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Now, come on, Drew. You know, as well as I, that no one can confront a black politician about anything or refer to a black politician as any character without being called a racist pig. But, black people get a free pass to perpetrate racism, everyday. No one need to look any further than Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or that racist pig, himself, Rev. Wright.

While he makes his point very poorly, he still has a point. For years, there have been those that likened Bush to a monkey because he has physical attributes that appear 'ape like'. Now, when someone makes the same comparison to Obama, it's considered racist, because 'racists' have, in the past, referred to black people as 'monkeys'. I can understand that. But, in todays politics, one has to have a thick skin, lest their little feelings get hurt by incidents such as this one. I don't like the comparison, either. But I didn't like it any better when Bush was compared to a monkey. The best thing Obama could do to spite the assholes selling these shirts would be to walk up to them, buy one, change into it and wear it. That would get their craw worse than anything.

I don't recall anyone comparing Clinton to any animal species, but you are free to correct me, if I'm wrong. I have seen hundreds of cartoons depicting Bush with a side skewed lip, huge ears and beady eyes. It will be interesting to see if Obama will be portrayed with his huge ears in political cartoons. I suspect most references to his physical characteristics will be deemed off limits to most newspapers and cartoonists. Watch and see.
Bush was compared to a monkey because he is stupid. Obama is compared to a monkey because he is black. Is that too hard for you to figure out?

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Bush was compared to a monkey because he is stupid. Obama is compared to a monkey because he is black. Is that too hard for you to figure out?
If that's where your dots connect, maybe you should use a pencil instead of pen.

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Why not listen to the guy who made the shirt?
He said he printed them up because of Obama's physical attributes.
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That's racist.

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That's racist.
That's why you linked up to it, or did you miss that because you're not really a racist?
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That's racist.
Exactly.
That was the point.
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It's the whole nod/wink/denial thing that gets to me.
Like the "no, I wasn't talking about Obama with the appeasment comment."
It's childish. If that's how you feel, just fucking say it.

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That's racist.
I would agree with those comments which state that YOU are racist.

Here is more proof to buttress that claim:

By using the chimp image as your sparkling new avatar, it would appear that you are proud of that posture.

So much that you derive some pleasure by trying to rub everyone's face in it here.

Have fun with that.

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