The Guys Argue Over Controversial ‘Obama Phone’ Video [FBHW]
Free Beer, Hot Wings and Zane talked about the controversial “Obama phone lady“ video that’s been circulating around political blogs lately, getting into the dicey details of what makes the video so touchy. Is it racist? Is it fair game? The guys ended up disagreeing on what exactly was being represented.
In the video, which was taken at a recent Romney rally, an irate African-American woman can be heard yelling about how Obama will be getting her vote because “he gave us a phone.” She also went on to say that Mitt Romney “sucks.”
“The guy with the camera must have felt as though he stumbled into a gold mine,” said Free Beer. “She’s captivating with how stupid she is.”
Free Beer also pointed out that the “Obama phone” in question was not a direct result from any of President Obama’s policies, but rather dates back to legislation passed in 1984.
“She is fairly representative of a lot of people, though,” said Hot Wings. ”I think this whole country is based on people who want something for nothing.”
“I don’t think we’re going towards that,” said Zane, disagreeing with Hot Wings. But Hot Wings remained adamant that there was some truth to this.
There was one thing, however, that the guys all agreed on. “This lady is a cartoon character,” said Hot Wings.
We have to agree as well. Just listening to the audio, the woman’s voice is so amplified and exaggerated, it sounds as though it could be part of a bad prank call segment for Rush Limbaugh.
Check out the video below and decide for yourself: