Catch. Phrase.

By SJWNY, a Trail Mix Contributor

It’s August. Hot, sultry, sunflower bedecked. And getting darn near close to the election season.

Through the centuries American politics has had a gracious plenty of really bad Party slogans & some really clever, memorable gems. Tippecanoe & Tyler Too! is a classic touchstone. My own personal favorite is from 1844: Hurrah! Hurrah! The country’s risin’ for Henry Clay & Frelinghuysen! 

Other memorables:

  • Rum, Romanism & Rebellion
  • Ma, Ma, where’s my Pa?
  • No cross of gold, no crown of thorns
  • America First
  • Happy days are here again
  • Dewey or don’t we
  • I like Ike
  • All the way with LBJ
  • In your heart, you know he’s right
  • In your heart, you know he’s nuts
  • Nixon’s the One
  • Why not the best?
  • It’s morning in America
  • Yes We Can
  • Make America Great Again

The Republicans of 2018 & 2020 will corner the market on flag-waving-down-your-throat-up-your-kabooty patriotism so let’s help the Democrats come up with something catchy, clever, memorable that fits their agenda. Sorry, but A Better Deal & For the People don’t cut it. (I certainly hope they’re always for the people. Or … is To Serve Man ….. a cookbook …. ? Uhhhhh! Help. ) Come on, wise minds, you can do better. Much better.

Get to it! Bumper sticker & button makers are counting on us.

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Vote as you shot (1868 slogan of US Grant. Top that, NRA.)

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Laugh or Cry Campaigning

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

About that rather unusual campaign ad: from The Guardian:

Liberals might be unable to fathom how this could make voters more likely to vote for DeSantis, yet he clearly feels confident that he’s not the butt of the joke.

The ad serves as a reminder of Trump’s soaring approval ratings among Republican voters, and how difficult it will be for some Republican candidates to win races if they distance themselves from the White House.

DeSantis even seems well prepared for the backlash. He has come under some criticism for using his young children, but on Fox News he said such comments just show people have “no sense of humor” – a line that will surely further please a base that rails against political correctness.

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