'Hope' Artist No Longer an Obama Fan
The prez isn't really living up to Shepard Fairey's expectations
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2010 10:36 AM CDT
Updated Jun 12, 2010 12:00 PM CDT
In this Jan. 12, 2009 file photo, Los Angeles street artist Shepard Fairey poses for a picture in front of Barack Obama "HOPE" posters in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

(Newser) – How quickly things change. Shepard Fairey, creator of the iconic Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster, is no longer feeling quite so smitten with the prez, the New York Post reports. “Washington is too intertwined with corporate America,” Fairey said at a recent show opening. “I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it's not panning out. He's not pushing hard enough.”

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Jun 14, 2010 4:54 AM CDT
Look Obama has not had a Dem "controlled" government for the entire time he's been in office. Remember all that cheering when Brown won his seat because it gave Repubs power to block votes. REPUBLICAN HAVE BEEN BLOCKING ANYTHING THEY CAN, POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS, FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS, ETC. In Obama's first year he has passed over 200 of his 515 campaing promises with 100+ in the works. The problem is that our society wants a "quick fix" to everything. It's a "what have you done for me lately approach". That doesn't work. Things take time...in the military there's a saying...."hurry up and wait". You're told your gonna do something, you prep and spend time getting ready for it and once everythings ready to go.."you wait" for the powers that be to implement it. Nothing happens overnight, there are rules and procedures for everything. But it's easier to "BLAME" someone than to take responsibilty. "Fuck up..move up." comes in to play. Don't give the guy a chance to do right...just put a moron/ warm body in place next time because patience has run out and that's probably what will happen in 2012.
Jun 13, 2010 8:08 PM CDT
Throwin' the President under the bus now that he's made allllll that money from the poster? Not me. I'm even more of a supporter now that Mr. O has managed to make good changes even with the obstinate tactics and obstruction of a corrupt congress. Look ahead, Fairey boy, it'll all be good in the end. I predict hope and change ahead, in spite of the huge right wing conspiracy I used to scoff at -- when Hillary said it ... not now. You go, Mr. President! Stay strong.
Jun 13, 2010 7:41 PM CDT
I'm no longer a fan either. He's too conservative. Do I suddenly wish I'd voted for McCain/Palin? Hell no. I will never regret my choice.