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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Off to a Blazing Start

posted by on May 13 at 15:41 PM

Republicans, facing a pretty bleak November, are about to launch their new razzle-dazzle slogan for the 2008 election:

In a memo to be sent to Republican members today, the leadership hints at a new slogan building on the change message that has already been shown to have political resonance with a public unhappy with the nation’s direction.

It looks like Republicans will counter the Democratic push for change from the years of the Bush administration with their own pledge to deliver, drum roll please, “the change you deserve.” The first element of the party agenda developed over the past few months by the leadership and select party members will focus on family issues.

“The change you deserve.” Well done boys…except, well, there’s this, which was pointed out by Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post:

What the GOP doesn’t seem to realize, because they are idiots, is that “the change you deserve” is the registered advertising slogan of Effexor XR.

Effexor XR is an anti-depressant. Genius!

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They'll have to go back to the original first draft, which was, "You're gonna get what's coming to you!"

Posted by pox | May 13, 2008 4:02 PM

The Republican Party: Bow Down Before the Ones you Serve--You're Gonna Get what you Deserve!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 13, 2008 4:11 PM

I am not a republican. And yet, yesterday I got in the mail a republican national census that I'm supposed to fill out. A limited number of these were sent to faithful republicans and it is my duty to represent republicans and fill it out...

Posted by PopTart | May 13, 2008 4:22 PM

Strange ... at Real Clear Politics, the GOP insiders are mostly thinking they'll be going back to the Permanent Minority status they held from 1914 to 1982 ... and that's a much more accurate reaction.

Forty Years in the Wilderness - this is your fate, Red Bushies.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 13, 2008 4:34 PM

trust me, the irony will be lost on both the GOP & their faithful voters, not to mention the "hard working white blue collar voter". irony is an elitist liberal thing.

Posted by max solomon | May 13, 2008 4:35 PM

What was wrong with "Republicans -- For Tired Blood"?

Posted by Fnarf | May 13, 2008 4:56 PM

I'm sorry, but McCain's face next to the slogan "the change you deserve" isn't a campaign rally cry, it's an adult diaper ad.

Posted by Dougsf | May 13, 2008 6:15 PM

Did nobody in the Republican party see the irony in getting people excited about change when they're what we're changing from?

When Obama woops McCain's wrinkly white ass in November we'll get the change we deserve.

Posted by Colin | May 14, 2008 11:04 AM

You know Will, I would like to believe what you just said but since you've failed reading comprehension numerous times and tend to state whatever thing pops into your brain as fact, I can't.

Posted by Donolectic | May 14, 2008 12:25 PM

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