Tea Party group plans to defeat Obama by annoying Prius drivers with 1950s slogan
A national Tea Party group hopes to annoy liberals by selling bumper stickers bearing the Cold War-era slogan “America: Love It Or Leave It.”
TeaParty.net is protesting news that the Obama administration may sidestep Congress to draft an international climate change agreement by urging conservatives to antagonize Prius drivers.
The conservative group sent out a fundraising email urging members to “send those elected parasites packing in November,” reported the Washington Times.
“For the rest of the week, here is something you can do to annoy every Prius driver with an Obama sticker in the back window,” the group says. “For every donation over $3 this week, we have brought back a classic phrase to make it clear how you feel. Bumper stickers will not change the world, but everyone will know exactly how you feel.”
Legally binding treaties must be approved by a two-thirds majority in the Senate, and the deal is expected to face strong objections from Republicans – many of whom question whether human actions can influence the climate.
President Barack Obama’s climate negotiators are drafting a “politically binding” agreement that would “name and shame” nations into cutting emissions, reported the New York Times.
The “love it or leave it” slogan was popularized by gossip columnist Walter Winchell, a supporter of communist-obsessed Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) and used by Vietnam War supporters against protesters.
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