A Kansas couple’s presidential campaign sign decrying all candidates has garnered attention from the entire community and beyond.
As a joke, Debbie Butler and her husband, a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, put up a sign that reads, "Everybody Sucks 2016. The U.S. is doomed," on their lawn. The sign succinctly illustrates the couple's dissatisfaction with the presidential candidates this year.
"It’s fun," Butler told KSHB. "We just thought it was funny when we saw it, so we bought it and put it in the front yard."
Since then, the poster has received mostly positive reactions from the neighborhood.
“It gets a lot of car honks,” Butler said. “It gets people stopping and saying, ‘We love your sign.’ People slow down and take pictures of our sign.”
Butler and her husband ordered the sign from a website called 16sucks.com which sells other items such as T-shirts and bumper stickers with memorable slogans, according to WEARTV.
In the company's "about" section, the proprietor writes that his weariness with politics and the 2016 presidential election inspired him to start the business:
If you're here it's probably cause you enjoy some satire. Or are as passively pissed as I am.
Nothing is more infuriating than idiots who walk their dogs on the wrong side of the road except, maybe, having our social media bombed by political bullshit we don't care about. Most of our lives don't revolve around politics otherwise we'd end up as shitty, loathsome politicians. Despite our greatest efforts the media is still saturated with unavoidable garbage, which is where we come in.
Satire aside, if you don't believe in any candidate; if you can't stand behind any candidate, don't just keep your mouth shut and shake your head, softly weeping inside at the "this guy insulted the other guy's small hands" video post on Facebook.
Step up and voice your opinion as unpolitical as you are cause, damn it, we are too and there are plenty more people just like you!
But one Kansas resident doesn’t agree with the sign. Michelle Staley, a collector of old political campaign pins, plates and paintings, considers the sign to be mean-spirited, KSHB reports.
“Back in the day, it was nasty but in a nice way,” she told the news station. “This [campaign sign] is just in-your-face nasty. It’s true but nasty.”
Staley’s criticism doesn’t faze Butler, who said she and her husband like to keep a sense of humor during the election.
“We’re going to do what we do in November, and in the meantime, we’re just going to have fun with the election,” Butler added.