Curious George Makes Appearance At McCain/Palin Rally

Remember the controversy surrounding a Marietta bar owner who made the Obama/Curious George t-shirts?

Well, Curious George made another appearance at a recent McCain/Palin rally in Pennsylvania on October 11, with a racist McCain/Palin supporter holding a Curious George monkey with an Obama sign on its head and calling it “Little Hussein.”

Sadly, McCain/Palin rallys are becoming big attractions for angry racists shouting “terrorist” when Obama’s name is mentioned or even shouts of “kill him” have been heard.

72 comments

  1. Game Fan says:

    Whenever a decent guy comes along (McCain is still a liberal in my book) the extremists tend to show up. And of course in politics all is not what it seems. Learned all about phony protesters over the last couple of years. For example the legendary face off between skinheads and black panthers at a Tancredo ralley. Some of this stuff is definitely scripted.

  2. ChuckEaton says:

    And those hardcore Obama rallies are nothing but spreading the love to McCain and Palin.

    I guarantee you go to an Obama rally in the southside of Chicago, the hatred you would hear spewed out would make the Rev. Wright seem like Mother Teresa

    Just in the past week I heard Rep. John Lewis claim John McCain is the same as George Wallace.

  3. Bill Simon says:

    Rugby,

    Based on the Rodney King riots (i.e., the riots that occurred in LA after the police were acquitted), where several innocent people (mostly white, maybe blacks were killed as well..but I distinctly remember whites getting the brunt of it) were beaten and killed, I equate John Lewis’s outburst as akin to a riot call…and, it reflects on someone (i.e., John Lewis) who to this DAY would like to still get even with the “whites” like George Wallace.

    I am certain, in fact, that people like Sharpton and Lewis et al. despise the whites they have to suffer working with on a daily basis. How am I certain? All I need to do is look at the comment Lewis just made….and his “‘fire hoses” comment back in 2006.

  4. rugby fan says:

    “I am certain, in fact, that people like Sharpton and Lewis et al. despise the whites they have to suffer working with on a daily basis. How am I certain? All I need to do is look at the comment Lewis just made….and his “‘fire hoses” comment back in 2006.”

    So you are trying to figure out people’s hidden thoughts…interesting Bill, very interesting.

  5. The last refuge of Democrats is to cry racism.

    I have no doubt a few rednecks have attended a McCain/Palin rally and had a few choice words to say. To jump from that to saying (as many in the media are saying) that McCain/Palin are gathering racist hordes lusting for Obama’s blood is outrageous and inflammatory.

    These Democrats and Big Media types need to take a look in the mirror. See this post for a list of just a few actions by Democrats and their supporters. And there’s this video of some brave souls who expressed their support for McCain in New York. Warning to those with sensitive ears and stomachs.

  6. Decaturguy says:

    Buzz,

    Republicans created victimhood politics whether its the government out to get them, the media, the “liberal elites”, judges, or the schools out to take away their guns and bibles. So you got booed in some sort of parade in NYC? Boo hoo. You’re such a victim.

    Are you really equating a crowd at which is clearly some sort of a parade booing and hissing at Republicans, with thumbs down and, yes, even middle fingers to that which is going on at McCain/Palin rallies (particularly those where Palin is in attendance) where people are calling the Democratic nominee for President a “terrorist” and that he should be killed? Come on.

  7. Bill Simon says:

    Rugby,

    Ha! I KNEW my comments would draw you out some more.

    So you are trying to figure out people’s hidden thoughts…interesting Bill, very interesting.

    Rugby, people like YOU, Decaturguy, and your entire political party have taught me the necessity of “figuring-out people’s hidden thoughts.”

    The both of you MIGHT recall something called “hate crimes legislation.” You know…when the “hidden thoughts” of the perpretrator while they are engaging in the crime become significant to the jury?

    YOUR party was the one who proposed and passed that legislation.

    Don’t sit there all innocent as if this concept of divining someone’s “hidden thoughts” is a foreign concept. YOU folks (Dems) are the ones who were so concerned with “hidden thoughts” that you made it a law for the jury to figure out if Person A who happened to be black was beaten because the perp had racist feelings toward that person of color.

  8. Bill Simon says:

    Decaturguy,

    Republicans created victimhood politics whether its the government out to get them,

    You are clearly on dope. It has been nothing but the Dems who blame EVERYTHING that happens to them on someone else.

    That the Republicans now do it as well is only a resignation of “why fight it anymore?” Dems have been doing it for years and gotten away with it.

  9. kcordell says:

    This was a caller to C-Span on Sept. 30, ’07.

    “If there was any true justice in this country, the people would drag them [Bush and Cheney] out of the White House, take ’em to the Capitol Mall, and hang ’em by the neck until they are dead, dead, dead.”

    And let us not forget Alec Baldwin calling on Democrats to go to Henry Hyde’s home and “stone him to death.”

  10. Let’s examine what’s happening here. According to a few reporters (who can produce no video evidence of their claims) there is rampant racism and hatred expressed at GOP rallies. One video has been produced and you can sort of hear one guy yell “kill him.” These reporters conclude from this that all Republicans are racists and itching to go on a murderous rampage against Obama and black people in general. Those claims I find outrageous and inflammatory. It’s as if all of the media has become as crazy as Keith Olbermann.

    If you’re looking for me to excuse the behavior of these nuts at McCain/Palin rallies you’ll be disappointed. They’re idiots. However, to pretend that the left in America is blameless, and in fact hasn’t been doing this stuff on a much larger scale for years is naive at best.

    It is typical of Democrats to accuse all (or certainly most) Republicans of being racist
    based on the actions of a few. In this political year the cries of racism have been expanded to include virtually every criticism of Obama.

    I’m not whining and crying about all this. I do endeavor to point out from time to time the outrageous things some Democrats say and do (see here). These nutty leftists have for years called for Bush to be murdered. They parade around with t-shirts showing Bush’s decapitated head, they make movies about it, they dream about, laugh about it.

    They chuckle when Sandra Bernhardt(sp?) wishes for Palin to be gang raped by a bunch of black men (why isn’t Al Sharpton offended by that?), when a congressman from right here in Atlanta compares McCain to George Wallace, and another congressman says Palin doesn’t care if Jews and Blacks are slaughtered. It’s all speaking truth to power don’t you know?

    I could go on and on, but I get exhausted by the sheer volume of hatred oozing from the bowels of America’s left.

    Pull the beam from you’re own eye before you try to pull the splinter out of mine.

  11. rugby fan says:

    It was “Dem legislators”, but certainly not “my Dem legislators”.

    And I’ll bite for this argument and say I’m a Democrat. How does that mean I support hate crimes legislation? Is it simply because I have an allegiance to a party? Or is it only Democrats who have homogeneous beliefs (which would come as a surprise to many Democrats in Georgia)?

  12. Rogue109 says:

    What does this have to do with Georgia? Absolutely nothing, Decaturguy, even with your “reference” to the Marietta restaurant.

  13. rugby fan says:

    Decaturguy vs. Andre was so much more entertaining than Decaturguy vs. the GOP, even if does show some of the more amusing aspects of the Republican base.

  14. John Konop says:

    This looks real bad for McCain/Palin. As I warned many fiscally conservative people do not like the tone of the attacks coming from McCain/Palin. I am not voting for Obama but I cannot vote for McCain.

    Vote for Obama
    McCain lacks the character and temperament to be president. And Palin is simply a disgrace.

    By Christopher Hitchens

    I suppose it could be said, as Michael Gerson has alleged, that the Obama campaign’s choice of the word erratic to describe McCain is also an insinuation. But really, it’s only a euphemism. Anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear had to feel sorry for the old lion on his last outing and wish that he could be taken somewhere soothing and restful before the night was out. The train-wreck sentences, the whistlings in the pipes, the alarming and bewildered handhold phrases—”My friends”—to get him through the next 10 seconds. I haven’t felt such pity for anyone since the late Adm. James Stockdale humiliated himself as Ross Perot’s running mate. And I am sorry to have to say it, but Stockdale had also distinguished himself in America’s most disastrous and shameful war, and it didn’t qualify him then and it doesn’t qualify McCain now.

    The most insulting thing that a politician can do is to compel you to ask yourself: “What does he take me for?” Precisely this question is provoked by the selection of Gov. Sarah Palin. I wrote not long ago that it was not right to condescend to her just because of her provincial roots or her piety, let alone her slight flirtatiousness, but really her conduct since then has been a national disgrace. It turns out that none of her early claims to political courage was founded in fact, and it further turns out that some of the untested rumors about her—her vindictiveness in local quarrels, her bizarre religious and political affiliations—were very well-founded, indeed. Moreover, given the nasty and lowly task of stirring up the whack-job fringe of the party’s right wing and of recycling patent falsehoods about Obama’s position on Afghanistan, she has drawn upon the only talent that she apparently possesses.

    It therefore seems to me that the Republican Party has invited not just defeat but discredit this year, and that both its nominees for the highest offices in the land should be decisively repudiated, along with any senators, congressmen, and governors who endorse them

    http://www.slate.com/id/2202163/

  15. John Konop says:

    The hits keep coming! FROM REDSTATE!

    In the end, I couldn’t do it. My California ballot arrived in the mail today, and I opened it fully intending to vote for John McCain. I filled out the state propositions first — yes on 8, no on everything proposing a new bond or new spending — then the local offices, straight Republican excepting Kevin Johnson for (nonpartisan) Sacramento mayor. Finally, the vote for President of the United States: an academic exercise in California, where Barack Obama will surely win by a crushing margin. But good citizenship demands voting as if it matters. Do I believe in John McCain? Not as much as I used to. Do I believe in Sarah Palin? Despite my early enthusiasm for her, now not at all. Do I believe in the national Republican Party? Not in the slightest — even though I see no meaningful alternative to it. So, my choice for President in 2008, scrawled in my ballot as an act of futile protest, is Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. If nothing else, I am confident this is the first of several votes I will cast for him in years to come.

    http://joshuatrevino.com/?p=681

  16. Decaturguy says:

    If John Lewis is such a white person hating, racist, then why at the Saddleback Forum back in August did John McCain list Lewis as one of the three people, with Gen. Patraeus and Meg Whitman, he would rely on heavily in his Administration?

  17. Decaturguy says:

    On hate crimes laws, noone who supports hate crimes laws is trying to prove anyone’s “hidden thoughts” when they commit a crime,Bill. That is just plain STUPID.

    In order to be convicted of a hate crime, you have to have some evidence that a crime was motivated out of racial hatred towards white people, for example. What makes an act of terrorism that kills someone more than just murder? Or do you believe that terrorist acts that kill someone should just be prosecuted as murder and not throw in terrorism charges? I mean, who are we to try to find out what the person who committed the act was thinking?

    The reality is that people are convicted of crimes based on motivation every single day. What is the difference between first degree murder and second degree murder? A second degree murder lacks malice aforethought. How do we find out whether there was malice aforethought or not? Usually, we have to find out what the criminal’s motivation is.

  18. StevePerkins says:

    For all the crap that Libertarians get about being weirdos, the two major parties each have a healthy handful of absolute LOONIES showing up at their rallies. Always have. I don’t really understand the back-and-forth with each side arguing over whether their respective bad apples are more or less loony than the other’s.

    The media controversy about “that one” being a racial slur is a don’t-know-whether-to-laugh-or-cry kind of thing.

  19. Three Jack says:

    konop, how many times are you going to state that you’re not voting for mccain? we know already.

  20. Bucky Plyler says:

    Decaturguy,

    Your post has gotten many responses. There’s all kind of Curious George kind of stuff at any political rally.

    * plants from other candidates
    *crazy folks that show up
    *Queer magazine reporters (got that one from one of your links) (certainly no agenda in reporting there)
    * and then worst all all the fair & balanced main line media reporters (plenty of agenda there)

    I’ve heard people say the same things about Bush. So, if folks think Bush is a monkey then probably it would be easy for folks to think Obama’s a monkey too.

    I’ve also heard folks say that Bush ought to be strung up, too.

    If you are tired of the race card, then quit bringing it up! There will always be somebody that wants to play it.

    This white boy don’t want to play.

  21. Bill Simon says:

    Vote for Obama
    McCain lacks the character and temperament to be president. And Palin is simply a disgrace.

    By Christopher Hitchens

    From the man who writes books titled “God is Not Great” we have his opinions on what America should be like.

    John, perhaps you’ll next quote the Shah of Iran’s opinion on McCain?

  22. John Konop says:

    Bill

    I disagree with Christopher Hitchens on his views about religion. Yet he is one on of the most respected fiscal consecutive mind in the country. The GOP cannot win with just religious conservatives bottom line.

  23. rugby fan says:

    You do know Hitchens is pretty pro-America and regularly defends American policies?

    But I guess because he is an atheist that means he can’t have any rational thought?

  24. Bill Simon says:

    Hitchens’ book attacks religion as the root of all evil. That’s fine. BUT, he didn’t title his book that way.

    He’s not only an atheist, he’s a rabid atheist to the point where THAT state of mind becomes his own form of a religion. I don’t trust the thoughts of men like that at all.

  25. Rick Day says:

    (shrugs) what do you expect from the “party of NASCAR Dads” and “Sockey Moms?”

    They are your nuts. Roast them before they roast you.

  26. umustbekidding says:

    You’d think Dems don’t do anything with there family besides, of course, making fun of us.

  27. umustbekidding says:

    I am going with the plant idea Buckey had.

    The Obama camp wants so badly for the McCain rallies to look racist so they send their own.

  28. Rick Day says:

    For the record, I am not a Democrat. And I am no more a liberal than you republicans are conservative.

    I want to hear a Republican come out and deny that race has absolutely anything to do with the majority of white voters who are voting for McCain.

    All this WHINING about how UNFAIR life is, (coupled with rants that are 90% anti O and 10% pro Mc is pretty much going to get me to vote like one, unfortunately.)

    Ya’ll remind me of the bad guy wrestler. You know, the one, who after cheating and illegalities upon the good guy wrestler, sticks his hand out to the good guy in…friendship?

    Ask a veteran of current wars what the term Whisky Whisky Mike Popa Hotel means.

  29. bowersville says:

    As soon as you idiots figure out that only Republicans can be racist or sexist, the better off you’ll be.

    Forget the Palin is a cont(sp) t-shirt at the Obama rally.

  30. Decaturguy says:

    Rick,

    The truth is that the Republicans have devolved into the party of victimhood and are a bunch of whiners … everyone is out to get them whether it is “liberal judges” or the “liberal media,” regardless of what that nimwit Bill says. This is not the Republican Party circa 1975, is is the 2000 victimhood party. Instead of taking personal responsiblity for their screw ups it is always someone else’s fault.

  31. bowersville says:

    Republicans aren’t the victims, we are the party of George Wallace.

    Regardless of what Bill says, we are racist.

  32. rugby fan says:

    Being intellectually honest.

    Oh wait, no one has ever done that.

    In all seriousness bowersville, care to guess why the Wallace family is now Republican (or why George left the Democratic Party except for his final runs for Governor)?

  33. bowersville says:

    No, why did George Wallace leave the Democratic party. Please give me the enlightenment oh enlightened one so I can have the light of freedom from guilt shine on me.

    Please lay your hand on my forehead so I can see, oh please. Let me get over this white guilt trip I’m on.

  34. rugby fan says:

    Not saying you have any white guilt, just saying, if you are going to bring up the Democratic Party of 40 years ago to explain its ethical lapses, it would likely be a worthwhile exercise to discuss why those racists and their political heirs ran to the GOP which welcomed them with open arms.

    Or not.

  35. umustbekidding says:

    Victims? Well then democrats are the party of “projecting”. What ever they are doing wrong they put it on the GOP. I guess you could call that spin too.

    BTW – I am not a member of either party. I am a Libertarian. Which means I go both ways. HA!

  36. bowersville says:

    Which individual racist ran to the current GOP? Name them. Who are the racist and their political heirs? The whiteys because they are Republican? Yes, that makes any Republican a racist. I get your point.

    You skipped over the George Wallace question you asked about why George Wallace left the Democratic party. Oh, yeah, I forgot, he ran as an Independent.

  37. Dave Bearse says:

    The GOP has been home for white racists, an increasingly small minority within the party, since the late 60’s, so names don’t come to mind easily as guys like Strom Thurmond are dying or dead, bville.

  38. bowersville says:

    Explain to me how Strom Thurmond is/was a racist and Senator KKK Byrd the Democrat of Weat Virginia isn’t? Give me a clue so I can understand your ignorant bias?

  39. Bill Simon says:

    “The GOP has been home for white racists, an increasingly small minority within the party, ”

    “small minority.” And, just how does one “kick them out”, Rugby? It’s a free country and racist mo’-fo’s can do anything they darn well please.

    BUT…oh, that’s right…the Dems are all just warm and loving people with no crazies being a member of that party, are there?

  40. bowersville says:

    Well Bearse, tell me how Senator Robert KKK Byrd of West Virginia. a Democrat, isn’t a racist and please tell me how Republican Strom Thurmond was a racist?

    You won’t because you can’t just like RF, because RF is a bigot.

  41. bowersville says:

    First, let me say this. If George W Bush and Barack Obama turned their back to the flashlight and had their shadow shined upon the wall, they both would appear as curious George, and with that racism aside on my part:

    McCain said Obama is a family man, a man you need not be afraid of.

    What has Obama said, nothing.

    Obama doesn’t hold a light to Hosea Williams, must less MLK. Jr. John Lewis is a piece of doo-doo if he believes McCain is a racist and Obama holds a light to MLK,Jr. or HW.

  42. umustbekidding says:

    A curious George shirt is wrong but consantly questioning Gov. Palin’s intelligence is right?
    I think the shirt is bad. (My black brother laughed at it) I also believe the Democrats portrayal of Palin as a ditsy, beauty queen is more insulting.
    There has been a constant effort to make this election about race. It is not but the dems bring it up every chance they get. It is almost as if they need to reassure themselves that he is black. (since that is the part of his family tree he decided to ackowledge – forget the white and arabic)
    The GOP has a great woman on the ticket and the dems can’t stand it. They have never had a woman in their party that anyone even liked! So they make fun of her like she is the Elect Barbie doll. Being a conservative woman this makes me mad.

  43. John Konop says:

    This behavior will hurt the GOP for years similar to what happen to Democrats with Al Sharpton wing. I talk to many business guys like myself across the country and most feel very uncomfortable like me on what they see what is going on at the McCain/Palin really.

    Most of us are color or gender blind to the person we only focus on the deal. I am very against Affirmative Action but would fight for equal opportunity for all.

    The terrorist and Muslim attacks make it hard for many of us to associate with the GOP. Not only is it wrong it is bad for business. I can politically disagree with someone and still be friends and do business deals, but when you cross the line it makes it very hard.

  44. bowersville says:

    I’m glad business people are upset with what’s going on at the McCain/Palin rallies. That means the business people need a socialist bailout as most other crooks do.

    Nothing like promising people the moon and delivering the cheese for the rats..

  45. Dave Bearse says:

    Bowersville:

    The late reply because I called it a night after the post…..

    I’d say it’s sinificant that Thurmond the Dixiecrat candidate for President said:

    “I wanna tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that there’s not enough troops in the army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the nigra race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches.”

    He conducted the longest filibuster by a single Senator against the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and never explicitly repudiated being a segregationist.

    I answered your question that opended a post that didn’t mention Democrats hence no need for me to acknowledge or name Democrat racists. I think it’s clear you know that the GOP has been the home of white racists since the 60’s when you overlook my stating they were a small and shrinking minority within the GOP, only to changd the subject to Byrd and Democrats.

  46. bowersville says:

    Dave, with due respect, which one of us idiots from Georgia voted for Strom?

    Now, tell me how Robert Byrd, the former Ku Klux Klaner gets a pass in your world?

    You can’t because you sir are a biased racist bigot.

  47. Wavy says:

    Wow, the GOP would be proud of the ignorant logic their supporters are throwing around on Peach Pundit.

    “I’m going to go with Bill’s plant idea” – umustbekidding

    What you should be saying is that they’re are going to be nutjobs in every party, this is going to happen. The fact that this is shouted is a big shock considering the intelligence of a voter base that supports his asinine philosophies and her utter cluelessness.

    The biggest concern should be McCain or Palin stoking that pitch fork mentality, which they do by constantly playing the ‘pals with terrorists’ card or the ‘Obama is dangerous’ card. It was nice to see McCain finally get fed up with the idiocy of conservatives at his own rally.

  48. umustbekidding says:

    Wavy
    Actually it was Buckey’s idea, not Bill’s.

    Have you been to one of McCain’s Rallies?
    I doubt it. You are probably getting your info for CNN or NBC.

    The Obama crowd is constantly playing the race card. And his rallies show people in t-shirts that say some pretty crued stuff. So who is ” stoking that pitch fork mentality”?

  49. Dave Bearse says:

    Bowersville….

    You begin your reply with “due respect”, call me an idiot, and conclude by calling me a biased racist bigot because I had simply stated there were a small and shrinking minority of racists in the GOP, and that I thought you knew that even if you wouldn’t admit it.

    Lighten up, the hostility revealed in your posts isn’t good for your health.

  50. Bill Simon says:

    Dave,

    Actually…I would say that hostility presented online is a much safer outlet than NOT releasing that anger in a safe environment…and, instead, keeping it locked inside until you just decide to let it loose at a less safe time or place.

  51. Doug Deal says:

    Dave,

    So then you are prepared to say that the Democratic party is the home to a number of racists as well?

    Bill,

    Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick …

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