posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 05:57 PM
If this has been posted a couple months ago... then yes, it would have been the cartoonist comparing BUSH to the Chimp (the author of the original
stimulus package) but to do it NOW means the comparison is with the current stimulus package - presumably with the author of Obama.
The fact that there was a shooting of a chimpanzee by police in the last few days only drives home the 'timeliness' of the piece. It is NOT
referring to past history...and yet, I find myself wondering why? Did the artist REALLY need a chimpanzee shooting as inspiration? Wouldn't it have
been more appropriate - to compare a poor President at the end of his term, that could be assessed as being little more than Cheney's chimp, etc.
than it would be to compare a NEW President with less than a month in office?
I'm white... but I think it's a bit obvious that there is a race card here. It's clear that there is a history in this country (perhaps around the
world) of demeaning people by comparing them to animals (which is probably no favor to the animals either) but the frequent reference of those with
African heritage to 'chimps' is well recorded and it's difficult to believe that it escaped the artist.
Not sure how it could be funny...unless you are assuming or of the mind that Obama will be a lousy President. If that is your POV then you probably
need to have a serious talk with yourself. Our nation is in a catastrophic crisis and you've already made up your mind? Is that courage? Or an
attitude that is helpful. Not at all.
Can we at least pull together for the basis of our own narrow self-interest of surviving?