Skip to comments.Spoof poster of Obama's face painted as The Joker branded 'dangerous and mean-spirited'
Posted on 08/04/2009 7:09:48 AM PDT by Schnucki
A poster depicting Barack Obama as Batman villain The Joker has been called 'mean-spirited and dangerous' by the U.S. President's supporters.
The image, which has been adopted by Mr Obama's critics, shows him wearing the white face paint and smudged red lips of the character most recently played by the late actor Heath Ledger. Beneath the picture reads the word 'socialism'.
The creator of the image remains unknown, but the website that first published the image crashed yesterday because so many had been attempting to view it. It has since been spotted in Los Angeles and Atlanta after it appeared in U.S. media.
The right-wing editor of the American Thinker website, Thomas Lifson, wrote today: 'It is starting.
'Open mockery of of Barack Obama, as disillusionment sets in with the man, his policies, and the phony image of a race-healing, brilliant, scholarly middle-of-the-roader.'
But the President's supporters have condemned the image, calling it 'mean-spirited and dangerous.'
A spokesman from the Los Angeles urban policy unit said that depicting the president as demonic and a socialist 'goes beyond political spoofery.'
The image comes as the President faces criticism over his plans to create a $1trillion healthcare programme.
Republican chairman Michael Steele first used the word 'socialism' in relation to Mr Obama two weeks ago as he slammed the President's attempts to push Congress into passing the healthcare reforms.
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just as much as all those bush is a monkey cartoons were evil and mean spirited....
Looks about right to me.
But the monkey pictures of Bush were fair comment.
Anyway, good for the Daily Mail. They stayed neutral on this.
“A spokesman from the Los Angeles urban policy unit...”
Is this racist too?
It's time we weren't cowed by the PC police, throw it back in their faces.
Did these same Wankers say this image
of Bush was 'mean-spirited and dangerous'?
Obie couldn't take 1% of the ridicule the last 4 Republican presidents were subjected to. Little boy needs to grow up.
It's not "political spoofery", it's calling ugly, ugly.
I guess the dozens of posters I witnessed at the anti-war ralleys of Bush with a Hitler mustache and haircut weren’t mean-spirited according to the liberals. The networks wouldn’t even show the disgusting displays at these rallys on t.v.
I can’t find the Lifson piece referenced in the article.... do u know anything about that piece?
Get use to it.
Hear, hear. Ain’t it the truth!!!!!!
Aw, poor liberals.
They can fervently believe Bush and Cheney blew up the WTC just to make Bush look good, but they find this is “dangerous.”
Liberals are freaking crazy.
I just have one question (not directed at you, rhetorical): what is the Los Angeles urban policy unit and who cares what their spokesman has to say? What did the reporter do, keep asking people what they thought of the poster and quote the one that most closely resembled the reporter’s opinion? I wonder if the reporter thought “Gee, that’s a disgusting poster. I wonder what the spokeman for the Los Angeles urban policy unit has to say?”
“Obie couldn’t take 1% of the ridicule the last 4 Republican presidents were subjected to.”
He wouldn’t be able to handle the ridicule that Palin was subjected to, either. He’d say people were picking on his black half.
Wow. I posted a fake birth certificate with a sock monkey pic and it got yanked...
mean-spirited? It is either true or not. To be mean II think there has to be some truth to it. If you call a lean and trim person a fat slob, that wouldn’t be mean just stupid. Calling an overweight person a fat slob would be mean. Likewise a horror image of Obama with socialism has more than a little truth to it and some could choose to see it as mean. As in it is mean to tell the truth when I don’t like that truth.
I guess ‘Obama Supporters’ forgot about the hundreds of thousands of posters used by Democrats to mock Bush (Chimpy McBush, Bush is Hitler) or thousands of Dailykos/DU types sites doing much worse.
1) New Scientific Study Reveals Bush is a Chimp
3) Ad Comparing Bush to Hitler Gets Heat
What MoveOn.org wanted was for people to submit 30-second ads that were critical of President Bush, but what the liberal-leaning organization got was a controversy over one entry that compared Bush to Adolf Hitler.
But hypocrisy is fine in their eyes.
Aaaaaggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh STOP !
friggin scared the hell out of me..too early in the day for this !
To be fair, maybe the Los Angeles urban policy unit removes posters from underpasses.
One day maybe they’ll get their own police procedural on TV. “LA UPU”!
I’ll give it a year before FR is yanked and other sites like this..We are dangerous alright !
CHECH THIS ONE OF BUSH AT VANITY FAIR> READ SOME COMMENTS TOO!
Nice find! I didn’t remember seeing that before.
Yeah im surprised that has not been yanked
yeah they may be pussies, but they have a charismatic leader that they have blind faith in.... even the Nazi and stalinist won by mass of numbers...and not internal courage or strength. thats what scares me...
Lordy! Thanks for the link.
I’m happy that these posters started in the same town where many people thought it was a joke that SP was hanged in effigy.
What about the novel, movie, and (I think) also a play about the ASSASSINATION of GWB? What did these same people say then?
Gee and all the posters of George Bush as a chimp were OK. Hypocrites.
I think this Obama-Joker is brilliant. This type of culture jamming is just great IMO. I printed a bunch up myself and have been putting them on telephone poles around where I live.
I would encourage everyone to print some of these posters and place them around where you live. I’d love to see this get legs and really make the news.
By the way , I was at a friends house and he had on channel 2 CBS new on TV. You CAN NOT BELIEVE the MSM . You would think you were living in a different world . Their version of the news is TOTAL BULLSH*T..I never watch TV for the most part. No wonder people are in the dark about Obama , the MSM is complete fantasy.
like I said...sounds like a threat to me...
You know, those Bush-as-chimp cartoons were pretty effective. Unfair, but effective. But Bush-as-Joker just doesn’t make any sense. It just doesn’t work.
Whereas, Obama-as-Joker is instantly recognizable and extremely effective.
Obama-as-chimp doesn’t work because it immediately strikes the viewer as racist—never mind that they did the exact same thing to Bush. It can’t be effectively used against as Obama.
But Obama-as-Joker is perfect.
“Obie couldn’t take 1% of the ridicule the last 4 Republican presidents were subjected to. Little boy needs to grow up.”
I watch Morning Joe. On today’s show, they mentioned that a memo from Axelrod to Obama in 2006 contained admonishment about Obama being thin skinned, and wanting everyone to like him.
I hope this stuff increases, I’m going to enjoy watching The One unravel while his apologists spin themselves sick trying to save him.
The best thing that could happen to America right now is for Obama to begin to lose his composure due to criticism, and for Americans to see who and what his closest supporters are really all about.
Jokerman - Bob Dylan - Infidels
I printed a bunch up myself and have been putting them on telephone poles around where I live.
That’s what we need EXCELLENT ! Kids will love this too and maybe it will become a pop icon and get people to think a but too.