Well, last week we discovered that saying Obama is a socialist is racist code. For quite a while we've been told that saying his middle name is racist. Saying he pals around with terrorists is racist. Not voting for him is racist. Wanna know what else is racist? Dressing as Obama for Halloween.... but only if you're a white kid. So says the Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), anyway.
This'll break the hearts of little Obamatons and their sycophantic parents all across the nation for this Halloween season, sadly enough. But, if you don't want to be considered a low-down, four-flushing racist, you little Obamites better not do it. Just say nO, kids. The Dispatch's Kathy Lynn Gray has saved the day, though. She's warned us ahead of time that Dressing like The One is racist as all get out.
Dressing as your favorite presidential nominee for Halloween could be socially risky this year if you're white and don't want to spend $20 for a mask.
But if Barack Obama's your man, do you darken your face to resemble his African-American skin tone?
The Dispatch story even quotes an Ohio State Senator that is sternly warning the trick-or-treaters that if they do it... well, he can't be responsible for the fact that YOU will have destroyed all the gains that blacks have made since 1964 just for costuming yourself like the Obamessiah!
"It's uncharted territory that we're in," said state Sen. Ray Miller, a Democrat from Columbus and one of several black leaders who commented on the subject. "We've made a lot of progress in America on the issue of race relations, and we need to be careful not to move backwards. Something like painting your face I would discourage."
Will the Senator have some State Police squads at his disposal to roam about the streets looking for these racist revelers? Let's hope so. We don't want all of Ohio to be responsible for bringing the worst of our history back in just one candy-filled night, do we?
So, be Johnny Dep as the Pirate dude, or be a cowboy or a space man. Be Dracula or Frankenstein (dressing like John Kerry is the same thing, there). Even putting on a bad 70s freight wig, a tattered flannel shirt, wearing a peace symbol and carrying a fake bomb and going as unrepentant terrorist William Ayers is OK. But do NOT dress like the "O," kids. If you do, you are no better than a member of the KKK. Well, at least as far as State Senator Miller and the Columbus Dispatch is concerned.
You have been warned.
Now have fun kids. Oh, and be sure and take half your candy and give it to the kids too lazy to go out trick-or-treating for themselves. The "O" would want you to do that… you know, so you can share the wealth?
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