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“Hope” Artist says Americans Ignorant and Lazy; Pans Obama

Ahh yes, the misanthropy of the Left. It shines through so brightly sometimes.

Obama hopeThey want to help the people. But so often, what I hear is contempt. And if we really think about the agenda of the Left, it’s predicated on a kind of contempt – the notion that people really can’t be trusted to help themselves, to safeguard themselves, to think for themselves – even to tell what’s fattening and what’s not.

It doesn’t really take a village, in the Left’s view. It takes really smart liberals running the village to the tell the villagers what to do.

And so we have Mr. Shepard Fairey, creator of the iconic Obama Hope image, bending over and crapping on the hopeful. Because they have not lived up to the expectations of their helpers among the enlightened class.

You see, Mr. Fairey explains, “the entire system needs an overhaul,” and if Americans were not such ignoramuses, it might be happening, he told Esquire.

We also need a public that isn’t so uneducated and complacent. I hate to say Americans are ignorant and lazy, but a lot of them are ignorant and lazy . . .

But what frustrates me to no end are people who want to blame Obama or blame anything that is something that if they were actually doing anything as simple as voting, it might not be as bad as it is. There’s a lot of finger pointing and very little action and very little research into the dynamics that created the situation that they’re unhappy about.

Well, I’m always in favor of “researching the dynamics.” I don’t know what that means, but it sounds very scientific, and so I’m for it. But a little bit of research might have demonstrated to Mr. Fairey that Obama was in fact elected because people voted – because the Democratic vote churning machine so outdid that of the Republicans’.

But alas, Obama, whom Fairey elevated to Sainthood, was canonized too soon.

“Do you think Obama has lived up to your “Hope” poster?”

“Not even close.”

“How come?”

“Obama has had a really tough time, but there have been a lot of things that he’s compromised on that I never would have expected. I mean, drones and domestic spying are the last things I would have thought [he’d support]. I’ve met Obama a few times, and I think Obama’s a quality human being, but I think that he finds himself in a position where your actions are largely dictated by things out of your control. I’m not giving him a pass for not being more courageous, but I do think the entire system needs an overhaul and taking money out of politics would be a really good first step.”

Yes, let’s get money out of politics so Obama won’t fly drones. Or something.

Sure, Mr. Fairey is not perfectly coherent. But his visceral anger at average people echoes throughout liberaldom, straight to the top, where your success within the “system” is resented.

But what do you know? “You didn’t build that.”

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26 Responses to “Hope” Artist says Americans Ignorant and Lazy; Pans Obama

  1. Just how many of those people who are “ignorant and lazy” voted for Obama?

    BTW: On the really tough time Obama’s had, this quote from Coates’ “The Case for Reparations”:

    “In the contest of upward mobility, Barack and Michelle Obama have won. But they’ve won by being twice as good—and enduring twice as much.” I’d love to try “researching the dynamics” of that claim.

      • Scamming the electorate is my guess. BO basically lied through his first campaign by being a “blank slate” and promising rainbows and unicorns. Some of us dug a little deeper than the slobbering media and saw nothing in his past personal accomplishments amounted to very much, so we were dubious of those promises. I gave him less than 100 days in 2009 and was out on the streets with the tea party on April 15 with a sign that said “Stop Rewarding Failure and Punishing Success!” Alluding to the bank bailouts not the poor of course ;)

  2. Methinks MrFairey is really a conservative who believed he was a liberal if he’s quoted correctly.
    And, I would be remiss if I didn’t at “racist”, too.

    • He has bigger problems. Last nite on Real Housewives of NYC, that dopey Carole ran for her condo board and ripped off his clunky 1930s poster theme…

    • He made money off that poster didn’t he? LOL, that makes him a capitalist, unless he donated all his proceeds to the Obama campaign.

      I think Obama Girl (of the swooning viral video of 2008)was in the Mitt camp by 2012 :)

  3. The most devastating foe the liberals have facing them are intelligent conservatives.
    They know that, which is why they are determined to silence their voices.

    Common sense is infectious when demonstrated to procure results.

    Many democratic cities are failing due to the liberal principles employed that have been proven to not work, and yet, the authorities refuse to change their ways.

    It is a conundrum to me that these people will not change the tactics they use to run a city that is obviously failing.

    Is it blindness ?
    Is it ideology ?
    Is it stupidity ?

    At some point, stubborn adherence to a philosophy that is failing needs to be released.

    An admission of failure is not a defeat.
    It is however an acknowledgement that you recognize what you need to do in the future.

    • “…to run a city that is obviously failing.”
      Chicago is in that category, run by Democrat’s at for atleast 60 years now has a Moody’s credit rating of ba1, junk status. Chicago Park District also shares that dubious distinction. Way to go Rahm

      • Just returned from visiting family in Chicago. Pot holes, dirty streets and OMG, the traffic! Most of the trip was spent sitting in traffic as main streets were ripped up due to “construction.”

  4. Is Shepherd Fairey saying that the Ferguson and Baltimore rioters are lazy and ignorant? They voted in large numbers for The Loser in Chief, what has he done for them? Most don’t finish school, have no family structure, are aborted before birth in large numbers, can’t/won’t/ or are unable to hold a job or find a job even if they wanted one. They burn down their neighborhoods, trash and steal from the few businesses brave enough to serve those same neighborhoods. Then these same people blame whites and Republicans, all while generationally voting for Democraps. I don’t know who Shepherd Fairey is except for the “Hope” poster but I do wish he would shut his pie-hole and get a clue.

  5. Liberals are about power. At the end of the day, after all the ‘compassionate’ language,the endless lies and political dirty tricks, power is their beginning, middle and end.

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  7. At lest according to this article and the fact that Mr. Fairey was such a devoted supporter of Obama for two elections, it is pretty clear that no matter his qualifications as a hero worshipper, artist, and businesman, he knows very little about politics.

    “Incoherent” is probably a charitable description of his political statements. But sadly, ignorance among the voters is bliss for the politicians they worship.