Bumpersticker Slogan Contest

[ Posted Friday, August 24th, 2007 – 16:44 UTC ]

"Immature humorists borrow.
Mature humorists steal."
-- attributed to Mark Twain

While I consider myself neither a humorist nor mature, I've always like that quote, and it seemed an appropriate witticism to open with. Because I'm about to blatantly steal someone else's great idea. Tim Grieve, who writes the War Room blog at Salon, is the author of this great idea.

He recently drew attention to the fact that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (the guys in charge of getting more Democrats elected to the Senate next year) are actually running a campaign bumpersticker contest over at their website. You can enter a slogan (40 character limit) that you think would be the best bumpersticker to use in order to get Democrats elected. (I'm not making this up -- feel free to go to their site and enter a slogan, if you wish.)

Tim ran his own contest on Salon to see what his readers could come up with on their own. But (in my humble opinion), his winners list isn't all that impressive.

There are some amusing ones, to be sure. Here are what I consider the best of his top five for each party (for some reason, I liked numbers two and three from both parties):



3. "GOP in '08! No, seriously!" -- DerekJ.

2. "9/11/2001. 9/11. 911. NineEleven. Boo! GOP in '08." -- monsteroflove.



3. "We Shouldn't Even Need A Slogan." -- ScottyRVA.

2. "Osama Still Has a Job. Do You?" -- myiq2xu.


Now, I don't want to start some sort of inter-website fracas, but I bet Huffington Post readers can come up with better slogans than the Salonites managed. So, HuffPosties, I throw down the same challenge: who can come up with the best bumpersticker slogan for either Democrats or Republicans to use in next year's election?


[I won't hold you to the 40 character limit, but they've got to be short enough to be readable on a bumpersticker.]


Cross-posted at The Huffington Post


-- Chris Weigant


14 Comments on “Bumpersticker Slogan Contest”

  1. [1] 
    fstanley wrote:

    Okay here are a few suggestions:

    1) If you can read this vote Dem in 08

    2) Vote Democratic in 08 and Save the world!

    3) Want to make a difference? Vote Dem in 08

    Not very good but it is time to head out into traffic so I will have a look and see what is already out there!

    Happy Weekend!

  2. [2] 
    CDub wrote:

    Remember America? Earn it! Vote!

  3. [3] 
    CDub wrote:

    It's your country, take it back. Vote DEMOCRAT!

  4. [4] 
    CDub wrote:

    Tired of freedom? DON'T VOTE.

  5. [5] 
    CDub wrote:

    Vote yourself a new future. DEMOCRATS '08

  6. [6] 
    Michale wrote:

    Something wrong with all those DEM messages???

    The Democrats have shown, with their elevation to the majority, that they are no different than the GOP...

    So, how can you people claim that voting Dem will bring a "new future" and that voting Dem will "take back your country"???

    Seems kind of hypocritical to me...

    On the one hand, ya'all have claimed that the Dems are no better than the GOP.. Yet, ya'all turn around and NOW claim that they are Salvation Incarnate..

    THAT is why it is so hard to take ya'all seriously..

    You don't have a clue WHAT you believe in...


  7. [7] 
    CDub wrote:


    I think the dem's have shown that they ARE different than the GOP. If not for the Democratic majority, we'd have Gonzales for the next 18 months. The subversion of the Justice department would be well progressed at this point, and GOP tentacles into the election system would ensure that the future would be 8 more years of the wrong path.

    I'm not suggesting that Democrats are going to restore America to it's full potential. They've done their share of damage over the last few hundred years, but one thing is clear, something has got to change and choices are very limited. Given the choice, "More of the same" vs. "Anything else", I'm voting for anything else.

    I do know what I believe in, and I'm not so naive as to think that the Democrats are the silver bullet that is going to right all wrongs, but we're not at a point where there's no way to go but up. We could go sideways, or further down, but you won't catch me supporting either of those directions.

    It could be that the Democrats might bring the worst nightmare America ever suffered, but the current admin has set that bar so high that it's very unlikely.

    Vote for change, and take your chances ... and let's get all impeachy.

  8. [8] 
    Michale wrote:

    >I think the dem's have shown that
    >they ARE different than the GOP

    Can you cite some examples???

    Gonzales is merely payback for Reno. When there is a Dem president back in the White House, the THAT AG will be unfairly hounded and ridiculed by the Republicans as payback for Gonzales..

    And so on and so on and so on ad nausuem...

    There is no difference between the GOP and the Democrats. A fact that has been recently driven home time and time again.


    Secret Labor Negotiations


    And the list goes on and on..

    You are so blinded by party dogma that you cannot see the forest for the trees...

    A Politician is a Politician is a Politician... Whether Dem or GOP, there simply is NO DIFFERENCE..

    "Your good and your evil use the same methods to achieve the same goals."
    -Yarnek, STAR TREK -The Savage Curtain-

    Substitute good and evil for Democrat and Republican and you get the same meaning, the same problem and same ol same ol...


  9. [9] 
    Chris Weigant wrote:

    CDub -

    "Impeachy" -- I like that! Nice word coinage...


  10. [10] 
    Michale wrote:

    Impeachment will never happen..

    For two reasons..

    1 There is really nothing to justify it..


    B The Democrats do not have the cojones for it..


  11. [11] 
    Chris Weigant wrote:

    Whether impeachment happens or not...

    I still say "impeachy" is a great word!

    Usage: "Hey, Nancy Pelosi, is it impeachy enough in here for you yet?"

    Heh heh.


  12. [12] 
    CDub wrote:

    Impeachy keen.

  13. [13] 
    Michale wrote:

    But is Impeachy a verb or an adverb... Maybe it's an adnoun???


  14. [14] 
    CDub wrote:

    My Russian is poor, but I think a reasonable translation is, "Why can't 59 million people clean up after themselves?"

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