I drove to downtown Los Angeles today to meet a new client.
When I'm downtown, I typically stop in the Arts District on 3rd and Alameda and check out the new graffiti murals and wheat paste posters posted on one particular wall where a high rise building owner welcomes them.
One can get a sense of which conservative political figure the arts community hates the most.
Five years ago, the wall would be covered in derogatory posters depicting George W. Bush as a henchman or murderer.
When Fed Chairman Ben Bernake's name became commonplace in the press starting with the stock market crash of 2007, his likeness began appearing in a very uncomplimentary fashion on this wall.
Today's large installations on the wall shocked me: They depicted President Obama as the devious joker in Batman. And more surprising, one enormous poster shows Obama joining conservative icon Ronald Reagan (who's face got covered with Big Bird) shooting a Mickey-Mouse-ear-wearing-American girl.
I guess winning a second term makes President Obama part of the evil conservative elite? Aaron commented that hipsters may have liked Obama more had he lost the election; he could have been a martyr.