The Republicans You Deserve

Apparently, congressional Republicans have a new slogan in the run up to the election.

"The Change You Deserve!"

My first reaction to this is that they're finally acknowledging that the recession has left many people scrambling for that loose change in the back of the couch or perhaps between seat cushions on the bus. As far as the government's concerned, that change is yours to keep! You deserve it! Good luck making the rent.

But it turns out that "The Change You Deserve" is already the slogan for the antidepressant Effexor.

Is this an acknowledgement of all the anguish and suffering that Republican "leadership" has put us through, or is it a misguided solution to a predicted economic depression? Effexor may be effective for emotional problems, but they'll have to do better than that if they want to improve the economy.

Hat tip! B.O.B. and Patti brought this story to my attention.


briwei said...

Odd slogan given that they have been essentially in charge for the last eight years.

Maggie said...

That is interesting. It's part of the "strong father" model that the Republicans live by. It's not "the change you've earned," it's "the change you deserve," because you've done everything right -- you're white, you were born into a middle-class or upper-middle-class family, you don't admit to having sexual relations with members of the same sex, the only drug you do is alcohol (or cocaine, but only expensive cocaine, nothing gross like crack) and most importantly, you think you deserve it.

Julie said...

Ha. Effexor withdrawal was an incredibly miserable and difficult experience.

Something tells me that I'll have a much easier time withdrawing from the Bush administration.