“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More on Target

I just posted an article from ALIPAC about Target removing a "politically incorrect" costume. Yep, they caved.

However, the store doesn't seem to have a problem in the world trashing President Bush or Hillary Clinton.

I was shopping in Target Friday and happened to walk by our local store's Halloween card section. A card with a mask of Obama on the cover caught my attention and I had to read. You'd think that since it was Halloween the card would have been scary, but nope, it had some mushy love Obama message.

No biggie, no problem with that. He's the Prez and it's OK to have a nice Halloween card about him.

But then I looked up at the cards above.

One was a card with President Bush saying something about having a third term... open it up and it's a message about scaring you to death.

There was another trashing Hillary Clinton... two women yakking about going as a bitch for Halloween...

Another that trashed George Bush and Dick Cheney.

I was disgusted. There was not one negative, scary Obama card... not like past Halloween holidays where Target had some for both sides of the aisle, poking fun equally.

So what's going on with Target? Scared to step on Obama's toes? Scared they'll be called racist? Scared that someone will picket or come after then because they dared to be fair? Why not just have the nice card about Obama and not carry the ones trashing Bush, Cheney or Clinton?

I plan to take another trip back to the local Target and check out the cards a bit more closely. I'm also going to take a look at the Halloween costumes. If after double checking I confirm my "findings" then yours truly will not be shopping at Target, and I'll certainly be encouraging others to do the same.

If you're looking for signs our country is undergoing a sea change, that's a small one in some ways, but it's a big one in others. It seems that every day I see more and more signs that things they be a changin' in our once-great-country. It's subtle in many cases, but when you stack 'em all together, we're in HUGE trouble. We can't afford to just write off these seemingly small things, we have to stand up, make noise... peacefully, but loudly and with clarity.

1 comment:

Brad K. said...

I think the big thing under the surface is the way unions are crushing critics of Obama.

It is the union NEA teachers teaching kids to sing the "love Obama" songs.

It is the union card writers and printers putting out the lovey-dovey sentiments, and just happening to think the others are "uninteresting".

If you want to take a different route, you might google "greeting card creator" for a program or five that help lay out greeting cards, pick up some heavy weight printing paper or cover stock (come in colors!), and create your own expressions of support, criticism, dismay, or delight. Maybe offer a selection on ebay or google "craft mall" for places to sell.