Skip to comments.Obama Joker artist unmasked: A fellow Chicagoan
Posted on 08/18/2009 1:05:18 AM PDT by MestaMachine
When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from "Batman" began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was, Who is behind the image?
Was it an ultra-conservative grassroots group or a disgruntled street artist going against the grain?
Nope, it turns out, just a 20-year-old college student from Chicago.
Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the recognizable clown makeup using Adobe's Photoshop software.
Although Alkhateeb claims he was making no political statement with the artwork, he's plugged into the Washington debate. Though born in the United States, his Palestinian family closely follows Middle Eastern politics.
"I think he's definitely doing better than Bush was," Alkhateeb said of Obama. Alkhateeb's views on foreign relations align with the Democrats, he said, while he prefers Republican ideals on domestic issues.
Alkhateeb's assessment of Obama: "In terms of domestic policy, I don't think he's really doing much good for the country right now," he said. "We don't have to 'hero worship' the guy."
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Yeah, I know. Already asked the mod to take it down. I looked for it before I posted it but didn’t see it. My bad.
Please delete this article. It has already been posted. I missed it.
I don’t know if the mod’s delete articles at 4:30AM (1:30AM their time). I think it’s only a dupe if it’s posted during normal FReeping hours. :O)
So much for the Democrat media cries of “big ultra-conservative grassroots groups” conspiracy.
Maybe to be a real dupe it has to have posted twice or more in breaking news. This one only made twice, (so far,) in front page news.
These ARE my normal freeping hours.
This guy must have been cowering in his dorm room since the poster poster started posting posters of the Joker poster.
Ha! Say that real fast three times.
I’m glad you posted it as I hadn’t seen it before.
me 2......double posting cops need to chill
I hope they never catch the poster poster. A VERY worthwhile endeavor, so it is. he deserves a medal, whoever he/she/they is.
The true impact of the Obama image isn’t the face, it’s the ‘Socialist’ moniker that drives the impact.
Barry O is a socialist.
That’s the dirty little secret that the MSM washed over so well in the last election. From his wife’s thesis, to his life long associations with with leftest and socialist, to his 20 year association with a church and preacher that offered a mixture of hatred, racism, anarchy and socialism.
Barry O is nothing more than a puppet to the left-wing agenda. A well groomed and intelligent teleprompter reader, who’s ability to mesmerize was completely overblown and over sold by a main stream media hell bent on beating George Bush, even if he wasn’t running for office.
Jimmy Carter may just well become the second worst president in the history of the United States.
Boy talk about a tortured route to try to blame it on Repubs.
We are suppose to believe he supported Kucinich BUT he supports Repubs on Social issues. PAAALLLEEESE.
Is the msm that desperate. I still don’t see in the latest version that he is a Democrat.
Yeah this is the Kucinich position:
So says Constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley in an interview with MSNBCs Keith Olbermann about Congressman Dennis Kucinichs 35 Articles of Impeachment against President George W. Bush a document that Olbermann calls a remarkably lengthy and thorough record of high crimes and misdemeanors.
Democrats are pathological liars....FAKE DOC AT SJL TWNHALL......gEORGIA TWNHALL dEM STATING fox TELLS EVERYONE TO DISRUPT TWNHALL MEETINGS........NOW THIS GUY..i VOTED FOR KUCINICH BUUUT I REALLY HAVE REPUBLICAN SOCIAL VALUES.
We need a daily updated list of dem and fellow traveler lies.
Don’t worry about the double post.
The other story was over eight hours ago.
Thanks for the post - I wouldn’t have seen it otherwise!
And, the poster poster is a genius. I hope he remains anonymous.
Personally I think you’re the poster poster since this article has been posted twice. ;^)
I'll be the ten millionth person to say it--if they took this stance when W was president...
Firas Alkhateeb? Oh, so its a fellow muzzie? No problemo.
I hope this guy is clean; you know they’ll be doing a Joe the Plumber on him. They’ll be looking at his BC, school records, passport applications . . . .
Mr. Alkhateeb: A free marketer for in the US.....
....A socialist when it comes to “Palestine.” Well....he has it half right.
The Brown Shirts will be coming after him...
Wow! You mean it wasn’t a blue eyed devil??? Hey— Chicagoans know this guy! hahaha!
More likely, he's just another poster poster poster.
Dems do hateful Bush posters.
Dems make wish for Bush assassination, even making movies about Bush being assasinated.
One Obama poster done and the Dems in total outrage (and the usual hate).
Diogenes, looking for an honest Dem leader, would be fishing in a dry well.
Politics, too often, attracts the worst people.
The power hungry, the extremist, the corrupt.
Another reason for all elected and appointed positions to be chosen by random lot, ala jury duty.
Thus improving our govt leadership from corrupt&incompetent, to merely incompetent, a 100% improvement.
You just can't make this stuff up. The Dims won't go after this guy with the abandon they would a white or Republican.
No. I am a but a humble post poster. I post posts. The poster poster posts posters. When the post posting gets tough, the poster poster gets going.
And a mighty fine job he does of it too.
I posit that everyone who posts the poster poster posts is ex post facto a poster poster himself even though the original poster poster is in fact the poster child for these posts. But I’m over it already. In fact you could say I’m post poster poster. This is my last post on the subject. I’m burned out. A post toastie if you will.
Hmph. Somebody is gonna report you to the Postmaster General.
And thus ends a glorious and most enjoyable posting of posts to this post.
Thanks everyone. It was great. No harm in a little fun to break some of the tension we all feel.