Insane Political Merchandise


  • Donald Trump has sold nearly half-a-million plastic straws to replace “liberal straws.”
  • 2020 Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney is selling a “memory eraser.”
  • Did you get a Jeb Bush dip bowl in 2016?
  • Or perhaps you dropped $1000 on a Rand Paul autographed pocket calendar.

Learn more at Document’s post: “Ranking the most insane political merch in recent American history.”

3 thoughts on “Insane Political Merchandise

  1. This sort of thing shows both the creativity and the crudeness of the American electoral process. Should we give our politicians a gold star or a scolding for coming up with this sort of stuff?

    But regardless of one’s sentiments there is a definite bright side. If a person buys one of these items, his or her great grandchild will be able to appear on Antiques Roadshow with the unique campaign memorabilia from the 2000 presidential race. The descendant might even make a few bucks if there is a market for it.


  2. A catchy piece of merch would be a facsimile of IRS documentation showing the 4K-8k extra simoleons we supposedly received through Trump’s tax benefit.


  3. Being in various fandoms since 1975, I’ve seen some pretty weird merch, official and unofficial, authorized and bootlegged; does it surprise anyone that political merch has either followed suit or kept up?

    “No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”
    — H.L.Mencken, 1926

    P.S. And we needed a break of the ridiculous from all the serious historical/political posts.


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