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Cincinnati Tea Party Cell Drinks From Cracked Cup

Above is a picture I took today of a bumper sticker for a Tea Party cell here in Cincinnati.

The sticker reads as a libertarian con job. Unable to ever win more than 1% running as libertarians, they are trying something new.

I guess if social issues matter to you, the Cincinnati Tea Party would have you go elsewhere.

You knew the Tea Party had a lot of crackpot ideas. Based on the image above, it seems the very cup they drink from is cracked.

Why would you put a tea bag in a cracked cup?

The hot water leaks out and scalds people with drastic budget cuts to education and needed social services in these hard times.

The Cincinnati Tea Party cell would no doubt tell you that they have many good ideas on how we should conduct our public affairs.

Yet they are unable to even design a bumper sticker that makes sense.

March 8, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. Typical. At least they spell-checked this one.

    Comment by runawaylawyer | March 8, 2011

  2. Speaking as a leader with the Cincinnati Tea Party – wow. You guys are funny.

    It’s an updside down liberty bell. Crack is intentional.

    But, yes – you are correct is saying we embrace a libertarian viewpoint of the world.

    While there are many social conservatives who support our group, we do not focus on social issues at all.

    We are focused on those three things on the bumper sticker.

    Thanks for noticing!

    Chris Littleton

    Comment by Chris Littleton | March 8, 2011

  3. Runawaylawyer–Thank you for your ongoing comments here.

    Mr. Littleton–If that is an upside down Liberty Bell, it seems the Cincinnati Tea Party cell also has a focus on abstract art.

    No social issues at all. I bet there are some Tea Party supporters who have not yet gotten that memo.

    Thanks for your comment here.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 8, 2011

  4. Abstract? I guess the symbolism is just too quaint for the enlightened to grasp, much like the concept of liberty it represents.

    Comment by Hamous | March 9, 2011

  5. “Why would you put a tea bag in a cracked cup?

    Without Mr. Littleton’s explanation I would have assumed that like the Constitution they are unable to distinguish between an illusion and the reality.

    Comment by lbwoodgate | March 9, 2011

  6. “If that is an upside down Liberty Bell, it seems the Cincinnati Tea Party cell also has a focus on abstract art.”

    It’s not abstract, it’s upside down. The body of the cup is a dead ringer (sorry) for the Liberty Bell, right down to the orientation and size of the crack.

    “Hiding” an element in plain sight is a common feature of logo design. FedEx has an arrow in the negative space between the second E and X, the Toblerone mountain has a hidden bear, and the Big Ten logo had an “11” in the negative space.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | March 9, 2011

  7. Hamous—The liberty I’m looking for involves the opportunity to be part of a society that raises the taxes needed to allow folks a chance at a decent life. You can’t mandate an outcome, but you can work for decent schools and access to health care. There is freedom in a jungle to eat or be eaten. We can move past that in our nation.

    Ibwoodgate–They do not advocate strict construction in logo design. There seems to be room for interpretation. Make sure Clarence Thomas and John Roberts get the memo.

    Matt—I’m not sure it as clear as you say. If it is that clear, I should have focused on truth in advertising as the issue instead of logo design.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 9, 2011

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