Looking for something for the kids that’s more than just a play thing? One Brooklyn, N.Y., company hopes you’ll help them create a Hillary Clinton action figure so that children everywhere will – finally – have a “positive female role model” - a “role model” they are hoping will become the first female president of the United States.
Apparently, this same company made some money back in 2008 when they sold Barack Obama action figures. Now, they’ve raised about $5,000 of the $15,000 they hope to get on a Kickstarter website so that they can pump out plenty of the six-inch replicas of Hillary – a slightly chubby Hillary dressed in a frumpy blue pants suit and sensible gray shoes.
More on the role model claim later, but first let’s explore what we can learn about liberals and especially Hillary-loving liberals from this toy campaign.
For one, the company that is hoping a child – or anyone – will want a plastic Hillary is making sure supporters know it’s not like that awful Barbie doll is and gender is not an issue.
“A Toy For All Ages. And Genders!” the Kickstarter website states.
“She's not a ‘doll,’ the website states. “She's an Action Figure and there's a good reason why.
“Dolls like Barbie have a long history of sending out the wrong message to girls,” the website states – obviously ignoring the fact that looking good and dressing in a feminine manner has made Barbie one of the most popular girls in the world.
“Hillary Clinton is the antidote to that message, and this toy was designed to reflect that,” the website states.
And then Hillary creators tick off a list of what makes “effective leadership,” including commanding respect, dressing for success and never giving up (even if we wish she would).
And effective leadership includes creating alliances – this portion of the website shows Hillary surrounded by brightly colored My Little Ponies – an obvious nod, or snort in this case, to the LGBT base.
Some people might read into the fact that in the “commanding respect” section of the effective leadership portion of the website Hillary is paired with Darth Vadar. But maybe it only means a villain can be an effective leader if certain crimes and a lack of integrity are overlooked?
As for being a role model, I suppose every young girl – or boy – wants to grow up and marry someone who is unfaithful. And all children would surely aspire to be forever clad in a pants suit and ugly pumps than look eternally awesome in a Hawaiian bikini and a permanent tan.
Well, because they are at least entrepreneurs we wish the Hillary zealots good luck with their campaign. God knows the woman who inspired them will need it for hers.
In the meantime, Barbie fans might be happy to learn that Sony Pictures recently announced it has signed a deal with Mattel to produce the first Barbie live-action film in what is expected to become a global film franchise.
I guess Barbie is one doll that packs a punch after all.