While I have seen several lefties posts using regrettable language, it seems a majority of the righties do this constantly. Using pejoratives such as democRATs, Obongo, Kenyacare, and other low-IQ hits (face it, this is schoolyard talk) adds little to the debate, but it does explain the billboard itself.
First of all, this is not a political statement akin to an editorial. An editorial cartoon typically is used to attack, usually in a humorous way, the policies, actions, et al, of a public figure. In this case, it is hard to tell what that attack would be. Just looks like hateful stereotypes.
Is Obama a terrorist? Really? Just because you disagree with his policies does not make him a terrorist. I know that righties will be able to justify this, as they seem to have no problem justifying almost anything as long as it an attack on their enemies. Instead of making him look like an Islamic suicide bomber, why not make him look like Timothy McVeigh? Give him a bunch of guns and put him in a truck...not "funny" enough?
A gangster? How? Because he's from Chicago? Yeah, sure, that's it. Or maybe it's supposed to depict a pimp - is that what it is? Please tell us, oh great artist, because both are, frankly, stupid. What kind of political statement is that making? Is it that everybody from Chicago is a gangster or is it a statement about African-American men? Why not make him look like Carl Sandburg? Or you could have really slapped him in the face and made him look like the "gangster" Donald Rumsfeld. Both lived in Chicago, so why not?
A Latin-American "bandito? How so? That's a good one! Yeah, there is an illegal immigrant problem, so that must be it. Except most immigrants, legal or otherwise, are not bandits. Oh, and the little matter that we've had this problem for decades...
Is he effiminate or gay? Or was it just fun to throw in another stereotype that can be used to offend another group of people? Aren't you afraid of angering a bunch of your fellow Republicans?
No, not one of these fits, but they are hateful and extreme...and whoever paid for it knows it, for they are too big a coward to own up to this small-minded piece of highway garbage. And the artist should be ashamed for pushing it off as a political cartoon.
You on the right that feel all this is perfectly fine - inciting hatred and ridiculing others, but saying it's OK because somebody said something bad once about "W". I can't recall anything like this billboard, but if I'm wrong, just remind me. Be specific, though, because I am tired of the made-up crap or the "a friend of mine knew somebody who had a cousin that talked to somebody that saw it" stories. I do recall the pictures of Bush where he was made to look like Alfred E. Neumann, but that's a far cry from making him look like a pimp in the White House. Plus, you'd have to admit that it wasn't that hard to do. Sorry, I apologize.
Back on track, I see a lot of posts that accuse Obama, and by extension, us liberals as communists. There are other posts that go with the socialist tag, as well. Then there are the idiots that say both in the same post, possibly throwing in a Fascist or other stupid label (better read up on politics and see what all these actually mean before you start throwing them around). Explain. Also, explain how the Republicans will turn it all around - and do it without making crap up. No more of this "Reagan saves the world" or "Bush had a recession coming, it was just a matter of time" stuff. Grab some facts, real ones, not your own, and note how well Republicans historically handle the economy versus the Democrats; it's amazing there is still a Republican Party, but I guess it says a lot about the people that belong to the party that are not politicians.
Instead of calling our leaders names and telling us what a bad job they are doing, tell us what you plan on doing to fix it all. Cut taxes? Been done and didn't help a bit - probably made things worse, especially considering we were in two wars. Cut spending? On what? Defense? How about cutting payments to YOUR state...that will probably help, and you want the government out of your life, anyway, so I guess that will help. Stop Social Security and Medicare payments? Great idea! You go tell your grandma all about how good an idea it is. Cut Federal regulations so we don't have to worry about enforcement, hence its costs? Wonderful! Got any miners in your family, or do they not matter anyway? Not planning on going to the beach, so what's a little oil-soaked sand, right? I know! We can give money to corporations to help them send jobs and money overseas! That will make the economy look good, at least the markets - who cares that actual Americans will starve? And let's get rid of that awful minimum wage...Hell, you are self-sufficient, so you don't care that the single mother working two or three jobs just to get by will now have to worry about her wages being cut in half. You're self-made, who cares about those lazy, good-for-nothing people that have to work for a living?
My only hope, if the right-wing gets control of this country, is that all you righties get to join in the unemployment lines when there is nobody left to buy anything in this country. And when that unemployment runs out and you or a loved one gets sick, enjoy that bankruptcy and the loss of your home. But I know, God loves you, so that kind of thing will never happen to you. Only poor people have those problems and God hates poor people. Isn't that what it says in the Bible? Isn't it?