Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Media’s Not Talking About Time Obama Used ‘Monkey’ Exact Same Way DeSantis Did

“Monkey around. “Monkey with it.” “Monkey it up.”

Have you ever used any of these terms? You’re a horrible racist, at least according to the Democrat Party and much of the media.

Well, that is you’re a white Republican, at least. If you happen to be an African-American candidate who uses the same common term in an almost identical context, you can get off scot-free.

(Oh, no. That might have been offensive to the Scottish.)

We’re talking, of course, about the recent pseudo-scandal surrounding U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidate for governor in Florida.

During a recent appearance on Fox News, the candidate used the term “monkey this up” to mean “mess this up,” while warning voters not to derail the state’s progress by voting for socialism.

“Let’s build off the success we’ve had on Gov. Scott,” DeSantis said. “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases bankrupting the state. That is not going to work.”

Racism! DeSantis’ opponent, you see, happens to be black — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. So, instead of recognizing that “monkeying with” something is a pretty common phrase, Democrats attacked the conservative.

“It’s disgusting that Ron DeSantis is launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles,” griped Terry Rizzo, chairwoman of the state’s Democrat Party.

Disgusting, racist dog whistles. Rizzo’s ears must be finely tuned to detecting those imperceptible offensives after years of practice, but she was strangely silent when another candidate used almost exactly the same “monkey” phrasing a decade ago.

That candidate was Barack H. Obama.

Yes, back in 2008 when Obama was just a lowly senator trying to win the Democrat nomination for president (spoiler: he won; the nation lost), the African-American candidate casually used the term “monkeyed around.”

“It’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past, sometimes Democrats have to,” the future president declared when talking about corruption in politics.

Nobody in the audience gasped. No news reporters fainted from the vapors. No pundits accused Obama of using an off-limits, race-tinged word.



Bird of Paradise said...

Seeing to the facts that the MSM is mostly Democrats and democratic voters this dose not surprise me

Stan B said...

A truly "color blind" society is a Racist Concept - don't you understand? Equal treatment of people isn't allowed....

Anonymous said...

he won; the nation lost

Yes, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

It's OK that he used it; as the old saying goes, 'monkey see, monkey do'

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird who shoots his feathers said...