The whole thing started as a play off of the recent study by Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page that outlined how America’s political system has become an oligarchy. (Here’s a segment where Jon Stewart talks with the authors.)
Most of us had assumed this was largely the case, figuring that well-funded powerful elites largely ran the show in America, while the rest of us watched on the sidelines of power without any real influence. What made their study pretty remarkable was they actually proved it after 10 years of research.
When I posted the parody all hell broke loose. Hillary's Super PAC launched a legal assault on us to take down the joke, and we were forced to file federal suit, where under harsh international media scrutiny they backed down minutes before the judge was handed the court filings.
These are the products that started it all.
When your friends start going on about how they're going to vote for Hillary Clinton this coming election, you can take a big swig of coffee out of this mug and explain...
Probably one of Carlin's best lines on American politics ever. This mug was created to troll the machine politicians of both parties in 2012. We actually made yard signs with...