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February 19, 2009

Out Comes the Race Card to Defuse Porkulus Opposition

As we might have expected, opposition to Chairman 0's Marxist policies is being depicted as "racist." Check out this cartoon from yesterday's New York Post:

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The reference is to Travis the psycho chimp — and to The Anointed One, if Al Sharpton is to be believed. For some reason, whenever a monkey is referred to, Sharpton et al. think people are talking about them. Screeches Barbara Ciara, president of the National Association of Black Journalists:

How could the Post let this cartoon pass as satire? To compare the nation's first African-American commander in chief to a dead chimpanzee is nothing short of racist drivel.

Ethnically correct New York State Senator Eric Adams has started gibbering about lynching.

Never mind that the Porkzilla outrage was pushed by BHO but written by his fellow travelers in Congress. If the chimp represented anyone in particular, it would Nazi Pelousy.

But the liberal establishment's reflexes are well-honed. Racism is everywhere, because when they play the race card, they win.

On tips from Al Sharptongue, hiram, Conservigilant, and Darth T.

Posted by Van Helsing at February 19, 2009 7:09 AM

Comments

Over on TMZ.com they had a poll on whether it was racist or not. 50% Yes 50% No.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 19, 2009 7:19 AM

Was there this much of an uproar by the lefties when the British shlockumentary Death of a President, depicting George W Bush being assassinated back in '06, was making the rounds of movie houses in liberal cities across America? I also recall different editorial cartoonists with Bush in the cross hairs of a sniper scope - sometimes with Dick Cheney holding the gun.

If the Moonbats think the monkey represents Obama, then THEY must think Obama really is a monkey. hmmmmm?

I reality this is just another minute of fame for Al Sharpton.

Posted by: Name at February 19, 2009 7:30 AM

[Psychiatrist, to the man who keeps seeing downtrodden blacks and abusive whites in the formless ink blobs in front of him] "You seem obsessed with race."

"Me, obsessed with race?! You're the one drawing the racist pictures!"

(I made a small Change to the original version of this joke. Which makes it not a joke anymore, sadly.)

Posted by: Conservigilant at February 19, 2009 7:37 AM

It's ok to call Bush simian because he doesn't really look like a monkey. It's not ok to make simian references to Obama because pictures of chimps and Obama are easily confused.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 19, 2009 7:56 AM

Same exact thing going on everywhere, including here in Detroit:

http://theblogprof.blogspot.com/2009/02/proof-91658-that-freep-is-biased.html

Groan...

Posted by: theblogprof at February 19, 2009 7:57 AM

AL SHARPTON is a jerk always looking for some opertunity to stand up on his soap box and denounch america as a racsis nation WHY DONT AL SHARPTON GO JUMP OFF A CLIFF INSTEAD OF MAKING SUCH A PEST OF HIMSELF

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at February 19, 2009 7:59 AM

They're having aneurisms over this at the DemoUndergrnd. Let them. I couldn't stand those pictures back in the Bush days of the president morphing into a chimp. It was so disrespectful. As many of us said before, "I will afford the same respect, etc. etc."

Posted by: Karin at February 19, 2009 8:04 AM

Two things:
1)That chimp -alive or dead- could have done a better job than Congress, and;
2)These same folks ever voice concerns over those nasty overtly racist editorial cartoons of the Bush years?

Posted by: comet at February 19, 2009 8:13 AM

Uh, Obama didn't write the Stimulus Bill. Nancy and Harry did.
If I had a dollar for every cartoon and commentary depicting Bush as a "chimp," I could retire. What hypocrits

Posted by: JamesJ at February 19, 2009 8:20 AM

Comrades, you do not understand the state of play in the USA...

You can burn a flag, that's free speech.

You can make hardcore pronography, that's free speech.

You can even make simulated child pronography, that's free speech.

You can make a cartoon where a Black Secretary of State is portrayed as an idiotic house n-gg-r. That's free speech.

But you must never, ever make a cartoon in which a drawing of a chimp may be interpreted as an attack on our Dear Leader. That's a hate crime.

All hail the Dear Leader.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 19, 2009 8:32 AM

Of course they are too young to remember Bedtime for Bonzo where Reagan had a chimp for a costar. If they ran comparisons and editorials everyday, it would take years to compile as much footage as was used on Reagan and Chimps. It was usually a comparison of intellect, not race. And that was exactly the point of this cartoon.

One has to think that the president doth protest too much when it is immediately turned to a question of race and kinship with a Chimp. Sure they are both from Africa, sure they both about equal in experience, sure they draw attention where ever they go, and sure they are both kind of dark--but there is no reason for the president of the United States to be jealous of a chimp.

Posted by: SnowSnake at February 19, 2009 8:38 AM

I am White but I am not offended when they give me crackers for my chili at Wendy's.

"Reverend" Al Sharpton needs a beatdown. I mean he really needs one. You know he is giving praise to Allah and Yahweh and Barak and the New York Post for this cartoon because it gives him something else to preach about.

To make meaningful comments or do something worthwhile would be too hard for Sharpton and the other blacks offended by this POLITICAL, not racist, cartoon. So instead they whine. TNB y'all.

Posted by: Lyn at February 19, 2009 8:59 AM

Name, don't forget that a lot of lefties also loved referring to George W. Bush as "Chimpy," "The Chimp," a "Rabid ape," and similar primate comparisons.
Plus, as others have pointed out, I can't count how many times libs have made genuinely racist comments and cartoons about Condoleezza Rice.
It won't be long before ALL editorial cartoons which can be seen as making fun of Obama (Even if, as is the case here, it could just as easily refer to the Dems in Congress without intending on skewering him) will be slammed as "Racist."

Posted by: Adam at February 19, 2009 9:14 AM

The Obamunists are missing a real opportunity. Using Travis as a scapegoat to save them a lot of political capital down the road when the Stimulus package epically fails.

Posted by: Judith M. at February 19, 2009 9:38 AM

SnowSnake, I must disagree with you, sort of. That chimp in the cartoon surely has a vastly greater record of experience being a chmp than obama.

Posted by: Eric at February 19, 2009 11:19 AM

I recall the lefties making racial jabs at Clarence Thomas as well. It's ok when they are slamming conservatives, but if they so much as think conservatives are making the same kind of racist jabs or if they can construe innocent satire as racist they will do so. We are at war with the Left, and the ammunition is light and mirrors... for now...

Posted by: Anonymous at February 19, 2009 12:02 PM

Treacher had this over at his site today and it made Atomic Lib Smasherlaugh.

Top 10 Reasons President Barack H. Obama Is Nothing Like Travis the Chimp

10. Travis understood TurboTax
9. Obama somewhat less likely to attack Biden
8. Travis never lied
7. Obama’s smile not quite as genuine
6. Travis could get through entire day without teleprompter
5. Obama takes more long-term approach to destroying people’s lives
4. Might actually be possible to get copies of Travis’s medical records
3. Obama much better at taking orders from trainer, David Axelrod
2. Travis really didn’t befriend William Ayers
1. Obama only talks your ear off

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at February 19, 2009 12:14 PM

Better them crap like THE BOONDOCKS and DOONSBURY

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at February 19, 2009 8:07 PM

How stupid do you have to be to think Obama actually wrote ANY of that bill! He didn't put in a single word, and he didn't want to cut a single cent of spending. He like a drunk old lady in Vegas.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 19, 2009 9:13 PM

Gregory, you missed a caveat.

You can only mock a black Sec. of State if she is serving under a white Republican administration. Otherwise, it can interpreted as an attack on Dear Leader.

Posted by: cowlove at February 20, 2009 7:34 AM

I see already where the jerks fromPETA are already making a big time ruckus over the shooting the violent chimp and probibly using this darwinist crap

Posted by: Flu-Bird at February 21, 2009 9:11 AM