So now it’s “offensive and divisive”.
From the Associated Press:
NY cartoon appears to link Obama to dead chimp.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton says a New York Post cartoon that appears to link President Obama to a violent chimpanzee is “troubling at best.”
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.
Sharpton called the cartoon offensive and divisive.
The Post had no immediate comment.
I went to the Post’s online edition and could not find the cartoon.
Though the cartoon may be lacking in class (a women is critically wounded and the chimp was shot to death), it seems hypocritical of the Reverend Al to find it “troubling”.
Is he troubled that it mocks the violent nature of the attack?
Is he troubled by its possible racial connotations?
Is he troubled by the fact that, at least by the author’s view, “It links the chimp to Obama, who signed his administration’s economic stimulus plan on Tuesday.”?
For 8 years people on the left have likened George Bush to a chimp (I can’t believe I actually just wrote that). Or a fascist , or Hitler, or Pol Pot, or pick your evil dictator.
To take this as a racial issue, one has to be ignorant of the fact that Obama outsourced the writing of this bill to his liberal kooks in Congress. He gave them a figure, and told them to write a bill. By signing it, it has become his.
Never once did I hear the good Reverend proclaim it “troubling at best” that people called Bush “BushChimpyMcHitler”, or whatever other offensive phrases they used to disparage the man.
How this man carries any clout within the community is baffling. He’s a race baiter, and he’s hustling this instance like he’s done so many other times.
Update: Here’s the cartoon.