Steven Mikulan today in the LA Weekly:
The poster, which bears a very superficial resemblance to Shepard Fairey’s famous Obama Hope illustration, has been pasted on freeway supports and other public surfaces. It has a bit of everything to appeal to the drunk tank of California conservatism: Obama is in white face, his mouth (like Ledger’s Joker’s) has been grotesquely slit wide open and the word “Socialism” appears below his face. The only thing missing is a noose.
Obama as blood-mouthed death cannibal. This is the new swastika of American conservatism. Expect it to crop up everywhere. Rush Limbaugh, Drudge, Tammy Bruce, and the American Thinker are already making use of it. Think about what that means.