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New GOP 2012 Convention Logo Ignores 47 States (Updated)
brandchannel ^ | October 20, 2011 | Abe Sauer

Posted on 10/22/2011 12:39:26 AM PDT by Brandonmark

The 2012 Republican National Convention will take place in Tampa Bay, Florida. The logo selected by the Tampa Bay Host Committee caught flack after Republicans freaked out when some suggested — in all seriousness — that the logo's minaret "could be considered as Islamic 'Moorish Revival' architectural style." (The palm tree probably didn't help either.)

So when it came time for the GOP to select its event logo, the Grand Old Party tread carefully. Now, the official minaret-free 2012 Convention logo.

According to the Washington Post's piece on the logo, “The elephant—the proud and strong symbol of the Republican Party—with his trunk pointed toward 2012 reflects the spirit, unity and strength of our Party as we plan a successful 2012 Republican National Convention that enables us to march toward victory next November,” stated convention Chief Executive Officer William D. Harris.

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Also: “The waves beneath Tampa Bay represent our beautiful host city’s location on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico,” said convention Chairman Alec Poitevint. “The three stars in the flag symbolize equality, justice and opportunity—core principles of our country’s Constitution and the founding tenets of the Republican Party.”

Still, the three-star salute of the RNC's new 2012 convention logo raises the question, why are Republicans refusing to recognize the statehood of the other 47 members of The Union?

1 posted on 10/22/2011 12:39:28 AM PDT by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark

One suspects that the artist was simply too lazy to paint in the other forty-seven stars...


2 posted on 10/22/2011 12:42:14 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Brandonmark

But it doesn’t have all the stripes, either. And the elephant doesn’t have eyes. That’s because it’s a flippin logo.

This is a non-issue of non-issues.


3 posted on 10/22/2011 12:42:48 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Darkwolf377

ty for the late night laugh


4 posted on 10/22/2011 12:44:57 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Jack Hammer

You mean the other 54 stars?


5 posted on 10/22/2011 12:46:18 AM PDT by Diplomat
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To: Brandonmark

Why do they always have these conventions in the worst weather, it is so dang hot in FL that time of year..


6 posted on 10/22/2011 12:46:54 AM PDT by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
ty for the late night laugh

Thought it would be good for a chuckle!

7 posted on 10/22/2011 12:47:02 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

And what about the other colors in the Crayola box—notice there are WHITE and RED represented (and blue can stand for those who live near water) but no yellow, no BROWN or BLACK, and no orange or purple are there. I guess all those who identify with those colors just don’t exist for the GOP!

Ooooh, I’m so mad! Showing that elephant, is that some kind of joke at the expense of elephant hunting? Their precious ivory is just a laughing matter to these evil WHITE (included color) men.

Notice also, only the numbers 0, 1 and 2 are represented. As someone who is 46 and was born in ‘65 I guess I’m just a non-person to these folks...

I sure hope Congress is looking into this.


8 posted on 10/22/2011 12:48:48 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Brandonmark

The original logo makes it look like the convention was happening in Vegas.


9 posted on 10/22/2011 12:49:25 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Brandonmark

Definitely looks like the work of a third grader. The elephant is also STANDING ON THE FLAG. IMHO this is not good symbolism .... but it is appropriate for how the Republican party is handling itself these days with the Usurper in the White House!


10 posted on 10/22/2011 12:50:10 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Diplomat

Damn straight!


11 posted on 10/22/2011 12:59:50 AM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He Hate Me Uns)
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To: Brandonmark
How much did the REpublicans pay for such crappy work? A third grader could do better in a half hour with Windows Paint and clip-art.

TAMPA BAY

Lasagna noodles?

Three stars?

Elephant crapping on the flag?

REPUBLICAN
N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L
CONVENTION

And if the three stars are straight across as the flag is pitched down and waving, they must angle up to the right at about 30 degrees, and would not even be in a straignt line, if the flag were displayed flat. What's up with that?

Not that it matters. Nobody will look at the damn thing. But if the RNC payed more that ten bucks for this level of effort, they wuz robbed.

12 posted on 10/22/2011 2:16:39 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Obama's new motto: Après moi le déluge)
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To: Darkwolf377

“no orange or purple are there”

You are right!

Both the great Scots-Irish and Gay communities are disrepected by this thoughtless logo.

Way to alienate EVERYBODY stupid republicans!

Obama’s a lead pipe cinch now, WE ARE DOOMED!


13 posted on 10/22/2011 3:00:45 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

No pink triangles, either. Log Cabin Republicans wear the frown. :(


14 posted on 10/22/2011 3:04:13 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Brandonmark
I tell you what, Republican organizations can be relied on to do one thing and one thing only....Screw-up and argue about it.

Thats a damn mosque minaret - prayer tower - and has NO DAMN BUSINESS ON THAT LOGO.

As for the "3" stars on the flag...I'll go with stupidity and 'artistic license.'


.....damn republicans...sheesh!...(mutter mutter mutter)
15 posted on 10/22/2011 3:52:15 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Darkwolf377
The original logo makes it look like the convention was happening in Vegas.

Or Abu Dhabi...or Dubai...sheesh!

16 posted on 10/22/2011 3:54:25 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Fred

That actually might be a stroke of genius. Just go to Disney World during the summer and take a look at the lines for attractions like Small World, Pirates or Space Mountain. What is it that all three have in common?

AIR CONDITIONING.

Maybe more delegates would be inclined to attend the daytime meetings and seminars than to have the desire to be outside.


17 posted on 10/22/2011 3:58:33 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Brandonmark

Ten years from now it will not matter.


18 posted on 10/22/2011 4:00:03 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: Brandonmark; Darkwolf377; humblegunner; Salamander
"“The three stars in the flag symbolize equality, justice and opportunity—core principles of our country’s Constitution and the founding tenets of the Republican Party.”

Really.

Really?

Methinks they got confused between our War for Independence and the French Revolution.

Sounds an awful lot like "Liberté, égalité, fraternité." Well, I'll go reread my Constitution. Maybe it's in there somewhere.
19 posted on 10/22/2011 4:08:06 AM PDT by shibumi (Hey! No Problem!)
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Jeez -- the "minaret" is just a turret of the University of Tampa.


20 posted on 10/22/2011 4:28:05 AM PDT by hemogoblin
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To: Tainan
Thats a damn mosque minaret - prayer tower - and has NO DAMN BUSINESS ON THAT LOGO.

living in Tampa I can tell the buildings in the logo are representations of current building in downtown Tampa......that isn't a prayer tower.......it's part of the university campus

21 posted on 10/22/2011 4:30:36 AM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Darkwolf377

I am so sick of this Omama shades of red and blue. It was so disturbing to watch the CNN debate under the Omana colors. I want the good old RED and BLUE. I expect the WHITE to become a grey or beige.


22 posted on 10/22/2011 4:35:29 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Jack Hammer
One suspects that the artist was simply too lazy to paint in the other forty-seven stars...

That artist must have been really lazy since it would have just taken a couple more keystrokes to represent the Obamanation's other 54 states!


23 posted on 10/22/2011 4:40:33 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Brandonmark

They better do something about this. We all know that the convention logo determines the outcome of most elections.

I remember vividly the sweet logo they had in 84 which led to the landslide victory.


24 posted on 10/22/2011 4:43:18 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: Brandonmark
question, why are Republicans refusing to recognize the statehood of the other 47 members of The Union?

Probably one of the top three dumbest questions ever posed at FR.

I'm sorry I wasted my time responding and that other fellow FReepers wasted their time reading any of this drivel.

25 posted on 10/22/2011 4:54:18 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: Brandonmark
why are Republicans refusing to recognize the statehood of the other 47 members of The Union?

And the flag only shows seven stripes! A sly attempt at Confederate triumphalism or something more sinister?

26 posted on 10/22/2011 5:04:14 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: Tainan
Thats a damn mosque minaret - prayer tower - and has NO DAMN BUSINESS ON THAT LOGO.

They are Moorish minarets, but it's not a mosque. It a representation of Plant Hall at the University of Tampa.

27 posted on 10/22/2011 5:08:30 AM PDT by numberonepal (I'm on the Cain Train. The Herman Cain Train!)
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To: Brandonmark

BFD.

Sheesh.


28 posted on 10/22/2011 5:10:19 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: numberonepal

Palm tree? That’s a commie red star if I ever saw one...just like the one on Bill Ayers’ t-shirt...OMG!!! s/


29 posted on 10/22/2011 5:19:41 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Sooth2222

Then somebody else would have gotten upset at putting an actual US flag in their logo.


30 posted on 10/22/2011 5:22:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: almcbean

Hey, the Gipper himself endorsed it!


31 posted on 10/22/2011 5:24:00 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: shibumi
Sounds an awful lot like "Liberté, égalité, fraternité." Well, I'll go reread my Constitution. Maybe it's in there somewhere.

just ask all those constitutional socialist scholars in congress......I 'm sure they can find it for you.....

32 posted on 10/22/2011 5:24:40 AM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Brandonmark

I think the three stars represent the three states that have re-seceded from the Union, which we don’t know about because of the media blackout.


33 posted on 10/22/2011 5:26:53 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Redmen4ever
I'd have you all up to Maine, if I could figure out how to get rid of the moonbat libs here! August is very nice here!
34 posted on 10/22/2011 5:42:08 AM PDT by pithyinme (Obama stimulus is 5 times the cost & half the satisfaction...)
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To: Brandonmark
The logo selected by the Tampa Bay Host Committee caught flack after Republicans freaked out when some suggested — in all seriousness — that the logo's minaret "could be considered as Islamic 'Moorish Revival' architectural style."

Geez, could be an example? The "minaret" is a stylized representation of the distinctive features of one of the buildings of Tampa University, the Henry B. Plant Museum, which is an example of Moorish Revival architectural style in Florida. What rubes. They can't Google "minaret" "Tampa" and "landmarks" and find the same thing? It's a freaking National Historic Landmark!



Here's different view that shows more "Moorish" detail.


35 posted on 10/22/2011 5:56:29 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Tainan
Thats a damn mosque minaret - prayer tower - and has NO DAMN BUSINESS ON THAT LOGO.

Poor guy, look at post 35 and get readjusted. It was in the logo because it's a famous landmark of Tampa.
36 posted on 10/22/2011 6:00:20 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: who knows what evil?

There happens to be a palm tree or two in the Tampa area. I reckon y’all have a problem with the South Sarolina flag too?


37 posted on 10/22/2011 6:07:13 AM PDT by numberonepal (I'm on the Cain Train. The Herman Cain Train!)
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To: Brandonmark

It’s not the sky-scraper that’s the problem. It’s that little pointy, onion-shaped WHAT? That totally looks Middle-Eastern.


38 posted on 10/22/2011 6:24:08 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: numberonepal
There happens to be a palm tree or two in the Tampa area. I reckon y’all have a problem with the South Sarolina flag too?

I was debating leaving the sarcasm tag off of my post; since I thought it would be clear to EVERYONE that was the case...even leaving it there didn't help.

39 posted on 10/22/2011 6:33:22 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: pithyinme

Well, at least we got a TEA Party guy as governor here in Maine....and GOP control of both the Maine House and Senate for the first time since 1962.....it’s a start!


40 posted on 10/22/2011 6:42:52 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Abolish TSA....Abolish Department of Fatherland Security...Just Say NO to the American Police State!)
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To: numberonepal; Popman; aruanan


Image in the city logo bears scant resemblance to the Plant Hall silhouette.
41 posted on 10/22/2011 6:47:16 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Brandonmark

The three stars on the flag represent the three states that will be carried by Obama in the 2012 election.

The elephant is lifting it’s head in disgust, and it shows it’s hindquarters to those three states, in a symbolic “What the hell were you thinking” message to the voters in those three states.


42 posted on 10/22/2011 6:48:22 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Abolish TSA....Abolish Department of Fatherland Security...Just Say NO to the American Police State!)
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To: aruanan

Not to belabor a point, but the logo is definitiely an Islamic style top.

Plant Hall’s tower tops do not curve into a point.


43 posted on 10/22/2011 6:57:06 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom.)
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To: Brandonmark

YUK! That’s the best they could come up with?

Looks like some elite’s kid got icons on line
and dropped them all in a box.

The first one is worse.I don’t like any
‘pointy’ rooftops .


44 posted on 10/22/2011 7:15:02 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: jocon307

Actually the gay community is represented. When you combine red and white you get pink.


45 posted on 10/22/2011 7:25:08 AM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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To: exit82; Tainan
Not to belabor a point, but the logo is definitiely an Islamic style top.

Plant Hall’s tower tops do not curve into a point.


A. Plant Hall is Moorish Revival architecture. The Moors were Muslim.
B. The top part of each tower tapers almost to a point at the bulb and rod holding the crescent (another Muslim symbol) up above it. The logo eliminated the rod and the crescent, so the drawing in the logo was actually less Islamic than the detail of the building it represented. The palm tree, though, looked like three red crescents that were later reproduced as the three stars

Image in the city logo bears scant resemblance to the Plant Hall silhouette.

Ha ha ha. You're really reaching now. The whole point of a logo or an element in a logo is to point out a distinctive feature and only that distinctive feature or it'll get cluttered (and the logo was getting cluttered by putting in too many buildings). The Moorish dome is the most distinctive feature of that building. It's the one people see sticking up into the sky. You may as well say, "Hey, Plant Hall has a bunch of domes, but the logo has only one, so the logo can't be referring to Plant Hall." Notice that the other buildings in the logo are representations of other actual Tampa buildings. There's simply no disputing that the dome represented Tampa University in general and Plant Hall in particular.
46 posted on 10/22/2011 7:25:49 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: who knows what evil?

Mine was tongue in cheek, too. I really botched that.


47 posted on 10/22/2011 7:30:36 AM PDT by numberonepal (I'm on the Cain Train. The Herman Cain Train!)
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To: numberonepal

Lots of us complaining about how that first cup of coffee just doesn’t seem to be working this morning... :-)


48 posted on 10/22/2011 8:35:39 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Brandonmark

I think the criticism about the minaret is valid, but I think the one about the stars is silly. Is Texas ignoring the other 49 states?


49 posted on 10/22/2011 8:38:33 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: Brandonmark

The flag of Tennessee has three stars.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Tennessee.svg

The three stars stand of course for communism.

This is just so obvious in the flag of the General Assembly of Tennessee. It’s totally communist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_General_Assembly_of_Tennessee.svg


50 posted on 10/22/2011 8:57:46 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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