Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Super sensitivity to monkey allusions about Obama



Obama was NOT depicted as a monkey in the above cartoon but some saw the cartoon as a reference to a monkey -- so just that inference provoked a furore. It's true that Obama's features are distorted in the cartoon but that is what cartoons do.
"The editor of the University of New Mexico's student paper has apologized for a cartoon printed in the publication's Wednesday issue that was deemed racially insensitive by some students.

The cartoon, which was given the green light by Daily Lobo Editor Chris Quintana, depicted President Barack Obama holding Osama bin Laden's head in triumph, modeled after the classic scene from the Lion King in which Rafiki, a monkey, held baby Simba above his head.

The Daily Lobo itself reported that 30 students gathered on campus Wednesday to protest the depiction of Obama as a monkey

Source

Explicity depicting George Bush as a monkey is fine however

I think cartoons are generally accepted as protected free speech but there is no free speech at American universities, of course

29 comments:

Stan said...

Raffiki was a baboon, which is an ape, not a monkey. Bunch of maroons...

Anonymous said...

Obviously, logic and common sense do not apply to the die-hard Obamunists.

Spurwing Plover said...

Im disgusted with the way obamas been depected as a big time hero over the death of osama since he did kill osama becuase OBAMA still sucks big time

Anonymous said...

It took a democrat to take out Osama bin Laden. You repugs had 7 years, and got zilch, nil, nada. I am PROUD of my President.

Dean said...

Anon 4:25 am:

So you're pretty sure that had McCain been elected our intelligence agencies would never have found bin Laden?

Anonymous said...

"So you're pretty sure..."

I guess we will never know since the better man won the election and GOT THE JOB DONE. Deal with it.

Anonymous said...

LOL! The leftist Demoncrats are now trying to turn their half black coward into a hero, simply because he allowed Hitlary and Valarie Jarrett to tell him what to do. Without those two, and his fat-assed wife, he couldn't find the WH kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Monkey see, Monkey do

Anonymous said...

No matter what Obama does, you people will always hate him. Why? Because you are racists, plain and simple. This is nothing but a forum for white, right wing, Christian racists.

But wait, you will say "but Jon is an atheist". Yeah, in name only. Then there is that clown who does not have an original thought that says, "beware of those who cry racism, for they are the true racists." The same tired responses will be made and this will go on and on.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:29pm

Leftist Cretin. If you can't see the problems Obama creates then you deserve the destruction that he will bring your country. He is about halfway there.

Hate is a leftist word used to attempt to discredit any opposition to the socialist plan.

The only asset Obama has is his oratory skills. Disable his teleprompter and he is just a bumkin on a soapbox.

-btm

Anonymous said...

"he is just a bumkin on a soapbox."

We call that a 'post turtle'.

Anonymous said...

If we're racist then how come so many Republicans are embracing Dean Cain and Col. West? They're both black. You'd think that after Obama the country is not gonna be ready for another black president, but that's not the case. Most people on the right will vote on the basis of IDEOLOGY. If a black man thinks like me, I'll vote for him. If he thinks like a Marxist or progressive, I'll vote against him. Simple as that.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLAYBOOK 101.
http://libertarians4freedom.blogspot.com/2011/05/10-commandments-in-democrat-party.html

Spurwing Plover said...

To annon 4:25 Your a total numbskull and pea-brain stupidhead please get your brain checked in its pea-sized

Use the Name, Luke said...

"he is just a bumkin on a soapbox."

We call that a 'post turtle'.


ROTFL!!!

Greg, I think you mean Herman Cain, not Dean Cain.

Anonymous said...

"If we're racist then how come so many Republicans are embracing Dean Cain and Col. West?"

The Republicans will trot out a few blacks for show. But when all is said and done, a WASP will be their guy. You can take that to the bank.

Anonymous said...

Democrats for Free Speech rules for civility:

Rule 13: Cartoonists must not denigrate the Chosen One.

Anonymous said...

I would not insult a monkey, odumass is a lower species than monkey, more on the line of a bacteria.

Anonymous said...

demonazis are just a bunch of turds.

Anonymous said...

Cain was selected by an all white study group after debate on who won? Funny, where are all those racists that republicans are supposed to be? especially n. carolina.

sig said...

Just so I'm understanding this correctly, Liberals can depict pictures of George W. Bush as a monkey, and there are no ramifications or outcries of racism. Depict another president who happens to be black as a monkey, and it's screamed that it's a racist, hate-filled cartoon.

OK, that makes sense. I understand now: The Liberals are nothing more than hypocritical and hate-filled f*cks. Cool!

Anonymous said...

Yay! More drivel from Sig! You are a funny guy.

Anonymous said...

Sig, BOO! LOL

Jub jub Bird said...

Comparing obama to a monkey is deffenetly unfair to the monkeys

Joey said...

"No matter what Obama does, you people will always hate him. Why? Because you are racists, plain and simple. This is nothing but a forum for white, right wing, Christian racists."
Anon. 11:29 pm. When over 90% of black people voted for Obama because of his race that is racist.
You are what is called a RACER. No matter what the reason Obama's policies are opposed you have only one statement to make. RACISM

Anonymous said...

I voted for Obama not because I liked him. It was because there was no way in hell I could vote for McCain after choosing that crazy wackaloon, Palin, for VP. McCain fucked up.

Spurwing Plover said...

Annon 2:22 and i bet you also voted for Gore and Kerry like a true pathetic liberal

Anonymous said...

And I suppose you voted for Bush. And we all know how he turned out: 9/11 happened on his watch. He started two wars. My 401K tanked on his watch. The economy went into the crapper. Pretty nice resume, eh?

Anonymous said...

It took a democrat to take out Osama bin Laden. You repugs had 7 years, and got zilch, nil, nada. I am PROUD of my President.

Yep, everybody knows making contacts. gathering intel, and all that spook stuff takes place real quick-like. And NOBODY is better at all that than an Indonesian-bred ivy-league communist who hates the military.(Dude, please.)

VS said...

Wow people kill me when they do something clearly racist and other people lie and pretend its not. Here you have a cartoon of the president with Ape features, standing in the same exact pose that the Ape stood in the lion king. Explain the leg shape, elongated torso and arms, or the way the his back is bent. Im not offended at all. It just irritates the hell out of me when you can look at something like this and say "well Grafiki was a baboon not a monkey, how is that racist?" CALL IT LIKE YOU SEE IT. DONT MAKE EXCUSES.