Monday, July 14, 2008

Obama, McCain to New Yorker:
"We're just as dumb as the rest of America"

Related: Poe's law escapes internet; "never going back"

Personally, I think that's pretty fucking funny.

Look at all the elements:

  • burning flag
  • Osama bin Laden
  • Lunatic black-separatist
  • Evil Muslim
  • in the Oval Office
  • standing on the Presidential Seal
It's a cornucopic festival of stupid right-winger paranoia. It's even funnier when you realize that all the idiots who think this is real wouldn't have picked up the New Yorker if their lives depended on it. After all, the cartoons just don't make any sense.

However, in a scene that has become all too common in this country, we get this:

Obama: "tasteless and offensive"
McCain: "totally inappropriate"

What a pair of idiot pansies! Have we become so scared and stupid? Really, guys, I think you'll find your balls rolling around under the campaign bus seats. Maybe some staffer found them and put them in the overhead.

I saw on the news tonight (the NATIONAL news) some idiot saying, "Some people will take it seriously and may use it in political commercials." Yeah, we have words for those types of people: dumbass; imbecile; moron. If we didn't dumb down everything in our society in order to cater to the lowest common denominator, perhaps we wouldn't have to worry about all of those idiots thinking this is serious. I mean, come ON! The only people not offended by this are the fuckers who are being ridiculed. And that just adds to the FUCKING JOKE!

To quote Mugatu, "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"

From SFGate
But Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and former New Yorker staffer, was baffled that much of the negative reaction to the cartoon was coming from Obama supporters on liberal blogs.

"They sound so elitist," Spiegelman told The Chronicle. "The essence of what they're saying is, 'I get it, but I don't trust the people in Kansas to get it.' But isn't that what the whole hope and change thing is supposed to be about? That they will get it."
What Art (Do you mind if I call you Art?) fails to realize is that the left-wing elite know that the rest of us are too stupid to get it. We need to have everything spoon-fed to us by the Nanny so we don't think too quickly and get our tummies all upset. Plus, as I've mentioned, people in Kansas don't read the New Yorker.

McCain should have, to stay on message, said something akin to Little Green Footballs:
The cover is obviously a moonbat parody of what they think are right-wing ideas about their messiah. But they got so meta with it, they ended up wrapping around and making themselves look stupid.
That's a perfect response. Just as much arrogant, snarky condescension as the cover, itself.

Obama should have said, "As bullet of mypantstheatre, a dear friend and, frankly, idol of mine, remarked, 'Personally, I think that's pretty fucking funny.'"

Or everyone could have, you know, ignored it. Like most of the country ignores every other issue of the New Yorker, which is, let's face it, a really boring magazine. Even when I was living in New York, I only read it because I felt like I had to. It never ceased to amuse me how important New Yorkers thought they were. Of course, I could hold that opinion because I wasn't one of the deluded East Coaster assholes who made living in NYC such a pain in the ass.

I'm going to have to stop. The irony levels are out of control! The ship canna take it any longer!

Is it November yet? I am so tired of this bullshit.


DB said...

I love how stupid people actually are when satire is taken seriously! They take an image and show people how stupid they are, and lo and behold the respond with stupidity. This is classic. You would think Obama of all people would have got this one. McCain of course was obligated to take what he thought was the high ground.

The Exterminator said...

After Obama's really stupid response to the cover, we're drumming him out the Elitist Corps.

Sorry for the plug, but since we're better than most people we feel we deserve it.

bullet said...

DB: I don't think high ground had anything to do with it. McCain took the easy way out.

Ex: Of course you do. Plug away.

Anonymous said...

Many Americans don't know what stuff to take seriously and what stuff to take humorously. They consistently confuse the two, which leads to some embarrassing moments, to say the least.

PhillyChief said...

Imagine if there was 24 hour news back when Swift wrote his Modest Proposal.

Proof the nation is intellectually retarded - too few grasp satire anymore.

DB said...

LMAO Philly, imagining 24 hour news coverage on Swift's essay has me rofl. Bill O'Reilly would be flipping out for sure!

bullet said...

Thanks for that, Philly. Really made my day.

DB: And Bill Donohue's head would spin off and explode. All captured on video and the spread across the intertubes.

PhillyChief said...

Fuck it, we'll eat the babies LIVE! We'll do it live!

Pockets said...

Doesn't Americans getting upset over this sound conspicuously like the Nation of Islam getting upset over Mohammed in Dutch comics? It's like an experiment that we've failed. Knowing The New Yorker, that's probably the deeper point of the satire.