The Barack Obama 'Joker' posters first appeared under overpasses in the L.A. area. Then they were spotted plastered on the Big Chicken in Marietta, Georgia. Now the posters have made their way into South Florida as more people take up the cause against Socialism.
Vandals plastered the signs all over a U.S. Post Office and drop boxes in Clermont, Florida yesterday. Lake County residents called a local TV station when they spotted the posters on Stop signs.
"He looks so mean, gruesome and evil and this is not something you want to portray your president. Very disrespectful," Clermont resident Charlene Forth told Eyewitness News.
The posters depict Obama in clown makeup with his mouth crudely slit from ear to ear similar to Heath Ledger's Joker character in The Dark Knight.
The Postmaster of the Clermont Post Office told Eyewitness News he was offended by the posters.
"I found that they were very well glued on and they're not easy to be taken off," Postmaster Willie Montgomery said. "I've been with the Postal Service for 30 years now. I've never seen anything this insensitive."
National radio talk show host Alex Jones put out a call for his listeners to plaster the 'Joker' posters everywhere.
"The establishment is trying to use [Obama's] star appeal to sell the new world order, the carbon tax, the health care, the whole agenda," Jones argued in a video clip on his website.
But Montgomery said Jones is taking his campaign too far. "They've gone much too far. This is what I would call an extreme," said Montgomery, who added that defacing a post office is a federal offense.