During the Bush years it was common to see him depicted as a monkey, a Nazi, or in any number of humiliating ways, so why not?
Frankly, this depiction of Obama even made me cringe. It has the added churn of being devastatingly effective. No doubt myriad leftie activists world-wide are kicking themselves today, having not been hip enough to think of this when it's power could have been used to unite the world against right-wing tyranny.
I don't think this poster is going to sit well with the left. No siree.
UPDATE: I didn't see this earlier. Here's Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson:
"Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery," says Hutchinson, "it is mean-spirited and dangerous."
Dangerous. Like yelling fire in a crowded theater I suppose, this poster is a public safety issue!
"We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama."
Depicter, expose thyself!
Earl has forgotten that dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
UPDATE II: Private health care has Batman-like approval ratings.
UPDATE III: Sometimes you can only take so much of the Rantings of Loafer. In this case, it is the confidence with which he makes the following statement:
Face it, if this depiction was of the Pope, or of her honor (former) Gov. Palin, all hockey sticks would be flying, with hours of "coverage" on the lack of lefty ethics by the RW Media.
Hmmm - The hypocrit meter just pegged.
I offer exhibit A, virtually the same depiction of Bush, which passed without comment, as far as I know. And don't get me started on all the "assassination chic" wear from the Bush era, which also passed with little comment. I don't know about the hypocrit meter, but it seems a bit late to be crying about this kind of stuff now.