Obama – So Special?

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This can be added to the growing mound of evidence that Obama has let all this “chosen one” talk get to his head:

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. Around the top border are the words “Obama for America;” across the bottom is the campaign’s Web address. It also contains the logo of the Obama campaign, variously interpreted as a sunrise or a view down an open road.

The similarity can be seen better below:

He feels so special, so deserving of some kind of special status that he now has own Presidential seal. The arrogance is mindboggling.

And get ahold of the gayest of motto’s above the eagle. “Truly we’re able” in Latin which translates as “Yes, we can.”

Just gay.

Rick Moran:

The motto is so banal and saccharine sweet that translating it into Latin and sticking it on a faux presidential seal can only be seen as an attempt to attach more gravitas to a candidate than he deserves. And perhaps that’s the ultimate reason for the entire exercise.

John McCormack wonders if its legal:

18 USC Sec. 713 …
(a) Whoever knowingly displays any printed or other likeness of the great seal of the United States, or of the seals of the President or the Vice President of the United States, or the seal of the United States Senate, or the seal of the United States House of Representatives, or the seal of the United States Congress, or any facsimile thereof, in, or in connection with, any advertisement, poster, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, public meeting, play, motion picture, telecast, or other production, or on any building, monument, or stationery, for the purpose of conveying, or in a manner reasonably calculated to convey, a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States or by any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

(b) Whoever, except as authorized under regulations promulgated by the President and published in the Federal Register, knowingly manufactures, reproduces, sells, or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seals of the President or Vice President, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

And I wonder how in the world this man, with almost no experience, no character, and very bad judgement believes he is deserving of this special status?

More here.

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

38 Responses to “Obama – So Special?”

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    How many Presidents does Obama think this country has? The man is beyond arrogant, his advisors are stupid, and he is spending too much time with the college kids. Holy Cow!!!!!!!!

  2. I bent 18 USC Sec. 713 b on at least one occasion. We should T shirts with the Presidential seal in advance of President Reagan’s visit to my hometown in 1984. Fortunately, the statute of limitations has run out so I can admit it.

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    Big difference between tasteless and illegal, Curt. Mike’sA was way over the “bending” of the statute. However Obama’s personal seal is different enough that it would not be considered a reproduction of the official seal.

    The statute, as it reads, appears to be an actual, exact reproduction. Printed or “other likeness” would seem to mean it’s not confined just to the print medium (ala books, etal). i.e. Mike’s tee were an “other likeness” as a decal. Someone selling a ceramic reproduction of the Presidential seal as a paperweight would be “other likeness”. You get the picture. Think copyright infringement, where you may get a certain degree of “close”, but not exact.

    It’s illegal to use color reproductions of low US money notes (except for educational purposes). If you may copies for whatever purposes, they must be in black and white and even those have limitations. Perhaps that’s why Obama’s “wannabe a Presidential seal” is two color only. Another way around by differentiation. Needless to say, I’m quite sure that the group that came up with this Obama seal were very aware of the letter of the law.

    But why do it at all? I personally would find it more appealing if it had a caricature of Obama and da ears where the eagle was…. ala a MAD magazine concoction. Then it would make me smile. This? Just strikes me as a kid trying to play make believe. Not enough for me to get up in arms about, mind you. But certainly a tasteless and sophomoric (or amateurish) prop at best.

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    Oh, I agree Mata. While not illegal its obvious what he is trying to go for here and the arrogance is just plain disgusting.

  5. 6


    Can we drill in ANWR? Yes, we can!
    Can we drill in the Outer Continental Shelf? Yes, we can!
    Can we build new refineries? Yes, we can!
    Can we build nuclear power to reduce our depency on oil? Yes, we can!
    Can we complete the missions in Afghanistan and Iraq? Yes, we can!
    Can we preserve the American way of life? Yes, we can!

    As long as Barack Obama is not the president. Because so far the candidate of “yes, we can” is the really the candidate of no, you can’t.

  6. 7

    SoCal Chris

    Maybe it’s legal, but it seems to smack of the same spirit as Obama’s plagiaristic escapades of the recent past. He apparently needs to be propped up by pretending to be something he’s not. It definitely appears like he’s play acting. Much like an 8 year old pretending to be president in a play. Too psychotic for me, IMHO.

    It also reminds me of liberals who cover the entire backside, and sometimes on the sides, of their car with political and/or social bumper stickers to try to tell the world who they are because they are too empty on the inside to be able to articulate their own beliefs.

  7. 10

    William Teach

    “Yes, we can cut and run from Iraq!

    Yes, we can raise taxes and destroy the middle class!

    Yes, we can capitulate to Iran, Islamists, and all types of America haters (including my wife!)

    Yes, we can drive gas to $20 a gallon!

    Yes, we can institute the Fairness Doctrine!

    Yes, we can create the Unites Socialist States of America!”

    Thanks, Barry!

  8. 11

    John personal trainer Austin TX

    Barack’s Seal is pure cheeseball, pretentious, and juvenile. Will SNL jump all over this? I doubt it. With that seal it would be fitting for BHO to wear a Burger King crown when he is at the podium. With this latest piece of work I believe he might be a malignant narcissist.

  9. 13

    Aye Chihuahua


    The AP article regarding the seal issue is delicious.

    I won’t quote it* here, but let’s just say that they tap danced on Obie’s kidneys.


    *Due to AP’s ridiculous new policy regarding blogs.

  10. 14


    Black people are talking about Obama on the web sight VOLOGITICS.COM.There saying that it could very well be a deal breaker over this whitey tape because of his wifes quote”big mouth”. That once this tape is shown it will forever brand Obama to the nation of Islam,and brand her a racists. This copying of the Presidential Seal is the final straw what arrogance.

  11. 17

    Aye Chihuahua


    The Obamantion has now thrown the seal under the bus.

    That didn’t take long.

    Last week, Barack Obama unveiled a new campaign seal — and not the kind that swims, barks and balances balls on the end of its nose. Rather, it was the kind that has a big old eagle on it and some Latin (Vero possumus, which translates very loosely to “Yes we can”). It’s also a seal that combined elements of Richard Nixon’s White House police uniforms and George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished.” And it went over about as well.


    While we don’t have full details, someone at Obama’s press center, when asked if the seal would be used going forward said simply, “No.”

    Under the bus is getting very crowded.

    It must be uncomfortable.

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    DW 5000

    The AP article regarding the seal issue is delicious.

    I won’t quote it* here, but let’s just say that they tap danced on Obie’s kidneys.

    WOW!!! It sure did, aside from the fact that it never mentioned the seal at all.

    Generally, we call what you just did “lying.”

  13. 19

    Aye Chihuahua


    Generally, we call what you just did “lying.”

    Generally, it’s a smart idea to make sure that you consider if the original article has been altered before you accuse someone of lying.

    Of course you’ve proven repeatedly that you aren’t too smart.

  14. 20

    DW 5000

    Generally, it’s a smart idea to make sure that you consider if the original article has been altered before you accuse someone of lying.

    Altered. Yeah–that’s the ticket. And you know what? You’d TOTALLY have agreed with all the posts I’ve ever made here, if they hadn’t been, uh, altered.

  15. 21

    Aye Chihuahua



    I never would have linked the story if it wasn’t as I represented it because if I had done that then I would have had some jackass accusing me of lying.

  16. 22

    DW 5000

    I never would have linked the story if it wasn’t as I represented it because if I had done that then I would have had some jackass accusing me of lying.

    Sucks to be you, I reckon.

  17. 28


    Nothi8ng important. Just about one of many morons. OK. go back to your friends John and Sarah. I’ve waisted enough time on you, Moran (or should I spell Moron, as you suggested)

  18. 30

    Aye Chihuahua



    “waisted” should be “wasted”.

    “Moron” should be “moron”. Note the lower case “m” since it’s not a name.

    You should be very hesitant to dash in and call people names when you aren’t even able to spell the insults correctly. It just makes you look silly.

  19. 31


    You still don’t get ii. I am a political asylee form a former communist country. I was in jail because I was fithing against communism, socialism or whatever you call it. And your fiend John, who claim to put the country first, is playing diry politics insted of withrow greacefully. You must be Moron.

  20. 33



    @TG: What the hell are you talking about. McCain should bow out for what reason??????? We have elections not coronations.

    Lets see are you using ploy number 1

    (1) Calls for McCain to just give up and quit, because the race is over.
    This one is a favorite of the trolls who lurk on pro-McCain sites. We get them here, despite all the spraying and fumigating we do, but notice how we ignore these trolls. We’ve identified two paid Obama staffers who have been assigned to HillBuzz. We picked them up around the same time people from Ace and LGF started picking up some of our stuff — so our guess is they were assigned to us by whoever was monitoring those sites. They’re different trolls than the ones assigned to us during the primaries (we only had one back then, so evidently we’ve gotten more on the radar now). One of them starts posting “her” concern troll remarks here at 8am. The other one starts “his” remarks around 5pm or so. It appears there are two shifts for the trolls — and from what we can see, they share the same computer and IP address. And it’s an address right here in Chicago.

  21. 35

    Aye Chihuahua



    If indeed you are enjoying political asylum in America, welcome to our country, the greatest country in the history of mankind.

    There’s never been a place like this and we true Americans will fight tooth and nail to keep this place like the Founding Fathers intended.


    In your post you go on to accuse John McCain of playing dirty politics.

    Care to explain that?

    Withdraw gracefully?

    Let me give you just a brief lesson in civics. We don’t “withdraw gracefully” in America.

    We have elections.

    Until the election is held, and the votes tallied, it’s not over.

    Stick around here awhile and you’ll learn some things.

    And again, lay off on the insults especially if you’re not able to even use correct English in the process of hurling them.

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