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Idiocy of U.S. Political Slogans

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I absolutely hate politics, but as a trademark lawyer I pay close attention to the slogans of politicians, particularly now that the 2016 Presidential race is in full force. I don't know if you have live debates during Russian election cycles, but in the U.S. it's a big deal. We've already had one debate televised, over a year before the election. The participants were all from the Republican party, and I can't say there is any candidate I would support at this point in time. Typically, when the choice is finally narrowed to two Presidential candidates, we go to the polls and vote for the lesser of two evils. My primary concern is always social issues, not foreign policy or even economic matters. To me, it's most important, and I simply can't stand to watch debates where very conservative Republican party members start speaking about Jesus, faith and the topic of abortion. I 100% support freedom of religion, but am completely opposed to mixing Church and State. Now, let's look at the boring, non-creative slogans of some of the 2016 Presidential candidates. Of course, this is not the official slogan of Hillary, but it's eye-catching, huh? :)

(1) Hillary Clinton: This Starts with you.

(2) Bernie Sanders: A Political Revolution is Coming

*It seems many of my Russian readers are familiar with Sanders, most likely because he is a self-proclaimed socialist. I think he will have many supporters from Brighton Beach. :)

(3) Carly Fiorina: New Possibilities. Real Leadership

**Ms. Fiorina was the former head of Hewlett-Packard, and many considered her the winner of the first debate.

(4) Dr. Ben Carson: Heal. Inspire. Revive.

The worst of all the slogans! Sounds like an advertisement for a skin cream or medical treatment. :) In sum, this candidate has zero chance of making it far in the election cycle.

(5) Donald Trump: Take America Back.

I like this slogan. It will appeal to many Obama haters, but this American celebrity who has received the most attention and press will hopefully not make it far in the cycle. If he is elected as the next President, I will seriously consider immigrating to Canada.

(6) Mike Huckabee: From Hope to Higher Ground.

He is one of the worst in my view. Extremely religious and archaic views on women's rights. Nothing infuriates me more than male candidates standing at a podium preaching about the right to life and dictating what women should do with their bodies. Raped by your stepdad at 10 years old, and now pregnant? Who cares? Abortion should not be an option under this candidate's view. You can read about it here. Mother's life is at risk? She should still be forced to have the baby. He is 100% opposed to a woman's right to choose, under ANY circumstance. When I was a teenager, I was very prolife. I was against abortion in all cases except for when the mother's life was at stake. I think this view was a result of indoctrination from my religious schooling. However, once I become an adult, entered the real world, began to have sexual relationships and complicated romantic situations, my view changed entirely. I do not know when life begins, but a woman should have the right to choose whether to give birth, particularly when her own life is at stake or the pregnancy is a result of force or violence.

(7) Ted Cruz: Courageous Conservatives. Reigniting the Promise of America.

No comment. He is the most vile candidate in my opinion. Complete religious wacko.

(8) Jeb Bush: Jeb!

Huh? This slogan says nothing. He is married to a Mexican, and has moderate views on immigration for a Republican. But he is not doing well in polls, probably poisoned by his last name and the political dynasty of his family.

(9) Marco Rubio: New American Century.

He is a young, handsome candidate with a dynamic personality and good debater. Comes from a Cuban immigrant family. Overall, he is not so bad.

(10) Chris Christie: Telling it like it is.

He's a loud mouth, aggressive Governor from New Jersey. So, I think the slogan is the most true to a candidate's personality.

These are only a few examples. You can see they are almost all from Republican candidates because there's no real front runner for this party. They have struggled during recent elections to find a moderate candidate to appeal to a wide number of American voters. So, I'm not sure who will be picked as the final candidate. On the Democratic side, Hillary doesn't have much competition, at least in my view. I expect her to be the final nominee.

Do you like any of these slogans? If you were running for the U.S. or Russian Presidency, what would your slogan be? I think the slogan below sums up the current geopolitical situation, and what needs to be done. But this is an impossible task, for any candidate, in any country.

unfuck-the-world1

The person who comes up with the most creative slogan will receive a prize. :)) Be creative!


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f_l_o_e
Aug. 20th, 2015 02:46 pm (UTC)
Like Bill Gates? No sex stuff with Windows? )
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:03 pm (UTC)
Bill Gates would not have been a good politician. He was too caring and sympathetic to humanity. You're a Windows or Mac user?
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buddhistmind
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:08 pm (UTC)
Hey Shannon! :)

Mine would be: "The weight of the world is on our shoulders". Too radical, abstract and vague - at the same time. I know :)
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:13 pm (UTC)
I like it! :) Hope you're having a nice summer!
orforester
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:20 pm (UTC)

(11) orforester: Personal liberty and fiscal responsibility!

peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
"Personal liberty..." Are you a member of the tea party? :) In what ways do you feel your personal liberties are being violated. Just curious.
sectopod
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
//If you were running for the U.S. or Russian Presidency, what would your slogan be?

Winter is Coming? )))
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:27 pm (UTC)
Is this a good or bad thing? :)) I love winter, but for most people it conveys a sense of gloom and misery.
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creaze
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:34 pm (UTC)
> I think he will have many supporters from Brighton Beach. :)

I think he'll get no single vote from Brighton Beach. Russian socialism sympathizers are prone to staying home. Or if, to move into northern Europe.
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
From the huge amount of reports I've read about residents of Brighton Beach, they live as they are still in Soviet times but in America. :) So, many visitors and friends who have traveled there have the impression that their mentalities haven't shifted much, even though they call a new country home. But, I can't say for sure. I've never been there. It's not such a far drive from Virginia, but I don't like NY that much. There are many other places I'd rather drive to and visit. Usually when I go to New England, I make zero stops in NY on the route.
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Alex Winter
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:46 pm (UTC)
"Россия - мирная и богатая держава"
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:49 pm (UTC)
Привет! Это хорошо!
dkfl
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:49 pm (UTC)
ouch, Trump has the best slogan.

Hillary is weaker - "just like Bill" aha, 3rd term for Bill?
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:51 pm (UTC)
She is a feminist. :) She doesn't let a man control her, or her viewpoints. So I doubt Bill will have much pull in her White House decisions. But, it's interesting that America could have its first female President. Finally!! Maybe she will have an affair with a hot, young male intern in the Oval Office as revenge. :)) Scandal!! It is what the whole world thrives on now.
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perycalypsis
Aug. 20th, 2015 03:57 pm (UTC)
Hillary is kinda Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:00 pm (UTC)
I still find her more likable than the plastic, beauty pageant robots the Republican party has offered in recent years - e.g. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann.
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andrey_kaminsky
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:05 pm (UTC)
На случай, если я буду участвовать в выборах:
If i am elected
Gandhi's dick will be erected
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: На случай, если я буду участвовать в выборах:
You are not a good candidate. Too pessimistic. A leader must be hopeful and inspire the same in his constituents. Otherwise, a country is filled with doom and gloom. But your humor would get you very far in the election cycle, and you would be the main focus of the press. :))
nar_row
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:07 pm (UTC)
Nothing memorable, I say.

And you will definitely stay in the US, because Trump will never gonna make it. :)
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:09 pm (UTC)
I don't know why he is getting so much attention!?! It's scary that he is currently leading in most polls. Society has become brain dead and numb. I blame this on social media, selfies, etc. :))
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creaze
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:19 pm (UTC)
Russian presidency.
The quest is over. Now is construction time.

And, perhaps, a "construction" series like:
Struggling time is over. Now is construction time.
Wasting time is over. Now is construction time.
Feasting time is over. Now is construction time.

American presidency.
Make it a promised land for americans.
(I would also say "Take America Back", but Trump already used that)
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)
Hmm...construction in what sense? Building roads, or building society? :)) I like all of the slogans, they sound encouraging and promise action. Like something will actually be done. :)) Do political candidates have live debates on Russian TV to discuss issues/answer questions, etc.??
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Не на тех нарвался:) - andrey_kaminsky - Aug. 20th, 2015 04:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
yacc11
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:22 pm (UTC)
> If he is elected as the next President, I will seriously consider immigrating to Canada.
Why?
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:25 pm (UTC)
He treats and portrays illegals as animals, and this is a false narrative. Also, he is an ego maniac and degrades women in his speeches and press interviews. Perhaps this is all for show and to attract attention to himself, but I find it repulsive. You can't be a hypocrite and say you support and value women but then call them "fat pigs" and continually comment on their appearance, which has no relevance in most situations he is discussing.
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a_nimaida
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:26 pm (UTC)
anyone, not Hillary!

Clintons sold weapons to terrorists. They are armed with ISIS.
 
This mad grandmother lead the world to disaster.
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:29 pm (UTC)
And Putin doesn't provide weapons to those separatists fighting in Ukraine? If not, who pays for and provides their military supplies and equipment? Just curious. Where do they get their money to continue the war? It certainly isn't from the USA. We give our funds to Ukraine. :)
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qi_tronic
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC)
"Let the Force be with us."
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:44 pm (UTC)
This is a trademark infringement! I cannot approve. :))
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theodorexxx
Aug. 20th, 2015 05:50 pm (UTC)
No, we don't have debates. Why should Putin talk to himself?
Oh wait, we have debates. But most of russians don't watch them cause the make no sense.
I lost interest in politics flaming and blaming each other long time ago

Putin's slogan might be " In me you trust "

I'm not sure but i quess Jeb is pronounced as Jab. And if i'm right that slogan makes sense. Good news Americans won't fall into the Bush trap for the 3rd time
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 05:53 pm (UTC)
"Why should Putin talk to himself?" He probably likes his own voice. He is an egomaniac after all. :)) Also, why has he so closely copied the popular American phrase "In God we trust"? Interesting.
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