KKK Dressed McCain Chasing Obama Is “Friendly” According To NCAAP

Obama supporters can setup a halloween display of John McCain dressed as a KKK member, chasing Barack Obama and there is nothing wrong with that…

Now had a McCain supporter put this up, it would be deemed racist. However it is ok since a Barack supporter put it up. Reverse racism at its best. Obama talks about Bush and Palin provoking racism… Just look in your own supporters yards for the real racists.

The NCAAP President of the Elmira-Corning branch said “It looks friendly but I am concerned not so much about this display, but in general about the fear and hate that have entered the campaign,” and This display appears friendly to me”

 

Ron Havens Halloween display aims for shock value

Ron Havens' Halloween display aims for 'shock value'

 

CATHARINE — Ron Havens has a reputation for provocative Halloween displays that reflect his strong political views

 

But even Havens was pretty sure his latest effort was over the top. That didn’t stop him from setting it up in plain sight anyway.

Havens, who lives on Schuyler County Route 15 (Ridge Road) just south of Odessa, this week set up a Halloween display featuring mannequins that look like Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican rival John McCain.

But the Obama figure looks like he is running, and the McCain likeness is dressed in the hooded robe of the Ku Klux Klan and is carrying a baseball bat.

Havens is quick to point out he is a liberal and a big supporter of Obama, and that the scene is meant to provoke thought about the way he believes Obama has been unfairly treated by the McCain campaign.

“I figured it would be equally offensive to everyone. It’s just for shock value,” Havens said. “McCain has been rabble-rousing, calling Obama a terrorist and a Muslim. The McCain campaign has gotten so ugly. That’s what the message is. I can see how people could take this the wrong way. I’m not advocating anything. It’s sarcasm.”

The display is in Havens’ front lawn, only a few yards from the highway.

Two years ago, Havens set up a display with a Wizard of Oz theme, with President Bush as the Scarecrow, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as Dorothy, Vice President Dick Cheney as the Tin Man and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld representing the Cowardly Lion.

During the 2004 presidential race between Bush and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, Bush took on the persona of Dracula in Havens’ front lawn, while Kerry appeared as Frankenstein’s monster, complete with neck bolts.

Georgia Verdier, president of the Elmira-Corning Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said she was concerned about the injection of race into the presidential campaign when someone called her to complain about the scene.

After viewing a photograph of Havens’ display, Verdier said it seems innocuous enough, but she’s still concerned it may send the wrong message.

“It looks friendly but I am concerned not so much about this display, but in general about the fear and hate that have entered the campaign,” Verdier said. “This display appears friendly to me. But that’s my take. A young lady passed by and had other feelings. We need to be concerned about that. I think we all need to be careful about what messages we send. The message we send is not always the message received.”

Havens said he has no plans to take the display down at this time.

 

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2 Responses

  1. If you like this display, you will love my latest of joe the plumber. See at My space search ron havens.

  2. The following letter was posted at the Elmira Star Gazette on August 15th 2009.

    Kind of funny, considering “Cash for clunkers” is the baby of the Democrat congress and the Obama adminstration.

    ‘This cash for clunkers program is just another taxpayer-funded giveaway for the car companies and the upper middle class. I don’t like the term “clunker” anyway. Those vehicles are what we drive, always have and always will.

    Have you seen these so-called clunkers that are being traded in? Most of us would love to have them. Most of the working class couldn’t afford to trade in their clunkers for a new vehicle even if they were given a 50 percent discount. Most of the people taking advantage of this program are those with money, really good credit and were probably planning on trading in for a new car anyway. How about a stimulus program for the actual working class?
    To add insult to injury is the fact that the old vehicles are crushed. Now the existing used cars will be more expensive, and parts could become harder to find. Thanks for another program that helps those that need it the least and hurts those that need it the most.
    Ron Havens
    Odessa”

    http://www.stargazette.com/article/20090815/VIEWPOINTS03/908150310/1113/Opinion

    Having some second thoughts , Ron?

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