Obama as a monkey spurs cries of racism
A Marietta, Georgia man is stirring up controversy because he has printed up some t-shirts that say Obama in ’08 with a monkey picture above the text.
I find it funny that none of the media furies are comparing this instance to the many images I’ve seen in past years of George W. Bush depicted as a monkey. I guess it is OK to show a white man in America as a monkey. When you do the same to a black man different standards are applied. Makes perfect sense if you are a mentally retarded person I suppose.
Typical Democratic whining. To be in their party you have to play the victim role throughout your entire life. Here are some photos of the double standard in action.
Why is it OK for one man to be shown as a monkey but not the other? Why is it racist to portray Barack Obama as a monkey but a matter of free speech when you do the same thing to George W. Bush? I Googled and could find only one incident of protests related to images of George W. Bush portrayed as a monkey. The protests, not surprisingly, were in favor of the artist who depicted the President in an image made entirely of smaller images of monkeys.
As the man in the middle caught between the two political gorillas that comprise American politics in 2008, I know why I tend to side with the less whiny of the two simians most of the time. Both of these large hairy beasts have bad breath. Both of them steal my bananas. Both of them are rude and smelly. But only one never quits whining about how unfair life is while it steals my bananas from me.
UPDATE: I am not alone. Scott thinks along similar lines when it comes to Barack Obama’s monkey factor. As he points out in his comments section many of the Obama supporters whining about having their candidate compared to a monkey are the same people who perpetrated comparisons of George W. Bush and various chimpanzees. You can’t have it both ways. If the white guy can be compared to a monkey, so can the black guy and any other candidate.