Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Obama Supporters Can't Take a Joke

Or even a joker, apparently:

Obama Joker Poster Stirs Outrage, Bush Joker Poster Not So Much

Not surprisingly, the Obama Joker Poster reported by NewsBusters Saturday is already drawing some outrage.

According to a television station where the posters have been spotted, "Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson is calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous." [...]

And when the same thing happens to a Republican President, what happens? Why nothing, of course:

[...] Yet, when Vanity Fair's Politics & Power blog published a somewhat similar visual representation of George W. Bush last July, nobody seemed to complain. In fact, throughout the Bush years, demeaning drawings of the President and Vice President Dick Cheney were quite commonplace.


In reality, if I wanted to, I could likely produce hundreds of disgusting drawings of Bush, Cheney, and others in their Administration plastered at publications across the fruited plain the last eight years.

That was acceptable commentary and political satire back then.

Now that Obama is in the White House, it's called "mean-spirited and dangerous."

Any questions?

Follow the link to see the depiction of Bush as a Vampire feeding of the statue of liberty. Heck, what about all the assassination "jokes" the Left used to do about Bush?

I guess the people who dish it out most heavily, can't take even a little bit of it shoveled back in their own direction. It's always All Their Way, or Nothing.

How long before the White House appoints an "Opinion Czar", to make sure we only express politically correct opinions?

I'd like to think that remark is over the top, but the "Health Czar" is already looking for "Big Brother" snitches to spy for them.

Maybe the Obama Team needs to learn to tolerate criticism, and even listen to it sometimes, like every other American Administration that has gone before them has had to do.

Related Link:

Poking fun at politicians is our third favorite sport after baseball and football

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why is this (or the birth certificate stuff) even an issue, for heaven's sake? There are so many real issues that we need to be thinking about instead.

Our leaders in Washington must seriously consider new and innovative policies that promote a better, more confident, prosperous, and secure America in the 21st century.

One of the things I think we can do to help make that happen is support American businesses and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ( They're doing things to reach out and show people that they can get involved, too.