Violent rhetoric on the campaign trail has become a sadly commonplace part of the political cycle, even after the assassination attempt. In 2012, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill was considered one of the most vulnerable Democratic candidates up for reelection. One of the many Republicans vying for the party nomination to be her opponent was Tea Party activist Scott Boston, who dubbed Sen. McCaskill "Claire Bear." At told his supporters, "We have to kill the Claire Bear, ladies and gentlemen. She walks around like she's some sort of Rainbow Brite Care Bear or something, but really she's an evil monster." Boston lost the nomination to Todd Akin, but security around Sen. McCaskill greatly increased for the rest of the election as a precaution.
I wanted to make something for all of my gay friends out there (GLBTQ). If you are old enough to remember the 80’s, you’ll know what’s the reference here. YES!, the CareBears, specifically, the Rainbow CareBear.
Show your pride in a cute and respectful way with this shirt. Hope you like it!
Little was I to know a surprise awaited me the next day. Father brought home a rainbow care bear for me and numerous other soft toys. My little face lit up with joy.
I was young then. Perhaps four or five years of age. I vaguely remember I saw a rainbow care bear in a departmental store. Needless to say, I clamoured for my parents to get one for me. Being the thrifty housewife she was, my mother rejected my insistent requests. I went home sulky and disappointed.