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Where have all the Obama bumper stickers gone?
me | 10/2/2010 | senormechanico

Posted on 10/02/2010 6:55:25 PM PDT by Senormechanico

Today Oct 2nd, my wife and I went to Seattle to see my mom for her 95th birthday.

After a few miles as we drove to the ferry, I noticed something, actually the lack therof. There were no Obama stickers anywhere, not even on Toyota Priuses !

I became obsessed in finding how long this would last, so I looked at every single car we passed. I even looked in the rearview mirror when possible, and at parked cars on the roadside. I did not see a single one, even when we got to the ferry parking lot 20 miles from home!

We got off the ferry in Mukilteo. I was absolutely driven to find one by now. I HAD to see how long this phenomenon would last.

We drove East to I-5 past Boeing Everett. Still no bumper stickers of any kind. Finally! I saw one on a shiny pickup truck up ahead. It was for the US Marines. Shortly after that I saw a couple of Baby on Board signs in back windows. Going down I-5, still NOTHING. I checked every single car, and there was a lot of traffic. We exited near Greenlake after driving approximately 20 miles from the ferry. We drove past the Starbucks, bike shops near the lake, a VERY BLUE part of Seattle. It's similar to the Freemont District in its left leaning aura, but we saw NO bumper stickers of any kind !

After visiting with my mom, we started home in heavy traffic again. Not a bumper sticker in sight until 15 miles or so later. As we approached Everett, the only one we saw was a home made sign on the back of a motor home which said,

"We Will REMEMBER in November".

We saw not another sign of any kind as we drove through Everett for a side stop.

When we finally arrived at Mukilteo's ferry holding lot, I spied a very raggedy Obama bumper sticker on a beat up pickup truck.

After we exited the ferry and drove the 20 miles home, not a single bumper sticker could be found. I must have checked out the bumpers of a thousand cars.

This is very weird.

Theories, please !!

Steve


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bumperstickers; obama; prius
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1 posted on 10/02/2010 6:55:32 PM PDT by Senormechanico
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To: Senormechanico

“Buyers Remorse” has set in.


2 posted on 10/02/2010 6:57:15 PM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: Senormechanico

they are still around here in the Minneapolis Metro area.

I did see a prius with some anti-obama stickers on it though ;)

There is hope.


3 posted on 10/02/2010 6:58:30 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Senormechanico

they are still around here in the Minneapolis Metro area.

I did see a prius with some anti-obama stickers on it though ;)

There is hope.


4 posted on 10/02/2010 6:58:40 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Senormechanico

Those 0bama voters all had to sell their cars for scrap metal.
You’ll need to scour the bicyles for 0bama stickers now.


5 posted on 10/02/2010 6:59:13 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: Senormechanico

I still see them, but the Kerry Stickers seem to be missing - finally!


6 posted on 10/02/2010 6:59:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Senormechanico

Same thing here in the northern suburbs of New York City. When I see an Obama sticker now its like a “kick me” sign on April Fools Day.


7 posted on 10/02/2010 6:59:56 PM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: Senormechanico
I saw a joke that indicated that one side effect of cash for clunkers was that it got 95% of the Obama stickers off the road.
8 posted on 10/02/2010 7:00:11 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: Senormechanico

I still see them here in whacky leftyville Los Angeles. Just not as much as I used to..now I see one every once in a while, yeah mostly on those Prius’s.


9 posted on 10/02/2010 7:00:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Senormechanico

Looks like the Mother Ship finally returned and took them all away....


10 posted on 10/02/2010 7:01:40 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Senormechanico

“Theories, please !!”

Depends on the place. Locally, I am seeing about 25% fewer Obama stickers, and about 60%+ fewer of the old ‘W’ stickers.

More people are running with no political stickers at all. Whether this is disillusionment toward politics or personal caution, I don’t know.

I never personalize my car.


11 posted on 10/02/2010 7:01:40 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Detente with the GOP nomenklatura - trust, but verify.)
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To: Biggirl

These guys must've made a fortune selling this stuff over the past two years ......

12 posted on 10/02/2010 7:01:45 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Senormechanico

If you go to Bellevue Square, which we do every week, you will find that there are NO Obama bumper stickers.

In Bellevue!


13 posted on 10/02/2010 7:01:48 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: Senormechanico

very few obama stickers in the suburbs of chicago. hardly any dem yard signs either. Republican by 10 to 1


14 posted on 10/02/2010 7:02:34 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad,)
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To: Senormechanico; Howie66


Oh, they are out there - they're just different in nature.
15 posted on 10/02/2010 7:02:40 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Senormechanico

Those cars have been sold/exchanged under the ‘Cars for Clunkers’ program.


16 posted on 10/02/2010 7:03:30 PM PDT by Ben Reyes (Palin for President 2012)
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To: Senormechanico

Those cars have been sold/exchanged under the ‘Cars for Clunkers’ program.


17 posted on 10/02/2010 7:03:36 PM PDT by Ben Reyes (Palin for President 2012)
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To: Senormechanico

My plates

XFUBOX


18 posted on 10/02/2010 7:04:12 PM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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To: cableguymn

Saw one the other day - left bumper said, “I’m Union and I Vote” on the right bumper it said, “SEIU for Obama”

Enough said!!


19 posted on 10/02/2010 7:04:18 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Senormechanico

People make mistakes.o


20 posted on 10/02/2010 7:04:44 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Senormechanico

I see them in Portland...here and there and even in the Nike parking lot. I feel like leaving a note on their windshield but come to my senses before doing it.


21 posted on 10/02/2010 7:05:15 PM PDT by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: Paladin2

There are still some.
On US 4 in New Hampshire last, week a car had one bumper sticker on left and one on right:

KERRY-EDWARDS

OBAMA ‘08

Saw one college student in Beverly MA wearing a T shirt that was just a big pic of Obama.

But yes, they’re disappearing


22 posted on 10/02/2010 7:05:49 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Senormechanico

Most people only need someone beating on their car with a ball peen hammer once or twice before they get the message and start telling their friends...


23 posted on 10/02/2010 7:06:25 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: Senormechanico

I now see very FEW on the cars around the university. That is a big change!

;-)


24 posted on 10/02/2010 7:08:39 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Senormechanico

I live in the Seattle area and there are still plenty of Prius driving, panty wearing, commie libs with Obama stickers on their cars. These are the people who will vote for Patty Murray. The King County Democrats will steal the election from Rossi. Again.


25 posted on 10/02/2010 7:10:49 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Senormechanico

They’ve all run away to Santa Fe New Mexico.


26 posted on 10/02/2010 7:11:38 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Senormechanico

They got rid of those cars during
Obama’s ‘cash for clunkers’ program.


27 posted on 10/02/2010 7:11:53 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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To: Senormechanico

Seems that the same thing is happening to the T shirts.
.......................................................

Just when you think that the police are uncaring, a story like this comes along and helps to restore our faith.

BODY FOUND IN RIVER:

The Salem Police Department reports finding a man’s body in the Willamette River just west of the Marion Bridge. The dead man’s name will not be released until his family has been notified.

The victim apparently drowned due to excessive intoxication. He was wearing black fishnet stockings, a red garter belt, a strap-on sexual device and an Obama T-shirt. He also had a cucumber inserted in his rectum.

The police officer removed the Obama T-shirt to spare his family any unnecessary embarrassment...


28 posted on 10/02/2010 7:12:33 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Senormechanico

This is where:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=201pgTaEseQ


29 posted on 10/02/2010 7:16:15 PM PDT by golf lover
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To: Senormechanico

Any sane person (however, I doubt they were ever sane)that voted for this America hater is ashamed and has abandoned Obama or they have become “closet” Obama supporters. I also was not impressed by the “Black” turnout today at the Washington Mall rally. Many American Blacks have Obama figured out as just another Flim/Flam man to screw them and all of America at the same time. Folks, all of em’ are waking up big time!!! Only the ones with no brains or the bottoms feeders looking for the free handouts back this failed POTUS!!!! Remember In November, Destroy the entire Democrat Party at the ballot box on November 2, 2010!!!


30 posted on 10/02/2010 7:16:23 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Senormechanico

I still see “Kerry Edwards” signs occasionally but you have to look hard for Øbongo signs.

I have a neighbor who has a corner lot.

In ‘08 he had an embarrassment of Øbongo and assorted leftie signs plastered all over his lawn. This year - not a trace. I’m hoping they were tagged by a clue bat...;-)


31 posted on 10/02/2010 7:16:57 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now)
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To: Biggirl

I think it is shame.


32 posted on 10/02/2010 7:18:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Biggirl

I still see O bumper stickers in ATL- usually, blacks or 20-something, white Prius drivers.


33 posted on 10/02/2010 7:18:33 PM PDT by Padams
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To: Senormechanico
I rarely see them in this town. Very red, moderately conservative, pro military, pro self-reliance, etc.

When I do see them I point and laugh, it is even better when I can get the drivers' attention, point at their bumper, and laugh in their face.

34 posted on 10/02/2010 7:18:53 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: Senormechanico

There’s still plenty of them in the East Bay.


35 posted on 10/02/2010 7:18:59 PM PDT by Neanderthal
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To: Senormechanico

There are still a few of them around here in Upstate NY.

Though fewer than one would have expected.


36 posted on 10/02/2010 7:19:06 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Senormechanico

I see one where I work. Curious thing is that it is inside of the back window.


37 posted on 10/02/2010 7:19:12 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: CrazyIvan

That’s TERRIBLE! I love it!


38 posted on 10/02/2010 7:19:30 PM PDT by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: Senormechanico

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/07/16/introducing-obama-bumper-sticker-removal-kit


39 posted on 10/02/2010 7:20:12 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: raccoonradio

I saw a KERRY-EDWARDS bumper sticker recently on a car close to my home.

I see a few Obama stickers on cars here but not many. Have to figure that they are die-hard Obama supporters.


40 posted on 10/02/2010 7:20:12 PM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: Senormechanico

It’s Hoosier Classic Weekend in Indianapolis. Obama stickers are EVERYWHERE, especially plates from Illinois and Georgia.
Obama t-shirts were all over downtown and the stadium.

I wonder if it’s RACIST to have noted that??


41 posted on 10/02/2010 7:20:16 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Senormechanico

In my part of Colorado, you still saw a few Obama stickers up until 2-3 months ago. Naturally, they were almost all on Priuses. Now, though, there are none at all. I haven’t seen an Obama sticker in weeks. And mind you, I live in Boulder County.


42 posted on 10/02/2010 7:20:52 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’m in L.A. too, but see FAR fewer of them then I used to.


43 posted on 10/02/2010 7:21:02 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: Senormechanico

Remember that “Clunker” car program? There ya go.


44 posted on 10/02/2010 7:21:06 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Senormechanico
you see alot of bumper stickers with this, all in louisiana dont blame Pictures, Images and Photos
45 posted on 10/02/2010 7:21:29 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: cableguymn

A fair amount of them are in downtown Columbia SC. I need to get a Nikki Haley sticker or two for myself.


46 posted on 10/02/2010 7:22:03 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Senormechanico

My neighbor’s daughter and her husband still have one on their car..only one I’ve seen in these parts. Every time I see that sticker I feel sorry for them and especially their young kid who will be paying for all Obama’s debt and if Obama gets re-elected will grow up in an America that could no longer be the land of the free.


47 posted on 10/02/2010 7:23:45 PM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: americanophile

I saw one yesterday while going to The Grove, that is the area I used to see them all the time. Now, not so much..driving there I’ll see maybe one, two at the most. Its funny because this city is majority liberal yet they don’t display their dear leader’s bumper sticker anymore. Even they are embarrassed to have that garbage on their cars


48 posted on 10/02/2010 7:24:39 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Senormechanico

There has been no noticeable reduction of Obama bumper stickers in Chapel Hill.

FYI, 85% of the households derive their primary income from a federal, state or local government job, or SS or welfare.
Said another way, only 15% of the households in Chapel Hill derive their income from free enterprise.


49 posted on 10/02/2010 7:25:37 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Neanderthal

The dim stooges next door will have any all dim propaganda signs out at the appropriate time. They are blind fools who are probably getting a handout hence their blind loyalty.


50 posted on 10/02/2010 7:26:20 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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