Obama and the Midwest

Today, my epic Midwestern road trip has brought me to Indianapolis. Fearing for my safety, my friend Bri (a real-live Indianan) sent me a link to a post on Take a Breather called “Indiana McCain and the Obama of Doom”:

Two nights ago, a friend (and Iraq War veteran) was walking down the sidewalk wearing an Obama 2008 shirt when a man, eating dinner with his wife looked up and said, “So, you’re a communist?”

That same night, a person in the bar shared this story with my friend: “I was wearing an Obama shirt in here the other night and three guys surrounded me and started harassing me about the shirt. Realizing I was outnumbered, I asked them what they would like me to do. They made me turn my shirt inside-out.”

Another recent evening, I was driving my mom’s car, which has an Obama bumper sticker on it. As I was using a drive-thru ATM, a truck pulled up behind me and began chanting Obama’s name out his window, but not in a good way. More like a tone that invoked the ghosts of the KKK. I didn’t look back, I just pulled away and acted like I didn’t hear them.

And then there’s this zinger, brought to light by an acquaintance: “I hope every racist person in America comes out and votes against Obama.”

Indiana is an interesting place.

Lots more analysis here. So yeah, I guess I won’t be donning the “Fuck Cars” t-shirt I picked up this afternoon in Bloomington until I get back to California. Thanks, Bri!

7 Responses to “Obama and the Midwest”

  1. Steve Lynch says:

    Ah yes, the bad part of Indiana – the southern part.

    I’m from the “good part” of Indiana, near Chicago. Just tell everyone down there you’re from Gary. They’ll leave you alone.

  2. Allan Hough says:

    Even if I’m wearing a pink “Obama Performed My Girlfriend’s First Abortion” t-shirt and tight jeans?

  3. katie says:

    But ‘Breaking Away”s so good!

  4. The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently
    tailored empty suit. No resume, no accomplishments,
    no experience, no original ideas, no understanding of
    how the economy works, no understanding of how the
    world works, nothing but abstract empty rhetoric
    devoid of real substance.

    He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he
    rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he
    hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic
    surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way
    to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in
    Kenya . Only a small part of him is African Black from
    his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is

    What he isn’t, not a genetic drop of, is
    ‘African-American,’ the descendant of enslaved
    Africans brought to America chained in slave ships.
    He hasn’t a single ancestor who was a slave. Instead,
    his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading
    was the main Arab business in East Africa for
    centuries until the British ended it.

    Let that sink in: Obama is not the descendant of
    slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners. Thus he
    makes the perfect Liberal Messiah.

    It’s something Hillary doesn’t understand – how some
    complete neophyte came out of the blue and stole the
    Dem nomination from her. Obamamania is beyond
    politics and reason. It is a true religious cult,
    whose adherents reject Christianity yet still believe
    in Original Sin, transferring it from the evil of
    being human to the evil of being white.

    Thus Obama has become the white liberals’ Christ,
    offering absolution from the Sin of Being White. There
    is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or flaws of
    his can diminish it, no arguments Hillary could make
    of any kind can be effective against it. The
    absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh being
    their Savior is all the more cause for liberals to
    worship him: Credo quia absurdum, I believe it because
    it is absurd.

    Thank heavens that the voting majority of Americans
    remain Christian and are in no desperate need of a
    phony savior.

    His candidacy is ridiculous and should not be taken
    seriously by any thinking American.
    Pass this on to every thinking American you know!

  5. Dan says:


    Pass this on to every thinking American you know!

    Nah, I’ll just pass it on to a McCain voter.

  6. dick says:

    I really don’t know too many thinking Americans………..

  7. Drew says:

    The irony is very subtle, but the poster’s name is Fred Flintstone. So there you have it…