Political bumper stickers fascinate me on a number of levels.
First, I live in Iowa so I am used to seeing people put stickers on their car for fringe candidates. Trust me, I still see a few people rolling around town with stickers proclaiming their allegiance to Ben Carson. Remember when that guy was leading the polls?
Second, I always wonder how people feel about having a bumper sticker on their car long after a candidate loses. For years I chuckled every time I saw a McCain/Palin sticker on a car. Remember when that woman was going to be one heartbeat away from the presidency?
Lately, I have seen some interesting stickers. The first one comes from Cedar Rapids on my drive home this week:
It’s a little difficult to make out, but it says Reagan/Bush ’84. Yep, this is someone who put a new sticker on a new truck that hearkens back to a campaign from 1984. That would be 32 years ago for you kids not so good at math. Huh?
Why not Reagan/Bush ’80? I do not get the message being sent here with this sticker other than “we had it so much better in 1984 versus today with Donald Trump.”
The second sticker is a little easier to figure out what is being conveyed:
Yes, it is a Bernie Sanders sticker on a Subaru. If a shaggy dog had been in the back and a Coexist sticker on the other window this would have checked off almost every cliché. Bernie Sanders, because fuck this shit.
Not a lot to say in response to that sentiment.