Obama campaign capitalizes on foul-mouthed Biden with profane t-shirts
posted at 1:31 pm on March 24, 2012 by Howard Portnoy
During the 1952 presidential campaign, an enterprising photographer named Bill Gallagher snapped a shot of Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson that showed a gaping hole in the bottom of Stevenson’s shoe. The image quickly became an icon that appeared on t-shirts, lapel pins, and tie tacks. Meant to symbolize the candidate’s everyman quality, the hole-in-the-shoe was a scam, used to obscure the fact that the Illinois governor was a wealthy man with aristocratic tastes.
Not to be outdone, the current Democratic campaign is hawking t-shirts that quote the immortal words of the clownish vice president, who was captured on video remarking to the president that the passage of ObamaCare was a “big f**king deal” (h/t The Blaze.com).
Emblazoned with the message “Health Reform Still a BFD,” the shirt sells for $30 at the Obama campaign website. A promotional paragraph reads, “Stand with President Obama by reminding your friends and family that health care reform is still a BFD.”
Whether health care reform is indeed a BFD will undergo scrutiny beginning Monday, when the Supreme Court hears three days of arguments for and against killing all or part of the law.
Meanwhile, the president himself has remained silent on the law, which recently turned two.
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