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FixCam: Debut of The Fix T-Shirt!

Today marks the unveiling of the The Fix's official t-shirt. It seemed as good a time as any to say thank you for all of your contributions to this blog over the last few years. The goal of The Fix is to build a community of people united by a mutual love of politics.

If you won a Fix t-shirt during our primary predictions contests, be on the lookout for yours -- and prepare for an onslaught of attention from jealous friends and neighbors. If you didn't, we're sorry. But, we are currently developing other contests to hasten the awarding of more t-shirts.

Fixistas Unite!

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 24, 2008; 12:41 PM ET
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Love the fit it T shirt. I'll wear it for Hillary. I'll burn it for Obama. how do I get one?

Posted by: drnell | May 2, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone stopped to think--with Hillary constantly posing slamming drinks back with "the boys"--what message she is sending to young people, ie., you have to drink to be popular?

Posted by: martin edwin andersen | May 2, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

I know this is a blog, Chris, but I do wish you would stop wasting our time.

We have serious business to deal with:
Namely, undermining the future of the most wretched administration America has ever known, in order to make sure such a catastrophic government never again darkens the corridors of the White House.

This is going to take effort and vigilance - especially from reporters - although the general public seems to be doing a pretty good job these days of noticing most of the things which are wrong in the current system.

Now, pay attention!

Posted by: wardropper | May 2, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Still, I can't get out of my craw how Obama wrongfully and shamelessly ATTACKED Hillary over playing "race cards", when she did no such thing. . . . . . But the way he race-baited Hillary's campaign, accusing them, attacking them about playing race cards. Attacking Bill Clinton, one of the best Presidents in America on black issues; or, Geraldine Ferraro, who has been the point person on so many social programs that benefited blacks -- how shameful of Obama. His actions have indeed been divisive (a la Rev. Wright).

Lets face facts: . . if Obama with his second-rate Health Care Plan were white? . . Heck, he wouldn't get 10% of the black vote let alone 90%. . . . . . . . Oooops, by telling the truth, did I just play a race card?!

As far as Rev. Wright du jour? . . We should reexamine Michelle Obama's words to get a good look into Barrak Obama's heart. "I've never been proud of America."

Posted by: Coldcomfort | May 2, 2008 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Cillizza, any journalism student could have written this brainless, lazy junk. Why don't you try writing a story on the issues actually affecting America? Did you know that Bush lied us into a war in Iraq? Or have you been too busy reading TMZ?

Posted by: losthorizon101 | May 2, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

. . . . . . . . . . . . . MICHELLE OBAMA'S WORDS NEED TO BE VIEWED WITH NEW SCRUTINY

One key to understanding Rev. Wright and Barrak Obama is to see the philosophical nuances within Obama's family. Barrak is a politician, so anything he might say needs to be view with extreme skepticism. So let's examine the words of Michelle Obama.

We know that Wright said, "God d_m America," and "The American government invented AIDS to attack black people." . . . . . . Did this world view have any agreement within the Obama family?

Well, we need to look no further than Michelle Obama's firestorm when she said, "I've never been proud of America." . . . . . . At the time, it was dismissed as misspeak. However, the demeanor in which she said it left some doubt as to whether it was truly misspeak, but most of us were willing to look the other way - after all she was new to the public stage.

Nevertheless, in light of the new revelations about Barrak Obama's pastor, mentor, and spiritual advisor for the last twenty years, Michelle's words indeed take on their old meaning. . . . . Did Michelle's really mean what she said? . . . Now with this new evidence, I believe she did.

Considering Obama's wrongful ATTACKS on Hillary about playing race cards (which she never did), I'd say that the chickens are coming home to roost.

Posted by: Coldcomfort | May 2, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

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Results Now Posted Instantly! Barack Obama In the Lead!

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Posted by: votenic | April 25, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

People for Obama say "Enough of the Bushes, Enough of the Clintons" Are these the same people who voted for Bush? Because now that the American people have ENDURED through 2 Bad Bushes -- Whats wrong with going with a proven Good - - Go Hilary!!! Someone who really cares about this country Not someone who wants to
Line HIS pockets with more Americans. Lets look at Obama's friends, Now lets look at the Clintons Track record - Is there a decision?

Posted by: Tony New Hampshire | April 25, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Chris: Great shirt, great blog, great forum.

Even if we do accuse you of crazy bias from time to time when things aren't going the way of our respective candidates. ;)

And 'Ohio guy'... if this blog is so "second rate" I have two immediate thoughts:

1) If you spend your precious time reading such a "second rate" blog, what does it say about you? Second rate citizen perhaps?

2) Why don't you piss off and leave the rest of us to enjoy it?

Posted by: Boutan | April 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Report abuse

Chris, love the shirt. Sweet logo.
Dare I say, you do a pretty good job of modeling it, sir. Ha!

Now, when can I have one? As my two year old will say, "Pleeeeeeease." :)

Posted by: Isabella | April 25, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Chris, love the shirt. Sweet logo.
Dare I say, you do a pretty good job of modeling it, sir. Ha!

Now, when can I have one? As my two year old will say, "Pleeeeeeease." :)

Posted by: Isabella | April 25, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

What is the sourcing of your shirt? Made in Bangladesh by kids on a rooftop? Or more reliably sourced by workers paid enough to live on? Care to elaborate on that, Chris?

Posted by: Jim | April 24, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

interesting how bonjedi avoids her ludicrous prediction that Obama will clearly win Pa. Not even your own candidate thought that. You think that just might explain why he was in Indianapolis on Tues night.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 24, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

I love the shirt, I must agree with the comment above regarding the term "fixistas" although I am a woman it is a bit feminine for the men. Hook your readers up with the shirts! I would pay for one.

Posted by: Laurenbp | April 24, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

T-Shirt logo is cool.

Posted by: Word of Wisdom | April 24, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Concerning the Republican attempt to air Rev Wright in North Carolina. I'm a Obama supporter and say let them do it. Obama will benefit from this because it will only pissed African American off with their double standards. Also I think the Obama camp should air the comments from the Pastor who endorsed MCcain. This is why I also put this out


Letter to the Editor or Blog
TIME FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS TO BOYCOTT THE ELECTIONS.

I have carefully viewed the Democratic race between Obama and Hillary Clinton. Obama came into the race knowing the challenges he would face as black candidate who would not always be judged by his knowledge and skills, but by the color of his skin. The media fascination with Obama is causing him the President seat. Our country's unwillingness to except a black candidate has become evident to me as Hillary Clinton exports that to get votes.

Throughout history African Americans have struggled to survive and to be accepted not just as a citizen, but as a human being. African American have voted and helped shaped this country not always for their benefits or rights, but they were asked to be apart of a democracy that only includes them to meet others needs and their ambitions.

I have decided that although this country is the greatest country in the world that we still have a division among race that is clear in this election process. African Americans have voted and are expected to vote for any white candidate, but white people are not expected or will vote for a Black candidate. This is clear in Ohio and Penn as the tone of race this becomes evident to me.

I'm asking that all African Americans who believe that this is unjust system, that its okay to vote for a white candidate, but in this country its still okay to not vote for a black candidate; not because of comments, or church affiliations because those things occurred with white candidate which still did not stop them from getting into the White House. No these are things that just gave people a reason not to vote when they weren't going to vote anyway with the real underlining issue being Race. Its time that African American and White Americans who believe this is an unjustified process in our today's society that we boycott the elections for the Democratic Party.

I'm asking all African American to boycott Hillary Clinton if she is our nominee. Not because she is white or a woman, but because of her dirty tactics to exploit race. I'm asking that we boycott her selection because this country has an unfair process when it comes to electing an African American verses a White American President.

We have never had an African American President and for all the reason that people make up for the reason why the real reason doesn't lie in bitter comments, or a Rev comment or anything else. It lies in the bitter heart of some people who will not let this country move forward. It lies in the hand of Media people who have talk show pundits who try to sway minds and get ratings. It lies in who has the power and who doesn't. What Black men can win the White House? This is what African American should be asking. I mean can any Black men be qualified enough? Why do Black men have to walk a finer line than White men or even in this case a White Women who has a shady past?

It's time we stood up and say that if it's okay for us to vote outside our race than why isn't okay for you to vote outside yours
Its time WE BOYCOTT THE ELECTION.


Posted by: betty | April 24, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

When evaluating winners in the PA Primary, I hope the TRUE margin is used,

I predicted Clinton by 9.5%... actual margin was 9.4%... I'll take my shirt in XL

Posted by: spears404 | April 24, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Wow, you ARE a fellow Hoya. I can tell but your (in)ability to dance. ;)

Good work. I love The Fix and some of the insightful comments here despite the obvious and chronic irritators. I wish the shirt weren't so boring, though... c'mon. Where's a catchy political slogan when you need one?

Posted by: BrianRF | April 24, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Dummy, the Patriots are a poor analogy. If I was coaching the Pats like I am contributing to Hillary, I would have demanded a Fifth Quarter.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 24, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

"Clinton won 51% of the overall vote to Obama's 45% and Edwards' embarrassingly low 4%."

and that was really great of you to predict that HC won the Texas popular vote by 110,000 and Obama the caucus by 4. What great predicting you have done, we certainly are impressed."

I forgot that Leichtman thinks the Patriots won the Super Bowl because they had more first downs.

Obama won more delegates in NV and TX than HRC; ergo, Obama won NV and TX. You can look it up.

Posted by: bondjedi | April 24, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Rocky On
There is something for everybody and fun for the whole family!

By David Kahane

The hottest, most viral video scooting around the Net right now is something on You Tube called Baracky: the Movie, and all I can say is that give that writer a contract, because it's absolutely brilliant. Starring my guy, B. Hussein Obama Jr., as Rocky Balboa and Vampira as Apollo Creed, it's dead-on in its summation of the Democratic race thus far. Or at least until Tuesday night.

It's also, alas, way too close to home. Because, as we all remember -- warning: spoiler alert! -- Rocky lost. And now, after that ten-point blowout in Rocky's home state, I think Barry's gonna lose, too.

Not that this endless, protracted campaign, which makes the Russian defense of Stalingrad look like Saddam Hussein's "elite Republican Guard" vs. the Marines outside Baghdad, shouldn't be compared to a boxing movie.

As Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd prove weekly, every single aspect of American politics can be expressed in terms of either a movie or a Broadway musical, and it's a rare Sunday that I don't put down the oped page of the New York Times without a showtune on my lips and a host of unrelated similes rattling around in my brain.

Still, there's nothing wrong with genre pictures, as long as both you and the audience get the ending you want, but not the ending you expect.

If you watched Count Orlok's victory speech last night in Pennsylvania, you surely spotted the Rocky fan standing behind her with the boxing gloves on his hands and the smile on his face; that guy's seen this picture a thousand times and knows exactly how it's all going to turn out at the bitter, bitter end.

When this 15-round heavyweight bout started between the Wendigo and the Punahou Kid, I didn't give my guy much of a chance. It was the boxer against the puncher and, as we all know, the boxer can be way ahead on points and still abruptly find himself flat on the canvas with little birdies circling his head as the ref counts him out.

Given that Punahou guys are famously known to be a bunch of spoiled crybaby elitists who bowl like little girls, I didn't expect he'd last a single round with Grendel's Mom.

Whaddya know? He bloodied her nose in Iowa. It was like that moment in Rocky when Sly breaks one of Carl Weathers's ribs with a bone-crunching left hook and all of a sudden the entire audience started screaming: "We've got a fight on our hands!"

And so we did. It, the Terror From Beyond Space, punched him out in New Hampshire, evening the score, and then the long slow Bataan death march began, Barry nimbly racking up points in the caucuses while Godzilla stomped him in the big states.

Every time Barry seemed about to put her away, the Mummy rose again from the tomb, stalking him relentlessly, always moving forward . . . forward.

What a fight -- old vs. young, black vs. white, male vs. whatever. Something for everybody and fun for the whole family! Great ratings, too -- a ten on the Obamamometer. But he couldn't do the one thing a challenger must do to wrest the title from the champ: he couldn't knock her out. And we started to worry that maybe, just maybe, he had a glass jaw, too.

When Gentleman Junior reeled off a string of wins, it looked like the end was nigh for the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. Stop the fight, we cried -- throw in the towel.

In true Democrat-party style, Barry's Official Fan Club -- Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and an Amen Chorus of unbiased newsmen and women everywhere -- declared that the match was over.

Because, in our party, once we get the electoral result we want, we stop counting (just ask the governor of Washington State). They were just like Talia Shire shouting at Stallone from the top of the stairs: "You can't win!!"

Yo, Adrian -- shut up and eat your waffles.

Because a funny thing happened on the way to the glue factory. That movie moment when the beleaguered champ realizes that the title isn't about the fancy cars and the sharp clothes and the huge retinue of yes-men; that he has to get back to basics, train hard, live right and even fight dirty if he must.

Rabbit punches, eye-gouging, kidney punches, low blows, hitting coming out of the clinches, even a little liniment on the gloves to get in the other guy's eyes. All's fair in love, war, and politics and besides, it's only cheating if you get caught.

Oh my God, this isn't Rocky -- it's Rocky III. And Barack Obama is Mr. T.

So now we see how this movie's going to end. Sure, Howard Fineman -- a worthy challenger to David Broder's title as the pundit most incapable of a single original thought -- and the others will tell you Barry's still ahead on points.

They'll tell you that there's no way our party will snatch Obama's victory from him and hand it to the Golem, no way we'll risk a Chicago '68-style convention in Denver, this time with a race riot thrown in for extra value.

But I know better -- hey, I write these things for a living. Ever since Barry began whaling on her, Michael Myers has been hunched up against the ropes, lying doggo, playing possum, biding her time, waiting for him to slip, stumble, and otherwise fall on his face.

Pastor Wright -- wham! Professor Ayers -- blam! Gordon Getty's cocktail party -- thank you, Ma'am!

Barry's cut now. He's dazed and bleeding. Visions of Gibson and Stephanopoulos are dancing in his head. He's no longer just fighting one opponent -- he's fighting Them!

I wish I could turn it off. I wish I didn't have to see what happens next. Hannibal Lecter's going to hit him hard, again and again. Break his nose. Stave in a couple of ribs. And then, with one last punch, she's going to break his jaw.


http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YjVkMjJjNzE2ODhiNTA1ZGUzN2Y1ZGQxMjA1N2IyYTY=


And break liberals' hearts.

Posted by: proudtobeGOP | April 24, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

It appears that Ohio guy does not want one. I'll be glad to take his.

And on the modeling thing - don't give up your day job.

Posted by: Dave! | April 24, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I predicted that HC's Pa win would propel her to raise $5 million in 48 hours.Off by 1/2.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 24, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

"By my count I have at least four shirts coming my way, due to the numerous cans of whoop-ass I predicted would be opened on Hillary Clinton, including Texas and Nevada."

Posted by: bondjedi | April 24, 2008 1:59 PM

Yea pretty sharp you predicted that Obama would win Pa:

Since he is going to sweep NC, PA, and IN, I don't think this is something you need to worry about.
Posted by: bondjedi | April 11, 2008 12:35 PM

are you now rewriting the Nevada results:
"Clinton won 51% of the overall vote to Obama's 45% and Edwards' embarrassingly low 4%."


and that was really great of you to predict that HC won the Texas popular vote by 110,000 and Obama the caucus by 4. What great predicting you have done, we certainly are impressed.

Posted by: Leichtman | April 24, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Please sell us your shirts!

Posted by: Tim | April 24, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

It's clear The fix is in

Posted by: nclwtk | April 24, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

By my count I have at least four shirts coming my way, due to the numerous cans of whoop-ass I predicted would be opened on Hillary Clinton, including Texas and Nevada.

Posted by: bondjedi | April 24, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

scrivener, Great idea for the back of the shirt!


"The Fix can touch MC Hammer."

Posted by: proudtobeGOP | April 24, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Ohio guy: I thought chicks dug the long blog?

Posted by: Spectator2 | April 24, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Ohio guy: I thought chicks dug the long blog?

Posted by: Spectator2 | April 24, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Ohio guy: I thought chicks dug the long blog?

Posted by: Spectator2 | April 24, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Chris, for your dubious modeling job of your new t-shirt. When do I get mine for making the correct pick in Pennsylvania - including % margin, votes margin, and delegate margin? Thank you, no applause please.

Posted by: Chuck | April 24, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"The Trail can only dream of having a T-shirt."

Posted by: P Diddy | April 24, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"Because The Trail is for sissies."

Posted by: P Diddy | April 24, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Sell us your t-shirts!

Posted by: JoeMpls | April 24, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

"My opinion is more right than yours on The Fix."

Posted by: P Diddy | April 24, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else feel a little feminized by the term "Fixistas". I wouldn't want to offend anyone, but that seems like a pretty gender specific group. (In my head, I'm picturing hoards of teen girls following the fix's Prius, waving copies of the Post on recycled paper, changing "The Fix is in!") How about Fixistas and Fixinators, Fixtators and Fixistas, or my personal favorite, ConFixadors and Fixistas to keep with the Latin theme.

T-shirt looks great, hope to win one soon.

Posted by: jslotterback | April 24, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for all your hard work, CC. I'm sure many of us appreciate the forum you've given us to shout at one another, stay close-minded, ignore contrary opinions, and discuss anything except solutions to the problems that ail this country. I love reading everything up here, even Rat-the, svreader, and all the other names svreader posts as :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | April 24, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Nice thread job, Homeslice!

Suggest you also put witty sayings on the back, below the URL. Here are some suggestions:

"The Fix is In; Vote Early and Often"

"Where Mainstream Media Meets the Great Unwashed"

"We think; therefore we blog."

"Chris Matthews thinks this T-shirt is "swell"

"Mommy and Daddy surfed the net and all I got was this lousy T-shirt"


...You get the idea. Now tell me again how to win one.

And I'm happy to see you are NOT selling them, a la Bill O'Reilly. You are above that, my good man...

The Scrivener

Posted by: scrivener | April 24, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Nice, CC. Thanks for all your hard work and for giving us a forum to shout at one another, stay close-minded, and not listen to contrary opinions. :-)

Posted by: P Diddy | April 24, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

How incredibly lame.

Who would want to be seen in a t-shirt that promotes a second-rate political blog in public? This is almost as funny as when I click by Fox News sometimes and there's Bill O'Falafel promoting 'Factor' clothing and gear.

Posted by: Ohio guy | April 24, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

How incredibly lame.

Who would want to be seen in a t-shirt that promotes a second-rate political blog in public? This is almost as funny as when I click by Fox News sometimes and there's Bill O'Falafel promoting 'Factor' clothing and gear.

Posted by: Ohio guy | April 24, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

How incredibly lame.

Who would want to be seen in a t-shirt that promotes a second-rate political blog in public? This is almost as funny as when I click by Fox News sometimes and there's Bill O'Falafel promoting 'Factor' clothing and gear.

Posted by: Ohio guy | April 24, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

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