Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Obama Not Monkey Who Wrote Stimulus

The race baiting Left is wrongly accusing a cartoonist of racist intentions by claiming that his New York Post cartoon today portrays Barack Obama as a chimpanzee. (It doesn't.) They are wrong, as usual, seeing racism where none exists or was intended. The cartoon shows two cops standing over a chimp that has been shot dead. One cop says to the other, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill" as smoke comes from his pistol Here's why the liberal race baiters are wrong: (1) Barack Obama is not mentioned or alluded to in the cartoon; (2) Barack Obama is not the author of the stimulus bill - Rep. David Obey (D-WI) is the main author. Obey is not African-American; (3) The cartoon portrays a chimp shot dead by cops to tie into another news story today about a woman whose pet chimpanzee was taken down by police as it was trying to kill her. I've taken the liberty of altering the Delonas cartoon to make a point in his defense. (Click to enlarge.) Imagine, as I show in the altered version, that instead of "stimulus bill" it said "foie gras ordinance." Alderman Joe Moore, the author of Chicago's much-ridiculed and now defunct anti-foie gras law, is a white man. Would we assume, then, from my altered version that comparing Moore to a chimp is racist? Of course we wouldn't. Why, then, is Delonas' actual cartoon considered racist, when it alludes to white dude David Obey, who is widely the actual author of the stimulus bill? (Answer: The leftists are paranoid liars, always eager to slap the "racist" label on somebody whether they deserve it or not.) Whatever happened to the liberal mantra "Fear No Art?" A lot of liberals are soiling their pants today over a cartoon (art!) that they insanely thinks portrays Barack Obama as a chimpanzee or monkey. I understand the hypersensitivity of many black people as pertains to the images of monkeys and apes, but to see racism in a depiction of a chimpanzee when none is implied or intended is just lunacy. As the New York Times pointed out, "Indeed, it was Mr. Obey, the third-most-senior member of the House, who, in large measure, shaped the bill, in concert with other House Democratic leaders." So, if the cartoon compares anybody to the author of the stimulus bill, it's Obey or "House Democratic leaders" collectively, not Barack Obama. That's not stopping the looney left from blowing this out of proportion. One example is this idiotic piece at the Huffington Post today: The drawing, from famed cartoonist Sean Delonas, seems rife with racial and political sensitivities. In it, two befuddled-looking police officers holding guns look over the dead and bleeding chimpanzee that attacked a woman in Stamford, Connecticut. (Source) How is the cartoon "rife with racial...sensitivities?" (As for "political sensitivities," sure. But that's what a good political cartoon should strike at. It's the whole point.) As already pointed out, stimulus bill author David Obey is a white guy. Only the ignorant would think the cartoon targets Obama, a white man with black ancestory. The cartoonist is clearly implying that the author of the stimulus bill is as smart as a chimp. There is no racist implications to be seen in the cartoon, unless your vision has been blurred by leftist paranoia and hypersensitivity. To accuse cartoonist Sean Delonas of being racist is itself a racist assumption. CNB RSS Feed