Mar 23rd, 2009
Bumper sticker activism is a great American pastime, and for 8 years we’ve watched as anti-Bush sentiment adorned the often coastal-cruising bumpers ’round the nation. From “Somewhere in Texas” to various plays on the W, the anti-Bush bumper sticker movement was a phenomenon that decorated the worldly possessions of outraged anti-war, anti-SUV and generally anti-W liberals throughout the Bush administration.
Anti-Obama stickers have exploded in the weeks since the stimulus package passed, with numbers that have them about even with the anti-Bush legacy. While Obama does yield considerably more positive results than a Bush search, the overall anti-Obama sentiment is still impressive in its newfound volume.
Most the anti-Obama stickers center around the stimulus package issues, with the more strident accusing the President of socialism or communism. This is in-line with the anti-Bush sticker consciousness, which started with policy-driven insults and progressed to summary digs about the President’s intelligence. Whether the anti-Obama sentiments will move beyond socialism and focus on a more singular, generalized perceived personal flaw has yet to be determined.
What we know for now is that the conservative SUV-drivers of the nation seem to be taking advantage of having a good amount of prime real estate to showcase their outrage. And with gas prices down, we can only assume that you’ll be seeing a lot of these micro-billboards cruising around on a highway near you.