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Tibby's Graphics and Grab-Bag Thread.

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I, Mark Zuckerberg
A quickie list.

Mark Zuckerberg/Pete Buttigieg (Democratic) 2021-2027**
2020: def. Donald Trump/Mark Cuban (Republican)
2024: def. Nikki Haley/Doug Burgum (Republican), Ted Cruz/Jerry Falwell Jr. (Christian Unionist), Steve Bannon/Steve King (Nationalist)
"The Man Who Sold The World"

Mark Zuckerberg rode to power on the sea of a billion likes. And once in power, he was determined to ensure that the "Facebook Presidency" would strengthen itself. While universal basic income would be shepherded to his desk by Secretary of Innovation Andrew Yang and Congress voted through Medicare for All, labor rights on the other hand? Ah, even as Sherrod Brown struggled to get his primary challenge off the ground and AOC increasingly criticised the President, the establishment agreed with Zuckerberg - it wasn't important.

Sure, minimum wage increases sold well. But actual unpleasant workers' rights? Nah. That was not on the menu. Even as he cruised to a second term due to the fracturing of the GOP between the Establishment, Religious Right and White Nationalists, Democrats noticed a certain shrinking of enthuasism and increasing a "ugh if I must" attitude to voting for them, and especially for Zuckerberg.

In 2027, fresh off a foreign trip in where he successfully negotiated "the Opening of China" to the full Internet [and a China YouTube channel started to surge to first place], President Zuckerberg returned to a frosty reception. Facebook was under investigation by the Republican controlled Congress, sure that they wanted something to bring down that blasted President, and they found many many violations of constitutional rights to privacy. With Rand Paul spearheading the investigation, Zuckerberg's approval rating went down. Yet Facebook endured. It was too big to fail. The impeachment died in the Senate, but Zuckerberg announced his resignation anyway.

Pete Buttigieg/Andrew Yang (Democratic) 2027-2029
"The Revolution, Late and Stillborn"
Pete Buttigieg entered office under a cloud. America's first LGBT president and the first from Indiana since Benjamin Harrison, he knew he had a fight ahead of him. Along with Secretary of Innovation Andrew Yang freshly confirmed as vice-president, they had hopes that the Democrats could recover, that the hopes and dreams of a new era in 2020 could be ushered in 2027. But seven years killed that off.

With the Christian Unionists assuming prime position in the newly-formed opposition to the floundering Democrats, they had wishes for a new "spirit of 1980" and a Conservative Revolution. But Buttigieg and Yang were not easy beasts to take down. What would, is a major sundering. The Democratic Socialists of America were now evolved way beyond Buttigieg and co.'s "Bernieism" and was now a more radical organisation. Twelve years of frustration and anger led to the DSA fully adopting a break from the Democratic Party in 2028.

Joel Osteen/Ivanka Trump (Alliance) 2029-
2028: def. Pete Buttigieg/Andrew Yang (Democratic) and Rashida Tlaib/Lee Carter (Democratic Socialist)
"The Power of I Am"
With Ivanka Trump reluctantly his vice-president, Joel Osteen unified the conservative movement back together in the Conservative Alliance, or just simply the Alliance, and with Tlaib splitting Buttigieg's votes, the election was always Osteen's to lose.

With the Christian Right back in control, it is clear that the "Spirit of 2020" that mobilised many liberals to vote for a new era of change, came to naught. With the DSA collapsing in popularity as many members realised just exactly what they caused and the Democrats determined to never let a socialist organisation get that much influence ever again and blaming the "socialist" Buttigieg for scaring moderates into Osteen's arms, America's demos shifted right, just like it has many times before.

And in his grave, Bernie Sanders' body turns.
 
Seventh Party System Logos: People's Justice, Libertarians, Ecological Native Alliance

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Are these canonical? You've done a really great job with them!
Not yet, but MC is aware of them and I've sent him a link to an Imgur post where they're stored.



 

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22 logos is enough for today, I think.

I'll probably do National Union and the few others that span states tomorrow.

Which are... *checks reference*
National Union, Liberacion Dominicana (if you count the NY motion as part of the Santo Domingo party), Cascadian Left, Partido de Dios, Old Order [which will be a challenge given Amish views on you know, technology], Pirate, Jewish Heritage and Missionary

Then I'll do regionalist ones such as Texan National.
 

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Ended up deciding to do the Old Order Party's one, since I was already thinking about the challenges.

Those Amish denominations with printing presses obviously have tidier logos, but the generally understood OOP logo is that of a stamp pressed on to a paper that's hammered to a wall. The above is a general reproduction of what that could look like.
 

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22 logos is enough for today, I think.

I'll probably do National Union and the few others that span states tomorrow.

Which are... *checks reference*
National Union, Liberacion Dominicana (if you count the NY motion as part of the Santo Domingo party), Cascadian Left, Partido de Dios, Old Order [which will be a challenge given Amish views on you know, technology], Pirate, Jewish Heritage and Missionary

Then I'll do regionalist ones such as Texan National.
You might have to do something like whatever Wikipedia does for political parties from the 19th century.
 
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