Republican E-Card Valentines Aren't Spreading the Love

Maressa Brown

This Valentine's Day, the Republican party is attempting to be funny. And we all know how that usually turns out -- about as successfully as No Child Left Behind or trickle-down economics. As some kind of PR stunt or lame attempt to look "cool" to the generation, is offering up lame snarky political e-cards to send your sweetie. Each card features the mug of a Democrat and an accompanying joke.

For instance, click on Vice-President Joe Biden, and you can send your honey an e-card that says: "Happy Valentine's Day, it's a expletive big deal" ... No, really, it spells out "expletive." ... crickets ...

Click on the President and you can choose from: "Hope you like this Valentine's Day card, your grandchildren are paying for it" ... because all of the U.S. debt accumulated over the course of W.'s two terms and problems with Social Security are somehow entirely Obama's fault. Or "Bill Clinton suggested I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day." Because, supposedly, our President can't think for himself? Is that right, Party of Sarah Palin Parrots?

Here's my favorite: "Eat some Valentine's candy today #WinningTheFuture" ... huh??? Because Republicans think knowing how to use Twitter to communicate with Americans is like, so dorky, it's HILARIOUS.

Other cards use poorly retouched images of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), other members of the administration, and public figures, like former MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann. Most of them are similarly unfunny or just plain scary. And the site is paid for by the RNC, of course. Because they believe that their Valentine's e-cards will inspire many Republicans to think, "Golly gee whiz, that was fun! Now, I feel as though I should really donate to the RNC."

Don't get me wrong -- I'm all for a good tongue-in-cheek joke, even if it is made at the expense of politicians I agree with. But I'm only going to laugh if the joke is humorous. What's more, these e-Valentines prove that the best way Republicans believe they can "win" is by finger-pointing and making childish, nonsensical, or downright false jibes at the other side. Oh, also, it doesn't say much for their interest in working together across party lines for a better America. But, it's all in good fun, right?

Well, here's what I'll be sending to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday:

Dear Reince

Your "funny" Valentines are just so cringe-worthy, seems like the joke's on you.

Love, Me

Would you celebrate Valentine's Day by sending your sweetie a GOP Valentine?


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