Yesterday, I wrote about a Washington Post
editorial cartoonist frothing, untalented hack who thought it was amusing to draw the little, innocent daughters of Texas’ first Hispanic senator as monkeys. I also explored Twitter a bit to see what kind of reactions the drawing, which was yanked by the Washington Post without an apology or so much as an acknowledgment of the racism shitbaggery contained therein, was getting.
The reactions from the left were predictable.
@thehill the over reaction is staggering. Ted used his family like props and complains when he gets called on it.
— Jim Stewart (@StuOutside) December 23, 2015
You mean like this? Yeah, I can certainly see how using your family in a political ad makes little children fair game. I mean, those evil politicians! If they stick their kids out there as props, they certainly deserve to be portrayed as organ grinder’s monkeys, right?
Would everyone be overreacting if a cartoonist drew that?
You don’t think so?
Then shut the fuck up, Sparky.
I asked another leftist sow if she thought the “Planet of the Apes” quip Univision talk show host was funny after she opined about how amusing the cartoon was and how Ted Cruz was threatening Telnaes in retaliation (utter lie).
Her response – as expected – was completely incoherent.
First, she claimed it was “criminal of U.” I think she may have been drinking at the time.
Then, she garbled something about fashion criticism, which made me think she was smoking a blunt about the size of one of her elephantine legs.
And then, she passed full retard at top speed and ran right into full turnip with this:
All this in an effort to defend the indefensible – a racist attack on a couple of tiny little kids. And by the way, this creature apparently has a PhD in English.
I don’t have a PhD in English, but if I’m getting this straight, she thought Figueroa’s comment about FLOTUS was criminal. But it was OK, because it was fashion criticism, and therefore expected to be “simplistic,” but still criminal… or something… And it’s not like the First Lady could do anything about it anyway, because she’s “the one with power,” or something…
Go home, Anna. You’re drunk. (And given the fact that you’re Russian, born in Moscow, according to your IMDB profile, is it any wonder? How’s it feel to be stereotyped, you sow?)
And speaking of drunk, the froth-flecked, barely coherent Gawker decided to rear its tiny dick out of the swamp of irrelevancy and wade into the “controversy” with this “astute” observation. (And by “astute,” I mean “window-licking, helmet-wearing, cross-eyed, drooling moronic.”)
Ted Cruz jumping all over an ultimately harmless political cartoon in the hopes of dominating a meaningless one-day news cycle is nothing if not entirely predictable, but—but!—Ted Cruz has spoken about the sanctity of political cartoons before, and wouldn’t you believe that he struck a different chord?
Back in January of this year, politicians across the partisan and global spectrum used the Charlie Hebdo attacks as a way of asserting themselves as anti-terror chest-thumpers and, often, newfound free speech advocates. Among those was Ted Cruz, who, as ex-Medium cartoonist Matt Bors points out, defended political cartoons as a vital part of democratic society.
Survey says: DOUCHE!
Newsflash! you can defend free speech and expression and still criticize a cartoonist for having the bad taste to attack innocent children without hypocrisy involved.
Calling an indecent act indecent is in no way equivalent to censoring it, or threatening the paper, for that matter.
There’s a difference between having the right to do something, which Ted Cruz defended after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and being a dick by depicting someone’s kids as monkeys, which Cruz condemned, but in no way threatened the said dick’s right to draw.
Then there was this genius, who did so many mental acrobatics and contortions to try and defend Telnaes, that it made my eyes cross! Apparently, it’s OK to attack little children if they’re TALKING.
I was blocked by this coward after this exchange. I know… here’s my shocked face.
To be fair, there were quite a few what appear to be leftists, who also condemned the cartoon as disgusting and racist, and I’m glad. Innocent kids should never be the target of bullying adults who are looking for political points!
And speaking of using kids as political props…