The bumpers of Berkeley have descended into chaos in the aftermath of November 4th.

Well, that didn’t take long. First the owner was pro-Obama (on the left side of the bumper), but within days after helping to get his candidate elected, the owner declares Obama to be “not my president” (the sticker on the right). Took Obama less than a week to assume the role of oppressor!

(Of course there are those among you who will argue that this juxtaposition of messages was purely unintentional, but I beg to differ.)

Just blocks away, this bumper exhibited even more head-scratching multi-layered opinions about Obama. First there was a sticker criticizing Obama and McCain; then, on the right, now partly covered up, a purely anti-Obama sticker; then, strangely, someone just took the picture of Obama from that second sticker and attached it on the far left side of the bumper; and then someone put a pro-Obama sticker on top of the anti-Obama sticker on the right; and in the final stroke of incomprehensibility, someone then peeled off just part of the pro-Obama sticker to reveal part of the anti-Obama sticker underneath.

Talk about conflicted!

14 Responses to “Bumper crop of post-election confusion”

  1. 1Ken on Nov 9, 2008 at 3:44 pm:

    That second one is a real treat, that’s for sure. Don’t try figuring it out while you’re drunk.

  2. 2average_guy on Nov 10, 2008 at 12:19 am:

    Bipolar Ad Disorder

    (No I’m not making fun of people with a serious condition….lighten up!…the folks in Berkely apparently did!)

  3. 3DangerousNate on Nov 10, 2008 at 6:46 am:

    What the…

  4. 4Conservative in Liberal Hands on Nov 10, 2008 at 8:32 am:

    CAUTION: Removing the bumper sticker may cause the bumper fall apart.

  5. 5Fenris on Nov 10, 2008 at 12:34 pm:

    I’m very confused. I can only assume on the top car, the sticker on the right was intended for Bush, as suggested by the wear and tear on the edges. The bottom car…maybe a conservative whose car was vandalized?

    Um…aren’t the license plates usually blurred?

  6. 6zombie on Nov 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm:

    OK, I’ve now blurred the license plate.

    As for the first photo –yes, quite obviously, to an experienced viewer, the car owner put the “Not My President” sticker on in 2004 in reference to Bush, and the “Obama/Biden” sticker in 2008. But to the casual observer, or anyone who hasn’t followed the history of bumper stickers over the last 8 years, it looks like both stickers were put on at the same time and were connected to each other. It’s just that this careless liberal got his anti-Bush 2004 sticker and his pro-Obama 2008 sticker mixed up on the same bumper, thereby unintentionally voicing the feelings of many folks on the opposite end of the political spectrum. It struck me as rather amusing!

  7. 7Taqiyyotomist on Nov 11, 2008 at 8:10 am:

    I just want to know WTH an Acura Vidor is. Vidor?

  8. 8Taqiyyotomist on Nov 11, 2008 at 8:11 am:

    Ah. Someone flipped that “G” upside-down.

  9. 9Fenris on Nov 11, 2008 at 3:18 pm:

    #6: Ah, NOW I get it! Forgot for a moment that not everyone lives on blogs.

  10. 10Anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 at 10:01 pm:

    I predict the anti-Obama backlash, from some of the same people who voted for him, will happen sooner than we expect.

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  12. 12شات كتابي on Sep 27, 2010 at 10:20 am:

    Ah. Someone flipped that “G” upside-down.

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    I just want to know WTH an Acura Vidor is. Vidor?

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