Oh, Florida Man. You racist, RACIST fuckhead:
Lake County Republican Committeeman Ralph Smith posted an image of Valerie Jarrett and a character from “Planet of the Apes” on Facebook with the caption, “And the issue with Roseanne is?”
Barr’s tweet likening Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a “Planet of the Apes” actor sparked nationwide criticism and prompted ABC to cancel its reboot of the comedy show “Roseanne.”
The Daily Commercial in Leesburg, Florida, published a story Wednesday quoting Smith as saying that he thought the comparison was “funny.”
Smith deleted his post Wednesday. On a radio show he hosts, he said he doesn’t care about a person’s color, only their values.
Well, Ralphie, I’m glad to hear that…because your values are shit.
And of course, Florida Woman just HAD to chime in, too:
Susan Goldstein, who served as Florida state representative for western Broward County from 2004 to 2006, took to Facebook after the Roseanne scandal and compared President Obama to a cartoon monkey, reports the Miami New Times.
First, she denounced the double standard in the public discourse that allows comedians to compare Donald Trump to an orangutan, but slams Roseanne Barr for comparing Valerie Jarrett, a black woman, to an ape. Then she brought former President Barack Obama into it.
“And I truly think Obama resembles the Curious George cartoon, who I think is an adorable character,” Goldstein wrote on Facebook. “Curious George that is. That is what my eyes see. And I am not racist, and there is not mean-spirited intent in my observation. But I can’t say it. Double standard.”
A reporter for New Times prompted Goldstein to elaborate. Her response was, “this is why people hate the press.”
No, Little Susie…this is why people hate YOU.
And this is why we’re all side-eyeing Florida right now. I don’t know what’s in the water down there, but I’m pretty sure it’s NOT Ambien.