A Serious Poster for a Serious Candidate

Everyone’s seen a sign or poster with something lacking: proper grammar, correct formatting, etc.

Some time ago – I forget when or where – I saw this sign:

Bernie Sanders Poster

Eyes Only: For Serious People Only

Comedians and people who enjoy a good joke – – just keep walking.

Senator Bernie Sanders is not for everyone

Such as those that prefer their presidential candidates not look like Staler or Waldorf,

or Republicans,

or some Independents,

and even some Democrats.

You know, I don’t know of a single President who won with 100% of the popular vote.

Sanders is a man for serious people who thinks about serious things.

First, notice the missed opportunity to call Sanders a “serious man.”

Second, there’s something grammatically incorrect about this phrase. Either a comma needs to go between “people” and “who” or “thinks” must be changed to “think”

I’m beginning to wonder if you’re a serious person, Sanders supporter and poster poster.

Like Franklin Roosevelt, he has arrived just in time.

Now, I don’t particularly like FDR, but supposing he was on the right track, I’d say he was a few years too late; after all, wouldn’t you rather have him stop the Next Depression before it starts? Unless, of course, you think it’s already begun.

Don’t forget FDR ultimately ended the Depression by going to war.

When he has finally be listened to by everyone, and people understand the serious things he is telling us, HE WILL BE LIKED AND VOTED FOR BY EVERYONE.

Your psychic abilities are lacking, and caps lock remains unconvincing.

And just what is the deal with the odd center/indented formatting?!?

Just FYI: I’m an Independent.

I simply have problems with this sign.

2 thoughts on “A Serious Poster for a Serious Candidate

  1. This is such a pet peeve of mine! If you want people to take your sign “seriously” then, for crying out loud, at least use good grammar, spelling and punctuation! I even see billboards with obvious mistakes. Come on people, advertising is your job!

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  2. I think the level of scrutiny we are able to apply to this poster illustrates the higher level of expression we’re dealing with – I mean, remember the talk a few months ago about just how much worse ALL of the Republican supporters were in terms of spelling and grammar and Trump supporters in particular (https://www.grammarly.com/blog/presidential-debate-grammar-power-rankings/)


    Another thought is the ‘myth’ of FDR, the Depression and WWII.

    The New Deal started in 1933 and during FDR’s first term GDP rose tremendously … but unemployment stagnated and remained very high, and of course the deficit increased. In 1937 Republicans pressured FDR to balance the budget … which effectively ended the New Deal. The economy immediately dipped into recession and unemployment got worse. After a year FDR was able to start working on the New Deal again, and the economy showed signs of improvement … then the following year the war took over, dropping unemployment to 1.7% (millions of soldiers and millions making weapons will do that) … but if also increased the deficit by 5x from 1941-45! It was only after the war that things really improved … thanks in no small part to more federal spending (GI Bill, etc)

    So neither the New Deal nor WWII completely solved the Great Depression … but the stoppage of new deal stimulus had an immediate effect, similar to the 2010 Teabaggers impact of slowing the recovery greatly.


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