If you’re a conservative living in Los Angeles, one of the meager cultural pleasures you can partake in is the work of Sabo, the guerrilla street artist that’s been responsible for some amazing Democrat-skewering pieces of art in recent years.
Now, Rep. Maxine Waters is getting a starring role in one of the top movies of the season, courtesy of a billboard and a little imagination.
I’m going to assume most of our readers are aware of two facts before I go on here.
First, they know that Waters has been one of provocateurs against the Trump administration, encouraging members of the left to engage in harassment as part of #TheResistance.
Second, they also know that “Halloween” is the latest Hollywood film to receive the reboot/retread treatment. Yes, Michael Myers is back and still harassing Jamie Lee Curtis, although this time I’m sure it has a lot more bass drops on the soundtrack. (It actually has fairly good reviews at the moment, scoring an 80 percent fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes as of Saturday morning.)
However, Sabo thought that it might be a bit better if Myers was replaced with a more modern villain:
@thebestcloser Street artist Sabo strikes the Left again, this time targeting everyone’s favorite auntie: Maxine Waters, whom he’s graciously given a starring role in one of the longest running franchises, “Halloween.” pic.twitter.com/gMNZkbHPPW
— Moon (@bstaps05) October 19, 2018
In addition to replacing Myers’ head with that of Waters, Sabo also included the hashtag #UncivilDemocrats.
“The gigantic billboard at Pico Boulevard in West Hollywood remains intact, only the congresswoman is now holding the sharp butcher knife in her right hand, looking ready to plunge it into an unsuspecting victim,” The Hollywood Reporter noted.
In an interview, Sabo said that the billboard was in reference to the infamous June speech in which Waters called upon her followers to engage in rather, um, uncivil disobedience. I guess he had to make this point because most people writing for The Hollywood Reporter were probably in disbelief that Saint Maxine has ever engaged in any perfidies.
“History will record while (Trump) tried to step on all of us, we kicked him in his rear and stepped on him,” Waters said at (yes, really) a toy drive this summer.
“If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Already, you have members of your cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants, who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep.’ And guess what? We’re going to win this battle because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions and others, you really don’t know the Bible. God is on our side! On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable.
“And so, let’s stay the course. Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she continued.
“Mr. President, we will see you ever day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this!”
That’s not horror movie stuff, but the kind of thing that it presaged has been. Screaming in elevators and chasing politicians from restaurants isn’t exactly a villain busting into a cabin with a hatchet, but it’s an absolute catastrophe for our democracy.
At least Angelinos now have a perfect tableau of what Maxine Waters hath wrought — as long as it stays up, at least.
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