Obama Needs a New Slogan

When you don’t have a record worth running on, apparently coming up with a new campaign slogan isn’t easy.

Advisers say a fresh slogan to replace the winning “Change we can believe in” mantra of 2008, is unlikely to appear before Obama knows who his Republican opponent will be and starts big campaign travel swings, likely in the spring or summer.

His campaign posters now say simply, “Obama 2012.”

But Obama’s surrogates have roadtested some slogans in recent months, including “Winning The Future,” which the White House used to promote its budget, and “Greater Together,” which the campaign has used to brand its youth outreach effort.

A new tagline will have to reflect a new reality.

Obama is no longer a Washington outsider, unemployment is falling but still high, and economic insecurity for many voters is a huge concern that a simple slogan cannot overcome.

Got any slogan suggestions?

195 thoughts on “Obama Needs a New Slogan

  1. Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    “Obama-Why settle for the lesser evil?”

  2. Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 5:42 pm

    “Vote for me while you still can vote.”

    “Hasta la Victoria Siempre”

    Unionistas of the Nation UNITE!”
    (Dyslexics of the World UNTIE!)

    Arbeit Macht Frei

    Obama’s Whitehouse ~ Come and Take it!

    • bardolf February 21, 2012 / 7:55 pm

      You remember Che and Fidel getting big money from Wall Street too?

      • Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 8:38 pm

        Speaking of non-sequiturs…

  3. Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 5:48 pm

    “Since Obama we’re no longer #1 – But together we can Catch up and overtake Slovakia for the #40 Spot!” Yes – We – Can!

  4. Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    Unemployment UP!
    Wages Down!
    Gas Prices Skyrocketing!
    Don’t Stop, Keep Going On!
    Obama 2012

  5. Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 5:51 pm

    Obama 2012 – Everything Within the State, Nothing Outside the State

  6. Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    OBAMA – Because YOU’RE not Sacrificing Enough!

  7. Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    We need a dangerous man for these dangerous times -Obama’s the Man.

  8. J. R. Babcock February 21, 2012 / 6:09 pm

    One thing we’re discovering in the last week or so is that Obama’s approval rating and the price of gasoline are inversely related.

    • Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 6:17 pm

      for Obama supporters ~ Reality is a Lagging Indicator.

      • bardolf February 21, 2012 / 7:53 pm

        Are there troops in Iraq?
        Is Bin Laden dead?
        Is the GOP in control of the purse strings?

  9. Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    Obama – You OWE us for 200 years of discrimination and we ain’t done collecting yet!

    • bardolf February 21, 2012 / 7:49 pm

      Santorum- back to the kitchen, back to the fields where you all belong.

      Romney- if I fire you, you, you and you it will ultimately be better for the remaining few. If I have 200 million and you and you and you have nothing then we each have 50 million on average.

      Gingrich- John 12:8 The poor will always be with us. Might as well have them cleaning the schools as pre-teens.

    • Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 8:06 pm

      This whole “humor” thing eludes you, doesn’t it ‘dolf?

    • bardolf February 21, 2012 / 11:55 pm


      So your attempt to inject Obama’s race was supposed to be funny and not play to the Stormfront crowd. Gotcha. Those jokes must go over better on the golf course.

      • Count d'Haricots February 22, 2012 / 11:56 am

        And Barstool wins at Godwin’s Rule yet again!

        Congrats you little xenophobic mook; your superiors at the the “ 4th rate junior college in the desert must be so proud.

      • bardolf February 23, 2012 / 12:07 am

        xenophobic? mook?

        Have you been using your urban thesaurus again, because I’m pretty sure you don’t know what those words mean.

        You’re as easily riled by the stormfront reference as Neoconehead. Maybe if you laid off the racist allusions you’d feel more comfortable in your skin.

  10. J. R. Babcock February 21, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    With your help and a small donation, WE STILL CAN.

  11. bloodypenquinstump February 21, 2012 / 6:26 pm
    • Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 6:37 pm


      With Obama I’m thinking we all get another word that starts with “F” and ends with “UCK.”

    • Cluster February 21, 2012 / 6:38 pm

      Why would arsonists want a fire truck?

      Count –

      “Reality is a lagging indicator”


  12. Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 6:40 pm

    OBAMA 2012 – You can’t call it POVERTY if everyone is Poor.

    • RetiredSpook February 21, 2012 / 7:03 pm

      Reminds me of one of my favorite Churchill quotes:

      “The vice of capitalism is that there is an unequal share of the blessings; the virtue of socialism is that there is an equal share of the misery.”

      • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 7:51 pm

        “YES we CAN”

        abortions …YES we CAN
        imprisonment for nothing…YES we CAN
        new Iron Curtain (to keep you in) YES we CAN
        rip the constitution…YES we CAN
        ignore the congress….YES we CAN
        Vaaaaacation…YES we CAN
        promote union thugs….YES we CAN
        Promote racism…YES we CAN
        promote islam….YES we can
        bow to foreign leaders YES we CAN
        and finally
        SHIITE CAN this POS……..YES we CAN!!!!!

    • bardolf February 21, 2012 / 7:52 pm

      The U.S. is still by far the richest country in the world. Look at you, a no talent loser with a cushy lifestyle in fancy California.

      • Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 8:35 pm

        I’m just pleased to see you’re dealing with your disappointment well.

      • bardolf February 21, 2012 / 11:58 pm

        You seem to belittle our fine country an awful lot for a person who pretends to be a patriot. You remind me of the blue jean wearing Mitt Romney. Just one of the guys.

      • Count d'Haricots February 22, 2012 / 12:07 pm

        Awfully bitter at other’s successes, aren’t we?

        Just keep telling yourself that you’re trying to infuse young people with a sense of joy of learning. Simply because the unexamined life is not worth living, doesn’t mean you can’t pretend you’re making a significant contribution.

        They say ignorance is bliss, my friend. If that’s true then by your writings you should be the happiest person alive.

      • bardolf February 23, 2012 / 12:00 am

        “Awfully bitter at other’s successes, aren’t we?” – Cant

        Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. Matthew 6:19

        I don’t try and infuse young people with a joy of learning. Maybe that’s your old high school shtick. My students need to learn the craft of advanced basket weaving. They may take the PE exam someday and it would be a shame if they didn’t know about the polymer reinforced composites available to today’s weavers.

  13. bloodypenquinstump February 21, 2012 / 7:25 pm
    • Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 7:47 pm

      Lying sack o’crap!
      the Top Ten Happiest” (well being) are:

      1. Denmark – Parliamentary representative democracy
      2. Sweden – parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
      3. Canada -parliamentary democracy
      4. Australia – parliamentary democracy
      5. Finland – parliamentary republic
      6. Venezuela – Obama dreamland
      7. Israel – parliamentary democracy
      8. New Zealand – parliamentary democracy
      9. Netherlands – constitutional monarchy
      10. Ireland – constitutional monarchy

      • bardolf February 21, 2012 / 7:50 pm

        Top 5 all have socialized medicine. According to B4V that makes them socialist. You’re kinda stupid today.

      • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 7:52 pm

        the top 5 have populations of one of our large city’s.

      • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 7:54 pm

        and virtually no minorities.
        mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmm

      • Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 7:59 pm

        Saddest Countries
        1) Central African Republic – African Socialist
        2) Zimbabwe – African Socialist
        3) Ethiopia – African Socialist
        4) Pakistan – Islamic Republic
        5) Yemen – Arab Dictatorship
        6) Sudan – African Socialist
        7) Nigeria – African Socialist
        8) Mozambique -African Socialist
        9) Kenya – African Socialist
        10) Zambia – African Socialist
        11) Obama – African Socialist

      • bardolf February 21, 2012 / 8:04 pm


        Canada and Australia have virtually no minorities? You need a passport.


        Well supported, public socialized medicine in the likes of Ethiopia? Not socialist.

      • Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 8:12 pm

        According to B4V ‘dolf is “kinda “ stupid everyday. If it’s in B4V it must be true.

      • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:13 pm

        12. Somalia – leftist detroit

    • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 7:59 pm


      So are
      1. N.Korea
      2. Cuba
      3. Laos
      4. Viet Nam
      5. China

      all bastions of “happiness” ringed by barb wire and machine guns to keep the happy happy happy citizens on the plantation.
      (with FREE health care of course comrad)

      • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:04 pm

        ROTFLMAO……….(.Drudge )

        OIL HITS $106… GALLUP:

        Unemployment Rises to 9% In February…



  14. bardolf February 21, 2012 / 8:01 pm

    Between me and a RINO does it really matter?

    Nothing wrong with a safety net.

    I can give you pointless wars better than the GOP.

    I’m not a GOP pussy, taking away your civil liberties with things like the Patriot Act, I’ll go the extra mile and kill you with a drone.

    • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:08 pm


      , taking away your civil liberties with things like the Patriot Act,

      Didnt zerO and the donk congress vote for the PA?
      Pussy??? with the likes of JFnK, bwany fwank, barry, hillary, harry???
      Pulllllease camon YOUR party is the party of fruits and nuts.

      • bardolf February 22, 2012 / 12:01 am


        I thought the thread was possible slogans for Obama. I was proposing the Naomi Wolf type, you know Gore = Alpha Male.

    • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:10 pm


      you been in the jug tonight boy??

      • Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 8:14 pm

        Go easy neo, he thinks he’s being funny.

        Just smile and nod politely.

        (and don’t make any sudden moves)

      • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:21 pm



    • J. R. Babcock February 21, 2012 / 8:17 pm


      Your comments seem disjointed, obtuse and not well thought out. Do you just write thoughts down, put them in a hat and then randomly draw them out?

      • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:22 pm


        it’s the ganja man

      • Count d'Haricots February 21, 2012 / 8:25 pm

        You’re right, he does read like Yoda on meth.

        You guys showdown wanted with Iran. Instability you want, high gas prices you want.

        At least we might get entertaining war with coffee for to deal. Maybe another trillion dollars for your kids to pay off instead of enjoying a retirement.

        (Sadly, I didn’t even have to edit that last line; it’s foolish enough by itself)

      • bardolf February 22, 2012 / 12:02 am

        Are Obama slogans supposed to be well thought out?

      • Count d'Haricots February 22, 2012 / 12:12 pm

        Apparently not if you’re writing them.

  15. bloodypenquinstump February 21, 2012 / 8:29 pm
    • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:36 pm


      YET you IGNORE the “OBVIOUS”……..bigot, homophobe, islamophobe, feminazi HATER, ya de ya, yakedy yak, BS, BFD, HS, la la la, LOL


      when thats all ya got I WIN 🙂
      NEXT ??

  16. bloodypenquinstump February 21, 2012 / 8:34 pm
    • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:36 pm

      I could say that to about 47% of the plantation.

    • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:44 pm


      funny you are so blinded by your hatred for white males (racism) you FAILED to see my point.

      The fact that detroit has and is crashed and burned, failed astronomically, is less than the sudan yet they are WORRIED about Fn TOY GUNS ???? WTF X1000

      but in your twisted sick racist mind you have me seeing an kenyan in every white house.

  17. bloodypenquinstump February 21, 2012 / 8:43 pm
    • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:49 pm


      @“You start out in 1954 by saying, ************ By 1968 you can’t say *******–

      I think you have the GOP mixed up with these guys……

      The Long, Sad, Violent History of Democrats’
      Racial Hatred for Blacks

      Perry Drake
      May 2003

      It has always seemed unnatural and unwise to me whenever I hear someone who’s been slandered by a particularly egregious lie reply that they’re not going to dignify that accusation with a response.

      For it has always been crystal clear to me that whenever your honor, integrity and reputation are called into question that you should be quick, thorough and – when circumstances demand – quite loud in defense of them.

      Otherwise, people will assume that the accusation must carry some weight and the falsity levied against you just might end up sticking.


    • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 8:56 pm


      Plantation, gee I wonder why that word was picked by neocon.

      “A plantation is an estate, esp. in tropical countries, where cash crops such as rubber or coffee are grown on a large scale! ”

      intresting article

      How many black Americans know Martin Luther King’s battle to desegregate the South had him fighting Democrats, such as Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox, who refused to serve blacks in his restaurant in defiance of the 1964 Civil rights Act;

      Alabama Gov. George Wallace, who ended his 1962 gubernatorial victory speech with the phrase, “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever;”

      or Alabama Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor, who prevented integration using attack dogs and fire hoses against protesters?

      How many black Americans know the Republican Party was formed in 1854 as the anti-slavery party—even as Democrats founded the Ku Klux Klan in 1866? How many know President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, (who voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957) along with his brother Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, had Martin Luther King wire-tapped by the FBI in the hope they could prove he was a Communist?

      How many Americans of any ethnic persuasion know Martin Luther King was a Republican? How many know it was Republicans who established the NAACP?

      Most historians consider the Civil Rights Act of 1964 a defining moment in black America’s fight for equality. Because it was passed during the administration of Democratic President Lyndon Johnson, Democrats became known as party of de-segregation—even though a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats voted in favor of the bill. And despite the reality that 23 Democratic senators filibustered the bill, trying to prevent its passage.

      The same historians note that Republican Barry Goldwater’s opposition to the bill was the turning point for many black Americans. In reality, Goldwater’s opposition to the bill had nothing to doing with race—and everything to do with what he considered an “unlawful expansion” of federal power.

      As far as the unlawful expansion of federal power goes, Goldwater has been thoroughly vindicated.

      If black Americans wish to be Democrats, that is their choice—or is it? Despite the fact that Democrats enjoy the support of over 90% of black America, the other 10%, those who dare to “stray from the plantation,” have been routinely vilified—by other black Americans. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been depicted as a lawn jockey, and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, as a monkey and a parrot. Both, along with countless other non-Democrat blacks, have been referred to as “house niggers” or “Uncle Toms” for embracing conservative values.

      The not-so-subtle message? Support liberal dogma—or face social ostracism.


  18. Cluster February 21, 2012 / 9:03 pm

    Neocon hit the nail on the head – the top five countries on the “well being” chart have populations that equal one of our large cities. This proves that the government that is closest to the people, governs best. If you want government health care, have government administer it locally, say at the state level. What the liberals won’t acknowledge is that we already have government health care, and those programs operated at the federal level: Medicare, Medicaid are used politically and are unsustainable financially, while many state programs do pretty well.

    • neocon1 February 21, 2012 / 9:10 pm


      what I ment before bloodyDump wet the pantiloons and went off in the weeds on a racist rant of horse pucky, was they are mostly
      “homogeneous” countries (same as no minorities NOT a referral to blacks)

      (adj) – Bing Dictionary
      ho·mo·ge·ne·ous [ hmə jnee əss ]

      of same kind: having the same kind of constituent elements, or being similar in nature
      having uniform composition: having a uniform composition or structure.

      meaning inner related to each other.

      • Cluster February 21, 2012 / 10:22 pm

        Only an emotionally unstable liberal would confuse those countries being accurately defined as homogenous with racism. Most people understood what you meant.

  19. bloodypenquinstump February 22, 2012 / 2:04 pm
    • neocon1 February 22, 2012 / 9:38 pm


      yes MOST do know what I meant, just NOT you or the other Trolls.

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