Courtesy of Snob regular Nonie3234:
It’s kind of like seeing the Virgin Mary’s face in a tortilla, but instead someone created a giant Jesus/Obama deity-to-man hybrid. Naturally, some folks didn’t care for their religion and politics to be that cozy.
From the original ABC.com story from April 3, 2007:
“All of this is a response to what I’ve been witnessing and hearing, this idea that Barack is sort of a potential savior that might come and absolve the country of all its sins,” (24-year-old artist David) Cordero said. “In a lot of ways it’s about caution in assigning all these inflated expectations on one individual, and expecting them to change something that many hands have shaped.”
Actually, that’s kind of poignant. I like Obama a lot and I think he can be a transformative figure. But I’m a realist. He’s going to have to deal with the same drama every president deals with only double worse because the higher he ascends the more criticism and heat he’s going to receive. People are going to expect something magical and will find that the world is still largely the same divisive, nutso place it was before.
There’s a limit to what any president can do when there are so many people to negotiate with and pacify. So I hope people in their Obamamania buzz don’t forget the reality of American politics which have not changed since the Second President of the United States John Adams passed the Alien and Sedition Acts to stifle the press which was pro-Republican, the party of Vice President Thomas Jefferson. Adams thought Jefferson was in cahoots with the journalists in a effort to push a pro-French agenda … and he totally was.
Now here’s some lighter, less American forefathers death-matchy, creative Obama love fare. This was also found by Nonie3234. This is by Los Angeles based artist Kofie’One’s who created an Obama wall mural at the LA headquarters for the Obama campaign. This was on LA Weekly’s blog site.