Washington State Mayor Calls Obama “Monkey Man” & First Lady “Gorilla Face”

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Washington state’s Airway Heights City Council have asked Mayor Patrick Rushing to step down after calling President Obama “Monkey Man” and the first lady “Gorilla Face“, though the mayor is refusing to do so.

According to the Washington Star News [1]:

“I made a mistake. I owned up to my mistake,” Rushing said. “If I do resign that’s admitting I’m a racist and I’m not,” the Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday. “I will not step down. But I will do everything I can to turn the tide around,” the mayor said, as reported by KHQ-TV, an NBC affiliate in Spokane, Washington.

Deputy Mayor Kevin Richey first became aware of the comments July 10 and reported them to City Manager Albert Tripp, the Spokesman-Review reported. The full comment from Rushing’s Facebook post was reported by KHQ as saying: “Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that. The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears. LOL.”

Many members of the Airway Heights community were outraged by the comments, calling them racist for referring to the president and first lady as sub-humans.

“It’s just playful back and forth banter that my friends and I do,” said Rushing when he was asked to respond to the comments.

Deputy City Manager and Police Chief Lee Bennett said he was very disappointed by Rushing’s remarks. In response to the mayor’s claim that he wasn’t being racist, Bennett said: “I can tell you that in the matter of public opinion they were racist (comments). When you become a public figure I’m no longer Lee Bennett, citizen. I’m Police Chief Bennett,” the Spokesman-Review reported.

The City Council voted 5-1 in favor of asking Rushing to resign. However, because Rushing was elected, the City Council cannot force him to resign.


[1] http://www.washingtonstarnews.com/news/mayor-calls-first-lady-gorilla-face-obama-monkey-man/


  1. No reason to resign! You don’t like what he said? TOO BAD!!! Opinions are like buttwholes – everyone has them and they always stink to “someone”! Just because some boys live stinky buttwholes does not mean we all do, BUTT we ALL are compelled by law to tolerate the little perverts, even though we don’t like them! At work we must PRETEND we can tolerate their pervert choices, whilst laughing at them behind their backs! So, they go on believing more people are IN FAVOR of their stinky dipstick preference, not knowing they are as disgusting and despised as ever! SO – If someone makes an HONEST observation on the appearance of asamabama and Michael obummer, that is THEIR RIGHT to do so! Ask them to apologize? Maybe! Tell them to resign? Kiss off!

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