My Obama lawn sign disappeared last night. Take a look at these before and after photos. This first photo was taken last week:
And this morning:
Doesn't that look kind of empty?
It's interesting that whoever took the Obama sign didn't touch my other Democratic signs. They had to make a conscious effort to go onto my lawn and steal it, since the others are mostly within reach of the sidewalk.
It wasn't vandalized like my "McCain't" bumper sticker; it was stolen, wire frame and all. However, I did put clear tape at the bottom "open" end of the sign to prevent it from being blown off, so the thief may have tried to remove it at first and found the wire frame was stuck on it, so he (or she...Ashley Todd, was that you?) just uprooted everything and took it.
Now, it's entirely possible that the sign was taken by an Obama supporter who simply wanted a sign for their front lawn. The signs are very difficult to get in Connecticut since Obama has a commanding lead here and the campaign is concentrating on the swing states. You can order Obama signs for (I think) an $8 contribution, so that means the sign on my lawn was valuable. It conceivably could have been a collector.
So rather than worry about replacing the sign, which might just as easily get stolen again, which would annoy me and probably lead to my spending many chilly hours late at night hidden on my front porch with a Louisville slugger and an evil glint in my eye, I decided to fight back with the tools I have at hand. Bumper stickers.
Barbara's a team player. I'm sure she won't mind. And I decided to add to my already populated rear car window with an Obama sticker and a Jim Himes sticker thrown in for good measure, even though I live in the 3rd CD. Hey, I drive in the Fourth quite a bit, too.
This kind of theft is happening all over the country. Here's one of the many Youtube videos that show these sad, pathetic, horrible people getting caught by hidden camera while stealing Obama signs. Disgusting.
And finally, the photo below shows just how much "The Hopefulness of Obama" means to this racist Chris Shays supporter.
I really look forward to this election being over, so we can start working together to unite this divided nation. Because this sort of disgusting display is an indication of the toxic legacy of George W. Bush and the hateful Republican leadership.