Render unto Obama

posted at 8:10 am on September 24, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

First we had the Vero Possumus seal, and then the Barackopolis.  One might have thought that Team Obama would have learned their lesson on hubris and self-absorption, but a deal with a British firm goes even farther.  Democrats have begun striking coins with Barack Obama’s profile — and already proclaiming him President:

The coins already sold to the Democrats will be presented to the senators, congressmen, governors and other politicians they are being given to within the next two weeks.

There will also be a television advertising campaign launched in the US.

The company directors got the idea of producing the coins after seeing actress Meryl Streep talking about Barack Obama on a television programme.

When they got in touch with the Democrats the party jumped at the chance. And the coins have proved such a hit that locally produced versions have already been launched to compete with the UK originals.

The coins show Senator Obama’s face, along with a picture of the White House and the legend “President of the United States of America”.

Apparently, the coin does not include the new motto of the United States: Vero Possumus.  Instead, it declares Obama President, well ahead of when Americans get to make that choice.  If that seems rather presumptuous, it only appears that way to those who have not watched the cult of personality grow over the last few months.

Julius Caesar was the first Roman to put his image on coins, which started his downfall.  Barack Obama may be the first person in history to start striking coins in his image before taking power.  Maybe he just wants to look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills, but this is starting to get … creepy.

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It would be cheaper and show less hubris if Obama came out with commemorative Oreo’s.

Star20 on September 24, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Next up, pre-orders for the official souvenir Obamuhhh golden calf….

Master Shake on September 24, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Will Obama send one to his brother in the mud hut?

Bicyea on September 24, 2008 at 4:43 PM

Now he can’t complain that he doesn’t look like the other people on the currency! LMAO

What a maroon.

When does Ronald Reagan get on the currency?

Chakra Hammer on September 24, 2008 at 5:24 PM

Can’t wait for the official communist revolution!

Grafted on September 24, 2008 at 6:24 PM

It’ll be a real souvenir when he loses. Just like the superbowl shirts for the losing team that they always make.

Mojave Mark on September 24, 2008 at 7:17 PM

What unholy arrogance – maybe not BO, but the dems.

Paraphrasing Cartman – I hate liberals!

InTheBellyoftheBeast on September 24, 2008 at 8:00 PM

And John Kerry is the horse made a Senator.

andycanuck on September 24, 2008 at 8:46 PM

It would be cheaper and show less hubris if Obama came out with commemorative Oreo’s.


+100 !

ROFLMFAO ! ! ! !

cannonball on September 24, 2008 at 11:00 PM

At least the coin used an angle that minimizes Obama’s Dumbo ears, and shows less of his face.

Right_of_Attila on September 25, 2008 at 6:07 AM

They shrunk his ears, and gave him a prominent chin.

Looks presidential to me.

Hopefully it will comfort Barack as he loses.

Squiggy on September 25, 2008 at 6:36 AM

Hey Ed, can you show me where Obama is striking coins

Well, how about…

the Democrats…jumped at the chance.

Perhaps the level of hubris never gave the Dhimm’s a thought.

“Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.” Prverbs 16:24 NKJV

oldleprechaun on September 25, 2008 at 7:34 AM

Not who’s on the back. What’s on the back?

It’s going to be a rendering of his Acropolis with a little bitty Barry that you can see with a magnifying glass.

jackmac on September 25, 2008 at 9:03 AM

What’s next? Obama sausage links?

gary on September 25, 2008 at 10:54 AM

On November 5, these coins will be worth less than a subprime mortgage. Unless they can be melted down to precious metal.

Steve Z on September 25, 2008 at 10:54 AM

Obama sausage links? Great idea–with lipstick!

You know, lipstick on a pig!

Steve Z on September 25, 2008 at 10:59 AM

Who will be the first Congress Critter after the election to urge that these be made into a denomination and placed into circulation, since we need someone who looks different from all those other Presidents on the currency?

eeyore on September 25, 2008 at 2:21 PM