As the Democratic National Convention officially opens in Charlotte today with L.A.'s own mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, at the helm, and other Californians already making a lasting impression, it's fitting to note the difference between the parties.
While the Republicans have had to contend with the tea party, Christian conservatives and a right wing that's hostile to illegal immigration, Democrats have a C-grade mayor, drunk delegates and, now, a full-on hipster contingent.
Spotted at the DNC store in Charlotte was this button:
Hipsters for Obama button for sale at DNC store twitter.com/dePeystah/stat…
— Allie Morris (@dePeystah) September 4, 2012
It's official — hipsters are a faction. But what do they want? According to our sources, the Democratic Instragram Committee (DIC) is asking for:
-Legislation that would mandate that all beer be distributed in cans.
-A prohibition on all eyewear with the exception of glasses without lenses and frames in neon- or candy-colored hues.
-The nixing of all state texting-while-driving laws.
-The induction of tousled Bieber hair-dos and skinny jeans as historic style icons at the Smithsonian.
-Massive tax breaks for young adults who move back in with their parents.