Another Obama “presidential” seal?

posted at 2:10 pm on August 23, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Via Ace and Stop the ACLU, it looks like the design team at the Barack Obama campaign have too much time on their hands.  On their campaign website, the background image adapts the basics of the presidential seal — again — into an Obama campaign logo.  This time, though, they’ve managed a little subtlety:

http://media.hotair.com/wp/wp-content/cachefly/images/2008-08/bgdetail.jpg

This time, Team Obama avoided the faux Latin for the normal “E Pluribus Unum”, but the rest of the design still screams “presumptuous”.  Once again, we have the O Logo in the dead center, and an oddly oriented eagle — or what appears to be an eagle — clutching nothing but olive branches.

Didn’t Barack Obama learn from his last attempt to fashion his own “seal”?  This looks a lot like compensation for either an unbridled ego or a person worried about his lack of credentials.


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i guess they feel if they keep pushing it will just stick.

trailortrash on August 23, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Didn’t Barack Obama learn from his last attempt to fashion his own “seal”?

NO!

TooTall on August 23, 2008 at 2:14 PM

The fact that the eagle is clutching only olive branches is an obvious design element. Did they get the stars on the right portion of the flag this time?

Think_b4_speaking on August 23, 2008 at 2:14 PM

It’s the logo that goes on the bottle of perfume that makes bullcrap smell like daisies.

RBMN on August 23, 2008 at 2:14 PM

Save the Opossum!

Biden has Opossum fur-plugs implanted into his scalp!

Chakra Hammer on August 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Does that eagle look as if it is running away?

SouthernRoots on August 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Cool-looking vulture on the logo.

jaime on August 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM

I’ve seen this used for a long time. Something like it was on his fightthesmears site.

ninjapirate on August 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Hey, what’s that coming out of the bird’s butt? Oh, never mind, its just the Obama seal…

Think_b4_speaking on August 23, 2008 at 2:16 PM

That’s a Loon, not an Eagle.

abinitioadinfinitum on August 23, 2008 at 2:16 PM

Hasn’t this been on the site for a while now? I think this came out shortly after his first seal showed up.

MadisonConservative on August 23, 2008 at 2:17 PM

It’s not an official seal until he’s seated behind it looking bored.

Chuck Schick on August 23, 2008 at 2:17 PM

That’s nothing. Wait until you see the faux military uniform they are designing for B Hussein – to give him more security cred.

progressoverpeace on August 23, 2008 at 2:18 PM

It’s the seal from that little thin piece of paper that maids use to wrap the toilet lid in after they “say” they have cleaned it in a cheap motel room…………

Seven Percent Solution on August 23, 2008 at 2:18 PM

I don’t like being mooned by a bird.

innominatus on August 23, 2008 at 2:19 PM

Love the “E pluribus unum” reference which, of course, means “Many under the bus.” in Latin.

carbon_footprint on August 23, 2008 at 2:19 PM

It’s not an eagle, it’s a pigeon. Just like the U.S. will be under an Obama administration.

Cicero43 on August 23, 2008 at 2:19 PM

But, but, but the eagle has his back towards us.

carbon_footprint on August 23, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Does that eagle look as if it is running away?

SouthernRoots on August 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Exactly!

I dub this logo “Fleeing Eagle”!

Maquis on August 23, 2008 at 2:21 PM

As my Tennessee chicken raising daddy would say – from that particular angle that eagle looks like it just finished laying an egg. Maybe literally and figuratively.

marybel on August 23, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Or “E Pluribus Unum” which means “Out of Many, The One.”

carbon_footprint on August 23, 2008 at 2:22 PM

I have another bird logo in mind for Obama. I can demonstrate with one single finger.

innominatus on August 23, 2008 at 2:22 PM

carbon_footprint on August 23, 2008 at 2:22 PM

.
Maybe he should use: E Pluribus Transportatum

Think_b4_speaking on August 23, 2008 at 2:23 PM

But,

but,

but … he is the Chosen One, the Annointed One …

Let us parnam at his Holy Lotus Feet, let us bow at the feet of the ObaMessiah, who comes to save us from our miserable selves.

William2006 on August 23, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Didn’t Barack Obama learn from his last attempt to fashion his own “seal”?

If you keep trying to make a boat out of materials at hand you may eventually construct one that floats. They will just keep practicing until they get the ONE that doesn’t go down with all hands aboard.

Yoop on August 23, 2008 at 2:24 PM

There is a single arrow on the seal but it appears to be piercing the flag. Very weird.

eaglephin on August 23, 2008 at 2:24 PM

Didn’t Barack Obama learn from his last attempt to fashion his own “seal”?

Obviously not. It must take a few more hits of Barry’s head against the brickwall for something to sink in.

This looks a lot like compensation for either an unbridled ego or a person worried about his lack of credentials.

Can I vote for both????

IrishGirl17 on August 23, 2008 at 2:24 PM

But,

but,

but … he is the Chosen One, the Annointed One …

Let us parnam at his Holy Lotus Feet, let us bow at the feet of the ObaMessiah, who comes to save us from our miserable selves.

Make that “pranam,” not “parnam.”

All Hail the Annointed One.

And if you don’t, then you are a racist bigot!

William2006 on August 23, 2008 at 2:25 PM

Oh, let Obama get something out of this election season. He ain’t gonna win, so let him play “President” for a little while.

JetBoy on August 23, 2008 at 2:28 PM

I don’t see it on that link.

AbaddonsReign on August 23, 2008 at 2:28 PM

Is this the symbol Baracky will make everyone get tattooed on their skulls?

Next he will design a new presidential uniform, ala Goering, complete with medals that celebrate mediocrity and acres of gold lace.

Bishop on August 23, 2008 at 2:29 PM

That leftist bird representing a mutant male eagle transvestite gone female dove laid the Obama egg.

God spare us!

At least Obama isn’t claiming the Phoenix bird as his logo. MCCAIN HAS RIGHTS OVER PHOENIX.

maverick muse on August 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM

These people have no shame.

Terrye on August 23, 2008 at 2:35 PM

If elected, would he change the colors and design of the US flag and the presidential seal?

Oleta on August 23, 2008 at 2:36 PM

This looks a lot like compensation for either an unbridled ego or a person worried about his lack of credentials.

Faux seals steel cojones don’t make…

Pompous daddy/Vacuous sonny – your 2008 liberal ticket!

E pluribus mortuus – Ago puteus iam.

Entelechy on August 23, 2008 at 2:37 PM

That is not an eagle’s head. It looks more like a mutant ninja turtle head. And of course the American national bird is blurred out and behind the Hussien thingy. Zieg heil Barry.

JonRoss on August 23, 2008 at 2:40 PM

Remember when you were in high school and you practiced signing your name, just to see what it would look like? Or the girls would sign their names with their current boyfriend’s last name ‘cuz it would be so kool to be a ‘Mrs.’?

rockhauler on August 23, 2008 at 2:43 PM

Is this the symbol Baracky will make everyone get tattooed on their skulls?

Bishop on August 23, 2008 at 2:29 PM

No, the tattoo your thinking of has the number 666 in it.

abinitioadinfinitum on August 23, 2008 at 2:49 PM

Google: Socialist Realism

John on August 23, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Does that eagle look as if it is running away?

SouthernRoots on August 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Why, yes indeed, it does! LMBO :o)

Conservative_SAHM on August 23, 2008 at 2:51 PM

There is some kind of writing or something in one of the “rays” on the right side. Anyone else see that?

Guardian on August 23, 2008 at 2:51 PM

It has been there pretty much since the launch of the website.

bj1126 on August 23, 2008 at 2:51 PM

I’d say that’s an eagle laying an egg seen in the center of the “O” logo.

Kokonut on August 23, 2008 at 2:53 PM

that no eagle, it is a Chicken rnning away because it only has olive branches to fight with.

custer on August 23, 2008 at 2:57 PM

McCain, by a landslide

Kat_Mo on August 23, 2008 at 3:00 PM

That eagle vulture is taking a dump Biden.

drunyan8315 on August 23, 2008 at 3:02 PM

Maybe it’s a nostalgic homage to the blue eagle of Roosevelt’s era – let’s hope not…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Eagle

CP on August 23, 2008 at 3:04 PM

didnt LGF cover this a month ago?

lorien1973 on August 23, 2008 at 3:07 PM

If you don’t think that the chosen one should have his own seal…..then you are a racist.

Oh and that’s a dove.

jukin on August 23, 2008 at 3:08 PM

So much for the weekend VP announcement who some said would not get the media attention. ABC and CBS have interrupted regular programming for the live event in Springfield as I speak.

Firmworm on August 23, 2008 at 3:12 PM

didnt LGF cover this a month ago?

lorien1973 on August 23, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Yes. But not everyone here is a Lizard as well as a Hothead. Let’s have just as much fun with this as they did!

RushBaby on August 23, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Once again, we have the O Logo in the dead center, and an oddly oriented eagle — or what appears to be an eagle — clutching nothing but olive branches.

Doesn’t that make it a dove?

And, if I remember my Sunday School lessons, that was the sign of the Flood waters receding. And, more recently, that was one of The One’s campaign promises.

Or maybe I’m reading too much into this. I don’t know whether these The One believes he’s fulfilling Biblical prophesy – or writing his own.

logis on August 23, 2008 at 3:22 PM

I like the central identification of the Obama sign with the American flag. Imagine if the other party had done that.

Tzetzes on August 23, 2008 at 3:27 PM

Maybe his 12 year old daughter designed this? Baby blue is my daughter’s favorite color, and she is the same age.

funky chicken on August 23, 2008 at 3:27 PM

Maybe it’s a nostalgic homage to the blue eagle of Roosevelt’s era – let’s hope not…
CP on August 23, 2008 at 3:04 PM

The Blue Eagle… was proclaimed on July 20, 1933 as the symbol of industrial recovery by Hugh S. Johnson, a follower of Italian Fascism, the head of the National Recovery Administration. It does bear strong resemblance to the German Eagle.

…On September 5, 1935, following the invalidation of the compulsory code system, the emblem was abolished and its future use as a symbol was prohibited.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Eagle

Are those laws still on the books? Somebody ought to look that up, and see if we can get Obama to strike the Fascist symbol from his Fake Presidential Seal.

Ten bucks says his next Fake Presidential Seal includes that famous Hindu symbol of creation, hope and change.

logis on August 23, 2008 at 3:34 PM

Maybe the bird is turning the other cheek?

obladioblada on August 23, 2008 at 3:39 PM

The wings look like an eagle. The face looks like either an angry pigeon or a seagull with wrinkled plumage.

jon1979 on August 23, 2008 at 3:50 PM

That bird (vulture? chicken? dove?) looks like it’s stuck on something. I’ve seen them look like that when they get stuck on a fence and they panic and they’re trying desperately to get away.

If The O gets elected, that’s probably how we’ll all feel.

AZCoyote on August 23, 2008 at 3:52 PM

You know what, those people are mentally ill.

Zorro on August 23, 2008 at 4:06 PM

If I stare hard enough, i see another goatse.

sulla on August 23, 2008 at 4:17 PM

Looks like the “eagle” has a spear and is spearing the flag.

Nihaody on August 23, 2008 at 4:38 PM

I dub this logo “Fleeing Eagle”!

Maquis on August 23, 2008 at 2:21 PM

That should either be the name of the Obama campaign jet or Barack Obama’s Hekawi Indian name.

Captain Scarlet on August 23, 2008 at 4:40 PM

I am with the folks that think it looks like a big egg the bird is flying away from.

Cindy Munford on August 23, 2008 at 4:46 PM

VERO PATHETICUS.

Lockstein13 on August 23, 2008 at 4:59 PM

These colors run.

MrScribbler on August 23, 2008 at 5:01 PM

OK, what drug is recommended with this?

freevillage on August 23, 2008 at 5:35 PM

To me it looks like “E Pluribus UH-UM

It makes perfect sense, its his two favorite words to use without a teleprompter.

JarvisW on August 23, 2008 at 5:49 PM

He and his people are like a group of preteens starting their own club. Doesn’t he or anyone around him see how silly this all is?

UnEasyRider on August 23, 2008 at 6:24 PM

A poor design. The hammer and sickle under the buzzard is barely visible

viking01 on August 23, 2008 at 6:38 PM

This time, Team Obama avoided…

Didn’t Barack Obama learn from his last attempt…

Wow, Hot Air’s post just get sadder and sadder. You’ve obviously taken “lazy saturdays” to mean something else.

That background image was in use by the Obama campaign since pretty much the begining of the year, well before the logo mishap of late.

Your timeline is all wrong and you’re basically fabricating a story on this one.

PresidenToor on August 23, 2008 at 6:46 PM

That’s a Loon, not an Eagle.

It’s a chicken!

Steve McCullough on August 23, 2008 at 7:07 PM

I was checking to see how Barry was using his new seal (which does not look like an Eagle at all, but rather resembles a beast with wings) and darn it if Sam Graham Felsen, Barry’s Marxist blogger isn’t inviting you all to tell Joe how fabulous he is:

Joe Biden!
By Sam Graham-Felsen – Aug 23rd, 2008 at 2:45 am EDT
Comments | Mail to a Friend | Report Objectionable Content

Breaking news: the text message is out and it’s official… Barack Obama has selected Joe Biden to be his running mate!

Please take a minute to share your story with Joe and welcome him into our movement for change. For those of you who are from Delaware and know Joe best, we’d love to hear your experiences as a constituent of Senator Biden’s.

We’ll make sure to share some of your stories with Senator Biden so he gets a chance to better know the remarkable folks who’ve built this campaign from the bottom up.

As Senator Obama and Senator Biden head to Denver, your grassroots support is more critical than ever.

Obama-Biden ’08!

Anyone out there from Delaware?

Buy Danish on August 23, 2008 at 8:10 PM

I knew it reminded me of something. Ad wings to this, and you have Obama’s “Eagle”.

Buy Danish on August 23, 2008 at 8:15 PM

Er, [add]

Buy Danish on August 23, 2008 at 8:15 PM

The eagle is facing leftward (its own left). It appears to be a leftward-facing Presidential eagle, except it has freely surrendered its arrows. Behold the second Carter Administration in all its glory!

Kid from Brooklyn on August 23, 2008 at 8:49 PM

This time, Team Obama avoided the faux Latin for the normal “E Pluribus Unum”, but the rest of the design still screams “presumptuous”. Once again, we have the O Logo in the dead center, and an oddly oriented eagle — or what appears to be an eagle — clutching nothing but olive branches.

Typical Obama. Tribute is better than War to him. It may even be better than Peace.

His Eagle has no teeth. What a perfect little wimp.

BKennedy on August 23, 2008 at 9:17 PM

OK, what drug is recommended with this?

I dunno… ask Barry, he nose knows.

electric-rascal on August 23, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Oooohh… so misty and magical. It could be the gates of Heaven. It’s surely the seal of the Church You Can’t See.

CliffHanger on August 23, 2008 at 11:12 PM

Comparisons of this to the swastika are totally inappropriate. They give Nazis a bad name.

Tommygun on August 24, 2008 at 4:45 AM

How “charming”…that the NBC Bejing 2008 Olympics logo (http://www.nbcolympics.com/) bears a striking resemblance to the “O” with the “road” (the 3 stripes) logo.

Lockstein13 on August 24, 2008 at 7:10 AM

Let’s look at this image and mentally give us what your first impression is so we provide the appropriate feedback to the designers.

A big bird laying an egg that is headed for the grate of the sewer system.

MSGTAS on August 24, 2008 at 9:51 AM

The fact that the eagle is clutching only olive branches is an obvious design element. Did they get the stars on the right portion of the flag this time?
Think_b4_speaking on August 23, 2008 at 2:14 PM

There is a single arrow on the seal but it appears to be piercing the flag. Very weird.
eaglephin on August 23, 2008 at 2:24 PM

The bizarre Obama canadidacy is so overtly so anti-American I assumed it had to be a joke

A gimmick to rehabilitate Hillary by making her appear moderate and reasoned in comparison since that is the one success of his campaign

However the Black voter factor does not compute

The second possibility is extreme ignorance and stupidity

The third possibility mentioned by someone else on Hotair was the Obama candidacy was a Soros joke to flaunt his power and slap American values he despises

A very smart friend has another idea.

Obama rushes his campaign to Europe as a Citizen of the World. He despises symbols of American patriotism, including the ones with two legs, our soldiers. He worships at the Church of GD America

My friend and I have both talked with many people who are shocked and angry we are being force fed candidates we dislike on both sides

The primaries on both sides were not referendums, but were manipulated to disembowel the votes

My friend believes there is a movement to make people think it was never their choice in candidate selection.

We are being taught it is a global world, run from the top, a world without borders or flags. He thinks there is an attempt ongoing to make Americans believe they are not in control of their land tract anymore. Movements are working to blot out the American sense of individual power.

The Minuteman image of the defiant American going out to fight for his freedom and the image of the rattlesnake who will strike back, “Don’t Tread on Me” us under attack

By organized forces or just a momentum driven by financial and political groups with similar need it does not matter.

They are trying to de-fang the rattler on the Gadsden flag

That is his theory. He cannot make reason othewise of this insanity

entagor on August 24, 2008 at 12:34 PM

LGF covered this back on June 24. I submitted a screen shot but several people beat me to it.

Here’s the LGF link

MrC_5150 on August 24, 2008 at 6:09 PM