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Saturday, September 08, 2018

Gillum Raises $1 Million After Media Gin Up ‘Monkey’ Controversy

Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) reportedly raised $1 million in the 24 hours after he secured his party’s gubernatorial nomination.

The morning after Gillum won his primary, the mainstream media did all they could to brand Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis as a racist for saying he hoped Floridians will not “monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda.”

The Hill noted on Thursday evening that “the $1 million cash infusion signals that donors, large and small, may be prepared to rally behind Gillum” as the left-wing Tallahassee mayor faces off against DeSantis in what may be the marquee race of the 2018 midterm cycle.



Anonymous said...

Floridians are you really this stupid?

Anonymous said...

From the Urban Dictionary:

Monkey up
Mess something up. Probably influenced by similar phrases like "monkey around with," "monkey business," and "throw a monkey wrench into." Possibly used as a euphemism for "muck up" by people who consider that already-euphemistic phrase too similar to "fuck up."

The phrase does not have any racial implications, though some have called it a "racist dog-whistle" referring to black people. The dog-whistle metaphor is apt because only a racist who secretly equates monkeys with black people would hear this phrase as having a racial dimension.
"The more you try to do certain things, the more you monkey it up." (Henry Homeyer, "Notes from the Garden," 2003)

"All I did was monkey it up." (filmmaker Kevin Smith, "My Boring-Ass Life," 2007)

"The last thing we need to do is monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state." (Congressman Ron DeSantis, 2018)

A: "I've never heard the phrase 'monkey something up'."
B: "That's funny because it has more than 400,000 Google hits, even excluding the quote from Ron DeSantis."
A: "You're right. My Internet research shows it's disproportionately used on repair-related forums, like 'I'm betting the alignment shop monkeyed it up' and 'You monkeyed it up with the vise jaws.' This supports the association with 'monkey wrench' and further discredits the claim that 'monkey up' is a racial slur."

Anonymous said...

My dad used to use that phrase when talking about the quality of some of the products that were produced at his industrial wire factory. It made perfect sense to me and still does. I have no mental picture of a black person doing what caused the problem, but one of an actual monkey twiddling with the dials of the machine made it clear that somebody screwed up.

Anonymous said...

No we're not. I voted for DeSantis but it looks like the media wants a black governor just like they wanted a black President. Pray for Florida.

Anonymous said...

704 say GOODBYE to your tax free income. He said he will raise all corporate tax also no matter the size of the cooperation.... 55 plus community's are going to be done for. Guns are gone and socialized healthcare will be put into effect paid for by Florida residents Medicare.