Obama ‘Hope and Change’ mural inside polling place in Philadelphia


Anyone got a can of spray paint?

WEEKLY STANDARD – Here’s a picture of an Obama mural at a Philadelphia polling place:

Unreal: Obama mural inside polling place in Philly. No wonder they are kicking out GOP officials. Photo twitter.com/Timodc/status/…

— Tim Miller (@Timodc) November 6, 2012

The exact location is the 35th ward-D18 Franklin School.

Comment Policy: Please read our new comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.
  • How is that legal?

    • WhiteGuy2

      My thoughts exactly.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      It’s Philly. What’s law go to do with it?

    • savagenation

      Animal Farm: Some are MORE equal than others…

      • warpmine

        Reality, Dems are more equal than everybody else!

  • MiketheMarine

    Would projectile vomit suffice?

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Only a mural of it.

  • Sure, have the marxist staring at you while you vote. Kind’a like in dictatorships. Tell me, this is acceptable, but a woman wearing a shirt which says, “Vote the Bible” is not. Lord, please help us defend this nation and bring it back to You.

    • Rightstuff1

      The rank hypocrisy of the Left is thoroughly nauseating.

      • BlueGood

        This is TOTALLY ILLEGAL…at the very least it should have been covered by the Polling Supervisor and/or Head person!

        I can’t believe this….I had to inspect my polling station a day in advance and ensure NO political signs were in/on the property….

        I’d call the COPS of FBI….

        I wonder why I despise LIBERALS????

        • You’re not alone in your despise of Libtards… or DumbocRATS!! Or Regressives (used to be Progressives)… We ALL know what they are about now!

          • warpmine

            Vote hope and change or you’re an uncle Tom.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Where’s a good defecating Occupier when you need one?

      • Nukeman60

        He’s out voting in 14 other precincts. A very busy guy today.

    • Patriot077

      I was thinking the same exact thing, ABC. We are not equal animals, obviously. Someone needs to spraypaint over that defacement.

    • LeonidasOfSparta1957

      Completely right!

  • Is it that hard to put paper over it just this one day?

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      My thoughts exactly. About two decades back, I was a poll worker (wanted to see what it was like, mostly), and they made us put paper over anything that even remotely resembled political messages (including portraits and such) for fear that someone would scream that it was unfair.

      • warpmine

        I guess they figured and rightly so that the poor dumb plantation occupants were going to vote for the child king one way or another so it wasn’t going to change any of their perceptions.

    • What I find supremely ironic about this, is that dear leader always has someone cover over any religious icon (read- CHRISTIAN Cross or the Name of Jesus) when he stands for his teleprompter fests at universities and other places, but people will not cover his face. Hmmmm.

    • warpmine

      Be faster with paint and rollers.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    Those people look like they’re ready to barf though, so maybe it won’t have the effect on voters that they thought it would have.

    Truly unbelievable. It’s probably a school, where the kids are being indoctrinated … year-round brainwashing while you eat lunch.

    • p m

      And what the heck is it doing in a school? Of all places. Gotta get that those unions out of education.

      • I AGREE! Infact get rid of ALL Unions! IN this day and age… Unions are NO longer needed!

  • ZM71

    This actually is illegal in Ohio, My room mates girlfriend was told she had to put a jacket on when she went to vote because she had an Obama shirt on.

    • tvlgds

      I’m pretty sure it’s federal law, too.

  • Boris_Badenoff

    Obviously leftist in Philly don’t really care about the law when it goes against their agenda.

    • warpmine

      This is precisely why I don’t give a rat’s caboose when victims of natural disasters seem to be inner city dwellers. They ask for everything from government and when it can’t perform they blame a lack of government until finally it’s Philadelphia or NY.


  • JeffWRidge

    It’s a lot like how they had posters and statues of their leaders up all over the place in communist countries.

    • Boris_Badenoff

      Why yes it is… Imagine that..

  • You have got to be kidding.

  • I have two problems with this: 1) It’s NOT legal to have that in a polling place and 2) WHY is that in a public school to begin with??

    • stage9

      Welcome to PA.

    • deeme

      It goes well with the song they have them sing, equal work for equal pay, BHO Mmm, mmm, mmm…..

      • PicklePlants

        deeme – thanks for reminding me to turn on Rush! It was already 20 minutes into the show.


  • GreenBeretWay

    Geez,Just put a Black Beret on him and paint a night stick where the microphone is and he fits right in.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      I’d rather they paint Elvis’s face over Barack’s.

  • stage9

    Hey, just so long as you don’t wear a t-shirt that reads: “Vote the Bible” you’re good to go.

    • PicklePlants

      Or MIT

  • dontdrinkthecoolaid

    That’s illegal. Then again so it the quote used from FDR on the Palm Beach County Florida, Supervisor of Elections website site. It’s in the pollworker news letter section. No ethics, no morals, typical liberal.

  • Sandra123456

    That mural would make me want to vote for Romney at least 10 times if not more.

    That can’t be legal in a polling place!

  • proudhispanicconservative

    It looks like North Korea, Philly you should be ashamed of yourself.

  • Rocco11

    Show me a 3rd world country, I’ll show you the Left.

  • poljunkie

    What happened to not allowing Electioneering in or around a polling site?

    In Arizona they wouldnt even let a lady in to vote with a tea party tee shirt.

  • LeonidasOfSparta1957

    And a woman with “Vote the Bible” was forced away from the polling place.

  • deeme

    The only thing missing is his pals , he should have his arm around Chavez and Morsi..Seriously he is in our faces criminal, can you imagine having nothing to lose??

  • I wonder if that image on the wall could be considered graffiti? I think it is, so either paint over it or wash it down. It offends me.

  • THIS is why we VOTE!!! to Correct the ERRORS and put this miserable Socialist waster into the bin of history as the manchild we should never have allowed be elected (by vote). A lesson for us all going forward! Stay VIGILANT!!! Your country depends on it!

  • Nothing like voting against “Der Fuhrer”, with his ugly picture right there! This must be in the black section of Philly.

    There! I said it!

  • SirSullivan

    This is a blatant disregard for the law!!! This is where we are in this country, either follow the laws or ignore them by turning our heads! Where the heck are the police? Why isn’t someone doing something about this? Oh, I forgot, we don’t prosecute people who break the law. We give them guns so they can shoot our officials. Eric Holder had a chance to address this after the last election but nothing was done! Here’s the message… Ignore our laws and nothing will happen. This is sickening! TIME TO VOTE THESE CREEPS OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!!

  • SoLongSong

    Double post.

  • tvlgds

    Highly illegal, but they’ll get away with it like they did have the New Black Panthers and their billy clubs outside the door in 2008.

    • They’re Holders’ peeps so that’s okay.. . (groan)

      • tvlgds

        Of course. That and the multiple votes, military vote suppression, New Black Panthers back in Philly again. If I think I’m depressed today, I may not even get out of bed tomorrow!

        • We WILL win!

          • tvlgds

            Legally, I believe we will. I’m just really worried that the fraud will take it the other way. With all that we know about, there’s a whole lot more we haven’t heard.

  • Now… Just for a second… Imagine it was an image of Romney and Ryan… You all know the hellfire the Right would come under form the left-stream Media! But I bet there won’t even be a single mention of this on their news reports. 🙁

  • Rshill7

    A Judge just ordered that mural be covered.

    • celestiallady

      I just read that yea!!!!!

    • hbnolikeee

      They only partially covered it. What a bunch of low lives.

  • If I was to go to vote there… What would that image do? Change my opinion and make me vote for the empty chair? Not in a Million Years! It would make me wish I could vote for Romney/Ryan a thousand times more than I can!

  • cheongyei

    In that photo, what exactly is he thinking about doing to that microphone???

    I guess Philly IS the city of brotherly love.

    In Chicago, when Øbyango was running on the ‘Down Low’ in Jeremiah Wright’s chuch, rumor has it that Barry practiced a lot of ‘brotherly love’ in the gay bath houses.

  • Maxsteele

    But then they are kicking out students wearing “MIT” shirts as it looks too much like “MITT”. THis is obviously illegal.

  • kong1967

    I am dumbfounded. The libs are so above the law it ain’t even funny. They keep getting more and more brazen and out in the open about it because they know that no one will do anything about it. They break the law in plain view for everyone to see.

    That mural will sway a lot of votes. The power of suggestion.

  • Where is the outrage from Rachel Maddow, the self appointed defender of fraudulent voting practices? Not a peep so long as the benefit accrues to Obama.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Obama hasn’t obeyed the law since he was elected… why should his minions obey the law to get him re-elected? Throw out all the votes in Philly and that will set the record straight.

    All kidding aside… Philly is an armpit… with NBP, Dems kicking out GOP poll-watchers, this mural crap… I expect this bias and idiocy from California…

    What a tragedy… this should NEVER happen in America. Glad the garbage gets taken out soon.

  • PHILLY ….. Black Panthers are there again and this:
    “GOP poll inspectors being forcibly removed — replaced by Democrats”
    “Honest, understanding”, DNC scum.

  • Landscaper

    Look at the bright side, at least {one person got a job} painting a mural for Obummer.

    • True…

      1 down… 22million some odd hundred thousand to go! 🙁

  • Yazz55

    If the obamessiah wins today, in four years every polling place in the country will be required to have that mural.

    • wodiej

      probably have to have the mark of the beast too.

  • Just saw on Fox that a judge has ruled that it has to be covered.

    • jrt1031

      would be nice to go as far as disqualifying the location and votes and really learn the lesson here.

  • RosiesSeeingRed
    • Good pic RSR… and of course they missed the Zero! Zero is as Zero does. Bye bye you uselesss waster of a socialist scumbag you are!

      • wodiej

        rofl…don’t hold back wolfie!!

  • You folks do realize he is the president? I remember a big Reagan mural at my high school Gym we were pretty excited to have a California dude as president. Voting was held in the gym, too.

    • PJRodman

      Sorry Frank, nice try. That is not a presidential portrait…its a campaign ad. And the damned O is not the seal of the president of the US…yet anyway.

    • hbnolikeee

      How about only a troll points at something else that’s inappropriate as a pass for breaking the law. If it was up during the election, it was wrong.

      You’d make a fine Nazi. You know point at another Nazi that’s thrown more Jews in ovens.

      • wodiej

        oh geez….that’s just not right….ROFL!!

    • jrt1031

      Frank, have you ever noticed that any and all candidates running for election are not allowed to have any signs up or to be located near a poll location. This is standard. But those in Philly I guess are abover the law.

    • wodiej

      if they did, they shouldn’t have. It’s against election rules.

  • Joe

    I just got in

    This is illegal and a Judge ordered it to be covered

    This is a CBS link – which I find CBS to be very annoying

    but if you want to open it – at your own risk


    • Nukeman60

      Neal Cavuto just had this on his show. They covered up part of Obama’s face but left the logo uncovered. Amazing. Just bring in a tarp and cover the entire wall. That’s the solution.

  • mediaaccess1


  • Pyrran

    It’s Philadelphia.
    Just walk in and vote Republican.
    In your face, thugs!

  • Yvette47

    And after being presented with a court order stipulating that it must be covered today, they just covered the pic of him – not the whole wall! I haven’t heard/read if “complying” in this manner is being challenged or not. Makes me sick!!

  • Rocco11

    White guilt liberals actually named schools after this empty chair…


    What could be wrong with that? UGH!!!

  • wodiej

    Uhm….that’s a violation of election rules. So is the BP trolling within 100 ft of polling places. Glad to see conservatives are more on the ball this time around though.

  • Reddoc

    Oh my. You all need to get a grip. If this is illegal, arrest and prosecute. If it is a school, move the darn table or back off. He is our president. The kids deserve to have his picture. Read the thread and you get a sense of seething and disfunctional anger. Better look in a series of mirrors. In this election, We All Won. Democracy is alive and well.