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"he is playing with Mao, not endorsing Mao"

Yeah, sure! So here's another Amerikkka-hating, fund-raising "friend of Obama."

Shepard Fairey is the artist who designed the official fund-raising set of Obama : Hope / Change / Progress posters, like this one:

Fairey has a company ("Obey") that produces his own artwork, such as these.
See Fairey's website: http://www.thegiant.org/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Prints



Obama has written Fairey that he admires "the political messages involved in your work."



If Obama does win in November, I wouldn't be surprised if this guy becomes his administration's "Artist Laureate." Can you imagine him as the Artistic Director for the Inauguration ceremonies?


1 posted on 05/20/2008 4:04:13 PM PDT by Dajjal
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Earlier posts about Shepard Fairey:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006110/posts
The Art of Politics ["Obey Obama"]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006109/posts
Shepard Fairey: Obey Obama [Obama's official poster-maker loves Stalin, Mao, etc.]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2001809/posts
Obama's Posters: Message in the Image

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1985882/posts
A Style of Obama Poster Not Likely To Be Widely Imitated



2 posted on 05/20/2008 4:05:28 PM PDT by Dajjal
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Writers for the Clout column in the Philadelphia Daily News said "the Soviet-style heroic Obama, the use of a single word HOPE" reminded them of George Orwell's "1984" and Big Brother....

Glad I'm not the only one who thought he is a stinkin' commie pinko ...
3 posted on 05/20/2008 4:07:29 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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A striaght up marxist artist and a straight up marxist politician. It’s obvious why the obamanation loves it.


4 posted on 05/20/2008 4:08:47 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: narses; Pyro7480; NYer; Salvation; AdmSmith; Aquinasfan; Siobhan; Maeve; XR7; SJackson; ...
Friend-of-Obama ping

(Barf alert)

6 posted on 05/20/2008 4:10:27 PM PDT by Dajjal
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Awesome video:

The same kind of terrorists who support Obama did this:
http://www.frugalsites.net/911/attack/
Never apologize for them.
Never appease them.
Never forget.


7 posted on 05/20/2008 4:11:13 PM PDT by cyberella
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Suited to the pages of Pravda, this guy may be working in the White House. Never thought I’d see the day.


9 posted on 05/20/2008 4:15:21 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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10 posted on 05/20/2008 4:15:52 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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12 posted on 05/20/2008 4:16:37 PM PDT by Parmenio
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Fairey stole two concepts from the movie THEY LIVE. Both of them are subliminal messages, one is OBEY, the other is THIS IS YOUR GOD.

And that is the Obama campaign in a nutshell. They hired this red dupe to give them a campaign that could be wheatpasted in public places overnight (even in Obama’s personal letter to Shepherd, he mentioned the power of seeing one of Fairey’s stickers on a stop sign).


14 posted on 05/20/2008 4:21:54 PM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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15 posted on 05/20/2008 4:24:53 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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17 posted on 05/20/2008 4:27:35 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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Obama has a plank in his platform for artists

http://www.barackobama.com/issues/additional/Obama_FactSheet_Arts.pdf

Barack Obama: A Champion for Arts and Culture
A Platform In Support of the Arts

[excerpt]
Create an Artist Corps: Barack Obama supports the creation of an "Artist Corps" of young artists trained to work in low-income schools and their communities. Studies in Chicago have demonstrated that test scores improved faster for students enrolled in low-income schools that link arts across the curriculum than scores for students in schools lacking such programs.

I assume this government funded "Artist Corps" Obama is going to create will be the ones drawing the pictures of the Glorious People's Tractor plowing the land ....

18 posted on 05/20/2008 4:29:41 PM PDT by Dajjal
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Great parodies of Fairey at the Peoples' Cube:

http://thepeoplescube.com/red/viewtopic.php?t=1884
Hope, Dope, Grope, and Other Obamunist Posters
by Commissar Maksim

19 posted on 05/20/2008 4:33:06 PM PDT by Dajjal
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Fairey is having trouble on another front: the estates of some artists whose work he has been "appropriating" are not amused and see Fairey as a plagiarist.

http://www.art-for-a-change.com/Obey/index.htm
Obey Plagiarist Shepard Fairey
by Mark Vallen

20 posted on 05/20/2008 4:35:28 PM PDT by Dajjal
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Why don't we seize the opportunity provided by the MSM's deification of Obama to permanently de-claw the IRS and get God back into the public school classrooms?

This post (<-click), while addressing taxes, helps to explain why government "leaders" like Obama are actually in contempt of the Constitution that they have sworn to defend, foolishly following in the footsteps of FDR's dirty federal spending politics.

In fact, the article referenced below shows that Obama is the #1 federal spending proposer in the Senate for '08; Clinton is #2.

Obama, a big-shot federal spender
And this post (<-click) exposes how corrupt justices then began using FDR's politically correct license to ignore the 10th A. to unlawfully stifle traditional family values, including the USSC's scandalous legalization of abortion in Roe v. Wade. Note that the post first references two non-abortion cases in order to show Roe v. Wade in a different, troubling perspective.

In fact, consider that the states have the constitutional power (10th A.) to authorize public schools to lead non-mandatory (14th A.) classroom discussions on the pros and cons of evolution, creationism and ID, as examples, regardless that atheists, separatists, pagan-minded judges and the MSM are misleading the people to think that doing such things in public schools is unconstitutional.

The people need to reconnect with the Founder's division of federal and state government powers. The people then need to wise up to the major problems that, since the days of FDR's dirty politics, Congress has not only not been operating with the restraints of the federal Constitution, particularly where constitutionally unauthorized federal spending is concerned, but the USSC has wrongly been ignoring the 10th A. protected power of the states to address religious issues.

The bottom line is that the people need to get in the faces of judges, demanding that judges uphold their oaths to defend the 10th A. protected powers of the states to address religious issues - or get off the bench. The people also need to send big-shot, Constitution-ignoring federal spenders like Obama home as opposed to trying to send people like him to the Oval Office. The people need to get in the faces of members of Congress, demanding a stop to constitutionally unauthorized federal spending while appropriately lowering federal taxes - or get out of DC.

Lincoln put it this way.

"We the People are the rightful master of both congress and the courts - not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." --Abraham Lincoln, Political debates between Lincoln and Douglas, 1858.

21 posted on 05/20/2008 4:47:16 PM PDT by Amendment10
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22 posted on 05/20/2008 4:48:52 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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24 posted on 05/20/2008 5:07:21 PM PDT by Dajjal
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"Not only has Fairey done Obama"

I stopped reading right there, more than I needed to know.

25 posted on 05/20/2008 5:08:40 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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I should have done this earlier, but I must give a tip of the Hatlo hat to my brother, who first alerted me to this character, and did all the legwork in finding the guy’s history and artworks.


26 posted on 05/20/2008 5:14:03 PM PDT by Dajjal
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Fairey

29 posted on 05/20/2008 8:02:10 PM PDT by XR7
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