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NY Post Cartoon Links Obama to Dead Chimp
NBC ^ | 2/18/09 | staff

Posted on 02/18/2009 10:22:42 AM PST by pissant

A New York Post cartoon that appears to link President Obama to a violent chimpanzee drew criticism Wednesday on media Web sites and from civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton.

The cartoon in Wednesday's Post by Sean Delonas shows a dead chimp and two police officers, one with a smoking gun. The caption reads, “They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.''

The cartoon refers to Travis the chimp, who was shot to death by police in Stamford, Conn. on Monday after it mauled a friend of its owner.

It links the chimp to Obama, who signed his administration's economic stimulus plan on Tuesday.

“At its most benign, the cartoon suggests that the stimulus bill was so bad, monkeys may as well have written it,'' columnist Sam Stein wrote in the liberal-leaning Huffington Post. “Most provocatively, it compares the president to a rabid chimp. Either way, the incorporation of violence and (on a darker level) race into politics is bound to be controversial.''

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: 0bama; bho44; bhostimulus; cartoons; cartoonwar; chimp; democrats; larrysinclairlover; maul; obama; playtheracecard; rageboy; seandelonas; warofthe12cartoons
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Why insult the poor dead chimp?

1 posted on 02/18/2009 10:22:42 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Oh dear....here come the howls of racism....


2 posted on 02/18/2009 10:23:42 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: pissant

someone’s about to get nationalized ...


3 posted on 02/18/2009 10:23:44 AM PST by utherdoul
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To: pissant

Considering the chimp could have written a better and more responsible bill, it does seem unfair to chimps everywhere.


4 posted on 02/18/2009 10:23:54 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: pissant

it doesn’t link obama to the chimp. obama didn’t “write the stimulus bill”.

cartoonist was just making a link between crazy berserk monkey & stimulus bill.

NBC are liars.


5 posted on 02/18/2009 10:24:10 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: mgc1122

LOL!


6 posted on 02/18/2009 10:24:33 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: ThreePuttinDude

Ping to you kind sir!!


7 posted on 02/18/2009 10:24:53 AM PST by nijo75 (.....under construction.....)
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To: pissant

Kind of in bad taste with the guns. I sure do appreciate the point though.


8 posted on 02/18/2009 10:24:54 AM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: pissant

That applies to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi more than it does to Obama.


9 posted on 02/18/2009 10:25:06 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: pissant
‘Cept Obama didn't write the bill, Pelosi and Reid did. Then again, maybe a rabid chimp did produce Porkulus.
10 posted on 02/18/2009 10:26:10 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

“it doesn’t link obama to the chimp. obama didn’t “write the stimulus bill”.”

Exactly. Zero did not write the Bill. He would actually have to do some work to do that. The point is that the bill is so bad a monkey could have written it.


11 posted on 02/18/2009 10:26:31 AM PST by Batman11 ("Big ears isn't my President!")
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To: pissant

Since Obama didn’t write the stimulus bill, only a racist would see a monkey and think “He’s talking about the president.”

When do we start reading about the racism of the Huffington Post?


12 posted on 02/18/2009 10:26:37 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: pissant

Amazing how the media lies in such a left handed way. And the sad thing is, their drones will take to it hook line and sinker, not realizing the syphilis bill was wriiten by a bunch of jackasses.


13 posted on 02/18/2009 10:26:58 AM PST by Long Island Pete (If liberals made sense, they would be conservatives.)
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To: vpintheak

Except that’s what happened. The cops shot the chimp who was ripping the face off a woman.


14 posted on 02/18/2009 10:27:16 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: mgc1122

ROFLMAO!


15 posted on 02/18/2009 10:28:13 AM PST by Kolb ("Man is not free unless government is limited." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: pissant

Don’t you think Obama is like watching a chimpy swinging through the trees with dollar bills flying out his butt, yelling I can help, I can help ...


16 posted on 02/18/2009 10:29:22 AM PST by Tarpon (If you don't stand on principle, you stand for nothing at all.)
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To: pissant

No matter how one interprets it, it’s disgusting and in very poor taste.


17 posted on 02/18/2009 10:30:42 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: pissant
Maybe I missed somehing? Did Barack Hussein Obama WRITE the "Stimulus" Bill?

I thought the legislature was supposed to write the laws in this country.

If anything, the cartoon is an insult to Nancy pelosi and Harry Reid.

18 posted on 02/18/2009 10:30:44 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: All

Cue the professional victims...


19 posted on 02/18/2009 10:31:03 AM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: pissant

Wouldn’t that be linking the chimp to Congress? The House is full of chimps, look at chimp leader, Pelosi! LOL!


20 posted on 02/18/2009 10:31:31 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Hatteras

Not really. The stimulus bill and all its authors are a far greater abomination than a rabid chimp.


21 posted on 02/18/2009 10:31:39 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: vpintheak

Whay are the guns in bad taste? Didn’t the police use guns to shoot the chimp?


22 posted on 02/18/2009 10:32:08 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: pissant

that is hilarious


23 posted on 02/18/2009 10:32:20 AM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Sexy Conservative!!! I am no LEMMING!)
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To: WayneS

OOPS...

WHY are the guns...

Sorry.


24 posted on 02/18/2009 10:32:32 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: pissant

Oh no they di’int!!!


25 posted on 02/18/2009 10:32:47 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Hatteras

I disagree.


26 posted on 02/18/2009 10:33:22 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: pissant
I far superior stimulus package.....

...far better than the $h!t the messiah is saddling us with.


27 posted on 02/18/2009 10:33:37 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: pissant

Actually, that idiot Pelosi drafted the porkulus bill. And she’s stupider than any chimp, living or dead.


28 posted on 02/18/2009 10:33:50 AM PST by hsalaw ("Change is not a destination; hope is not a strategy.")
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To: pissant

After eight years of childish, simian comparisons, it’s suddenly offensive? Why?


29 posted on 02/18/2009 10:34:30 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: pissant
Hmmmmmmm...................

Hasn't it been said that the porkulus bill was written by the Pelosi/Reid Axis of Evil and not poor misunderstood Barry Hussein "The Kenyan" 0bama???

30 posted on 02/18/2009 10:34:41 AM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: pissant

Obama didn’t write the stimulus bill. Pelosi the Chimp did, with help from many other monkeys.


32 posted on 02/18/2009 10:36:41 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

33 posted on 02/18/2009 10:37:32 AM PST by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: pissant

34 posted on 02/18/2009 10:37:39 AM PST by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: pissant
The caption reads, “They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.''

It links the chimp to Obama, who signed his administration's economic stimulus plan on Tuesday.

So Obama WROTE the stimulus bill? Isn't that a violation of the separation of powers?

35 posted on 02/18/2009 10:38:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Song of the day Friday the 13th, February 2009. - The Kinks' Sold Me Out. The American Dream is over)
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To: roses of sharon

Looks just like him. not.


36 posted on 02/18/2009 10:38:54 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Song of the day Friday the 13th, February 2009. - The Kinks' Sold Me Out. The American Dream is over)
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To: The_Victor
Then again, maybe a rabid chimp did produce Porkulus.


37 posted on 02/18/2009 10:40:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Song of the day Friday the 13th, February 2009. - The Kinks' Sold Me Out. The American Dream is over)
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To: Cincinatus
That applies to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi more than it does to Obama.

That immutable fact is lost on those who voted for 44.

38 posted on 02/18/2009 10:41:45 AM PST by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: pissant

39 posted on 02/18/2009 10:41:51 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

You are absolutely right. Obama did not write the stimulus bill. If anybody, the artist is linking Nancy Pelosi to the dead chimp.

It probably never occured to the artist that anybody in the United States thought that Obama wrote that bill. It is absolutely clear to all that Obama farmed that job out to Congress and K Street lobbyists. So the possibility that somebody might think he was comparing the President to a chimpanzee simply never crossed his mind.

If it had, he surely would have demurred. There are some things you just don’t do.


40 posted on 02/18/2009 10:41:59 AM PST by gridlock (QUESTION AUTHORITY)
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To: pissant

This is ridiculous. The cartoon is clearly knocking the Porkulus “stimulus plan”, not Obama.

It is basically saying, “The “stimulus” package is so crazy and reckless that it must have been written by a mentally ill chimp, while drugged up on wine and Xanax. “

If anything, the chimp represents Pelosi and Reid, and the rest of the Democrat congress, not 0bama.

The headline is outrageous and perhaps libelous. It is one thing to write “Sharpton Claims Cartoon Connects Obama to Chimp”. But, to actually conclude in the headline that the cartoon was about 0bama is not only biased, but reckless. At best, it will stir up racial strife, at worst, riots and violence.

Perhaps a revised version of the cartoon could be run with the caption changed to “Looks like NBC News is going to need a new president.”


41 posted on 02/18/2009 10:42:53 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: roses of sharon

Someone needs to find a chimp holding his head high and looking down it’s chimpy nose...and put the word HYPE under it...


42 posted on 02/18/2009 10:42:58 AM PST by antivenom
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To: Cincinatus

Obama gleefully signed the piece of sh*t, didn’t he? It didn’t contain a damn thing he didn’t want to be in it. They’re all equally culpable — throw Soros and Ayers in as well.


43 posted on 02/18/2009 10:43:23 AM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: pissant

Excessive force! They can always put the lady’s face back on....look at our house speaker?


44 posted on 02/18/2009 10:43:38 AM PST by APStyle7 (I am not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. - Churchill)
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To: pissant

Yes, really. No matter what you think of the intelligence of a person keeping an extra large monkey around the house, or how you feel about a pending train-wreck of a stimulus bill, the hell this lady went through watching her friend’s face getting ripped off, fending off the chimp by stabbing it multiple times with a kitchen knife and the horror of seeing her pet turn into a real-life monster as she desperately called for the police to shoot the beast, is not something a sane person would use to inspire a cartoon.


45 posted on 02/18/2009 10:44:12 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: anniegetyourgun

Same old crap as with sports announcers who can no longer refer to players as, “that’s a big boy” or “that guy is a gorilla,” lest they be called racists and get booted out of the booth.


46 posted on 02/18/2009 10:44:34 AM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: pissant

Except Obama didn’t write the spenulous bill, Pelosi did and she isn’t shrieking about this.


47 posted on 02/18/2009 10:45:08 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Hatteras
No matter how one interprets it, it’s disgusting and in very poor taste.

I interpret it to mean that the stimulus bill was written by someone with the mind of an enraged chimp.

I don't have a problem with it.

48 posted on 02/18/2009 10:45:08 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: pissant

What does the cartoon have to do with Obama? Congress wrote the bill.


49 posted on 02/18/2009 10:46:20 AM PST by tips up
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To: pissant
It's TOPICAL, as his cartoons usually are... A chimp was shot yesterday... This is a bad bill... He just put 2 and 2 together, implying that the bill is so bad, the chimp wrote it, and now they need to find someone else... SIMPLE as that...

What's wrong with folks here? Really? You're playing into these baiter's hands.

The rac ones are making the connection to ZERO when there is none.

50 posted on 02/18/2009 10:47:29 AM PST by NYC Republican (This Too Shall Pass- in 8 years.. how much destruction will they create?)
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