I hate it when liberals slur conservatives as less than human by calling them Neanderthals or, in this case, "simian," which American Prospect editor Mike Tomasky used to describe a Republican Senate candidate:
Note that on the flag-burning amendment, Robert Byrd voted against.
Even though he’s from red West Virginia. Even though Jay Rockefeller voted yea. Even though he’s involved in a potentially tough reelection campaign against a simian blowhard from my hometown named John Raese who will demagogue this to death.
Here's Merriam-Webster Online's definition of simian: "of, relating to, or resembling monkeys or apes."
Do you think Tomasky would like it if someone used that word to refer to African Americans? So why is it ok to describe conservatives as "resembling monkeys or apes"?