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(Boston Globe)   Bush administration relies on slogans to keep itself afloat. Ah, the power of marketing.   ( ) divider line
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2002-07-23 03:51:19 PM  
Better than relying on political bullshiat and intern bj's!
2002-07-23 03:52:33 PM  
Keep itself afloat? huh? what's his approval rating anyway?
2002-07-23 03:53:40 PM  
I'd vote for the slogan "Bush and Dick in 2004".
2002-07-23 03:54:10 PM  
At least they're not trying subliminable messages
2002-07-23 03:54:24 PM  
Love your country
Hate your government
2002-07-23 03:54:56 PM  
I can't wait to hear his slogan when he ousts Hussein come this winter.
2002-07-23 03:55:33 PM  
Dubya should just stick with one all-purpose, and always-appropriate, slogan as a backdrop for his speeches: "I'm a retard." Of course, everyone already knows that, so it would be kind of pointless to reinforce it in writing.
2002-07-23 03:56:02 PM  

2002-07-23 03:56:18 PM  
Amerika uber alles?
2002-07-23 03:56:56 PM  
First popcorn post!!!!
2002-07-23 03:58:34 PM  
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2002-07-23 03:59:41 PM  
America Uber Alles!!

I think the Daily Show comes up with the best names for these type of things though.
2002-07-23 03:59:52 PM  
the pose is correct
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2002-07-23 03:59:58 PM  
White House officials insist that such frequent branding works, giving distracted television viewers a quick guide to the official message of the day.

Surely this was said tongue-in-cheek. Or am I not aware of what percentage of the population has Attenion Deficit Disorder. I feel personally insulted, but I'm wondering if maybe I don't see the satire here.

Anyone else feel like W is shiating on us?
2002-07-23 04:00:25 PM  
It's the marketing stupid.
2002-07-23 04:01:27 PM  
Dubya should pick Arlen Specter as his running mate...

Bush and Specter 04
2002-07-23 04:02:08 PM  
The official message I keep getting is "Mildly Retarded Product of Obscene Wealth and Privilege"
2002-07-23 04:04:49 PM  
Can you hear me now?
2002-07-23 04:05:20 PM  
Title incorrect. Should reference The Power Of Cheese.
2002-07-23 04:05:20 PM  
If you look at the flag graphic sideways, you can see the "SS" logo. Or maybe I'm just reading too much into that.
2002-07-23 04:05:33 PM  
Apparently, Bush has finally been weaned off of his old stand-by catch phrases: "I dunno" and "Dad, what's this word?"
2002-07-23 04:06:03 PM  
"White House officials insist that such frequent branding works, giving distracted television viewers a quick guide to the official message of the day."

Duh! Imagine that. A nation of sheep being swayed by soundbites and catch phrases.
2002-07-23 04:06:15 PM  
This post is a logical extension of the truism 'All politicians rely on slogans to keep themselves afloat.'
2002-07-23 04:06:19 PM  
It's just marketing and it seems to be effective. Dems will probably start doing it. Its a fad. What's the problem? Next thing you know somebody's going to say that politicians are disingenuous. Vote anti-incumbent
2002-07-23 04:07:34 PM  
Somebody call that self righteous hack, Peggy Noonan

We need another morning in america shining city on a hill with points of light and family values or something kinda slogan.

2002-07-23 04:07:41 PM  
Proposed '04 Campaign Slogans:

"Bush. He isn't just a Corporate Crime Buster--he's a client."

"We Don't Care What You Think, We'll Cheat and Have The Supreme Court Give Us The '04 Election Again Anyway"

"Watch TV, Stay Asleep, Marry and Reproduce, Obey"

"Death To All Who Oppose Us!"

10 cents to whoever can name where the last slogan comes from.
2002-07-23 04:08:41 PM  
Banner up! With ranks tightly closed, The National Guard marches with calm, firm step.
Friends shot by the Terrorists and reactionaries march with us in spirit.

Clear the streets for the brown battalions, Clear the streets for the FBI.
Filled with hope, millions already look toward the flag.
The day of freedom and bread dawns.

Blow the roll call for the last time, We all stand ready for the fight.
Soon Bush flags will flutter over all streets, Servitude will only last a short time longer.

Ja! Ja! Ja!
2002-07-23 04:09:44 PM  
Would someone please tell Bush to shut his pie hole when it comes to the stock market?

"I'm not a stock broker, and I'm not a stock picker".

Yeah, that's for sure.
2002-07-23 04:09:45 PM  
Good use of the Obvious tag. I am always a bit embarrassed when I see him speak. This genius is our leader.
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2002-07-23 04:10:04 PM  
If America Can't Believe Slogans, Then The Terrorists Have Already Won...

2002-07-23 04:10:05 PM  
Let's roll!
2002-07-23 04:10:24 PM  
Bill Clinton got a blow job and people started to dislike him. Never mind that he balanced the budget, lowest unemployment rate in the history of the US. Longest period of prosperity in the History of the US. Decline in the crime rate, welfare roles, unwed mothers, welfare reform, Nafta, reduced the debt. Now we have GW Bush and everyone loves him. His accomplishments; deficit spending, recession, a war, the worst terrorist attack in the history of the US, increase in unemployment, increase in welfare roles, attacks and restrictions on civil rights and civil liberties.

I want each and everyone of you to ask yourselves, are you better off and is the country better off today than it was 2 years ago?
2002-07-23 04:12:22 PM  
I'd like to see more branding & synergy!
2002-07-23 04:12:31 PM  
Farkeater speaks the truth! Tell it, brother!
2002-07-23 04:12:36 PM  
"Georges W. Bush: he's not as dumb as you think!"
2002-07-23 04:12:37 PM  
Thought Good!
Slogans Bad!
Thought Good!
Slogans Bad!
2002-07-23 04:12:56 PM  
GurneyHalleck- Hairclub for men :)
2002-07-23 04:12:56 PM  
''On the other hand,'' Buchanan said, ''it is also a way for Bush to follow Karl Rove's advice to stick with a message and repeat it over and over so no one can forget it.

Advice straight out of Mien Kampf. Propaganda is always more effective if it is kept simple and constantly drilled into the heads of the masses.

[image from too old to be available] tag, anyone?
2002-07-23 04:14:16 PM  
Rtreynor.. I wonder how many got that?
2002-07-23 04:14:26 PM  
Gurney Halleck that phrase is from that cheesy 80s animated movie, heavy metal.

Now pay up.
2002-07-23 04:14:27 PM  
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2002-07-23 04:14:33 PM  
Got Corruption?
2002-07-23 04:15:17 PM  
I liked this cartoon from after the election too.
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Please vote responsibly.
2002-07-23 04:15:37 PM  
George W. Bush: "Thinking outside the jack-in-the-box."

2002-07-23 04:15:53 PM  
"Death To All Who Oppose Us!"
10 cents to whoever can name where the last slogan comes from.

Is it Heavy Metal (the movie)?
2002-07-23 04:16:22 PM  
2002-07-23 04:16:49 PM  
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2002-07-23 04:17:57 PM  
Thanks for stealing my 10 cents, Father_Jack. Kids, it looks like we're going to have an Imagination Christmas this year.
2002-07-23 04:18:13 PM  
Amigajoe, you beat me to it. If the article isn't scary, that ad is... excuse me while I bathe in bleach...
2002-07-23 04:19:49 PM  
"I want each and everyone of you to ask yourselves, are you better off and is the country better off today than it was 2 years ago?"

Yes, I am.
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