TRICKERY  11:05 am November 4, 2008

Vote McCain/Palin, Win Baseball Championships All Over Again!

by Jim Newell

Here’s a poster spotted in Philadelphia which claims to have been paid for by the “Republican Federal Committee of Pennsylvania Victory 2008″ (full size.) These folks at RFCPV2K8 (MEMORIZE IT — QUIZ LATER) are masters of subliminal messaging. “Oh, that’s right, my favorite baseball team won the big game, and this gave me pleasure,” the average voter will say upon encountering this placard. “I will now vote for these two nuts whose names are on the sign next to that of my favorite baseball team.” [Philadelphia Will Do]


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Neon Trotsky November 4, 2008 at 11:09 am

Pfft, forget Walnuts:
George W. Bush for Commissioner of Major League Baseball ’08

superfecta November 4, 2008 at 11:09 am

Yeah, but then it means SEPTA won’t be able to run again and I’d get stuck at work. At least then I’d be able to blame it on McCain.

Keram2 November 4, 2008 at 11:14 am

One of these things is not like the others…

Theta November 4, 2008 at 11:14 am

I wish the Sox had won, it’d be fun to go around Boston and tear down these stupid signs.

tremendous November 4, 2008 at 11:15 am

world champions of what?

nurple November 4, 2008 at 11:15 am

Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnatti, St. Louis papers report long waits. Atalanta lighter than expected, but had heavy early voting. Kid Twist on the Philadelphia wire says take Bonny Betsy at Saratoga 11 to 4.

Dreadful Gate November 4, 2008 at 11:16 am

Funny seeing a McCranky/Barbie sign printed in red. Is WALNUTS trying to fool us?

PeteJayhawk v2.0 November 4, 2008 at 11:16 am

They forgot about one one thing: Philly Fans.


JoeFannyPack November 4, 2008 at 11:16 am

One more reason to HATE the Phillies.

(signed a sad Met fan)

rmontcal November 4, 2008 at 11:16 am

McCain is all, “Why can’t us?”

SayItWithWookies November 4, 2008 at 11:17 am

[re=163014]Neon Trotsky[/re]: I nominate him for US Ambassador to Iraq.

magic titty November 4, 2008 at 11:18 am

The Mac is back, yall.

Servo November 4, 2008 at 11:19 am

Chew on this, Repubtards. My home team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, beat the Washington Redskins last night. How’s that lump in your throat? Stock up on Zantac, it’s gonna be long night fer y’all.

OffTheRecord November 4, 2008 at 11:20 am

Very off topic but is anyone seeing Caribou Barbie on MSNBC? They clearly took away her fancy clothes. And she looks cold. Suck it, loser.

choinski November 4, 2008 at 11:21 am

CNN right now- Palin just votedfand is addressing reporters – oddly, she sounds intelligent and almost ‘normal’.

Deepthroat November 4, 2008 at 11:23 am

I don’t see a bug on there. I don’t think there’s a bug. Someone call the unions to send out an angry mob.

In case you are not such a true Wonkette:

hockeymom November 4, 2008 at 11:26 am

[re=163060]OffTheRecord[/re]: Palin said this whole experience made her want to “do more” for the country.


Schadenfried November 4, 2008 at 11:27 am

I saw those on the shoulders of Roosevelt Blvd; only saw the Phillies part. Oh, and I also saw some “Another Hillary Democrat for McCain/Palin” signs. Hillary was written in, of course.

I resisted all urge to rip that sign out of the shoulder and throw it into oncoming traffic.

nurple November 4, 2008 at 11:28 am

I can’t see a bug but I see a lot of fine print, which may be a bug. Union mob recalled, sent to Second Breakfast!

rmontcal November 4, 2008 at 11:30 am

Some idiot on CNN’s iReporters just picked her vote by coin toss on video. It was HEADS for Obama. Quarters are in the tank.

Deepthroat November 4, 2008 at 11:31 am

nurple: definitely no bug. Why do John McCain and the Phillies hate America?

mattbolt November 4, 2008 at 11:32 am

Y’know how much it pisses off the rest of the world when US sports leagues call their winners the “World Champions”?

nurple November 4, 2008 at 11:34 am

Little map to the left now has Arkansas leaning repub from firm, Arizona “barely repub”, ohio barely dem. New Jersey, for some reason, is brown.

friendlynerd November 4, 2008 at 11:38 am

Have you not learned that the rest of the world doesn’t matter?

JamesMichaelCurley November 4, 2008 at 11:41 am

[re=163068]Deepthroat[/re]: I look for those on all the stuff I receive in the mail. Count is 100% on Dem material and about 40% on Rep material. The republicans in NJ know not to go to non-union shop.

Josh Fruhlinger November 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

[re=163014]Neon Trotsky[/re]: Bud Selig is probably the only person in America more hated than Bush.

masterdebater November 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

I wonder if the Phillies know they are just pawns of the Klingons.

Dreamer November 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

According to the Weather Network – nature is in the tank for Hopey. The weather looks fab in all the swing states. Hopey’s victory party will be one gigantic outdoor orgy.

dmac November 4, 2008 at 11:45 am

[re=163080]Schadenfried[/re]: Good to hear those are up on the Boulevard, too. Good to hear you made it off the Boulevard without getting into an accident!

[re=163092]mattbolt[/re]: It’s really the only good reason to keep doing it.

FreshCliches November 4, 2008 at 11:46 am

Let’s get Sarah to throw out the first pitch for the Phillies next season. They gave her such a wonderful reception when she dropped the puck at the Flyer’s game a few weeks ago.

Theta November 4, 2008 at 11:47 am

hockeymom: Do more “for” the country? Or “to” the country?

mattbolt November 4, 2008 at 11:47 am

I think Walnuts should’ve run with this “Happy thought, political message slipped in” motif earlier.

Ice cream is delicious… there’ll still be ice cream when you vote McCain/Palin.
Look at this cute puppy. He’s a 6 month old Golden Lab and his name is VoteMcCainPalin.
Remember that time Local Sports Team won the Big Game? What a classic matchup with Divional Rival they had! John McCain loves you.

nurple November 4, 2008 at 11:58 am

Dreamer – I’m not celebrating until the Mighty Leader has been declared President Eternal by the Supreme Presidium. There’s a lot of work ahead!

Deepthroat November 4, 2008 at 11:58 am

JamesMichaelCurley: Yeah, Philly is INSANE for Unions. I ran a state house race down there in 2004 and the lack of a bug on even the smallest piece of propaganda could result in a hammer up your ass or a load of cement in your sunroof.

Servo November 4, 2008 at 12:02 pm

She could do more by committing an Inuit ritual suicide.

Neon Trotsky November 4, 2008 at 12:04 pm

[re=163118]Josh Fruhlinger[/re]: But he’s got almost three months left to change that! I have my fingers crossed…

V572625694 November 4, 2008 at 12:08 pm

[re=163014]Neon Trotsky[/re]: And Condi wants to be NFL commissioner. Between the two of them they could destroy professional sports in this country.

vkladchik November 4, 2008 at 12:08 pm
WadISay November 4, 2008 at 12:13 pm

[re=163060]OffTheRecord[/re]: Well shit, I really wanted to see the Louis Vuitton bag ripped from Piper’s hand on national TV.

Call me Mr. Tibbs November 4, 2008 at 12:31 pm

This is a cool graphic on nytimes showing just how pissed off mccainiacs are right now. suckers…

Miller November 4, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Who can deny McCain’s clutch pitching (best slider in baseball) and that base that Palin stole that a independent tribunal cleared her of any wrongdoing for stealing. They were integral to the Phillies win.

nurple November 4, 2008 at 12:40 pm

I typed “Bond, James Bond” on the Word Train.

Charlie Tuna November 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Anybody swayed by the Phillies/McCain signs are probably not registered to vote.

FreshCliches November 4, 2008 at 12:50 pm

[re=163251]Call me Mr. Tibbs[/re]: TEH TAG CLOUDS R IN TEH TANK!

FreshCliches November 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm

[re=163268]nurple[/re]: We need an organized effort for “BIG SALE ON TRUCK NUTZ!”

Iggy November 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Friends of mine saw this sign in near their polling station in Midtown Village. “Midtown Village” is the new, tourist-friendly name for the neighborhood that is actually known as “The Gayborhood”. Needless to say, there was eye-rolling. Oh, the eye-rolling.

friendlynerd November 4, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Oh this midtown village bullshit needs to stop. Any tourist that would avoid the Gayborhood but shows up in Midtown Village would still run away screaming.

Schadenfried November 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm

[re=163129]dmac[/re]: Yeah, I live along the Boulevard, near two motels. Nothing says home like hearing drunk couples screaming at each other as they walk down the street on Saturday Night. Good times.

Traveler November 4, 2008 at 4:19 pm

We have gotten two robo-calls from these guys (Republican Federal Committee of Pennsylvania) in the last couple of days – which would not be remarkable except for the fact that we live in Baltimore. Maryland. Good use of resources guys.

PerhapsSo November 4, 2008 at 6:11 pm

And yet he will still lose Philly. Philly represent!!!

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