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Why Obama's Logo is Dangerous
The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-16-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen

Posted on 06/16/2010 7:33:35 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon

As a graphic designer this is a subject that has been interesting and frightening to me for a long time now. Check out this fascinating and important video on iconography from Bill Whittle of Pajamas TV its 8 minutes long, but its so good it feels like 30 seconds.

(This video is embedded at the original post which can be seen here or view it at YouTube here)

This inspired several pieces I've done (and can be found on my art page) since viewing it...(there is a "slide show" of specific examples at the original post)

Obama puts that logo on EV-ER-Y-THING......I'm not that old but I'm pretty sure we haven't seen narcissism like this out of a political leader in this country, like, ever.

I can hear the libs now...saying all I want to do is tear down the president rather than try to build up the country with him. Thats precisely what the problem has been with his campaign to be president all the way up until today. The Obama presidency has not been about a legacy for America. The Obama presidency has been by, for, and about Barack Obama.

This idea can't be better demonstrated than at 2:35 into the video when Whittle shows an Obama campaign poster where Obama's logo actually comes front, center, and superseding all the other American icons, which are faded to background status.


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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: dangerous; logo; obama

1 posted on 06/16/2010 7:33:36 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon
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To: The Looking Spoon
Bill Whittle rarely misses the mark. I love the LOL! bumper sticker.
2 posted on 06/16/2010 7:45:20 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (Reconciliation will happen in November.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

What a


3 posted on 06/16/2010 7:50:33 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: The Looking Spoon

OUTSTANDING! HOORAY Bill Whittle! Thanks very much for posting.


4 posted on 06/16/2010 8:03:30 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: philman_36

Very nice! BTTT!


5 posted on 06/16/2010 8:04:32 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: The Looking Spoon

6 posted on 06/16/2010 8:07:34 PM PDT by Jeff F (austinaero; Phoenix11; WaterBoard)
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To: philman_36

7 posted on 06/16/2010 8:09:08 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: The Looking Spoon

bttt


8 posted on 06/16/2010 8:15:05 PM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Ping.


9 posted on 06/16/2010 8:27:11 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: The Looking Spoon

The whole color-coordinated thematic logo thing is really bizarre and, to use one of Obama’s favorite words, unprecedented in American politics as far as I know. In fact, the last ruling clique I can think of that had its own symbology and color scheme is the Nazis. Actually I guess FDR had some logos for some of its new New Deal bureaucracies, like the NRA (National Recovery Administration) logo with the blue eagle claws and the gears. I’m guessing the Obama crew had FDR in mind rather than the Nazis when they came up with their theme, but of course as Jonah Goldberg has documented in his book, the basic impulse is fascistic. What is amazing (or rather, typical) is that liberals aren’t bothered one bit by the administration’s use of symbols/logos. Can you imagine if Bush had had a logo and a color scheme? They would have been crying fascism till their vocal chords shredded.


10 posted on 06/16/2010 8:27:16 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: The Looking Spoon

11 posted on 06/16/2010 8:28:44 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Great video, posted it on my facebook page.


12 posted on 06/16/2010 8:36:53 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Yardstick
The whole color-coordinated thematic logo thing is really bizarre and, to use one of Obama’s favorite words, unprecedented in American politics as far as I know.

In fact, the last ruling clique I can think of that had its own symbology and color scheme is the Nazis.

Agree. I was unnerved the first time I saw the "O" symbol. It immediately reminded me of the Nazis' use of the swastika. For the life of me, I can't recall any politician in American history who had his own iconic symbol, and who made it a ubiquitous feature of his entire campaign for office.

Unfortunately for Zero and his minions, they aren't bright enough to have foreseen how the right would use that symbol to poke fun at Obama, and to make editorial comment about him.



13 posted on 06/16/2010 8:37:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Yeah, it’s typical for a candidate to have a logo during a presidential campaign, but once in office that logo is scrapped and the presidential seal is used. But not Obama. Just like the Nazis, his regime has its own iconography apart from the nation’s traditional iconography. It’s really pretty surprising that more hasn’t been made of it. The narcissism of it is incredible. In his case I think it’s as much about his ego as it is about ideology.


14 posted on 06/16/2010 8:49:41 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: The Looking Spoon
From another thread, seemed appropriate.
15 posted on 06/16/2010 8:51:12 PM PDT by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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To: The Looking Spoon

FIrst, that WAS wierd how that 8 minute video flew by.

Second, “More cowbell” Obama poster made me laugh until it hurt!


16 posted on 06/16/2010 9:04:00 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf aInd dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Windflier

“Agree. I was unnerved the first time I saw the “O” symbol. It immediately reminded me of the Nazis’ use of the swastika. For the life of me, I can’t recall any politician in American history who had his own iconic symbol, and who made it a ubiquitous feature of his entire campaign for office.”

Not just during the campaign, but now on all government material! It’s on the “Healthcare Reform Act”, it’s on many other items and all over GOVERNMENT websites.

That’s what makes this scary.


17 posted on 06/16/2010 9:06:28 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf aInd dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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18 posted on 06/16/2010 9:15:09 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

You got a huge LOL! for that one P.L.!


19 posted on 06/16/2010 9:26:09 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: The Looking Spoon

Obama’s use of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques in his speeches and his use of logos to separate himself from all the prior presidents seems to me to be the way a narcissist with totalitarian aspirations would try to get the people to worship and follow him separately or apart from the traditional office. It’s like he created his own brand and that brand was not American and therefore the presidential seal was ‘not needed.’
So that voting for Obama was not supposed to be seen as elevating him the the traditional office with traditional constitutional limitations but more along the lines as an iconic leader who leads us ‘beyond’ (i.e. away) from the constitutional concept of president. I wonder if this is how Caesar and Napoleon rolled.


20 posted on 06/16/2010 9:32:19 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: JDoutrider

Thanks so much JDoutrider!


21 posted on 06/16/2010 9:39:02 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

Did you plug the hole last night daddy? Ah No.... Michelle your mommy said no way and that she had a headache.....again....


22 posted on 06/16/2010 10:19:26 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: autumnraine
Not just during the campaign, but now on all government material! It’s on the “Healthcare Reform Act”, it’s on many other items and all over GOVERNMENT websites.

That’s what makes this scary.

What the hell.....?

WTF is his damn personal campaign insignia doing on government websites???

That makes me mad enough to break something. This moron truly believes that he's some sort of Fuhrer!



23 posted on 06/16/2010 10:28:51 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Outstanding!


24 posted on 06/16/2010 10:31:00 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Yardstick
Just like the Nazis, his regime has its own iconography apart from the nation’s traditional iconography. It’s really pretty surprising that more hasn’t been made of it.

Agree. Our side should have been hammering the Obots on this one point from the first day he was in office. Had we made more of it, there's a good chance that they would have been shamed into dropping the icon by now.

On the other hand, they've given us a wonderful icon to spoof and ridicule.



25 posted on 06/16/2010 10:35:59 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BushCountry

I started that thread, that logo is my handiwork ;-)


26 posted on 06/16/2010 11:20:34 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon
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To: ransomnote

Yes! Its frightening. I don’t lend myself to conspiracies, and I don’t know that there are really any intentions of tyranny with him, but the precedent for someone else to cross that line has been well established....all future despots in waiting have to do is study and learn from O’s mistakes.


27 posted on 06/16/2010 11:24:15 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon
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To: The Looking Spoon

bmp


28 posted on 06/17/2010 2:23:37 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Windflier
Check out this. It is truly a comparison to the Nazi symbol (face forward eagle with swastica underneath and same thing with Obama logo underneath).

http://bumpshack.com/2009/08/06/barack-obama-health-care-logo-controversy/


29 posted on 06/17/2010 6:48:00 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf aInd dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine
CRAP! I hate those stupid red x's.

Hang on and I'll fix it.

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30 posted on 06/17/2010 6:54:06 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf aInd dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine



31 posted on 06/17/2010 8:35:58 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Red x’s, LOL!


32 posted on 06/17/2010 8:47:31 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf aInd dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

Hit refresh. The pics are there.


33 posted on 06/17/2010 9:39:15 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Nope, red x’s. Did you link to a page you log into? Sometimes it will show for the poster and not for others.


34 posted on 06/17/2010 10:30:21 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf aInd dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: All

Could probly make a fortune with obama urinal cakes...


35 posted on 06/17/2010 10:35:00 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: autumnraine
Did you link to a page you log into?

No, I just pasted the link that was showing in your post into a new browser tab and went to where those pics were posted on the web.

I saw the pictures there and copied the "image location" for each of them into a standard HTML command to post them here.

I wonder why that didn't work?

36 posted on 06/17/2010 10:46:21 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Maverick68


37 posted on 06/17/2010 10:55:59 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Lando Lincoln

38 posted on 06/17/2010 11:09:37 AM PDT by Vide
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To: RikaStrom

ping for home


39 posted on 06/17/2010 1:50:40 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: Vide

Ha! I like it!


40 posted on 06/17/2010 6:41:06 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (Reconciliation will happen in November.)
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To: Lando Lincoln

saw NObama stickers on a truck today


41 posted on 06/17/2010 6:47:17 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The Acting President....is an incompetent puppet of Soros.)
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