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

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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

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

  • superfecta

    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

    One of these things is not like the others…

  • Theta

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

  • tremendous

    world champions of what?

  • nurple

    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

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

  • PeteJayhawk v2.0

    They forgot about one one thing: Philly Fans.


  • JoeFannyPack

    One more reason to HATE the Phillies.

    (signed a sad Met fan)

  • rmontcal

    McCain is all, “Why can’t us?”

  • SayItWithWookies

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

  • magic titty

    The Mac is back, yall.

  • Servo

    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

    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

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

  • Deepthroat

    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

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


  • Schadenfried

    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

    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

    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

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

  • mattbolt

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

  • nurple

    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

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

  • JamesMichaelCurley

    [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

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

  • masterdebater

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

  • Dreamer

    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

    [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

    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

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

  • mattbolt

    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

    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

    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

    She could do more by committing an Inuit ritual suicide.

  • Neon Trotsky

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

  • V572625694

    [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
  • WadISay

    [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

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

  • Miller

    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

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

  • Charlie Tuna

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

  • FreshCliches

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

  • FreshCliches

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

  • Iggy

    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

    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

    [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

    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

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