The Bernie Sanders online store has a new T-shirt in stock designed by Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the iconic Barack Obama “Hope” poster. We might have missed the news, but it was apparently important for Brian Fallon, press secretary for Hillary Clinton for America, to take a public swipe at Fairey, even if it meant giving the Sanders campaign not only the publicity but a link directly to the Bernie Sanders online store.
Diss Obama by day, do poor man's imitation of 2008 campaign by night. https://t.co/jN14g4pMCc
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) February 18, 2016
Poor man’s imitation of the 2008 campaign? Let’s see it!
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 18, 2016
We like that it would fit right in at a Charlie Daniels gig, and the little red flames on each side are cool … they remind us of Ted Cruz’s logo. We forgot to check the price but we’ll assume they’re free, thanks to a new campaign T-shirt tax levied on the big Wall Street banks.
— Clashman (@clashman99) February 18, 2016
.@brianefallon this has got to be the most Clinton campaign thing I've seen yet, a former Justice Dept official sniping a street artist..
— Woke Street Exec (@ActuallyImGood) February 18, 2016
@brianefallon what do you feel you're accomplishing with this tweet, Brian? Winning any voters? Building enthusiasm for the general?
— Morgan Bird (@morganbird) February 18, 2016
— Tim MacGabhann (@TimMacGabhann) February 18, 2016
@brianefallon shouldn't you be a touch more professional than this considering the implication your words have on your boss?
— Adam (@adamd243) February 18, 2016
— Ari Keys (@arionkeys) February 18, 2016
Probably, “I think I’ll go for a creepy, fascist-looking design.”
@brianefallon but did you even try to offer Shepard Wall Street speech type money? I guess you're stuck with the right wing arrow tshirts
— Bernie for Democracy (@StopTheNeoLibs) February 18, 2016
@brianefallon poor man's imitation? This is an artist choosing who to support. Sorry it ain't your candidate.
— Julia Gumm (@jujubee_84) February 18, 2016
@brianefallon are you trying to help Sec Clinton get elected? Or get a gig on tv? Stay on message.
— IllusiveMisterSung (@IllusiveMrSung) February 18, 2016