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DNC creates JebSwagStore.com

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Hours after Jeb Bush launched his campaign store on Wednesday (complete with a $75 guacamole bowl), the Democratic National Committee came up with a two-fer today to jump in on the fun.

Seizing on the opportunity to mock some recent faux pas the Republican candidate has uttered on the campaign trail, the DNC has come up with a mock website called  JebSwagStore.com.

Among the items on the site include:

Right to Rise Step Stool, where,Every American has the Right to Rise a little higher! For just $2,016 (plus shipping and handling), we’ll help you rise high enough to reach that pesky can of foie gras on the top shelf.”

Bush for President Shirt —  “Jeb Bush is his own man! Any resemblance this t-shirt bears to a previous campaign’s t-shirt is just a coincidence, just as any resemblance Jeb Bush’s policies bear to a previous Bush’s policies are even more coincidental.”

And a Scarlet Letter for Single Moms  — “A must-wear for single mothers everywhere! And by must-wear, we mean it will literally be mandatory! Jeb Bush knows that the problem with single motherhood today is that there isn’t enough shame associated with it, so take a page out of Bush’s 1996 book (which he took out of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 book) and iron this on your sweater so everyone can see that you deserve to be shamed.”

“The products available on JebSwagStore.com perfectly speak to Jeb Bush’s values as governor, and the policies he’ll push as president. And if you don’t like it, we’ll take you outside,” says DNC Spokesman Eric Walker, a reference to another item now for sale on the JebBush2016.com site, a t-shirt that reads, “My dad is the greatest man I’ve ever known, and if you don’t think so, we can step outside.”

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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