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Rush’s Morning Update: Zap the Left!
July 15, 2008

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Well, Obama and his people are filled with wrath over the cover of the currentNew Yorker magazine. The cover illustration depicts Obama and his wife in the Oval Office. Obama is wearing traditional Muslim attire– a robe, aturban, and somesandals– while his bride Michelle is decked out as an armed terrorist, looking likeAngela Davis, wearing camouflage pants and combat boots. An American flag is burningin the fireplaceunder a portrait of Osama bin Laden.

Now, New Yorker editor David Remnick is “surprised” that the cover has drawn criticism. He told the New York Daily News that the illustration “combines a number of fantastical images about the Obamas,” and shows those images “for the obvious distortions they are.” The satire, he says, “is meant to hold up a mirror to the absurd.”

But this is not washing withthe Messiah, Lord Barack Obama the most merciful — heis vexed. Campaign spokes-minion Bill Burton said: “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.”

Hey, guys in the Obama campaign: We didn’t have anything to do with thisin the right-wing! Mr. Messiah,Lord Barack,we beseech you.Direct your righteous wrath upon the guilty. It is your left-wing buddies, like the New Yorker crowd, who have smeared you and besmirched your name since the beginning of this campaign. Zap themwith your thunderbolts! Leave us alone! And stop whining anyway; get above it all — it’s about time!

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