Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Who are the ad wizards who came up with that one?

First there was the prison-stripe-wearing, wide-stanced, year-humping elephant logo for the Republican convention. Now the Republicans have rolled out a new slogan that's sure to convince the country get onboard the Republilove train. But there's a wee problem.
In today's New York Times' Caucus blog, Carl Hulse reports that House Republicans have got themselves a brand-new slogan:
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.
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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, a drug that many of you might have started taking as a result of all the...you know -- terrorism. (Hat tip to Bluestem for catching this gem.)

Effexor, also known as Venlafaxine, is approved for the treatment "of depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder in adults." Its common side effects are very much in keeping with the world the House Republicans have striven to build: nausea, apathy, constipation, fatigue, vertigo, sexual dysfunction, sweating, memory loss, and - and I swear I am not making this up - "electric shock-like sensations also called 'brain zaps.'"
Beyond that, don't forget that word they've added: deserve.

Republicans don't think homeowners deserve help in the housing crisis. They don't think veterans deserve a G.I. Bill that would actually, you know, cover college. They don't think the American public deserves to be listened to on issues. Hell, they don't even think that mothers deserve Mother's Day more than they deserve to play politics.

So, when it comes down to it, how much change do Republicans probably think you deserve? Not much.

2 Comments:

Blogger CommonsenseinAmerica said...

Why do democrats and liberals feel that the government must fix the housing problems that americans got themselves into. When we go to purchase a home we are told the terms of the loan. If you are too stupid to understand it then don't buy a home. If you cannot afford it then don't buy it but don't expect the government to fix your stupidity. Republicans are also for improving the GI Bill and benefits to the military so don't try to spin your opinions in attempt to get others to follow your apperant lack of education in politics and economics.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Nitpicker said...

Um, your party thinks that Bear Stearns needs a bailout, but there should be no help to homeowners. Please explain.

The American Legion(!) sides with Democrats on the G.I. Bill and opposes the McCain(Bush) alternative. Discuss.

12:57 PM  

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