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Let the mockery begin!

Or “How the Democratic Party Lost its Cool.”

On Tuesday, this enchanting whiff of bullshit was released into the ‘sphere:

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine plans to make what’s being billed as a major announcement Wednesday about the future of the party, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the speech.

The source tells CNN that Kaine will announce something that will excite Democrats across the country. Kaine’s event comes as Democrats face the difficult task of holding onto their majorities in the House and Senate this November.

And finally it was Wednesday, and lo the big, exciting surprise was…a D with a circle around it!

Some may think: it’s just a logo—it’s just a brand. Well I don’t believe the Democratic Party is a logo or a brand—we are much more than that. We are Democrats. We create change that matters. Ours is a party of ideas and ideals, of policies and people, history and purpose.

Really. A new logo. That would be chock full of all kinds of FAIL right there, if it had turned out to be a GOOD new logo. But it’s not. It’s awful.

Let’s make fun of it.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 7:42 pm

Click the sweet, adorable, DOOMED deer to embiggen and becolor.

So, here’s the target:

(Yes, yes…I post color inside threads sometimes. As long as I don’t get any on the front page).

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 7:45 pm

By the way…I talked to my dad last week. He said my brother, who’s a keen amateur astronomer, had discovered a galaxy or something, and they named it after him.

And Uncle B says, “what’d they call it, Galaxy DURRRR?”

Maybe you have to know my brother…

Comment from Andrea Harris
Time: September 16, 2010, 7:55 pm

“Let’s make fun of it.”

I… can’t. It’s too stupid. I mean — it’s a “D” in a hole. I big, empty hole — well, except for the “D,” which is floating all by itself in that hole. Untethered, in a void, like it’s in outer space…

Or it’s in a giant letter “O.” Completely surrounded by it. Encompassed. They’re saying they’ve completely given themselves over to their new Lord and Master, Obama. I can’t make fun of that. It’s too weird.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 7:57 pm

Comment from Pavel
Time: September 16, 2010, 8:08 pm

Stoaty once again proves that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Comment from steve
Time: September 16, 2010, 8:25 pm

I posted at the bottom of the previous topic…

Go over to Ace’s and check out the one they have there (or, perhaps Her Stoatyness can pinch the thing)

It is “D-…..See Me After Class”

This is just too funny….

The funniest aspect is that a whole passel of high paid goobers over at Interglactic Democrat Headquarters all got together to say “WOW! That is just the gee-rate-est effing thing in the whole wide world, EVER! Let’s spend a buttload of monies on it and have a big hootie-who of a roll out for this. No effing way the Repubs can win on November 2, if we have a logo as way cool as this…..”

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 8:32 pm

Ehhhh…I’d already started the “D — see me after class” one, steve. I guess that spares me the trouble 🙂

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 8:34 pm

I have a much bigger version of this one available, if anyone can think of a nefarious purpose for it:

Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 16, 2010, 9:06 pm

I love it, great job Weasel.

So far we have:
Deer in the Headlights.

Some other possibilities:
Dead as a doornail (a hammer pounding a D-topped nail into a board.)
Flogging a Dead horse. (Pelosi with a whip with a dead horse with the D-logo on it’s hooves sticking straight up.)

Ooof, I wish I had some talent I’d love to be able to do these.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 9:07 pm

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 9:09 pm

I wish WordPress would let me let you upload stuff, Anonymous (if that is your real name). I’m P’shopping my little heart out over here.

Comment from Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: September 16, 2010, 9:09 pm

[Robert Mitchum voiceover] “Demerol. It’s what we’re on.”

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 9:13 pm

Oh, man…I lumme some Demerol <sighs wistfully>

Comment from Festive Protrudence
Time: September 16, 2010, 9:30 pm

I whored this on IMAO and Ace already based on Harvey’s toilet pic and one of the commenters there, but figured to include here since you dedicated to a thread to this lunacy.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 16, 2010, 9:31 pm

Here’s what I love – The slogan “Change That Matters”

In the last election Obama and the Democrats promised us change. It took them two years for them to notice they should be changing things that matter 🙂

Still using the International Road Sign idea for the logo clever.

I kind of had the same idea for them but their’s is lot more succinct than what I had in mind

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 9:44 pm

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 9:46 pm

Oh, by all means — feel free to drop links in this thread. Like I said, I wish WP would let me let me let you post directly.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 10:07 pm

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: September 16, 2010, 10:12 pm

That deer in the headlights…lol’d I did…

Comment from Steve I n Tulsa
Time: September 16, 2010, 10:13 pm

It looks like either O D for Overdose or D O where the O is bigger? Like Doh!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 10:47 pm

THANK YOU, Steve in Tulsa.

You know, Simpsonizing people is HARD.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 11:00 pm

Here’s one emailed to me by bitai:

See what he did there, with the rotate and the D and stuff? Nice.

Sorry it won’t let you paste graphics in directly. If anyone knows of a WP plugin that’ll let me permit that, I’d like to hear about it.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: September 16, 2010, 11:04 pm

Stoatie, I hereby petition you to make these new works of art into t-shirts asap, so that we can wear them in the run-up to the election. So say we all!!!

As far as a plugin, I would suggest you go to thecornfieldonline.com, and email jonesin. he runs the site, and appears to have it down pat….

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 11:09 pm

Okay, I’m kind of sorry I did this one. It’s freaking me out.

It is now officially past midnight in Old Blighty and the drinking shall commence.

Expect the graphics to tail off abruptly…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 11:12 pm

Most of these aren’t large enough to go on merchandise, Scoob. That’s how I’m crankin’ ’em out so fast. It takes hours to do print quality stuff (and I have to be very careful about ownership of the constituent images when I’m selling stuff).

But if anything emerges that seems especially desirable, let me know. Mama needs a new computer…

Comment from Monotone (The Elderish)
Time: September 16, 2010, 11:16 pm

hmmm, think we’ve ruined the logo yet?

Comment from Fa Cube Itches
Time: September 16, 2010, 11:18 pm

Given the Obamessiah’s possible religious background: “Derka, Derka, Derka” kinda fits….

Comment from scubafreak
Time: September 16, 2010, 11:24 pm

I think that if you put the x-wings on the tea bags, that would be outstanding.

Also, the Jokes on you America one could be effective, if Bitali doesn’t mind….

The Pelosi one kind of reminds me of a really nasty-crusty version of Adria from the last two seasons of Stargate SG1. Give me Morena Baccarin any time….


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 11:33 pm

Oh, well done, Fa Cube!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 16, 2010, 11:36 pm

If you sent me an excellent idea and I totally blew you off, it’s undoubtedly because it was complex. I need to be able to grab a couple of things off the internet, mash them together in a hurry and put a D on it.

Some things are harder to P’shop than they sound.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: September 16, 2010, 11:43 pm

Good gawd, all we need now is Obama and Puppet-Kim Jong Ill singing a duet of “I so Ronereee”, ala Team America…..


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 17, 2010, 12:24 am

Don’t be silly, Scoobs – Obama can’t sing that well 😉

Comment from Nigel
Time: September 17, 2010, 12:40 am

Brian from Six Meat Buffet:


Comment from 13times
Time: September 17, 2010, 12:51 am


Comment from razorbacker
Time: September 17, 2010, 12:54 am

You bunch of heartless bastards. You have no idea how hard it is to come up with world-class marketing ideas like this.

After hours and hours of brain numbing thought with no result I finally had to release some of the vast amount of coffee I’d consumed.

Then, as I was standing there on the right side of the toilet with Mr. Johnson firmly in hand I happened to look down into the bowl. Eureka!!!

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: September 17, 2010, 12:57 am

Part of what’s scary about this is that it could be used as a ballot marker, to aid non English speaking voters make “the right choice”.

Gonna make political cartoonists jobs harder, having to draw capital Ds yelling at elephants.

Comment from BeckoningChasm
Time: September 17, 2010, 12:57 am

Not being clever, I decided to go with my natural ability of stupidity:


However, as I looked at it, I thought, You know, I can get much, much dumber. Hence:


Comment from bob
Time: September 17, 2010, 12:59 am

Change That Brain Matter!

Comment from bob
Time: September 17, 2010, 1:04 am

Looking at the symbol causes epileptics to have seizures.

Comment from Mark
Time: September 17, 2010, 1:36 am

“D” is for dung. How much more accurate can you possibly get for a Logo of the Democrats?

Comment from Casey
Time: September 17, 2010, 1:49 am

Put an “A+” in a circle to the left of the D, and under it put “REPUBLICANS.” Those grades may be a bit generous to both parties but it’s a good ad campaign.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: September 17, 2010, 2:14 am

Hey, it’s no worse than some Central American political logo. And it easy to draw in crayon and spray paint.

Comment from The Dread Pirate Neck Beard
Time: September 17, 2010, 2:41 am

It needs some hands holding that circle around the “D” open.

Comment from Browndog
Time: September 17, 2010, 2:45 am


That damn deer is the funniest thing I’ve seen in some time.

Your art-fu rocks!


Comment from Elphaba
Time: September 17, 2010, 2:58 am

LOL…these are great! My favorite is the Death Star. Great stuff!

I though Chris Muir over at Day By Day had a very apropos cartoon today: http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 17, 2010, 9:54 am

Couple of late entries. And by “late” I mean “after I’d passed out in an alcoholic stupor.”

Tom Trendy:


Comment from J2
Time: September 17, 2010, 9:54 am

funny stuff Stoaty!

Comment from Mickey Blue Eyes
Time: September 17, 2010, 2:24 pm

What it brings to mind is Dogbert’s “brown ring of quality” logo, ala Lucent, et al. I wonder how much they paid the consultant to come up with that logo?

Comment from Greg Toombs
Time: September 17, 2010, 2:54 pm

Late to the party, I know.

I’m envisioning a picture of the ass-end of a donkey with the new Democrat brand ‘branded’ on it (while softly humming the theme to ‘Rawhide’.)

Maybe even directly below the tail. Naah, forget I typed that.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 17, 2010, 2:58 pm


Change that Matters

Comment from Anonymous
Time: September 17, 2010, 2:59 pm


Circle the Problem

Comment from Deborah
Time: September 17, 2010, 6:25 pm

I knew when I saw the “Circle D” that darling Stoaty would come up aces! If I knew how to finagle pictures on the computer, I’d create a light bulb with the Dem’s new logo on top—-Dem Bulb or something about 2 watts. That’s what the eyes in the deer reminded me of—the tops of light bulbs.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 17, 2010, 7:05 pm

Oh, that’s a good one, Deborah. I like Greg’s “branding the ass” one, too.

I’ve started to put the simpler logo based ones on stuff. Zazzle being Zazzle, things are dribbling into public view slowly and in random order (it can take up to 48 hours for something you create to land in the marketplace).

Comment from Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: September 17, 2010, 8:50 pm

“The Only Thing That Sucks Worse Than We Do Is Our Logo.”

Sorry. I just spent two hours trying to forget about that old “How many D’s in ‘Indiana Jones’?” joke…

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: September 17, 2010, 11:02 pm

I can’t say anything that really can encompass the epic fail this logo is. Its just so totally awful and open to mockery that humans lack the linguistic ability to describe it.

Every so often it seems like political parties just go totally insane, and on the stupid side of insane too, not the mad genius side. Democrats have gone off the cliff and I’m not even sure they know what day it is any longer.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: September 18, 2010, 12:18 am

Incidentally the grayscale deer picture works better than the color one, I think.

Comment from scr_north
Time: September 18, 2010, 6:46 am

It’s a D with a moat around it to try to keep democracy out.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 18, 2010, 10:58 am

My desktop machine’s broken, Christopher, and I really shouldn’t do color on this laptop. The screen is awful. And I don’t have a very good color sense to begin with.

BTW…I struggled with that goddamned deer and it looked terrible. So finally I said “fuck it” and applied a gaussian blur to that layer and…it worked!

Reminds me of the story of the…Greek painter, I think. Trying to paint the foam on a mad dog’s mouth on a mural. Finally got pissed off and flung his sponge at the wall and…that did it! It was in…Vasari or Cennini or summat.

Comment from mesablue
Time: September 19, 2010, 5:42 pm

Good stuff.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: September 21, 2010, 1:12 am

You can tell Stoaty is an American Weasel, the deer is about to be hit by a truck driving on the right.

Comment from Travelwise42
Time: September 21, 2010, 2:12 am

New dumb Democrat logo as seen by Google Earth…


Comment from Oh Hell
Time: September 23, 2010, 4:16 am

D has to stand for dumbshit.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: November 10, 2012, 2:30 am

So, it’s only Republican losers on here? …cool!

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