Saturday, June 21, 2008

Beyond Narnia: Obama Gets His Own Great Seal of the High King

Holy fainting Obama girls! It's the Great Seal of Obama! That's right a rip off of the Presidential Seal, and it has Obama's name on it. Gawd. Even Bush didn't try this.

But didn't Obama steal this from High King Peter who got his very own Great Seal after banishing the Ice Queen (White Bitch!) from Narnia? Clearly, somebody took all that breathless male media hysteria about Barack Obama as the Son of Camelot way too seriously. And, um, that somebody appears to be Barack Obama. Can we say, laughingstock? Even MSNBC is mocking Obama over this one.

Images of His name and His icy blue brand are already freaking all over the internet and we haven't even gotten to the convention yet. Somebody should just go ahead and give the megalomaniac a crown and be done with it. Land of the Obamamaniacs! This country has fucking lost its fucking mind.

Reactions to the Great Seal of Obamaland:

Barack Obama's presidential campaign raised eyebrows and elicited snickers Friday when it unveiled the Obamamania version of the presidential seal. At a meeting with Democratic governors in Chicago, Obama sat behind a rostrum with a seal that looked not-so-coincidentally like the official seal of the President of the United States. . Snarked John McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds, "I think we can all agree that we need presidential candidates that are serious enough not to play make-believe on the campaign trail."

The Caucus : At a discussion with a dozen Democratic governors in Chicago on Friday morning, each of the governors was identified with a small name plate but Senator Barack Obama sat behind a low rostrum to which was attached an official-looking seal no one had seen before. It is emblazoned with a fierce-looking eagle clutching an olive branch in one claw and arrows in the other and is deliberately reminiscent of the official seal of the president of the United States. Just above the eagle’s head are the words “Vero Possumus,” roughly translated “Yes we can.” Not exactly E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One), the motto on the presidential seal and the dollar bill. Then again, Mr. Obama is not the president.

Time - The Page: E Pluribus Obama: The Democrat’s campaign unveils a curious, presidential looking seal on Friday.

Weekly Standard: In Obama We Trust - Behold the Great Seal of the United States of Obamaland

National Review: Audacity defined: Changing the seal of the United States of America and inserting the "O" logo for the American flag and as well as changing "E PLURIBUS UNUM" to "VERO POSSUMUS." (Loosely translated, "yes we can!") I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of Obamerica...

LA Times Blog: Obama now has his own Great Seal already. And it is really, really big. It's big like the tires on those elevated pickups in the parking lot at NASCAR races where you look out the car window and see nothing but fist-sized lugnuts. . . Some people might be inclined to make fun of a grown candidate who's against an imperial presidency but needs a really Great Seal before he even gets the official nomination. Maybe they'd suggest that as good as things look now from the city of big winds, maybe he's counting his eagles before they hatch.