Skip to comments.To Irish Eyes, an Error in the "O’Bama" Campaign
Posted on 02/24/2012 5:05:52 AM PST by CharlesThe Hammer
The e-mail from the Obama campaign found the right target: Dave Hunt, lifelong Democrat from Upper Manhattan and owner of an Irish saloon, had contributed to President Obamas 2008 victory drive.
Now, just in time for St. Patricks Day, barackobama.com was peddling OBama T-shirts, playing on the presidents wee trace of Irish blood and his joke on a visit to Ireland last year that he had come home to find the apostrophe that we lost somewhere along the way.
But Mr. Hunt, an owner of Coogans in Washington Heights, noted something wrong with the message on the T-shirt itself: below the OBama was a large four-leaf clover. The shamrock, symbol of Ireland, is a three-leaf clover.
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Clearly, co-opting Irish cultural nationalism by misuse of the apostrophe, the shamrock, and even the color green for a cheesy reelection bid, shows gross stupidity. It is obvious that Obama, et al, have no clue about historical repression of Irish surnames, prohibition of Catholicism, or that people were hanged for merely wearing green.
As for putting four-leaf-clovers on beer glasses, how about a consideration of these other "thoughtful" Obama 2012 souvenir items reflecting ethnic stereotypes:
For Martin Luther King Jr. birthday- A t-shirt with Dr. King's image eating a slice of watermelon; Plastic KFC chicken buckets displaying "I had a dream about drumsticks!"
For Yom Kippur: Propeller topped yarmulkes emblazoned with "The Spin Starts Here!" Piggy Banks embossed with a Star of David and "Pork is Kosher so Long as It Holds Cash!"
For Chinese New Year...well, you get the idea.
The 4 leaf clover may not have been just a mistake by Obama.
So...Hunt thinks everything is just fine with “O’Bama” save for the mistaken four-leaf clover?
I’ll never tip a pint at Coogan’s. You can be sure of that.
I'm looking over a four-leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain
Third is the roses that grow in the lane
No need explaining, the one remaining
Is somebody I adore
Prolly designed by O’Biden
Wait, are you saying, do you mean, could it be...did the illegal Resident act “stupidly”?
Just another episode of egregious insensitivity by the dolts.
Another thought occurred to me this morning. The anti-Christian groups are indeed fortunate. It is not without the realm of possibility that they’ll push a little too hard and that we’ll need to defend ourselves and quash the pesty little bugs. Christians have demonstrated great restraint and patience so far....
Well, consider that four leaf clovers are rare and lucky, and Obama is going to need all the luck he can get!
It must have been a faux-leaf clover.
Obama is dumber than donuts.
But, but the four leaf clover is an endangered species. How many clovers had to die for 0bambi?
All together now:
WHATTA YOU SAY,
DON’T KILL THE
You wrote: “Obama is dumber than donuts.”
This error would make Obama, as pronounce with an Irish accent: “An idjiot!”