The Obamas campaigning in Ohio during the midterms.
This picture was taken at Ohio State University on the eve of the midterm elections. But you’d never know who they are stumping for by the photo, unless you guess right and they are stumping for themselves. The 2008 “Change We Can Believe In” signs have been replaced with the new slogan “Moving America Forward,” as opposed to “Put the car in ‘D’ for drive [forward] ; not ‘R’ for reverse.” Note the Obama brand in the “Vote 2010” posters. Nowhere do you see the new and dynamically challenged democrat logo:
the new Democrat logo
If you were in that OSU arena, you’d have no idea that Ted Strickland was running for governor on the Democrat ticket. In fact, you’d have no idea (if you were from Mars) that this was even a Democrat rally. Everywhere Obama went during these midterms, the rooms were full of team Obama, brand Obama, party Obama signs. And I mean everywhere. This crowd phenom struck me early on, during the seemingly endless clips of TheOne stumping between Ohio and other vulnerable states. The entire rooms were full of Obama signs.
This election was about rousing his grassroots for the big one – 2012.
His name may not be on any ballot but he’s not about to let anyone forget that it’s all about HIM, all the time. He’s doing what he does best: campaign. He never really stopped after the ’08 election and he’s going to be kicking it up into high gear after the holidays. You will see so nothing but those “Moving America Forward” and “Vote – Obama logo – 2012” signs for the next 2 years.
Is this the most dynamic thing you’ve ever seen? Makes you want to run right out there and work for this do-nothing, spend-everything party, lickety-split.
On September 14th, Tim Kaine and his party unveiled this new logo to almost no fanfare and his announcement was about as dynamic as this new logo is.
One blogger comment wonders how much stimulus money and how many jobs were created when this logo was designed. It was my first thought, too. But the longer I looked at the logo, the more the message from the former democrats now Obama drones, came into glaring view.
Just ask yourself: What’s the message?
The democrats trapped in the “circle” of the party of Obama, in a weak and pale version of American blue. What happened to the dark, bold colors of America? They’ve been traded in for one hue off of baby blue. (Remember Ronald Reagan’s bold colors, no more pale pastels “which make it unmistakenly clear where we stand on all issues?” Apparently, the democrats never heard this message.)
The new logo says “a weak, infantile party, inside the protection of the Great Social Changer – Obama.” It says that this party is retreating into the background with the Great Changer in front, in the superior position. The Obama has been given control and all inside the circle are inferior to him. The party of the democrats relegating themselves to the submissive position as no longer the democrat party but the Party of the O. The party of Obama is greater than the party or the people he “represents.” The people are only useful to the greatness of the elites and The Obama.
Could you find a more vacuous tag line? Change that matters. What does that mean, exactly? Change that matters to who? Change that matters how? Change that matters, why? I think you can answer those questions and in different ways than I am. Change that matters to the ruling class, in ways that elevate the ruling class and for the elevation of the ruling class.
This logo makes no statement of America. There are no stars or strips, the colors are off. It’s as though they are setting themselves apart from what America is and was and setting up a future of what America will be – a nation with no true and dynamic character. What is more mundane than the helvetica font? It’s used in print because it’s easy to read, not for it’s eye appeal. The logo is a statement that America has no exceptional identity, nothing that makes it unique, no illustrative past. It’s as though the former democrats – now drones – have no patriotic existence, whatsoever. And worse yet, we are a mundane nation of mundane, inferior citizens.
With this new logo, the democrats have become the party of “O”. Or maybe as one blogger wrote – the party of D’oh! I like to think they are now officially the party of Drones to the O. I cannot believe this logo was ever approved by anyone. And whoever came up with this tag line should be awarded. It’s most definitely going to keep those drones motivated like Hope ‘n Change did.
If you’ve not seen this video by Bill Whittle, or even if you have, explaining the iconography of the Obama brand, it’s worth a watch or a watch again:
Thanks to Sean Hannity for reminding me of Ronald Reagan’s bold colors quote.