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Obama: Screw the American flag, I got my own symbol!

I guess the Obamamessiah decided that Old Glory just wasn't good enough for his private campaign jet. He took that old and busted thing down and put up something really awesome: his own Obama symbol!

As part of a month-long aircraft makeover, a painted American flag was removed from the tail of Sen. Barack Obama's official campaign airplane and was replaced with the presidential candidate's trademark "O" symbol.

The refurbished 757 was unveiled to members of the news media today, 41 of whom boarded the craft and took off to meet Obama in Amman, Jordan, where the presidential candidate will stop as part of a Middle Eastern and European tour.

Obama traveled to the Mideast earlier this week on board a separate airplane.

Fox News blogger Bonny Kapp, traveling on Obama's new airplane, reported:

"The North American jet that flew Obama and his traveling crew around for much of the primary season was refurbished with new seats and power for each passenger a must on the campaign trail. And the plane that once had an American flag on its tail now sports the Obama 'O.'"

Obama's 'O' symbol is red, white and blue.

Most official U.S. government aircraft, including Air Force One, have U.S. flags on their tails.

Both Fox News and the Chicago Sun-Times posted pictures of the Obama campaign's redressed airplane, which does not have an American flag or any other U.S. national symbols on the section that sports the airplane door from which Obama and his team will enter and exit.

The airplane boasts Obama's anthem, "Change We Can Believe In" and the candidate's website address.


Here are some pictures of the new wonder plane:


Most politicians are OK with flying around with an American flag on their private jets. But not the Obamamessiah, oh no. He's special. He deserves his own special symbol. The American flag just wasn't cutting it for him.

You know, this guy is so arrogant that I'm surprised he can fit his giant head onto that plane. It's not about whether or not he should be allowed to do this; of course he's allowed to. It just shows an amazing level of egotism and narcissism, which of course anyone with half a brain already knew that Obama possessed. What's amazing is how much Obama flaunts it. He doesn't even try to appear humble.

But, who cares about how egotistical and narcissistic he is? He stands for change, and that's all you need to know.

Hat Tip: Ace


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Comments (31)

!?!!?... (Below threshold)

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It's the new and improved v... (Below threshold)
If you squint just right, y... (Below threshold)
epador:

If you squint just right, you can see its really the Mark of the Beast, 666.

Clever, huh?

"egotistical and narcissist... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

"egotistical and narcissistic" In my lifetime several 'rulers' have developed their own logo. I think the skinheads use the most famous one that Hussein is imitating. This is the logo to be worn by his special security force to be armed, equipped and funded equal to the military. Wasn't that done previously and the unit called the SS? Why doesn't he simply adopt the Nazi emblem now and save trouble in the future. The idiots that follow him today will accept it without question. After all America is wrong to try and free 50+ million people today, so we must have been wrong to free the people of Europe. LIsten up people of the world, if you get in trouble don't call us or Obambi will show up with a lawnmower and your a** is grass. Just accept the slavery and don't whine, because the Obambi's have a patent on the whine.

This is such a non-story. T... (Below threshold)
Rod S:

This is such a non-story. The plane had american-like flags on it because that was the way the North American Airlines jet was painted, i.e. it's livery (see pic of the original livery here - http://tinyurl.com/5c3rxr) . Obama wants his livery to mimic his campaign logos....no surprise there.
This is like Obama using an American Airlines jet and having it painted as he has. But once word got out that he is using an American Airlines jet that used to have the word "American" on it, and now it doesn't, they think that makes him unamerican,...... er .....something.
The plane is required to have displayed a flag of the country of origin (United States), it does (barely visible hiding behind the wingtip, located in front of the registration, N755NA http://tinyurl.com/5bgpyg)

Whoa....Cassy be get... (Below threshold)
dr lava:


Whoa....Cassy be gettin da lynchin party together for dis uppity colored man.

I'm always amazed at the way some here at Wizbang can morph from "Idiocracy" right into "Mississippi Burning'.

Doc - If Obama were white, ... (Below threshold)

Doc - If Obama were white, and McCain black, I'd still be planning on voting for McCain because Obama simply doesn't have the qualifications for President. He might make an okay mayor, and maybe someday might be a state govenor - but President? I personally wouldn't vote for him for the local school board.

But you go ahead, believe it's some sort of racial thing. More and more it's becoming apparent that Obama's been pushed as being far more ready than he is - and something like this doesn't make him more so.

That's only his official ca... (Below threshold)

That's only his official campaign emblem that's on a miilion items and letterheads related to his campaign. Where's the conflict? I sure don't see it myself. I've seen that emblem many times before when I contributed money to his campaign. It's on everything.

The colors are still red, white and blue, and it has an American theme as well.

Old Glory is too old, too d... (Below threshold)
Herman:

Old Glory is too old, too dated. We greet with confidence a new symbol, a symbol of change, of the promise of our future.

I will cut the rope.... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

I will cut the rope.

On Herman's also.... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

On Herman's also.

Wow. I think I need to pin... (Below threshold)

Wow. I think I need to pinch myself. I'm going to agree with Hooson on this one. Sorry Cassy, but I don't see this as any big deal. I don't see "hope and change, change and hope--with a sprinkle of promise" in it, but harmless nonetheless.

Obama is all smoke and mirr... (Below threshold)
Tabootnic:

Obama is all smoke and mirrors...the David Coperfield of politics.

Tabootnic:Agreed. ... (Below threshold)

Tabootnic:

Agreed. I'll add to my first comment and say that their campaign knows they're short on substance and long on style, and this is just another way of accentuating one of their strengths. Style over substance.

Gee... What about the fact ... (Below threshold)
ijosha:

Gee... What about the fact that the plane is now almost entirely white? Surely, there must be a blatant message there somewhere!

How does the old saying go.... (Below threshold)
Tabootnic:

How does the old saying go.........All show and no go.

To steal from John Stewart,... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

To steal from John Stewart, Cassy would only be happy if Obama wore a giant American flag cut into the shape of a suit, with a lapel pin that looks like an actual suit.

There's patriotism, and then there's idolatry. Get. A. Grip.

Old Glory is too old, to... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Old Glory is too old, too dated.

Plus it was missing 7 of it's 57 stars.

Hyperbolist -He's ... (Below threshold)

Hyperbolist -

He's travelling overseas. He's representing America. As far as the media's concerned, he IS the next President.

Travelling stateside? I've got no problems with it. Overseas?

I question his judgement.

Yeah, I'm not caring here e... (Below threshold)

Yeah, I'm not caring here either. It's his plane; his (constituents') money. If he wants a big old, uncreative logo that looks like a bullseye on the tail then, well, his ego should have it.

Most official U.S. gover... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Most official U.S. government aircraft, including Air Force One, have U.S. flags on their tails.

True, except for Obama's plane. Oh, and McCain's. How dare he put his own special web address on the tail?!

Both Fox News and the Chicago Sun-Times posted pictures of the Obama campaign's redressed airplane, which does not have an American flag or any other U.S. national symbols...

As previously shown, false.

...on the section that sports the airplane door from which Obama and his team will enter and exit.

Oh, well now that's some contorted qualifier, eh? (Psst... the flag on Obama's plane is closer to the forward door than the one on McCain's!)

Wow, we got this story, the National Enquirer story... is Wizbang trying to lure Jayson Blair over as a writer?

I actually am with Obama on... (Below threshold)
OhioVoter:

I actually am with Obama on this one.

He has been criticized endless for trying to give the appearance of behaving as if he is already the president on this trip and now is being criticized for doing something that doesn't make his trip look like an official presidential trip.

The criticism is unfair in my opinion

Now, having said that .... :-)

His symbol looks like a mushroom cloud over a field of red and white stripes.

Maybe not the best choice ...

now sports the Obama 'O.... (Below threshold)
Denise:

now sports the Obama 'O.'

Actually that is the Obama "ZERO' to signify there's nothing there for this vacuous candidate.

His symbol looks like a ... (Below threshold)

His symbol looks like a mushroom cloud over a field of red and white stripes.

Yeah, I was trying to figure out what that's supposed to be, but that's better than anything I could come up with.

Nothing expresses patriotis... (Below threshold)
MyPetGloat:

Nothing expresses patriotism quite like a three dollar stars and stripes enamel flag pin, mass-produced ror Wal-Mart in a Beijing sweatshop

I thought Oprah owned styli... (Below threshold)
Matt:

I thought Oprah owned stylized "O". I think he is just putting the brand that owns him on his plane.

Hyperbolist -... (Below threshold)
Hyperbolist -

He's travelling overseas. He's representing America. As far as the media's concerned, he IS the next President.

Travelling stateside? I've got no problems with it. Overseas?

I question his judgement.

19. Posted by JLawson | July 23, 2008 1:22 AM

Whoa whoa whoa. It doesn't matter if the MSM starts declaring him the victor, Obama is not the President of the United States and the international community knows that. It would have been poor judgment to use the American flag, lest he enforce the false notion he's already one.

And like many said above, it's the logo he branded his campaign with from the beginning, or at least almost the beginning. It's on everything he's associated with, and to make his plane look like Air Force One would be an insult to our entire process. We still have a president, though the MSM would choose to ignore that fact.

Matt -Sigh. Okay ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Matt -

Sigh. Okay - point taken. Dude's acting like a rock star, so he puts his logo on the plane. Gotcha.

I withdraw my objection.

I was wondering what the ne... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

I was wondering what the new US flag would look like under Obama.

The only thing is, I can't make out the 57 states.

Get real, people. MOST pres... (Below threshold)
Ella Gordon:

Get real, people. MOST presidential candidates, INCLUDING John McCain, customize their planes when they become candidates for president. Senator Obama had the NORTH AMERICAN AIRLINES official logo (two American flags) replaced with his own logo. There is an American flag in front of the registration number. This is done so the plane will be recognized, not as a chartered plane but the personal plane of the nominee. Check this out with Snopes and let's not spread misleading information. Please check this out and look at Sen. McCain's plane. (I don't see an American flag anywhere on McCain's plane.)
http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/airplane.asp

Its crazy how gullible peop... (Below threshold)
heywwjd:

Its crazy how gullible people are about something they may read on the internet. Obama's plane does have an American flag, in about the same area that McCain has one on his plane. Just like the story about his not wearing a flag pin, his reason being he wants to tell people why he supports the US and not just wear something for show.




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