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“Hope Is Fading Fast”

Editor: Bumped up because this t-shirt says it all — well, almost all — because Reverend Amy’s accompanying commentary is a must-read. Stay tuned for more to come on how rapidly Obama’s supporters are turning on him. If only they’d listened to us …

I’ll say. And what a fantastic depiction on this t-shirt. Here’s more from the article, “Hope Is Fading Fast: A Devastating Take On The Iconic Obama Poster. Ouch.” Oh, and I am sure you can appreciate the neutrality of the title. Ahem:

A new offensive has been launched against President Obama, and if it catches on it may make as much noise as a Birther at a Town Hall. It’s the new “Hope Is Fading Fast” t-shirt from LA streetwear company Freshjive — a sad, disappointed take on the iconic “HOPE” poster by Shepard Fairey. Here’s how FreshJive describes it on its website:

Pre-releasing on Black Friday is the t shirt design, “Hope is Fading Fast”. This is actually the first item releasing without the Freshjive brand name on it. Read the recent post on the World’s Got Problems blog regarding how the Obama administration is maintaining continuity with its disgraced predecessor.

I would say this is an excellent first t-shirt for this l

abel, but that’s just me. Seems the author of this story might not feel similarly: Ouch. FreshJive founder Rick Katz (sic)is well-known locally as both a streetwear pioneer as well as a provocateur (he was protested, for example, by the Jewish Defense League with two controversial Palestinian-themed shirts last June). This shirt will probably cause a more conflicted reaction as Democrats debate whether it’s fair or unfair, and Republicans will probably love it. What makes this image significant, of course, is that it comes from the left: In October 2007 Katz (sic) said, “Really in the end what drives me is making that one t-shirt that says ‘Fuck off, Bush.’” Two years later, he seems to be sending Obama pretty much the same message.

Here is FreshJive’s list of grievances against Obama, here is Politifact’s “Obameter” to track campaign promises…

The founder’s name is actually Rick KLOTZ, but whatever – he’s clearly a disrespectful man going after Obama like this, so why get his name right? I might add, the whole Jewish Defamation League issue is a bit of a red herring, and it makes me wonder why the author, Rachel Sklar brought it up. Oh, why do I say that? Because Klotz is, well, Jewish!

Anywho – this t-shirt design seems to be pretty accurate to me, especially as Obama’s poll ratings continue to decline, our deficit, the highest it has been since WWII, continues to rise, along with unemployment being in double digits.

Or maybe it is Obama shattering, SHATTERING, the spending record for first year presidents. Obama spent $3.5 TRILLION in the first year. By comparison, Bush spent $1.8 Trillion, and Clinton $1.6 Trillion. Maybe it’s all those parties he’s been throwing…But I digress.

I might add, the t-shirt is a timely design – a perfect holiday gift for the Kool Aide drinker in your family! Oh, wow, wouldn’t that be fun? Just make sure you have the videocam at the ready.

I sure, um, hope, this is just the beginning of these t-shirts. I would think there is a wealth of possible slogans from which to choose. I bet some imaginative readers can come up wit some other slogans. I’d love to see them!

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  • Anne

    Perhaps I can rephrase # 5 in another way: In 2012, no Barry, no Arnie, no Bobby…checking will happen!

  • Anne

    These are my five failures of my hope.

    and here are these:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/11/the_five_obama_fails.html

  • Anne

    It’s the 5th hope thats a killer. I do understand, we just can’t go there on this blog.

  • Anne

    Fifth question of hope:

    5)and finally, I had hoped that a person, any person, that did not meet the requirements of a natural born citizen, would not immediately raise our worst fears about this scenario.

  • Anne

    Fourth question of Hope:

    4) As Obama presides, I had hoped that my worst worries about his character would not be emablazoned upon his policies

  • Anne

    Third question of Hope:

    3) I also hoped my anger about and dissolution from the Democratic Party would subside

  • Anne

    Second Question of Hope:

    2) then I was hopeful that if he did obtain the nomination, he would make the 95% of Americans of African descent that voted for him proud, because to fail in that regard might cast a pall on future leaders of the same heritage. Not logical, but still a major concern about voter sentiment.

  • Anne

    First question of hope

    1) at first I was hopeful that Obama wouldn’t be nominated (jbjd, you go, girl, keep on prodding us, please keep being that thorn in our complacency)

    • jbjd

      Thank you, Anne. I am what I am.

  • Anne

    my previous comment must be on moderation so I will ask my 6th question of hope in advance:

    Does anyone know what happens to future digestees if one forgets to take the cheesecloth bag of spices out of the soup before blending?

    • Silence Dogood

      Anne, there generally is no moderation here, but there is a spam filter, with a mind of its own sometimes.

      Not sure where the soup question is coming from, but your question piqued my curiosity:

      http://www.epa.gov/kidshometour/decoys/cloth.htm

      By itself, a cheesecloth does not contain anything toxic.

      I would not serve the soup if I knew I had made the mistake of blending it in: the cheesecloth may not be toxic, but perhaps it could clog up the digestive system?

      If your question was not out of humor and some people ate soup with blended cheesecloth in it, I would call a health professional just to make sure there is nothing to worry about.

      • Anne

        Thanks, I did manage to retrieve the cheesecloth bag and save the soup, though some of the bay, thyme and parsley escaped. It was a close call.

        • Anne

          It was self-inflicted, but like the Global Warming scientists, I may be covering up the effects for a week or so, relatively speaking.

    • NomNomNom

      cloth “hair”balls?

      • Silence Dogood

        I suppose, if a cat was eating the soup. :D

  • Anne

    My Hopes

    1) at first I was hopeful that Obama wouldn’t be nominated (jbjd, you go, girl, keep on prodding us, please keep being that thorn in our complacency)

    2) then I was hopeful that if he did obtain the nomination, he would make the 95% of Americans of African descent that voted for him proud, because to fail in that regard might cast a pall on future leaders of the same heritage. Not logical, but still a major concern about voter sentiment.

    3) I also hoped my anger about and dissolution from the Democratic Party would subside

    4) As Obama presides, I had hoped that my worst worries about his character would not be emablazoned upon his policies

    5)and finally, I had hoped that a person, any person, that did not meet the requirements of a natural born citizen, would not immediately raise our worst fears about this scenario.

    These are my five failures of my hope.

    and here are these:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/11/the_five_obama_fails.html

  • creeper

    Obama may not run in 2012 if he feels as though his agenda hasn’t worked.

    Not a prayer. Beyond the fact that I think he’s incapable of recognizing that he’s a failure, he’ll never give up Air Force One willingly.

    I don’t know why he bothers to maintain residence at the White House. Obviously he’s happiest living on his 747. There are a lot of houses fancier than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue but nobody else has an airplane like that. It’s the ultimate pimped-up ride and no one ignores it…the perfect chariot for our pharaoh.

    • Docelder

      the perfect chariot for our pharaoh.

      I wonder how many illegals it would take to build him a pyramid like one of the ones at Giza?

      • NomNomNom

        make it a Mayan pyramid. 2012 approaches. :)

  • Tex-Mex Soup

    I had alot of hope for obama….I hoped that he would NOT turn out to be the turd that he is.

    so much for that.

  • carlaforhillary

    When Clinton made mistakes during his first term, he made the changes necessary to help the American people and ended his presidency successfully. I’m sure there are things he wished he had done differently – Don’t ask don’t tell – is one example. Things like loan cash swaps also went on during his administration that hurt our economy in the long run. Obama won’t change – the way things are now is the way he wants them to be so that he can then remake America the way he wants it to be. I don’t think that Republicans and Independents who voted for him understood this. They got most of their information from the MSM and they just wanted Bush out. Sad, but true. If people had the time – and it is hard to find the time, with work and families – they maybe would have seen what Obama is really all about and not voted for him.

    With respect to Obama and this shirt. I think the word “sad” is what I would but underneath the shirt. I would rather be wrong then have what we have now.

    Obama may not run in 2012 if he feels as though his agenda hasn’t worked. If he does run, I do think he will win again because he is the incumbent. He will stand up and say that his work has only just begun and he needs another four years do it. And then the people will vote him in. Hopefully, I’m wrong about him having another term, I don’t want to see him there and will not be campaigning for him.

  • Gell

    If I understand that Denzel Washington can go to the White House. If there had not been that Obama may never have become President. What I can not understand is that the White House invite people like Spielberg, just because he is famous: will Angelina and Brad also go?

  • http://none jessiebritton

    The poll mentioned was a Gallup and there has been some complaints the polling include a heavy number of minorities. The Gallup had the 39% for whites, 91% AA and 75% Hispanic. Independents have been leaving him in droves and that is the major reason for his present low approval numbers.

  • http://www.r4-ds.com.ar nintendo dsi r4

    I well think that happens sometimes when we are doing good, our luck helps us in doing so well and when we are having bad time our luck will follow us with whole bad time.

  • Obamastolemycoutry

    Not that other names on that list don’t piss me off, but Michael Moore and George Clooney?? Who the hell elected them to represent anyone. That should not be allowed. At least I can understand denzel Washington going to the White House because it has been reported that he is going to play Obarfbag in a movie. It is insane the people who get to stop by and discuss something with any white house staff when a group of tea party protestors wouldn’t get anywhere near the door, let alone have their concerns heard!

    • TeakWoodKite

      George Clooney??

      O Brother, Where Art Thou?

      • elizabethrc

        Or in the case of Obama, O Brother What art Thou?

      • KR

        Life is hard.
        It is harder when you are stupid.
        Take heed Obots.

  • TeakWoodKite

    He sees you when you’re sleeping
    He knows when you’re awake
    He knows if you’ve been bad or good
    So be good for goodness sake!

    The White House visitor list

    Apparently Scowcroft and Powell dropped by along with some other interesting folks.

  • Cathy in Ks.

    Yeah, I remember how Obama and the Obama campaign put down Bill’s record, tried to accuse Clinton of racism, and did everything they could to destroy Clinton’s legacy. It backfired even then, with those of us who were old enough to remember how the “comeback kid” came back. Obama could learn a thing or two from Bill Clinton but I don’t think it’s going to happen. Obama can’t swallow his pride or his jealousy.

    • SuperGalt

      Obama can’t swallow his pride or his jealousy.

      I think its more than that. We can take a hint from the spin and dance troop Minions de Trolls who frequent NQ: He and they are one-dimensional thinkers as proven by their propensity to blindly follow one another over the cliff like lemmings. The troll lemmings follow him just as he followed his loony toons spiritual mentor for 20 years. We here on NQ vetted him. Its too bad not enough people listened and/or cared.

      • Cathy in Ks.

        You’re right SuperGalt. I have family members who supported and voted for Obama and who are still “blindly” supporting Obama. I don’t understand it. They are all well educated but it’s like they turn a “blind eye” to offenses that had Geo. W. done the same, they would have been screaming from the roof-tops. Sometimes I think it might be “reverse racism”. The “blind followers” of Obama that I personally know are all “white”. I can understand the pride that many African-Americans take in having one of their own for the first time as president; although the one AA couple I know fairly well did not support or vote for Obama.

        • http://www.hillaryorbust.com Hillary or Bust

          Actually, the latest polls are showing that Obama’s support among whites has dropped to 39%.

          In fact, according to the latest polls, it’s apparently blacks who are keeping him propped up as much as he has been.

          I don’t blame blacks for being a little blind about him…I would be in denial too if the first woman president who I actively campaigned for was sucking bigtime.

      • jbjd

        SG, I never say, ‘I told you so.’ This time, I cannot even feel smug at being right. Just sadness.

        • SuperGalt

          Indeed. And profound sadness at at. :(

          • SuperGalt

            at THAT, that is.

  • SHV

    49.9% approval rating Oucht that over 20 pts down in only 10 months.
    ********
    Bill Clinton hit 36% approval by about the first six months in office. He finished his second term ~70% and along with FDR and Reagan, the highest approval at end of term.

    The difference is that Clinton made early tactical mistakes from inexperience but had the depth to improve. With Obama we have seen his whole game; there is and never will be any more. Barring a economic miracle, it’s only down and no recovery for Obama.

    • AF catfish

      Pains me to say this but – don’t count this narcissist out. He is so needy of attention he may even shape up and fix the economy if that’s what it takes.

      MAY.

      • confusedinAmerica

        The other big difference is that Bill Clinton approval ratings were in the mid 50 range when he started. Obama’s were in the high 60s and low 70s…

        So it looks like Obama has the steepest lost of supporters. From what some reports say, Obama has the biggest slide in over 50 years.

        Bill did end up with one of the highest presidential ratings for an ending president — in the high 60% range.

        http://webapps.ropercenter.uconn.edu/CFIDE/roper/presidential/webroot/presidential_rating_detail.cfm?allRate=True&presidentName=Clinton

      • Scout

        I doubt he’ll improve. Learning from one’s mistakes means having the strength of character to admit them and the willingness to grow and change. He really doesn’t exhibit those qualities.

    • john567

      Bill Clinton’s approval was sabotaged by his own party. First, there was Sam Nunn’s holding hearings and lambasting Clinton before he even was sworn in on gays in the military. Then he had to pass his first budget and deficit reduction over protests of many democrates. I never appreciated the depth of the left’s contempt for the Clintons untill the complete disrespect for him and Hillary during the primaries.

      • srwdc

        No hearings were held by Nunn on gays in the military before Clinton was sworn in, the Administration mishandled the issue badly and Congress got stuck with having to deal with the political mess created by Clinton and politically tone deaf members of his staff.

    • http://www.rabblerouserruminations.blogspot.com/ Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy

      A number of poll services have Obama’s numbers as lower than that, including the one I have linked above.

      But bottom line, it’s coming down.

      Glad y’all like the shirt. I thought it was the perfect take off on that shirt and poster that were EVERYWHERE throughout the primary and campaign, and reflects nicely that some folks are coming out of their Kool Aide stupor…

      • SuperGalt

        Beware of meteors that rise, for they are destined to fall on someone’s noggin. :D

        • http://www.rabblerouserruminations.blogspot.com/ Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy

          LOL – good one, SuperGalt!

          Scout, I think you have a good point – thus far, Obama seems to be a bit (!) tone deaf to what people want…

  • I’m a Linda too

    Excellent, thank you RRRA..

    You know, I was just thinking what a “sign” we have. The guy who ILLEGALLY made the “hope” poster and bumper stickers? Well, when it fades? It looks like the Joker poster. it wasn’t too much a stretch to put “lipstick” on…and he’s still a “Joke”.

    That’s what I thought when staring at a faded bumper sticker the other day. Change HOPE to JOKE and put lipstick on the his face and we have what he really is. lol

    • elizabethrc

      Axelrod bit off more than he can chew in putting Obama in the White House. Now the country is paying for his colossal PR ego (Axelrod…come to think of it…Obama, too). Maybe he should just stick to promoting toothpaste or underarm deodorants.
      The whole White House seems to be filled with people so inexperienced and lacking in political savvy that they are still unaware of how the world is laughing at this White House, and by extension, us.
      Thanks a lot, guys.

      • I’m a Linda too

        Yes, I’ve never seen such inexperienced fools in the WH. It feels like they’re running a school debate team.

        Axelrod must have the nickname of “uncle” or something. And all he will be able to sell after this will be toothpaste. Not because he can sell anything, it’s that he will be poison.

        Remember “I don’t find words for my candidates, I find candidates for my words”-Axelrod 2008.

    • I’m a Linda too

      Today, Nov 26, 2009

      Dollar hits 14-year low against yen…

      Gold breaks $1,195 ounce…

      • http://www.rabblerouserruminations.blogspot.com/ Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy

        Sigh. And so it goes…

        • SuperGalt

          Do you think the Dem party will come to its senses and throw him under the bus? There’s a certain poetic justice in this thought. :D

          Or is my vision of ONero fiddling as the city around him burns to come? Will they let it get that far to the irreparable?

          Ironically, the same 24 hour news cycle that propelled His Royal Ineptness into power will aid in his swift downfall.

  • NomNomNom

    lol, that shirt is just fantastic

  • confusedinAmerica

    All one has to do is take a look at the RCP ratings and you will see that hope has really fated.

    49.9% approval rating Oucht that over 20 pts down in only 10 months.

  • AF catfish

    Can we say just in time for Black Friday? OKOK – just in time for Christmas season? OKOK – just in time for the holidays?

  • SuperGalt

    Unemployment Rate: 10.2% in Oct 2009.

    We were promised an 8 point cap with the stimulus.

    This is devastating to their house of cards manufactured “leader.”

    The long delay on the unemployment extension does not help the growing perception this man is way out of touch and incapable of being a real leader.