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Obama Memorabilia Hot On Christmas Gift List (Messiah Watch)
WTVF-TV ^ | December 25, 2008

Posted on 12/25/2008 6:59:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This year many Christmas gifts have taken a political tone. Obama gifts have overtaken Tickle-Me Elmo and Nintendo Wii as the most popular gifts of the year.

Some believe the Barack Obama presidency may have given the economy a boost even before he takes office.

Many small stores have struggled in the tough economy. Some retailers say the sale of Obama merchandise has helped their slumping sales.

The merchandise has become a hot item that comes in every shape and size.

Tucked away in a little corner on Jefferson Street, a small specialty bookstore has suddenly transformed into a destination for all things Obama.

"That's been my Christmas market - Obama products," says Yusef Harris, owner of the Alkebu-Lan Images bookstore. "It's been phenomenal. There has been a lot of enthusiasm and excitement."

The President-Elect's likeness is on everything imaginable.

"People come in from Kentucky and Columbia and Murfreesboro to buy products," says Harris.

Customers can buy historic gifts to mark Obama's election as the first African American president.

"People are buying things just to pass down to generations," says Harris.

The gifts include hats, T-shirts, buttons, posters and much more.

"It seems to be that it's the big things now - everybody wants something with Barack," says Harris.

Harris carries enough to keep even the little politician happy, with Barack Obama coloring books and toys.

"They see President Obama as a role model, as inspiration, as a person who can instill positive values and ideology," says Harris.

Obama fever has even crossed big name stores and malls - and even cyberspace, where you can get everything from Obama iPhones cases to "My Diaper Need to Change" onesies and life-sized cardboard cutouts.

For store owners, it's not a question of red or blue politics, but a Christmas color all Americans are struggling to find this year - green.

"It's been our biggest seller, and I'm thankful that people are really excited about it because otherwise sales have been really slow," says Harris.

Harris said that one of the most popular items has been a Barack Obama puzzle created by someone in Nashville.

There has not been a lot of memorabilia for past presidents, and most of what was available mocked whoever was in office at the time.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: antichristian; antichristmas; barackobama; bho2008; bhoinauguration; democrats; economy; memorabilia; obama; obamainauguration; obamatransitionfile; obarf
Money much better spent on ammo, IMO.
1 posted on 12/25/2008 6:59:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I got anything Obama related for Christmas I would wipe my ass with it and throw it in the trash. Everyone in my family knows I am as Anti-Obama as they get


2 posted on 12/25/2008 7:02:37 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey ....don’t knock those Obama plates ... they make great gifts for the family skeet shooter


3 posted on 12/25/2008 7:06:59 PM PST by clamper1797 (I pledge to give the Obambanation the same level of support that the liberals gave GWB)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Graven images? Ammo? Ammo? Graven images? - No brainer if ever there was one.


4 posted on 12/25/2008 7:07:29 PM PST by hometoroost (Put not your trust in princes...in whom there is no help...happy is he whose hope is in the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On the Nashville local news two nights ago, they ran a piece on the actual worth of those Obama coins after they had some phone calls from concerned citizens.... lol. Apparently, it costs about $9.95 plus shipping/tax - around $14.50 total for one coin. The anchor then said the actual worth was worth considerably less.

I guess the Franklin Mint is defacing coins and putting an Obama likeness on them. Idiots.


5 posted on 12/25/2008 7:10:01 PM PST by cpanter (Babies, guns and Jesus. Hot Damn! - Rush on the Palin pick.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"My Diaper Need to Change: It full of Obama" onesies
6 posted on 12/25/2008 7:12:32 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Kill the English their concept of individual rights might undermine the power of our beloved tyrants)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Grammy

“My Diaper Need to Change”

LOL. That pretty much sums up the mindset of the people who would buy this stuff!!!

I was kidding my VERY conservative nephew and told him I wanted him to come by for Christmas for dinner, and I had bought him the Obama commerative coin and plate. Of course I was kidding.

I used to tease him when he was about seven, eight years old and tell him I was getting him a salad shooter for Christmas.

Hey Grammy, since this is in Nashville, you might want to run by there for the after Christmas sales (ducking). I swear I’d get Mr. Grammy one and wrap it up as a joke.


7 posted on 12/25/2008 7:19:20 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: clamper1797

LOL. Great idea.


8 posted on 12/25/2008 7:20:43 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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Somewhere there is a neocon getting rich because they’ve figured out a way to sell a bunch of 0bama crap to the masses.


9 posted on 12/25/2008 7:24:21 PM PST by NeoConfederate
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All these people are chumps. If they were smart, they’d wait for socialism so 0bama will provide them with 0bama collectibles for free.


10 posted on 12/25/2008 7:26:20 PM PST by NeoConfederate
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d be willing to bet that most of these purchases were for “gag” gifts at office Christmas parties.


11 posted on 12/25/2008 7:26:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (For more information on America's "new direction" read The Road to Serfdom. by Friedrich A. Hayek.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Harris said that one of the most popular items has been a Barack Obama puzzle created by someone in Nashville.”
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That must be the puzzle where you try to figure out how this clown got elected.

Ditto on the ammo!


12 posted on 12/25/2008 7:36:21 PM PST by RipSawyer (Great Grandpa was a Confederate soldier from the cradle of secession.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
If I got anything Obama related for Christmas I would wipe my ass with it and throw it in the trash.

Speaking of which, any idea where I could get some Obama toilet paper?

13 posted on 12/25/2008 7:36:29 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a sickness....


14 posted on 12/25/2008 7:50:13 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Sarah Barracuda

LOL


15 posted on 12/25/2008 7:51:30 PM PST by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: Professional Engineer

If we needed any more proof that America has flipped it’s lid...


16 posted on 12/25/2008 7:56:02 PM PST by Peanut Gallery ("...evolution doesn't fully explain the mystery of life" ~ George W. Bush)
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To: NurdlyPeon

Obama Toilet Paper For Sale
http://www.therightperspective.org/?p=454


17 posted on 12/25/2008 7:56:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
LOL I've been looking to by some Obama toilet paper for the same reason, so I can express my opinion with every wipe-n-flush. Heeheeheehee......

18 posted on 12/25/2008 7:59:24 PM PST by Viking2002 (Let's be proactive and start the impeachment NOW.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Isn't this wave of obamamerobilia inspiring!

The golden coins with the former Mr. Soetoro smiling next to George Washington are beautiful, but there are no pockets on my Obama/Martin Luther King Tee Shirt.

We have placed the obamaplates on our mantel, right in front of the obamaonblackvelvet painting, which reflect the obamachristmasballs but there is a problem.

The family and I, including babyBarack, were about to kneel in front of the little obamashrine we have created for our evening prayer, when I discovered that our dog, an Indonesian Pit Bull/Kenyan Tax Hound Cross from Hawaii, had swallowed our Obamarosary, which had a little obamaprayer compass on it..

Now we are in a pickle. Do we bow toward Mecca, Honolulu, Chicago... what? I am not worried. Eventually the obamarosary will come out, looking something like the obamaadministration, I am sure. Merry Christmas.

19 posted on 12/25/2008 7:59:46 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Featured Inaugural Guest-Marxist Muslim Church-burner from Kenya and BHO's pal, Raile Odinga.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I got the 5 in one birth certificate...

You can amend it to suit your needs!


20 posted on 12/25/2008 8:02:22 PM PST by OL Hickory (Where is the America I knew as a boy?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cult behavior.


21 posted on 12/25/2008 8:05:25 PM PST by yawningotter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Peanut Gallery
The gifts include hats, T-shirts, buttons, posters and much more.

Just the thing to pass down to generations.

22 posted on 12/25/2008 8:28:54 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Green? I'm so green, I could barf.)
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To: Professional Engineer

You have got to be kidding me? Are their souls dead or what?


23 posted on 12/25/2008 8:46:39 PM PST by johnnycap
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To: NeoConfederate

“I admire him, I frankly confess it; and when his time is come I shall buy a piece of the rope for a keepsake.” - Mark Twain


24 posted on 12/25/2008 8:49:24 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Kill the English their concept of individual rights might undermine the power of our beloved tyrants)
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To: johnnycap

Zero’s items could be one of those gag gifts that get passed back and forth within a family to see who gets stuck with it for the rest of the year. You just have to disguise them so something like a plate would be in a big, weighted down box with the ultimate bummer surprise inside.


25 posted on 12/25/2008 8:53:23 PM PST by kaboom
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To: NeoConfederate

Don’t laugh. It may be federal law to have His picture up in your living room before too long...


26 posted on 12/25/2008 9:37:40 PM PST by America_Right (Palin 2012!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"If I got anything Obama related for Christmas I would wipe my ass with it and throw it in the trash.

Damn, you're really going to hate the Obama cheese grater I bought you as a joke gift!
27 posted on 12/25/2008 10:35:11 PM PST by heysean
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To: FlingWingFlyer

My first thought was white elephant gift.


28 posted on 12/26/2008 12:28:35 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rumor has it that is the choice of the new First Ladys Whitehouse China collection. Obama Plates.


29 posted on 12/26/2008 12:43:16 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere.)
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To: Global2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3HNVDhZCXg


30 posted on 12/26/2008 2:21:17 AM PST by pookie18 (Jindal-Palin or Palin-Jindal '12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, yep, yep. I wants to order me some of those B. Hussein Obama coins being advertised on T.V. by that noted numismatist with the earrings al-Montell Williams. That’s what I want, to pass down thru the degeneration. Limit 4 sets per caller. I’ll wrap them in a shamwow for safe keeping.


31 posted on 12/26/2008 2:41:38 AM PST by RushLake (Typical White person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This article confirms for me what I already knew - which is that so many Obama supporters are vacuous souls.
32 posted on 12/26/2008 3:44:39 AM PST by saneright
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To: girlangler

If I showed up with this ..... stuff...... Mr G would burn down the house! I think I would prefer the salad shooter, thanks.

Merry Christmas girl. Hope yours was merry.


33 posted on 12/26/2008 4:30:48 PM PST by Grammy
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