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.