This poster has started showing up in Los Angeles, and although no one has yet claimed responsibility for the “artwork”, the Liberals are freakin’ out over their Obamessiah, the Chicago-Chosen One, our esteemed Prez Barry Hussein Obama being portrayed as the Joker, Heath Ledger’s brilliant sociopath of a villain from last year’s Batman movie, The Dark Knight. Oh, the shame! Oh, the Horror of besmirching our beloved fearless leader. Here’s the take from our own free rag, the LA Weekly:
Blog posters to such online sites as American Thinker and Tammy Bruce are predictably in the throes of political orgasm.
The poster, which bears a very superficial resemblance to Shepard Fairey’s famous Obama Hope illustration, has been pasted on freeway supports and other public surfaces. It has a bit of everything to appeal to the drunk tank of California conservatism: Obama is in white face, his mouth (like Ledger’s Joker’s) has been grotesquely slit wide open and the word “Socialism” appears below his face. The only thing missing is a noose.
The safe money says the first thing out of the mouths of Fox News bobble-heads is, “Can’t liberals take a joke?”
KTLA TV’s site has more:
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous.
Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the poster to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.
“Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery,” says Hutchinson, “it is mean-spirited and dangerous.”
Michelle Malkin remembers all the mean-spirited and dangerous violent imagery and assassination fascination on the Progressive Left during Bush’s eight years. Now, that’s scary stuff!
The Anchoress reacts to that racism charge of the Weekly’s writer via the “only thing missing is a noose” comment:
But this is making a clear reference to a known fictional character called The Joker, and there is clearly the word “Socialism” beneath the portrait. This is political commentary; whoever came up with it is using a familiar visual image, and giving us an actual word which delivers a two-point message: he or she thinks the president is a joke, and a socialist.
This -until very recently- used to be called “free speech.” It is protected in this country, and thought very highly of. And protest or dissent, we have been told, is the very highest form of patriotism.
Slublog at Hot Air presents perhaps a more well known image with the word BROKE underneath it.
So, let’s wrap up. Depicting President Obama as the Joker is “mean-spirited”, “dangerous”, and is just this side of being a lynching — and conservatives are all goin’ gaa gaa over this as if in drunken stupors.
Gee, when the liberal rag Vanity Fair’s website showed President Bush in the same manner just over a year ago these same liberals weren’t quite so readily offended. Poor little thin-skinned liberals. Oh, and to answer the LA Weekly’s question, “Can’t liberals take a joke?”
Apparently not . . .