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The Oval Office Gets A Revamp!

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And we assume it's symbolic!

When President Barack Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday, the Oval Office will have been treated to a makeover.

The legendary room got new wallpaper, a new rug, new sofas, lamps and a coffee table.

The Scott Group donated an an oval-shaped wheat, cream and blue rug, who also made one for Bill Clinton.

The following quotes are embroidered on the carpet:


"NO PROBLEM OF HUMAN DESTINY IS BEYOND HUMAN BEINGS" - JFK's American University speech on June 10, 1963



"THE ARC OF THE MORAL UNIVERSE IS LONG, BUT IT BENDS TOWARD JUSTICE" - MLK's address at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

The White house would only admit that the funds spent on the project were "in line with the amount spent by Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush on the redesigns of their Oval Office." Funds will be taken from Obama's inaugural committee and the nonprofit White House Historical Association.

And Mr. President finally has a new brown-leather chair behind his desk.

Sounds amazing! Let's get to work!

[Image via AP Images.]

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72 comments to “The Oval Office Gets A Revamp!”

  1. 1

    I hate it! The Oval Office should have dark and bold colors, not this wimpy neutral shit. It looks like something a Muslim, America-hating asswipe would like.

  2. 2

    Awful, just awful. Beige? How bland. It looks like a living room or a mediocre hotel room. The Oval Office should look distinguished.

  3. 3

    I hope those chairs aren't new.

  4. kbah says – reply to this


    Every president redecorates the oval office. They redo the carpet and draperies, and choose which historical desk to use (most use the resolute desk) decor from the White House collections etc.

  5. 5

    they forgot -

    "what the government can give you, they can take away"

  6. 6

    He seems to forget that the WH is the peoples house, not his house. So keep your dam feet off of the peoples desk. Act like a President in the peoples house and stop treating it like you treat your own dam furniture.

  7. buck says – reply to this


    is this Obama guy for real….in Nov. we stop the disaster and in 2012 we get rid of him for good.

  8. 8

    Did the revamp come with a new President??

  9. 9

    Re: anggirl – lol!

    Really? We are in an economic crisis and this dude is redecorating??? Really?

  10. buck says – reply to this


    Re: kbah – and every president knows what the fuck they are doing, except this one

  11. 11

    we really don't need to hear about more money being spent. Alot of people can't afford to buy folding trays for their houses, never mind 'revamping' the office including a rug with mainly liberal presidents' sayings that will be dumped by the next president. Every time someone in Washington spends more money, it just shows how out of touch everyone in Washington is out of touch with the average person.

  12. 12


    All liberal quotes, nice to know hes giving rooms make overs while we suffer.

  13. 13

    I thought the eagle faced the arrows during war time. Aren't we still at war?

  14. 14

    Re: justtfax – Very well said.

  15. 15

    Crappy drapes, crappy president.

  16. 16

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Oh STFU we already know you hate obama because he's black and doesnt give ashit about the republicans. So no neeed to talk your shit we know you are a obama hater. LOL I'm sure if he ate a choclate bar you would bitch about him not eating a white chocolate bar. ROFL

  17. 17


  18. 18


    OMG, what a liberal

  19. buck says – reply to this


    Re: Single42nite – you need to open up an ecomonic book and stop gettiing your political news from Comedy Central and SNL

  20. 20

    I'd put a couple oversized bean bag chairs in there. A bong in every corner. A big screen tv and get rid of the desk and phone.

  21. 21

    Of course it is symbolic you idiots! The presidential seal faces the olive branches in times of peace and the arrows in times of war so on the eve of the speach that says we are no londer "at war" with Iraq the rug changes…the stupidity on this board abounds….idiots.

  22. 22

    Re: DaRockz – He's not black, asshole, he's biracial. No, I don't care what color Barry is. I care about his character and where he stands on the issues. I despise Hillary Clinton. She's black, right? I also love Condi Rice and everyone knows that she's white. Enough with the fucking race card. I would say 80% of the comments here are anti-Obama. Face it, baby doll, he's a one-termer like Carter so thankfully the Oval Office won't look so shitty in 2 years.

  23. 23

    Re: Single42nite – couldn't have said it better myself!!!!
    people complain about the background being too bland then it's too much.. he is revamping the oval office like EVERY PRESIDENT BEFORE HIM.. he could do a lot more if he didn't have to spend so much time cleaning up Bush's mess..
    everyone blames the president of now when most things economical take time to show effects.. serioulsy nothing happens overnight… our economic state is residual effects of that little oil fed idiot that had the office last… all of it.. including the oil spill that obama is trying to fix.. Bush de-regulated the oil industry to help his buddies in the industry and now look what happened.. thank god we have someone in office at least trying to think outside the box..

  24. 24

    Re: buck
    And then you elect some gun-happy republican and start a new illegal war. Way to go!!!

  25. 25

    Re: rdcampbell
    Maybe you'd suffer less if you had not elected twice the same Bush who put the country in debt, and war, and misery.

  26. 26

    Re: ketchikan9
    America is always at war (American like it that way - they feel so manly and in control) so it doesn't really matter where the eagle looks.

  27. 27

    Obama's approval rating keeps slipping. I would be shocked if he was re-elected. I'm by no means a fan of Obama however I do believe he made an effort to fix our economy…an effort that has failed. So unless there is some drastic change in the next two years….he's gone.

  28. 28

    Well, that's quite the color palette to nap by. Mygosh, wake me when the ottomans (and I do mean footstools) arrive.

  29. 29


    Social and economic justice…we're taking your shit and giving it to the, "Oh, The World Owes Me a Living Crowd".
    You bet Teddy was a liberal…he's McCain's favorite president.
    It's only one of the many reasons, why we hate John Effin McCain.
    Ronald Reagan's words were chilling: "Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction."

  30. 30

    The colors are so Middle East, so Muslims. Nothing Americans.

    I am Iranian-American and that decor looks like every Persian house here and in Iran.

  31. 31

    are you people blind.. it's red, white, blue.. with some brown and green.. there are no muslim colors.. freakin idiots.. at least he is trying to do something for this country.. people are so dumb!!! you will always find something to bitch about..
    try living here in Arizona with John "moron" Mccain.. trying to turn the whole state into a mililtary base!!! You should all thank god we don't have him in office..
    Eldridge we get it.. it's not that you don't like him because he is black.. it's the muslim that you hate.. who cares what religion someone is if they are helping our country recover from the last idiot's mistakes
    you're the same guy preaching about freakin being so liberal on issues yet you obviously are just some super christian bible pushing moron..
    there is a reason that religion should have NOTHING to do with polotics..
    to some ignorant people Obama could never do right.. but those are the same people that said he would never be elected.. they were wrong then and they are wrong now

  32. 32

    all you idiots leaving negative comments only need to look in the mirror to see why our country is totally fucked. like those uniformed sheep, the tea baggers, where were you when Bush/Cheney took a surplus of $127 billion and turned it into a record breaking deficit.
    a Bush administration gag order prevented discussion of $23 billion lost in Iraq.
    $23 billion has been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq. But, a US gagging order is preventing discussion of the allegations. and you fucking idiots are upset about the Oval Office having a make over. Really? i know some of you come on this blog and leave ridiculous comments to try to upset people, but for any of you who truly believe the bullshit you write like Eldridge Cleaver you are seriously brain washed by the propaganda that passes as "news".

  33. 33

    Like everything else the Messiah Dumbama's touch this looks like crap! It is as tasteless as Michelle "Let Them Eat Cake" Antoinette's horribly mismatched drapery dresses. All the previous Presidents gave class to the office, except for the present occupants. they have delivered nothing but crass!

  34. 34

    Re: luvs2tango – Reagan's AIDS Legacy / Silence equals death.

    Following discovery of the first cases in 1981, it soon became clear a national health crisis was developing. But President Reagan's response was "halting and ineffective," according to his biographer Lou Cannon. Those infected initially with this mysterious disease — all gay men — found themselves targeted with an unprecedented level of mean-spirited hostility.

    Reagan's communications director Pat Buchanan argued that AIDS is "nature's revenge on gay men."

    Reagan could have chosen to end the homophobic rhetoric that flowed from so many in his administration. Dr. C. Everett Koop, Reagan's surgeon general, has said that because of "intradepartmental politics" he was cut out of all AIDS discussions for the first five years of the Reagan administration. The reason, he explained, was "because transmission of AIDS was understood to be primarily in the homosexual population and in those who abused intravenous drugs." The president's advisers, Koop said, "took the stand, 'They are only getting what they justly deserve'.
    hey luvs2tango, you finally got something right, Reagan was definitely "chilling", and obviously a heartless fuck who only cared about appeasing his disgraceful party. the party of hate, also known as the republican party.

  35. 35

    Redecorating during an economic crisis…..PR 101 says it might not look good. And in yellow….much like Obama.

  36. 36

    Re: alemeh2 – I don't understand how colors can be middle eastern? They are colors.

  37. 37

    With the new taxes that are coming online, mandated healthcare, probable VAT tax, Cap and Trade, government bailout of the unions and everything else they are going to make us pay for, a more appropriate quote for the rug would have been "GIMME YO DAMN WALLET, MUTHA FU(#ER!!!" Theo Thug

  38. 38

    I could have sworn he said awhile back that now was not the time to redecorate your living room. Oh. He meant *my* living room.

  39. 39

    Looks like a great place for Imam Obama to exploit the citizens of the US.

  40. 40

    AttFinchAssHole, your a dead cvnt to me.
    Will not respond to you…don't read one word of your shit ass Stalinism.
    It must suck to know we out number you 70% to your 30%.

  41. 41

    Re: NotUAgain – Are we not still at war in Afghanistan? Also, it was reported that Obama spent more on his failed stimulus than was spent on the entire Iraq war. You Obama supporters can just keep denying and keep blaming GW Bush, I mean why not, your messiah is doing it so it must be true. NEVER has there been a president who has pointed his finger at the previous administration more than this one. He's been in there long enough to stop blaming this shit on Bush. He has spent so much money on himself and his family this year with vacations, decorating, etc. It's disgusting. I guess he figures he's out of there so why the hell not!

  42. 42

    Re: AttFinch – Why are republicans referred to as haters? I'm a republican and I don't hate anyone. Are there republicans that are assholes? The answer is yes…but there are just as many Democrat assholes. There are assholes in every party, race and religion. But there also good people. People like you are just as close minded as the people you prosecute. Remember that.

  43. 43

    Bush also had the Oval Office colored beige so Republicans lay off.

  44. 44

    Love this President. Can't wait to reelect him in 2012! He's accomplished so much already! I'm glad the President ended the Iraq War.

  45. 45

    Re: berrybaby – George Bush had an approval rating 25 points below Obama's and he still got re-elected

  46. 46

    Re: gimlet123 – Every President in the History of the US has redecorated the Oval Office after taking office.

  47. 47

    Sooo…the country has an almost 10% unemployment rate and the president and staff are redecorating his office? Fuck you. Who gives a shit what quotes are embroidered into the carpet. They should be ashamed of themselves.

  48. 48

    Re: queen_0f_p0p – Hey I could be wrong. But in MY opinion I don't think he will be. I think Obama has honestly tried to fix the situation this country is in. And I don't know if McCain would have done a better or worse job than Obama…who am I to say what would of or could of happend. I don't know. Personally I am not happy with what Obama has done so far, alot of Americans aren't…so I really don't think he will be re-elected…I won't be voting for him that is the only thing I can predict unless there is a drastic change in the next two years.

  49. 49

    Re: U_SUCK_DONKEY_DICKS – because he is still cleaning up the mess from GWB administration that is why.. any halfway educated person could see that.. hello!!!! OIL SPILL you know that shit destroying the lives of so many in the south.. guess who de-regulated the oil industry's safety procedures.. hmmmm.. George W. Bush that's who…Mr. Oil industry himself..
    anything that a president does takes time to manifest.. that's why the things that Obama is doing to HELP our nation for once will help it just takes time.. just like the shit GWB did to devistate our nation have been surfacing lately..
    the only time people like GWB was in the beginning when we were seeing the residual effects from the Clinton administration.. unfortunatly some people like you are too ignorant to understand that is how politics works..

  50. 50

    Re: queen_0f_p0p – @48- Even though every President has redecorated…don't you think it's in bad taste to advertise it when a great deal of people can't pay their mortgage? Can't pay their car payments? Can't find jobs or they have been laid off? People who are struggling really don't give a flying fuck about his new drapes and it's irritating to see him redecorating when our country is basically bankrupt. You may not agree with me…but can you at least see why it would bother people?

  51. 51

    Re: gigibon – Agreed

  52. 52

    Dear Captain Kickass and Moochy,
    This looks like the Washington DC office of a Saudi or Egyptian Ambassador. Slightly less garrish, than they usually have, in their home office.
    Every single day, more people see you turning your back on "American stuff". All American colors gone from our sacred Oval Office.
    This will only galvanzie more and more Americans against you.
    This just reminds Americans what an alien we have in our White House. You and Moochy are the gift that keeps on giving to yourselves and your "You Owe Me A Living Tribe".
    Nothing changes folks, unless we vote these people out.
    It's our only opportunity for our voices to be heard in November.
    It has to be massive, to counter our 3rd-world voting apparatus.

  53. 53

    Bland, blah, and boring. Terrific waste of time and money. Just more bread and circuses.

  54. 54

    does no one remember the press complaining that there weren't enough american symbols in the oval office.. well now that he redecorates you wanna bitch some more.. get over it.. it's one freakin room it's not like he redecorated the whole white house

  55. 55

    Re: luvs2tango – hey idiot, i never asked for a reply from you. don't flatter yourself.

  56. 56

    Re: queen_0f_p0p – "I'm glad the President ended the Iraq War."
    Iraqii's aren't glad. 60% are scared shitless and wished we were staying.

  57. 57

    Re: berrybaby – oh my God, thank you so much for your words of wisdom and insight. it has totally changed my entire way of thinking. instead of actually believing facts and the truth i will from now on live in happy fantasy world like you. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. 58

    Re: AttFinch – It has nothing to do with living in your so called "fantasy land". It has to do with being open minded. If I live in a fantasy land that means that everybody is an asshole. With saying that your looking more bigoted then any one your pointing fingers at. You can't honestly say that every Democrat is right and every Republican is wrong. Because if you can honestly say that your worse then them all.

  59. 59

    Re: berrybaby – I love your cocktail drink in your avatar! Wish I was on my third drink of it…you really need some alcohol to tolerate AssFaceFinch's ideology.
    Before you know it, you'll follow my lead, and be using this uber uncouth adjective, 'cvnt', but it just fits her.
    I'm drinking "Sidecars" for the November election.
    Equal parts Cointreau, brandy, and fresh lemon juice.
    Served in a sugar-rimmed, frozen martini glass.
    As insane as a martini, but goes down like nectar.
    Either way, being plastered sounds good for election night.
    Too many calories to drink very often, dammit to hell.

  60. 60

    Where are all the "shovel ready projects" Imam obama promised with the trillions in spending? Have you noticed any of the new roads and the infrastructure upgrades obama promised?

    My community is now a utopia with full employment, new roads and schools, just as the Imam promised.

  61. 61

    Re: berrybaby – oh i'm sorry, your not a hateful person, you just vote for them.

  62. 62

    Re: DaRockz – Im so sick and tired of people playing that old, worn out race card. Whenever someone doesn't like anything about a black person, racism is blamed. How about Obama being an epic failure in every way possible? It's way past time to still be blaming Bush. Go to the CBS poll where the latest figures I saw were 74% disapproval rating. Is it because nobody likes the job he's not doing or we're all so stupid we don't approve simply because he's part black. He's not even black. He's biracial!

  63. 63

    Re: berrybaby – hey dumb fuck, when did i say anything about democrats?

  64. 64

    Well… on the bright side he'll get to enjoy it for only 2 more years.. LOL.

  65. 65

    the eagle facing different directions is an urban legend people
    come on

  66. 66

    Redecorating during a double-dip recession?!? I am sure not many of my fellow Americans are having the priviledge to do that now. I am interested to see what the total was for that redo. Our tax dollars at work….right….

  67. 67

    Hey, well, shit on everything else, but the oval office gotsta be SLAMMIN'

  68. uyeah says – reply to this


    Re: DaRockz – You are a complete moron. Can't say one intelligent thing just libtard crap.

  69. 69

    So they replaced the smelly presidue/Monica Lewinsky carpet from the Clinton era? I guess that makes sense. But honestly, who does wallpaper anymore??? They should have used Candice Olsen from HGTV to decorate.

  70. 70

    Re: AttFinch – don't worry berry baby or whatever the hell name it is obviously doesn't actually understand politics at all.. she thinks that as soon as a president gets in office he waves a magical wand and all the damage that the last president has done just dissapears.. the only reason that bush was re-elected was because things looked good because we were seeing the residual effects from Clinton.. now people are saying they don't approve of Obama because we are still seeing residual effects of bush..
    any person with a brain could see it.. but once you've read and watched too much Sarah Palin your brain begins to melt I guess
    not all republicans are bad that is the only thing that bitch said that has any merit..
    just the ones who don't know what they are talking about that come here an copy and paste bullshit propaganda from right wing idiot websites
    like berry baby and loves2tango..
    and Whaaaambulance
    it is not pulling the race card it is an observation that moronic people tend to blame his race, color, or throw muslim slurs out there.. read through the posts.. people are ignorant.. you might not be who knows but the majority of these idiots are

  71. 71

    Re: lorrielovesparties – UGH! I hope they cleaned that white stuff up off the ceiling and walls that President Clinton left behind. What was that stuff anyway!

  72. 72

    LOL I can't help but see that the beige brings out the details in the desk.