One of our sites is Gobama.com. Originally it supported the election of Obama to the Whitehouse. However, over time I have lost faith in Obama.
Most promises have evaporated:
- more transparency
- less pork barrel politics
- less partisanship rhetoric
- shut down Guantanamo Bay
Instead of a leader I feel we elected a lecturer.
In this project, I am looking for a satirical cartoon for a t-shirt that explains what Obama meant when he said "Gadhafi must go". In my view he waited too long then did the right thing. Then a week after sending in the U.S. military machine, backed them off to support role. Everyday civilians are slaughtered in Libya. Gadhafi is getting stronger every day and is playing off a weak U.S. stance against a nearly leaderless alliance. At the same time, U.S. is sending nearly $2 billion per week in extra oil revenues to Iran, Venezuela, Russia and other unfriendly regimes.
I am open to any ideas to get the point across. Main point is words don't mean anything unless backed up. Leaders like Gadhafi quickly learn to ignore hollow words.
Here are some possible concepts:
Did Obama mean:
Gadhafi must go ... bye bye
Gadhafi must go ... party
Gadhafi must go ... easy
Gadhafi must go ... downtown
Gadhafi must go ... number 2
Gadhafi must go ... nighty night.
Or is there a sports team concept:
Gadhafi must go = "Go Gadhafi, Go!"
- maybe an image of Gadhafi racing down football field with football (or bomb?) underarm and President on sidelines shouting "Go Gadhafi, Go!"
-maybe Gadhafi about to slam dunk a basketball (or round bomb with lighted fuse) and President on sidelines shouting "Go Gadhafi, Go"
- maybe some small characters could be on sidelnes with their own quotes:.Michelle Obama saying "Gafhafi sure keeps his people on their toes - no obese people in Libya.".
Any cartoon that highlights failure of words over actions will be considered. Some variation on "speak softly but carry a big stick" might work. Maybe a wild west standoff between Obama and Gadhafi with Obama carrying a small stick.