20 February 2009

Whose Stimulus Bill?

Being timely with another news story, political cartoonist Sean Delonis of the New York Post drew the above. He also drew some harsh criticism. Some likened this to a call to assassinate President Obama. Others said that it was like calling him a monkey, a term that has been used as a racial epithet in the past.

Sorry. If we are going to follow this line of thinking, then every term that has ever been used in a derogatory fashion will be off limits when referring to President Obama. That is going to severly limit the conversation.

Besides, it was the (all white) monkeys in the House Democratic leadership who wrote the Stimulus Bill. They can be upset if they want, but this is not a racist shot at the President.

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