Comments on: What’s wrong with this picture? http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/23/whats-wrong-with-this-picture/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/23/whats-wrong-with-this-picture/comment-page-1/#comment-14024 Sat, 24 May 2008 03:44:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=327#comment-14024 Bing–yes, the flip! Historiann once wore a flip, way back in the 90s, when the Squirrel Nut Zippers were all the rage…it doesn’t make sense with Condi, but for a so-called lefty to post an image of Michelle Obama–well, a “heavily footed failure” is an understatement!

(And so is “unfreakingbelievable,” Roxie, but this is a family blog! I know exactly what you mean…)

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By: Roxie http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/23/whats-wrong-with-this-picture/comment-page-1/#comment-13996 Sat, 24 May 2008 02:16:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=327#comment-13996 Well, well — another reason to keep staying away from DailyKos, which we’ve been doing ever since the Clintonistas went out on strike there. Unfreakingbelievable.

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By: Bing McGhandi http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/23/whats-wrong-with-this-picture/comment-page-1/#comment-13962 Sat, 24 May 2008 01:04:25 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=327#comment-13962 It just made a whole lot less sense when I read it as Condi. There was no “flip” however, as I believe the crazy kids call the hair style. (It it me or should Condi be wearing a pillbox hat?)

The thing that strikes me as interesting about the image is that it really does betray an awareness of a number of strains of racist imagery and exploitation entertainment. Pleasant to see? Not especially. Make its point clearly? Eh, the sexualization and torture detract from the point that the GOP is willing to, ahem, crucify Michelle Obama. Artistically and rhetorically, it’s a failure, but is a heavily footnoted failure, if you know what I mean.

HJ

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/23/whats-wrong-with-this-picture/comment-page-1/#comment-13915 Fri, 23 May 2008 23:32:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=327#comment-13915 Even if it were Condoleeza Rice–still unacceptable.

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By: Bing McGhandi http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/23/whats-wrong-with-this-picture/comment-page-1/#comment-13878 Fri, 23 May 2008 22:43:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=327#comment-13878 Actually, when I first clicked on it, I thought it was Condi.

Oh well.

HJ

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