MSN – Austin, Texas, resident Bud Johnson is not a fan of President Obama, but his way of expressing his opinion has many in his neighborhood concerned about a racist message. Johnson hung an empty folding chair from a tree in his yard using several feet of rope, evoking the lynching of black people. Blog editor Katherine Haenschen, who was tipped off about the display, expressed concern to Johnson. He reportedly replied, “I don’t really give a damn whether it disturbs you or not. You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you.” Johnson has since added an American flag to the hanging chair.
You have to respect people like Bud Johnson, right? I mean yeah he’s a miserable racist who probably jerks off to the opening scene of A Time to Kill, but he’s not fake. He doesn’t pretend to be someone he’s not. If he wants to lynch a chair in his front yard he’s going to do it. Don’t like it? You can go to hell and take that colored boy who just really, really wants to give everyone healthcare with you! People like Bud are the foundation of what this great country is founded on: a love of freedom of speech and a hatred of anyone who isn’t a white male. Can’t knock a purist.
PS – was Clint Eastwood’s insane rambling to a chair sneaky brilliant? Like did he understand that people could do whatever they wanted with empty chairs now and just pretend it’s Obama without getting in trouble for directly threatening the president because it’s just a chair? I’m not so sure I’m ruling that out.