Finally! A Republican video game lets you to slap Hillary Clinton in the face

Picture 237Proving that Republicans are (justifiably) scared shitless about a potential Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run, a Republican anti-Clinton Super PAC brings you a game where you are encouraged to slap the former Secretary of State (who has not even announced that she’s running) across the face. But before getting to the game, let’s discuss the Super PAC, whose treasurer is Christopher M. Marston, a former member of the Bush administration and a Republican campaign finance consultant. The Super PAC is called The Hillary Project  and rocks the catchy motto “The Only Thing Standing Between Hillary and the White House.” I’ve provided a screenshot, so you can appreciate the artwork; the urgency of the red and the spookiness of the font are particularly effective.

Just how they are standing between Hillary and the White House is unclear. The site does have a STOP HILLARY PETITION, though it’s unclear to whom it is addressed or how it will deter a Clinton campaign. It is, nonetheless, frightening. The petition opens with “Hillary Clinton – the name alone strikes dread in the hearts of freedom loving Americans” and ends with, “If left unabated, Hillary Clinton has an excellent chance of becoming our next president. Our Goal: 20,000,000 signatures to tell Hillary to stay home! SIGN NOW”

I’m sure the Super PAC will have no trouble raising money because, while other projects give away bumper stickers for free, The Hillary Project offers “a free bumper sticker” for $15, and “50 free bumper stickers” for $500. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sold out fast. Check it out!THP_Stop-Hillary-Save-Nation_Bumper-Sticker-mock-up_v1_130723-1024x171In addition to the amazing bumper stickers, the site’s “store” is selling #StopHillary iphone cases, mousepads (vertical and horizontal), tote bags, baseball caps, pins, mugs, water bottles, shirts, and, for the environmentalist Hillaryphobe, a #StopHillary reusable shopping back.

Now, let’s get to the game, so to speak. It was created by the SlapHillary Team and premiered, if you will, in 2000. But on Monday it repremiered, garnering attention by tweeting to reporters, “Have you slapped Hillary today?” #Adorable! I’ve taken a screen shot of the game (after the jump), so you don’t have to visit the site. The game lets you click on a “slap Hillary” button and a “Hillary speaks” button. So, you can slap her when she’s still, or slap her while she’s talking, every misogynist’s dream!

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!  There’s also a Dancing Hillary game, which I personally think would appeal to her supporters, where you get to make Hillary do certain moves, including the running man. Get it? I’m not sure the Hillary Project does but I do. And there’s a Street Fight Game between her and Obama.

You may be surprised that some Republicans would actually publically encourage and enable you to slap a woman across the face. I mean we wouldn’t be surprised if they did it privately. But if this seems especially brazen and incriminating, just remember, this is the party that almost did NOT bring you the Violence Against Women Act.

Videos and screenshots of the video game posted after the jump

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Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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