Skip to comments.South Carolina pol: Sorry for comparing Michelle Obama to gorilla
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 gorillas escape was reported Friday, Rusty DePass posted: "Im sure its just one of Michelles 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 didnt respond to a phone message Saturday from The Associated Press.
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Oh, spare me. She doesn't look anything like--- George W. Bush...
Why not try the Letterman defense? It worked for that dushbag.
Good to see that GOP officials is working hard to capture the African American vote. /sarcasm
Why is it that Republicans always have to “apologize” (for albeit an unbecoming comment), when Democrats don’t have to?..
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.
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).
Was the gorilla insulted?
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.
She more resembles Crazy Aunt Esther. “Fred Sanford! You fish eyed old fool!”
Darn it is hard to be a Republican.
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.
Are these stills from the Patterson-Gimlin film?
It’s Big MOUTH (and mean too!!!) not BigFoot.
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.
Maybe a bigfoot.
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.
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??
What a stupid thing to say. Sorry but this guy is a pure idiot. Blast away and I still am right.
I see it on this website also, and it is stupid politics stooping to DU levels.
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.
#3. Yes, very helpful for party building!
She wishes she were human. What an UGLY woman!
We’re still waiting on a TRUE APOLOGY For the hateful lewd statements made by the PERVERT Letterman.
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.
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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?
True its a dumb move.
However, if I was Rusty DePass, “I’d say I am as remorseful as David Letterman.”
I don’t see why he should apologize, since this was clearly in jest.
More Democrat double standards: I can say whatever I want, but those who quote them will be penalized.
Good thing Michelle not wearing the horse lashes. She looks much better.
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.
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