Fighting For You (Up To A Point): Bill Maher Gives Democrats Slogans To Go With Their New Logo (Video)

Maher on the New DI think Bill Maher’s on the money again. Kudos also to Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm for his off-camera observation on the recent Real Time. Frances Martel writes on Mediate:

Whenever a major political party tries to “rebrand” itself, aesthetically, it inevitably ends in disaster. Last time it was GOP.com, but to prove the graphic failure is bipartisan, the Democrats have come up with a new logo, and a new slogan (“change that matters”). An exasperated Bill Maher tried to help out the party by offering some new slogans, like “fighting for you (to a point)” and “we got Lisa Ling’s sister out of Korea.”

The logo (which, it should be noted, The Atlantic has already called out for plagiarism from a Midwestern pizza place), is a small “D” in a blue circle. The hours spent thinking up this complex design must be incalculable. Maher presents it without comment, though his face says it all, and to add insult to injury, Jon Hamm of all people deadpans from off-camera, “Radiates power, doesn’t it?

16 Comments on "Fighting For You (Up To A Point): Bill Maher Gives Democrats Slogans To Go With Their New Logo (Video)"

  1. Where’s Margaret Thatcher when you need her? Her logo for the Tories kicked ass like you wouldn’t believe. (and this from a lefty)

  2. Where’s Margaret Thatcher when you need her? Her logo for the Tories kicked ass like you wouldn’t believe. (and this from a lefty)

    • And just so you know, it was a hand carrying a torch forward. Very dynamic, very much forward-looking (even though we’re talking Tories…). Very superior to what they got now.

      • gemmarama | Sep 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm |

        ah the torch, ancient emblem of enlightenment, hope and truth. erm…

        even more incongruously it is now a pretty lame-looking but again heavily-symbolic oak tree. makes the democrats’ detonate button/target look naive in comparison…

  3. And just so you know, it was a hand carrying a torch forward. Very dynamic, very much forward-looking (even though we’re talking Tories…). Very superior to what they got now.

  4. Did he just make a kosher symbol for democracy?

    Bill Maher: Professional dick IMO.

  5. Did he just make a kosher symbol for democracy?

    Bill Maher: Professional dick IMO.

  6. …could the blue circle and capital D be any more apropos? http://altamontrecords.com/shirts/darbycrash1.jpg

  7. …could the blue circle and capital D be any more apropos? http://altamontrecords.com/shirts/darbycrash1.jpg

  8. It identifies them, and nothing more. It looks like something you’d have taped to your back during a foot race.

    Perhaps it’s part of a promotion to give out free Uno decks to newly-registered democrats.

  9. It identifies them, and nothing more. It looks like something you’d have taped to your back during a foot race.

    Perhaps it’s part of a promotion to give out free Uno decks to newly-registered democrats.

  10. lighthouse | Sep 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm |

    looks like a target to me

  11. lighthouse | Sep 20, 2010 at 9:21 am |

    looks like a target to me

  12. DeepCough | Sep 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm |

    Democrats: “Liberal? We don’t know the meaning of the word (like the Republicans).”

  13. DeepCough | Sep 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm |

    Democrats: “Liberal? We don’t know the meaning of the word (like the Republicans).”

  14. gemmarama | Sep 21, 2010 at 5:20 pm |

    ah the torch, ancient emblem of enlightenment, hope and truth. erm…

    even more incongruously it is now a pretty lame-looking but again heavily-symbolic oak tree. makes the democrats’ detonate button/target look naive in comparison…

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