Liberals! You complete morons! The New Yorker is making fun of conservatives! As usual! It’s not about you!

It’s rough being a New York City liberal elitist snob. You print one cartoon depicting a Chicago liberal elitist snob in Muslim garb, fist-bumping his militant black panther wife, in the Oval Office, where a portrait of Osama bin Laden hangs above the fireplace, in which a U.S. flag burns; you even title it “The Politics of Fear”, and your fellow liberals can’t see that it’s satire, and they turn on you for publishing “a recruitment poster for the right-wing [sic].” Sheesh. Do you have to add a kalashnikov, hang an edited Declaration of Independence on the wall, and put 57 stars on the burning American flag for them to get it?

The Obama campaign has blasted this week’s New Yorker cover cartoon as “tasteless and offensive”. Perhaps they’re just sensitive because of all the criticism and, uh, other comments from their fellow liberals of late.

The campaign of John McCain, the other liberal presumptive presidential nominee, perhaps using stock talking points, echoes the Obama campaign, as usual: “We completely agree with the Obama campaign[;] {insert phrase from Obama campaign here} it’s tasteless and offensive.”

Meanwhile, the left-wing blogosphere is reduced to sputtering outrage. “OMFG, WTF?” argues the Daily Kos.

Barry Blitt, the cartoonist, has tried to explain himself to the Huffington Post:

I think the idea that the Obamas are branded as unpatriotic [let alone as terrorists] in certain sectors is preposterous. It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the fear-mongering ridiculousness that it is.

Sorry, Mr. Blitt, but it seems you’ve committed the cardinal error of misoverestimating your audience.


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4 thoughts on “Liberals! You complete morons! The New Yorker is making fun of conservatives! As usual! It’s not about you!

  1. If BHO wants to complain that this cartoon is “tasteless and offensive,” as Michelle Malkin points out, he should see some of the cartoons that skewer conservative figures.

    MAN UP, Obamalamadingdong. And, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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