Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets supporters at a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Mich. on Oct. 16, 2014.
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Conservative street artist targets Hillary Clinton


Readers of the hugely popular Drudge Report on Friday will be introduced to an anonymous street artist whom The Hollywood Reporter calls “conservatives’ answer to Shepard Fairey.”

Residents of Los Angeles may have already seen his other work popping up around town. His posters of “Obama drone” Gwyneth Paltrow recently got plenty of press, both on the right and in mainstream publications. Similar posters of Jon Stewart, Alec Baldwin, and other celebrities have also been made news.

The latest work from SABO, as he calls himself, is outside a restaurant in Los Angeles where Hillary Clinton will attend a Democratic fundraiser tonight. SABO plastered a cartoon of Hilary Clinton as a flying monkey from the “Wizard of Oz” holding a sign that reads “Hillary 2016.”

It’s that piece that Matt Drudge featured at the top of his website Friday, which will likely help turn SABO into a wider phenomenon, just as Fairey’s famous “HOPE” poster of President Obama did in 2008.

On his Twitter feed, SABO often takes shots at Fairey. He also expresses some unorthodox views on range of topics, such as certain races.

For instance, on black people:

On Barack Obama:

On Muslims:


On Asian people:

On white people:


On traitors: 

These are frankly some of SABO’s tamer tweets. Others are probably best linked to instead of embedded. Some of those including a video of Obama as a monkey, a picture of toilet seat made to look like Obama’s face, and a video in which the “artist” places the Muslim holy book in an unholy place on his body.

Many of the tweets appear to be attempts at jokes, but are undeniably offensive. Of course, the First Amendment protects SABO’s right to make art and say what he wants on Twitter, just as it supports peoples’ right to criticize it.

SABO did not immediately return a request for comment.