The Republicans And Depression

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

The GOP has unveiled a new slogan.  They are branding their party can candidates as offering "THE CHANGE YOU DESERVE".

Nice going, morons.  Your campaign slogan is already copyrighted as an advertisement for an anti-depressant:

What the GOP doesn’t seem to realize, because they are idiots, is that "the change you deserve" is the registered advertising slogan of Effexor XR, a drug that many of you might have started taking as a result of all the…you know — terrorism.

Effexor, also known as Venlafaxine, is approved for the treatment "of depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder in adults." Its common side effects are very much in keeping with the world the House Republicans have striven to build: nausea, apathy, constipation, fatigue, vertigo, sexual dysfunction, sweating, memory loss, and – and I swear I am not making this up – "electric shock-like sensations also called ‘brain zaps."