When I first saw the ObamaJoker poster, I laughed out loud. What was going on? Is it mocking Obama? Or is it an ironic poke at a perceived over-the-top villainization of Obama by his political opponents? Or is it mocking Shepard Fairey and his ubiquitous sloganeering? Perhaps all three at the same time?
I still don't know.
The poster seems to provoke a strong reaction in everyone, followed by confusion as its audience tries to decypher its meaning. There is a word for this phenomenon: art.
Now that the reviews are coming in that the poster is "dangerous," it may not just be art, it very well might be great art.