经济衰退和美国梦的逐渐破灭，让愤怒的美利坚人民有些不知所以。奥巴马或者是偶然或者是必然的–成为了出气筒和代罪羊。从Shepard Fairey设计的“HOPE”竞选海报，到洛杉矶街头品牌Freshjive推出新款T恤“Hope Is Fading Fast（希望迅速落空）”，设计潮流中既能体现国事。
一向以反讽情色、炮轰政府形象示人的美国街头品牌Freshjive的这一举动无疑为社会的反对呼声更增添戏剧化效果，Freshjive的创始人Rick Katz在07年底为时任总统布什设计一款T恤：”FUCK OFF,BUSH!”,两年后的今天，这款T恤似乎又是一个轮回。
A new offensive has been launched against President Obama, and if it catches on it may make as much noise as a Birther at a Town Hall. It’s the new “Hope Is Fading Fast” t-shirt from LA streetwear company Freshjive — a sad, disappointed take on the iconic “HOPE” poster by Shepard Fairey.
In October 2007，Freshjive founder Katz said, “Really in the end what drives me is making that one t-shirt that says ‘Fuck off, Bush.’” Two years later, he seems to be sending Obama pretty much the same message.