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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.

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Trevor
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I’m glad I wasn’t alone in thinking about this double standard thing Scott.

Trevor
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I’ll check it out Scott.

Gale
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What the? Why does everything in our country have to be racism? I am sick to death of this stupid split in the U.S. over black and white. What is the difference between a green tangerine and an orange one other than the color. They both taste the same and in this case both these monkey’s are the same smelly monkey’s, one is black the other white. People need to grow up and forget color. Makes me sick. There are more issues worth worrying over.

Belinsky
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The racist, derogatory comparison of black people to monkeys has a long history, sir. Take a look at this piece of Nazi propaganda from the 1930s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Entartete_musik_poster.jpg
Please, sir, realize that there’s a huge difference between the comparison of a white person to a monkey and black person to a monkey. One is rooted in racism; the other has nothing to do with it.

Trevor
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Belinsky,

I understand your point and I will agree that there is a history of white people in America associating black people with monkeys. The historical comparisons don’t really matter in this case for several reasons. A) These people are politicians and are therefore fair game. B) Racial sensitivity towards minorities has gone beyond the point of ridiculous in this country. I would not defend a guy who was peddling a t-shirt showing Obama being lynched. That is NOT what happened. It’s a Curious George t-shirt with the word Obama under it. C) This nation is killing itself by being obsessed with race and the past. If we cannot learn to have the same standards for ALL people regardless of what happened 100 or 10 years ago, we are just spitting on ourselves over and over.

Black hater
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i hate bloack poeple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trevor
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Gale,

I tend to agree with you about all the political monkeys smelling the same. Nasty buggers aren’t they?

Scott
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So Belinsky, what other deragatory insults can we call White people, but cannot call Black people?

What other curse words are permissible to use against Whites, but not Blacks?

What smears, libel and defamation can be used only on Whites and never on Blacks?

My guess is, after decades of overdone ‘affirmative action’… ALL OF THEM.

Can we just, like, not use personal insults as a first resort? ‘Fair and respectful’ liberals can go first.

mememe
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Sir, I think to say that depicting a black man as a monkey is the same as depicting a white many as a monkey is ridiculous.  To think that racism is something of the past is also ridiculous.  Racism still exist today.  It is just in another form…..peace, love to all………….

Trevor
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Of course racism still exists. That doesn’t mean showing Obama as a monkey is somehow inherently racist. If you believe that black men and monkeys share some inherent similarity, that’s your burden to bear, not mine.

Lasher
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Hell, Lasher doesn’t consider it a burden.

Brendon
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Tragedy began with W. Bush. He distroyed USA. Obama is just a natural consequence. People now are blind. After 8 years with such president as W. Bush anything (anyone) will go.
Old America of Kennedy, glamour, prestige, quality & international power gone. Obama will bring the END.
It is TRAGEDY. He will turn USA into Harlem.

Who cares how they look, as monkey or gorilla. America need president who  can rule the world. These people are nobody.

Trevor
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I see you are visiting from New York, Brendon.

Why is it you think America needs a president who can rule the world? And who are “these people” you mention?

Personally, I think Obama is a natural consequence of government that interferes in all aspects of our daily lives – he promises to fix everything, doesn’t tell us what those fixes will cost, or how they will be implemented and we get excited about these nebulous promises! Yay! It’s all going to magically get better.

the only smart one here
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i think you are the mentally retarded one. for most of united states history calling a black man a monkey has been a racial slur. that is why it is inappropriate. nobody complained when bush was called a monkey because it wasn’t a racial slur. was it meant to be derisive? yes, but more about his decision-making and lack of attempts to justify it, not about his race. obama can be degraded however you like as long as the degradation isn’t as superficial and prejudiced as hurling racial epithets. if you think his ideas are silly, call him a clown, nobody will cry. the issue is the use of a historically hurtful racist label.

Jim Mac
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YOU are–The only arrogant one here.

Lasher
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Why is it a racial slur to call one man a monkey, but not a racial slur to call another man a monkey?

Jim Mac
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Political correctness is for people who can’t handle the truth or are AFRAID to speak it—ie—wimp libhurls.

Something to Consider
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The bottom line here is that referring to either Obama or Bush as primates and depicting them as such is derogatory and disrespectful. In Obama’s case it is referred to his race, because black people have been referred to as apes based on their skin color, facial features and continent of origin. It is a deep seeded racial slur that still elicits feelings of being degraded in predominantly white America today.Thus the comparison is racist.

In Bush’s case it had nothing to do with his skin or white people as a whole, but his actions and characteristics as an individual. His race was not a factor. I’m not white so I can’t say how many white people looked at these pictures and thought “They’re openly calling white people apes,” but I have my doubts that it was the case.

You can’t say “If a white man can be compared to a monkey, so can the black and any other candidates” without considering that the reference has two different implications.

Whatever
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Asss…………

Penfist
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You clearly don’t understand the definition of racism. It’s an inherent belief that one race is superior to all others. Referring to someone as a monkey by no means gives a clear indication that an individual holds such beliefs. Why is there a double standard for people of different color? There shouldn’t be. All our recent Presidents have failed to earn my respect.

Jbee2010
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If you knew history you would know that White people have always referred to Blacks as monkeys, every since slavery. How many monkeys you know with white skin?

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Mushu Friend
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“Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” – Dalai Lama

willie saunders
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Who was the white woman in orange county that called our president obama a monkey, she sould be extracted from any means of politics and if she has a husband and kids let her refer to them as white monkeys.

Lasher
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Why are some of you posters trying to make the case that Obama is not simian?  He looks exactly like a monkey in a zoo, and his monkey-like behavior only goes to reinforce that impression?  He is the product of the real rulers of America’s placement into the highest office in the land.  Obama wasn’t elected, he was selected to be President by the Zionists who have placed every president into office in the last 100 years.

Jed54
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Monkey or not,, this Idiot is a Failure… Good Bye Obama in 2012 !!!!

Trevor
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Wow, you can’t even spell ‘black people’ correctly. You’re a real gem.

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