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‘Honk If You’re Paying My Mortgage’: Stimulus Backlash Hits Bumpers
WSJ Blogs ^ | 3 March 2009 | Dawn Wotapka

Posted on 03/04/2009 11:50:52 AM PST by AreaMan

Edited on 03/04/2009 12:00:14 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Tennessee’s Republican Party is trying to tap into the resentment that some Americans are feeling about the Obama administration’s foreclosure prevention program.

Thursday, the Nashville-based organization began selling bumper stickers reading “HONK If you’re paying my mortgage.” In five days more than 4,000 have been purchased, according to Bill Hobbs, the party’s spokesman. He said that this beats the 3,500 stickers the party sold last fall that read YOUR WALLET The only place Democrats want to drill.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhobudget; bumperstickers; economy; housing

1 posted on 03/04/2009 11:50:52 AM PST by AreaMan
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To: AreaMan

I saw one the other day that said, “Where’s my bailout?” It was on an Army Soldiers car. Awesome!


2 posted on 03/04/2009 11:52:59 AM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: AreaMan
Here's the sticker on my car:

Blame the Obama Voters bumper sticker

3 posted on 03/04/2009 11:54:18 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: AreaMan

Shouldn’t it be “Homk If I’m Paying Your Mortgage”?


4 posted on 03/04/2009 11:54:44 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A GUTLESS SOCIALIST LOSER WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: AreaMan

clever. I just ordered some... =)


5 posted on 03/04/2009 11:57:15 AM PST by dubie
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To: AreaMan
Bump for later.. I just got this one myself:


6 posted on 03/04/2009 11:57:42 AM PST by mnehring (!!!!!!!SHRUG!!!!!!!!!)
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7 posted on 03/04/2009 11:58:11 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: snowrip

Yep, that is better.


8 posted on 03/04/2009 11:58:44 AM PST by mnehring (!!!!!!!SHRUG!!!!!!!!!)
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To: AreaMan
I think I would reword it to “Honk if I'm Paying YOUR Mortgage”. The way it is might get some righteously outraged Taxpayer to trash your car. Then he's have to pay to fix it when the Gov’t comes in with a Bailout for the Auto Insurance Cos.
9 posted on 03/04/2009 11:59:15 AM PST by TCats
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To: AreaMan

I ordered 10 of the “Bend Over” stickers yesterday. For those who haven’t seen it, the “O” on the sticker is represented by the One’s rainbowish logo.


10 posted on 03/04/2009 12:06:54 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: snowrip

That was my thought. I would buy one of those bumper stickers in a New York minute.


11 posted on 03/04/2009 12:07:55 PM PST by Stars&StripesNE
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To: AreaMan

12 posted on 03/04/2009 12:10:52 PM PST by Bobalu (McCain has been proven to be the rino flop I always thought he was.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

I hope that’s not a new car that you want to keep nice. Many Obama voters are a vicious lot. They don’t like people who have more than they do.


13 posted on 03/04/2009 12:12:18 PM PST by twigs
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To: snowrip
Shouldn’t it be “Homk If I’m Paying Your Mortgage”?

Agreed, that's what it shomld say.

14 posted on 03/04/2009 12:14:19 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: twigs

I thought about that in advance... I put the sticker on a blank magnetic bumper sticker. I take it off when I park.


15 posted on 03/04/2009 12:17:44 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: AreaMan
Wouldn't the more effectlve message be "Honk If I'M Paying YOUR Mortgage"?
16 posted on 03/04/2009 12:22:50 PM PST by JennysCool (Ted Kennedy has a Knighthood. Patrick Macnee does not. Go figure.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Very good idea. Conservatives must think ahead...


17 posted on 03/04/2009 12:26:06 PM PST by twigs
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To: snowrip
Shouldn’t it be “Homk If I’m Paying Your Mortgage”?

That's our situation. We paid ours off a few months ago.

18 posted on 03/04/2009 12:34:38 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo (Earth - Taking care of itself since 4.6 billion BC)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

Ah, yes, that “rainbowish” logo. It’s the one with the American flag lying on the ground with Bill Ayers’ jean-clad legs standing on it.


19 posted on 03/04/2009 12:40:28 PM PST by MissNomer (Proud member of FR's "Final 300")
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To: mnehrling

Where’d ya’ get that?


20 posted on 03/04/2009 12:41:27 PM PST by Pessimist
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To: Pessimist

http://www.johngaltgifts.com/


21 posted on 03/04/2009 12:42:11 PM PST by mnehring (!!!!!!!SHRUG!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Pessimist

Everyone should go there and buy 10 of the Who is John Galt stickers and start putting them everywhere (especially at the entrances to banks who took the bailout).


22 posted on 03/04/2009 12:43:15 PM PST by mnehring (!!!!!!!SHRUG!!!!!!!!!)
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To: TCats
I think I would reword it to “Honk if I'm Paying YOUR Mortgage”.

How about "I'm a Honky Paying Your Mortgage"

23 posted on 03/04/2009 12:44:56 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Yes, Gorbachev is better than Obama. At least Gorbachev admitted he was a Communist)
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To: AreaMan

here’s another good one..

http://www.iowahawk.typepad.com


24 posted on 03/04/2009 12:46:02 PM PST by Scotswife (GO ISRAEL!!!)
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To: mnehrling
They needed the flaming oil well that inspired my screen name instead of:


25 posted on 03/04/2009 12:47:09 PM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Make it and put it up on Cafe Press.


26 posted on 03/04/2009 12:49:57 PM PST by mnehring (!!!!!!!SHRUG!!!!!!!!!)
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To: vpintheak

Mine reads:

Go Stimulate Yourself!


27 posted on 03/04/2009 12:50:32 PM PST by dblshot
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To: mnehrling
> putting them everywhere (especially at the entrances to banks

... which are very likely to be under CC-TV surveillance? Not a smart idea.

28 posted on 03/04/2009 12:50:42 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: AreaMan

They’re not in color. Just black n white...


29 posted on 03/04/2009 12:53:19 PM PST by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

I don’t mean in terms of vandalism, more like how you would put up political signs next to roads.


30 posted on 03/04/2009 12:53:21 PM PST by mnehring (!!!!!!!SHRUG!!!!!!!!!)
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To: snowrip

Only if you don’t understand the humor of it. It’s a spoof that you’re an Obama voter, sending an “I don’t care” message to the drivers that read it, thereby making them angry.


31 posted on 03/04/2009 12:54:45 PM PST by Sir Gawain (With Obama's "tax cut" I can afford a torch and a pitchfork in just TWO WEEKS!)
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To: twigs
twigs,
I am a lurker since 92 ? 94 (early clinton) Please don't
flame me on my 1st post just because I can't remember when
JR started this site. But in regard to the bumper stickers,
my wife and I had many conversations re our Co. logo. We are
involved in drilling & exploration for minerals - oil,gas,uranium,gold etc. We have decided (free republic inspired!) that all of our logos on the tailgates of our trucks will read “I'll keep my money, my freedoms & my guns, YOU KEEP THE CHAINS!” We are sure we will support the econ via paint jobs new tires etc. Simply the cost of free speech.
32 posted on 03/04/2009 1:09:12 PM PST by hawk 819
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To: VeniVidiVici

LOL - Closer to the truth than not.


33 posted on 03/04/2009 1:16:17 PM PST by TCats
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To: hawk 819

Why would I flame you? You have the right, and for now, the freedom to say what you wish. The point I was making is that it could cost you something. A lot of people with Bush for President bumper stickers had their vehicles keyed for expressing their right. I was just warning my fellow freeper to take care.


34 posted on 03/04/2009 1:16:39 PM PST by twigs
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To: hawk 819

Hope you have good Comprehensive on your Commercial Vehicle Insurance. You are likely to need it. If you doubt the derangement of these people just take a stroll on DU.


35 posted on 03/04/2009 1:19:44 PM PST by TCats
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To: hawk 819
I am a lurker since 92 ? 94

Huh?

36 posted on 03/04/2009 1:36:39 PM PST by houeto (I see Obama voters...and it's changed my tipping habits.)
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To: TCats

I love DU! I can see what my senior years have in store for me. DEMENTIA! With all the vid cams everywhere, would not you chuckle to see a couple of mug shots of DUers?


37 posted on 03/04/2009 1:36:51 PM PST by hawk 819
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To: Sir Gawain

Yeah, I guess I don’t “get” wanting to look like an Obama voter.


38 posted on 03/04/2009 1:39:56 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A GUTLESS SOCIALIST LOSER WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: dblshot

Sweet!


39 posted on 03/04/2009 1:45:07 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: AreaMan
MINE !! Image and video hosting by TinyPic
40 posted on 03/04/2009 1:56:22 PM PST by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: snowrip

The bumper sticker assumes a level of intelligence when reading it, that the person reading it would understand it was satire. Changing the wording would remove the anger from the reader.


41 posted on 03/04/2009 2:03:20 PM PST by Sir Gawain (With Obama's "tax cut" I can afford a torch and a pitchfork in just TWO WEEKS!)
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To: Sir Gawain

I agree. “Honk If You’re Paying My Mortgage” is much better because it is more provocative, it neatly captures the Obama-style in-your-face arrogance of the liberal fascists, and if anyone reading it is dumb enough to think a liberal would really put that on their own car . . . well, they probably would honk.


42 posted on 03/04/2009 3:06:07 PM PST by gorilla_warrior
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To: gorilla_warrior; Sir Gawain
I'm with you guys.

It's a funny parody of the arrogance of the left, rubbing your face in their shitty "win".

The other way around just comes across as whiney.

43 posted on 03/04/2009 3:09:43 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: mnehrling

Cool. I ordered a few stickers. I hope they make some more of the pint glasses. Thanks for the link.


44 posted on 03/04/2009 3:28:29 PM PST by hoppity
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To: JennysCool
Wouldn't the more effectlve message be "Honk If I'M Paying YOUR Mortgage"?

No, because then all the other drivers would feel great, because they are getting something for nothing.

45 posted on 03/04/2009 4:16:00 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: snowrip

Yes, it should be. Clueless republicans strike again.


46 posted on 03/04/2009 4:17:13 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: mnehrling

Thanks! Awesome site.

I’m thinking either the license plate frame or a sticker, aned something for Mrs Pess too!


47 posted on 03/05/2009 6:13:32 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: AreaMan

48 posted on 03/05/2009 8:13:07 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: mnehrling
"Everyone should go there and buy 10 of the Who is John Galt stickers and start putting them everywhere"

Sadly, the product of today's public schools would have no idea who John Galt is, nor what this reference means.

Which is no doubt one of the reasons the liberals put so much of their lives into gaining control of the schools.

49 posted on 03/07/2009 9:06:33 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: snowrip

Yes.


50 posted on 03/07/2009 9:21:18 PM PST by giotto
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