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Curious George endorses Obama

So, am I the only one who WASN’T that offended by the Curious George cariacature of Barack Obama?  Granted, in this day and age, it amounts to a VERY tasteless joke, but I failed to see the racism in all of it.  If that’s the case then we need to round up all the political cartoonists because they’ve done some VERY simian impressions of Obama.

Or maybe it was just the fact that Curious George was endorsing Barack Obama, who knows.

Perhaps if it had been your garden variety rhesus monkey, or chimpanzee or ape, I would have been more offended, but its CURIOUS GEORGE–who Barry does favor in a weird way I might add–and who does Curious George offend? 

Well, I guess I could go there–the little brown monkey causing all the trouble for his white owner.  Ooooooh, I could really go there, but I’m not.  Echoing Freud, sometimes a monkey, is just a monkey.

Soooo, those who think otherwise, consider yourself being served with the race card.

Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL

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One thought on “Curious George endorses Obama

  1. I wasn’t so offended by it, especially since I have seen so many “Bush or Chimp” parodies. I do think that it is in rather poor taste though… given the historical stereotyping of African-Americans with apes, monkeys, etc.

    And while we are on the subject… GWB more closely resembles this particular animal:

    http://www.bushorchimp.com/

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