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Ya can't make it up (Obama in turban and Michelle w/ Afro toting AK-47 on The New Yorker cover)
POLITICO ^ | 7/13/08 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 07/13/2008 4:50:34 PM PDT by XR7

The New Yorker says it’s satire. It certainly will be candy for cable news.

At a press availability Sunday afternoon in San Diego, Senator Obama was asked, according to the diligent Maria Gavrilovic of CBS News: “The upcoming issue of the New Yorker, the July 21st issue, has a picture of you, depicting you and your wife on the cover. Have you seen it? If not, I can show it to you on my computer. It shows your wife Michelle with an Afro and an AK 47 and the two of you doing the fist bump with you in a sort of turban-type thing on top. I wondered if you’ve seen it or if you want to see it or if you have a response to it?”

Obama (shrugs incredulously): “I have no response to that.”

Priceless stage direction by Maria.

The magazine explains at the start of its news release previewing the issue: “On the cover of the July 21, 2008, issue of the The New Yorker, in ‘The Politics of Fear,’ artist Barry Blitt satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.”

I’m sure Senator Obama is oh-so appreciative for The New Yorker’s help.

UPDATE -- Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton says: “The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree."

UPDATE to the UPDATE -- McCain spokesman Tucker "Outward" Bounds quickly e-mailed: "We completely agree with the Obama campaign, it’s tasteless and offensive.”


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; blueturban; election2008; electionpresident; husseinobama; newyorker; obama; rats
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Priceless.
1 posted on 07/13/2008 4:50:35 PM PDT by XR7
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2 posted on 07/13/2008 4:51:44 PM PDT by library user (There's no sandwich like prawn sandwich.)
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To: XR7

I have to be first: Fake but accurate.


3 posted on 07/13/2008 4:52:20 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: XR7

this will be around for a long time!


4 posted on 07/13/2008 4:52:48 PM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: XR7
But most readers will see it as tastelessThought Provoking and offensiveTruthful. But what do i know i'm a Moron."
5 posted on 07/13/2008 4:55:16 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Read the Constitution to your children make them understand what Freedom is all about !)
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To: XR7

McCain shouldn’t be too upset by something being tasteless and offensive. A lot of people feel he his is both, but they’re voting for him in the hold the nose and pull the lever mode.


6 posted on 07/13/2008 4:56:35 PM PDT by em2vn
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To: XR7

So the liberal New Yorker tries to help BO but it backfires?

Now that’s funny.


7 posted on 07/13/2008 4:56:55 PM PDT by max americana
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To: library user

Or this one... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2044933/posts


8 posted on 07/13/2008 4:59:18 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: XR7

I’m sure the people at the New Yorker are all big Obama suppporters - but still, they hit it right on the head.


9 posted on 07/13/2008 4:59:28 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: Stentor

Don’t be ridiculous. I can’t see Michele with an AK-47. She’s more a molotov cocktail kind of gal.


10 posted on 07/13/2008 5:00:05 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: XR7

What’s unsaid is that the scene on the cover is in The Oval.


11 posted on 07/13/2008 5:00:07 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: XR7

an old, dear friend used to say, “many a truth are said in jest.”


12 posted on 07/13/2008 5:00:18 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (maybe apes evolved from people.)
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To: XR7

Wow, Obama acted quickly on this one. Oddly enough, it took him 20 years to respond to Uncle Jeremiah.


13 posted on 07/13/2008 5:01:06 PM PDT by Krankor (N)
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To: XR7

Geez, I can just imagine what they have planned for McCain.


14 posted on 07/13/2008 5:01:17 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: XR7

Where’s the cover showing the Green Party candidates?


15 posted on 07/13/2008 5:02:46 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president! (it ain't over 'til it's over))
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To: XR7

Secret revenge of the Hildebeast perhaps by a clandestine clintonista editor? Perhaps...but maybe just a suspicious thought only!


16 posted on 07/13/2008 5:02:49 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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**I’m sure Senator Obama is oh-so appreciative for The New Yorker’s help.**

LOL! No doubt!


17 posted on 07/13/2008 5:04:23 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: XR7

Did the New Yorker include the pictures of Obama’s Texas Staff with their delightful posters of Che in their office?


18 posted on 07/13/2008 5:04:27 PM PDT by Chgogal (Voting "Present" 130 times might be a sign of a smart politician. It is not a sign of a good leader.)
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To: em2vn

Not this boy


19 posted on 07/13/2008 5:04:36 PM PDT by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: XR7
“On the cover of the July 21, 2008, issue of the The New Yorker, in ‘The Politics of Fear,’ artist Barry Blitt satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.”

Reminds me of a normally level-headed person whom I know who said "all the Republicans know how to do anymore is to use scare tactics to get people to vote for them." I immediately responded, "oh, the Republicans want to take away your Social Security. Oh, the Republicans want to take aware your Medicare. Oh, the Republicans want to take away your Food Stamps." He conceded my point.

20 posted on 07/13/2008 5:06:29 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: XR7
UPDATE -- Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton says: “The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree."

UPDATE to the UPDATE -- McCain spokesman Tucker "Outward" Bounds quickly e-mailed: "We completely agree with the Obama campaign, it’s tasteless and offensive.”

You never attack jokes as tasteless unless they're true.

21 posted on 07/13/2008 5:07:50 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: XR7

22 posted on 07/13/2008 5:09:06 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: XR7
I knew it! I knew it!!

Danielle Allen, White Courtesy Phone.

23 posted on 07/13/2008 5:10:33 PM PDT by Ratblaster ("White folks greed runs a world in need" B Hussein Obama The Muslim Magic Negro)
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To: Prole

What a f****** doofus!


24 posted on 07/13/2008 5:12:32 PM PDT by library user (There's no sandwich like prawn sandwich.)
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To: XR7

also, Osama’s pic on the wall, and our flag in the fireplace.


25 posted on 07/13/2008 5:14:43 PM PDT by go-ken-go (i)
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To: XR7

I get it but I won’t vote for him anyway.


26 posted on 07/13/2008 5:15:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama's idea of trickle-down economics is to piss on business.)
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To: library user

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rufWDdAX3C4

check this one out


27 posted on 07/13/2008 5:15:18 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: XR7

The Left will see that and say “Gee, Obama really IS our kind of guy”.


28 posted on 07/13/2008 5:16:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: em2vn

Exactly but this cover of odumbo will hurt him with joe 6 pack though


29 posted on 07/13/2008 5:16:26 PM PDT by italianquaker
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To: Prole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rufWDdAX3C4

This youtuge vid assets that BHO is the antichrist. Could be right.


30 posted on 07/13/2008 5:18:23 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: XR7
Indexing RELATED threads:
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31 posted on 07/13/2008 5:18:46 PM PDT by RonDog
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He looks smooth comfy in those sandals. Her Angela Davis Hive looks pretty sweet too.


32 posted on 07/13/2008 5:19:42 PM PDT by kinghorse
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Are Clinton’s fingerprints all over this one? It’s right up their alley.


33 posted on 07/13/2008 5:22:18 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Brilliant
Good call.

I also picture her carrying a Tokarev in the small of her back underneath her shirt, and a butterfly knife in her pocket. She is the perfect blend of a Stalinist secret agent and a Black Panther street thug.

Nasty to the core.


34 posted on 07/13/2008 5:22:32 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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I keep feeling something tingly in the back of my head. It’s either a hangover or suspicion there’s quite a few folks out there willing to throw themselves under the bus for the Obamas.

Let’s just say it might look to an outsider like Jesse, Bernie Mac (my man) and this rag are more than happy to set em up so Barry can knock em out.


35 posted on 07/13/2008 5:23:01 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: library user
I agree!

Let's keep getting the word out about the nasty racist and her idiot husband.

36 posted on 07/13/2008 5:25:29 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: BOBWADE
He's not the Antichrist. He's a naive, Chicago politician pandering to everyone he meets.
37 posted on 07/13/2008 5:30:27 PM PDT by flyfree (http://www.gopplatform2008.com)
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To: BOBWADE

"Get Whitey! Fight the powers that be!"

"You know it, sistah!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGBikSDv4nM

38 posted on 07/13/2008 5:30:53 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: Chgogal

Yep those were telling of his handlers and supporters........good point !

This terrorist loving POS NOBAMA needs too be back in his role as Calypso Louies step and fetch it versus any elected office in the US ........including dog catcher.


39 posted on 07/13/2008 5:36:26 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Paladin2
Where’s the cover showing the Green Party candidates?

LOL!


40 posted on 07/13/2008 5:36:36 PM PDT by XR7
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To: XR7

Keyword blueturban added.


41 posted on 07/13/2008 5:37:40 PM PDT by OKSooner
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Notice the framed painting of General Washington has been removed, and instead there is a painting of some Mohammed in the background. I also see the American flag is burning in the fireplace.


42 posted on 07/13/2008 5:37:55 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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Obviously a fake; there is no Che poster.


43 posted on 07/13/2008 5:38:27 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: savedbygrace

with a flag burning in the fireplace and who’s that on the wall, Osama?

Obama probably okayed this...


44 posted on 07/13/2008 5:40:17 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42 - 12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Prole

ditto.....


45 posted on 07/13/2008 5:41:32 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42 - 12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: XR7

This is beyond funny.

And inexplicable, but I’m not complaining.

Not that there is anything wrong with Obama being a muslim.


46 posted on 07/13/2008 5:46:48 PM PDT by Carley
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To: XR7
"McCain spokesman Tucker "Outward" Bounds quickly e-mailed: "We completely agree with the Obama campaign, it’s tasteless and offensive.”"

It is tasteless and offensive to think of those two socialist, anti-American people infesting the White House for 4-8 years and running our country into the ground.

47 posted on 07/13/2008 5:46:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: kinghorse
Let’s just say it might look to an outsider like Jesse, Bernie Mac (my man) and this rag are more than happy to set em up so Barry can knock em out.
See also, from Hot Air:
...This makes the third bigoted attack from the Left on Obama. 

Two weeks ago, it was Ralph Nader acting as the arbiter of black authenticity, and last week it was Jesse Jackson wanting to castrate Obama. 

One side in this cycle certainly seems obsessed by identity politics, but so far it isn’t the Republicans.


48 posted on 07/13/2008 5:48:42 PM PDT by RonDog
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"We completely agree with the Obama campaign, it’s tasteless and offensive.”

If it's legit, then I think its tasteless and offensive too........

49 posted on 07/13/2008 5:51:27 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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THE ACLU IS FILING A LAWSUIT TO BAN THE MAGAZINE FROM NEWSTANDS AND FROM THE US POSTAL SYSTEM.
CAIR Says that the New Yorker is being run by FREEPERS!
The New Yorker goes under the Bus. Obama the Messiah says he's turning to the right in order to get away from the Left winged New Yorker Magazine.

Obama flip flop express
50 posted on 07/13/2008 6:01:33 PM PDT by ncfool (Barack show us the birth certificate. Obama the Manchurian Candidate .)
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