Monday, August 10, 2009

The Obama Logo

Oh my gosh. This administration is so good at parodying itself, one's almost embarrassed to add his two cents.

Almost.

When was the last presidential administration that had its own logo? Wellsir, this one does:

I flash on two things:

First: Emperor's New Groove: hysterical cartoon/movie. If you haven't seen it, you should. At one point the lovable-dolt stooge Kronk is sneaking off with the unconscious Emperor in a bag, and he's humming this music.

The Emperor, in voiceover narrative, gasps, "Oh, he's doing his own theme music? Big, dumb and tone deaf. I am so glad I was unconscious for all of this."

Ungh. Don't you wish you were?

Second: Ghost. This is a spoiler if you haven't seen it, but — remember the end? When Patrick Swayze's (dead) character is "going into the light," and you barely see all these glowing spectral figures waiting to welcome him? (I can't find a screen-shot, or I'd put it up.)

They look just like the figures behind The One's logo.

So... how can you not think those are the loyal citizens already Passed On by Obama's death panel, saying "Do your part! Step away from life support! Embrace this change! Come into the light of The One!"?

I have never seen such colossal hubris in my life. The dead-giveaway mark is a complete lack of any self-awareness of the degree of self-parody, this daily "What?!" that we get whenever this administration is offered anything but instant and fawning submission.

(h-t The Corner, here and here)

25 comments:

bugblaster said...

The source of the aura is Canada. Which is where most of those spectrals are standing.

Trinian said...

So that's what the lines at the doctor's office will look like?

Stan McCullars said...

Hubris or pomposity?

Daryl said...

Buggy,

Sadly yes. It makes a few of us sick, just not enough of us.

Daryl said...

Anyone taking odds on when a motion is put forward to remove the 2 term limit on the presidency?

Sir Aaron said...

Well, that's putting the cart before the horse. He'd have to win a second term and he'd have to continue to hold super majority in Congress. I'm really hoping to prevent both.

As to the logo, what do the three stars represent? And will there be a reward for turning people in? I need to save money for concierge and overseas medical care.

Mesa Mike said...

I thought this one was more appropriate.

Fred Butler said...

Is that for real? Really? Barry's guys put this together for him? Really? This isn't some parody from the Iowa Hawk blog? Really?

Man, someone had done picked up the Leni Riefenstahl handbook and is running it play by play.

Fred Butler said...

So that's what the lines at the doctor's office will look like?

Those are the spirits of the AARP people who died in the office line. Think of that scene in Beetlejuice when that couple go over into the nether world for the first time.

zostay said...

You might also like Jeremy Sarber's comparison. I typically dislike invocations of Godwin's Law, but this one's pretty humorous.

Doug Hibbard said...

Daryl--

The resolution to repeal the term-limit amendment is already introduced, but don't overreact, as the same guy introduced it during Bush's terms.

DJP--is it wrong to hope that someone gets turned into a llama until they get their heart right? Worked in the movie....


Beware, lest you throw off the President's Groove!!!
Doug

PS--I'll be ratting you out to the White House later today. Hopefully they'll give me an extra ration card for it.

Stan McCullars said...

Mesa Mike,
Appropriate, indeed!

chrish said...

Oh Dan... Didn't you know all you needed was look unto the serpent that is lifted on the pole (medical symbol thingy, there) and be healed? That's a direct allusion to Obama, who is our messiah and will save us.

/sarcasm

lee n. field said...

You know, it strikes me that we've got about, roughly, three and a half years left of the 0ne's reign.

A time, times and half a time

Susan said...

I was listening to Frank Pastore's show on our local Christian radio station this past Friday, and boy, he gave some pretty startling statistics. One of them was that in Canada, one has to wait 17 weeks before he could see a specialist (starting from the time when he first saw his general practitioner). Also, the death rates of patients in Britain who suffer from breast cancer, prostate cancer, and heart disease are considerably higher than patients in America who have the same conditions. The difference between our English-speaking cousins and us is the way health care is run. One of Pastore's suggestions was to make health insurance like auto insurance: One may purchase from providers across state borders, thus creating competition. But of course the die-hard supporters of "change" will have none of this....

Susan said...

Here's the link to Frank Pastore's show">. (Click on the 08/07/09 Friday broadcast [the 5 pm hour]. Pastore starts soliciting mock town hall meeting questions from callers at around 34:08. Before that he discusses the outrage of the public toward Obamacare and their congressmen/women.)

CR said...

Lee: You know, it strikes me that we've got about, roughly, three and a half years left of the 0ne's reign.

See you wrote this when Dan has probably already clocked out for the day. If he were up, he would remind us, like he did last time when I made a similary comment, that we have at a minimum 3.5 years to go.

lee n. field said...

(And no, I am not seriously suggesting the BO is the AC. Tongue firmly in cheek.)

DJP said...

Here is a thought by which I mean no more than the words' surface-meaning.

You know (if you haven't sophisticatized Biblical prophecy into meaningless mush), one day there will be a guy about which some people will say, "Is it him?", and many will say "Oh, people have said that about lots and lots of guys" — and it will be him.

lee n. field said...

Yup. But you'd think the Man 'o Sin and Son 'o Perdition would be more, you know, competent.

Robert said...

That version of the logo you posted is missing the slogan of Obamacare...."I see dead people!"

lee n. field said...

Him being from Chicago, that would be "I see dead people...voting."

Michelle said...

The rays of brilliant light emanating from the "O" and enveloping the adoring, expectant masses behind it must also be blinding them to the blatant narcissism and propaganda.

Doug Hibbard said...

DJP->

You're right about the anti-Christ identification. I wonder if that's going to end up part of the deception, that sense of been-there, done-that, this isn't the guy either, then, oh, wait...

Kind of like getting numb to tornado sirens down here in the south. Well, them thangs went off yesterday too, and didn't nuthin' hit my trailer! Eventually the threat is not just a threat, it's a promise. Of impending doom. And there goes your trailer, your freedom, and everything else.

Doug

Ken Abbott said...

I see the administration chose to use the double-winged, double-snaked caduceus. While commonly accepted as a symbol of the medical profession (instead of the more authentic single snake entwined on a staff, no wings), this device is actually the Staff of Hermes, the god of businessmen and thieves.

I leave it to you all to decide if the administration didn't therefore make the right choice of symbol after all...