Tuesday, August 04, 2009

My Guess is Simon Jester

Heh, this is pretty funny.

The Obama-Joker poster shows President Obama with white face paint, dark eye shadow and smudged red lipstick and also has the word "socialism" printed in bold, dark letters under the image of his face.

It's unclear who created the image and who is posting it across the city. No one has taken credit so far.

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."
What a shame that it bothers him so much. I guess I can post the image.

This is something that Simon Jester would definitely do.

UPDATE: Been googling this stuff and found that Vanity Fair did this to Bush. Though I have to say that this representation on Obama is a bit more sinister. (Obviously Bush was EVIL and Obama is the ONE.)

And does this fall under Rule #5?
RULE 5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

I wonder why the tea party organizations don't use more of Alinsky's rules? Turn about is fair play.

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