The Partisan Guide to MLS
DC, or so the conventional wisdom goes, is a town of transients. Congressional staffers, legislative aides, lobbyists, etc... Many of them are in DC for only a few years. While here, they may as well support DC United, considering that their home state may not have an MLS team. In order to help make this transition easier for them, the DCenters has assembled this easy to use guide on why other MLS teams should not be adopted by our party staffers, conveniently packaged to support their partisan leanings and demonstrating how the team is inappropriate and unworthy of their partisan support...
Columbus CrewRepublicans: Crew logo borrows heavily from Soviet-era "heroic realism." Way too communist looking.
Democrats: "America's Hardest Working Team" finished out of the playoffs, thus reinforcing the idea that blue-collar labor is not rewarded in America. Barbara Ehrlich would no doubt denounce this message in her forthcoming book "Hard Tackle: How America's Middle Class Team is Marginalized by Superior Talent"
Chicago FireRepublicans: Remember, Chicago is why Nixon lost to Kennedy. Never forget, never forgive.
Democrats: Team name celebrates example of poor urban planning.
Kansas City WizardsRepublicans: Rainbow ball image disconcerting to religous conservative base.
Democrats: Wizards no doubt use "magical thinking" to justify economic policies, exactly the sort of thing we loyal Dems should be fighting against.
MetroStarsRepublicans: Name implies that living in a metropolitan area makes you a star. However, we red-staters like clearing brush on our farm, so clearly this team isn't for us. And wasn't Alexi Lalas that hippie looking dude? Team playoff record shows overuse of hemp products.
Democrats: Team fled to New Jersey, thus increasing urban sprawl and ecologically destructive practices. Image of Tony Meola in goal glorifies poor nutritional habits promoted by large fast-food companies.
The New England RevolutionRepublicans: This the the team of the Kennedys and Kerrys. No GOP staffer would ever support such a team.
Democrats: Prominent images of musket wielding supporters indicated insufficient grasp of the need for strong gun control.
Colorado RapidsRepublicans: Once had a coach nicknamed "Mooch", who probably earned his nickname by mooching off the state for welfare he didn't deserve.
Democrats: Pete Coors is from Colorado, so team name Rapids probably indicates the GOP's desired speed for overturning Roe v. Wade.
Chivas USARepublicans: Sure the colors are red white and blue, and since W speaks Spanish, they should be okay, but image of fighting goat suggests... SATAN!
Democrats: Chiva Girls do not present strong role models for young women. Teams consistently beating the crap out of Chivas does not present good image of kindness to goats and other animals.
FC DallasRepublicans: Inside sources suggest "FC" actually stands for "Favorites of Clinton". I saw this on LewRockwell.com, it must be true.
Democrats: Inside sources suggest "FC" actually stands for "Funded by Cheney". I saw this on DemocraticUnderground.com, it must be true.
Houston 1836Republicans: They're carpetbaggers, and if there's one thing the GOP can't stand, it is a carpetbagger.
Democrats: Team left beautiful San Jose to move to the City of Enron and George Bush #1's tax-dodge address.
LA GalaxyRepublicans: Can't forgive Steve Sampson for embarassing US in front of the French, who we hoped to humiliate in 1998.
Democrats: Can't forgive Steve Sampson for embarassing US in front of the French, who we hoped to impress in 1998.
Real Salt LakeRepublicans: Mispronunciation of "Real" damaging to English only education efforts.
Democrats: Utah not exactly known for its tolerance of different people, let alone R-Rated movies. Salt Lake known to be product of irresponsible environmental policies of Bush White House.
So there you have it. But I suppose you'd like some positive reasons for supporting DC United, eh? Well, here you go:
Republicans: Like the GOP, DC United knows how to win when it counts.
Democrats: Like the Democrats, DC United presents a positive view of diversity, both on the pitch and in the stands.