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GOP pollster: ‘Run, Barack, Run’ sticker belongs on front bumper

By David Edwards
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:50 EDT
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Republican strategist Frank Luntz. Photo: Flickr user GageSkidmore.
 
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Fox News contributor Frank Luntz on Monday made a suggestion about running over the nation’s first black president with his car.

Appearing at an event with Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in West Michigan, the GOP pollster warmed up the audience with a few jokes. Video of the event was captured by The Grand Rapids Press.

“I actually have a ‘Run, Barack, Run’ bumper sticker, but I put it on the front of my car,” Luntz said.

He told another joke about McDonald’s “Obama Happy Meal,” where you “order anything you want and guy behind you has to pay for it.”

Luntz also poked fun at former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for living in Chappaqua, N.Y.

“Did you know that Chappaqua is Indian for separate bedrooms?” he asked the crowd.

Luntz’s wisecracks elicited laughs from the conservative crowd, but might not go over as well with other Americans.

In some parts of the country, people joke of a fictional racist game where players are awarded “points” for running over minorities.

Update (2:00 p.m. ET): Raw Story commenter Michelle Black points out that “Run, N*gger, Run” is a bumper sticker seen in some Southern states. There is also a Skillet Lickers song with that same title.

Watch this video from MLive.com, uploaded Feb. 20, 2012.

 
David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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