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July 14, 2008

New Yorker Cover Depicting The Obama's

Obama Camp Hammers New 'Ironic' New Yorker Cover Depicting Conspiracists' Nightmare of Real Obamas

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The sophisticates at The New Yorker have come up with a cover that is sure to get the magazine a lot of attention. Negative attention. From their friends.

An illustration by Barry Blitt depicts Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his wife Michelle in the Oval Office, revealing their "true" selves: Michelle is in full revolutionary garb, an enormous afro making her look like a millennial Angela Davis, holding an automatic weapon and wearing military pants.

In the cartoon Michelle is giving dap, or fist-bumping, with her husband who is wearing a turban and is dressed in garb perhaps more appropriate for a madrassa in Lahore than the Oval Office.

A painting of Osama bin Laden hangs above the fireplace, where the American flag is being burned.

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports that when he was asked about the controversial cover during a press avail today, Obama shrugged and then said, "I have no response to that."

His campaign had a response later in the day on Sunday.

Said Obama spox Bill Burton: "The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree."

Knowing the liberal politics of the magazine, I believe the magazine's staff when they say the illustration is meant ironically, as a parody of the caricature some conservatives (and some supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.) are painting of the Obamas.

But it's still fairly incendiary, at least as these things go. I wonder what the reaction would be were it the Weekly Standard or the National Review putting such an illustration on their covers.

Intent factors into these matters, of course, but no Upper East Side liberal -- no matter how superior they feel their intellect is -- should assume that just because they're mocking such ridiculousness, the illustration won't feed into the same beast in emails and other media. It's a recruitment poster for the right-wing.

"This is as offensive a caricature as any magazine could publish," says a high-profile Obama supporter, "and I suspect that other Obama supporters like me are also thinking about not subscribing to or buying a magazine that trafficks in such trash."

Wild Thing's comment........

B. Hussein Obama to his wife Michelle...."Allah Akbar, sweetie."

Guest list for the Obama White House Dinners ...Rev. Wright, Rev. Farakahn, Amanutjob from Iran, Kadafhi, Hugo Chavez, and Cindy Sheehan.

The Obama campaign calls it tasteless and offensive because it hits too close to home...even if it is most probably a false flag operation from a liberal trying to generate sympathy for him as a victim.

Fact is, Obama has strong ties to Islam in his youth, and has indicated in his own books that if the winds of public opinion blow against the Muslims in this nation that he will stand with them.

He, to this day, can recite the Islamic call to prayer in fluent Arabic and calls the sound one of the most beautiful sounds on earth at sunset.

His troubles in this regard are of his own making and are a part of his makeup that he would like us to believe he is distancing himself from...but the problem is, he can't. They are who he is and the fact that he resorts to out and out lying about them, and getting so all fired worked up over such satire simply makes it all the worse for him.

As a result of his own willful close relationships of long standing with militant anti-Americans and his positions on the issues throughout his political career in the IL Senate and the US Senate, he is marked, and justafiably so as a militant anti-American himself and an abject marxist.

He may try to pass himself off as something quite different (and he and his campaign are straining at knats to do just that), but that is who he is.

1. “We did all this WITHOUT my birth certificate!”

2. “Wow, baby, they can’t believe the Change in us now, can they?”

3. “ Hah. And they said community organizing was a dead end job!”

4. “ No,no, no! Not “Dreams of My Father”-—it’s “Screams of the Founding Fathers”!

5. “ Baby, let’s get you some $ 600 earrings to celebrate!”

6. “ Let’s light a fire, and invite Bill Ayers over!”

7. “ Although I’m not fit, I made it, you must admit.”

8. “ Jihad at 1600.”

9. “ Baby, they are not going to believe our costumes for the Inaugaral Ball!”

10. “ I’ve flip-flopped so much, I wear them all the time now!”

Posted by Wild Thing at July 14, 2008 02:55 AM


I just couldn't believe The New Yorker would put that kind of picture on it's cover. It is funny. It's all in good clean fun.
If you can't take the heat, get out of the desert!
I would have made Bitchelle like one of the Desperate Housewives, though.
Hey honey, look how many lemings we got to run off the cliff! Now we can tax the rest to make up for the shortfall and pocket it ourselves.

Posted by: Lynn at July 14, 2008 04:43 AM

Bring back THE GUESS WHO and a remake of "ARABIAN WOMAN":
"Arabian woman... stay away from me. Arabian woman, Michelle let me be. Don't come hanging around my door, don't want to see your burka no more. COLORED lights can hipnotize. Sparkle someone else's eyes. Obama woman...Stay away from me. Arabaian woman....moma let me be!!!"

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at July 14, 2008 06:10 AM

What month will be ARABIAN AMERICAN month in 2009? Ramadan parades in November or Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Can't wait for the annual White House Ramadan PALM TREE lighting!
Red States of America... DUTY CALLS in three months and two weeks!! CASBAH = CHANGE in 2009?

Posted by: The Ethics Cleanser 08 at July 14, 2008 06:25 AM

Can it be - the media is getting wise to these two?? More of this Please- !! Hopefully everyone will start comming around about his lying hateful self!! He refuses to produce a real birth certificate-- just like he refuses to debate McCain- We can't have a President that thinks he is above scrutinty- and lies about everything every five minutes!! Wake Up People!!! so he is Black- Not!! He is biracial- who cares- he Sucks anyway!!! I hope McCain- finds out he was born in KENYA!!!!!

Posted by: Cheryl Zee at July 14, 2008 07:44 AM

No the media is not getting wise to these two.

This is a satire aimed at us conservatives, a political slam at our supposed bigotry, to show the world how 'Wrong' we are about their choesen 'one', messiahobama.

That said, Obama, his wife or anybody else has not proven any different either. Whether the media knows it or not it will re-enforce the idea that there is a possibility of obama being a muslem. Just his friends speak volumes about his character, Ayers ??, Farrakhan???.

As far as I know there is no real proof he was even born an American citizen and shouldn't be running in the first place.

Posted by: Mark at July 14, 2008 12:06 PM

The RNC could not run an anti-Obama ad better than this one. The New Yorker's intent backfired. Mant times sarcasm is great because it amplifies the truth.

I hope this cover is seen everywhere.

Posted by: TomR at July 14, 2008 12:23 PM

Who cares what Osama....errr....Obama thinks about it. It was funny and they had every right to do it. He is an insult to us and our troops.

Posted by: Bob at July 14, 2008 05:46 PM

Lynn, LOL that would have been a good one too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 14, 2008 07:16 PM

Darth, Hahahahaahahaha so funny.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 14, 2008 07:18 PM

The Ethics Cleanser 08, " ARABIAN AMERICAN month"....oh my gosh I hope we don't ever have one of those. hahahaaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 14, 2008 07:20 PM

Cheryl, heh heh they have been talking about this all day on TV. Wolf Blitzer on CNN is furious. LMAO I am loving this too much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 14, 2008 07:23 PM

Mark, I agree, there has been way too much about his birth certificate, too many questions about if he was born an American, a bunch of questions that have not been answered.

I would not be surprised at all if one day we hear how this is the first time the President was not born an American citizen and then they push through some bill to make it ok. grrrrrrrr

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 14, 2008 07:29 PM

Tom, me too, it has been on TV all day on every political talk show. The left is outraged.

I agree it backfired what they had in mind.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 14, 2008 07:32 PM

Bob, Yes I agree.
For 8 years we have had to put up with the calling President Bush a Nazi and other things. Even death threats online and in person from Code Pink.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 14, 2008 07:34 PM