The study of neighbors through their lawn ornaments...
Figure 49. Lowry: Porch pots with a hopeful vision.
"Obama goggles" is the slang term for a phenomenon in which the increased display of passion for President Obama actually lowers political awareness to the point that very little intelligence is used when contemplating Presidential policies. The bespectacled ceramic celebrant pictured in figure 49 indicates that this is the home of an extremely delusional hobby potter who is also a registered Democrat.
The upright Obama-ogler, wearing a heart-shaped shield and holding Old Glory, suggests a new-found hope for a more compassionate "government of the people." The pot with dark glasses intimates that this greater happiness will be available to those who are blind to Obama's shortcomings. The blue glaze dripping down the pot on the right hints at the rain that will "fall on the parade" of persons who approach this presidency with their eyes wide open.