Whether or not you like our president, it's hard to deny
that his fame has become a global phenomenon few presidents have ever
encountered. As a result, we've had a slew of what's been referred to as
Obamarama or, more cynically, baracksploitation. Our new president has been
used to market Japanese
cities and cell
phone stores. He's somehow been made into the German version of chicken
fingers. And here in the US of A, there is certainly no shortage of tacky
merchandise barring his likeness. While I have every intention of talking about
all of the terrible memorabilia
featuring the Commander-in-Cheif, there's actually so much I had to break it up
into multiple articles. As a result, let me introduce you to the first large
Barack market, the fashion industry.
Obama's Made For Walking
While these tacky flip
flops are certainly the ugliest of the Obama shoes stepping out
these days, they're not the only ones.
Whether you're wearing those hideous thong sandals or these
sweet Keds, it's certainly a bad call to step all over someone you claim to
Even with these top-notch trainers,
it's impossible to tastefully walk with Obama all over your shoe. What if you
step in dog poop? Did you ever think about that?
An Outright Display of Obamamania
If you're a person that prefers to show support the good old
fashioned way, tee shirts will probably be all you need. But if you don't want
another boring Obama shirt, this Star
Wars-crossover might be just what you need.
On the other hand, maybe you're super stylish and need your
Barack-wear to be runway-worthy. In that case, these sexy Obama
dresses by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Sonia Rykiel may be just what
Dr. Versace ordered.
If you're all about accessories though, you'll no doubt be
taken in by either the Barack
bracelet or belt buckle.
Remember, if you like this piece, keep your eyes peeled for
the next article about Baracksploitation regarding Obama in the home.