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From Obama to Obummer, on a bumper near you

Al Harris February 16, 2010 30

Not happy with the job President Obama is doing? Neither is Stephen Martin.

Martin, a co-founder of the Martin Agency and owner of the Oaklea Press, has launched a website to sell bumper stickers bearing the slogan “Obummer ’12: Not for President.” The 12 is surrounded by a circle with a red slash through it.

“A friend of mine and I were having lunch a couple weeks ago, and he commented that it is too bad it seems like Obama is going to turn out to be Obummer,” Martin said, “I said ‘Hey, that’s a great line. We ought to do something with that.’”

The bumper stickers sell for $2.95 apiece, or you can buy as many as 100 for $99.95.

Martin, who said he supported John McCain during the 2008 election, plans to promote the venture in a big way: advertising on cable TV. The ads are running this week and will reach a potential audience of 2.1 million national viewers, he said.

The site launched last Friday. By about noon Monday, Martin said he had sold about 50 so far that day. He said he hopes to sell tens of thousands.

Martin said that he doesn’t want Obama to fail but that he wants him to steer the country toward the middle of the political spectrum.

“I’m doing it because we’d like to do what we can to get Obama the message,” Martin said. “That is my motivation more than anything. It would be nice to sell a bunch of bumper stickers, too.”

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  1. Reap Sow February 16, 2010 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Conservatives have a really stupid sense of humor.

    This is not a partisan observation.

    It’s a fact which is proven with their every attempt at humor.

  2. Connie Anastasiou February 16, 2010 at 9:23 am - Reply

    If you want someone to blame, blame the Congress. If every Senator and Representative would put aside his or her own personal agenda for the good of the country and to work with the president, we’d all be better off.

  3. popokinui February 16, 2010 at 9:43 am - Reply

    OBoring…I’ll put with my Bush bobblehead and Clinton countdown clock if there’s room on my tchotchke shelf.

  4. Brett February 16, 2010 at 9:50 am - Reply

    End two wars, turn around the economy after years of greed in which Wall Street was the main culprit, provide healthcare because our country is going bankrupt because of it, replace the country’s failing infrastructure, restore diplomacy to countless countries, I mean, I don’t see why someone wouldn’t be able to do all that in one year. Seems totally reasonable. Moron.

  5. Stephen Weisensale February 16, 2010 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Once again, conservatives demonstrate their inability to think beyond a bumper sticker. If their hypocryte senators would work WITH their President, instead of against him, they might accomplish something. But that would require them to be Americans first and idiologues second – so much for that idea!

  6. Donna February 16, 2010 at 9:54 am - Reply

    This is what happens when you get a couple of extra $$ to your name. Instead of working on something constructive, you, like most teabaggers, seek to destroy, blame and appeal to the lowest common denominator. You know, people that use bumber stickers.

  7. Irony February 16, 2010 at 9:54 am - Reply

    @ Reap Sow

    The irony of your screen name and your statement made my day! Using the hidden reference to the “bumper” statements of the previous administration compared to the current one is classic. Well played my friend, well played.

  8. Ray February 16, 2010 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Partisanship so simple a cave man can do it.

  9. Ric February 16, 2010 at 10:32 am - Reply

    is seem to remember lots of bumper stickers referring to a certain village in Texas missing its idiot. the hypocracy is with the left. how dare a conservative make a disparaging remark against Obambi. if you don’t bow at his feet you must be a racist. please……stop wasting my air!!!!

  10. Cheryl February 16, 2010 at 10:47 am - Reply

    You’re trying to influence the national conversation with a BUMPER STICKER?

  11. Ella February 16, 2010 at 11:00 am - Reply

    i like the bumper sticker. But I think it is too tame. Not a bummer of an administration he is trying desperately to institute here. It will be a socialist regime. I want no part of it. I think your bumper sticker would be a lot more accurate if it said Obamanation or Obamageadon. The United States, if they remain united, will not even slightly resemble the country I grew up in. (I am 52). I feel so sorry for all those fools who commented. They really believe Obama. It is sad. I don’t understand why they don’t see the lies I see. As for bi-partisanship – Why were the republicans banned from discussions about the “health care reform bill” if it is supposed to be bipartisan and why hasn’t any of it been broadcast on C-span?

  12. Jim February 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    There is no one more partisan than Obama. He is a idiologue of the first order and believes his ideas are the only right ones. Look at Iraq which VP Biden says will become one of Obama’s greats accomplishment. Which the Troop Surge help win. Oh Obama was against that, well Ok how about holding unemployment below 8% and lowering health insurance cost.

    Instead he passes a huge speading bill, instead of lower taxes that history has proven to create jobs. Instead of finding ways of lower health care cost by Tort reform legislation or allowing sale across state lines. He wants to take over all Health Care because goverment is so efficent at running such programs. These guys are idiots and if you believe that they are not a buch of socialist. And only have the good of the people as there motive. Then you are an idiot too.

  13. Linda February 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    WAY TO GO, MARTIN AGENCY….I’m putting my order in today.
    THIS is why you are ahead in the game of advertising.

  14. Linda February 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Ella… you are a great American!

  15. James February 16, 2010 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Ella is correct.

    Not the country I grew up in either. You young folks are going to have to live with the country / world so badly want. So sad. True freedom you will never know.

    Glad to be old – I won’t have to.

  16. Linda February 16, 2010 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Don’t despair, James… we’re fixing this problem, one democrat at a time.
    We’ll be okay as long as everyone keeps their heads and gets to the polls in November.

  17. Brett February 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    “I’m the commander, see. I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being the president. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don’t feel like I owe anybody an explanation.”
    -George W

  18. Kevin Daley February 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    I love comedy, sarcasm word play and get a kick out of PUN Ditz. Get it ? PUN DITZ. Face it bumper stickers are funny. They tickle and can also inflame. 2008 “the end of an error”
    I saw that one yesterday. Funny. The problem isn’t the tagline or headline or even the ryhme.
    Far to many people in this country make decisions based on what they hear and can easily repeat.
    Do us all a favor educate yourself instead of like a fly simply regurgitating what your fed just to lap it up again as sustinance. As for selling the bumper stickers to send a message?? If Mr. Martin really wanted to send a message no doubt he has the connections to do so more directly. Making money is why you sell the stickers. Sending a message is why you ‘buy’ them. Just like a company makes laundry detergent to make money. You buy it to clean your clothes. Mr. Martin have fun make money but please Please have them printed locally.

  19. Michael February 16, 2010 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Great bumper sticker! I’d rather see something more positive on everyone’s bumper but that probably won’t happen until Barack Hussein Obama is out of office. Given that nearly all the folks I know that professed voting for him now don’t want to talk about it I have hope he’ll be a one-term wonder.

  20. Fred February 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    The people lacking a sense of humor are the pseudo-intellectual progressives. Never seen a more bitter group. A simple suggestion: don’t go by what progressives say, watch what they do. The two are seldom the same with the ends-justify-the-means crew. Plenty of bitter stickers on progressive’s cars.

  21. kb February 17, 2010 at 9:32 am - Reply

    People act as if Obama created this mess. HELLO! Bush was the one in office the previous years remind you and with him we had two recessions including this one! Get a life…

  22. dyw February 17, 2010 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Hmm…Some want to do positive, helpful things. Others like to spread negativity, bad feelings.
    But, I’m sure the President will appreciate your reminder. I’m sure it will do your ego a lot of good to see your glorified post-it notes all over town. Don’t be surprised when they invite a big ol’ splash of black paint across them.

  23. Neil E. February 17, 2010 at 11:49 am - Reply

    “like most teabaggers, seek to destroy…”
    It strikes me as ironic that this commenter speaks of the destructive tendecies of conservatives, while he/she uses a metaphor for putting someone’s testicles in your mouth to describe the people she disagrees with. The Keith Olberman crowd has been choosing not to acknowledge the absolute decimation and disrespect of the Constitution, the American Life, and American Ideals, in favor of propping up a President who has frankly failed to live up to the messianic expectations of the voters that elected him.
    “It’s Bush’s fault!”. How long will that excuse ride? Take responsibility for your actions, and the damage that’s been done by the policies implemented in the last 12 months.
    “it’s only been a year!” Nobody is faulting him for what he HASN’T done, they are faulting him for WHAT HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED, and the generational implications of it!!!
    ***We are wrecking this country for all that come after us, we will be lucky if the next president (DEM, CONS. OR IND) can undo the damage that this one has done in only 12 short months! And can we elevate the rhetoric past the sexual derogation? There is simply no need to go there, at least if you expect to be taken seriously.

  24. Mike Sueirro February 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    So, dyw, your answer to this bumper sticker is vandalism? And you people wonder why this nation is so polarized? This is a bumper sticker, people. It’s not a cause worth defacing someone’s car. Anyone who sports one is stating his mind, and last time I checked the Constitution, we all have the right to do so. You don’t like the bumper sticker then get your own. You don’t like the bumper sticker, then try to find out why most of America is becoming dissatisfied with Obama. Instead of assaulting someone’s car, try doing something productive.

    The bumper sticker’s message is obviously hitting a nerve. Maybe you should ask yourself why you’re so upset by it. Maybe you’ll admit to yourself that you were wrong to support Obama. Many people who did vote for him feel that way. Look inside yourself rather than vandalize other people’s property.

  25. Charlotte McNeil February 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    I cannot believe people cannot see the damage to our country that Obamba has done—-Admitting he & his wife has been at Flag burning events several times—-Will not salute our American Flag—Plans to change our National Anthem & even our Flag—-Hates our country—-Trying to give it to Mexico—-Let them all come in illegally—-also the Muslims—–and take over!!!!! He has got to be impeached now!!!!!!!!

  26. mark brady February 18, 2010 at 12:23 am - Reply

    Charlotte, you seem to have the WIN on unsupported, factually wrong and just plain impossible worries but it’s a close contest on this comment thread. 12 months in office and the guy’s wrecked the strongest country on the globe? All the things that you “cannot believe people don’t see” have simply just not happened–they don’t see it because it’s not there and not even scribbled out on the back a napkin somewhere. The troubling thing is, Why create such a fantasy nightmare for yourself? Is it fun? Does it make you feel more special or engaged with life? I ask because it’s really a pressing question – this twisting of reality is happening in plain view of younger people who are less wedded to some idealized view of the world and the lesson it leaves is simple: Facts don’t matter, inflate Americans you disagree with into demons and mortal threats, be suspicious of everybody, claim loudly that only YOU know the true definition of faith, truth, common sense and love of nation. Well done, Norman Rockwell and George Washington are rolling in their graves.

  27. Kevin Daley February 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    WitchHunt tonite ” weather permitting. BYOE Bring your own effigy. Have fun.

  28. rob chris February 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm - Reply


  29. rob chris April 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    There are less than 7 months until Election Day when the people will decide who will be the next President of the United States.

    The person elected will be the president of all Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans. It’s that time that we all need to come together, Democrats and Republicans alike.

    In a Bi-Partisan effort for America:
    If you will support the Republican nominee, please drive with your headlights ON during the day.
    If you support Barack Obama, please drive with your headlights OFF at night.
    Together, we can make it happen.

  30. Sean April 25, 2012 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Norman Rockwell? When that guy was painting women couldn’t vote, black people had to use separate facilities, and japanese were in internment camps on the west coast. You really think we’re less free now? And George Washington’s faith? He was a deist. The right AND the left have lost their damn minds.

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