Ben & Jerry’s founders creating ‘Democrat-inspired’ ice cream flavors to sway midterms

Ben & Jerry’s founders creating ‘Democrat-inspired’ ice cream flavors to sway midterms
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Let them eat ice cream.

That’s the motto heading into the 2018 midterm elections of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. The two Vermonters are joined in their effort to flip the House and possibly the Senate by George Soros’s MoveOn.org, according to Fox News Insider, which also explains:

The contest will consist of coming up with flavors and flavor names inspired by Democratic House challengers Jess King, Lauren Underwood, Aftab Pureval, J.D Scholten, Ammar Campa Najjar, Stephany Rose Spaulding and James Thompson.

Needless to say, most of the candidates are pretty far-left. Jess King, for example, who is running to represent Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district, supports Medicare for All and LGBTQ rights. “Reverend” Stephany Rose Spaulding, meanwhile, is running to turn Colorado’s 5th congressional district blue for the first time. Her platform includes preserving the Affordable Care Act (warts and all), fighting “runaway climate change,” and equal pay for women and people of color. Lauren Underwood, candidate for Illinois’s 14th congressional district, is fighting for “safe, affordable abortions.” She is also against climate change and for full restoration of DACA.

To provide some direction for contestants, the article notes that in 2016, Cohen created “Bernie’s Yearning.” The flavor’s days were numbered by a dishonest Democratic National Committee that ignored enthusiasm for the Vermont socialist and swung the nomination toward Hillary Clinton, who lost the general election.

In the video that follows, a Fox News panel reads some of the suggestions they have received from viewers for ice cream names. Some of the responses are pretty good. Take as an example “Clinton Cashew Surprise. One taste and you’ll wonder ‘What Happened.’”

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