“Not a campaign event”; another flip-flop

posted at 9:15 am on July 23, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Yeah, right:

Patrick Ruffini:

This is pretty extraordinary. A candidate for the American Presidency is using flyers printed in German to turn people out for his campaign rally in Berlin on Thursday. This flyer can be found on a bilingual page on BarackObama.com advertising the event … The German flyers bear Obama’s campaign logo and say “Paid for by Obama for America.” …

So, this isn’t just some sober, high-minded foreign policy speech, part of a foreign trip occurring under the auspices of his official Senate office. It is a campaign rally occuring on foreign soil. They are using the same tactics to turn out Germans to an event as they would to any rally right here in America.

I’m sure everyone recalls the assurances that the Obama campaign gave that Barack Obama would not conduct political rallies on this trip.  In fact, they got a little confused over Obama’s current job title in making those assurances:

At a morning background briefing, reporters parried with senior advisers on the characterization of Obama’s speech Thursday in Berlin as a campaign rally. The outdoor speech at the Victory Column could draw thousands of people, similar to the size of Obama events in the United States.

“It is not going to be a political speech,” said a senior foreign policy adviser, who spoke to reporters on background. “When the president of the United States goes and gives a speech, it is not a political speech or a political rally.[”]

But he is not president of the United States,” a reporter reminded the adviser.

“He is going to talk about the issues as an individual … not as a candidate, but as an individual, as a senator,” the adviser added.

Do “individuals” have full-color fliers distributed, complete with media credentialing for the event?  Do Senators have these efforts funded by presidential campaign committees?    Of course not.  The Obama campaign wants to hold a political rally in Berlin, apparently to impress upon American voters how popular Obama is among Europeans.

Ruffini calls this “breathtakingly arrogant”.  Glenn Reynolds says Obama seems to be running for President of the World.   At the very least, the level of truth coming from the Obama campaign on this trip has been breathtakingly low, and their political ear amazingly tone-deaf.  If they think a massive campaign rally in Berlin will convince anyone but the most ardent Leftists in America to vote for Obama, they really need a shake-up in their campaign staff.


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This is not the rally that I knew.

dean_acheson on July 23, 2008 at 9:18 AM

As someone currently based in Europe I totally fail to understand what Obama is trying to achieve here.

Public opinion here will do zero to get him elected.

Is this some kind of huge ego trip? I suspect it is.

Ares on July 23, 2008 at 9:19 AM

This guy really IS turning into a dangerous sort, no?

wccawa on July 23, 2008 at 9:19 AM

If they think a massive campaign rally in Berlin will convince anyone but the most ardent Leftists in America to vote for Obama, they really need a shake-up in their campaign staff.

I agree with that, so why is he doing it?

Are we looking at ego or ambition here or a combination of both?

Spirit of 1776 on July 23, 2008 at 9:20 AM

Doesn’t that look like one of those nazi posters from the 40′s? Of course that fits in with a speech at the foot of the Hitler memorial.

flytier on July 23, 2008 at 9:23 AM

This guy is getting more creepy by the day.

ronsfi on July 23, 2008 at 9:23 AM

I think he wants everyone to think he will be THE ONE to close the rift between the US and Europe. I could care less what Europe thinks of us.

His arrogance is frightening…and sickening.

becki51758 on July 23, 2008 at 9:24 AM

The ship is sinking fast!

Static on July 23, 2008 at 9:24 AM

This guy’s ego knows no bounds.

Diogenes of Sinope on July 23, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Obama’s ego is going to need it’s own zip code soon.

JetBoy on July 23, 2008 at 9:27 AM

I heard he was going there to raise the Wehrmacht, hail the Seigessaule, and storm the gates of Versailles.

If I were running for president and my opponents had effectively accused my wife and I of being out of touch with America (even to the point of hating it) the last thing I would want to do is hold a rally in Berlin.

I can’t wait to see the video of him in Seigessaule with audio of Hitler’s speech to the Reichstag in 1941 playing over top. The parodies write themselves.

blankminde on July 23, 2008 at 9:28 AM

Ruffini calls this “breathtakingly arrogant”.

Bingo…

Keemo on July 23, 2008 at 9:28 AM

I asked the question yesterday:

What does Obama have to say to the German people? What’s he going to talk abut?

BigD on July 23, 2008 at 9:29 AM

If this trip has been paid for from Senatorial budgets, but this turns out to be a blatant campaign rally, has any campaign finance laws been broken?

Anyone know the details? Who is paying for all of this?

Yoop on July 23, 2008 at 9:29 AM

Tin ear?

He’s in Israel today, and then he goes to Germany for a big Bwrlin rally beneath a monument to German aggression, a monument that Hitler re-located and had put on a higher pedestal.

Yes, I’d say he has a tin ear.

Wethal on July 23, 2008 at 9:30 AM

I hope half of Europe shows up.

Limerick on July 23, 2008 at 9:30 AM

This is the strangest election I have ever seen. It’s like both candidates are trying to get their opponents elected.

thekingtut on July 23, 2008 at 9:30 AM

Someone please photoshop a goatse out of that arrogant “O” logo.

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 9:31 AM

As one of my German clients stated “what makes this guy think Germans give a damn about an American politician, many Germans are quite fond of Americans, very few are fond of American politicians.”

Keemo on July 23, 2008 at 9:31 AM

How dare he speak to people!

Nonfactor on July 23, 2008 at 9:31 AM

I was going to add a smart-assed remark that the Germans don’t have a vote in US Elections; but hell, the way this campaign is going, and with the sychophantic media’s collective lips shaped like Obama’s sphincter-muscle, heck, I’m not so sure now…

Dale in Atlanta on July 23, 2008 at 9:31 AM

What does Obama have to say to the German people? What’s he going to talk abut?

BigD on July 23, 2008 at 9:29 AM

We are I am the ones we you have been waiting for.”

Wethal on July 23, 2008 at 9:31 AM

Obama has dropped the “veil of globalism” and is campaigning in countries outside of his electorate. Liberals think patriotism is for the ignorant. Obama is in his element in the EU (Eunuch Union). Un-freaking-believable.

volsense on July 23, 2008 at 9:31 AM

Obama is a rockstar? No, rockstars at least contribute, vis-a-vis the music. This guy has contributed nothing but unabated arrogance. He is a cockstar.

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 9:32 AM

Only thing missing from this flyer is : WITH SPECIAL GUEST MILEY CYRUS!!!!

pilamaye on July 23, 2008 at 9:33 AM

How dare he speak to people!

Nonfactor on July 23, 2008 at 9:31 AM

Is that seriously the extent of your thought process regarding rallies like this overseas?

Spirit of 1776 on July 23, 2008 at 9:34 AM

It’s a continuation of Kerry’s “global test” for US action in self-defense, and of the lefty UK Guardian’s letter-writing campaign to Ohio.

Nationalism is irrelevant in the EU (except for the Irish, God bless ‘em). It’s just more of the same.

Wethal on July 23, 2008 at 9:34 AM

BHO is not the Anti-Christ because he comes from Europe. But… this is the sort of M.O. that the real Anti-Christ will have. And yes people will flock to him just like they’re flocking to this dope.

Mojave Mark on July 23, 2008 at 9:35 AM

May be just wants his own monument.

joeswampy on July 23, 2008 at 9:35 AM

This German rally is being staged, no doubt, to get film footage of a fawning European crowd for a future campaign ad. They’ll juxtapose the happy German leftists and their Obama signs with angry European Muslims burning the American flag, followed by some kind of tag line like about Obama bringing the world’s respect back to the nation. It’s all about getting film footage. It’s a classic example of the typical American leftist elitist’s total lack of understanding about his own nation. He lives in an insular world where everyone cares deeply what Europe thinks. He has no idea that the rest of us couldn’t care less what those people think because they’ve become so inconsequential.

Rational Thought on July 23, 2008 at 9:35 AM

What about the blatant flip-flop he made on Afghanistan? During the Katie Couric interview he stated that the money that went to the surge in Iraq should have gone instead to Afghanistan. Hey, guess who voted against funding the troops in Afghanistan in May 2007? That’s right, ODumbo.

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 9:35 AM

Obama’s arrogance may be the mystery factor that motivates otherwise disinterested Americans to go out and vote…..for McCain. Not everyone cares one way or the other about politics, but everyone loves to hate a prick and Obama is fast becoming one of king sized proportions.

Syd B. on July 23, 2008 at 9:36 AM

* Speeches in stadiums filled with mesmerized, adoring audience – Check

* Seeks to replace God with the State – Check

* Creates his own new symbols of power – Check

* People adopting his name as their own – Check

* Wants Secret Police force – Check

* An uninspiring background before meteoric rise – Check

* Somebody powerful people think they can control – Check

* Often dismissed as a light-weight by his opponents – Check

* Associates with racists hatemongers – Check

* A propaganda machine willing to show him only in the best possible light – Check

* Inspires adoration Art – Check

* appropriates symbols of past German glory – Check

* Never plans on giving up power – Check (Obama to be president for the next “eight to 10 years”)

* A narcissistic megalomaniac – Check

* Uses artistic campaign poster imagery – Check

A new day, a new check mark.

Frightened yet?

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:36 AM

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:36 AM

If you keep this up BOD I’m gonna need another printer cartridge.

Limerick on July 23, 2008 at 9:38 AM

everyone loves to hate a prick and Obama is fast becoming one of king sized proportions.

Syd B. on July 23, 2008 at 9:36 AM

That’s a really astute observation Syd…

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:38 AM

Only thing missing from this flyer is : WITH SPECIAL GUEST MILEY CYRUS!!!!

pilamaye on July 23, 2008 at 9:33 AM

Actually, if he took Heidi Klum (who is German) he could probably get some votes from this.

BigD on July 23, 2008 at 9:38 AM

You do realize people that we have the power in 2008 to fight and win over this cult of personality? Twenty years ago or more we would have been in trouble and unable to stop the madness. The blogs and talk radio will save our country from this arrogant cockstar.

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 9:39 AM

Obama is a rockstar? No, rockstars at least contribute, vis-a-vis the music. This guy has contributed nothing but unabated arrogance. He is a cockstar.

carbon_footprint

Sure he’s made contributions. Just ask Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, and others of their ilk. They’ve taken in hundreds of thousands of dollars from Obama. Of course none of the money was his.

thekingtut on July 23, 2008 at 9:39 AM

Agreed, arrogance is dripping from this rag.

First, the outrageous “stylized historical event” look. (Am I coming to see a U.S. presidential candidate or the 1936 Olympics??) Second, drumming in the fact that the rally is “freely accessible”, “no entrance fee”, “no tickets needed” (I *think* I *get* the *point*…). Third, “access permitted as of 4pm”, which IMO tends to imply both feverish anticipation and a kind of indifference as to when people arrive – odd.

Lastly, the quaint nod to liberal fascism of “please use the public transportaion network” to get to the event.

Sweet.

RD on July 23, 2008 at 9:40 AM

If der Fuhrerbama wins I intend to buy an additional handgun and plenty of ammunition. He and his proposed civilian national security force (Barackshirts who will rat out and arrest freedom-loving citizens not in love with der Fuhrerbama’s policies) scare me.

Who was it that said just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t coming for you?

flyfisher on July 23, 2008 at 9:41 AM

Like alot of replies here, this official art of this guy is straight out of the Soviet Union or any other dictatorship.
Combine this with a acceptance speech in a 70000 seat stadium at night in Denver and the whole thing is troubling at best.

jjshaka on July 23, 2008 at 9:44 AM

I asked the question yesterday:

What does Obama have to say to the German people? What’s he going to talk abut?

BigD on July 23, 2008 at 9:29 AM

Same thing he talks about when he’s here – a whole lot of nothing that sounds like something.

forest on July 23, 2008 at 9:45 AM

TheBigDog: thanks for the running list. It just reminds us everyday that this is a dangerous trend. This latest thing with the German posters is just haunting.

Here is something I was thinking about this morning on the way to work: this presidential campaign is a marathon. Obama has been sprinting while McCain has been pacing himself. We still have November as the finish line and Obama is not going to make it. Mark my words, with his everyday gaffes and tumbles, this tool will fall flat on his face while reaching for the tape.

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 9:45 AM

Any truth to the rumor that Leni Riefenstahl is going to be filming the event?

rbj on July 23, 2008 at 9:45 AM

I’m calling it:

“artistic campaign poster imagery”

But that does not capture what it is. Can anybody provide a better characterization please?

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:45 AM

Like the Great Seal of Obama unveiled last month, and then quickly hidden away by the campaign after realizing their gaffe, the poster is an image Republicans would do well to keep in the public’s mind for the next 3 1/2 months.

jon1979 on July 23, 2008 at 9:46 AM

I’m calling it:

“artistic campaign poster imagery”

But that does not capture what it is. Can anybody provide a better characterization please?

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:45 AM

Nationalist Socialism Poster Art

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 9:47 AM

this tool will fall flat on his face while reaching for the tape.
carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 9:45 AM

I sincerely hope you are right but I confess to being very, very concerned. If that list was a mischaracterization or blatant exaggeration I wouldn’t be so damned concerned.

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:48 AM

Like alot of replies here, this official art of this guy is straight out of the Soviet Union or any other dictatorship.

jjshaka on July 23, 2008 at 9:44 AM

Everyone should google “Obama campaign posters” and then click on Images. Even a libtard would see his posters are based on the art of a who’s who of 20th Century communist thugs.

flyfisher on July 23, 2008 at 9:50 AM

Dear Leader Art

Limerick on July 23, 2008 at 9:50 AM

In past, events like this happened when the circus came to town. Same premise, different acts.

volsense on July 23, 2008 at 9:50 AM

I sincerely hope you are right but I confess to being very, very concerned. If that list was a mischaracterization or blatant exaggeration I wouldn’t be so damned concerned.

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:48 AM

I hope so too. Just think about the millions of Americans, like you and I and so many HA people; we would not vote for him even if McCain picked Hillary as a running mate. Hillary is bad, but I would rather have her than this Obama person. This is like a bad movie. This guy has come from nowhere and is riding a wave of orgasmic publicity and fortune. The better, more logical people of this country will not allow him to gain the highest office in the world.

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 9:52 AM

I wonder if he’s going to get larger crowds than Hitler.. LMAO

Chakra Hammer on July 23, 2008 at 9:52 AM

His ego and arrogance knows no bounds; a demonstration that Obama is a megalomaniac.

jencab on July 23, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Yes we Can Unite the FatherLand! LMAO

Chakra Hammer on July 23, 2008 at 9:53 AM

His ego and arrogance knows no bounds; a demonstration that Obama is a megalomaniac.

jencab on July 23, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Exactly. He is so deeply in love with himself that he probably doesn’t masturbate because Michelle would define it as cheating.

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 9:54 AM

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:45 AM

How about “Larger-than-life campaign imagery.”

BigD on July 23, 2008 at 9:54 AM

I’m sure everyone recalls the assurances that the Obama campaign gave that Barack Obama would not conduct political rallies on this trip.

And I’m equally quite sure that when Obama gets another $50 million this month in campaign contributions, a majority of which are conveniently below the disclosure threshold, that none of them will be from those European and Arab fans!

Outlander on July 23, 2008 at 9:55 AM

I’m calling it:

“artistic campaign poster imagery”

But that does not capture what it is. Can anybody provide a better characterization please?

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:45 AM

I can’t think of a term other than “totalitarian propaganda poster art”. I don’t know if there is a specific term for the genre, but there ought to be.

forest on July 23, 2008 at 9:55 AM

This is not going to go over well with the American electorate. What’s BO running for anyway?

swami on July 23, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Rasmussen’s daily tracking has Barry still stuck in the very-low single figures….today +2, yesterday +0, day before +1. For all the supposed ‘panic’ on the Rep side it sure isn’t showing up in the national samples.

Limerick on July 23, 2008 at 9:57 AM

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 9:54 AM

Ever notice that Michelle is both taller than Obama (when she’s wearing heels — she is 5’11 and Barack is 6’1) and about 40lb heavier? (Which isn’t to say Michelle is fat, but just that Obama is so very slight…)

Outlander on July 23, 2008 at 9:57 AM

Ok, how about I combine BigD & forest and say,

“Uses larger-than-life propaganda poster art”

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:58 AM

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:58 AM

Progressive Pixel Poster

Limerick on July 23, 2008 at 9:59 AM

The lefties always fall for a strong man.

It’s in their minds to want him so very badly, they want him to beat the crap out of them.

They’re nothing more than bootlickers.

benrand on July 23, 2008 at 9:59 AM

This is not going to go over well with the American electorate. What’s BO running for anyway?

swami on July 23, 2008 at 9:56 AM

The question of the day right there…

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM

1. Google “Nationalist Socialism Poster Art”
2. Go to Page 2
3. Look at image at Top Row, third from the left.
4. Compare to Obama’s poster
5. Shiver

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM

I can see criticizing him for the European appearance, but the poster? He’s speaking in Germany, and his posters there are in German. That’s supposed to be scandalous? What would you expect them to be in, Chinese?

rightwingprof on July 23, 2008 at 10:01 AM

How dare he speak to people!

Nonfactor on July 23, 2008 at 9:31 AM

LOL. You must feel like you’re trying to push a wet noodle. Daunting, isn’t it? Courage.

a capella on July 23, 2008 at 10:01 AM

This is the most breathtakingly shallow campaign in the history of the U.S. They are marketing Barack Obama as a product, almost Hollywood-style: see how well he does at the box office! Who cares about the plot, everyone should want to see this movie! They are going for the “buzz.” Apparently they think American voters are so shallow that they will vote for this guy just because they can make him look like a rock star in front of thousands of people. Obviously, the man stinks as a retail politician, and he’s a gaffe machine when he gets off the script. So his handlers are just going to force feed these big rallies to the media. They know how good the visuals are going to be from this Berlin thing, and that’s all this trip was about.

rockmom on July 23, 2008 at 10:03 AM

I can see criticizing him for the European appearance, but the poster? He’s speaking in Germany, and his posters there are in German. That’s supposed to be scandalous? What would you expect them to be in, Chinese?

rightwingprof on July 23, 2008 at 10:01 AM

I understand your point, however, what is blatant is the undeniable style of the poster. He may have not had control over it, but it could stand side-by-side with Socialist posters and not be out of place. Just investigate yourself.

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 10:04 AM

Headline I’d like to see …..

“HARLEM GLOBETROTTER SINKS THREE-POINTER IN IRAQ, GETS CALLED FOR DOUBLE DRIBBLING IN GERMANY”

fogw on July 23, 2008 at 10:04 AM

For weeks I have felt sure this whole campaign was scooting along on a ‘the next JFK’ theme. Even moreso than Kerry it seemed BHO fancied himself such. I think I need to redirect my thoughts as it appears there is another historical figure he favors more. If he starts growing a little moustache I’m ordering bars for my doors and windows!

dustoffmom on July 23, 2008 at 10:06 AM

What’s he going to talk about?
What’s he going to talk about?!

I think the good psychiatrist Dr. C. Krauthammer diagnosed last week Mr. O. is expert on one thing, and one thing only: himself.

Marcus on July 23, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Addressing an adoring Berliner-leftie crowd draws a contrast between the public greeting a Bush or McCain would get there, and how a President Obama will be received by Europeans.

It’s Obama’s way of trying to prove that we won’t be alienated and isolated from our “allies” if he’s elected. Of course, he picked one of the most liberal and socialist/communist cities in Europe for his performance art.

Over the past couple of years, most W. European govt’s have turned right, so Obama is less likely to be welcomed heartily by the leaders.

JiangxiDad on July 23, 2008 at 10:07 AM

I wonder if he’s going to get larger crowds than Hitler.. LMAO

Chakra Hammer on July 23, 2008 at 9:52 AM

Just a practice run for the Denver event. Lighting torches and using the new extended arm salute at the same time can be tricky.

a capella on July 23, 2008 at 10:08 AM

I understand your point, however, what is blatant is the undeniable style of the poster. He may have not had control over it, but it could stand side-by-side with Socialist posters and not be out of place. Just investigate yourself.

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 10:04 AM

The socialist realism style of the poster is no accident. It is intended to promote the adoration of a cult leader. You’ve seen it in Russia, Germany, E. Europe, and Asia.

JiangxiDad on July 23, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Well, that’s exactly the point. Germany and France now have leaders that are very pro-U.S. Seems to me they would not have been elected if majorities of voters in those countries didn’t feel the same way. So what is the point of Barack Obama standing up in Berlin promising to heal the wound between the U.S. and Europe? There isn’t any wound anymore. Another example of this campaign being stuck in 2006 and willfully blind to current reality. Of course, you can always find a few thousand leftists in any European capital to come out for a rally. But they do not represent majority opinion today.

rockmom on July 23, 2008 at 10:12 AM

Obama’s really getting kind of obnoxious.

BobUSMC on July 23, 2008 at 10:12 AM

JiangxiDad on July 23, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Than you. I think I have it now:
“Uses larger-than-life, socialist-style, propaganda poster art – Check”

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 10:13 AM

How about Obama speaking in the Bürgerbräukeller?

A few beers with the locals will really seal Obama’s blue collar credentials.

NoDonkey on July 23, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Come on, folks, Obama is just looking for a little more political lebensraum to effect his vision of the future.

Don’t get all up in arms. Oh, wait ….

Dusty on July 23, 2008 at 10:14 AM

It’s really stupid of Obama to tapdance around stating this is a campaign event.

Hotair people making critical comments on graphic design? HILARIOUS!!!

Dave Rywall on July 23, 2008 at 10:14 AM

I don’t care how many countries he campaigns in, as long as he doesn’t come back.

Merovign on July 23, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Have any of you read the leftist commentary following the linked article?

They see nothing – I repeat, NOTHING – wrong with this.

That is even more frightening than Obama’s arrogance. It’s like a dress rehearsal for the antichrist – get people to not think, and worship a personality who promises heaven on earth the instant he or she is elected/appointed/anointed/coronated.

Mommynator on July 23, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Everyone should google “Obama campaign posters” and then click on Images. Even a libtard would see his posters are based on the art of a who’s who of 20th Century communist thugs.

flyfisher on July 23, 2008 at 9:50 AM

True. If anyone has yet to notice this please pay attention. This is not an accident. Obama’s posters are deliberately reminiscent of Lenin, Stalin and other 20th century totalitarians and their movements.

I’m not saying Obama is Stalin of course but the thing to keep in mind is: this style and Great Leader-esque approach appeals enormously to Obama’s voter base. That the Obama campaign would “brand” their candidate as some kind of a creamy-shampoo version of a Communist/Fascist totalitarian dictator is totally vulgar, but it’s even more disgusting that people are actually falling for it.

Were a Republican candidate to market himself this way he would be laughed out of existence by the Republican base, and for good reason. It does work marvelously on Democrats though. Remember that.

Gilda on July 23, 2008 at 10:15 AM

I’m calling it:

“artistic campaign poster imagery”

But that does not capture what it is. Can anybody provide a better characterization please?

TheBigOldDog on July 23, 2008 at 9:45 AM

Einbildungskraft von einen kleines kind.

Johan Klaus on July 23, 2008 at 10:18 AM

OMG! Let the world unite behind BHO! All hail! Hail!

I think I just wet myself.

spidgy on July 23, 2008 at 10:18 AM

But can he sing the Hoerst Wessel in German?

TooTall on July 23, 2008 at 10:18 AM

# 5 in an ongoing series, of “Meet Barack Obama’s Brain” (PBUH)(SWT)(SAW)

This is Obama’s Brain: Bis’mallah ar Rahman ar Raheem….Mohammed Rasululullah..

This is Obama’s Brain on Drugs: Auf deutsch es gibt nur einen Gott Allah

Brought to you by the Anti-Taqiyah Defamation League

Vote McCain in 2008

I’m Dale in Atlanta, and I approve this message…

Dale in Atlanta on July 23, 2008 at 10:19 AM

As someone currently based in Europe I totally fail to understand what Obama is trying to achieve here.

Public opinion here will do zero to get him elected.

Is this some kind of huge ego trip? I suspect it is.

Ares on July 23, 2008 at 9:19 AM

——-
Ares,

Obama is not concerned about getting votes from Europeans. This seems to be a pander to a couple groups:

Americans who *want* to be European (or “more European”, i.e. more socialist) …

Americans who *want* to believe European-American relations are at an all-time low and are sinking…

Americans who want to get on a bigger (i.e. global) bandwagon supporting this dunce.

Mew
(the increasingly nervous cat)

acat on July 23, 2008 at 10:19 AM

Were a Republican candidate to market himself this way he would be laughed out of existence by the Republican base, and for good reason. It does work marvelously on Democrats though. Remember that.

Gilda on July 23, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Astounding isn’t it? Are libtards that weak-minded?

flyfisher on July 23, 2008 at 10:20 AM

Has anyone seen the Obama campaign’s proposal for the Obama Memorial Statue in D.C. yet? It is supposed to commemorate his 8-10 years of service as President to our planet and is very inspiring!

http://i.pbase.com/u42/bachfan/large/36489707.crop0004.jpg

econavenger on July 23, 2008 at 10:20 AM

Dave Rywall on July 23, 2008 at 10:14 AM

I actually have over 25 years in graphic design. Now what?

carbon_footprint on July 23, 2008 at 10:21 AM

I think Obama should give this a try in China.

BigD on July 23, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Hillary must be shaking her head.

Even a libtard would see his posters are based on the art of a who’s who of 20th Century communist thugs.

flyfisher on July 23, 2008 at 9:50 AM

You are so right, it is just an updated version.

right2bright on July 23, 2008 at 10:23 AM

carbon_f: Then comment away! I’d love to hear your impressions of the poster.

Dave Rywall on July 23, 2008 at 10:23 AM

Is anyone else creeped out by the messianic style of that poster? I mean, come on! It’s a ground up shot of “The Glorious Leader” that could have come right out of N Korea or Communist China! I’m not sure the American people are going to buy into this. At least these aren’t the American people that I know…

sabbott on July 23, 2008 at 10:23 AM

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