Seven Essential #Benghazi Products That Will Restore Your Faith in America

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May 8 2014 3:38 PM

Seven Essential #Benghazi Products That Will Restore Your Faith in America

Democrats, who have struggled to make a buffoon out of Rep. Trey Gowdy, have found Benghazi exploitation from an adjoining source. The National Republican Congressional Committee, which has the very easy job of keeping the Congress red, sent out a fundraising email trumpeting the news of the select committee. So did at least one incumbent, Rep. Scott Rigell. Asked about this at his weekly, let's-see-how-little-I-can-do press conference, John Boehner demurred. Other Republicans have pointed out that Democrats raised money after mass shootings. It's basically a giant glass house rock-tossing party.

But it's not keeping Benghazi kitsch off the market. As my friend Igor Bobic points out, there's a trove of Benghazi merchandise available—for a price—at CafePress. Some of the highlights:

A reasonably direct car magnet ($14.99).

 

A "blood on his hands" beer glass ($14.99), which adds Fast and Furious and Afghanistan to the Obama death toll.

 

 

A throw pillow ($24.50) depicting the responses of "all the president's women" to the Benghazi attack.

 

A shower curtain ($57.99) that repeats Hillary Clinton's infamous quote about the pointlessness of asking about the talking points timeline.

 

A calendar ($8.99) that asks who told men to stand down in Benghazi.

 

An iPhone case ($18.97) that makes an indisputable point.

Footed pajamas ($74.50) that ask you to simply remember the attacks.

And in all honesty I don't think my perusing will find anything better than that. But you can go ahead.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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