Obama ‘Hope’ Poster Artist Admits Obama Flopped, But Who He Blames May Surprise You

Shepard Fairey Obama Hope Poster

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The man who made the now infamous “Hope” poster, as part of the “Hope and Change” mantra that became the iconic slogan for Obama’s presidential campaign of 2008, is admitting that Obama has been a major disappointment, but more than blaming Obama for his failures, he blames you, the American people, for being “ignorant, lazy, uneducated and complacent.”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Shepard Fairey, 45, in an interview with Esquire, when asked if “Obama has lived up to you ‘Hope’ poster?” replied:

“Not even close.”

Fairey said that he’d met Obama a few times and that Obama is a “quality human being,” but cited Obama’s support for domestic spying and drones as being the biggest surprises to him, but largely gives Obama a pass because things are largely out of his control.

But the real source of Obama’s failures somehow lays at the feet of the American people, according to Fairey, not Obama, who has shown the tendency to use his unconstitutional “pen and phone” to change anything that he isn’t convincing enough to pass through legal congressional means:

“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. It’s just like what I was talking about with Rebel Music and art. When you live in a place that has a lot of good things that make life easier, it’s easier to take them for granted.

 

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.”

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Fairey, a big supporter of the Anti-American Occupy movement, insisted that he’s not anti-capitalism, but that “Capitalism just needs better referees.”

“The thing I’m really worried about is climate change,” he said, admitting that he’d fallen for the global warming scam.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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