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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Obamania Reaches Cult Status

An L.A. based creative design company which typically spends its resources designing beer and automobile ads, has taken it upon itself to design a salute for Obama supporters. Rick Husong, owner of Loyalty Inc., explained his motivation in this way; "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." Loyality Inc. produced the graphic shown here.

It is a very odd and scary looking salute. If you use your imagination, you can see it being used in a Stephen King movie with thousands of people holding their hands up to form this sign welcoming some other worldly visitors who ultimately turn out to be their worst nightmare. I hope that Mr. Husong's desire is realized. I really want to see 75,000 people at the Democratic National Convention holding up their hands in this salute. The sight will give any sane American a chill. I can see fundamentalist Christians wondering if Obama might be the Anti-Christ.

I don't believe that Mr. Husong and his staff did a dynamic analysis of the fun the Republican Party could have with this salute. Here are a number that I thought of almost immediately:

  • It's the symbol for what we really think of Obama.
  • It's the 'Obama Hole'. A bureaucratic event horizon into which tax dollars disappear forever.
  • It symbolizes the amount of money which will be left in the economy after the taxes needed to fund all of Obama's changes are implemented.
  • It symbolizes the IQ of anyone moronic enough to vote for Obama.
  • It symbolizes the number of electoral votes Obama will get if his supporters actually start using this salute.
  • It symbolizes America's side of the score card in the war on terror with B. Hussein Obama as Commander in Chief.
  • It symbolizes the amount of relief Americans will get at the gas pump under Obama's energy independence plan.
  • It symbolizes the amount of experience which qualifies Obama for the office he seeks.

I could do this all day, but, I have the salute the Obama supporters should be using if they are going to be true to themselves and their ideology. I believe it to be a much more appropriate salute to a candidate who is being hailed as if he were the 'Messiah' but has yet to poll in double digits over his opponent. It serves as both a salute to Obama and a prediction for the upcoming election.

I can see it now. Obamaniacs giving each other this salute (preferably by placing the back of the hand against their forehead) as they pass each other on the street. It will be a beautiful thing.


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Z said...

I'm thinking that big "O" formed by the hands significes the big VOID in Obama's HEAD! Mean, I know!!