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June 16, 2007

Between Obama And "Honest Abe"

Obama-Abe

As an “attack image,” I think it’s a particularly complex and interesting one.

My question is, to what extent does the visual analogy to Lincoln, as proposed by Black Agenda Report, suggest that Obama has “sold out” black America?

(image: unattributed. blackagendareport.com. h/t: HuffPost commenter whose handle I could re-locate.)

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