Republicans Can Make Jokes, Too: Funny Romney Election GearCarolyn Castiglia
Tonight’s the night: Mitt Romney will accept the nomination for President at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The RNC has been quite “buzzy” so far; the theme of Tuesday night’s RNC speeches was “We Built It,” in response to a comment President Obama made about government-built infrastructure supporting private sector businesses. Last night, VP-pick Paul Ryan took the stage and made several accusations about the Obama presidency, six of which have been fact-checked and refuted by CBS News. The Obama campaign called Ryan’s speech “brazen” and noted in an email to supporters, “Last night, Paul Ryan brazenly lied to the country. Repeatedly. He lied about Medicare. He lied about Obamacare. He even attacked President Obama for a GM plant that closed while George W. Bush was still President.”
While soliciting for donations, the Obama campaign told supporters, “Republicans and their corporate Super PAC allies are going to repeat all those lies you heard last night ad nauseam. Romney’s campaign has already admitted that they won’t let their campaign ‘be dictated by fact-checkers.'” Nor will the Romney campaign be funded by the types of microdonations that worked so well for the Obama campaign in 2008. That may be why the Romney campaign store isn’t stocked with clever gear meant to entice supporters to donate the way Obama store is, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t funny gear out there for Romney supporters. It’s just that much of it has been created by sources outside of the campaign. Here’s a look at some of the political humor Republicans are using this election:
Moms Drive the Economy 1 of 7Get it? For your mini-van full of five boys? You could dissect the various implications of this idea for days.
Bumper sticker, $5.50, Romney store
Super Fan 2 of 7This isn't a joke, per se, but I find Romney co-opting youth culture funny.
Tee, $30, Romney store
Government Didn’t Build My Business 3 of 7
Obama Will Eat Me 4 of 7In his autobiography, Dreams from My Father, the President mentioned eating dog meat once while he was a boy in Indonesia as part of a strange array of cuisine offered to him, including snake and grasshopper. This fact was dug up in response to Romney locking his dog in a crate on the roof of his car.
Bumper sticker, $5, Cafe Press
Better in the Crate… 5 of 7Than on the plate. Agreed.
Pin, $4, Cafe Press
Mitt Is The Shit 6 of 7As you can imagine, there are also anti-Romney slogans involving poo, as well.
Shirt, $24, Cafe Press
2 Legit to Mitt 7 of 7
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