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Have Your Say – Extreme Edition

Last February the blog Here Comes The Science posted an article on the design genius of the Obama campaign logo (right).

Nine months later it published a recap of the many ignorant and racist comments that article had received. They’re instructive, as they reveal much of what had been stirred up by fringe commentators and desperate Republican “strategists” alike, and they’re darkly amusing so long as you don’t just find them depressing.

A highlight, though, even among all the nonsense (such as “I love the logo; its genius is the way they hide the swastika, yet keep in line with Obama’s political mentor, Adolf Hitler”), is this contribution:
Why not be truthfull and incorporate the marxist, hammer & sickle, or the muslim, cresent & star? Silly question. Truthfullnes from babykillers. From the “party of death” who see nothing wrong with sticking a spike in a baby’s skull and sucking it’s brains out.
Really? strictlytrue, you tend to follow these things—has this ever been a central plank of Democratic party policy? Was it snuck through as an amendment to a shipping bill or something?

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offensive_mango
Jan. 14th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
COMMUNISM WAS THE SUN SET. NOW IT IS RISING UP AGAIN, OVER AMERICA. LOOK INTO IT.
chiller
Jan. 14th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Obama: bad for bears.

You haven't seen the terrifying "bear of hope" logo, have you? Am digging around for it.
ruudboy
Jan. 14th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
There's a tiny part of me that hopes he issues a presidential decree on the first day declaring Islam the official religion of America. Just for a laugh.
nja
Jan. 14th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Wow - Obama turns out to be the Japanese antichrist! I hope he mentions that at the inauguration.

From one of the few comments which isn't foaming-at-the-mouth racist: "Arrogance is not a great characteristic for someone who is running for president."

It's obligatory, isn't it?
psychonomy
Jan. 14th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)

It may just be me, but in the field of American politics - indeed, any politics - I can't see anything about Obama that marks him out as particularly arrogant.

Or maybe by "arrogant" that poster simply meant "uppity negro who won't sit at the back of the bus". Which is the same thing. Obviously.
nja
Jan. 14th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
"Particularly" is the key word - anyone running for president has to have the arrogance to believe they can run the country, without knowing that for sure.
htfb
Jan. 14th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
I'd certainly buy Obama's breakfast cereal with that logo on the packet. And if Mike Huckabee wants to make use of his marketing investment then I'd suggest he goes into dry grocer's supplies: cornflour, or shredded suet, or semolina, or something. He'd outsell Hillary and Romney, at least.

McCain of course showed true the only true genius in exploiting a ready supply of guerilla familiarity to every crisp-eater in the country:

strictlytrue
Jan. 14th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Really? strictlytrue, you tend to follow these things—has this ever been a central plank of Democratic party policy? Was it snuck through as an amendment to a shipping bill or something?

I believe it might have been the key reason for McGovern's crushing defeat to Nixon in 1972.

Damn liberals.
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