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Clean Slate: Obama Joker Artist Revealed

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Doomsday101, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    A 20-year-old college history major of Palestinian descent who supported Rep. Dennis Kucinich's presidential candidacy is the anonymous artist who turned a Time magazine cover photo of Barack Obama into the nefarious Joker of the Batman series, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
    Firas Alkhateeb was home in Chicago on his winter break from the University of Illinois when he toyed around with Photoshop to come up with the image. He posted it to the picture site Flickr for friends to see his artwork, the paper reported.

    Months later, the doctored picture appeared on posters around the country with the word "Socialism" added to it. Alkhateeb, who dabbles in graphic arts, told the newspaper he worried about copyright infringement and so kept a low profile. He also feared a backlash for appearing to be against the president in his hometown of Chicago.

    Alkhateeb said he doesn't support Obama, though he likes him better than President Bush. And he doesn't think he's a socialist.

    "In terms of domestic policy, I don't think he's really doing much good for the country right now," he told the Times. "We don't have to 'hero worship' the guy."
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    So the person responsible was a democrat. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
  3. Rackat

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    It is implied, but not stated, that he is a Democrat. I do find it humorous that he is from Chicago, lol.
  4. Doomsday101

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    Well he claimed to have voted for Rep. Dennis Kucinich's so I think you can rule out he is a conservative. :laugh2:
  5. Temo

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    Ha, the original artist is actually a pretty level headed person with clear thoughts.
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Good thing he was not part of the so called Mob trying to undermine the administration. :laugh2:
  7. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

    All we have heard for a week now is how the Conservatives have gone "too far" and its borderline racism ...... now it turns out that the " racist, vandal, criminal" they were shocked over is another liberal.

    Awesome
  8. Doomsday101

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    I find it hilarious this was not a right wing nut it was a left wing nut. After all the boo hooing by the Liberals and talking about how the radical right was doing this only to find out it is one of their own. How does the foot taste? :laugh2:
  9. lewpac

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    This phenomenon is not uncommon. Ann Coulter, in one of her recent books as well as on her website, lists a series of actions by liberals along these lines.

    This guy's poster thing doesn't appear to be the deliberate hoax's that she describes, but it's in the family. Most of what she's uncovered are along racial lines, where a hangmans noose or a swastika or some other racial slur is discovered, usually at some college campus. Everyone lose's their minds for a couple weeks and the witch-hunt is on looking for the campus Republican/Conservative activist who did it. Only to find out it was a minority liberal student, or some extreme left proffesor or teacher who "staged" the stunt to instigate and agitate.

    In every case, when the liberal perpetrator is found out, nothing is done about it and some "Well, it's still true" thing is settled for. The one case I recall is quite heineous. An uber-left African American Proffesor found a hang-mans noose on her classroom door one morning. All hell broke lose and the whole campus got up in arms. Marches, protests, anti-conserative hysteria swept through the campus. It was all the buzz with a lot of "the usual suspect", all campus conservatives of course (all 5 of them) folks being slandered.

    Turned out that the proffesor herself hung the noose on her own door. Not only did nothing happen to her for this stunt, she actually got commended and congratulated for "bringing awareness" to the issue to the forefront.

    In another case, an African American left-winger teacher approched her vehicle after school one day, only to find her car spray-painted with all this racial stuff or swastika's or something. Same thing. The campus went nuts with posters and sign-wavers and marching, even a big rally in the schools auditorium. All the usual talking-point slander that we heard for eight years directed at Bush/Cheney et.al.......................In the end, the teacher did the deed herself, but it was OK because she got the desired effect.

    It's a pretty slick trick that liberals do, because they KNOW that it will generate hatred toward their political enemies. And they KNOW that in this political day and age of the clear double-standard, that nothing will be done to penalize or punish them for it. In the above mentioned case, she got what she wanted to happen.................That being, she wanted to generate hatred toward Conservatives and the right-wing, and she got away with it.

    And then it's conveniently forgotten once the hoax is discovered................
  10. zrinkill

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    :bow:
  11. Temo

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    Ann Coulter: Ever a source of evenhanded analysis.
  12. ShiningStar

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    Once again, Liberals wont say shes wrong, they just attack her.

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  13. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    You're right, liberals attack her. And moderates. And less extreme conservatives.

    And she wants that. It serves her purposes.
  14. Doomsday101

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    It proves her points. :lmao:
  15. Temo

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    It sells her books and makes her money as well, which doesn't hurt. But it also makes her impossible to take seriously as a political commentator.
  16. TheCount

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    Holy hyperbole, Batman!
  17. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Do I need to show proof? Or will you get offended again?
  18. Doomsday101

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    Yes it does sell books and make money but it also proves her points about liberals. She is the one getting attacked on stage by liberals and when she points at the action of the liberal they don't like it why? Because it is the truth something evidently the liberal can't handle.
  19. ShiningStar

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    and she proves this time and time and time again, and she lets them do all the work and get ramped up over her and she uses their tactics against them.
  20. lewpac

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    No, she IS a serious political commentator. She just don't agree with YOUR political commentary.

    The thing about Ann Coulter (besides being dead-on right about almost everything) is that she doesn't pawn herself off as being a "news" commentator or a reporter, ala Chris Matthews, Idiot Olberman and Rachel Maddow. By the way, did you ever notice that you've never seen Olberman and Maddow together in the same place at the same time??? Makes you wonder, huh?

    If you're some uber-lib political commentator, I'd not agree with you, but at least you've made non bones about your political bent. Then just comment. But don't masquerade yourself off and say your a "news" person when your just a political hack.

    Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin, amongst others, are indeed political hacks. But they are courteous enough to tell you that up front and don't try to hide behind code words like "progressive". It's in the forward of every one of their books, and are introduced as such at every event they participate in.

    People like Matthews and Dan Rather and Katie Couric are described and introduced as some kind of "non-partisian journalistic" icons. As if we don't know the truth.

    Say whatever you wish about Ann Coulter. She'll most likely agree with you and thank you for the compliment. She's not hiding, lying about who she is, or running for cover at least.

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