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By Creating Despair, Will GOP Supporters Woo Grunge and Goth Vote?

301312961v5_240x240_front.thumbnail.jpgOh holy baby raptor Jesus! If this photo wasn’t enough to make your eyes bleed, look at this blasphemy. That "grunge punk style" track suit will haunt your bleakest nightmares. And not in a good way, either.

Desperate to get anyone to think Republicans are cool, GOP supporters on cafepress.com came up with these designs so Republicans can "express…support for Republican Presidential nominee John McCain and Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin with 2008 election gear…the type of items that our families enjoy and that we enjoy seeing on them."

Promoted as "punk themed" and "grunge," the spidery Goth logo seems to be designed lure the Great Anguished out of Hot Topic and into another four years of agony.

But their nefarious plan will fail! Bouwhahaah!

The Goth community (now on its third incarnation–some of the first wave Goths have grandkids!) is not pro-Palin, not pro-McCain. Now they just need to vote. And really that’s what absentee ballots are for–requires no exposure to "the evil, yellow hurty thing," aka sunlight. 

Dim the lights. Cue the theremin and synthesizer. Release the bats!

Do not let this poor designed disgrace linger
While misery loves company
In the foggy bleak existence
Weeping tears of blood
We must still go to the polls
Because these clothes are really fugly
And insulting to our tender, tormented souls

 But do you think the owners of that Cafe Press store meant for this one to have an inverted pentagram?  

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

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