June 11th, 2010
04:36 PM ET
4 years ago

With $9.99 stress-relief toy buyers can 'crush' Obama

With $9.99 stress-relief toy buyers can 'crush' Obama.
With $9.99 stress-relief toy buyers can 'crush' Obama.

Washington (CNN) - For about $10 you can give President Obama the squeeze – or crush his head, if you're especially stressed.

Not the real president, but his likeness found in a new mushy toy being called the "Obama Stress Head."

The item is being sold by the conservative magazine, The Weekly Standard for $9.99.

"Getting squeezed by Obama's policies? Squeeze back!" a headline blares on a website selling the toy.

The sales pitch also boasts, "Go ahead. Give the Commander in Chief a big squeeze. With our soft, mushy Obama Stress Head, you can crush those half-baked liberal ideas before they do any more damage."

Meanwhile, the sales ad also touts what some may see as offensive.

"Pin his ears back, turn that smile upside down. Come on…you know you want to," the website states.

The site also promises upcoming, similar crushable toys in the likeness of "more of your favorite liberals – Pelosi, Biden and more."

The Democratic National Committee has responded to the sales pitch.

In a statement to CNN, Press Secretary Hari Sevugan said, "Given the civil war between factions of the right that has left the Republican party bloodied, bitterly divided and drained of resources heading into election season, and also given the waning of influence of establishment institutions like the Weekly Standard to shape the future of the right, we understand that they have a lot to be stressed about over there."


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soundoff (107 Responses)
  1. kimberly

    Its funny, but I have YET to meet a single person that can give me an example of the SQUEEZE Obama has put on them. NOT ONE MORON can give an example. Uneducated fools, and the goper and teabaggers fall RIGHT into the racist extremist plans...sick!

    June 11, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  2. Georgia Peach, Atlanta

    Yep, thats right folks, all the Conservatives have left is wild accusations, stereotypes, gimmicks and toys.

    The last gift/gimmick was sent out by former RNC chair candidate Chip Saltsman was "Barack the Magic Negro" cd. I wonder if Michael Steele, Alan Keyes, Condi Rice and Clarence Thomas got theirs???

    June 11, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  3. Bob in PA

    Or should i have said "A must have for the 'disearning' taxpayer".

    June 11, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  4. nathan

    Squeeze away rightie. We still run the country and will for 6 more yrs.

    June 11, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  5. JP

    I am sure that they both have the same thing between the ears.

    June 11, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. PalmReader

    Well, if you can't crush him in the polls, I guess the next best thing is to get the gullible to buy this doll instead.

    What remarkable stupidity went into this project . . .

    June 11, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  7. Steven M.

    Where can I get the Palin version??

    June 11, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  8. Keith in Austin

    Now this speaks volumns about how the American people feel about King Barry Soetoro!

    Unfortunately, Mr Bozo cares very little about public opinion when compared to his own political gain!

    June 11, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  9. smarterthanyou

    if something like this was made for bush two years ago it would hve been "un patriotic" or "un american" but it's ok to criticize any "half-baked liberal ideas" that you don't agree with??? gimme a break, these ancient "conservative" ideas and rhetoric just need to be stopped. the weekly standard is PROPAGANDA pandering to the old and foolish of this nation. and you wonder why the country is in the state it is.............

    June 11, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  10. Stacey

    Oh, I love this! LOL! The GOP won't win in 2012! They are the gift that keeps on giving. Keep it coming!

    June 11, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    Those repugs are so funny . . . . NOT!
    I am glad that they are wasting their times on stupid toys iinstead of the real issues. I don't whether you are a magazine/newspaper or a politician.
    Then again, the party of NO is going down in November so I hope they make sure those dumb toys are still around then. :) :)

    June 11, 2010 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  12. CarlM.

    "Given the civil war between factions of the right that has left the Republican party bloodied"

    My party shouldn't be lecturing Republicans on interparty fights and political distress.

    June 11, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  13. plasticensory

    why not make a head of this toymaker's mom and crush it for the mistake she made...

    June 11, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  14. American Patriot -- a "real" tea partier

    Where's the one they made for Bush?

    June 11, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  15. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    Typical GOP tactics of spreading hate. These people are not Americans. Americans do not hope the country fails just to score some points with their base. However, they seem to score points with their base when they spread hate. The GOP and their right wing nut followers are about as un-American of a group that you find. They have been following the teachings and tactics of hate that was in Nazi Germany in 1938. But the American people know just how to handle them,

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    June 11, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    Honestly, this nothing over which to take offense. It's kinda funny...and harmless really. Liberals should one up them with something more clever than a literalist joke of a squishy head though. Maybe a squishy chicken in a doctor suit, or a squishy Constitution that looks like a Bible if you squeeze it just the right way. Or hey, maybe a wind up toy of a dude in the public restroom tapping his foot or a wedding ring that has hinges for easy removal....

    June 11, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  17. Liberal4Obama

    Leave it to the RACIST conservatives to figure out a nice way to lynch a black man. Totally despicable.

    June 11, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  18. puzzled

    shameful. That's all that can be said about this.

    June 11, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  19. Adam

    Didn't the Weekly Standard used to be distinguished?

    June 11, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  20. Jason

    Where's the Bush doll that you can kick in the testicles every time you're reminded that your life sucks because of him?

    June 11, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  21. Dave, CA

    This is great. Community Organizer from south side of Chicago has no brains and no experience. We have to dump him before he destroys our economy and lives.

    June 11, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  22. Republicans are Pigs

    Republicans are the lowest forms of life on earth. They crap in public, rstep all over it, and then stink like it all day. No manners, no conscience, and they couldn't care less about being on the wrong side of history.

    June 11, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  23. Darth Vadik, CA

    Another proof to show that conservatives have a absolutely terrible sense of humor, if at all.

    As far as the GOP beating Obama in 2012

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    If Hillary and Bill couldn't do it when Obama was a man without White House experience, do you really think a moron like Romney or Palin can do it after he has 4 years under his belt.

    Again another

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    June 11, 2010 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  24. sunsohot

    Hari Sevugan got it right; don't take it personally – treat the obvious attack with facts and subtle humor :)

    June 11, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  25. dax

    if I were one of these lazy republicans, I'd be desparate enough to employ witchcraft or whatever, also. Hell, lies and other scare tactics aren't workin so well. Well at least they can get their herd to buy goal from them. There's money in fear!

    June 11, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
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