By Wyatt Earp | August 18, 2011
Remember all of that Hopey Changey crap Barack Obama sold the rubes in 2008? The Obama t-shirts, bobbleheads, and home pregnancy kits seemed like a good idea at the time, but after two-plus years of Obamanomics, the bloom is off the Obama souvenir rose.
At this point, the president couldn’t give away one of his official STD home tests and the Obama ’12 Rastafarian hats are being forced upon the victims of the Haitian earthquake.
Downtown shopkeepers and cart vendors near the Mall said last week that Obama-related sales had significantly slowed — in part because of a traditional August tourism lull, in part due to the president’s sagging approval ratings . . .
Mr. Morse points to a set of shelves housing Obama-themed merchandise. There are books and baseball caps, jigsaw puzzles and bobbleheads. A street sign reads “Democrat Parking Only.” Three rows are stuffed with plush dolls modeled after Bo, the White House dog; an Obama 2012 T-shirt – the first of its kind — has a red, white and blue image of Hawaii and a caption reading, “50th State Birthplace. FACT!!”
In 2012 I hope we see t-shirts reading, “Barack Obama: One-Term President. FACT!”