Organizing for America, the grassroots arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), are selling the shirts for $25 a piece in an effort to fundraise off Biden's slip that healthcare's passage was a "Big F****** Deal."
So far, so good, writes spokesperson Brandi Hoffine. The Democrats have sold out a significantly sized first shipment of the shirts.
"We started selling them yesterday and sold out of our initial order overnight," Hoffine wrote in an e-mail. "They are selling faster than ipads will this weekend."
The shirt commemorates a remark Biden made while introducing President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaClinton to call on Black Lives Matter at Dem convention The youth vote—a unicorn worth hunting in 2016 Instead of being bold, Clinton errs in picking Kaine MORE at the signing of the healthcare reform bill last week. The vice president whispered to Obama about the signing "this is a big f****ing deal" but the comment was picked up by microphones.
The comment was taken up as a rallying cry by Democrats but was viewed scornfully by Republicans who opposed the legislation. The White House was first to tout the comment. The day Biden made the remark, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tweeted "And yes, Mr. Vice President, you're right."