RNC protest slogans wanted
August 19, 2004 1:20 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone have suggestions for short, articulate protest slogans for the RNC?

I'm looking for short phrases that can be displayed on a sign or stencil that encapsulate some of the major disagreements and complaints against the Republican platform, or sites with lists of the same. Preferably TV friendly and not too bilious. I'm not looking to debate any issues in this thread, just slogans, please. (if you feel the need to get your snark on, please re-read the question, count to 10, and limit your response to helpful suggestions)
posted by milovoo to Grab Bag (42 answers total)
 
It's not a tax cut if our kids have to pay it back.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:24 PM on August 19, 2004


Best one I saw at the Kerry rally iin Vegas was "Help Re-Defeat Bush."

Prolly not what you're looking for, though.
posted by rushmc at 1:26 PM on August 19, 2004


Bush: All the spending with none of the taxing.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:27 PM on August 19, 2004


Look at some Anti-Bush bumper stickers.

Not being snarky, but don't mention Mumia. I always hate when protests have "Free Mumia" signs at events that have nothing to do with him.
posted by ALongDecember at 1:29 PM on August 19, 2004


War is awesome.

   Vote G.O.P.
posted by the fire you left me at 1:33 PM on August 19, 2004


War is peace?

I'm "sensitive"

One went to Vietnam; One sent your kids to harm.

Bush=Hoover: Where are the jobs?

The Supreme Court doesn't appoint itself.

My Pet Goat for 7 minutes while our towers fell. Don't we need a president that can read a little faster?
posted by amberglow at 1:39 PM on August 19, 2004


I'm partial to Kerry Sucks Less. I've been thinking of putting that one up on my lawn.
posted by adampsyche at 1:39 PM on August 19, 2004


This Dailykos thread didn't get many responses, but it's the right direction,
also I think Billionaires for Bush has some clever ones, but they only work in situ.

Hi, paris, trouble with written instructions perhaps?
("Homeland Security, not Homoland.", ick! but thanks for reminding me why I'm looking.)
posted by milovoo at 1:46 PM on August 19, 2004


No More
King George
posted by jessamyn at 1:49 PM on August 19, 2004


i am kinda partial to the one i got from MoveOn PAC.
Nothing Accomplished...Defeat Bush 2004
posted by ShawnString at 2:04 PM on August 19, 2004


OK, political incorrectness acknowledged, thanks for the help.

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Here's a page that points in the right direction, but they are very media specific, I'm looking for more general issues, gay marriage, taxes and general corruptness. Obviously, things like "no blood for oil" or "impeach Bush" are right out.
posted by milovoo at 2:12 PM on August 19, 2004


"BU$HITLER" is a personal favorite.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 2:18 PM on August 19, 2004


"I hate your freedom."
posted by adampsyche at 2:31 PM on August 19, 2004


I like Reagan's slogan "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"

Gotta problem with that Paris?
posted by xammerboy at 2:37 PM on August 19, 2004


Saw a funny bumper sticker here in Berkeley: "Asses of Evil"
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 2:57 PM on August 19, 2004


Bush/Cheney '04
No Millionaire Left Behind
posted by patrickje at 3:06 PM on August 19, 2004


Fucking countries, not Interns.
posted by seanyboy at 3:28 PM on August 19, 2004


An oldie but a goodie: "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their substance."
posted by IshmaelGraves at 3:29 PM on August 19, 2004


Invoking "voodoo economics" is both accurate and ironic.
posted by pmurray63 at 3:37 PM on August 19, 2004


my favorite seen elsewhere:
Bush/Cheney 04: Don't change horsemen mid-apocalypse.

some others:
the rich get welfare--the poor get warfare

osama who?

and of course, using his own words:
"Is our children learning?"

"Iraq is free of rape rooms and torture chambers."

"Bring 'em on."

"There ought to be limits to freedom."

"I DO KNOW I'M READY FOR THE JOB. AND, IF NOT, THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT GOES." - Bush, AUG. 21, 2000 (others here and here)
posted by amberglow at 3:59 PM on August 19, 2004


Or, we could NOT protest the RNC, thereby giving the republicans the press they desire, and thereby losing valuable swing votes in an election that may come down to the slimmest of margins.

What?

Too focused on results instead of the protestors' ego? my bad.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 4:05 PM on August 19, 2004


in the sense that protesting would give them the results they want. Stupid multiple ways of parsing sentences.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 4:06 PM on August 19, 2004


I'm with JKF. Protest is passe, in that it lost its effectiveness at least 10 years ago in the US, if not further back, and the timer on that was set when protestors abandoned the concept of dignity.

Protest is now credible in personal medium (when tempered with humor w/o much bile) or when you dress up in a suit to do your walking and talking.
posted by weston at 4:37 PM on August 19, 2004


It's the Supreme Court appointments, stupid.
posted by padraigin at 5:01 PM on August 19, 2004


Ah, fuck, I can't resist:

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the Lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 5:41 PM on August 19, 2004


He has affected ... totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

Interesting, but with any of the printers or paint that I have, it's not going to fit on a sign or a stencil and still be readable.

Or, we could NOT protest the RNC, thereby giving the republicans the press they desire,

JKF, While I'm generally a big fan of it, I'm just not convinced that apathy is the right response in this instance.
posted by milovoo at 5:51 PM on August 19, 2004


peaceful protest, with diverse groups (hippies to union members to vets to us fags to seniors to children left behind to the unemployed, etc) has enormous potential to show the country just how many groups have been hurt by this president. ("I'm a uniter, not a divider" may actually come true, but it's united against Bush)
posted by amberglow at 6:04 PM on August 19, 2004


"Won't be fooled again."
posted by SPrintF at 6:46 PM on August 19, 2004


You know, his last name could also be a euphemism for a vagina. Maybe you could...uh...you know...use something like that.
posted by ColdChef at 7:25 PM on August 19, 2004


" I like Placards!"

"Bush Bad, Sign Good!"
posted by leotrotsky at 7:30 PM on August 19, 2004


Make Signs, Not War? : >
posted by amberglow at 7:38 PM on August 19, 2004


JKF, While I'm generally a big fan of it, I'm just not convinced that apathy is the right response in this instance.

No one said be apathetic, but that doesn't mean you participate in things that HELP your enemy. Protesting makes the RNC: both look good in comparison, and a bigger news story.

Perhaps you could use this energy to register voters in a democratic neighborhood in a nearby swing state? (cough*Pennsylvania*cough)
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 8:09 PM on August 19, 2004


Bush/Cheney '04: It's not our fault
Bush/Cheney '04: 2 million jobs lost and counting
Bush/Cheney '04: "Free nations don't start wars of agression"
Bush/Cheney '04: Imperialism begins at home
Cheney/Bush '04
Bush/Cheney '04: The Buck never got here!
Bush/Cheney '04: A Uniter, not a divider
posted by euphorb at 8:23 PM on August 19, 2004


There was a post in the blue about the Bush/Cheney campaign web site poster creator that could be hijacked. There were many fine examples. My google-fu fails me and I cannot find the thread. Anybody else?
posted by theora55 at 5:44 AM on August 20, 2004


Just pull up nofundy's posts. He always writes in slogan-eze.

More on-topic, I got a kick out of Bush/Cheney 04: Don't change horsemen mid-apocalypse
posted by pardonyou? at 7:16 AM on August 20, 2004


Bush/Satan '04


Support the Troops
Vote Kerry/Edwards


Fuck the Country
Vote Republican


Buck Fush
posted by goethean at 8:07 AM on August 20, 2004


Bush/Pinochet '04: Let's really get this thing rolling!
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:25 AM on August 20, 2004


Occupation is not liberation.
posted by goethean at 9:17 AM on August 20, 2004


IshmaelGraves - is that Civil War era? I think I recognise the rhetoric, but I don't know the source.

[right and replusive or wrong and romantic?]
posted by jb at 10:26 AM on August 20, 2004


Declaration of Independence, jb.
posted by Alylex at 3:40 PM on August 20, 2004



posted by subpixel at 4:37 PM on August 20, 2004


Wrong civil war then - I was thinking of the first English civil war : )
posted by jb at 6:38 PM on September 9, 2004


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