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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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