Elitist pol lambastes elitist mag’s lampoon

July 14, 2008 at 1:53 pm 9 comments


Ruh roh … we’ve barely finished our first cup of coffee and already we have controversy!

Seems some folks who shall remain nameless but whose initials are Everyone Running for President of the United States of America feels The New Yorker magazine went a wee bit too far with the Obama cover art for their new issue.

The illustration is called ‘The Politics of Fear’ and shows a gun totin’ Michelle and Muslim-garbed Barry doin’ the old FOX News terrorist fist jab in the Oval Office while Old Glory burns in the fireplace under a portrait of Osama bin Laden.

What?
Too much?

Seems both The People’s Prince and Big Mac thought so.
O’Baby called the artwork tasteless and offensive and Mav said – ‘uhh, yeah, what he said.’
::: HARSH! :::
No word on what Ron Paul or Cynthia McKinney thought about it, but never fear – I’m sure the ink is drying on those rubber-stamp statements as I type.

No strangers to controversy themselves, the staff at The New Yorker defended the illustration, saying it was meant to mock right-wing depictions of O’Beautiful and his bride (and anyone who didn’t get the hee hee is just a big ol’ stupid, crybaby, poo poo head who should just shut UP already … uhh, or something like that).

“I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic [let alone as terrorists] in certain sectors is preposterous,” artist Barry Blitt wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. “It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the fear-mongering ridiculousness that it is.”

‘Cept Blitt forgot two very important things:

1. His special brand of highbrow toon-time isn’t exactly appreciated by the masses, and by ‘the masses’ I mean folks like those West Virginia asshats who already think my boyfriend is a terrorist and seeing him jokingly portrayed as one in a cartoon is just the kind of rock-solid, irrefutable proof they’re looking for.

2. Obamamania is hopifying the entire world – and you media types are welcome to join the party and bask in the glow of Barry’s audaciousness … as long as your questions aren’t, well, too probing and you stay away from pesky topics like:
religion
(unless he brings it up)
or race
(unless he brings it up, confirms the acceptance of bringing it up or is responding out of sheer necessity to the fact that some other entity did, in fact, bring it up)
or patriotism
(unless he mentions, visits a base somewhere or does a photo-op with a headbandaged soldier on crutches) 
or the fam
(unless he arranges for an Acccess Hollywood interview with Maria Menunos to show that down-home-y side we never get to see)
or … well, just start keeping a list, guys. It’ll be easier that way.

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9 Comments

  • 1. Marlene  |  July 14, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Great Picture that’s what we will see in the White House

  • 2. noni  |  July 14, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Oh dang — Marlene had to go and open her big GOP trap.
    Cookie!!!!!! Can’t the right to free speech be restricted for these folks???

  • 3. flyingcrispi  |  July 14, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    O’lyshit. (I do love how you come up with a new “O’something” each time, makes it even funnier).
    Did this really make a cover?

  • 4. lifeisacookie  |  July 14, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    O’yeah it did …

  • 5. Type Writer  |  July 14, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    I’m with Cookie on this one. What’s the point of running for President if you can’t take a joke? To me, the best part of this cover is seeing how good Michelle would look with a big ol’ Angela-Davis Afro 🙂

    This cover reminds me of a scene in that ’80s movie “Soul Man” where the kid pretending to be black has dinner with a white family. Every member of the family had their own stereotypical perception of him in their mind’s eye…

    There’s also a great scene in the documentary “Shut Up And Sing” where the Dixie Chicks’ publicist has a shouting match with their manager as they’re shooting the EW cover photo of them nude and covered in epithets. The publicist thought that the American public wouldn’t be savvy to get that the cover was a satire and it would only make the matter worse. It’s a great scene 🙂

    TW

  • 6. rbreazeale  |  July 15, 2008 at 3:07 am

    love it!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!

  • 7. fotofotots  |  July 19, 2008 at 12:08 am

    How can anyone in their right minds think that this is anything other than brilliant satire…..oh yeah, that’s right, I forget. We live in a country of room temperature IQ morons who let idiots like limbaugh, hannity, and the other genius……oh yeah, ….o’reilly give them their opinions.

  • 8. Mock the vote « Life Is A Cookie  |  September 26, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    […] cover, they’re either totally making fun of the moronic, retarded asshatedness that followed the controversial New Yorker Obama cover art back in July … OR … they’re making fun of making fun of the moronic, retarded asshatedness […]

  • 9. “That One” « Life Is A Cookie  |  October 8, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    […] at least. His Maverick Beefiness didn’t even try to hide his contempt for his elitist, terrorist-loving fist-jabber of an opponent […]



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