World Net Daily, the preeminent news source for birtherism and articles like "Watch Evolutionists Stumble Over Theory's 'Proof,'" has found a way to capitalize on the talk of town hall meetings this month: impeachment. WND founder Joseph Farah set up an "impeachment store" on WND's website, where like-minded individuals can purchase a new book out today, Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office, as well as various "impeach Obama" bumper stickers.
There seems to be a demand for these kinds of items. Earlier this month, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), told town hall attendees that the House favors impeaching Obama: "If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it. But it would go to the Senate, and he wouldn’t get convicted.” Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) echoed Farenthold's statements at a Birmingham Bloomfield Republican Club meeting this month. He said it would be a "dream come true" to write the bill that impeached the president. And Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) told constituents last week that the U.S. is "perilously close" to impeaching the president.
Farah told Talking Points Memo WND's "impeachment store" is just good business.
Frankly, we’ve noticed a real increase in interest in the whole topic. Everybody is talking about impeachment. … We’ve got a very hot book on the subject. And I noticed that people who were buying the book were also buying bumper stickers, and so we decided we would make it easy for them.
The bumper stickers read "Honk for Impeachment," "Lights On for Impeachment," and the original, "Impeach Obama!" Curiously, Farah won't put one on his car. He told TPM, “I don’t have any bumper stickers on my car. But if I did, I think I’d have an impeachment bumper sticker.”
Sadly, WND is a little late to the impeachment merch game. A quick eBay search reveals these bumper sticker options:
Which admittedly don't look quite as well done as WND's offerings. But delve deeper into the extreme conservative pit of eBay and you'll find more creative options, like this perhaps ill-advised Arabic stylization of Obama:
Or this one, which you have to think about for a minute:
Over at CafePress, someone's figured out what rhymes with "impeach":
And if you're not content to show your impeachment support on your car, there are also many wearable options. Via eBay, here's a cute women's tank top (displayed on a less-cute couch):
And an artful Ed Hardy-ish tee for the more stylish impeachment advocate:
There's even something for your baby:
So basically, you don't just have to rely on WND to fulfill your impeachment merch needs. And as long as Congress keeps talking about the impossible task of impeaching the president, you can bet sites will continue to stock the goods.
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