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Carol
03-27-2010, 06:16 PM
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cali (1000+ posts) Sat Mar-27-10 06:01 PM
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Obama portrayed as rapist of Lady Liberty in sicko, crappy cartoon
Lady Liberty Defiled by Poorly Drawn Cartoon
by James Wolcott
March 23, 2010, 11:33 AM

In a desperate, ghoulish plea for attention (now that even right wing sites are no longer linking to it), Protein Wisdom has published an editorial cartoon portraying President Obama as a gloating, unrepentant rapist with Lady Liberty his weeping victim, her torch lying broken at the foot of the bed. Rapist Obama tells Lady Liberty to stop whining, get herself cleaned up, and promises he'll be back later with "friends," i.e., a gang-rape.

For those slower cowpokes among Protein Wisdom's armchair outlaws, the cartoon is helpfully titled "Rape of Liberty," to ensure they won't miss the message over the sound of their own chewing.

The perpetrator of this tawdry little exercise, a flagrant offender named Darleen Click, doesn't care if you think this cartoon is racist because conservatives get called racist no matter what we do and we're sick of it and besides "I made it a cartoon and not a photoshop and the “woman” is green. Deal, people."

I find the logic of that statement somewhat elusive, though I suppose we should be grateful that it's a symbolic green statue being shown forcibly violated in that Psycho room and not, oh, the Virgin Mary, virgin no more. With Easter coming up, perhaps Protein Wisdom will favor us with Lady Liberty hanging from the cross as Obama drives in the last nail--I wouldn't put anything past those "desperadoes."

Well, whatever one's feelings about the semiotics of this cartoon and the political sentiments I think we can all put aside our political and philosophical differences and agree that it makes for one crappy piece of artwork.

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott/2010/03/in-a-d...

They are so hypocritical. Everything was fair game when it was President Bush. But now that it is President Obama they are horrified, condemning, and sure it is "racist".

The cartoon is here: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=17390

It's a good cartoon. They just don't like it because it shows the truth.

laughingliberal (1000+ posts) Sat Mar-27-10 06:19 PM
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4. That's wrong on so many levels, I don't even know where to start. nt

Warren DeMontague (1000+ posts) Sat Mar-27-10 06:26 PM
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6. That's assuming there was anything left of "Lady Liberty" after Bush and Cheney finished with her.
Edited on Sat Mar-27-10 06:27 PM by Warren DeMontague
I don't understand why stealing a Presidential election, authorizing torture, negating habeus corpus, starting wars based on bald-faced, obvious lies, ordering 'extra-constitutional' spying on Americans... any of that is, what, just no problem?...

But Obama passes a law instituting some basic, minor regulations on the Insurance Industry that even most Republicans are in favor of... and he's "raping lady liberty"?

Tea Bag? More like Hy-per-bo-leeeeeEEE-bag. Get a fucking grip, people.

spanone (1000+ posts) Sat Mar-27-10 06:36 PM
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9. racist redneck ignorant asshole...that is why they get called racist redneck ignorant assholes

SarasotaRepub
03-27-2010, 06:39 PM
Sorry DUmmies. Your overuse of the "racist" bullshit is boring us. :rolleyes:

Kay
03-27-2010, 06:58 PM
Heck of a cartoon.
Kinda creepy in it's reflection of reality.

Rockntractor
03-27-2010, 07:06 PM
Nice!

Constitutionally Speaking
03-27-2010, 07:08 PM
The Cartoon is a bit understated if you ask me.

Kay
03-27-2010, 07:13 PM
Somebody with a mole over there needs to throw this back in DU Cali's face:

http://www.pissedonpolitics.com/Bush%20Vampire.jpg

I guess that was somehow art and ok.

SarasotaRepub
03-27-2010, 08:06 PM
Somebody with a mole over there needs to throw this back in DU Cali's face:

http://www.pissedonpolitics.com/Bush%20Vampire.jpg

I guess that was somehow art and ok.


LOL!!! I remember that cover from The Village Voice!!! Total Kook Liberal Scum Rag. :D

namvet
03-27-2010, 08:18 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/33z6agg.jpg

thanks for the pic. i know a lotta liberal ass i can flame with this on another forum

Speedy
03-27-2010, 09:58 PM
Sorry DUmmies. Your overuse of the "racist" bullshit is boring us. :rolleyes:

The DUmmies think we are racist. That is oooohhhh sooooo cute!

PoliCon
03-28-2010, 07:51 AM
The Cartoon is a bit understated if you ask me.

I agree. They left several people out of the gang bang. Nancy should be there with a strap on - and Harry - and Nelson . . . and Stupak . . . . and every other bastard that took some sort of kick back in the process of passing this nightmare.

FlaGator
03-28-2010, 08:10 AM
I thought it was classless, but hey that's me. I'm one of those people who believe that just because the other side behaves disgustingly doesn't open the door for our side to do the same.

djones520
03-28-2010, 08:10 AM
I thought it was classless, but hey that's me. I'm one of those people who believe that just because the other side behaves disgustingly doesn't open the door for our side to do the same.

Agreed.