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Hold on. That Obama gesture thing? Not ironic at all?

*None?*

I’m not saying that I was completely straight-facing that, you understand; there’s some kooks out there, after all, and it seems like they’re all voting for Obama Lightworker this go-round. But this was from an ad agency. Surely they were being at least a little cynical about the whole thing.

Apparently not. Like Hot Air, color me gobsmacked:

“Barack Obama is a very exciting catalyst. At first we were bothered by the negative and vulgar comments made. When someone attacks something you hold dear, it hurts, but as we continued to read all the comments, we realized just how silly and frankly unimaginative most of them were. Many didn’t even take the time to read the article. People came out against the peace emblem in the sixties, making accusations that it was an anti-Christian symbol, an inverted crucifix, a satanic symbol, and a Communist sign. But like our ‘O,’ the goodness inherent in the peace symbol persevered, and today it is the international symbol for peace. The hand sign for peace was first a British form of giving someone the bird, then it became a war cry for victory. Today it is a symbol of peace & love. Once again goodness persevered. We too will persevere. Bring your hands together over your head to make a large ‘O’ and join us in our fight to take America back. Vote for Barack Obama.”

And they wonder why we never seem to bother getting past the “then they laugh at you” part of that Ghandi quote.

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