Obama Campaign Screws Up Symbol Of Ireland On St. Patrick's Day T-Shirts.Like everything else that El Bozo touches, it turns to instant shit. This was posted on The Blaze, 23 Feb 2012:
Less than one month out from St. Patrick’s Day, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign seems to be hoping to cash in on supporters’ Irish pride with some special campaign merchandise: “O’Bama” T-shirts and pint glasses.
But the merchandise -- $30 for the T-shirt and $25 for the two-glass set -- isn’t sitting well with everyone: The O’Bama design includes a large four-leaf clover, which is different from the three-leaf shamrock, the actual symbol of Ireland.Anybody that has even an inkling of Irish history, knows that St. Patrick used the three-leaf clover to illustrate the Holy Trinity for MY people in Ireland.
Dave Hunt, a lifelong Democrat and the owner of the Irish saloon Coogan’s in Manhattan, told the New York Times he finds the design “kind of off.”
Hunt isn’t the only one to take issue with the added clover leaf: A comment left on a Politico report about the new merchandise pointed out the same problem.
“How ignorant of the Irish history is [Obama] when a four leaf clover is placed as the logo when the three leaf shamrock represents the faith of St Patrick’s teachings? Tells you volumes about the man,” commenter Julia Connolly wrote.
During Obama’s visit to Ireland last year, he joked to a Dublin crowd: “My name is Barack Obama, of the Moneygall Obamas, and I’ve come home to find the apostrophe we lost somewhere along the way.”Yeah, that had me laughing my ass off, too.
But Kevin O’Neill, a professor of Irish History at Boston College and the cofounder of the school’s Irish Studies program, told the Times he doesn’t see a real problem.
“I think that’s creative license,” O’Neill said. ” If you can add an apostrophe, why not a leaf.”Umm-huh.... if you're gonna go STOOPID, go STOOPID all the way.
Last week the Obama campaign sent an email to its supporters informing them about the new design which was released to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day.
The Obama re-election camp has corrected their four-leaf clover gaffe and released a special “I Shamrock O’Bama” t-shirt just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.So, here’s how they put the spin to it:
“Due to the overwhelming popularity of our O’Bama Tee,” the ad reads, “we are expanding our line of Saint Patrick’s Day fashion!”
“Now you can buy the “O’Bama” Tee and the “I Shamrock O’Bama” Tee [stop using the apostrophe after that frigging 'O'!] together in our new pack.”When Obimbo and his millions of dollars entourage defiled Ireland by stepping on her shores, that was bad enough.
When he came up with the claim that HE WAS IRISH, I puked my guts up. (I guess when someone has NO IDEA whose leg they REALLY dribbled down from, what could you expect, though?)
That was the crowning blow for me -- when he CLAIMED he was IRISH. To be on the safe side, I changed my Irish name and cultural heritage.
Just call me, Lars -- Lars Wodiczkoski.
Irish, my aching ass -- Heinz 57 is more like it.