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This is what seems to have happened: Editorial cartoonist reads headlines about President Obama's major legislative accomplishment—the passage of the stimulus bill. Editorial cartoonist reads headlines about a savage chimpanzee attack on a woman in Connecticut, which eventually resulted in police having to shoot the chimp). Editorial cartoonist mulls. Editorial cartoonist develops a concept from the resulting mishmash inside his idiot head. Editorial cartoonist produces this clusterfuck of a cartoon, which appeared in the New York Post today:

Sam Stein writes:
The drawing, from famed cartoonist Sean Delonas, is rife with violent imagery and racial undertones. In it, two befuddled-looking police officers holding guns look over the dead and bleeding chimpanzee that attacked a woman in Stamford, Connecticut.

"They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill," reads the caption.

An email to Delonas and a call to the New York Post went unreturned. The cartoon appears both on the New York Post website and page 12 of the Wednesday paper.

At its most benign, the cartoon suggests that the stimulus bill was so bad, monkeys may as well have written it. Others believe it compares the president to a rabid chimp. Either way, the incorporation of violence and (on a darker level) race into politics is bound to be controversial. Perhaps that's what Delonas wanted.
And nothing's more awesome than piquing racial hatred to stir up a little controversy. It's so "edgy."

If it wasn't deliberate, the ignorance is astounding.

[H/T to Shaker NWHiker.]

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