At the fair we have going this week in the town of Union here in rural central Maine, the Knox County Republican Party has returned to its usual prominent spot on the midway right next to the rides and the racetrack. The GOP has a tent at the Union Fair with biblically-themed political literature and a collection of hats and buttons and bumper stickers and shirts. See that shirt above with a GOP elephant? It’s got a clothespin on its nose to keep back the stench from all the Democratic donkeys it’s crapping out? Get it? Democrats are like poop, see. That shirt was made by underpaid workers in a Hanes factory in Nicaragua. The GOP is living out its ideals here.
And what about the Knox County Democrats? At last year’s fair, they had a card table with literature on it in a barn off to the side. Nobody manned the Democrats’ table last year, but at least there was one. This year, there isn’t even a table. I’ve looked high and low and can’t find any Democratic presence at all.