More illegal electioneering? Obama mural reported at polling site in DC

As Twitchy reported earlier, voters at one Philadelphia voting site were forced to vote next to a giant mural of President Obama. They weren’t alone.

This mural of Obama and his penguin pals basking under a glowing campaign logo sun is located at School Without Walls High School in Washington, D.C.

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Another Twitter user reported seeing the mural earlier today.

The Twitterer who tweeted the image indicated that the mural has been reported.

At one point today, the portion of the mural with Obama’s face was apparently covered, but his campaign logo was not.

Twitchy will monitor this story and update with any further developments.

  • kbielefe

    Forget illegal electioneering, is that even legal educating?

  • Kathy HT

    OMG…I didn’t know Obama had murals of himself in so many public places…kind of like what you see dictators do in communist and middle east countries. Gross!!!!

    • WingedBishop

      You see those portraits remain over the ruins of said countries after their policies fail them.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        I know, right. Lenin’s body, to this day, lies in state in somewhere, in Russia. What used to be Leningrad, or something. Mouldering mummy…

    • Guest

      Please tell me you see the difference between a dictator who mandates portraits of himself be painted and some kids who choose to paint something that’s displayed in their school…

      • swtogirl

        I certainly see the difference, but I beg to differ that these murals were painted by kids–seriously doubt it. Could be a paint-by-numbers, but someone else drew them for sure.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          You’d be surprised the caliber of art that can come out of a high school… 7th and 8th grade, even. I was in an art program in my high school, back in the day. I managed to cram 13 semesters of art into 3 years of high school.

      • Kathy HT

        Kids don’t usually paint pictures of political leaders unless they’re directed to do so. I think if this were a school art class project it is inappropriate to have such a permanent fixture. I’m sure there is a better theme they could have chosen for the mural. It just smells of something like a re-education camp. A picture/portrait of the current President in the school office would suffice.

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        I agree with @swtogirl:disqus and @kathyht:disqus

        Also, if it were a mural of lots of presidents and their campaign symbols inside stylized live-giving suns, I don’t think people would be saying as much about that aspect of it.

        In any case, it’s a polling place. It should have been covered up before the place even opened.

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        I agree with @swtogirl:disqus and @kathyht:disqus

        Also, if it were a mural of lots of presidents and their campaign symbols inside stylized live-giving suns, I don’t think people would be saying as much about that aspect of it.

        In any case, it’s a polling place. It should have been covered up before the place even opened.

      • Patriotgal

        Guest-Children did not paint this! Nor did the children write the “obama songs” that teachers made them sing at school. This is very sick. Pure and simple “OBAMA IDOL WORSHIP” and it needs to STOP. TONIGHT.

      • Patriotgal

        Guest-Children did not paint this! Nor did the children write the “obama songs” that teachers made them sing at school. This is very sick. Pure and simple “OBAMA IDOL WORSHIP” and it needs to STOP. TONIGHT.

      • orringtonmom (D)

        hey, we had a huge mural of the incredible hulk (we called mascot the green machine… yeah, but whatever) and to be honest, i don’t have a problem with there being a mural of obama in a school. my problem is with there being voting booths next to it. inappropriate and against the rules. sorry.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      Also disturbing is the Obama symbol in the middle of the sun. You know, the sun… that big hot thing out there in space that allows life on Earth to exist as it does.

      • my preciousss!!

        yeh…they’ve now associated the sun to obama. wow. just unbelievable.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          You’ve never heard of sun worship?

      • my preciousss!!

        yeh…they’ve now associated the sun to obama. wow. just unbelievable.

    • RaggedyAnn46

      I remember when I was in school, it was the American Flag we pledged allegiance to each day.

    • RaggedyAnn46

      I remember when I was in school, it was the American Flag we pledged allegiance to each day.

    • Red Eye Pit Crew

      Oh my word, you nailed it. Where on earth do you have murals of leaders? God help this nation!

    • shawn

      Nooo..this is what happens when people respect you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LittleMissRightOfficial Ingrid Cherry

    WTF is the deal with the penguins? Very odd pairing.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one wondering that!

    • RaggedyAnn46

      Good question. They appear to be wondering around aimlessly, just like obamazombies.

      • CherDash

        I’m sure it’s an evironmental statement.

      • http://google.com/ FAKEXTIAN Hunter

        Well at least we were ALL able to find the polls tonight to re-elect Obama. Guess we’re not wandering so aimlessly after all.

        • Hello Jerry (D)

          Shouldn’t you be at school? Getting that daily brainwashing?

        • RaggedyAnn46

          Yeah..that’s the thing about Obamazombies..he says vote..you say which way? He says I’ll give you..you say gimme? I know the way to the “gimme” office! When the freebies run out, or those paying your way get tired of paying it, whatcha gonna do? Enjoy!

    • RaggedyAnn46

      Good question. They appear to be wondering around aimlessly, just like obamazombies.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      I’m sure it has some hidden meaning. Vigilant Citizen may break it down, like they did of the mural that was commissioned for the BofA headquarters.

  • Jose_Galvan

    This is some serious doublespeak “This mural of Obama and his penguin pals basking under a glowing
    campaign logo sun is located at the wall at School Without Walls High
    School in Washington, D.C.” on the wall at the school without walls… mind blown

    • wbmccl

      It is a great question how the School Without Walls has a mural on its walls

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    Ok. So the same mural being reported multiple times is “more electioneering”? Really? Liars.

    • S D

      No, sir – have you also seen the one in Philly that had to get a court order to cover up?

    • kbielefe

      I know reading is hard, but these stories have pretty pictures—DIFFERENT pictures.

    • swtogirl

      Electioneering means trying to sway someone’s vote in the polling place. Images, slogans, signs, or people talking are all examples of electioneering. These should have been noticed right away and completely covered. By what they did at the Philly one, you can tell that they’re trying NOT to cover it–they put a sign over his face, but left his logo and a quote by him up and visible.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        If people don’t know that Obama is the President, then they shouldn’t be allowed to vote. I doubt that anyone who is voting for Romney would be swayed by seeing an image of the President. They are screaming MUSLIM at that image as they walk past.

        • iandrews08

          There are studies that say where people vote affects how they vote. for example people vote more conservatively when churches are the polling place.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub
        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          The issue is violating laws about electioneering within a polling place. Democrats never care about obeying laws, and this is just another example.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          The issue is violating laws about electioneering within a polling place. Democrats never care about obeying laws, and this is just another example.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        If people don’t know that Obama is the President, then they shouldn’t be allowed to vote. I doubt that anyone who is voting for Romney would be swayed by seeing an image of the President. They are screaming MUSLIM at that image as they walk past.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      to go along with @kbielefe:disqus and @twitter-37685181:disqus ‘s points:

      Also different states… well… DC not being a state, that’s incorrect, but you get my point.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Stocked up on your Prozac, buttercup?

  • radjahshelduck

    I didn’t even know it was Obama; in that mural he looks like the Riddler. Well why not; he’s standing next to the Penguin? I so hope this Joker is voted out of office tonight; he’s been a Bane to this country the past four years

  • radjahshelduck

    I didn’t even know it was Obama; in that mural he looks like the Riddler. Well why not; he’s standing next to the Penguin? I so hope this Joker is voted out of office tonight; he’s been a Bane to this country the past four years

  • redpuma

    Things like this mural is just one of many reasons why if I had a kid, he/she wouldn’t be going to a public school.

    • sb36695

      And think of all the children that are there. It’s frightening!

    • RaggedyAnn46

      I agree with you and this is the same reason our daughter is homeschooling our grandson. Thank God!

    • RaggedyAnn46

      I agree with you and this is the same reason our daughter is homeschooling our grandson. Thank God!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Aurlom Alex Spencer

    Yes, this is inappropriate and should be covered during the election, but calm the hell down people. It’s just some kids painting at a bloody school, not some insidious attempt to brain wash voters.

    • swtogirl

      I totally get that both of the mural instances are at a school (and whether or not it’s appropriate to paint images of one president on your walls vs. some kind of collage showing several is a debatable opinion to me), but schools are USED to having to cover things up–whenever there is a state test, we have to cover any posters on our walls that kids might use as a resource. ABSOLUTELY no excuse for the school (knowing it was a polling place) or for the election officials who know all about the rules for electioneering in their state/district.

      • http://twitter.com/htphelps Holly Phelps

        This was not a normal polling place – our precinct usually votes in another building. Certainly, fault the election officials. But, given the bustle of the students themselves navigating voters, I don’t really blame the school. Also, this sign wasn’t in the room where people voted. The walls of THAT room were blank.

    • R0nin

      It’s not just inappropriate, it’s ILLEGAL. You do understand the difference? And telling people you don’t know, and whose emotional state you’re unaware of, to “calm down” is just troll-speak.

    • BeeKaaay

      Public schools run by Marxists are an insidious attempt to brainwash kids. That’s the way it is.

  • sb36695

    Do these people know communism and how it ends? You might want to learn history. It doesn’t end well.

  • VirtualHybrid

    can you say ‘DICTATORSHIP’? WTF?

  • Penmar

    That would just make me all the more determined not to vote for Obama.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jd.crow.79 Jd Crow

    Only thing left for them to do is announce 91.4% of the votes across the country were cast for Obama

  • http://twitter.com/htphelps Holly Phelps

    “At one point today” was before 8a, when I voted (and also when I sent the tweet), so it didn’t take them long to cover the picture (polls opened at 7a). I do not know whether the campaign symbol was covered at some point.

  • Chip

    Burning Obama emblem and penguins…. A cold day in hell?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Those poor penguins… that merciless burning sun, melting all their snow. Obama’s going to kill all the penguins!!!

  • BeeKaaay

    Electioneering is only illegal for republicans, not leftwingwackos. /sarc

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Please — take the picture own — it’s making me nauseous.

  • scubaski00

    That alone would have made voting for ROMNEY all the sweeter!!! LOL! I wonder, when ROMNEY wins the mural will be EDITED to reflect Mitt’s mug?! Hmmmm..

  • Back 4 More

    Why do we have political pictures at any school? We now live in a country where you can’t pray in school but politicians can use schools as indoctrination mills. Welcome to the new America.

  • Laurie

    I was given the lovely task of handing out literature for R/R at a polling place in Obamaland just outside of Philly today. Three women, that were working at the pols, signing people in, were wearing Obama clothing. Two had shirts on with his face plastered all over them, with YES WE CAN printed on them and another was wearing an Obama hat.
    When a person came in to vote, one of the women would take them to the sample ballot and instruct them on how to vote for President Obama.
    I reported them & the board of elections came out to investigate and left without doing anything, as far as I could see. (I didn’t want them to know who reported them,…as if they couldn’t have guessed.)

    If I were to wear a button w/Mitt Romney’s picture on it to my polling place, I’d have been instructed to remove it.

    These voters were coming in with shirts on with the entire Obama family on it.

    I know the vote was going to go his way there anyway, but still! Isn’t this behavior illegal?

    Also, I needed to put a bottle brush in one ear and poke through to the other and scrub my brain to remove the things I heard there.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    That mural would look better with some paint “accidentally” splashed on it…

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Yawn.