White right-wing nut who created Obama Joker image neither white nor right-wing

posted at 4:26 pm on August 18, 2009 by Allahpundit

He’s showing promise on the nutty part, though.

Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the recognizable clown makeup using Adobe’s Photoshop software…

“After Obama was elected, you had all of these people who basically saw him as the second coming of Christ,” Alkhateeb said. “From my perspective, there wasn’t much substance to him.”

“I abstained from voting in November,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Living in Illinois, my vote means close to nothing as there was no chance Obama would not win the state.” If he had to choose a politician to support, Alkhateeb said, it would be Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Regardless, Alkhateeb does agree with the Obama “Hope” artist about “socialism” being the wrong caption for the Joker image. “It really doesn’t make any sense to me at all,” he said. “To accuse him of being a socialist is really … immature. First of all, who said being a socialist is evil?”

Much closer to evil: Rahm Emanuel, who “shows a clear anti-Muslim racism.” Two questions here. First, if this guy’s problem with Obama is that he’s an empty suit, what’s up with the Joker imagery? Is that really the big takeaway about the Joker’s character from “The Dark Knight” — that’s he’s overhyped? Second, since depicting our savior as a white-faced killer is and can only be racist (“the only thing missing is a noose“), does that mean Alkhateeb now wears the scarlet R? It’s no defense to say that he didn’t mean anything racist by it; the left long ago dropped any requirement of conscious intent before using their favorite smear. And yet, per his racial and political identity, we know that he simply can’t be racist, any more than The One can for showing the sort of neglect that would have earned Bush a 15-minute Olbermann rant on white supremacy. Any theories on how to square this devilish circle? Perhaps the nefarious right-wing “climate of hate” seeped into the poor lad’s mind and had him do its bidding subconsciously.


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What I want to know is if anyone will have the cajstones to go to parties this Halloween as the Obama Joker?

roy_batty on August 18, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Finally. A Muslim has created something productive.

Do we get to go into full-stage rage and riot for this like the Muslims did over the cartoons? /sarc

fbcmusicman on August 18, 2009 at 5:31 PM

If we oppose the White Faced Obama we certainly can’t be labeled as racists.

Right….?

Elizabetty on August 18, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Where’s liberal343 to call the guy racist?

Oh wait … he’s not white, or a conservative.

darwin on August 18, 2009 at 5:37 PM

I like the picture, personally, and I agree with Obama presented as the Joker. Someone here once said he was well-represented as a dangerous anarchist that was out to destroy America, and I wholeheartedly agree.

Virus-X on August 18, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Any theories on how to square this devilish circle?

No, because you can’t put a square peg in a round hole, unless of course you’re a liberal because then the square peg is required to adjust to the shape of the round hole and if the square beg doesn’t adjust then square peg is rrrraaaaaaaaccccciiiiiisssssstttt!

Liberty or Death on August 18, 2009 at 5:39 PM

beg=peg…damn it preview is your friend!

Liberty or Death on August 18, 2009 at 5:40 PM

roy_batty on August 18, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Hey, some good ole American enterprise is going to make a fortune selling Jokebama masks. Heck, jokebama.com and jokebama.net are already taken as domain names. Jokebamamask.com is still available, though not likely for long.

Mark30339 on August 18, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Whoops, Obama let another promise go. Now he says DOMA is discriminatory and Congress should repeal it. They do so at their own peril.

andy85719 on August 18, 2009 at 5:48 PM

This must really burn the libs biscuits.

Alden Pyle on August 18, 2009 at 5:50 PM

jokebama.com and jokebama.net are already taken as domain names. Jokebamamask.com is still available, though not likely for long.

Mark30339 on August 18, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Some of the sites selling the Joker stuff had pretty good names, but the best one was: obamasoserious.com

I don’t know why, but that had me rolling.

javamartini on August 18, 2009 at 5:52 PM

I am Firas Alkhateeb.

km on August 18, 2009 at 5:58 PM

I think he should do one of Michelle

Jeff from WI on August 18, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Mikulan can haz noose.

Christien on August 18, 2009 at 6:01 PM

The MSM must be so disappointed today to find out that the person who did this is not a redneck racist teabagging white person. You can’t write the same kind of story when you have a Palestinian to blame, you know, well just because you can’t. Can’t you just hear the wind going out of their collective sails? I’ve been out all day – how has the press covered this?

silvernana on August 18, 2009 at 6:11 PM

The evil genius,er I mean idiot…no…genius, or something Boooosh took control of his mind.

DDT on August 18, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Checkmate for the media.
If the “I heart Palestinians” media now claim this “Palestinian” is a racist that causes lots of problem roads for this story and poster to travel.
This story will now die so quick and not one of the libs who trotted out the racist attack line will revisit it and apologize for there unwarranted rants.

So up with the Obama-Joker poster everywhere – a Palestinian created it!

albill on August 18, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Amen Virus X!

Eyvonne on August 18, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Any theories on how to square this devilish circle? Perhaps the nefarious right-wing “climate of hate” seeped into the poor lad’s mind and had him do its bidding subconsciously.

I’m going with the dastardly mind-control ray deployed by the eeevul Cheney/Rove cabal. What else is there?

hillbillyjim on August 18, 2009 at 6:45 PM

What’s funny is that Dennis Kucinich was probably more qualified to be POTUS than Hopey McChange, but to choose an elf over the One would be rrrraaaaaacccccist (unless the elf was black, or your voting district was in middle earth).

Wingnut Willie on August 18, 2009 at 6:47 PM

i think he was only referring to Obama’s white half. racist.

cpr on August 18, 2009 at 9:06 PM

progressoverpeace on August 18, 2009 at 4:35 PM

I know that it is OT, but speaking of Sotomayor, take a gander at a post over at powerlineblog to learn who was invited to a White House soiree along with the new Justice.

onlineanalyst on August 18, 2009 at 9:08 PM

onlineanalyst on August 18, 2009 at 9:08 PM

DeStefano, huh. Sadly, no big surprise. I’m willing to bet money that she has the chutzpah to even get the word “empathy” into some of the retarded opinions she’s going to write.

The GOP, and many conservatives, were such bad appeasers on Sotomayor that it makes me sick, and they had no excuse since we all know how the left works. The arguments about “we have to pick our battles” – as if voting “no” is such a hardship and a major ‘battle’ – just showed that the left truly has the run of everything.

On the bright side, the cast of anti-white racists, jew-hating morons, and America-haters that were at the White House for the Medal of Freedom were far worse … A slight bronze lining in these dark clouds of government that are threatening our nation.

Thanks for the tip, onlineanalyst.

progressoverpeace on August 18, 2009 at 9:33 PM

What I want to know is if anyone will have the cajstones to go to parties this Halloween as the Obama Joker?

roy_batty on August 18, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Who ever brings that mask to the market first will get rich.
I’m already looking for one.

Pole-Cat on August 18, 2009 at 10:55 PM

He wasn’t a white or a right winger? Emily Litella: Never Mind.

Dr Evil on August 18, 2009 at 11:08 PM

Priceless!

MCGIRV on August 19, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Checkmate for the media.
If the “I heart Palestinians” media now claim this “Palestinian” is a racist that causes lots of problem roads for this story and poster to travel.
This story will now die so quick and not one of the libs who trotted out the racist attack line will revisit it and apologize for there unwarranted rants.

I have an easy solution for the media/leftists – it was occupation that forced him to do it……..

TopLawyer on August 19, 2009 at 12:46 AM

I am Firas Alkhateeb.

km on August 18, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Now I can flag both of you. The more I flag, the more Obamacare health stamps I earn!

Shy Guy on August 19, 2009 at 8:29 AM

Next we will find that the “Face of Socialism” poster was created by a Uberlefty disenchanted with the One’s failure to implement wholesale change in government.

notalemon on August 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM

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