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Let me tell you how I got these scars … pushing for health care reform

Um, yeah

Disturbing thing, innit?

As you’ve no doubt already seen, the above Obama/Joker mash-up has been making the rounds lately; it’s been posted up on placards and utility poles in Los Angeles and gotten the attention of quite a few bloggers.

According to Politics Daily, it also got the attention of radio personality Rush Limbaugh, who found the comparison apt:

[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.

Well, actually that story about his childhood was probably a lie, but never mind. I bring this up, because, apparently Limbaugh found a similar caricature of Bush, done by Drew Friedman for Vanity Fair magazine to be not only sub-par, but an example of left-wing hypocrisy because it didn’t prompt any outrage when it ran last year.
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Outrage or not, one thing is clear. That make-up doesn’t look good on anyone.

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Well, I’m not quite sure I understand what the Joker has to do with socialism or health care reform (remember, we’re the last rich, industrialized nation without universal coverage), but as Heidi points out, the Joker was an anarchist.

http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/2009/08/05/only-one-problem-with-this-obama-image/

Now why did you go and take a perfectly fine comics site and turn it into a Crushed Limpburger, anti-American political site?

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