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9/12/2020

The Democrats Do What the Democrats Tend to Do

Filed under: General — JVW @ 6:37 am



[guest post by JVW]

Because I slid a few bucks to My Little Aloha Sweetie and to the Crazy Cute Hippie Chick in order to help their odds of remaining in the primary debates, I now find myself on the Democrat National Committee’s email list. Every day, usually multiple times I day, I am sent a message ostensibly from some party hack like Nancy Pelosi or Tom Perez, or else some candidate desperate to raise money like John Hickenlooper, or even from staffers writing on behalf of Kamala Harris or Joe Biden. Inevitably they question my fealty to progressive causes and the Democrat party (and rightfully so!) and ask me to donate time or money or both to the party’s candidates. It’s nothing unusual: I got the same thing from the GOP back when I was registered in that party.

But Democrats being Democrats, I was hit with what I thought was a really obnoxious ad earlier this evening, very badly targeted to a crude schlub like my own self. Carrying the subject line “19 of the country’s top designers have come together to create clothing in support of Joe Biden and Democrats” it was an exercise in the obnoxious trendiness of the party of the cool, hip, and glamorous. Since I have become something of an expert on campaign merchandise, I just knew I had to take a closer look. Here’s a gander at the insufferable twee wokeness of the fashionista left:

Believe in Better

Hey, I’m the first to admit that I know virtually nothing about modern fashion, but the names of the “19 of the country’s top designers” were absolutely unknown to me with the exception of one, Vera Wang. But these fashion mavens who generally create high-end fashion that can run in the five figures (all five of them, incidentally, coming to the left of the decimal point) appear to have given their least talented sub-sub-sub assistants the task of designing affordable campaign merchandise that only costs about what Joe and Jill Biden report giving to charity every couple of months in years when he isn’t on a Presidential ticket, or, to use a more generationally-appropriate comparison, what Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Rourke of El Paso report giving on average every three weeks.

So when you’re looking for that great designer campaign piece in the $60 range, you can go with this Vera Wang hooded sweatshirt:

Vera Wang

Or, if it is far too warm where you live to don a hoodie, you can go with this Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez t-shirt whose inspiration they ripped-off — sorry, I mean borrowed — from midcentury American artist Jasper Johns:

Jack and Lazaro

But if you’re down to your last few bucks yet don’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between 19 of the country’s top designers and the Biden-Harris campaign, perhaps you can spring for this fashionable — yet functional! — facemask from Monique Péan, which Dinosaur Joe would force you to wear until November were it not for that pesky Constitution:

Pean facemask

You can see the rest of the swag from designers such as Brett Heyman, Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, Carly Cushine and other notables (I’ll take their word for it!) of the fashion world here. While they are all certainly better than the “I was that little girl” t-shirt from the Harris campaign, none of them hold a candle to the bitchin’ LGBTQ tank-top that the Biden campaign rolled out during last year’s Pride Week.

– JVW

31 Responses to “The Democrats Do What the Democrats Tend to Do”

  1. So the best that famed designer Vera Wang could come up with is a blue hoodie with a very pedestrian logo? I could probably do a knock-off of that for less than $20 per unit.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  2. I’m in a similar situation, JVW, but from the other side. Back in 2016 I sent a few dollars to support Fiorina’s campaign, and somehow that got me on the Republican mailing list (though I’ve been an independent for most of my adult life). Compared to the solicitations I’m getting with deadening regularity from the Trump campaign, these ads from the Democrats seem downright classy.

    Roger (a5bda3)

  3. “Unity” mask. Apparently the one thing that can unify America right now is our willingness to surrender our freedom in the name of “safety.” Cute.

    Gryph (f63000)

  4. if one could only avail themselves of the thousand currents extortion scheme, and make sure that your competition, small businesses is throttled by provincial moffs like cuomo and whitmer,

    bolivar de gris (7404b5)

  5. dave cullen, the irish curmudgeon, at computing forever, agrees with you gryph,

    bolivar de gris (7404b5)

  6. designing affordable campaign merchandise that only costs about what Joe and Jill Biden report giving to charity every couple of months in years when he isn’t on a Presidential ticket, or, to use a more generationally-appropriate comparison, what Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Rourke of El Paso report giving on average every three weeks.

    Heh.

    Dana (292df6)

  7. The only statement I want to make with my clothes is that I am not naked. The fashion industry defines fatal frivolity as far as I’m concerned.

    nk (1d9030)

  8. Where is the hair sniffer version?

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  9. “19 of the country’s top designers”

    And they came up with a tie dye t-shirt? lol

    Hoi Polloi (dc4124)

  10. I am surprised the blouses aren’t tank tops, to allow Joe to fondle shoulders with greater titillation.

    Hoi Polloi (dc4124)

  11. Consider what happens to you if you wear a red hat.

    Bolivar di griz (7404b5)

  12. Rob and Hoi,
    I’m pretty appalled you are terribly concerned by Biden’s hair sniffing while not ever bringing up Trump’s numerous rapes. You guys are gross.

    nate (5efffe)

  13. There’s some good Trump stuff, too.
    The toilet brush.
    The coffee mug.
    The action figure.
    Or something to hang on your wall.

    Paul Montagu (ad6b35)

  14. Consider what happens to you if you wear a red hat.

    I’ll ask the Cardinals fans I know.

    nk (1d9030)

  15. The swastika used to be a Navajo, Hindu and Buddhist symbol too.

    nk (1d9030)

  16. Not to mention white robes.

    nk (1d9030)

  17. The swastika used to be a Navajo, Hindu and Buddhist symbol too.

    It still is.

    Mattsky (55d339)

  18. now that cervantes, and hans christian eng, are fair game,

    bolivar de gris (7404b5)

  19. Because I slid a few bucks to My Little Aloha Sweetie and to the Crazy Cute Hippie Chick in order to help their odds of remaining in the primary debates

    I warned you!

    This is why I’ve so far resisted the temptation to toss Nimble Joe a few bucks to punch Low-ratings Donnie in the nose.

    During and immediately after the GOP convention I was getting a dozen or more frantic texts a day from Trump family members, giving me one “final chance” after another to get on the list of Trump’s top donors. It got to be too many for me to fire back insults at, so I finally replied STOP, which seems to have worked.

    Dave (1bb933)

  20. Big the fnck deal. Some people care about designer sh*t, some don’t. Too bad everyone isn’t like you.

    Kyle (a00aa2)

  21. Your Dad may have sold Chevys, Joe, but half a century in government and you’ve has forgotten what marketing is all about.

    Only suckers wear another firms logo without “paying for use of the hall.”

    Joe: you have to pay ME to wear your advertising and logos in and on ‘my space.’ Trump sent me a Covid-stimulus cash. ‘Plagiarize’ that concept and get out you checkbook, Joe.

    ‘Love For Sale’ – Cole Porter, 1930

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  22. Doesn’t “G.I.” stand for “government issue??
    With apologies to Hasbro:

    ‘G.I. Joe! G.I. Joe; Hiding Man from head to toe; on the land, on the sea, in the air!”

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  23. But BIDEN HAS A PLAN! He’s going to mobilize the entire government in getting everyone vaccinated against this virus! Something Trump has so far failed to do!

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  24. For the life of me, I read “Monica” face mask, and wondered where the hole would go.

    Too soon?

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  25. The Flag Tee is a copyright violation and Jasper Johns is still alive. Hope he sues. But I guess they had to change the colors since red, white and blue are racist.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  26. I’m betting that the US Attorney is opening an investigation as we speak. Not. Maybe he could appoint Daniel D’Souza as special master.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  27. BTW, retired people usually check a box that says “retired” not “unemployed” if such is offered. This might explain a discrepancy, but it wouldn’t seem to have the legs.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  28. Big the fnck deal. Some people care about designer sh*t, some don’t. Too bad everyone isn’t like you.

    Kyle (a00aa2) — 9/12/2020 @ 11:34 am

    Whoah! Was it the $45 bandana that got you so riled? A little too Ralph Laurenish for your tastes? I bet it was.

    Dana (292df6)

  29. 21. Don’t hold it in, Kyle. Tell us how you really feel.

    Gryph (f63000)


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