A poster depicting Barack Obama as Batman villain The Joker has been called 'mean-spirited and dangerous' by the U.S. President's supporters.
The image, which has been adopted by Mr Obama's critics, shows him wearing the white face paint and smudged red lips of the character most recently played by the late actor Heath Ledger. Beneath the picture reads the word 'socialism'. [continued]
This is really plumbing new depths of gutter wedge politics. The instigators have more or less gone public -
What the fuck? Obama was the most conservative (in the contemporary sense) of any of the Democrats running for candidacy. Obama is a socialist? Are we getting to the point where Adam Smith is totally indistinguishable from Karl Marx?
Fucking hell. I mean fucking fuck. How can people be so fucking god damned stupid? The worst part of all this is that I don't even really like Obama but this has gone too fucking far.
At least when we were mercilessly making fun of Bush we would use imagery that kinda/sorta made sense. (Most that I saw anyway).
I'm with you Jack. On another board I took the Wikipedia general definition of "Fascism," pointed out how it is very much in line with the GOP platform and challenged others to explain how any of those points was more descriptive of Obama than Bush. None could.
"Socialism:" When I see someone rip up their social security check and refuse to take it, when I see them trying to put out their own house fire with a garden hose because they don't want to burden the taxpayer by using the fire department, then I'll take that person seriously on their bitching about Socialism.