Early this morning controversial posters of President Barack Obama have been found posted throughout the highways and byways of Los Angeles. The posters depict Obama as the Joker – a character played by the late Heath Ledger in last summer’s blockbuster The Dark Knight – with a caption underneath which reads: Socialism. As to who is behind the Obama Joker Poster, no one really knows, but it’s not hard to guess — conservatives unhappy with the current policies of the president. Whether or not this is a real grassroots movement, however, or yet another example of conservative astroturfing, has yet to be seen.
While some are suggesting this to be a coordinated and nationwide political statement, so far the posters have only been found in Hollywood, with a few reports mentioning Atlanta as well. Then again, the day is young. I’ll keep this post updated as more news come in.
(photos courtesy of Newsbusters)