Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Roy Blunt and the Monkey Rule

Presented without comment or judgement.

You decide.

This is what Roy Blunt felt like he needed to say to the Family Research Council, Focus On The Family, Value Voters Summit, and conservatives in general.

He thought it would be appropriate to compare an anecdote about the efforts of British occupation forces in India at the turn of the century to build a golf course (that was frustrated by monkeys throwing golf balls) to the current political environment in Washington.

Is that appropriate?

Not a comment. Just a question.


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Bull E. Vard said...

Uh-oh, my 2 year old boy has monkeys on his shirt. Now I have to disown him for being a racist.

Xavier Onassis said...

Bull - As long as your 2 year old isn't pointing to the monkeys on his shirt and saying "LOOK! It's President Obama!" (which is essentially what Roy Blunt was doing), I think you're OK.

I Travel for JOOLS said...

Bizarre thought process you have, but understandable if one knows that accusing conservatives as being racist is the current modus operandi of the liberals.

Olentangy said...


Yes, used in a political environment where we have the first black president, using anything like monkey, primate, ape is offensive given the historical racist depictions of black people as such. There is no reason to use any monkey reference in a speech...he should have used a different comparison.