Photos That Make the Rude Pundit Want to Smoke a Bowl While Eating Snails:
What the fuck is this? Well, obviously, it's a t-shirt from the campaign of Mitt Romney, part of their "Vintage" collection of shit what you can buy to shill for the Republican.
But, really, and c'mon, what the fuck? Is Romney engineering a leveraged buyout of our memories of the 1960s? Because the Rude Pundit's pretty sure that Mitt Romney never met a hippie he didn't bully, spit on, or mock. And now, here, in a t-shirt and other campaign detritus, the man who spent a chunk of the late 1960s living in a castle in France while trying to get the frogs to believe in American Jesus is co-opting the style of things like the Woodstock poster in order to seem slightly more iPad and slightly less Commodore 64.
The Romney campaign, at this point, is a machine that runs on bullshit fumes. The grim governor has spent the last few days lying about something President Obama said. When Obama said, "if you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen," well, fuck, all you gotta do is go back a few words to see that the pronoun "that" is referring to "roads and bridges." As in "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that." As in exactly what Romney himself has said.
Romney, though, and the scum-lickers at Fox "news" have been using that lie as lube to jack off in the faces of the electorate, just yanking it and yowling for everyone to watch 'em do it. They're so proud that they have something to distract from Bain and the tax returns.
Speaking of that, the lovely Queen Ann Romney, in a lovely moment of noblesse oblige, deigned to inform us, "We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our life." Now Queen Ann was obviously referring to members of the media there - she was talking to Good Morning America host Robin Roberts - but, oh, how easy it is to interpret that as "all of us." And then how very, very simple it would be to take that to mean that they place themselves above us (as if that's not patently evident). And run an ad that shows Queen Ann saying that with "'You people?' Doesn't she mean 'We the people'?" written over her face. Isn't this fun? [Note: There is some dispute as to whether or not Ann Romney said "you people." Listening to the actual piece, it's hard to distinguish a "you" before people. But, still and all, fuck her.]
As for misinterpreting shit, now that the Rude Pundit takes a look at that t-shirt logo, huh. You remove the name and you're left with a bird that looks suspiciously like a yin and yang symbol. Tao much, Mitt? Is it a secret message to the Chinese that America will be willing to transform itself to suit our future overlords? With no evidence at all, we can say, "Absolutely."