We can’t confirm that’s Slate political reporter Dave Weigel behind that Obama mask, but BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson says it is. We can’t begin to imagine the reaction if that were a conservative reporter (or rodeo clown) behind that mask, but it would probably go something like this.



  • http://twitter.com/THE_DAILY_BLEAT VACUOUS CIPHER

    That drink should be more KOOL AID lookin’.

    • Jeremy
      • Codewizard

        Kool-Aid is legit, Obama is not.

        on the other hand, you could say he is nothing but empty sugary speeches; while Kool-Aid is empty sugary calories (targeted to liberals who buy into the “empty calories” BS).

    • Johnny Right

      How is it racist? If we avoided satire against this president, isn’t that also racist. Oh well.

      • SohnMan

        Most certainly more racist than the reporter’s mask and the Rodeo Clown.

  • http://reaganff.tumblr.com/ reaganFF

    Twitchy, I wish you were gif-friendly.


  • mike_in_kosovo

    I bet none of those ‘raaaacist’ tweeting twits would have a problem with Ted Danson going to a halloween party in blackface… or the photos of Michael Steele in blackface.

    Friggin’ idiots…

    • ObamaFail

      They also probably cheered when white liberals called Stacey Dash every racist insult they could think of.

    • Patrick Callahan

      I think racism and bigotry is okay when liberals do it.

      • Jay Stevens

        I Liberals think racism and bigotry is okay when liberals do it.”

    • Adam Johnson

      a few of the people saying racist are conservatives or at least have been accused of racism for going against his majesty themselves, so for guys like Derek Hunter and Jon Gabriel at least, I think it was meant tongue in cheek.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        For them, yes… but I was speaking to those like David and Ms. Piskula.

    • Codewizard

      First Black Face was a legitimate art form. Only the most hyper-sensitive jackasses, you know … liberals, would be upset about it. And yes they did get upset when he did it. Which was fun to watch.

      Second, yes, they are friggin’ idiots. Their hypocrisy is boundless.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        “Their hypocrisy is boundless.”


  • sybilll

    FFS, what color is the mask supposed to be? Pssst, Obama is black.

    • http://reaganff.tumblr.com/ reaganFF

      Exactly. I don’t remember anyone whining over Bush/Clinton Halloween masks. They don’t even realize the double-standard because the majority of them can’t count to two.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

        Or the Bush/Cheney effigies being hanged in people’s yards either.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      He’s half white. I only saw the white part. Those other people are the racists.

      And for the record, Obama being President makes me uncomfortable.

    • karmafordems

      Yes. What would the left say if we wore 1/2 white masks? That we’re making fun of his white half?

    • conservativechick

      It should be half black and half white, like tragedy and comedy. Fit’s perfectly, since Obama is also two faced.

    • alvin691

      Again, Obama is half-black. How does one make a mask with the president’s face without making it look black? If you have a Bush mask, what color do you make it?

      • Chrissy the Hyphenated

        If you’re a Leftie, you make it with vampire fangs and blood dripping down the chin.

    • SohnMan

      Obama is white, he just has dark skin, but he is a pure white self=hating liberal.

  • Squirrel!

    Great costume! Not surprised it exists or someone got creative. Everyone knows there is a double standard because proggies can’t be racist.

    • conservativechick

      I want one! I’ll paint the ‘right’ side white, though.

      • Squirrel!



    Not one of these idiots know what blackface is.

    • JD

      Nor do they know what racism is either

      • TDS

        But Democrats should know what racism is…
        The modern Democrat party was pretty much CREATED based on it…

        • ObamaFail

          Today’s Democrats probably had daddy’s running around in White Hood’s when they were kids. It’s a known fact the Dems created the KKK. And Harry Reid is old enough that in his younger days he probably burned his fair share of crosses.

      • rabidfox2

        Racism is criticizing a liberal black person. Or winning an argument against a liberal of any color.

    • Jeremy
      • ObamaFail

        According to liberal logic, Ted Danson doing black face is okay because he’s a liberal. Ted Danson could also say the n-word on live tv and be celebrated by Sharpton and Jackson because he’s a liberal.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      I tweeted a suggestion to one of them….

      Michelle [email protected] 17m

      @Steven_Nelson50 You might want to learn difference between Blackface and a mask of a black man’s face.

      • conservativechick

        They don’t care and you’re a racist.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          What was I thinking? And you’re right – his reply showed he doesn’t care there’s a difference and I’m a racist.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            And Obama is half white, it is called b i – r a c i a l. Obama can call himself black all he wants, and think that “is reality”, which is what he and others spew. He chose to call himself black because it would better serve him. No one ever questions: The Why.
            Black is not bi – racial.
            White is not bi – racial.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Yeah, we’ve had this convo before. You call him bi-racial and I’ll call him black. Tada! Win-Win

          • Jay Stevens

            “He chose to call himself black because it would better serve him..”

            Not an uncommon pattern. Look at Halle Berry – abandoned by her black father and raised by her white mother. But she apparently had no problem accepting her Academy Award as the first “black” actress to receive one in a leading role.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Yep. Work it. Rewards in tangibles does corrupt a soul. Superficial. Reality is coming their way…as the so called ‘star’ dulls as reality is like gravity…try defying it.

          • Chrissy the Hyphenated

            They know the “racism” in this country works FOR them, not against.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Yeah, you always tell me this whenever I mention Obama’s race. I don’t split hairs, I’ll call him a black man and you can call him a bi-racial man. We each do what we want. Win-win!

          • Worship Dancer

            well technically he’s white, black and arab so i guess that makes him tri-ethnic. human is a race, skin color is ethnicity so he is human – ok that’s debatable – his ethnicity is white, black, arab, his CULTURE is KENYAN AND MOOSLIME

          • Chrissy the Hyphenated

            All this stuff makes me sooo uncomfortable, because my white niece is married to a great guy who happens to be black. Their son is a little doll, much loved by both extended families. They were so excited about Obama becoming Pres because they saw it as such a positive thing for their biracial son. I’m afraid to even ask how they feel about him now. Like, “So just how confused IS your son about how he should feel about his white mother, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins?”

  • John Howard

    He just needs a putter to complete the ensemble.

    • andycanuck

      Someone else dressed as Reggie???

  • HeavyMetalPolkaMonkey

    ….it’s like some kinda freak’n mantra…

  • twistedgenius

    And here I was thinking he was supposed to be Dr. Do Little.

  • Matt

    Ain’t no way I’d ever wear a mask with Obama on it. I’d be afraid it was hexed with Obama’s stupidity and it would seep into my face.

    • andycanuck

      That sounds like a Twilight Zone episode plot. Scary, boys & girls!

  • 4-Q-2
  • Maxx

    Good thing this episode wasn’t shown last week, the Obama Bots would be charging Star Trek with racism.


    • Jeremy

      That was a good episode.

      • andycanuck

        That sounds like something someone who was white on the right half of their face would say!

    • conservativechick

      Seriously? An Obama mask would have the ‘right’ side white! Geez.

    • Douglas Williford

      It would only be racist if you paint your face black on your left side.


    What is with the Left’s obsession with the epidermic melanin content?

    • rabidfox2

      It’s the source of their power.

  • TJ

    “404”….dog whistle code word.

    • algonquinmatt

      the 404 error would be much funnier if it was a 420 error.

  • CACorey

    I was hoping to see some clever Obamacare/Healthcare.gov costumes

    EDIT: Don’t click that link. It’s really not safe for anything.

    • Cyborg3K

      Walking Dead costumes come to mind.

  • StotheOB

    geez, how racist can you get! …but being the nice guy I am, I might suggest a fairly simple fix – paint that Obama mask blue, asap!

    Afterall, such an easy solution made this similarly horribly raaaaaaccccciii1iist likeness perfectly acceptable, from what I hear

  • annoyinglittletwerp

    Oh good GAWD. It’s an effing costume. I betcha that these efftwits would think that a Darth Vader mask was racist too. *glares*

    *I said that I would mention Hot Air’s ‘Sparkplug’ on Twitchy.* Hiya, Sparky!*

  • Jack Deth

    It must be so terribly, terribly sad and lame to go through life without a sense of humor.

  • David Johnson

    After his first election weren’t obama masks for halloween the big thing??

    • http://www.golfdigest.com/golf/obama-and-tiger Nobel Sweepstakes Winner

      Shush, you. We have always been at war w/ Eastasia

  • Michael Rice

    Don’t you all know that any criticism or mocking oh him is racist?

  • CO2 Producer

    Weigel defended the rodeo clown back in August, obviously to clear the way for his racialist plan to use the mask he acquired back in July. Tsk-huff.

  • BeccaLeigh

    after reading these comments, it’s obvious that the sarcasm is lost on most of them

  • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary


    It’s a lookalike mask you dimwits… were all the Bush Halloween masks people dressing in “whiteface”?

    or are you simply brain damaged?

    • Corey Dennison

      Go with the second option…

    • native son

      Yep! Brain dammaged!!!

  • constitutionminded

    So the mask of Obama is racist but the mask of Bush, Reagan, ect is okay. I will never understand the liberal mind, or the lack of the liberal mind.

    • ObamaFail

      It actually gets worse when it comes to liberal hypocrisy. To liberals, burning an effigy of Bush or tweeting that you want Bush assassinated is okay. Also, having an effigy of Sarah Palin lynched in your front yard is also okay to liberals. BUT, if you even have an opposing opinion of Obama, you are considered a racist and you are told you are offensive. If your opinion of Obama is based off the fact that you don’t like the job he’s done as POTUS, you are a racist according to liberal logic. Even if you don’t mention his skin color (which libs are the only ones who make it about race). So the mask situation is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to liberal hypocrisy. Liberal logic is twisted.

  • constitutionminded

    If you wear an Obama mask to a Halloween party then you can do anything you want to anyone and not get the blame. Hope I can find one today.

    • http://www.golfdigest.com/golf/obama-and-tiger Nobel Sweepstakes Winner

      But steer clear of the treat-collecting “doggie bag” version

  • chrissy

    No more racist than any other masks of Presidents.

  • GulfPundit

    Bush, Clinton, Reagan, Carter masks = Political Satire
    Obama mask = Racist.

    Patronize much?

  • John Howard

    Wearing Obama mask, bad. Making, selling Obama mask… Is OK?

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Union workers.

  • HanaFiveO

    The progs must really hate it when their own ridiculous hysteria standards come back on them. Hee hee. Fire the racist.

  • californa red

    This isn’t racist and neither was the rodeo clown. They are wearing a mask satirizing a particular fool. The racism cry is so tiresome.

    • ObamaFail

      Yeah, especially when the same people crying racist over someone wearing an Obama mask don’t cry racist whenever a white liberal calls a black conservative the n-word. My liberal cousin has called me a racist more times than I can remember, just for not being an Obama supporter. But when he called Ben Carson the n-word, I said, “wow, who is racist again?” His reply was, “It’s not racist if they are acting stupid.”

    • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

      Well, after all, he did not make it …

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I wasn’t aware being in blackface meant attaching plastic to your face first.

  • usaok59

    Looks like OJ Simpson!

  • floridavet

    “…Andy Lancaster @andylancaster
    @bennyjohnson @daveweigel I’m uncomfortable…”

    Your “discomfort” is not our problem. Get over it.

  • Mango

    In their zeal to declare racism, these idiots have forgotten the difference between black face and a mask of a REAL person’s face…these are the same losers that have no problem with Bush masks with Hitler mustaches and the like. Hypocrites.

  • lissa

    Blackface is a totally different thing – do these people know nothing? Oh wait…rhetorical question.

    How come it wasn’t racist when people dressed as George Bush or Ronald Reagan? Is it only racism when the person depicted is black? Inquiring minds wanna know..!

  • http://www.golfdigest.com/golf/obama-and-tiger Nobel Sweepstakes Winner

    Hey, glitchy websites contracted out to Michelle’s family are a culture, not a costume

  • http://www.golfdigest.com/golf/obama-and-tiger Nobel Sweepstakes Winner

    No room to sell this at the “Slate store,” which is almost entirely overstocked w/ remainder bins of “Bushisms” vol. I-XXVI

  • Diane Stephan

    Party City sells Obama masks and many other President’s masks. How is that racist? Can only black people wear black people masks?

  • Marvin Nelson

    This man should lose his job, be banned from any jobs in the state, and attend racial sensitivity training. This type of behavior cannot be allowed in the new Amerika.

  • http://recidivistsw.com/ honkskillet

    That’s not blackface. That’s an Obama mask. These tweeters are way too sensitive.

  • BO_stinks

    for Bush the left dehumanized him as an ape, that was okay?

  • Adam Johnson

    The blackface comparisons are the best, because how in the hell does anybody wear any kind of costume if the pre-requisite is you have to be the same race as the person the mask portrays. Under this philosophy, a little girl of Korean heritage can’t be Snow White. A black kid can’t be Peter Pan. A white kid can’t be Nick Fury (not the movie version anyhow). A kid with Mexican heritage can’t be Superman. What are we doing people? If you don’t like the King being made fun of, just say so, but quit calling everyone who parodies him a racist.

  • CLL

    So it’s racist to wear a mask of Obama? Because he’s black? Really, never a problem wearing Bush, Reagan, Carter, Nixon masks. Get over it, the dude is black, masks of him will be black. The people that are offended by that, are racist. And idiotic. He will be parodied, stop your sniveling and whining for God’s sake.

  • NYC✫1625

    Did these people forget what blackface actually is?

  • Linda (Lou) Norris

    It’s not blackface, it’s Obama….how’s that racist exactly?? I mean, he does have a black face, but so not same same as blackface. Derp.

  • EdCrunk

    I can’t tell you guys how sick and tired I am of these a holes in the press…

  • Codewizard

    Seems apropos. Obama is the 404 President.