Originally Posted by Josh
I can't even believe this. OBAMA DID NOT WRITE THE STIMULUS BILL! How anyone can say that is a racially prejudiced cartoon is beyond me. Bush was called Hitler (most peoples idea of the worst person ever), a criminal, A MONKEY, an idiot, a ignorant hillbilly, and a bunch of other things. Not to mention a movie was made about assassinating him. This country is done.
You're absolutely correct. President Obama did not write the stimulus bill, but it's his reputation that's directly linked to it. When concerns over it's validity arise, he's the one that's brought to the limelight by the media. Not the actual writer(s) of the bill.
Yes, President Bush was called Hitler, and that's really uncalled for. When the insults were hurled about President Bush, not too many people made a public response to it........with all that said, the cartoon is NOT DIRECTED AT THE ACTUAL WRITER(S) OF THE STIMULUS BILL! The cartoon, in it's stereotypical interpretation, is pointed at President Obama. There's no denying that, is there?
I, personally, don't think that the cartoon was done in good taste. If Spike Lee wants to call for a "celebrity imposed" ban on The New York Post, it's his right to do so, the same as it's your right to say that 'this country is done'.