Democrats say t-shirts that riff on Vice President Joe Biden's well-known take on the healthcare law are selling like hotcakes.
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."
far, so good, writes spokesperson Brandi Hoffine. The Democrats have
sold out a significantly sized first shipment of the shirts.
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 Obama 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."