There's a new Obama poster on the streets of LA, and it's significantly less hopeful than the Shepard Fairey one: a Photoshop mashup of Heath Ledger's Joker and President Obama.

There have been suggestions that this is Obama being put in "white face," or being threatened with violence, which is interesting to me because my first reaction to the image was simply that it makes no sense at all.

How is the Joker in any way socialist? Socialism is about more government, and the Joker is about creating as little structure and as much anarchy as possible. The Joker does not want to provide you with free government-funded benefits. HE WANTS TO BLOW YOU UP.