Sunday, August 23, 2015

Is this some attempt by Jeb Bush to subliminally signal to the black community that he is with them?

Nope you're not crazy that is the hand of a black man.
Courtesy of TPM:  

Is it getting this bad? Flailing in the polls and struggling to find a rationale for his candidacy, is Jeb Bush suggesting he may be black? Judd Legum at ThinkProgress points out that the Jeb SuperPac 'Right to Rise' has just blanketed Iowa with a mailer in which Jeb's head appears to be photoshopped on to a black man's body.

You know I almost did not post this. But the more I stared at this picture the more I just could not figure out how it escaped scrutiny by those in charge of the "Right to Rise" PAC and made it onto a flier.

I mean first off Jeb Bush is one of the whitest men I have ever seen, so the hand really stands out.

And secondly his grin actually looks like he is hiding something from his audience, which kind of automatically makes you suspicious.

What's next? Will we soon see Jeb fliers with a breast pump photoshopped in the background to attract the new mother vote? Or two tickets to a Streisand concert surreptitiously placed in the pocket to garner support from the LGBT voter? Or perhaps just a look of shame on his face in order to connect with all of those millions of Americans outed by the Ashley Madison hack?

Politics, just when you think you have seen it all.

38 comments:

  1. Bur wait there is more...
    http://www.aol.com/article/2015/08/22/jeb-bush-super-pac-sends-out-mailer-with-major-photoshop-fail/21226104/?cps=gravity_4816_8029875471634128257

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  2. Anonymous9:05 AM

    They darkened the hand so the detail of the "J" curl would be clearer. Simply an amateur photoshop job and bad solution to a simple problem.

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    1. Balzafiar9:32 AM

      I think you are right but the right hand also appears to have some retouching around the fingertips. There were far better solutions available to highlighting the curl of the "J" though.

      I also wonder how many black men dress like that?

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    2. Anonymous9:55 AM

      Agree. Photoshop fail.

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    3. Anonymous9:56 AM

      If you look between the fingers on his right hand, you can see black between each of them. And under his shirt collar I think. It's more than just a complete black hand left hand.

      Equally strange to me is that Jeb! really went on a crash diet (and maybe exercise) program. A bit too far in my opinion. Why would they put 40 pounds back on him in this picture. He looks much thicker than he is.

      Weird all around.

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    4. Anonymous10:07 AM

      If they were just concerned about the "J", they would have reduced it's size so it wasn't over the hand. It makes more sense to me that they photoshopped Jeb's image onto that of a black man and missed making a correction on the left hand because it's partially obscured by the 'J'.

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    5. Anonymous12:45 PM

      He has no upper body tone and he's in a permanent slouch. He's curved like that J, which is no compliment.

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    6. Anonymous3:01 PM

      If that were the case the whole hand would be darkened and the side of the fingers would not be lighter like a black man's hand.

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  3. Anonymous9:08 AM

    The subliminal message: he's just like Barack Obama -- half-black and half-white.

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    1. More like half-blatant and half-wit.

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    2. Anonymous12:43 PM

      Half-ass and dim-wit.

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  4. Balzafiar9:28 AM

    Question: which came first, prostitutes or politicians? To me they're both cut from the same cloth.

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    1. Anonymous10:51 AM

      Prostitites give a service for their money.

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  5. Anonymous9:29 AM

    His hand was in shadow. Painfully obvious. They just photoshopped in a different background behind him, and didn't take the time to check details. It's not like his face was photoshopped onto another body.

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    1. Anonymous12:33 PM

      That's not a shadowed white hand. It's uniformly dark from wrist to fingertips, where the fingernails are pinkish. That's the hand of a black hand.

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  6. Anonymous9:40 AM

    Dubya must have been dumber than we even thought, if Jeb! is "the smart one"!!! I thought he claimed to be Mexican.

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  7. Anonymous9:51 AM

    What a hideous rictus. He can't even smile like a normal person. Whoever chose that off-putting image (the hand is the least of it) must be getting paid under the table by Trump.

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    1. Balzafiar12:20 PM

      You think that's a rictus? Hell, you should see his butthole when his visits the Koch's begging for cash.

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    2. Anonymous12:35 PM

      Uhh... I'd rather not, Balzafiar. The rictus grin is bad enough. Fortunately, unlike (and until) you (thanks for nothing), it didn't make me think of his anus.

      9:51

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  8. Anonymous10:19 AM

    Jeb looks too cheesy to me! Have no clue why anyone would vote for another Bush as POTUS!

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  9. Anonymous10:22 AM

    n a tweet, Right To Rise's Paul Lindsay details why Jeb's hand appears black on the flier. In the original image, a woman standing next to him casts a dark shadow on his hand. The image was then further altered and transposed onto a stock photo of Iowa.
    Update from Think Progress.

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    1. I don't believe that explanation. The shade of the fingernails tell a different story.

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    2. Anonymous12:38 PM

      Ditto WaveLength. In fact, even when you digitally darken the image of a white hand, it still doesn't turn dark brown except for the fingernails.

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    3. Anonymous1:22 PM

      I'm not buying it, either. No one cast a shadow on his hand that missed his pants and shirt sleeve. If the fingers on his right hand are casting shadows on each other, they would also be casting shadows on his pants. But, gotta' remember we're dealing with Bush supporters here and, like Palin, they're immunized against the conventional reasonable person test (what they knew or should have known) by profound and unimaginable ignorance.

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  10. Anonymous10:29 AM

    So, Jeb's used an exclamation mark and a question mark in his ads.
    What's left? A semi-colon? A hyphen? A percentage sign? I can't wait.

    Sarah, you'll have to look up "rictus" on your own. We aren't going to help you.

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    1. Anonymous11:23 AM

      A new word for her to use in her next screech! $arah's had a better education here than she ever did in the colleges she attended. Snort!

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  11. Anonymous11:02 AM

    Why Jeb? Yes, why, indeed?

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  12. Anonymous12:15 PM

    It doesn't even look like a human hand but like some misshapen monkey's paw. Is Jeb! really only half human?

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  13. Anonymous12:43 PM

    It needs a comma: "Why, Jeb?"

    Why, oh, why are you running for President?

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  14. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Unless there is a fix in or this country has lost our collective minds, I cannot see another bush in the White House unless it's a potted plant.

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    1. Balzafiar4:47 PM

      The last Bush in the White House was pretty much just a potted plant.

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    2. Anonymous5:53 PM

      At least you capitalized, Balzafiar, I couldn't .
      Zero respect for any of them.

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  15. Anonymous4:09 PM

    Fine, see what you want to see. So someone intentionally darkened his left hand as code for what exactly? White men with one black left hand means what? Does Jeb shake hands of minorities with only his left hand? This is silliness.

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  16. Anonymous4:48 PM

    No Jeb! It would just be a third term for Dumya. Jebya! No no no no no no no no no no no no no no!

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    1. Anonymous5:56 PM

      Even mama Babs said a third is the last thing this country needs.

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  17. Anita Winecooler5:50 PM

    Someone tell me again, THIS is supposed to be the SMARTER brother? In what respect, Charlie? Seriously, why? What was he thinking? Now, if he photoshopped a sombrero, I'd cut him a break, but if this is the "more inclusive" GOP, they can shove it!

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  18. Anonymous7:57 PM

    His arm is weird too, why would he have one arm bent to his side, and the other hidden behind his back? That is an odd pose for a guy. Women might try different angles to attempt to appear smaller, but men generally just stand as they normally do.

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