Saturday, May 16, 2009

Obama 2012 Campaign Up and Running

Get ready to see a lot more signs like this, America, campaign signs for Barack Obama's 2012 campaign for re-election. Make no mistake, this sign is a campaign sign. It serves no other real purpose. It does not warn you adverse road conditions. It gives no important information that any driver or pedestrian needs. This sign is like those signs that say something like "Mayor Smith Welcomes You to Smithville." Mayor Smith gets free propaganda value from those signs. The sign shown here only serves as propaganda for Barack Obama. Both Mayor Smith's sign and Obama's sign are paid for by your tax dollars. Nice arrangement, huh? The photo was taken by John Ruberry of Marathon Pundit took this photo on May 15. He wrote about it that evening: "I found what some of that stimulus money is going for--signs like these that I encountered this morning on Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, Illinois," John said, "Sheesh, it's bad enough that I have to pay for the stimulus bill, but why do I have to kick in for Obama's 2012 reelection campaign? I'm wondering if these ARRA signs will be as ubiquitous as the NRA eagle was during the the early days Franklin Roosevelt presidency." The "ARRA" that John refers to is the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009," passed into law by Congress on February 17, 2009. The "NRA" that John refers to is the "National Recovery Administration," part of President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" during the Great Depression. The NRA eagle logo was seen in merchant windows and elsewhere all over the U.S. In June 1933, the National Recovery Administration (NRA) was created to supervise the execution of the NIRA under the direction of Hugh S. Johnson. During its first year, the NRA worked on the industrial codes; all participating businesses displayed a blue eagle, a sign of patriotism as well as acceptance of the program (source). The NRA was created by the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) of 1933. RELATED: Why is Obama still campaigning? Fascism and the Blue Eagle SEIU may be linked to ultimatum on withholding stimulus funds Black & Blue Eagle - Time Magazine, Nov. 13, 1933 National Industrial Recovery Act of (1933) - Further Readings Leave a Comment on our Guestbook! CommieBama Hats and More Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Follow ChiNewsBench on Twitter