Bumper Sticker Shelf Life

Alright, Polsters, we’ve got a serious etiquette question for you.

(Okay, maybe not so serious, but humor us)

We’ve all stared at a plethora of bumper stickers related to the 2012 election, but what’s the etiquette for removing the sticker? Should they all be removed after Election Day, or is it okay to leave the winning candidate on your bumper for awhile?

Vote after the jump.

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40 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    My Obama/Biden Sticker will be on my Ford F-250 for a long time.

  2. caroman says:

    just to show how smart I am.

    And, I have an Alta ski area sticker, again, to show how smart I am.

  3. Fidel's dirt nap says:

    no bumper stickers.  I noticed my Romney supporting neighbors took their bumper stickers and yard signs down rather quickly, like within a few hours.

    Of course, there are some huge eyesore Romney signs on 36 that the assholes who put them up completely forgot about.  Those R’s are so personally responsible and classy to the end about everything.

    I know this is about bumper stickers, but the yard signs have to go too.

  4. Craig says:

    I took my “Bin Laden is Dead and GM is Alive” sticker off a week after the election.  However, I love for the losers to keep their’s on for a long time, it just makes me feel good all over to be able to say “LOSER” everytime I pass one.  Sometimes if they’re bad drivers too, I give them the finger.  I can’t tell you how theraputic both things are after a long, frustrating disgusting election season.  It always makes me remember brothers, stupid ditto heads that they are.


  5. Half Glass FullHalf Glass Full says:

    We have two neighbors on our block who still have yard signs up: one Obama and one Romney. I feel like going out early one morning, taking them both down, and leaving a bag of cookies or something. It’s ridiculous.

  6. Half Glass FullHalf Glass Full says:

    You know, the “Secret Muslim,” “O” with a slash through it, etc. etc. Look, he’s been elected to his second term and you’re stuck with him unless you can somehow get your state to secede: so get over it!

  7. scarter says:

    I’m not sure why, but some people out here (western Garfield County) kept their McCain/Palin bumper stickers on for nearly three years.  This year, the Romney stickers have vanished but there are still a good number of Obama/Biden stickers to be seen.  Including mine.

  8. Albert J. Nock says:

    I got 1 that can stay on 365.

    Don’t blame me, I didn’t vote.

  9. Meiner49erMeiner49er says:

    until you get a new campaign to work for!

    So, sometime early next spring.

  10. GalapagoLarryGalapagoLarry says:

    But those on my mailbox will stay on until rain or snow or dark of night peel them off. My letter carrier likes knowing there’s someone here that supports her and her fellow carriers.

  11. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    tacky (not pun intended)

    You paid $30+K USD for your car/truck so why muck it up with a bumper sticker?

    Sleek is the way to go.

  12. NeonNurseNeonNurse says:

    I finally got around to putting on some of this year’s stickers at the beginning of the summer, which meant I finally covered over Betsy Markey and Ken Gordon….

  13. Gray in Mountains says:

    my sticker for Cary Kennedy, right next to Buescher and Hickenlooper has outlasted those..

  14. Barron X says:

    I moved mine yesterday away from the front, over to the side.  

    On the national level, I’ve got Obama, Paul, Romney, Stein and Santorum.  Couldn’t get a Gary Johnson.  Don’t think Goode printed any.

    Locally, I’ve got Marrs, Tancredo, Arnold, Blaha and Skorman, plus 64 and a local tax issue.  

    They set my Christmas decoratons and American flags off nicely.      

  15. Arvadonian says:

    is staying until I replace it with “Hillary” or I replace the car….whichever comes first.

  16. nancycronknancycronk says:

    they get removed for me. sigh…

  17. ProgressiveCowgirlProgressiveCowgirl says:

    Now that I can yell “LOSER!” back at people who feel the need to point at my Obama-magnet covered bumper at stoplights and yell “SOCIALIST!” or something similar, I’m darn well not going to take the magnets OFF and miss out on that witty repartee!

  18. Gray in Mountains says:

    for future vehicles

  19. Half Glass FullHalf Glass Full says:

    is just plain tacky.

  20. AristotleAristotle says:

    but some people still have them. And there is one person in my neighborhood who still has a Romney/Ryan sign in his yard. (But the guy with the “FIRE OBAMA” sign took his down by the weekend following the election.) I even think that I’m seeing fewer anti-Obama stickers (e.g. “NOPE”), but that might just be wishful thinking.

    I had a magnet and took it off a day or two after the election. But I still see a lot of Obama stickers and magnets around. Obviously winning is a factor in their longevity.

  21. Gray in Mountains says:

    in the garden area in my front yard. Have extars for when it deteriorates from UV

  22. thiokuutoo says:

    I have seen an occasional truck or car with Bush Cheney 2004 bumper sticker still on it. Nostalgia for the good bad old days no doubt.

  23. Colorado PolsColorado Pols says:

    A bumper sticker requires more work scraping

  24. parsingreality says:

    OTOH, my neighbor who walks her dogs came by 7:30AM after the election and told me that all the Rmoney signs were down in the neighborhood!  

    Too embarrassed, I guess, to announce, “I backed a loser.”  

  25. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    on a lot of German cars after Hitler became chancellor?  That’s Nockwurst thinking, all right, if you can call it thinking.

  26. BlueCat says:

    that you have found a way to take pride in who you are; an irrelevant non-participant in the world’s foremost democratic republic.  

  27. VanDammerVanDammer says:

    please tell me how any future Nockworst post merits a response?  Bitch & complain, don’t vote and then return to bitch & complain again — that’s some straight up idiocy for you.  

  28. gertie97 says:

    if you use a hair dryer on the sticker to loosen it up.

  29. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Yes, that is Nockwurst’s bumpersticker, very popular in Germany in 1933 after Hitler became chancellor.

    Don’t blame me, I didn’t vote.

    –Albert J. Nockwurst

  30. Fidel's dirt nap says:

    lots of Volks are doin’ it.  A bit of subject (again) but my fathers’ girlfriend, who is German, lived through WWII and voted for and enthusiastically supported Romney.  My wife, who is Romanian and absolutely loves Obama, suspects it has something to do with living through Hitler.  Nothing like good ol’ European psychoanalitic politics at the Thanksgiving table !

    Good times. Apologies to Godwin.

  31. Littletonian says:

    I plastered the back of my ’95 Tracer with stickers from Colorado microbreweries. I was well over thirty stickers before I sold that baby for $1200 and moved to China.

  32. AristotleAristotle says:

    Goof Off.

    Way back when my wife was my girlfriend, she had a car with a bunch of bumper stickers on it. When it came time to sell it, Goof Off was the only thing that finally got them off. We have both sworn never to have a bumper sticker ever again.

    Overall, bumper stickers are much less common than they used to be 15-30 years ago. I bet a lot of people came to the same conclusion as we did, for the same reason.

  33. AristotleAristotle says:

    of how unpopular he really was.

    I’ve long predicted that he would disappear without a trace if he lost, because even Republicans didn’t like him. That didn’t happen to Palin.

  34. AristotleAristotle says:

    She was popular with the wingnuts. Romney was popular with nobody.

  35. The realistThe realist says:

    after using 8 years in office to run the country off a cliff.

  36. VanDammerVanDammer says:

     income from grifting off idiots helps to renew SarahPAC and gas up the bus.  Betcha she’s also looking into state aid to help with her youngest (just a big of hypocrisy).  GOP would love to see Sarah go but her 140-character missives are just the right length and about avg attention span of her followers.

  37. Diogenesdemar says:

    a nobody” — ArapaGOP

  38. Joe ColoradoJoe Colorado says:

    …that my wingnut friends had on their mid-80’s Benz rumbling diesel Volkswagen: Dole / Kemp.  As of ’08 they still proudly rocked it.  Ummm, what?

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