Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Interesting,But Stupid

It appears new Obama posters are popping up on utility poles around L.A. The images look well done,as if some effort was put into them until the text on the bottom:"socialism". Fail.,0,940643.story
Probably more politically uneducated crypto-racist teabagger/birther agitprop,nothing new,but I was entertained by what Rush Limbaugh read into the image(s). David Corn of Mother Jones wrote a tongue-in-cheek article about the posters and the reaction by the real-life Jabba the Hutt.
According to Corn and Jabba himself:
So during his Tuesday broadcast, Limbaugh declared there's nothing racist about the poster. But he went further, comparing Ledger's Joker, one of the most evil villains in movie history, to the current president of the United States. Yes, he did. Nothing implied, nothing insinuated. Here's what the King of the Dittoheads said:

[The Joker] had a big damn chip on his shoulder about his childhood and about a bunch of other things. His goal was to undermine the whole system. . . . And to effect the change that the people of Gotham City didn't want, the Joker created chaos upon chaos. The whole city was focused on him and what he was going to do next. He viewed crisis as an opportunity. So the Joker orchestrated crisis after crisis after crisis. And the Joker wore a mask. I mean whoever put this poster together is pretty smart because there are some similarities here to what the Joker did in that movie and what Obama is doing to this country.Limbaugh claimed that Obama and the Joker share a fundamental trait:
Obama has admitted to wearing masks. In "Dreams from My Father": (paraphrasing) "It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned. People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved, such a pleasant surprise to find a well mannered young black man who didn't seem angry all the time." This is his tactic for fooling white people. This is the mask.

That's some deep analysis Rush. Once again,the American right can endlessly glean information confirming their dementia from The Dark Knight. I would not be surprised(I have no evidence either way) if Rush truly beleived this and wasn't being tongue-in-cheek. Why does this troubled junky get a radio show?

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