Tea Parties Are For Old British People

Have you seen this Farmer John’s marketing campaign advertising their bacon-wrapped hot dogs?  It makes a subtle reference to the Tea Party and their old regressive ways.  You could run into the campaign’s ads on many progressive blogs starting with this image:

Then it would change to this:

Finally, it would direct people to “Vote YES on the bacon wrapped hot dog“.

On a marketing level, I have to give props to the Farmer John company for such a witty and creative campaign.  On a social justice level, I have to give them kudos for being that bold: many Tea Party members have not been shy about displaying in public their hatred of immigrants (something that was disturbingly showcased at their protests of last year’s health care reform townhalls).

Besides, I would rather eat American hot dogs than drink foreign British tea.