Monkey Business

by Jay Are

Recently the New York Post published a cartoon depicting two police officers dispatching a monkey. One of the police officers in the cartoon says "they'll have to find someone else to write the stimulus bill".

That's it, no reference to President Obama.

This almost immediately ignited a fire storm of criticism and protest from the left led by Reverend Al Sharpton who called the cartoon a jab at Obama.

Really ? Where is the reference to the President. I don't see it. Only the truly ignorant or those with an agenda, will see this as a jab at the President. First of all the President didn't author the Stimulus Bill. There was no physical reference to the President such as likeness or dressed in a suit or his name anywhere on the monkey.

Unfortunately this is what we can expect for the next four years. If anything even remotely looks like a jab at the President it will be labeled as a racist tinge of sorts and will be viciously attacked.

The New York Post has apologized for any misunderstanding that the cartoon may have caused. If anything maybe the Post could be chastised for poor taste or judgement in the timing of the cartoon. After all, a woman was seriously maimed by this chimpanzee in Connecticut and the police did have to kill it, but a racial slap at Obama, that's just ridiculous.

How many of us remember all the references to former President Bush as a monkey, with pictures of Monkey faces right next to his on dozens of occasions. Not one protest or complaint, even from President Bush himself. If anyone had a right to be angry it was him.

Expect the wining to continue folks, anytime someone disagrees with the "Chosen One", they will be labeled as a racist somehow, someway.

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