The NY Post Thinks President Obama is a Chimp

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


In Wednesday’s New York Post, a cartoon by Sean Delonas shows a dead chimp and two police officers, one with a smoking gun.

The caption reads:

“They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”

Apparently, the cartoon refers to Travis the chimp, who was shot to death by police in Stamford, CT, on Monday after it brutally mauled a friend of its owner.

The cartoon obviously links the chimp to President Obama, who signed his administration’s economic stimulus plan on Tuesday.

The New York Post is owned by conservative media mogul, Rupert Murdock.

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37 Responses to The NY Post Thinks President Obama is a Chimp

  1. DMason says:

    This isn’t funny. It’s racist and the Post can wiggle and weasel all they want but they knew precisely what they were doing publishing this cartoon.

  2. retahyajyajav says:

    This cartoon is even worse than the New Yorker’s pathetic attempt at parody showing the Obamas as terrorists in Muslim garb last summer.

    The Post should be ashamed of itself for this.

  3. Thanks Chris.

  4. Chris says:

    I don’t think this would have made it into the New Yorker if it was meant to be racist. Anything can be racist these days. Is it not racist to vote for someone just on their skin color and not for their merit or morals? Look at Detroit and New Orleans – they would vote for a black politician over a white one even if the black candidate said he’d kill their first born. There is so much reverse discrimination going on – this cartoon is freaking people out? Why do you think there is so much talk about free states? People are sick of the double standard.

  5. Chris says:

    sorry (above) – meant new york post

  6. Harry says:

    The NY Post never fails to deliver — garbage.

  7. MacDaddy says:

    Chris: you don’t get it. Like the New Yorker, it was intended to play on racism in this country to bring attention to its paper.

    And by the way, Black folks didn’t vote for Obama just because he was Black. The voted for a guy who was smart and had character. They voted for the candidate who was smart and who possesses cool, calm demeanor we need to lead us through the troubled economic times.

    In fact, before South Carolina, pundits were wondering why it was taking Blacks so long to embrace Obama. In fact, most Blacks were set to vote for Hillary. It was only when Bill Clinton and Hillary got nasty questioning Obama’s character and suggesting that he was just another “black candidate” did Blacks begin to vote for Obama. Unlike Like the Clintons, two arrogant people who saw the American landscape and especially the democratic party as their playground to do whatever they wished, they saw in Barack Obama a more worthy candidate because he was smart, had good ideas, and was a man of character.

    He doesn’t have to put others down to show his brilliance and solid character.

  8. Rachel says:

    I’m not so inclined to say the Post’s intentions were sound with this cartoon. They have a track record of journalistic sleaze and they’re not exactly what you would call as friendly to President Obama.

  9. Chris says:

    @macdaddy – you really believe the NY Post is trying to get the .075% natzi sympathizer vote? If anything, they’ll lose money; especially in the northeast.

    Obama, as far as black vote in south carolina, he won by a landslide; so they were easily swayed away from any clinton leanings.

    He got 94% of the black popular vote in this country – 94 freakin’ percent. If McCain got 94% of the white vote there would be riots in the streets. But that would be okay with you because you’ve been brainwashed by this nation’s media.

    As far as his brilliance – he’s a product of affirmative action with NO experience except discussing Marx with his buddies and talking to old people as a community organizer. Smooth talking does not = brilliance. If he’s brilliant than this country’s full of freakin’ geniuses.

    As far as his character – he sat in a racist, US hating church for 20 years and thinks it’s just fine to kill a baby ONE DAY before its due date. Didn’t your mother tell you people would judge by who you hung around, apparently not Barrack’s – Rezko, Ayers? Am I alone here? And when is he going to appoint someone who pays freakin’ taxes?

    And soon people like me will be gagged from speaking on tv or radio or the internet because of the fairness doctrine. Did Bush get rid of Bill Maher? NO. And that lunatic was more vicious than anyone could be because he was on cable.

    The large cities elected him and the rest of the country must suffer – thanks sheople

  10. Chris says:

    I just noticed the title of this post – they’re not saying he’s a chimp – anyone ever here of the saying ‘800 lb gorilla’?

    There’s a deeper meaning here than race?

    The saying ‘The an 800 lb gorilla in the room’ is the same as ‘The elephant in the room’ – it means there’s a huge problem in the room that everyone ignores.

    This cartoon is political, not racial.

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  12. David says:

    Did someone just invent a time machine and transport us back to the 1950s?

  13. More like the 1850s, David.

  14. rastamick says:

    Another red herring in the race hyper-sensitive post election era. O didn’t write the bill that’s not his job. So there’s no insinuation that he’s a chimp gorilla or ape. There is that old freshman philosophy saw about chimps on typewriters eventually typing Shakespeare though if left at it long enough. The fact that Al Sharpton is on site with bullhorn and the smell of the Brawley case still wafting from his process do should tell anyone with a scrap of sense that it’s not a racial cartoon but race opportunists like Big Al will make it one if they get half a chance.

  15. Randy Arroyo says:

    Sorry folks, but as a Hispanic, I’m just not feeling post-racial America. Not when a cartoon appears in a rightwing, anti-Obama rag with an illustration of a chimp. And to the poster who says the cartoon is political and not racial, dude, you must’ve had your eyes and ears covered during the primary. I never saw as much racism in America as the shit aimed at Barack Obama. Racism IS political.

  16. Big Hank says:

    Ignore the poster named “Chris” who left 4 messages here defending the cartoon. I clicked his name and it goes to his blog.

    He’s another Bush apologist. Consider the source.

  17. AmericanThinkTank says:

    “The New York Post is owned by conservative media mogul, Rupert Murdock.”

    It just makes perfect sense that such a post features here!!…..These guys are in the business of just making money.

    Who cares about how other people feel? We just care about our own. What a narrow world perspective.

  18. emcee says:

    Please don’t tell this black man the cartoon wasn’t intended to portray President Obama as a Chimp.

    I’ve spent my whole life dealing with this crap and then having to hear white people tell me I’m too sensitive.

    Christopher, I don’t mean you, brother. You’re the exception.

  19. stradella says:

    The real racist undertone is the chimp getting shot by the cops angle.

    This is as racist as white LA cops on a slow night patrolling Crenshaw and taking bets on how many niggas they can pop.

  20. Panasit (the real one) says:

    We compared the ex president to the chimp too. The only different is, when we did it, it has merit.

    I do think the writer of this cartoon is a big idiot who thinks he’s funny but isn’t. And I do think it IS racist. But think about it, if this cartoon has a different caption that instead say “I guess we have to find someone else to propose a tax cut.” I don’t think anyone will complain.

    Oh wait, they will get arrested.

  21. Chris says:

    Big Hank – I’m no Bush apologist. He wasn’t conservative enough for me. I don’t have to defend someone I never agreed with.

  22. libhomo says:

    All the Fox Networks and Direct TV also are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s evil media empire. Money from all of those properties is used by Murdoch to subsidize the unprofitable Post. It’s been that way for years.

    If you don’t like the New York Post, stop consuming the products that fund it.

  23. Fran says:

    This alleged cartoon sucks. Bad taste.

    Saw a great one of skinny Obama on basketball court, a slew of elephants on 2 legs blocking him & Obama making the 3 point shot (STIM) right over their heads.

  24. Joe in Colorado says:

    These cases always bring out the whack jobs. I ask you to recall Don Imus’ racist comments about “nappy headed hos.” Legions of his fans (mostly white) sprung to his defense to defend the ancient racist. People like Imus and cartoons like the one in the NY Post empower these scoundrels.

  25. feminazi says:

    The NY Post’s cartoonist had an endless supply of images he could have used. How about a simple circle target with the words “Stimulus Package” written on it? There’s no question to me the cartoon is intentionally constructed to associate Obama with a lower primate. Racists are increasingly clever in their efforts to do this sort of thing now that the U.S. has an African American president. By the way, I tried to leave a message on but he’s turned off his own email account. Coward.

  26. VicoDANIEL says:

    Sean Delonas is not only a racist but he’s a blatant homophobe, too.

    Check out this link:

    Look at the cartoon “New Jersey Marriage License.”

    Yep, gays are sheep fuckers.

  27. Mets Fan says:

    I hate the Post. It’s an embarrassment.

    In a city with several dailies to read, I’ve never been able to understand why anyone would buy this rag to read. The only exception is their sports section which is 100 times better than the Times.

  28. Woodcliffe says:


    The NY Post has a troubling history of printing the work of this creep, Sean Delonas, and then they’re left to try and spin it and clean up the after math.

    I’m sure David Duke and his boyfriend got a kick out of the work.

  29. Idaho Librul says:

    Nothing surprises me if Rupert Murdock’s name is attached to it.

    He’s managed to become a billionaire by launching a series of sleazy media outlets and then he has the audacity to say the reality based community and Keith Olbermann treats him unfairly.

  30. Adirondacky says:

    The real disturbing aspect to me is the chimp is getting shot by the police. Like Stradella pointed out above, the intended message to very clear and it isn’t the least bit subtle. The cartoon is, what it is, and it is portraying Obama as a lower primate. How very klan-sational of the NY Post.

  31. Teen LaQueeffa says:

    I miss the days when cartoons made me smile and didn’t raise my blood pressure because they are so offensive.

    Sean Delonas isn’t clever and he isn’t amusing. He’s just another gutter scribbler who is better suited spray painting graffiti on a freeway overpass.

  32. lea-lea says:

    I just listened to KO and he had some media source on that claims Rupert Murdock is not happy with this racist cartoon, as Murdock is a fan of Barack Obama and doesn’t want to close any doors.

    Expect the editor of the NY Post to quietly get fired.

    I wonder what the racists will defend then???

  33. BradFrmPhnx says:

    Pretty tasteless if nothing else.

    The Attorney General says we don’t discuss racism enough. That we are a nation of cowards. Then this cartoon comes along and pins the tail on the donkey.

  34. Patrick says:

    It’s Time For Political IQ Quiz Questions:

    1st Question: The cartoon suggest that the police shot the writer of what major legislation?

    2nd Question: Who wrote that bill?
    Answer: Nancy Pelosi, Dem 8th District of CA.

    3rd Question: Why are you such an idiot.

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  37. RealWorldRadical says:

    People see what they’re looking for: Psych 101. Most people never took Psych 101: Sociology 101.

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