinions, available to change, critique, etc., and not far removed from posts that bring up issues surrounding faith versus science or opposing philosophies on the host of other controversial but viable topics of the day.

I guess I just don't see what's wrong with ribbing and passionate debate. People over at pundit kitchen complained about the dearth of negative Obama posts during the campaign, but honestly, sometimes one figure is riper for satire than another. Obama supporters weren't recorded calling for McCain's head on a platter, or making up crazy terrortastic stories about Unidentified Black Males with raging cases of sadistic dyslexia assaulting poor McCain supporters, etc. The absurdity levels were not the same, I don't think, and what you saw in the instant-return environment of the internet reflected that.

Most of the absurdity surrounding Obama centers on his mythology as a savior to all of humankind, which is pretty funny but not double-over-laughing funny. Just naive and silly. Satire requires more abject pathos, like holding forth on the meaning of turkey day in front of turkeys being slaughtered, or family values and abstinence being espoused while your daughter gets knocked up. These things are funny and ironic in very colorful ways. You don't have to like them for their political targeting, but you could acknowledge their fairly blatant comedic potential.
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Ted, are you serious?! If Alex and the gang didn't post things because *someone* might find it offensive there would be no Neatorama! (No internet, movies, music, books....)

And you're comparing racism to political preference? Come on, you're getting a little carried aren't you?
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Barm, I must disagree.

The occasional political post is probably fine. When someone deliberately posts something that they know will offend a certain portion of their reading audience, and when the posts are mostly biased in one direction, that's not very pleasant for those people.

Say most of Neatorama's audience is heterosexual and white. Is it then okay to post something offensive to gay people or to black people? After all, they're not in the majority, and if they don't like it, they can just scroll down. Or go somewhere else. And they shouldn't complain at all - after all, they know they're reading a white, heterosexual blog.
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