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One Nation, Under a New Obama Salute
Washington Whispers ^ | 2008-08-07 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 08/11/2008 6:00:23 AM PDT by cartan

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George Bush had his three-fingered W salute that supporters flashed when greeting him at presidential campaign events in 2000. And now, if a Los Angeles creative agency gets its way, Sen. Barack Obama will see fans meet him with his own salute like the one above. “Our goal is to see a crowd of 75,000 people at Obama’s nomination speech holding their hands above their heads, fingers laced together in support of a new direction for this country, a renewed hope, and acceptance of responsibility for our future,” says Rick Husong, owner of The Loyalty Inc. Husong tells me that he got the idea after seeing the famous Obama-Progress poster by artist Shepherd Fairey. “We wanted to get involved some way,” he says. So, the agency came up with their own a symbol of hope and progress that also plays off Obama’s name. “We thought, ‘Let’s try and start a movement where even while walking down the street, people would hold up the O and you would know that they were for Obama,’ ” says Husong. Much thought went into the relatively simple idea. “You interlace your hands in a circle, the interlacing being a symbol of different types of people coming together and the circle a symbol of unity,” he says. Their design, unlike Fairey’s, is free, and Husong is urging people to download it and print it on posters and T-shirts. “We want to see it everywhere, but more importantly we want this sign to take the world by storm.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; democrats; elections; nobama08; obama
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Please hail the Führer by showing him your hole.
1 posted on 08/11/2008 6:00:24 AM PDT by cartan
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To: cartan
Positively Hitleresque!
2 posted on 08/11/2008 6:02:00 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: cartan

All right this is getting pretty freaking creepy.


3 posted on 08/11/2008 6:02:13 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: cartan

It does look like an obscene gesture, doesn’t it?


4 posted on 08/11/2008 6:02:22 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: cartan

Heil Obama!


5 posted on 08/11/2008 6:03:57 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

**It does look like an obscene gesture, doesn’t it?**

Obscene, yes ... because it looks a LOT LIKE the SALUTE used in the movie, 1984.


6 posted on 08/11/2008 6:04:54 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I'll never vote for a LIBERAL ... even if they Do have an (R) after their name.)
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To: cartan

7 posted on 08/11/2008 6:07:02 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (ANWR would look great in pumps.)
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To: mainepatsfan

“All right this is getting pretty freaking creepy.”

No kidding.


8 posted on 08/11/2008 6:07:13 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: cartan

9 posted on 08/11/2008 6:07:27 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: cartan
Sen. Barack Obama will see fans meet him with his own salute like the one above.

I believe a more apropos salute to Obama would be, 'flipping him the bird.' IMHO
10 posted on 08/11/2008 6:08:35 AM PDT by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: cartan

It’s interesting that the worshippers of the zero (liberals) unwittingly chose the zero as their symbol. Philosophically speaking, those who believe in nothing of substance have subconsciously chosen to show it.

I think this will die a quick death.


11 posted on 08/11/2008 6:08:50 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: mainepatsfan

Got that right. He’s a freak.


12 posted on 08/11/2008 6:09:15 AM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: 1rudeboy

My answer to that is a middle finger pointed up from a clenched fist.


13 posted on 08/11/2008 6:09:16 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: gwilhelm56

Soldiers of Oceania salute Big Brother in the movie 1984.

14 posted on 08/11/2008 6:09:18 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: cartan

15 posted on 08/11/2008 6:09:18 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: cartan
With any luck, come November, we will be able to flash this sign to Obama and his maniacs:


16 posted on 08/11/2008 6:11:10 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: cartan

17 posted on 08/11/2008 6:11:56 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: cartan

O-bunghole


18 posted on 08/11/2008 6:11:57 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: cartan

19 posted on 08/11/2008 6:12:51 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: raybbr

**Soldiers of Oceania salute Big Brother in the movie 1984.**

Close enough to be FRIGHTENING ..

but that’s DOUBLEPLUSGOOD!!


20 posted on 08/11/2008 6:15:49 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I'll never vote for a LIBERAL ... even if they Do have an (R) after their name.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
> O-bunghole

LOL! Best yet.

21 posted on 08/11/2008 6:15:58 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: cartan

If Obama is elected, this country will be a hellhole we won’t soon get out of.


22 posted on 08/11/2008 6:16:49 AM PDT by library user
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To: cartan

It’s too weird.


23 posted on 08/11/2008 6:17:40 AM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: cartan
Goatse

'Nuff said.

24 posted on 08/11/2008 6:18:03 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

Someone actually posted the Obama/Goatse graphic.

TO EVERY FREEPER: DO NOT SEARCH FOR GOATSE.


25 posted on 08/11/2008 6:20:31 AM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: cartan
I thought that was sign language for You are an a$$ hole.
26 posted on 08/11/2008 6:21:32 AM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: cartan

Screw him. I will give anyone the one finger salute if they salute me that way.


27 posted on 08/11/2008 6:23:05 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: chickadee
His Personality Cult Is An Obamanation


28 posted on 08/11/2008 6:23:11 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: cartan

As somebody noted last Friday, to display this salute, you would have to have your back to the candidate. Which isn’t such a bad idea, of course.


29 posted on 08/11/2008 6:24:06 AM PDT by gridlock (Barack Obama is the Sanjaya Malakar of American Politics...)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
It does look like an obscene gesture, doesn’t it?

Next on Dirty Jobs, Mike works with a zookeeper to artificially inseminate an elephant! (Step 1 is the dirty part...)

30 posted on 08/11/2008 6:25:25 AM PDT by gridlock (Barack Obama is the Sanjaya Malakar of American Politics...)
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To: library user

“If Obama is elected, this country will be a hellhole we won’t soon get out of.”

There will be civil war. The parallels between 2008 and 1860 are too striking to be mere coincidence.


31 posted on 08/11/2008 6:26:30 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: svcw
I thought that was sign language for You are an a$$ hole.

It may well be. Obama sure thinks everyone is an a-hole but himself.

32 posted on 08/11/2008 6:28:31 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: struggle
> Someone actually posted the Obama/Goatse graphic.

On this thread? I didn't see it, and don't see any comments removed... maybe on another thread.

> TO EVERY FREEPER: DO NOT SEARCH FOR GOATSE.

GOOD POINT. If they're curious about what it is, but want to stay on the safe side, the Wikipedia article is reasonable and the front page does not contain The Goatse Graphic.

33 posted on 08/11/2008 6:29:03 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: cartan

34 posted on 08/11/2008 6:31:30 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: McBuff

How about “O-hole”?


35 posted on 08/11/2008 6:33:23 AM PDT by flying_bullet (El Conservo tribe member)
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To: cartan
New slogan to accompany the poster

Heil Hubris!

36 posted on 08/11/2008 6:35:06 AM PDT by DarthFuzball ("Life is full of little surprises." - Pandora)
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To: library user

BO must not be elected, we have to much to lose and he is a disaster.


37 posted on 08/11/2008 6:35:09 AM PDT by Big Horn (Foreigners do not tread on me.)
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To: cartan
Photobucket
38 posted on 08/11/2008 6:35:52 AM PDT by wally-balls
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To: cartan
Let’s try and start a movement where even while walking down the street, people would hold up the O

This is very impractical.

1. What about Obama supporters who are carrying things while they are walking down the street? Are they supposed to drop everything so they can have 2 free hands?

2. What about Obama supporters who are outnumbered by Hillary supporters? Is this a secret plot by Hillary to identify Obama-ites, so they can be pressured?

39 posted on 08/11/2008 6:43:12 AM PDT by syriacus (Obama's manner of speaking is very self-reVerential.)
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To: cartan; martin_fierro

40 posted on 08/11/2008 6:44:47 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I doubled the pressure in my Obamas, now my fuel gauge runs backwards and my tank is overflowing!)
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To: flying_bullet
Dedicated to Flying Bullet


41 posted on 08/11/2008 6:45:35 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: ought-six
"The parallels between 2008 and 1860 are too striking to be mere coincidence."

I would be interested in learning what the parallels are.

Carolyn

42 posted on 08/11/2008 6:49:52 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: cartan

What’s next?

Beanies with propellers?


43 posted on 08/11/2008 7:28:56 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: cartan

“We want to see it everywhere, but more importantly we want this sign to take the world by storm.””

Good lord....(eye roll)

These people are going to need intensive therapy when the Big O loses in a landslide in November.


44 posted on 08/11/2008 7:34:48 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: dayglored

I just read the wikipedia article.
Wish I hadn’t.

Thank God no images came up.


45 posted on 08/11/2008 7:40:47 AM PDT by YCTHouston
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To: McBuff
Thank you.

I am sure that the messiah, lord Obama (Taxes Be Upon You) greatly appreciates this.

46 posted on 08/11/2008 7:47:58 AM PDT by flying_bullet (El Conservo tribe member)
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To: mainepatsfan

Just how stupid is this campaign to fail to recognize that most of the “trappings” and symbology of their CANDIDATE
and the effort to get him elected is BOUND to create the worst kind of cognitive dissonance with HUGE numbers of the American people , who don’t want ANYTHING to do with ANYTHING remotely suggestive of Cultish/SecretSociety/Nazi/Inner Circle specialness. NO NO NO!!!THis asshat might as well be a Scientologist!!
THAT might as well serve as his “Ideology”-—he’s just that obscure, and out of touch.....but ever so much worse, considering the numbers he’s managed to chalk up.


47 posted on 08/11/2008 8:12:02 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

I think Godwin’s law needs to be suspending regarding O-hole’s campaign. There are just way too many frightening paralells to it.


48 posted on 08/11/2008 8:16:33 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (A citizen using a weapon to shoot a criminal is the ultimate act of independence from government.)
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To: cartan

Do the hand jive.


49 posted on 08/11/2008 8:20:55 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: raybbr

Rockstar dictator...

50 posted on 08/11/2008 8:25:06 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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