Cassy Zobel, a 34 year-old, white democrat who lives in Mckinney Texas, had a rude awakening Friday morning. Her neighbor rang her doorbell to alert her to the vandalism and blatant racism on her property.
Zobel found that someone had covered her Obama/Biden sign, displayed in her yard, with offensive graffiti on both front and back.
The front read: NIGGER LOVER Obama sucks dick.
The back: Romney & Ryan *Christiam (sic) *White *Anti-gay Republicans Rule.
Zoble wrote about it in her blog Blue Chick In A Red Barn:
“Firstly, I hope you don’t have children. I’m no handwriting expert, but I’m thinking you are a grown woman. In fact, you’re probably one of those ‘Christians’ who gets all of her news of (sic) FAUX and just can’t stomach the idea of anyone who’s other.
Well, here’s something for you…The police have been here and filed a report. The HOA has been notified, and my sign is uncovered and back in my yard. I’m not afraid of you and your bigotry. Cameras are being installed and WHEN we catch you messing with our sign you will, quite appropriately be charged with the felony this is and smacked with the associated $2,000 fine.
Have a great day, hater.
P.S. I find it interesting that our little suburban city was just named the 2nd best place to live in America. I suppose there should have been a caveat. “Best Place to Live If You’re A Bigoted White, Christian, Anti-Gay Person Who Doesn’t Support Our First African-American President And Hates Everyone Who Does”. That was probably too long a title, though.”
Zobel told blogger Egberto Willies:
I support the President because he believes in all people, he prefers diplomacy to bombs, and he is part of the party of inclusion, not exclusion,” she explained. “I support him because he believes that food and medicine for our kids shouldn’t be put on the table for cuts before tax breaks for big corporations. I support him because he supports my right to determine what I do with my body and what my daughter someday chooses to do with hers.
In an update on her blog, Zobel notes, in part:
By the way, if you’re the person responsible for having stolen our sign from the yard last night, we have a camera and we saw you do it. The police now have the video and are going to throw the book at you – as they should.”
There is a certain segment of the population that simply does not accept that America has a black president. Racism, from anyone, no matter your political affiliation, is inexcusable. It has nothing to do with policy, or how a person will do their job.
We still have a long way to go on the road to tolerance. It’s a painful ride and one day, we’ll get there.
Kimberley A. Johnson is the author of The Virgin Diaries and The Spokeswoman for Rock The Slut Vote, an organization standing up and fighting the war on women. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and “like” the Rock The Slut Vote Facebook page