GOP Built the US National Debt!

Sometimes two powerful, on-message symbols bump into each other in a way that creates an entirely different message. The above photo, from last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, juxtaposes Mitt Romney’s rallying cry (“We built it”) with a digital display showing the ever-growing US national debt, which one is supposed to read as an inditement of Obama’s reckless, big-government spending. Taken together it seems to suggest the Republicans in fact built the ginormous US national debt. Oh dear!

A rare instance of accidental truth in advertising, apparently.

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