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View Poll Results: Is This Cartoon Racist?
YES: It is racist against President Obama 70 39.33%
YES: It is Racist, but not toward President Obama 3 1.69%
NO: This Cartoon is not Racist 105 58.99%
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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STIMULUS BILL = $787 billion legislation just passed by Congress and signed by President Obama this week (in Denver btw).
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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No but it is definitely anti-primate.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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I wonder if those 2 cops could kill the chimp without the use of the gun?

Just their night sticks and 1 pocket knife.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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I wonder if those 2 cops could kill the chimp without the use of the gun?

Just their night sticks and 1 pocket knife.
Who are you .... Magruber?
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:22 PM   #5
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and the cartoon isn't funny or rascist.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:52 PM   #6
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Since Obama did not write the stimulus bill, I cannot see how it is racist. I guess they are comparing Palosi to a monkey though. I think the monkey might have a case.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:59 PM   #7
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No, it's just a horribly done comic. The joke isn't very clear. Too much open interpretation is a good way to have everybody **** up the intent.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:02 PM   #8
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Why does everything have to be racist?
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:03 PM   #9
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I personally can't see how anyone can interpret this as a racist article. I think it's a real stretch to believe the writer was trying to make a racist statement with this cartoon.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:03 PM   #10
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i like it
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:05 PM   #11
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haha...nine people thought it was racist??

this country sucks when it comes to double standards...

writers were pretty much comparing bush to retarded people and hillbillies for four years and nobody said a word
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:06 PM   #12
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Judging from the caption I think the author's intent was to imply that Congress is full of apes.

And since its full of democrats I see it as an apt, but hardly funny, cartoon.
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Judging from the caption I think the author's intent was to imply that Congress is full of apes.

And since its full of democrats I see it as an apt, but hardly funny, cartoon.
democrats are the apes? Republicans are unified anti-stimulus as a political move. They used the greatest economic crisis since the depression as a political move. And are somehow proud of this.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:10 PM   #14
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Saying that it's racist is a reach....
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Somebody just mentioned to me what Vance said - that Bush has been compared to a monkey for 8 years. That is definitely true, so I'm not sure anymore that it's racist .... it's a murky thing to me.
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It was enough to get Howard Cossel fired...
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Somebody just mentioned to me what Vance said - that Bush has been compared to a monkey for 8 years. That is definitely true, so I'm not sure anymore that it's racist .... it's a murky thing to me.
that's my point....

I dont care what your stance is on politics but comparing our leaders to animals and dolts has been political humor for decades...


if we somehow disallow the media to poke fun at Obama we suddenly head into that dangerous zone where expressing opinions through humor about our governemnt becomes illegal....and then we are basically turning thsi country into a dictatorship...haha, ok thats a reach, but you get my point


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democrats are the apes? Republicans are unified anti-stimulus as a political move. They used the greatest economic crisis since the depression as a political move. And are somehow proud of this.
Because 70% of the PEOPLE, you know those the politicians work for, are AGAINST THE ****ING STIMULOUS.

Democrats know best though right.
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Considering that historicly Blacks have been compared to monkeys & Obamas' ownership of the stimulis bill, I have to say it's racist.
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Lots of problems....

1. Obama didn't "write" the stimulus bill. He worked with the House/Senate on the bill. In fact, he probably "wrote" very little of it.

2. The indication is likely that a monkey could have written the bill, more than any particular monkey DID write the bill.

3. Obama isn't an African American, he's a mutt. (In his own words.)

4. We're all descendent of bipedal primates, so calling someone a monkey isn't black-specific.

So... if someone takes it as racist, they're being a little silly and if the writer MEANT it to be racist, he/she isn't that bright.
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It was enough to get Howard Cossel fired...
Good comparison ... "look at that little monkey!"
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Because 70% of the PEOPLE, you know those the politicians work for, are AGAINST THE ****ING STIMULOUS.

Democrats know best though right.
Ummm...wrong:

The new AP/GfK poll shows that the public is optimistic that the stimulus plan will work, and they approve the performance of Democrats on the economy -- and disapprove of the Republicans.

The poll was conducted from February 12-17, during the final days of the compromise process for the stimulus bill. So we now have a look at public opinion during the period when it became clear that the bill was going to pass:

52% of Americans approve of the stimulus bill, with 41% disapproving. And the public is confident by a 54%-45% margin that the plan will result in significant improvement.

President Obama's overall approval rating comes in at 67%, with only 24% disapproval. His specific approval on the economy is 68%-27%.

Congress' approval is at only 31%-59%, but additional questions show a much more complicated picture. The number for Congressional Democrats is at 49%-45%, while Republicans are at 33%-59%. The Republicans appear to be cramping Congress' style.

Only 30% say Obama hasn't done enough to cooperate with Republicans in Congress -- the GOP base vote, basically -- while 62% say he's doing the right amount and 6% say it's been too much. Flipping it around, only 27% say Republicans have done enough to cooperate with Obama, with 64% saying not enough and 5% saying too much.

And here's another interesting number. Respondents were asked whether various measures would help the economy -- and 65% say pulling out of Iraq would help.




--- not to mention----

Stimulus works. WHat do you think ww2 was?
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at judging Obamas approval rating. Americans not smart enough to understand or know 's are or how thye worked. They also don't know how many jobs the plan will create.

Basically the country isn't ready to turn on Obama yet. A yr from now if they don't see light at the end of the tunnel Obama will be done to a 50/50 rating. 2 yrs from now if people aren't working the blame Bush stuff won't cut it anymore and only about 40% die heard dems will support him.

Then by election if the country isn't doing well he will lose the election.
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Does it work with Al Davis as the monkey?
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at judging Obamas approval rating. Americans not smart enough to understand or know 's are or how thye worked. They also don't know how many jobs the plan will create.

Basically the country isn't ready to turn on Obama yet. A yr from now if they don't see light at the end of the tunnel Obama will be done to a 50/50 rating. 2 yrs from now if people aren't working the blame Bush stuff won't cut it anymore and only about 40% die heard dems will support him.

Then by election if the country isn't doing well he will lose the election.

I was simply responding to the comment that the public was against it. And even republicans are FOR a stimulus, they just want trillions in tax cuts that wont work. All economists say a stimulus is needed. Stimulus has worked in the past.

This was a republican political grab...and they pretty much admitted as such. not to mention rush limbaugh has stated he hopes obama fails. Classy.
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