I’ve Gotcha Covered!

Oh, kids! Didya see it? Of course, I am talking about The New Yorker magazine cover! From ABC News:

The sophisticates at The New Yorker have come up with a cover that is sure to get the magazine a lot of attention. Negative attention. From their friends.

An illustration by Barry Blitt depicts Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his wife Michelle in the Oval Office, revealing their “true” selves: Michelle is in full revolutionary garb, an enormous afro making her look like a millennial Angela Davis, holding an automatic weapon and wearing military pants.

In the cartoon Michelle is giving dap, or fist-bumping, with her husband who is wearing a turban and is dressed in garb perhaps more appropriate for a madrassa in Lahore than the Oval Office.

A painting of Osama bin Laden hangs above the fireplace, where the American flag is being burned.

Well, you know me, kids! I am always here to help out! I don’t want the people at The New Yorker working too hard. In the spirit of fairness, I thought Captain Underpants and his botoxed recipe stealing Stepford lovely wife, Cindy Lou, should have a super-cool cover, too, so I created one! Hey, The New Yorker! You have my permission to use this one….

Original magazine cover.

Said Obama spox Bill Burton: “The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Senator Obama’s right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree.”

Knowing the liberal politics of the magazine, I believe the magazine’s staff when they say the illustration is meant ironically, as a parody of the caricature some conservatives (and some supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.) are painting of the Obamas.

But it’s still fairly incendiary, at least as these things go.

From The Huffington Post:

Barry Blitt is the artist behind this week’s very controversial New Yorker cover of Barack and Michelle Obama. […] Here’s what he wrote:

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.

Oh, my! I had better write a disclosure before the conservatives attack me for my cover!

I think the idea that Captain Underpants Senator John McCain is branded as old, foul-mouthed, Chimpy-hugging, Constitution-burning, and angry [let alone beholden to almost every lobbyist who ever came down the pike], and that Cindy Lou McCain is branded as drug-abusing and filthy rich [let alone charging staggering amounts on her credit cards] in certain sectors is preposterous. It seemed to me that depicting the concept would show it as the truth-mongering ridiculousness that it is.


Filed under 2008 election, Barack Obama, Chimpy, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, humor, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Magazines, Osama bin Laden, parody, politics, Republicans, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

20 responses to “I’ve Gotcha Covered!

  1. nightowl724

    Hi, nonnie!!!!!

    This poster is too funny! So many details! The Constitution in the fireplace is my fave, followed closely by the AE Gold Card in Cindy Lou’s purse…

    hahahahahahahaHA. HA!

  2. nightowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    it’s been so quiet over here. jeb has been here lots, but he has to move. gotta is off to austin soon, and i don’t know where fotc is. i missed you! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    as to the poster, how can you make such a glaring error, nightowl? cindy lou wouldn’t be seen dead with a gold amex card! that’s a centurian card!
    i love making posters like this where i can put all kinds of little jokes. at one point, i had a budweiser sign behind cindy, but it looked too crowded, so i took it out.

  3. nightowl724

    Que????? I had never even heard of a Centurian Card. Holy cripes!

    The ยขuntry Time Lemonade and the Bud did not escape my attention, either. Rich white trash…

  4. nightowl,
    first, forgive me for editing your comment. i changed the C to ยข so the filters don’t get all clogged up.
    second, i knew there was something better than a gold amex, and i wasn’t sure if it was platinum or titanium, so i looked it up. i found centurian. i had heard of it before (i used to work in the credit card industry), but the name didn’t occur to me.

  5. buelahman

    Very, VERY funny stuff. Glad EM at the Grievance project highlighted you.

    Cross posted at my place:


  6. nightowl724

    OOPS! Sorry, I didn’t mean to clog the tubes!

    I read some of the criteria for getting an AmEx Centurian Card. It looks like Mr. Cindy Lou wouldn’t qualify for one on his own – unless being a century old counts for something…

  7. jeb

    Nonnie, where can I buy that lemonade?

    OK, I think the Obama camp is making a big fuss over nothing and the winners will be The New Yorker because you can’t buy pub like that. However, I’m confused, I understood that the Obama cover was satire but the McBush one looks authentic to me.

  8. foxy-contin

    outstanding, nonnie! the lemonade knocked me off my chair!

    glad i checked in on you.

  9. hi buelahman!
    welcome to the raisin! ๐Ÿ˜€ EM is good people (and much smarter than me!), and the grievance project is a very interesting and important site. i check over there often. i am very glad that you made your way over here, and i hope you will visit and comment often. the raisinettes are a lot of fun to hang out with.

  10. nightowl,
    you are forgiven. you know i can’t stay mad at you. i have treated the tubes with some drano, and everything seems to be okay now.
    what’s the word on your computer? did you get it fixed or get a new one yet?

  11. jeb,
    i think the lemonade is available at the capt. underpants website, and they also put up a stand wherever the straight talk express stops.
    you caught me! i am sooooo embarrassed! ๐Ÿ˜ณ i thought that i would get away with altering a photograph a little and calling it satire, but you are just too astute for me. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  12. foxy-contin!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    how are ya? it’s been decades since you’ve been here! i am so happy to see you! ๐Ÿ™‚
    i’ve used that lemonade a few times now. dont’cha hate it when you buy something, only use it once, and then have it sitting on the shelf gathering dust?
    please stop by more often, foxy-contin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Nonnie,

    Your satire parody slays this one from David Horsey via Balloon Juice via War Room. You should be getting these links.

  14. awww, thanks, em! ๐Ÿ™‚
    i think that cartoon is pretty funny. kingoneeye of newscorpse has his version, too. take note that both of them as well as my version all have the same thing burning in the fireplace.

  15. nightowl724

    Those other toons were funny, but yours was best!

    I see that many agree on what’s happened to “We the People!”

    My computer is semi-fixed, limping along for now. I’m gonna need a new one sooner rather than later though…

    PS Thanks for fixing that plumbing problem for me.

  16. awww, thanks, nigthowl. ๐Ÿ˜ณ i’m blushing.
    glad that you at least have a computer to use. i know it’s frustrating when they are limping, but better than one that doesn’t run at all.

  17. take note that both of them as well as my version all have the same thing burning in the fireplace.

    That’s only because there’s no toilet in the Oval Office.

  18. ๐Ÿ˜† that’s because it is so entertaining to put chimpy in an oval office and watch how confused he gets when they tell him to poop in the corner.

  19. Excuse me for commenting offtopic but what WordPress template are you using? It looks amazing!