June 11th, 2010
04:36 PM ET
5 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

    hey DAVE, try 4 year state senator and 4 year US SENATOR! he was a community organizer in his 20's, when bush and palin were getting DRUNK and doing beauty contest/queens...idiot!

    June 11, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  2. Senator

    ...and another thing Dave, the Economy and country was wrecked by that dumb fool who went to Yale on an affirmative action scholarship better known as a 'legacy' scholarship: The Richest woman in the world is From Chicago.. and I pray that Jeb doesnt even think about being President: we dont need another son of a bush in the white house

    June 11, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. Ridiculous

    It's idiots that make up these sick ideas that I'd like to put in a theater and go Inglorious Bastards on them. Disgusting.

    June 11, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. artie

    REMEMBER the Bush hanging in effigy and all the grotesque masks etc.? The libs can dish it out but they can't take it !!

    June 11, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  5. Katie B in NC

    This is a great toy for whiny GOPers! It gives them something to do while they're waiting for the next idea to shoot down. After all, we wouldn't want them wasting any energy coming up with solutions, would we?

    June 11, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  6. gt

    its just a gag gift for petes sake,, some of you people need a life,,,,,

    June 11, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    That should be a big seller.

    June 11, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  8. vet in tx

    there is a sucker born every minute, I wonder how much of the proceeds to to worthy causes like Sean Hannity's program which he embezzles 75 percent of in the name of vet's families........you betcha

    June 11, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  9. vet in tx

    I hope they make one of W holding hands and kissing the Saudi King they are bashing Obama of bowing too. Go ahead, google it, I dare you.

    June 11, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  10. Tony 140

    IT'S A JOKE. Liberals need to get a sense of humor. They take themselves entirely too seriously.

    June 11, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  11. NancyLV

    No dems didn't do this to Bush because they did not think of it or they would have been the first. Good going lets crush that sucker.

    June 11, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  12. Augsbee

    I'm sure a lot of people in Louisiana would love to have this doll right about now as they are struggling with BP for money.

    June 11, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  13. Donkey Party

    Is anyone really surprised by this? Given the fact that the right-wingers have roughly the intellectual capacity of 4 year olds, what better than a toy to keep them entertained?

    June 11, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  14. kravitz

    Obama Waffles. And now a mock Obama you can crush with your bare hands. Gee, the republican racists don't wear white hooded robes anymore do they.....

    June 11, 2010 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  15. Brian from NJ

    @ Jason

    Your life sucks because of Bush... you big baby! Why don't you go do something constructive and actually become part of the solution instead sitting there whining that the President of the US ruined your life!!

    June 11, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    kimberly June 11th, 2010 4:42 pm ET

    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
    _____________________________________________________
    Okay, I'll take the bait! When you look at the Federal debt of $13 trillion going up like a rocket under this administration you don't see the squeeze on all of us?!?! Who Kimberly do you think will pay this off? Maybe just all of the rich people? Maybe we just leave it on the books and everyone work until June to pay interest on this debt forwver? Those of us that care about the future of this country do feel squeezed by the $13 trillion balance on America's credit card.

    June 11, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  17. Valerie Jay

    The once-proud Republican party has reached a new low. They so hate the fact that an intelligent, well-educated, black Democrat sits in the White House. After eight years of George Bush, Mr. Obama is a gift from God.

    June 11, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  18. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Made in China by child labor at a cost of 25 cents. You've just been had again for exactly $9.74 plus tax.

    June 11, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  19. Darth Vadik, CA

    Jerod,

    We the Dems have mental capacities of adults while you Republicans are perpetually stuck in the second grade.

    I'm surprised you didn't come out with a bumper sticker or T-shirt that says "my dad can beat up Obama..."

    ...ah darn, I should have trade marked that, I just know one of you conservatives will make a shirt that says that and try to sell it on ebay tomorrow.

    June 11, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  20. Adam West

    NancyLV nice run on sentence. please leave your trailerpark and get some learnin in u. u good write

    June 11, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  21. cleveland brown

    i am creating a squeez doll with a donkey taking a dump on sarah palin. oh, the comedy! my side is splitting

    June 11, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  22. Frank

    Dolls are for babies–Republicans. What's next from these weirdos, stick-the-pin-in-Obama vodoo dolls? I wouldn't put it past them.

    June 11, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  23. ajax

    It's funny but would be even better if he was saddled up on the backside of a donkey.

    June 11, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  24. Linda, Mormonville, Utah

    How nasty. I would expect nothing less from Conservative pieces of garbage.

    June 11, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  25. ProudDEM

    How mature of those conservatives. I would love to have them runningn the country soon!

    June 11, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
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