Presenting Obama as if he were possessed of qualities similar to rappers—an affinity for jewelry, a boastful nature—says that you believe all black men act alike, and that the President of the United
Obama as pimp
Though the metaphor here lends itself well to the more extreme criticisms of Obama—he's "pimping" America's wealthy on a greedy quest for money—the stereotype of black men pimping whi
Obama as a socialist
The good news: Calling Obama a socialist is not inherently racist. The bad news: It is racist to believe that Obama is enacting a socialist wealth-redistribution agenda in order to sate African-American &qu
Obama as the Joker
Not racist, just a strange comparison.
Racism level: 1
Obama as Sarah Palin's shoeshine boy
Really, really, very racist.
Racism level: 10
Anything in which Obama speaks "jive"
As with the rapper comparison, suggesting that the president speaks slang like Mr. T fails to acknowledge the breadth and depth of the African-American experience. As such, it'
Obama as a Nazi
Amazingly, this one's not racist. It is wildly insensitive to Jews and the millions of others who suffered at the hands of the Nazis, but it's not racist.
Racism level: 2
Obama likes terrorists
This one is tricky because it all comes down to how you argue it. If you allege that, by dint of his liberal beliefs, Obama is soft on terror, you may not be a racist. But if you believe the president is
Obama as witch doctor
While we're sure it pained many non-racist conservatives to have to disassociate themselves from witch doctor imagery during the national debate over health-care reform, it was a good choice on their p