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June 21, 2008

Barack Obama’s Faux Presidential Seal … Perfect for the Faux Candidate, Too Bad Its Illegal

Posted in: Barack Obama,Bizarre,Fauxtography,Politics,Presidential Election 2008,WTF

How pretentious is this … The Great Seal of Obamaland? Barack Obama, the Obama_sealmake believe Presidential candidate.

Is Barack Obama trying to be cute in creating a faux Presidential seal for himself? Does Obama actually think that he is deserving of his own seal? Is this creepy or is it symbolic of the Obama campaign? Please tell me that Obama does not actually believe the media hype that he is the chosen one. Is Obama nothing more than a faux candidate and political caricature? What game is Obama up to now? When do enough of these antics and typical political nonsense become enough for Americans to stomach?

BTW Barack, you are the presumptive nominee of the Democratic party, not the presumptive President of the United States. Below left is the actual seal that Barack Obama used while speaking to Democratic governors in Chicago. As compared with the actual official Presidential seal to the right. That;s about right, Obama is nothing more than a scripted, fauxto-shopped 21st century, internet age candidate. Obama has all the zeal of a Hollywood movie President and maybe that is the reason for the need to show he is Presidential-like … even if he just plays one on TV.


Definitely creepy – and pretentious. 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. (Right Wing Nut House)

The Gateway Pundit and Weekly Standard blog point out that Obama’s seal is illegal. Far be it from the law to get in the way of the messiah and his pursuit of Obamaland.

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.

The response from John McCain’s campaign.

Asked to explain the new seal, Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, “It’s a mix of presidential politics and a call for hope and change.”

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.”

“It’s laughable, ridiculous, preposterous and revealing all at the same time,” Bounds said.

UPDATE I: Maybe the following is the true seal that the Obama campaign was looking to emulate.


UPDATE II: Little Green Footballs seems to agree that Barack Obama thinks he is already the President

UPDATE III: Michelle Malkin, The Obamessiah’s deep humility shines through in his new seal

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