Conservatives who celebrate Christmas this year are overjoyed at the prospect of having Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's face plastered all over presents underneath the tree.
At least that is what McConnell's re-election campaign team thinks.
The Kentucky Senator, who is seeking a seventh term, is on a roll. A roll of holiday wrapping paper, that is.
For a $25 contribution, donors will receive a roll of gift wrap with McConnell's face in a Santa hat and holly bow-tie.
Kevin Golden, McConnell's campaign manager, explained why on earth such a novelty item would come into existence.
"We wanted to give our supporters a fun way to surprise their family and rib their liberal friends this holiday season."
LAST CALL: We're running out of our Mitch Christmas wrapping paper. Get it while you still can:… https://t.co/h3tCcVgfo2— Team Mitch (@Team Mitch)1574711900.0
Kentucky Democrats found their own way to rib the entire affair altogether.
On Monday, they countered the Senator's gift wrap by introducing their line of wrapping paper with the tagline:
"Just Say Nyet to Moscow Mitch."
Anything @Team_Mitch can do, we can do better. The only gift wrap you need is the one that sends a clear message: S… https://t.co/1tTilB0WAW— Kentucky Democrats (@Kentucky Democrats)1574726664.0
The item instantly received worldwide appeal.
@essenviews 👏👏👏Do they ship to the UK do you think🤣🤣🤣— Cygnus🍑#Resist (@Cygnus🍑#Resist)1574903175.0
@KyDems @Team_Mitch Say Nyet...that’s awesome!! 💯👏🏾🤣— Scholarly Mama (@Scholarly Mama)1574878323.0
@KyDems @Team_Mitch This is GOLD!!— Tiny Hands (@Tiny Hands)1574821922.0
@KyDems @Team_Mitch Genius!— Klee-40 (@Klee-40)1574821418.0
@KyDems @Team_Mitch 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 https://t.co/YhcxRjpOQN— Ba (@Ba)1574911818.0
Sign me up for some "Just say Nyet to Moscow Mitch" wrapping paper! https://t.co/fsO39ybGIU— DitchMitch and DumpTrump 2020 (@DitchMitch and DumpTrump 2020)1574789155.0
According to AP, the original phrase "Moscow Mitch" was coined by a retired school teacher in Kentucky.
It began circulating in July when the conservative Senator blocked legislation that would protect the nation from foreign attack in light of the Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election.
@essenviews Perhaps if Moscow Mitch would put forth into his Senate the PASSED HOUSE BILLS preventing cyberattacks… https://t.co/twjVJB18KM— Independent (@Independent)1574898266.0
Team Mitch's Twitter account encouraged supporters to act quickly as the merchandise is "running out."
The item's popularity could be because of its versatility.
@Team_Mitch We need more. We are using it to potty train our puppy. It’s her favorite place to take a dump— Michael Ossola (@Michael Ossola)1574782335.0
@Team_Mitch Running out of time, running out of alibis, and running out of scapegoats. Bye Mitch— Draftcats (@Draftcats)1574713876.0
@Team_Mitch I hope that three ghosts visit Mitch and scare him into being a good person. Not gonna happen, he's alr… https://t.co/As8j7I5A75— Mel Phistopheles (@Mel Phistopheles)1574881561.0
Team Mitch's wrapping paper gets an update.
@Team_Mitch You forgot the text and he was wearing the wrong hat. In the spirit of the season, I fixed it for you.… https://t.co/jatrvn8X6k— Lev Parnas' Necklace (@Lev Parnas' Necklace)1574715882.0
Former Trump and McConnell supporter, David Weissman, spoke out in response to the Senator's contempt for the moniker.
In an open letter addressed to McConnell, Weissman wrote:
"You are single-handedly putting our Democracy at risk. This is why the people are calling you Moscow Mitch. If you don't like this nickname, do your job and represent the American people."
The Kentucky Democratic Party first hawked paraphernalia using the phrase "Just say Nyet to Moscow Mitch" on a red T-shirt with a picture of McConnell wearing a Cossack hat emblazoned with the hammer and sickle symbol.
All proceeds went towards the state's party.
Just Say NYET To Moscow Mitch Shirt Great gift for democrats, Christmas gift, political gift or gift for yourself.… https://t.co/CMgptfHweK— MyTshirt (@MyTshirt)1573531353.0
The KDP's news release stated:
"We've even thrown in a 'Moscow Mitch' Cossack-style faux-fur hat for extra snark."
The Christmas gift wrap war is officially on.
You know what to do.