Get Out of the Kitchen
A little dust up occurred over the New York Post’s publication of a cartoon using the recent new item of police shooting a rampaging pet chimp to death and the recent stimulus package just signed into law by Obama. The outrage is the alleged “racist” implications of comparing the dead chimp to Obama; Obama being black. Here
Whether racist or not, it’s just too bad. Obama’s fellow travelers just need to suck it up. Frankly, I think that the cartoon pokes fun at the grotesque overreach of the bill. Passed in the dark of night with few if any of our congressmen or senators even knowing its contents. To that end, the dead chimp represents the utter lack of thought or reflection over the looting of the public treasury for a law that will have decades of baleful unintended consequences.
And, any conservative would have the sense to know that blantant race baiting will more harm than help the case against Obama’s ideas and policies.
I think the larger issue is the fact that when a black man is now the occupant of the Oval Office, we have prima facie evidence that racism is no longer an issue. And, when and if you aspire and actually attain that office, you will have to deal with the baggage that comes with the office. Part of that baggage is the reality that you better be prepared to take all sorts of slings and arrows. Including any low blows that any critic may want to unload.
But, if such low discourse is truly upsetting, the Democrats need to look in the mirror. The last eight years have seen even our Senators referring to Bush as a Nazi. And, this doesn’t even begin to address the coarse and utterly foul discourse in the liberal blogosphere. Now, if some of this coarse political dialogue comes back to redound on Obama; well too bad.