Let the Battle of the Political Ornaments Begin!

1 12 2008

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During the election season, I enjoyed taking all sorts of informal “polls”.  I counted yard signs, bumper stickers, buttons on jackets, t-shirts for sale, and all sorts of other indicators of the political climate that had no basis in scientific accuracy whatsoever. They were annecdotal curiosities, but sometimes these tell stories too.

Now that December has arrived, there’s another one I hadn’t anticipated – Christmas ornaments.

An Obama-themed Christmas seems appropriate for the many who enthusiastically supported the president-elect, said Kimberly Harris, one of several selling handcrafted Obama ornaments online.

There are ornaments for sale on Web sites such as etsy.com and cafepress.com. Some feature Obama’s face with notes such as “thanks Santa.” Others simply show the blue and red symbol for change that was used in Obama’s campaign materials. “He’s outselling Sarah Palin 7-1,” she said. “People love him, they really do.”

Happy Holidays to all.


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1 12 2008
smartandfemale

That’s a good time. My hubby’s a Republican, I may have to get him an Obama ornament so he can see what a winner looks like. hahahaha

1 12 2008
CO Almost Native

Oh, yes- it’s my tree, and I put on the ornaments…I’ll be buying several:)

1 12 2008
Lori in Los Angeles

The Palin ornaments that DO sell will likely ALL be on ONE tree – at the Palin-house-that-WHO-built?

1 12 2008
UK Lady

Lori – maybe it was Santa’s little helpers.

1 12 2008
BigSlick YES WE CAN! Clamp Noodle Palin

Funny, my wife was just using a stencil kit over the weekend to put the Obama change symbol on a bunch of older Christmas balls that are losing their colors.

1 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

oh, i just love when i can sneak over here and top-post (that’s a new word soon to be incorporated into the lexicon of mudflats lingo)

1 12 2008
yellowdoggranny

now I’ll have to be good so sant will bring me my Obama ornaments…sigh*

1 12 2008
InJuneau

Awww, and we just bought our Christmas ornament at Public Market on Saturday… Maybe we need another one!😉

1 12 2008
Greytdog

Hmmm….an Obama ornament for all my Republican friends. . . hehehehe. . . cleaner than coal, too!

1 12 2008
WeCan Hussein

Now they need one of Palin:
“Thanks Santa” with a big red circle and line across her picture. 🙂

1 12 2008
Grammy in PA

I’d love to send Barbie an Obama ornament; afterall, isn’t she meeting him personally in Philly? I wonder what kind of ass she’ll make of herself there – probably fawning and gushing like the stupid runner up she is. I would love to see him glare at her but he’s way too nice. She’s probably hoping for a spot in his cabinet. Ambassador to Russia? Then she could just sit in Wasilla and “work” . . . oh, but she does that now . . .

1 12 2008
Grammy in PA

WeCan Hussein (11:57:04) : Thanks Santa” with a big red circle and line across her picture

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I like that idea – send it in to cafepress, maybe they can make one – that’s the one I’d love to send to her!!

1 12 2008
NSWFM CA

“He’s outselling Sarah Palin 7-1,” she said. “People love him, they really do.”

That sums it up in my book. People can figure out the intelligence thing and they aren’t buying the Palin BS.

Gov. Palin, you are needed in the state you are supposed to be governing. Hello? Airhead? Anybody home? Oh, just your un-law-abiding friends.

IMO Alaska, you need Merry Maids to clean up your state. That, and some UV light and bleach to disinfect your politicians and their appointees.

1 12 2008
WeCan Hussein

etsy.com has a Michelle ornament, too.
I’ll ask cafepress to make a “no Sarah” ornament–maybe it could be the back of the Obama ornament.

1 12 2008
WeCan Hussein

More Christmas stuff. Gifts for Sarah. Buy a stuffed polar bear and cub:

“Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Safari Club International want to allow polar bears to be killed and mounted as trophies or used as area rugs — even as these magnificent animals face extinction.

Defender of Wildlife is going to court to stop them, and your meaningful holiday gift can help us save these beleaguered and beloved bears.”

https://secure.defenders.org/site/SPageServer?
pagename=wagc_polar_bears&s_src=WKY09WDADOPTON&s_subsrc=WKY09WDADOPTON_09ADOPT5c&JServSessionIdr004=aa52p6xfh3.app25a

Do you think polar bears think she’s polarizing????? Just wondering. 😀

1 12 2008
xile n mockba

OT for this thread but the “where’s sarah?” button post keeps disappearing! I tried to get to it just now but was met with an “error” message that the post does not exist. But I just read it 5 minutes ago and then took a look in the shop at the buttons!

1 12 2008
xile n mockba

OT for this thread but the “where’s sarah?” button post keeps disappearing! I tried to get to it just now but was met with an “error” message that the post does not exist. But I just read it 5 minutes ago and then took a look in the shop at the buttons!

1 12 2008
xile n mockba

OT for this thread but the “where’s sarah?” button post keeps disappearing! I tried to get to it just now but was met with an “error” message that the post does not exist. But I just read it 5 minutes ago and even took a look at the buttons in the shop!

1 12 2008
xile n mockba

oops! sorry about the multiple posts.

1 12 2008
Krinkle Bearcat Palin

So…I wonder what Christmas ornament AKM will come up with? Her designs for t-shirts and totes so far have been great! Maybe something showcasing Brian?

1 12 2008
Jster

@ Krinkle Bearcat Palin (12:52:03) :

Maybe Brian in yellow boots with an “Only in Alaska” license plate frame hanging around his neck!

1 12 2008
Anonymous

Hey those are great ideas for ornaments. I’ve been trying to come up with some items for my cafepress shop and my zazzle shop. These are terrific!

1 12 2008
austintx

How about one of those door knob hangee things with a picture of Sarah with her mouth wide open with the caption “NOT HERE – GONE SHOPPING !!”

1 12 2008
pvazwindy

fawnskin hussein mudpuppy (11:23:38) :

oh, i just love when i can sneak over here and top-post (that’s a new word soon to be incorporated into the lexicon of mudflats lingo)

=========================================You do a lot of sneakin, Fawn, HOHOHO–Yoi’ve got more top 10’s than my Michigan Wolverines, HOHOHO

1 12 2008
pvazwindy

Oops, where’s the spellcheck?

1 12 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

yoi’re probably right on there, pvazwindy

1 12 2008
CO Almost Native

NSWFM CA (12:02:46) :

Heh heh…very funny:)

1 12 2008
Sauerkraut

“My hubby’s a Republican, I may have to get him an Obama ornament so he can see what a winner looks like”

He looks at you every day, doesn’t he? So he ought to know what a winner looks like already. If not, slap him upside the head and tell him to pay more attention to you.

1 12 2008
SoCalWolfGal

I would love a Brian Christmas Ornament!! Obama outselling her 7 to 1, boy that will dampen her little ego won’t it?!

1 12 2008
CO Almost Native

Brian in yellow boots! Thanks, SoCalWolfGal and Jster:-)

1 12 2008
Bea

We’re doing food bank donations in lieu of presents again this year, but I think I can find a few extra bucks to send some of these along to my lovely Dem family members and, OF COURSE, one for our own little tree!

Thanks for letting us know about these, AKM!🙂

As for a Palin ornament, I’d be afraid it would plow on off it’s own designated branch in a effort to get to the top and just end up pulling the whole tree over with it. You BETCHA!

1 12 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

I would love a Obama, tree ordament, but I’m getting a wreath instead…Watch Barbies clothes! She is wearing the same ones from the RNC
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/01/sarah-palin-still-wearing_n_147520.html
I urge everyone to send this to CREW! And maybe the RNC if we can find the address.

1 12 2008
NSWFM CA

CO Almost Native (13:34:47) :

NSWFM CA (12:02:46) :

Heh heh…very funny:)
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I WAS BEING SERIOUS! We should buy stock in Clorox, she’s so slimy!

1 12 2008
InJuneau

@crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl (14:29:58) :

That’s so funny; the first time I read your post I thought you said you were getting a wrench instead and I thought to myself, “how does getting a wrench equate to an Obama ornament?” Wow, I need to get these eyes fully open!

1 12 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

Sorry about the typo ornament, Just wrote RNC and CREW and told them they should “rip the clothes off her back”

1 12 2008
crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl

@crystalwolf a.k.a. caligrl (14:29:58) :

That’s so funny; the first time I read your post I thought you said you were getting a wrench instead and I thought to myself, “how does getting a wrench equate to an Obama ornament?” Wow, I need to get these eyes fully open!
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Yes, well I would like to take a wrench to her….lol! wrench those clothes right off her!

1 12 2008
trish in SW FL

expensive stolen clothes….seems fitting, somehow!

1 12 2008
Marsha

Thanks for the heads up! I am definitely going to get one. 🙂

1 12 2008
Jan Norton

What a great idea to track this via ornaments. For the record, I got 5 Obama ornaments today right here. I’m giving them to all my Republican friends, she said perversely! (My Demo friends can buy their own Obama ornaments!)

1 12 2008
girldujour

I am curious why some nay-sayers are doggin’ on Obama when he hasn’t even taken office yet? Can’t a guy get a break? Let him F something up before you start complaining, alright?

http://girldujour.wordpress.com/2008/11/30/word-du-jour-liberal/

1 12 2008
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2 12 2008
mimi

You can give Obama portraits as gifts too. This is shameless self promotion here; I painted a watercolor of Obama for my own wall but it was so well liked I’ve made copies that you can buy. here’s the painting

2 12 2008
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2 12 2008
Wondering_Lake

These are just a few of my favorite Obama Christmas items:

Obama Logo Christmas Tree ornament and cards.

I ordered these Obama t-shirts as gifts for a few John Lennon fans on my list Imagine No More – Obama is president! I like the “imagine” ornaments, too.

This Obama “Yes We Can” Poster is now on my living room wall — just gorgeous. I like that it’s not a purely-political looking poster, it’s truly a work of art.

2 12 2008
Wondering_Lake

Sorry about the broken link – here’s the Obama Imagine link again:

Imagine No More – Obama is president!

2 12 2008
Jukesgrrl

For Christmas presents I bought the teenage girls cute T-shirts from CafePress that say “Peace, Love, Obama” under little peace sign, heart, and Obama logos. Something special for them to wear on Inauguration Day since they almost wore out their Obama campaign shirts before the election. I also got a tree ornament (I picked one that has the President AND Vice President on it, since my Mom is a big Biden fan) and a shirt for myself that says “Party Like It’s 1/20/2009.”

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