Monday, August 03, 2009

'Joker Obama' Poster Hits Los Angeles, Goes Viral

I don't know who's responsible for this, but it is brilliant.

I've checked several web sites today, and no one seems to know anything about the origins of the "artwork," although several writers are clearly in the Obamaphile camp, as they lament that such a thing could happen.

Lament? Not here.

This is still America where we can mock our elected leaders mercilessly if they give us reason to do so.

In fact, when our elected representatives in Congress fail to heed our voices and foist unconstitutional programs upon us in massive spending bills that they don't even bother to read, because friends of the president have put these things together, and the president himself acts as cheerleader for this reckless abandonment of common sense, then it is high time that voices are raised.

Even weird voices. Sometimes weird gets more attention than reasoned. Here at Oklahomily we try to use the reasoned approach, and are often disappointed at how few people notice.

The reason the poster is appropriate is because the joke is on the American people. President Obama has been very clear in most of his statements about what he was planning to do to this country. Transformation is one word that he used frequently.

And transformation is what we are seeing. America is being transformed from what is left of a constitutional Republic to a socialist "democracy" in which public passions are inflamed to justify new encroachments upon the powers reserved to the states, or to the people.

The Left spent much of the last eight years vilifying George W. Bush and supporting Hollywood movies that treated him as an idiot, an international criminal, a stooge of special interests; there were films that indulged themselves in assassination fiction. This was considered fair game under the First Amendment.

And it was, I suppose.

This poster is mild by comparison. But watch for the voices of repression on the Left to be raised. If they are, I hope there are 100 million of these posters plastered across America by the end of next week.

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At 4:24 PM, Blogger da' okie said...

I guess we can always be wrong in a free society... right? Most people cry socialism but have no clue what it actually means. They just suffer from indigestion of the mouth after listing to their favorite radio jockey.
Let us privatize the fireman and the police as well and get rid of public schools because they are all just socialist invented institutions.

At 6:09 PM, Blogger Dave the Oklahomilist said...

I don't know about ALWAYS wrong, but we have a right to be wrong, yes. I'll defend yours.

About socialism: I think we're beginning to get a pretty good idea of what it looks like, and it isn't pretty. Constitutionally, I have no problem with government police and fire; we grant the government extension of our basic rights of self-preservation since most of us are busy doing other things.

As for schools, private schools more often do a better job, often for less cost, than government schools, but no one I know advocates getting rid of the public brand. The Left would prefer an education monopoly so as not to have to compete in the marketplace of ideas.

Insofar as public education was heavily influenced by progressive John Dewey and his acolytes, you are right. Socialist inspired.

At 7:13 PM, Blogger Blogmaster said...

We have killed the Post Office which has a constitutional mandate. Perhaps free enterprise can take over the streets and highways to.

At 8:13 PM, Blogger Blogmaster said...

I guess the pig with lipstick thing has come to haunt Bomma, the socialist joker.

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Blogmaster said...

this Joker thing is the closet I have seen to a character truth about the Bomma.

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Dave the Oklahomilist said...

Streets and highways are the responsibility of the states. Eisenhower's interstate highway system, although well intentioned, opened the door to federal highway building across the fruited plain.

Now states can't get enough of the federal highway money, and the feds just love to attach strings to it.

I'm afraid that privatization will come in the form of new turnpikes run by the Chinese government, attempting to collect on all the debt we're piling up.


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