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Get ‘Em While You Can! GOP Selling ‘I Miss W’ T-Shirts in Honor of Bush’s Birthday

In honor of George W. Bush’s 68th birthday, the GOP is selling t-shirts whining and wishing Dubya was back in office.

The shirts, which are being sold for $27, went on sale over the weekend and read “I Miss W” alongside a picture of the former President.

“President George W. Bush led our nation through some of the most challenging moments of our nation’s history — and we miss him and his leadership,” the RNC wrote on the website encouraging buyers to purchase the tees. “By sporting this comfortable, classic, American-made tee, you can share our message and help us elect principled conservative leaders to office.”

All proceeds for the t-shirts will go towards the RNC.

While it is unlikely the tees will have many takers outside the party faithful, it does seem that Republicans may have a short memory when it comes to their presidents and their ‘principled’ leadership.

Who can forget, for example, the moment Bush continued to read to grade schoolers for 7 minutes  after being informed of  the 9/11 attacks before finally being whisked away?

Or that time in October 2002 when he flat-out lied about weapons in Iraq saying, “We cannot wait for the final proof—the smoking gun—that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.”

Not to mention the fact thar during his 8 years in the White House poverty soared, household incomes fell and corporations ran rampant over worker and environmental rights.

Then again, the GOP has made it obvious that they love the Bush family, as evidenced by the fact that not only can you purchase a nostalgic ‘I miss W” tee to support the GOP cause, but you can also snag a pair of colorful socks honoring the legacy of Bush’s one-term President dad, George H.W. Bush.

The socks cost $35 and will help put the next GOPer in the White House.

Photo Credit: Gop.com

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