The Great Seal of Obamaland?

Rick Moran
This is either the creepiest thing I've ever seen in politics or a joke. Obama showed up at a meeting of Demcocratic governors in Chicago yesterday and appeared behind a podium sporting a seal that looks remarkably like the Presidential Seal:


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Is all this talk about Obama being the savior of America – the man who can bridge the gap between the races, heal the sick, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and return America to the good old days of grovelling at the feet of the UN and other tyrants going to the candidate’s head?

Like I said - creepy.

Has the candidate been overcome with a sense of his own destiny? Has be become some kind of megalomaniac?

The boys at Powerline get it about right:


Yesterday Barack Obama rolled out his very own seal. The New York Daily News reports the comments of the Obama and McCain campaigns in "Barack Obama appears with personalized presidential seal." As the Daily News notes, the Seal of Barack Obama bears an uncanny resemblance to the Great Seal of the presidential seal, though it incorporates the Obama campaign graphic and a nifty new Latin motto: "Vero Possumus." Andrew Malcolm helps with the translation of the Latin motto. Malcolm explains:

The seal's...got a terrifically impressive motto in Latin -- "Vero Possumus" -- which means "The possum speaks truthily."

No, just kidding. It actually means "Truly we're able" which translates as "Si se puede" which translates as "Yes, we can."

Maybe someone can explain why putting the banal refrain of "Yes We Can" in Latin isn't just a little pretentious. Sort of like translating "I enjoy Coca-Cola with my hamburger" into French in order to seduce a woman.

Of course, this is one of those "distractions" we are instructed by the candidate to ignore. For myself, and
as I explain here, the whole thing gives me the creeps.



 

This is either the creepiest thing I've ever seen in politics or a joke. Obama showed up at a meeting of Demcocratic governors in Chicago yesterday and appeared behind a podium sporting a seal that looks remarkably like the Presidential Seal:


Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Is all this talk about Obama being the savior of America – the man who can bridge the gap between the races, heal the sick, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and return America to the good old days of grovelling at the feet of the UN and other tyrants going to the candidate’s head?

Like I said - creepy.

Has the candidate been overcome with a sense of his own destiny? Has be become some kind of megalomaniac?

The boys at Powerline get it about right:


Yesterday Barack Obama rolled out his very own seal. The New York Daily News reports the comments of the Obama and McCain campaigns in "Barack Obama appears with personalized presidential seal." As the Daily News notes, the Seal of Barack Obama bears an uncanny resemblance to the Great Seal of the presidential seal, though it incorporates the Obama campaign graphic and a nifty new Latin motto: "Vero Possumus." Andrew Malcolm helps with the translation of the Latin motto. Malcolm explains:

The seal's...got a terrifically impressive motto in Latin -- "Vero Possumus" -- which means "The possum speaks truthily."

No, just kidding. It actually means "Truly we're able" which translates as "Si se puede" which translates as "Yes, we can."

Maybe someone can explain why putting the banal refrain of "Yes We Can" in Latin isn't just a little pretentious. Sort of like translating "I enjoy Coca-Cola with my hamburger" into French in order to seduce a woman.

Of course, this is one of those "distractions" we are instructed by the candidate to ignore. For myself, and
as I explain here, the whole thing gives me the creeps.