Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama says she and President Barack Obama have lost hope since the election of Donald Trump.

Obama campaigned on a platform of hope and change in 2008. But eight years later, many Americans are still waiting for the change Obama promised to deliver.

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That strong gust of wind some of you felt last week was the winds of Change blowing Barack Obama's house of cards down. It's amazing to me how many multitudes of former Kool Aide drinkers have put their cups down and been reformed. I realized Obama himself would ultimately reveal to the masses what a fraud he was. But honestly, I never thought it would happen this quicky. I figured a year, maybe two tops.

Yesterday, I spent the better part of two hours reading this post on the Entertainment board on AOL Black Voices forums. The post is titled "Say It Ain't So, Barack!" It was so enlightening to read intelligent, well thought out political commentary from black people for a change! I wanted to copy & paste some of those comments on my blog, but there were too many good ones!

Now comes word that the artist who created the infamous Obama 'Joker' posters has been unmasked, and he is a fellow Chicagoan! His name is Firas Alkhateeb, and he is a senior history major at the University of Illinois.

Alkhateeb crafted the now famous Time magazine cover featuring Obama in clown makeup on Adobe Photoshop software and uploaded the image to Flickr. At first he got a thousand hits, but the hits exploded after an anonymous visitor downloaded the image and removed the references to Time magazine. The anonymous artist added the word "Socialism" and hung copies of the image around L.A., making headlines throughout the country.

The LA Times newspaper tracked the image to the Flickr account and the page was taken down. Flickr said they removed the page due to copyright violations. Alkhateeb is adjusting to his newfound fame after giving The Times an interview, but he's concerned about the backlash from Chicagoans.

"After Obama was elected, you had all of these people who basically saw him as the second coming of Christ," Alkhateeb said. "From my perspective, there wasn't much substance to him."