Bud Johnson, a dirty old man in Austin, TX, has strung up a chair in his front yard for lynching.
When a neighbor protested Johnson's anti-Obama display, he allegedly yelled: "I don't really give a damn whether it disturbs you or not… You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you. I don't give a sh*t. If you don't like it, don't come down my street."
Meanwhile, several states away in Centreville, VA, a chair labeled "Nobama" has been spotted dangling from a tree.
The piano tune features the refrain: "I'm dreaming of a white president." It is full of satirical, sarcastic — and signature — [Randy] Newman anecdotes about someone who votes for the president because he is white.
Newman, who is white, is openly supporting President Barack Obama. ... He called racism "the great issue of this country."
"I felt that that sentiment exists in the country," Newman said. "I don't know how many people you can get to admit it. I think maybe zero."