August 03, 2009

Why So Spurious?

Obama-socialism Joker.jpgFrom the LA Weekly blog:

A new poster depicting President Obama as a version of Heath Ledger's Joker character in The Dark Knight has appeared in Los Angeles, according to rightwing sources...

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.

Ah yes, we all remember that classic scene in The Dark Knight...

This is what happens to whiteface men in America.

P.S. Here's an oldie but a racisty. And here's Obama with another company's superhero.

P.P.S. Nobody looked for a noose all those other times somebody put a politician in Joker makeup.

Posted by Jim Treacher at August 3, 2009 06:19 PM