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Spoof poster of Obama's face painted as The Joker branded 'dangerous and mean-spirited'
Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 4, 2009

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; america2point0; asocialistamerica; bds; boycotttimewarner; dccomics; doublestandard; jokerposter; obama; obamessiah; parody; pravdamedia; satire; shepherdfairey; socialism; stalinisttactics; thejoker; timelies; ussa
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1 posted on 08/04/2009 7:09:51 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

just as much as all those bush is a monkey cartoons were evil and mean spirited....


2 posted on 08/04/2009 7:11:40 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("How could they not tell they had a friggin 70 foot whale hanging off their bow?" ---Tijeras_slim)
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To: Schnucki

Looks about right to me.


3 posted on 08/04/2009 7:11:55 AM PDT by Blennos (High Point, NC)
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To: Schnucki

But the monkey pictures of Bush were fair comment.

Anyway, good for the Daily Mail. They stayed neutral on this.


4 posted on 08/04/2009 7:11:59 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Schnucki

“A spokesman from the Los Angeles urban policy unit...”

The who??


5 posted on 08/04/2009 7:12:40 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Schnucki
Doesn't look nowhere near as racist as the things Obama said about the police.

Is this racist too?

It's time we weren't cowed by the PC police, throw it back in their faces.

6 posted on 08/04/2009 7:13:17 AM PDT by Tarpon (You relinquish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: Schnucki

Did these same Wankers say this image

of Bush was 'mean-spirited and dangerous'?

7 posted on 08/04/2009 7:13:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Schnucki
Well Boo Freaking Hoo...

Obie couldn't take 1% of the ridicule the last 4 Republican presidents were subjected to. Little boy needs to grow up.

8 posted on 08/04/2009 7:13:39 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Barak Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: Schnucki
A spokesman from the Los Angeles urban policy unit said that depicting the president as demonic and a socialist 'goes beyond political spoofery.'

It's not "political spoofery", it's calling ugly, ugly.

9 posted on 08/04/2009 7:14:32 AM PDT by Mind Freed ("Every man has the right to be a fool 5 minutes a day. Wisdom is not exceeding the limit.")
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To: Schnucki

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.


10 posted on 08/04/2009 7:14:51 AM PDT by johnfchick
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To: Schnucki
The man himself is far more dangerous than any image or effigy that mocks him.
12 posted on 08/04/2009 7:15:01 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (The Office of the President of the United States is unoccupied.)
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To: Schnucki
“Communism” would actually be more appropriate, since Obama has made progress in acquiring the means of production in this country.
13 posted on 08/04/2009 7:15:42 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Schnucki

I can’t find the Lifson piece referenced in the article.... do u know anything about that piece?


14 posted on 08/04/2009 7:16:00 AM PDT by NotSoModerate
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To: Schnucki

Get use to it.


15 posted on 08/04/2009 7:16:42 AM PDT by taxtruth (END THE FED AND OBAMA)
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To: Americanwolf

Hear, hear. Ain’t it the truth!!!!!!


16 posted on 08/04/2009 7:16:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Schnucki

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.


17 posted on 08/04/2009 7:16:46 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (The UN has never won a war, nor a conflict, but liberals want it to rule all militaries.)
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To: Schnucki

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?”


18 posted on 08/04/2009 7:16:46 AM PDT by suthener
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To: Schnucki
This would probably be ok, though?


19 posted on 08/04/2009 7:17:13 AM PDT by P.O.E. ((optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“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.


20 posted on 08/04/2009 7:17:16 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Islander7

Wow. I posted a fake birth certificate with a sock monkey pic and it got yanked...


21 posted on 08/04/2009 7:17:27 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Schnucki

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.


22 posted on 08/04/2009 7:17:39 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Schnucki

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
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/philip-slater/new-scientific-study-reve_b_63515.html

2) http://www.bushorchimp.com/pics2.html

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.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,107426,00.html

But hypocrisy is fine in their eyes.


23 posted on 08/04/2009 7:17:52 AM PDT by WaterBoard (Somewhere a Village is Missing it's Socialist.)
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To: Tarpon

Aaaaaggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh STOP !
friggin scared the hell out of me..too early in the day for this !


24 posted on 08/04/2009 7:18:45 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: 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.

...'and dangerous'...sounds like a threat to me...
25 posted on 08/04/2009 7:18:45 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: agere_contra

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/04/how-quickly-they-forget/


26 posted on 08/04/2009 7:19:12 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Schnucki
and yet...this: Bush Joker was considered a brilliant work of art.
27 posted on 08/04/2009 7:19:37 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Americanwolf
But this appearing in Obama-loving Vanity Fair was satire:



Democrats are such pussies.
28 posted on 08/04/2009 7:19:42 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: suthener

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”!


29 posted on 08/04/2009 7:20:33 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: novemberslady

I’ll give it a year before FR is yanked and other sites like this..We are dangerous alright !


30 posted on 08/04/2009 7:20:36 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: WaterBoard

CHECH THIS ONE OF BUSH AT VANITY FAIR> READ SOME COMMENTS TOO!

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/politics/2008/07/bush-as-joker.html


31 posted on 08/04/2009 7:21:06 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NMEwithin

Nice find! I didn’t remember seeing that before.


32 posted on 08/04/2009 7:21:09 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: TommyDale

Yeah im surprised that has not been yanked


34 posted on 08/04/2009 7:21:45 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: Jewbacca

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...


35 posted on 08/04/2009 7:21:54 AM PDT by Americanwolf ("How could they not tell they had a friggin 70 foot whale hanging off their bow?" ---Tijeras_slim)
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To: ltc8k6

Lordy! Thanks for the link.


36 posted on 08/04/2009 7:22:04 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Schnucki

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.


37 posted on 08/04/2009 7:22:22 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Why so s0cialist? - the j0ker.)
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To: Schnucki

What about the novel, movie, and (I think) also a play about the ASSASSINATION of GWB? What did these same people say then?


38 posted on 08/04/2009 7:22:22 AM PDT by cvq3842 (Countless thousands of our ancestors died to give us the freedoms we have today. Stay involved!)
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To: novemberslady
They even did this to Laura:



Goose, meet gander.
39 posted on 08/04/2009 7:23:11 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Schnucki

Gee and all the posters of George Bush as a chimp were OK. Hypocrites.


40 posted on 08/04/2009 7:23:13 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Schnucki

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.


41 posted on 08/04/2009 7:23:38 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: All

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.


42 posted on 08/04/2009 7:24:50 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: sonic109

like I said...sounds like a threat to me...


43 posted on 08/04/2009 7:25:16 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Jewbacca; Schnucki

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.


44 posted on 08/04/2009 7:25:58 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“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.


45 posted on 08/04/2009 7:26:11 AM PDT by brownsfan (The public schools and the SRM, they are killing us.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

46 posted on 08/04/2009 7:26:26 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Schnucki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tW5LfFXARI&feature=related
Jokerman - Bob Dylan - Infidels


47 posted on 08/04/2009 7:26:26 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NMEwithin

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.


48 posted on 08/04/2009 7:26:33 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: WaterBoard
I guess the Democrats forgot all about these civil posters over the 8 years of the Bush Admin. Here are few samples of what the enlightened Democrats found as perfectly acceptable public discourse. Face it folks, Democrats are mean spirited folks.
















49 posted on 08/04/2009 7:27:06 AM PDT by WaterBoard (Somewhere a Village is Missing it's Socialist.)
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To: Tarpon
LOL - It would be great to see a series of jokers featuring : Biden, Reid, Emanuel, ETAL..
50 posted on 08/04/2009 7:27:26 AM PDT by Blu By U
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