The only group of people that can still be openly offended in America nowadays are African-Americans and Christians. Look no further than Marietta, Ga and the Mulligan Food and Spirits tavern. The owner is selling t-shirts with the picture of a monkey (Curious George) eating a banana with the caption “Obama in ’08” underneath it.
How fast would that place be shut down if there was something offensive about Jewish people, Muslims, the American Flag or any other symbol that people hold sacred? This place would not be in business today. You would see “Culture Warrior” Bill O’Reilly himself calling for this place to be closed. Fox News would be doing live remotes from this tavern if they were selling t-shirts demeaning President Bush or Ronald Reagan.