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I recently ran across a teabagger complaining about all of the "Messiah" imagery associated with Obama, who challenged all comers to google "Obama messiah" images to prove his point.  (I did go look -- what I found was more than half of them were right-wing mockeries, so I guess I'm not concerned.)

Then today there's a "Free Romney Bumper Sticker" ad on the top of DK.  Odd, but I click anyway -- any time the Mittster offers to spend money on me for my vote I'll be sure to make him put out! -- and this is the image I find after filling out the form...

I hesitate to call it a dog whistle because it's so blatant.  For those who can't see it, the photo is of Rmoney from behind, head bowed and left arm raised toward a light streaming down toward and over his head.  The crowd is sitting silently, as though he might be leading a prayer or offering a benediction.  He looks like a televangelist... or a messiah.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, blue aardvark, Wee Mama, Carlo

    Let us discard all this quibbling about this man or the other man, this race or that race... Let us unite as one people declaring that all men are created equal... A. Lincoln

    by ThatTallGuy on Fri May 18, 2012 at 07:08:55 AM PDT

  •  He does look like he's offering a benediction (3+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, SuzieQ4624, Wee Mama

    May the pothole filled road rise to meet you
    May the wind not encounter any mills on its way to your back
    And until we meet again
    May you send more donations

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra En théorie, il n'y a aucune différence entre théorie et pratique, mais en pratique, il y a toujours une différence. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Fri May 18, 2012 at 07:26:16 AM PDT

  •  Yep. He looks like he is preaching the gospel (1+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama

    of selfishness, greed, homophobia and xenophobia. Either that or he's saying "hold on, I don't remember what I said but whatever it was, I stand by it".

    Santorum: Man on Dog; Romney: Dog on Car. Ren and Stimpy: Dog on Cat equalitymaine.org

    by commonmass on Fri May 18, 2012 at 07:37:54 AM PDT

  •  Perhaps the teabagger was upset because... (1+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama

    Obama's imagery is so much better than Rmoney's?

    I googled both "Obama Messiah" and "Romney Messiah" and Romneys results sucked.  Apparently Romney hasn't spent any of his billions on a decent graphic designer.

    Here are the best results from both searches...

    messiah2

    Satan?
    (Yes, this came up when I searched "Romney Messiah")

  •  Romney's pictures show contempt for (0+ / 0-)

    people. In this one the citizens are literally "little people," out of focus and way below Romney. In the flyer discussed in another diary, the photo was taken from a kneeling position, looking up at Romney.

    Grandiosity, Willard, grandiosity. Even if you believe it about yourself (or perhaps especially if you believe it about yourself) it is not very fetching and quite unlikely to win over independents.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Fri May 18, 2012 at 08:20:50 AM PDT

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