Another "progressive" out there is slamming me for my bigotry.
He's upset that I've chosen to place a doctored "work of art" by Shepard Fairey on my blog.
I can’t remember the last politician to inspire artists to make great art. Shepard Fairey’s posters of Barack Obama, which indeed are art, have taken on a life of their own. And one perversion of them from the right has been catching my eye lately, because it’s popping up all over wingnut blogs. This one.
It wasn’t long ago in America that a black man striking such a pose, in just the wrong place, however fake this one may be, would end up hung from a tree. Which is why it’s no wonder the Republican blogosphere has made this one of their favorite hit pieces. How dare a black man be smarter than us. How dare a black man get educated. How dare a black man run for president.
Let address this racist's issues one by one.
First, I'm giving Obamamania the same irreverent treatment that I gave The Billary, and John "Gee my Hair Smells Terrific" Edwards. If he would ever read this blog, he would also read lots of snob reference to one John Kerry. To do something different to Obamamania because of his race would be racist.
Second, I noticed that this ding dong failed to mention some of the other works by Mr. Fairey mentioned on this blog in March. Those of other Communist/ Marxist leaders Stalin, Lenin and Mao. The Snobama picture is total satire on the whole cult of personality profile of Mr. Fairey's work.
Third, snobbery is not confined to socio-economic status. In fact, being a "progressive" makes you a snob by definition. You don't know a damn thing about me, so you frame me as a racist. You don't know a damn thing about my business, yet you tell me how much to pay my employees. You don't know a damn thing about my neighbors business, yet you know how many sick days he should offer his employees. As Ronald Reagan would say, "liberals know so much, they just know so much about what isn't so."
Fourth, Obama is a snob. Now pass me the arugula.