Posted by: Ann Corcoran | October 9, 2012

Obama bumper stickers no longer cool in Potomac

Our friend Doug Mainwaring penned this hilarious piece on Sunday for the American Thinker in which he posits that a certain bumper sticker fashion trend may indeed predict more accurately where this election is going than polling will do.

Because we gotta laugh!

Driving through the heavily trafficked streets of Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac, the bluest neighborhoods of the very blue state of Maryland, I’ve become giddy over the non-arrival of an automotive fashion trend.  I continue to see far more Obama 2008 bumper stickers on cars than I do the 2012 variety, and actually, there are very few of either in evidence.  One would at least expect to see the 2008 and 2012 stickers proudly displayed side by side, but the poor crackled and blistered 2008 stickers remain lonely orphans.


I remember my neighbors’ mad rush four years ago to obtain the coveted bumper sticker.  In tony Potomac, it was as much an automotive fashion accessory as it was a political statement.  The women in these burbs tote their Louis Vuitton and Coach handbags as they cart their kids off to school decked out in designer label clothing.  And in the remarkable summer of 2008, their Mercedes, BMW and Lexus sedans, convertibles and SUV’s sported that de rigeuer bumper status symbol.  Folks who would never think of marring their elegant autos with a bumper sticker gladly succumbed to 2008’s hippest automotive fashion trend.

It was vogue, stylish, chic, totally du jour.

These were clearly the in crowd:  Cool, sophisticated, purveyors of style…

I don’t want to ruin your fun by snipping it too much!  You must go read the whole thing!

Doug Mainwaring is cofounder of the National Capital Tea Party Patriots, has written here previously at PTPR and recently caused a stir with his Washington Post op-ed ‘Why I oppose gay marriage’ here.

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