When Conservatives on Yahoo call Michelle Obama a "gorilla", does that have racist connotations?

I see a lot of Conservatives (like Gertrude T. Gass) comparing the First Lady to a gorilla -- and a lot of Cons who answer will agree. These are the same Cons who claim race has nothing to do with their hatred of the President and his wife. There's even a Conservative with a Michelle Obama avatar with the... show more I see a lot of Conservatives (like Gertrude T. Gass) comparing the First Lady to a gorilla -- and a lot of Cons who answer will agree. These are the same Cons who claim race has nothing to do with their hatred of the President and his wife.

There's even a Conservative with a Michelle Obama avatar with the Screen name "Want a Banana?"

Why are Conservatives so jealous of a Black family more successful & accomplished than they are?
Update: Stephanie: Why would anyone be against eating right? And Michelle Obama is forcing no one -- she is merely encouraging it, to children in particular. Did you criticize Laura Bush for "telling us what to read?" All First Ladies have a social initiative -- Liberals never criticized Republican First Ladies... show more Stephanie: Why would anyone be against eating right? And Michelle Obama is forcing no one -- she is merely encouraging it, to children in particular.

Did you criticize Laura Bush for "telling us what to read?"

All First Ladies have a social initiative -- Liberals never criticized Republican First Ladies for it. Conservatives criticize Michelle Obama for it because this time it's a Black woman doing it.

Now, you're likely not doing it because of her race, but you are blindly following what was first spread by AM radio hosts and right-wing bloggers, many who had an underlying racial motive behind their attacks.
Update 2: MTR: You're not a Liberal.
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