Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A bold statement

Freshjive, an L.A.-based clothing company, is set to release a powerful T-shirt depicting Barack Obama's popular "Hope" picture as though it's being washed off the page. The tee is called "Hope is Fading Fast" and I think it represents what a lot of people are thinking: What has Obama actually done for the U.S. (and the world for that matter) since he was inaugurated back in January? While Obama has definitely made good head starts in bridging ties between the U.S. and other parts of the world (particularly in the Middle East), he has made very few substantive policy changes. Is this point-of-view partly a cause of the world having such high expectations for him? Without a doubt. But that doesn't take anything away from the point.

Check out the t-shirt below. And for an interesting view on current issues around the world, check out Freshjive's "The World's Got Problems" blog.

Via Hypebeast


  1. is the push for an overhaul of the health care system not considered substantive then?

  2. valid point. what Obama has pushed for with the health care system is definitely significant but the country is so divided that he can't even get his Democrats to sign on to the plan. Come 2010, the midterm elections will be extremely revealing as to where Obama stands in terms of the government and I bet you this: the cracks will be deep and plentiful