Obama supporters have come up with a not so new and not so unique way of showing their dedication to their leader. Its called the Sign of Progress. Read about it below, see photos and a couple of videos thrown in for good measure.

I admit that when I first saw this, I thought it was a joke. I thought some right-winger had some photoshop fun. I thought wrong. This is actually the new Obama salute, or Obama hand sign, or Obama super secret handshake. In the tradition of the other Stalinist-type posters and style that the left has taken such a liking to lately, we have the new Sign of Progress.

I kid you not!

An Obama worshiper by the name of Husong came up with the idea.

“Our goal is to see a crowd of 75,000 people at Obama’s nomination speech holding their hands above their heads, fingers laced together in support of a new direction for this country, a renewed hope, and acceptance of responsibility for our future,” says rick husong, owner of the loyalty, inc.

“We thought, ‘Let’s try and start a movement where even while walking down the street, people would hold up the O and you would know that they were for Obama.’ ”

“You interlace your hands in a circle, the interlacing being a symbol of different types of people coming together and the circle a symbol of unity,” he says.

Husong is urging people to download it and print it on posters and t-shirts. “We want to see it everywhere, but more importantly we want this sign to take the world by storm.”

Some say its kind of a Star Trekkie kind of thing. Some say its more along the lines of Pink Floyd. Some say its got to be the bottom circle of the Obama Nut Roasting Inferno (I just liked that line!). And someone brought up ‘vertical goatse’. THAT seriously scared me! Honest to G-D! Another one sees goatse.

And one couldn’t get the thing to upload right side up – or would that be left side up?

Sign of Progress – Video