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South Carolina pol: Sorry for comparing Michelle Obama to gorilla
AP via bostonherald.com ^ | 6/14/09 | AP

Posted on 06/14/2009 10:04:33 PM PDT by melt

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A former chairman of the South Carolina Election Commission has apologized after his posting on Facebook suggested a gorilla that escaped form a Columbia zoo was an ancestor of first lady Michelle Obama.

Minutes after the gorilla’s escape was reported Friday, Rusty DePass posted: "I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors — probably harmless."

The comment has since been deleted, but DePass confirmed to WIS-TV that he made it, apologizing and saying it was a joke about statements Obama has made about evolution.

DePass is a former chairman of the Richland County Republican Party. He didn’t respond to a phone message Saturday from The Associated Press.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; chimp; flotusmichelle; gooniegoogoo; gorilla; obama
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Oh, spare me. She doesn't look anything like--- George W. Bush...

1 posted on 06/14/2009 10:04:33 PM PDT by melt
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To: melt

Why not try the Letterman defense? It worked for that dushbag.


2 posted on 06/14/2009 10:10:25 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: melt

Good to see that GOP officials is working hard to capture the African American vote. /sarcasm


3 posted on 06/14/2009 10:14:37 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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4 posted on 06/14/2009 10:16:51 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: melt

Why is it that Republicans always have to “apologize” (for albeit an unbecoming comment), when Democrats don’t have to?..


7 posted on 06/14/2009 10:19:55 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: JSDude1
Should have called her a slutty flight attendant. That seems to be okay.
9 posted on 06/14/2009 10:45:49 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.)
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To: JSDude1

Good question. I am not going to defend what this guy said, however, Republicans always end up apologizing and/or getting diversity training. Democrats and liberals tend to say that Republicans don’t understand humor and satire and can’t take a joke, and NEVER apologize. David Letterman’s apolgies were pathetic.


10 posted on 06/14/2009 10:46:44 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Guess what, Dilbert; If I ever become a public figure and then say something deemed “awful..gasp” by the PC crowd and they demand me “apologize”: I’ll tell them (1st Amendment) free Speech, and ‘shut-up’ and won’t do it (mind you I won’t be a jerk and say things that are unkind intentionally).


11 posted on 06/14/2009 10:51:01 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: melt

Was the gorilla insulted?


12 posted on 06/14/2009 10:53:56 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: melt
How times change.

Ten years ago “Egalitarians” from the political Left couldn't stop gloating over the fact that the human genome was 97% similar to the gorilla genome.

Gorillas aside, Michelle Obama and I have at least one thing in common...

Neither one of us was smart enough to get accepted at Princeton and Harvard Law School.

15 posted on 06/14/2009 11:11:12 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: jws3sticks; GSP.FAN; Salamander; Markos33






16 posted on 06/14/2009 11:16:25 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Markos33

She more resembles Crazy Aunt Esther. “Fred Sanford! You fish eyed old fool!”


17 posted on 06/14/2009 11:22:11 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Neverforget01

Darn it is hard to be a Republican.


18 posted on 06/14/2009 11:28:36 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: melt

I’ve seen pictures of her face that looked as close to a gorilla as George Bush ever did to a chimp. What’s sauce for the gander also tastes damned fine on the goose.


19 posted on 06/14/2009 11:36:09 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: shibumi

Are these stills from the Patterson-Gimlin film?


20 posted on 06/14/2009 11:56:18 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Third World trickle up poverty, will lead to cascading Third World tyranny.)
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To: Markos33

It’s Big MOUTH (and mean too!!!) not BigFoot.


22 posted on 06/15/2009 12:00:48 AM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: melt

My first thought:

WHERE ARE ALL THE APOLOGIES FROM THE LEFT WINGNUTS WHO COMPARED GEORGE W BUSH TO A CHIMP??

No where. And the press never spoke about it. Hm. Double Standard City.


23 posted on 06/15/2009 12:01:25 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Maybe a bigfoot.


24 posted on 06/15/2009 12:12:58 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This whole thing reminds me of when Oprah was on TV in Baltimore interviewing Frank Perdue and she asked him if it upset him when people said the looked like a chicken. He said, “No, does it upset you that people say you look like a gorilla.”

Hey, she started it.

Judi


25 posted on 06/15/2009 12:40:04 AM PDT by baltimorelady (My response to VanDeKoik)
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To: melt

Michelle is rather big boned and isn’t the comparision to one of her distant ancestors according to the left? How is that an insult??


26 posted on 06/15/2009 12:47:32 AM PDT by trailboss800
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To: melt

What a stupid thing to say. Sorry but this guy is a pure idiot. Blast away and I still am right.


27 posted on 06/15/2009 1:06:32 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: melt
The ugliness toward Michelle Obama is not helping save this country from her husbands dangerous policies.

I see it on this website also, and it is stupid politics stooping to DU levels.

30 posted on 06/15/2009 1:41:48 AM PDT by right way right (Do not mistake Religion for God.)
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You're right right.

I think that, even way more than Hillary Clinton, she has angered a lot of people with her past hateful statements such as, "For the first time in my life, I'm proud to be an American." That is just one of her many ignorant comments in the past. Many of us look upon the double standard, which is that Sarah Palin and other conservative women and their children are valid targets for the trash on the left. I think that inspires people to feel comfortable returning fire.

Comments like this S.C. pol's will be used by ABS, et al to downplay that cretin Lecherman's attacks on Palin. It sure is fun to make fun of her though.

32 posted on 06/15/2009 3:11:03 AM PDT by RushLake (Democrats & Maobama have never met a terrorist they didn't like.)
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To: trumandogz

#3. Yes, very helpful for party building!


33 posted on 06/15/2009 3:13:56 AM PDT by mono
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To: melt

She wishes she were human. What an UGLY woman!


35 posted on 06/15/2009 4:21:51 AM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: VeniVidiVici

ROFLOLOLOLOL


36 posted on 06/15/2009 4:22:24 AM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

We’re still waiting on a TRUE APOLOGY For the hateful lewd statements made by the PERVERT Letterman.


37 posted on 06/15/2009 4:23:38 AM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: right way right

This is just comedy. We all think we are comedians.

The Reverend Manning calls her King Kong’s baby sister. He is black.

I believe Michelle will be just fine, after all, the slobbering government run media compare her to Jackie O from dawn to dusk.

They don’t have a problem slamming Palin and her family.

The government run media just chalk that up to comedy.


38 posted on 06/15/2009 4:32:03 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: melt
I can't say what I really WANT to say, so I will instead say...

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39 posted on 06/15/2009 6:43:13 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: napscoordinator
What a stupid thing to say. Sorry but this guy is a pure idiot. Blast away and I still am right.

You are 100% correct. Dumb, mean-spirited jokes are wrong regardless of who tells them or regardless of who is the subject of the joke. How in the world could this guy possibly think this is funny?

40 posted on 06/15/2009 7:39:51 AM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: napscoordinator

True its a dumb move.

However, if I was Rusty DePass, “I’d say I am as remorseful as David Letterman.”


42 posted on 06/15/2009 7:43:28 AM PDT by DanZanRyu
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To: melt

I don’t see why he should apologize, since this was clearly in jest.


43 posted on 06/15/2009 1:14:20 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: melt

More Democrat double standards: I can say whatever I want, but those who quote them will be penalized.


44 posted on 06/15/2009 1:20:48 PM PDT by swheats (Time is still the greatest equalizer.)
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To: melt

Good thing Michelle not wearing the horse lashes. She looks much better.


45 posted on 06/15/2009 1:23:13 PM PDT by swheats (Time is still the greatest equalizer.)
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To: trumandogz

Screw the “AfricanhyphenAmerican” vote.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2269692/posts


46 posted on 06/15/2009 1:27:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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Screw the “AfricanhyphenAmerican” vote.

Okay, but when party leaders call out the First Lady of the United States as a gorilla, it also alienates white voters.

And with an increasing Hispanic population and an increasing black population combined with the recent decline in the percentage of white people voting Republican, it will be difficult for the GOP to win future presidential elections.

And in ten years Texas will be a Democratic state along with Florida, California. New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania that are already Democrat, that will be 189 Electoral Votes before you begin to add in Massachusetts, Washington, Oregon, Delaware, Vermont, New Mexico, Connecticut and DC.

The bottom line is that your desire for a whites only party in not going to work.

47 posted on 06/15/2009 1:45:01 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: melt
The moderator is staying busy today.
49 posted on 06/15/2009 1:50:27 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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