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2012-11-23 10:52:31 AM  
images.tvrage.com

Grover Cleveland sucks WHAT?!?!
 
2012-11-23 10:55:22 AM  
I still have a matchbook from Nixon's 68 campaign

/you dolt
 
2012-11-23 11:30:30 AM  
Interesting.

Here it is deslidified for those who hate subby for not automatically linking to it.
 
2012-11-23 11:47:52 AM  
My favorite is the JFK wine bottle stopper.

i105.photobucket.com

There's a convenient pour spout in the back.

/window seat please
 
2012-11-23 02:43:19 PM  
toes?
 
2012-11-23 02:52:00 PM  
OK, those are hysterical. What we've got today are boring and unimaginative compared to the 1841 Harrison hair comb.
 
2012-11-23 03:04:24 PM  
talkingpointsmemo.com

Apparently, political cartoons didn't make any sense then, either.
 
2012-11-23 03:04:48 PM  
Wow, I didn't know that they had totebaggers back in 1920, (Totebagger may refer to a complacent liberal who thinks that donating to Public Broadcasting and receiving a free tote bag helps solve national and world problems).

"Votes For Women" canvas bag, ca. 1920

talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2012-11-23 03:07:04 PM  
Obligatory

www.galactanet.com
 
2012-11-23 03:18:47 PM  

HairBolus: Wow, I didn't know that they had totebaggers back in 1920, (Totebagger may refer to a complacent liberal who thinks that donating to Public Broadcasting and receiving a free tote bag helps solve national and world problems).

"Votes For Women" canvas bag, ca. 1920

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 415x462]


Totebagger? How fetch!
 
2012-11-23 03:20:05 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I still have a matchbook from Nixon's 68 campaign

/you dolt


I have a handful of Wallace/Le May bumper stickers from that same campaign year.
 
2012-11-23 03:20:20 PM  

Gyrfalcon: OK, those are hysterical. What we've got today are boring and unimaginative compared to the 1841 Harrison hair comb.


I don't know, the Joe Biden beer cozy is pretty awesome.

t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-11-23 03:21:49 PM  
I want a Vote for Taft belt buckle dangly thing.
 
2012-11-23 03:23:04 PM  
When I first voted in the 1970s, they still had lever styled machines similar to that McKinley-Roosevelt demonstrator.
 
2012-11-23 03:40:17 PM  
that bosnian sniper: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I still have a matchbook from Nixon's 68 campaign

/you dolt

I have a handful of Wallace/Le May bumper stickers from that same campaign year.


Zombie Wallace '16
 
2012-11-23 03:46:48 PM  
The small coin at the end struck me as odd. It says "Jefferson Davis" on it and has a man hanging from the gallows. Apparently the reverse says "Death to Traitors", so we're to assume that was a traitor being hung. But if you only see the obverse, you'd think it was suggesting the hanging of Davis.

http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/tokens-tags/151280-jefferson-davis- 1 861-death-traitors-need-id.html
 
2012-11-23 03:47:31 PM  
I've got a ticket to the 1892 Republican Convention and a thimble for Coolidge and whoever his running mate was.
 
2012-11-23 03:48:15 PM  

ndubyaj: The small coin at the end struck me as odd. It says "Jefferson Davis" on it and has a man hanging from the gallows. Apparently the reverse says "Death to Traitors", so we're to assume that was a traitor being hung. But if you only see the obverse, you'd think it was suggesting the hanging of Davis.

http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/tokens-tags/151280-jefferson-davis- 1 861-death-traitors-need-id.html


Whoops, this isn't Facebook. Link
 
2012-11-23 03:56:06 PM  
Plugola ...

For anyone interested in learning about and collecting political memorbilia, check out the American Political Items Collectors.
 
2012-11-23 04:21:35 PM  
i read that as "grover norquist"
 
2012-11-23 04:22:40 PM  

that bosnian sniper: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I still have a matchbook from Nixon's 68 campaign

/you dolt

I have a handful of Wallace/Le May bumper stickers from that same campaign year.


I'll raise you a modest-sized paper sack of McGovern buttons. I keep them to remind myself that the fools who voted overwhelmingly for Nixon in 1972 got exactly what they asked for -- good and hard. Nixon was the fault of the 61% of the electorate who voted for him, and I'm never gonna let them forget it.
 
2012-11-23 04:27:10 PM  
You know, we don't seem to do semi-scandalous campaign jingles anymore. My favorite has always been from 1884.

Cleveland supporters:
"Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine,
Continental liar from the State of Maine!"

Blaine supporters:
"Ma, ma, where's my pa?
Gone to the White House, hah, hah, hah!"
 
2012-11-23 04:33:57 PM  
Wait, there was a Progressive Party?.
 
2012-11-23 04:34:55 PM  

ultraholland: toes?


I can get you a toe.

Dalrint: I want a Vote for Taft belt buckle dangly thing.


I carved mine out of an onion.
 
2012-11-23 04:43:35 PM  

CygnusDarius: Wait, there was a Progressive Party?.


Yup. Also called the Bull Moose Party.
 
2012-11-23 04:57:24 PM  
a.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-23 05:11:14 PM  

Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: Plugola ...

For anyone interested in learning about and collecting political memorbilia, check out the American Political Items Collectors.


I liked the picture of the guy with the two bottles. Bonus: my grandfather was friends with both presidential candidates.
 
2012-11-23 05:11:56 PM  

Gyrfalcon: OK, those are hysterical. What we've got today are boring and unimaginative compared to the 1841 Harrison hair comb.


I did really like these items you could get from the Obama campaign online store:

assets.bostatic.com

Whar birf certificat? On my coffee mug, biatch.
 
2012-11-23 05:20:02 PM  

HairBolus: Wow, I didn't know that they had totebaggers back in 1920, (Totebagger may refer to a complacent liberal who thinks that donating to Public Broadcasting and receiving a free tote bag helps solve national and world problems).

"Votes For Women" canvas bag, ca. 1920

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 415x462]


PROTIP: If you have to explain the punchline, it isn't f*cking funny.
 
2012-11-23 05:22:51 PM  
"VOTE for Warren G. Harding - He's attractive and successful!!!"

/one drop rule
 
2012-11-23 05:25:32 PM  
Seeing Adlai Stephenson running as William Jennings Bryan's VP really threw me. Apparently there were multiple Democratic politicians named Adlai Stephenson.
 
2012-11-23 05:29:10 PM  
Anybody else see "Grover Norquist Sucks"?
 
2012-11-23 05:31:29 PM  

whistleridge: Interesting.

Here it is deslidified for those who hate subby for not automatically linking to it.


Thank you. I made it to the 4th slide and gave up.
/Damn you Subby
 
2012-11-23 05:41:52 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Gyrfalcon: OK, those are hysterical. What we've got today are boring and unimaginative compared to the 1841 Harrison hair comb.

I don't know, the Joe Biden beer cozy is pretty awesome.

[t3.gstatic.com image 270x187]


Totes stepped up for the 'Made In America' coffee cup, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Boss made me take it home from work though. He did find it amusing, and asked nicely.
 
2012-11-23 05:44:18 PM  

Kevin72: When I first voted in the 1970s, they still had lever styled machines similar to that McKinley-Roosevelt demonstrator.


Look at some of the names on there, and then tell me how political dynasties are a totally new thing.
 
2012-11-23 05:45:21 PM  

Wally Weaver: Seeing Adlai Stephenson running as William Jennings Bryan's VP really threw me. Apparently there were multiple Democratic politicians named Adlai Stephenson.


Three so far, and a journalist.
 
2012-11-23 05:45:56 PM  

Hunter_Worthington: Anybody else see "Grover Norquist Sucks"?


I think by this point nearly everyone can see that.
 
2012-11-23 05:49:02 PM  

FloydA: Wally Weaver: Seeing Adlai Stephenson running as William Jennings Bryan's VP really threw me. Apparently there were multiple Democratic politicians named Adlai Stephenson.

Three so far, and a journalist.


Richard Saunders: "VOTE for Warren G. Harding - He's attractive and successful!!!"

/one drop rule


That's one of the most fascinating slanders in all of American politics, right up there with the first guy who may not have been born in the US.
 
2012-11-23 05:56:23 PM  

MFAWG:

That's one of the most fascinating slanders in all of American politics, right up there with the first guy who may not have been born in the US.


George Washington?
 
2012-11-23 05:58:10 PM  

CygnusDarius: Wait, there was a Progressive Party?.


Governor John Rogers of Washington State was a Progressive, at a time when the Republicans owned the city of Seattle.
 
2012-11-23 06:06:22 PM  

MFAWG: Kevin72: When I first voted in the 1970s, they still had lever styled machines similar to that McKinley-Roosevelt demonstrator.

Look at some of the names on there, and then tell me how political dynasties are a totally new thing.


Kennedy....new?
Preston Bush......new?
Jesse Jackson Jr....dynasty?
Hillary Clinton 2016.....dynasty?
Taft, Adlai Stevenson, Roosevelt....where are their dynasties now?

No one is arguing that dynasties are a new thing. If anything, dynasties are a thing of the past. Or will be over when Hillary beats Jeb in 2016 unless Jeb wins in 2020. America's just too big and diverse for dynasties in the true sense. So when we get two Clintons, ooooooo booga booga a dynasty!! 1!
 
2012-11-23 06:10:01 PM  

BMulligan: CygnusDarius: Wait, there was a Progressive Party?.

Governor John Rogers of Washington State was a Progressive, at a time when the Republicans owned the city of Seattle.


Teddy Roosevelt called himself progressive, and his politics is the very model for resurrecting the term.
 
2012-11-23 06:20:28 PM  

mksmith: You know, we don't seem to do semi-scandalous campaign jingles anymore. My favorite has always been from 1884.

Cleveland supporters:
"Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine,
Continental liar from the State of Maine!"

Blaine supporters:
"Ma, ma, where's my pa?
Gone to the White House, hah, hah, hah!"



Not quite.
Blaine supporters before the election: "Ma, Ma, Where's Pa?"
Cleveland supporters after the election: Ma, ma ...pa? Gone to the White House, ha ha ha".
 
2012-11-23 06:30:31 PM  
I picked up one each of the 7-11 Obama & Romney political coffee cups.

I inadvertently damaged the Romney one just a bit.

Dunno if they'll ever be collector items, but it was fun filling them up.

The Obama one got Columbian coffee with sugar, hazelnut syrup and a metric assload of cinnamon because I love cinnamon in my hot coffee.

The Romney one got decaf with not-saccarin synthetic sweetners and a dollop of LOLwhoops I forgot what flavour dietetic syrup and it tasted decent until it got cold.

7-11 coffee is really not all that bad.
 
2012-11-23 06:50:00 PM  
this past election was the first time i did not see yard signs, bumper stickers, t shirts, pins -- nothing. nothing at all. it was as if someone decided to take all the fun and fanfare out of the pomp and circumstance. the only feedback i got on this observation was someone saying they felt people were afraid to show their opinion because their car (etcetera) would get vandalized.

ain't no swag for a workin man.
 
2012-11-23 09:34:22 PM  

MFAWG: FloydA: Wally Weaver: Seeing Adlai Stephenson running as William Jennings Bryan's VP really threw me. Apparently there were multiple Democratic politicians named Adlai Stephenson.

Three so far, and a journalist.

Richard Saunders: "VOTE for Warren G. Harding - He's attractive and successful!!!"

/one drop rule

That's one of the most fascinating slanders in all of American politics, right up there with the first guy who may not have been born in the US.


When I first read about the claims, I was all, like... jeesh... some things never change.

/as far as i know, harding never denied it
 
2012-11-23 09:38:11 PM  
Paper lanterns need to have a comeback.

But honestly, I don't think you can beat the Barack Obama dildo for political Americana merch. It's not official, but... in what other country in the world are there political sex toys? (If you're thinking "Berlusconi", stop. Stop.)

As long as we're on unofficial political merch: this anti-Trudeau board game was an actual, purchasable product in the 80s in Canada.



Ah, back when Canadians gave a fark about politics. Or at least, back when Western Canadians were so pissed about Trudeau that someone was actually able to market this, widely. The way it works is you play until you lose all your money and bonds to the government, and you pick up chance cards that highlight failings of Trudeau, IIRC. (I haven't played this game since I was like, 9. It sucks.)
 
2012-11-23 09:39:09 PM  

bobbette: Paper lanterns need to have a comeback.

But honestly, I don't think you can beat the Barack Obama dildo for political Americana merch. It's not official, but... in what other country in the world are there political sex toys? (If you're thinking "Berlusconi", stop. Stop.)

As long as we're on unofficial political merch: this anti-Trudeau board game was an actual, purchasable product in the 80s in Canada.



Ah, back when Canadians gave a fark about politics. Or at least, back when Western Canadians were so pissed about Trudeau that someone was actually able to market this, widely. The way it works is you play until you lose all your money and bonds to the government, and you pick up chance cards that highlight failings of Trudeau, IIRC. (I haven't played this game since I was like, 9. It sucks.)


Oops, image thrown away.

cf.geekdo-images.com

There it is.
 
2012-11-23 10:19:48 PM  
When I was a teenager, I was at a fleamarket and saw a political pin that I wish like heck I bought. It is from the FDR time and it said, "No Man Is Good Three times"

End my misery, Farkers, who was this candidate?
 
2012-11-23 11:28:00 PM  

Shirley Ujest: When I was a teenager, I was at a fleamarket and saw a political pin that I wish like heck I bought. It is from the FDR time and it said, "No Man Is Good Three times"

End my misery, Farkers, who was this candidate?


Shirley Ujest: When I was a teenager, I was at a fleamarket and saw a political pin that I wish like heck I bought. It is from the FDR time and it said, "No Man Is Good Three times"

End my misery, Farkers, who was this candidate?


I believe it was Alf Landon.
 
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