Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Obama as the joker

Is this image racist or political satire?

Does this image work in terms of getting you to think a certain way?

Do you think the (unknown) creators achieved their purpose?

Is it as Steven Mikulan of LA Weekly blogged “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.”
Or is it as Thomas Lifton blogs, “It is starting. Open mockery 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.”

Good discussion about this country and political satire on Kiwipolitico here

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