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Sharpton Sees Obama In Chimp Cartoon

From an outraged Associated Press:

NY cartoon appears to link Obama to dead chimp

By KAREN MATTHEWS | Associated Press Writer
February 18, 2009

NEW YORK – A New York Post cartoon that appears to link President Obama to a violent chimpanzee drew criticism Wednesday on media Web sites and from civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton…

The cartoon refers to Travis the chimp, who was shot to death by police in Stamford, Conn. on Monday after it mauled a friend of its owner.

It links the chimp to Obama, who signed his administration’s economic stimulus plan on Tuesday

Col Allan, editor-in-chief of the New York Post, released a statement defending the work.

"The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event, to wit the shooting of a violent chimpanzee in Connecticut. It broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist."

Sharpton called the cartoon "troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys." He said the Post should clarify what point the cartoon was making…

So much for our post-racial millennium that Mr. Obama was supposed to bring.

And never mind that nobody in their right mind thinks Mr. Obama “wrote” the stimulus bill.

If anyone one person did, it was Nancy Pelosi.

So maybe the cartoon is referring to her.

(Thanks to everyone who sent this in.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

64 Responses to “Sharpton Sees Obama In Chimp Cartoon”

  1. Grzegorz says:

    Why wasn’t Bubbles the Chimp asked for his opinion about all this? Obviously this is primate discrimination and disenfranchisement!

  2. w3bgrrl says:

    For a Reverend he sure does have Christian conflict resolution backwards. Airing your offense in the public is the last resort. He could have asked the cartoonist privately what he meant by it.

  3. crosspatch says:

    I believe the cartoon refers to Congress in general, not Obama. It basically calls our Congress a bunch of monkeys.

    • oldswimcoach says:

      Or maybe even implying that a monkey was capable of writing the bill. Nah, it must be racism.

      It’s imbarrassing how for 8 years we had a press that respected and cow towed to President Bush’s every whim, never once questioning him on any of his policies or programs, and now the media racist jackals have been let loose. I just wish they’d treat Obama as fairly and objectively as they treated Bush for the last 8 years.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      The Purveyer of Puke didn’t write the Bill, so Al the Racist needs to climb back up the tree and look for another cartoon piece to call the race card on.

      Jesse is awful quite now….isn’t he?

  4. curvyred says:

    Well that didn’t take long for Al to find fake outrage, now did it?

    • catie says:

      Actually I’m surprised it took this long. This clown is always looking for some “outrageous” event that shows what a terrible racist country this is. Heck, even our “esteemed and honorable” AG said yesterday we’re still not a nice country.

  5. Actually, I think the cartoon refers to the recent violent mauling of a woman by a 15-year-old chimp named Travis. Police were forced to shoot the crazed chimp when he cornered at least one officer in a squad car.


    Which I actually think is a little distasteful, considering the woman is still in critical condition with a severely injured face (so badly, an officer thought she was a man) and reports ranging from “severely damaged hands” to the chimp having completely ripped off both hands.

    But that’s just my interpretation of it…

  6. caligirl9 says:

    If the chimp had been intended to be TCO, it would have had a cigarette and a teleprompter/ear piece.

    When I saw the cartoon I didn’t even think of TCO. It’s about congress, especially those who voted for the “stimulus package.” They are little more than poorly-trained monkeys.

    For whatever reason it’s okay to draw Bush or any other non-liberal as a malformed ape, but libs can’t possibly be apes because they are so highly evolved.

    Why why why is it first and foremost always about race with TCO?

    • On Bush/Monkey comparisons? Google “bushmonkey pictures”

      I will not allow myself to be cowed away from satire as it relates to policies our communist in chief supports simply because he is black.

      Since when do we have to fear the obvious.

  7. Howard Roark says:

    So Sharpton thought the cartoon was offensive because it was “troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys.” I wonder if he’s as sensitive when his militant thugs call Jews “monkeys”.

  8. beautyofreason says:

    I think cartoonists should draw Pelosi and Obama with pig noses after all of that pork in the Stimulus went through, but what do I know?

    Sharpton would find something offensive out of anything. It’s his job to stir the pot and get popularity on causes that say more about the racism in his group than people he bashes.

  9. proreason says:

    You all may recall that they think chimp attacked the woman because she changed her hairdo.

    I see a learning point in this……….whatever you do, never never change your hairdo around The Moron.

    • proreason says:

      Prior to BushHitler, Lincoln was the most vilified President.

      The common device…………..calling him an ape.

  10. mybrotherkeeper says:

    They’re trying to “restrain the madness” [see II Peter 2:16} of the president by justifiably comparing him to the violent chimpanzee. It’s not going to work, he is racing pell mell to get other legislation passed that is just as violent to good, hardworking Americans. He knows that if he doesn’t act fast, offering bribes to as many as possible, he’ll be easily run out of office. Yes, he is acting like a violent chimpanzee; the onus is on him, not on us, for merely pointing it out.
    I tell ya, this cartoonist has guts! and insight! God bless him! It’s the only way to possibly get the attention of the power-grabbers–and it worked! It is true! Obama IS acting just like that chimpanzee, and STILL is acting like him! The shoe fits, wear it!

  11. pdsand says:

    Perhaps more offensively, why would there even be need for “the next” stimulus bill? I assume that this brilliant piece of legislation and sparkling policy package will be just the salve that’s needed to bring us into the 21st century economy we’ve been lacking all this time. There won’t be any need for another stimulus. Ever.
    Oh wait, this is already the third, or fourth bill designed to stimulus the economy out of the mild recession? There was the stimulus rebate last summer that sent the checks in the mail, the TARP, and if I’m not mistaken there were a couple of little bailouts over the summer as well? Then of course the generational theft act, and the ink’s not dry on it, but Obama is now coming out asking for another emergency can’t wait, won’t work but we gotta do it so that government can grow exponentially measure for housing.
    When Republicans get back in the majority, I humbly propose that every bill one session be named ‘the economic stimulus act of 2010’ in honor of Democrats recent stretching the definition to allow that every single policy they’ve wanted for 30 years is in fact economic stimulus.

  12. The Redneck says:

    PDSand, there wasn’t a need for this one.

    Last month sales went up something like 1% and unemployment claims went down b y something like 10,000 out of 600,000. Tiny amounts, but sales are going up and unemployment’s going down.

    But the work has been done. Obama’s stimulus bill, which may create 3,000,000 jobs (at slightly more than a quarter-million per job) is going to be law, and we can kiss more of our liberties goodbye

  13. bill says:

    Remember Bush chimpy?

    I have this image of Obama chimpy swinging through the trees with dollar bills flying out his butt, all the while yelling I can help, I can help, I ca…

  14. Colonel1961 says:

    Only a racist sees racism under every tree. Of course, by using the phrase ‘under every tree’, I wasn’t insinuating that GoBama lives under a tree, or has a family tree, or lives in a tree like a monkey, or…

    • gipper says:

      Colonel, you don’t need to explain yourself. I haven’t seen you write anything racist on S&L. (By the way, you left out the insinuation of lynching when you talked about the tree.)

  15. pdsand says:

    I think you were racistly referring to hanging lynchings in trees.

  16. gipper says:

    pdsand: Great minds think alike!

  17. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    A friend of mine in the military often said that he could teach a monkey to do his job. He wasn’t implying racism by his remark but rather pointing out that his job was such a no-brainer that anyone with or without a lick of sense could handle it. Al Sharpton only made his stupid remark because ever since Obama’s win on election day, he’s realized that he had nothing more to blame on the white man. This latest charge of his is really reaching to find something to be offended about.

  18. canary says:

    I believe the artist meant the creating of the bill by monkys that see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
    Now if Sharpton had gone after this children’s site, I’d see his point. http://www.how-to-draw-cartoons-online.com/cartoon-monkey.html

  19. VMAN says:

    Post racial era? Post racial era? These idiot race baiters like Sharpton can only see color even when it’s not there.

  20. MinnesotaRush says:

    I’m seein’ a bailout for monkeys ..
    .. ‘specially those who write legislation ..

    One for outraged ‘ministers’, too ..

  21. ConcernedCitizen says:

    I read it initially as a play on the Infinite Monkey thereom, perhaps best explained by the Simpson’s

    Mr. Burns – “This is a thousand monkeys working at a thousand typewriters. Soon, they’ll have written the greatest novel known to mankind. (reads one of the typewriters) “It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times”?! you stupid monkey! (monkey screeches) Oh, shut up.”

  22. TwilightZoned says:

    Sharpton and those like him could not and would not survive if they did not keep race baiting. All of these pompous fools have made their careers from it for their own personal gain. They are a huge part of the problem not the solution.

  23. yellarcan says:

    Al “the racist” Sharpton didn’t find this cartoon funny? Then it makes it all that more funny! Narrow-minded bastard. Now that’s funny!

  24. canary says:

    Chimp owner should be poster advocate for freedom to own guns.

  25. MCHammer says:

    Pelosi and a Chimpanzee I think I can see the resemblance…

  26. imnewatthis says:

    Oh, puh-leeze! When my husband first described this cartoon to me and said it started a big controversy, the thought of the president never entered my mind. Obviously, the cartoonist thinks whoever wrote the bill is as dumb as an animal-that was my first thought- and who writes bills? And if people think black people are the first thing that comes to mind when a white person thinks “chimpanzee”, that says more about them than about white people ( I think “chimpanzee”, “zoo”, and “Planet of the Apes”). When he said it was controversial, I thought he meant people thought it was mean to animals or insensitve to the lady who got mauled.

  27. brad says:

    Race is the only reason Obama was elected, so be on the look out for any criticism of him as tip-toeing on racism.

    That stupid new attorney general has the nerve to call everyone a “racial coward” because we refuse to discuss race. Oh, we all discuss race, as long as it is critical of white people. As soon as black behavior, culture, norms, mannerisms are questioned it’s: Bigot! Racist! Heil-Hitler! White-Supremacist!

    You have to ask Sharpton this question: What makes you think people were talking about Obama in the cartoon? Does he look like a monkey? (If yes) Then the cartoonist is just backing up your belief. (If no) Then what are you complaining about? Guilty conscience?

  28. canary says:

    heard rumor PETA wants apoligy from Al Sharpton for comparing a monkey to a human being.

  29. beautyofreason says:

    And what about all of those ridiculous cartoons of President Bush as a stereotyped monkey face or a stereotyped a southern cowboy with pale skin and low intelligence? The second in particular screams ‘racism’ to me. Can you imagine what the response would be if a cartoonist drew Obama as an inner city stereotype of a rapper with gold teeth, bling, and baggy pants?

    Liberals are behaving holier-than-thou to shut down any criticism of Obama or the Democratic-run Congress. Smell the P.C.

  30. JohnMG says:

    …..”Sharpton called the cartoon “troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys…..”

    Using himself as an example of one of the aggrieved parties, perhaps Sharpton should substitute the word ‘assholes’ for monkeys.

  31. Al Morone says:

    Hundreds of demonstrators rallied to boycott the New York Post on Thursday, branding the newspaper as racist for publishing a cartoon that appeared to compare President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee.

    Demonstrators led by civil rights activist Al Sharpton chanted “End racism now!” outside the parent company’s skyscraper in midtown Manhattan and called for the jailing of Rupert Murdoch, whose international media conglomerate News Corp owns the Post.

    The newspaper has defended the cartoon as a parody of Washington politics, but Sharpton said it exploited a potent image in the history of racism toward blacks.

    Published on Wednesday, it shows police shooting an ape and plays on the real shooting of a pet chimpanzee that went on a rampage in Connecticut this week.

    One of the police officers says, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”

    Because Obama promoted the $787 billion economic stimulus that he signed into law on Tuesday, critics of the cartoon interpreted the dead chimp as a reference to Obama, who became the first black U.S. president on January 20.

    “I guess they thought we were chimpanzees,” Sharpton said. “They will find out we are lions.”

    Sharpton said he would meet with advertisers to encourage them to pull their ads and said New Yorkers would boycott the newspaper.

    “You would have to be in a time warp or in a whole other world not to know what that means,” said demonstrator Charles Ashley, 25, a model who did not believe the cartoon was an innocent political joke.

    Others said it made light of assassinating Obama, a possibility they said that worries many African-Americans.

    “Just the fact that they put a monkey with gunshot wounds in his chest, it gives the idea of an assassination,” said Peter Aviles, 48, a building superintendent.

    Police in Stamford, Connecticut, shot and killed a 200-pound (90-kg) chimpanzee on Monday after the pet nearly killed its owner’s friend and attacked a police car. The chimp, named Travis, had once starred in television commercials and was taking medication for Lyme disease.

    New York Post Editor-in-Chief Col Allan said in a statement the cartoon “broadly mocks Washington’s efforts to revive the economy.”

    • JohnMG says:

      “Lipstick -on-a-pig comes immediately to mind.

      No way was Obama referring to Sarah Palin, eh Sharpton? Didn’t think so. You should get over being so ultra-sensitive before you suffer a heart attack.

      As for your concerns about somebody shooting Obama, perhaps he shouldn’t be so quick to claim the mantle of both Lincoln and JFK.

      If it weren’t for the existence of such luminaries as Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Star Parker, Michael Steele, Condoleeza Rice and many unsung others of their stature, if not fame, I would say all blacks were race-baiting morons

    • Barbie says:

      Did Sharpton mean lions or lying?? Quite frankily, if someone is this sensitive to race issues, they’ve no business being in politics where it’s a duty to serve ALL people, and if they’re this sensitive, they need to resign immediately because they cannot stand up to any pressure. They cannot serve the public if they’re busy looking for imagined personal affronts.

  32. Al Morone says:

    Looks like Sharpton’s getting revenge for the Post’s expose of his tax evasions:

  33. canary says:

    White Scientists argue their whites ancestors came from monkeys, and we don’t call them racists.

  34. Barbie says:

    This whole controversy is far more insidious than this false claim of ‘racism’ – this is yet one more incremental step to (I don’t quite know how to put it) putting Obama in a glass house so if Obama or his policies are criticized, it will be the race baiters like Sharpton (and there are plenty like him) who will cry (false) racism. Which is a worse offense? Racism IS ugly, but isn’t trying to suppress freedom of political speech as ugly or even uglier (especially when we know they’ve plans to silence any opposing voices)? The only way Obama and the liberals can thrive is by suppressing opposition views – This is just one more way to squelch any opposing views because NO ONE wants to be called an ugly word like racist. Also, I think only racists could see this cartoon as racist but even if this cartoon was pointed to Obama (Pelosi wrote it, not DUHbama) and his crushingly stupid bogus stimulus bill, Obama wanted this job so damn bad, he got it and the criticism that comes with the territory. Surely to God this is enough of a man to stand up to some criticism – although it’s looking doubtful.

  35. yellarcan says:

    Another demo-lib gore-bot owes back taxes? Say it isn’t so! Wonder why their “one and only” didn’t offer al a spot in his cabinet? He would fit right in. They must have enough broom pushers. This man(I use this term very loosely) is as crooked as a dogs hind leg, or should that be a chimps finger?

  36. brad says:

    Boy oh boy, do people in this world get worked up about cartoons!

    If it isn’t the hyper-sensitive jihadists, it’s the hyper-sensitive liberal maxihadists in this country.

    We have all kinds of crazy a**-clowns in this country, what is even worse, is when there are people lined up to support them, those are the people too stupid to know anything.

    I would love to see 1000 people show up in chimp suits and march in protest with sharpton, that would be hilarious!

  37. caligirl9 says:

    Whenever I read stuff about “racism” I wonder how it is I am supposed to behave.
    I’ve had to take cultural awareness coursework while studying to become an RN (the “group” that was giving health care problems back then was the Hmong), as part of my undergrad degree (a waste-of-time class called “Mass Communications and Culture”), and then two classes about racial differences in the context of sport.

    The undergrad class was taught by a black man who was s former local television talking head. The class was about 90 students, dominated by Asian and Latino students, a few less whites, and a lot less blacks.

    I asked the professor how I am “supposed” to relate to my friends who happen to be non-white. Isn’t it an insult to them if I identify them first and foremost as my Latino friend, my black friend, etc.? Isn’t it better to notice other qualities and physical attributes of my professors, friends and co-workers (“My mass comm professor Bob who used to be an anchorman at Channel 5”) instead of saying “My black professor named Bob”—and I got no real answer. Isn’t it better to be color-blind? Is it better to go to the other side of the street when you see a black or Latino person walking on the same side of the street as you are? Are we supposed to be scared of each other and assume that every black man is out to rape and murder white women?

    The professor berated me in front of the class for even claiming to be color-blind. I don’t make decisions to be friends (or not) based on a person’s skin color. Never have. That class, despite the As I got on exams and essays, and my class participation, was one of the few Bs I got at SJSU.

    In grad school, there were a fairly even mix of black and white students, with a couple Latinos and Asians. We would get into heated discussions with one of the black men in the class, James, who was as racist as I have ever seen (his father was a minister somewhere in SF). One of the other black men in the class went off on him one night, accusing him of being the worst racist he’d ever met, after James went into a “the only way I will feel part of this society is if the United States makes reparations to me for slavery.”

    I dragged my daughter to class one night after she’d had surgery a couple of days before and when James went off during class, she listened to his tirade and said “that’s bullshit. You don’t like me because I’m white. That’s your preconceived notion of me. I approached you with an open mind ready to listen to what you had to say.” She was all of 20 years of age at the time.

    This was at a Catholic university.

    So what am I supposed to do and how am I supposed to act? It’s not enough to treat people equally regardless of sex and skin color—and I will do no more than treat people equally. I call bullshit on all sorts of affirmative action.

    • JohnMG says:

      I’m in my early 60’s and have lived and worked among all manner of minorities. Back in October I made a prediction here on S&L that I’ve heard mirrored several times. That prediction was, win or lose, Obama’s candidacy would set race relations back forty to fifty years. Does anyone have any doubts now?

      I have gone far beyond half-way in trying to bridge the racial gap for way more than 75% of my life. No more! If speaking the truth makes me a racist, then I’ll wear the appelation as a badge of honor. I owe them nothing more…indeed, I’ll even go so far as to begin claiming some of my good will back. I refuse to be the punching bag any longer. Likewise, I am no longer the piggy bank for social engineering programs designed solely to punish me for being a life-long productive member of society, based on the color of MY skin. “They” can expect to be treated in kind, even to the point of violence if necessary. And believe me, should it come to that, I will show no quarter!

      The ball is now in “their” court.

    • caligirl9 says:

      I have no doubt you are correct, proreason.

      But white people cannot do it alone. What will help is if all ethnicities decide that giving advantages due to skin color isn’t doing anyone any good—especially if black people start doing a whole lot better than they are as far as employment, placement in college, heck, even getting more welfare benefits!

      That sounded mean. I’m sorry.

      Here in San Jose, there is a Vietnamese city council woman who is facing recall because she opposed naming a shopping row “Little Saigon.” Because there were Hispanic-owned businesses in the area, she felt that the area would be better off named “Saigon Business District.” The city put $150K aside for signage (yeah, I know. Pretty damn dumb. But this is San Jose… chock full ‘o special interests who have outstretched hands positioned palms up waiting for the money.

      Read about it here: http://vietworldkitchen.typepad.com/blog/2008/01/little-saigon-c.html

      Anyway, the group of people opposed to this was a small but very vocal p.i.t.a. bunch and there are many who predict that this little battle will set back Vietnamese people’s electability for quite some time.

      Same thing will happen because of TCO but only if another ethinc group becomes as outraged as many of us are. I can’t even go so far as to say “outraged whites” ‘cause there are still plenty drinkin’ the kool-aid.

    • Howard Roark says:

      Obama’s candidacy would set race relations back forty to fifty years. Does anyone have any doubts now? No doubts at all, JohnMG.

      I’ll up your anty, though: I am ready to say that this race-baiting and agitation that him, Holder, Wright, Ayers, etc, peddle is not just idle talk. Can a Harvard grad who was weened on communism be saying these racial bombs without knowing their potential result?

      Is the reverence he shows for Lincoln not just symbolism of his blackness connection with the president who freed slaves…but instead symbolism to connect the president who started a civil war in 1861 with the president who may start one in 2009?

  38. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “Look at that little monkey run!”

    Howard Cosell, 1983

    They’ve come so far.

    Yet Bush has been caricatured several dozen times as a tree-swinging primate. At least…he was portrayed as a primate. I think calling Sharpton a primate would elevate his status on the evolutionary scale.

    IN 2004, The actor and Academy Award winner, Morgan Freeman said, “You wanna stop racism? Stop talking about it.”

    Brilliant….absolutely brilliant.

    It truly would be amazing if the race baiters would simply drop it and stop the witch hunts (can I say that…..”witch” hunts or is that an anti-religious remark?) and trying to find “evidence” of racism every time a major football player kills his ex-wife and her close friend.


    • caligirl9 says:

      I knew I had a good reason for Morgan Freeman being one of my all-time favorite actors … even though he’s probably as liberal as hell with everything else.

  39. Al Morone says:

    NY Post caves and is apologizing to the “black community”:
    I’ll bet Sean Delonas gets fired in a couple of days.

    • Gila Monster says:

      IMHO, that linked article reads more like an attempt by AP writer Karen Mathews to spin the NY Post editorial into a pseudo apology.

      Here is the actual NY Post editorial regarding “That Cartoon”, in it’s entirety.

      Last updated: 9:21 am
      February 20, 2009
      Posted: 8:00 pm
      February 19, 2009

      Wednesday’s Page Six cartoon – caricaturing Monday’s police shooting of a chimpanzee in Connecticut – has created considerable controversy.

      It shows two police officers standing over the chimp’s body: “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill,” one officer says.

      It was meant to mock an ineptly written federal stimulus bill.


      But it has been taken as something else – as a depiction of President Obama, as a thinly veiled expression of racism.

      This most certainly was not its intent; to those who were offended by the image, we apologize.

      However, there are some in the media and in public life who have had differences with The Post in the past – and they see the incident as an opportunity for payback.

      To them, no apology is due.

      Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon – even as the opportunists seek to make it something else.


      The NY Post editors are right, “Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon”.
      I believe the editors are still thumbing their noses at Sharpton and the rest of his race baiting ilk. Rather hilarious really.

      Just my two cents worth. ;o)

    • JohnMG says:

      Right to the point, GM. And I didn’t hear or see the word ‘macaca’ mentioned even once. Not once!!

      Me thinks Al protests too much.

  40. Howard Roark says:

    Yep, but it’s not good enough for the pimpdaddy Sharpton. He’s organizing a riot, er, rally tomorrow (Fri) at 5pm, because the NY Post took one day to cave in. It was “belated” in this guy’s mind.

    How many more instances like this can we honestly take in the next four years without someone resorting to violence? Who would have seen this cartoon worth getting this upset over? Only those seeking to lead a rebellion, making case after case for his followers to get agitated and hysterical over…and motivated.

    It’s only been a month, and I see NOTHING but doom and misery so far from Obama.

    It’s like a dark cloud has moved in over us since he took over.

  41. RightWinger says:

    Funny, I just can’t recall “Racist Al” protesting any of the editorial cartoonists who drew very disparaging cartoons of Condoleezza Rice.

    As a reminder to any left-wing lurkers reading here, these are parts of a IWF press release denouncing the the treatment of Miss Rice in these cartoons back in 2004.

    “”The depiction of Dr. Condoleezza Rice by Jeff Danziger, Pat Oliphant and Garry Trudeau as an ebonics speaking, big-lipped, black mammy who just loves her ‘massa’ is a disturbing trend in editorial cartoons,” said Michelle D. Bernard, senior vice president of the Independent Women’s Forum. “These cartoons take the racism of the liberals who profess respect and adoration for black Americans to a new level. It is revolting.”


    “”The most powerful woman in the United States is young, gifted and black. Given our nation’s history of race-based slavery, the ensuing civil rights movement and our continual battle against race- and sex- based discrimination, every citizen in our nation should take pride in Dr. Rice’s accomplishments,” said Bernard. “She is a representation of America’s past and future all at once. One must ask where is the outrage of the nation’s civil rights leadership, feminist organizations, and the so-called liberals who only seem to embrace black America in election years?””

    Another example of left-wing racist hypocrisy for the pile. They will search under any rock looking for something to twist and turn and spin in order to make it a racial issue, but compeletly ignore the obvious racial smear when it involves a Republican or Conservative.

  42. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    The NYT’s caved under pressure. Just like I knew they would. They have no courage to weather any criticism and yet wonder why their sales and circulation are dropping. But I think at the heart of it all is that this once powerhouse of liberalism is fearful of seeing their influence over people’s lives rapidly slipping away.

  43. caligirl9 says:

    Is anyone surprised? The stupidity continues!

    NAACP wants NY Post editor and cartoonist fired

    The head of the NAACP on Saturday urged readers to boycott the New York Post, calling a cartoon that the newspaper published an invitation to assassinate President Barack Obama.
    Benjamin Todd Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, called on the tabloid to remove editor-in-chief Col Allan, as well as longtime cartoonist Sean Delonas…
    Jealous said the cartoon was “an invitation to assassination.”
    …A spokeswoman for the newspaper referred The Associated Press to the paper’s editorial when asked Saturday about the proposed NAACP boycott.
    Jealous called the editorial “a half of an apology, without elaboration.”
    The drawing, he said, “picks off the scabs of all the racial wounds.”
    He spoke as the NAACP gathered for its annual meeting in New York, where it was founded a century ago.
    NAACP officials said that if the Post does not take “serious disciplinary action,” they would reach out to organizations across the country to join them in their efforts against the tabloid.
    NAACP Chairman Julian Bond called the publication of the cartoon “thoughtlessness taken to the extreme. … Anyone who is not offended by it does not have any sensitivity.”


    I really don’t know what to add to this that we haven’t already said. Adios 1st Amendment.

  44. sheehanjihad says:

    Why on earth is Benjamin Todd Jealous trying to make being black a shameful and embarrassing thing? I dont get it! Only people who are ashamed of who they are can be offended by a cartoon that has nothing to do with them! Jealous saw Obama as a dead chimp, as did the other race baiters who saw a rare opportunity for a halfway decent meal ticket by pointing out what THEY saw, and not what the artist intended.

    Every person on the planet except “professional black” black people see it as a cartoon depicting a retarded congress writing a totally bogus spending bill. Only hyper psuedo sensitive professional racists seem to take umbrage with it, and that is only because they can extort money by using calling on all blacks to be as ashamed and embarrassed by their color as they are….

    They make the KKK look like diversity champions by comparison. I have stopped caring about “black sensitivity” just as much as I could give a damn about “muslim outrage”. they are one in the same, a few opportunists trying to use their race or religion to gain power and position and further their own private agendas.

    The NAACP is using racism of their own making against their own people~!! It boggles the mind!

  45. david95 says:

    Even though I thought the cartoon was distasteful, Al Sharpton is the LAST person that should be demanding an apology. I’m still waiting for his apology for his racist tirade against the White Duke Lacross players.

    Why is Al ALLOWED to be racist himself, but still lead a legitimate fight toward equality?

    • JohnMG says:

      I find the NAACP distasteful, but they do prove a point. They are living testimony to the statement, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

      What an assemblage of moronic wasteoids!

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