As high as the racial climate is in America today, you have to wonder about the mental state of someone that would come right out and say something so racially insensitive that it appears to be begging for backlash.

Especially someone running for a seat in the state Senate.

But then again, you have to consider the fact that such a person, in this case at least, is a republican. Ladies and gentlemen I am talking about Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan, who sent a tweet telling Harris-Perry to “keep your stinking paws off my kid, you damned dirty ape.”

Coughlan made the comment in response to an ad that MSNBC news anchor Melissa Harris-Perry made in which she made reference to the need for communities, not just parents, to take responsibility for the well-being of children.

“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children: ‘Your kid is yours, and totally your responsibility,’” Harris-Perry says in the ad that remains controversial among conservatives.

Coughlan has since insisted that he did not know the celebrated anchor was black and that he didn’t mean anything racist by his tweet, saying that he was just quoting from the movie Planet of the Apes.

“I don’t watch MSNBC,” he told the Daily News. “I don’t know about their stories or their journalists.”

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7 thoughts on “Melissa Harris-Perry Called ‘Dirty Ape’ By New York Comptroller

  1. Joe Valdez on said:

    Wasn’t Melissa Harris Perry who made fun of Mitt Romney’s Daughter adopting a Black Baby ????
    Melissa is a Mulattres and hardly qualify as Black . Only stupid African and European American believe this . Why didn’t you mention the racist remarks articulated by African American Boxer Maywheather against Philippine great Manny Paquiao or Cincinnati boxer Adrian Bonner against Mexicans ?? These two Black Bigot Boxers should both be banned from sports. Only Adrian Bonner was . By the way both punks took good beating from a Latino fighter Maidana.

  2. Honestly on said:

    Tell the cave n!@@er coughlan to keep his sh!t hole closed and that the space between his mouth and nose. These feces smelling neanderthal apes feel it is a given right to insult Nubian people.

  3. pac4me on said:

    In order for him to respond to the ad, he had to see it so he knew exactly what she looked like. He meant every word he said, as that is the level of his mentality. Republican politicians have been racist from years back, but once a black man became president it has become a free for all – say whatever it is that you feel and nothing will happen

  4. James R. on said:

    I’ve never known a damn dirty ape to make comments are talk, if he spoke to and ape he could get a good job at the zoo’s. Jim Coughlan meant what he said, and to whom he addressed it to. If he’s going around tweeting the Planet of the Apes, he’s got serious issues.

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