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Republicans’ sexist anti-Hillary buttons aren’t even original

If you're going to be petty, misogynistic jackasses, could you guys at least be a little original about it?

During the California Republican Convention this weekend, San Francisco Chronicle's Carla Marinucci tweeted that "popular buttons at @CAGOP convention already take on @hillaryclinton #2016 in a big way... Ouch!!" The photo showed a row of buttons, one of which nostalgically read "I still hate Commies even after they changed their name to Liberals," and another, which more provocatively declared, "KFC Hillary Special: 2 Fat Thighs, 2 Small Breasts… Left Wing."

Aside from the fact that the sentiment is the grossest form of body snarking – reducing a woman, yet again, to her parts – it gets bonus idiocy because it's already been done. This past summer, Australia's Liberal National Party managed to tell the gag first and even more offensively, by whimsically placing on the menu of a fundraising dinner a Julia Gillard Kentucky Fried Quail: "Small Breasts, Huge Thighs & a Big Red Box." Imagine what it must be like to be the person who saw that story and thought, "Oho, that's rich! America needs this! Fire up the button press!"

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