Dem U.S. Senate candidate unveils campaign logo: The guillotine as ‘a symbol of the work we have to do’

The Blaze – by Giancarlo Sopo

The donkey has long been the symbol of the Democratic Party since President Andrew Jackson embraced his detractors labeling him “a jackass” in 1828, but a Democratic Senate candidate in Maine may have a rebrand in mind.

Bre Kidman unveiled a new campaign logo last week: a guillitone, the execution apparatus commonly associated with the French Revolution that was used for the beheadings of King Louis XVI and his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. But fear not, Kidman, who hopes to challenge Republican Sen. Susan Collins in November, says using an image of the deadly device in campaign materials is not meant to be taken literally.

“We’re not going to start a guillotine in Monument Square (in Portland) and start beheading people,” Kidman clarified to the Portland Press-Herald. “It’s a symbol of the work we have to do to overcome flaws in our system – flaws that have become deeply evident in the last few weeks.”

‘Reign of Terror’

The self-described democratic socialist, who identifies as non-binary, added that printing the French Reign of Terror execution device on campaign t-shirts is meant to symbolize ongoing class struggles that may inevitably lead to a violent overthrow of the federal government.

“A guillotine t-shirt reminds others about it in hopes that we’ll all be motivated to address the very serious problems with our government before a similarly violent uprising becomes inevitable,” said Kidman, who recently endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, on Twitter.

The Maine Democrat unveiled the campaign merchandise shortly after the Senate acquitted President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.

“More details on how to get your GuilloTee tomorrow! In the meantime, remember: there is not going to be a more convenient revolution,” Kidman added.

In a separate tweet, Kidman clarified the intent is only to symbolically behead Republicans and money in politics.

“The guillotine is for the plutocratic & kleptocratic norms that have undermined our democratic process. We have to develop ways to subvert the stranglehold of wealth on our government,” Kidman said.

Bernie Bros, Guillotines and Gulags

As TheBlaze’s Aaron Coleman reported last month, Kidman’s use of the guillotine as a campaign symbol is not the first time that democratic socialists invoke violent imagery. In an undercover video taken by Project Veritas, a campaign staffer named Kyle Jurek argued that if Sanders were to win in November, Trump voters will be subject to “reeducation” in Soviet-style gulags.

“In Nazi Germany after the fall of the Nazi party there was a sh*t ton of the populace that was f**king Nazi-fied. Germany had to spend billions of dollars to reeducate their people to not be Nazis. We’re probably going to have to do the same f**king thing here,” Jurek said.

“That’s kind of what Bernie’s whole free education for everybody…because we’re going to have to teach you to not be a f**king Nazi,” he added. “There’s a reason Josef Stalin had gulags. And actually, gulags were a lot better than what the CIA has told us that they were. Like, people were actually paid a living wage in gulags, they had conjugal visits in gulags. Gulags were actually meant for, like, reeducation.”

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6 thoughts on “Dem U.S. Senate candidate unveils campaign logo: The guillotine as ‘a symbol of the work we have to do’

  1. Well, I guess the guillotine t-shirt is “edgier” than the che t-shirts they were married to but the idea of a “convenient” revolution is as gay and feckless as those supporting the campaign.

    Delusional brainwashed children with fantastically unrealistic ideas of a utopia ruled by totalitarianism.

    Great idea, idiots. You sound like trumpanzees.

  2. As long as you stay away from us American nationals, you 12-18%, both Rs and Ds who want this civil war so bad, can butcher away. You come and try to disarm us, you come and try to conscript us, and you will f-king die. Then when you are all done, we are going to enforce our people’s law upon the communists who think they won subjugation over us.
    Only difference is, D or R, we are not going to chop your head off, we are going to chop your ass off with your own guillotine. You will pay for each and every crime you have committed in violation of our ratified law and we the American nationals will rule as individual free sovereign nationals, and you, you’ll just be dead, that is those of you who are not on the run internationally. You will be looking for spider holes as we come for our wealth and to bring justice to you.
    You, Bre Kidman, you ugly pathetic piece of shit, you have no balls, hence you should keep your f-king mouth shut. Your antifa supporters have no balls, so they should do the same.
    All I can say to you in your assertions is get on it, do it, the sooner the better, unless you are just running your f-king mouth like a good communist thinking in your retarded mind that you’ve got what it takes to divide the 75% of American nationals and trick us into killing one another.
    You are pathetic and we are waiting for you, so don’t just run your f-king mouth, do it.

  3. “I” built the REAL and ONLY French Revolution Guillotine in America during the Obama years. As an Historical Reminder. See the real thing at google; guillotine elko NV. images.

    1. BAM !! ‘The force of the guillotine, which leads to a swift death, also shortens the lifespan of the machine. In order to prolong his, Cranford modified the style a bit with a couple of coil springs at the bottom to soften the blow.’ Ya we want to slice those commie necks slooooowly. Awesome Len !!!
      Did you complete the other two projects mentioned in the article?

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