Monday, April 19, 2010

In passing: Pro Obama, or anti? 

Yesterday afternoon my cousin and fellow blogger pointed me toward this curious rendering through the window of a Mexican restaurant in New Canaan, Connecticut (of all places). Yes, not only is that a depiction of Barack Obama as terrorist (or freedom fighter, according to your taste) Che Guevara, but the star on his hat expresses the colors of the flag of Mexico.

Pro, or con?

My question is this: Are the people who put up that picture supporters of Barack Obama, opponents, or just horribly confused?

Supplemental discussion here, only possibly relevant.

Release the hounds.


By Blogger PD Quig, at Mon Apr 19, 03:58:00 PM:

They're just placing Obamba in his natural milieu, with one of his intellectual simpaticos. Talk softly, but carry a big government.  

By Blogger Escort81, at Mon Apr 19, 03:59:00 PM:

Ah, yes. Tequila Mockingbird in New Canaan, which I would highly recommend for the food, and especially the house margaritas. I had a few at the bar earlier this month when I happened to be in town visiting.

New Canaan and the nearby towns in Fairfield County, with its out-of-sight real estate prices (even given that pricing is back down to 2003 levels) has a majority that is pro-Obama, and anti-Leiberman.

There are probably a few holdover Republicans in the over 70 crowd who don't eat at places like Tequila Mockingbird, but dine at their country clubs.

So, the answer to the question is, they are supporters and they are confused, and the picture was put up with probably a bit of intended irony. Most of all, they want to be "cool."

But the margaritas are good there.  

By Anonymous Mr. Ed, at Mon Apr 19, 04:55:00 PM:

The embrace of corrupt murderers, like Che, by the comfortable left, has always seemed like some form of collective insanity to me.

It must be a dream come true to be able to see our President as a hip revolutionary.

These people are allowed to drive cars and have children....


By Blogger Georgfelis, at Mon Apr 19, 05:38:00 PM:

Q: Are the people who put up that picture supporters of Barack Obama, opponents, or just horribly confused?

A: Yes.

Reasoning: If they are supporters, this action will actually generate more opposition to Che Obama. Which is confusing.

I will say that the sign is Art, in the important sense of the word. (Interesting, with a great deal of discussion in order to determine the Deeper Meanings wherein.) It beats the piles of rocks and crud that some idiot artists get paid thousands of dollars to "create." Or maybe they are not as much idiots as I think...  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Apr 19, 05:47:00 PM:

A: Just horribly confused and supporters of Barry. Redundant Q and A.  

By Blogger Progressively Defensive, at Mon Apr 19, 09:44:00 PM:

Whatever the case, President Obama is making a better case for an essentially racism free USA, private and liberal enterprise, and low taxes than any Republican seems capable of doing, eh?  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Mon Apr 19, 11:02:00 PM:


By Blogger MTF, at Tue Apr 20, 09:21:00 AM:

That has to be an ironic comment. Only way it makes sense, even ruefully.  

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