Enthusiastic millennials are all about two things: Bernie Sanders and self-expression. Vendors have begun taking advantage of the convenient trend by marketing some awesomely sassy Bernie Sanders merchandise that young #FeelTheBern enthusiasts won't be able to resist. Now, fans can wear their support on their sleeves. Literally. And, for the record, you don't have to be a millennial to love Sanders.
The Democratic socialist, whose pledged delegate count is nearly tied with Clinton's, tends to be pretty honest about what he thinks, and he's not afraid to be outspoken about it. On May 25 when he announced his 2016 presidential campaign, Sanders told the Associated Press, "Don't underestimate me." Turned out he was right. Since before he declared his Democratic presidential bid, Sanders has gotten particularly sassy with the government in regards to its questionable ties with Wall Street and its failure to listen to the people. For example, in a 2012 interview with Wolf Blitzer, Sanders addressed Congress' allegiance to big banks.
You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street. In truth that's not the case. The real truth is that Wall Street regulates the Congress. They are enormously powerful and it remains to be seen whether we have the capability without an uprising of the American people to say enough is enough.
Today, he's campaigning for the same causes and he's inspired many Americans to speak up as well. If you're looking for some merchandise that's just as loud as your rally cries, check these sassy pieces out.
Bernie Prayer Candle
Because ... why not? If he's a saint in your eyes, go ahead and light that flame. Find this gem here on Etsy.
Back To The Future Spoof Tee
This ones for those Back to the Future fans. Sanders does bear a scarily close resemblance to Doc ... If you think the future look brighter with Bernie in it, you can find this t-shirt here.
This just makes sense. Now, all you have to do is wave it in the air at a Sanders rally. If this playful lighter tickles your fancy, check it out here.
Magical Bernie Tee
It's all unicorns and rainbows. If you think this is the most brilliant design yet, you can buy the epic shirt here.
Cats For Bernie
This is just plain glorious. Find your cat button here.
Bernie As A T-Rex
Sanders is running as a Democrat in this race, but in many ways, he identifies more readily with independent values. He's just not your mainstream type of guy. If you're about major change in our political system, check out this sticker here.
Feel The Bern Sweatshirt
The letters aren't painted on — they're literally burned onto the material. Or should I say, "berned?" Find the unique style here.
Clever Campaign Sign
This one's free! And clever. Find a print-out version of it here.
If you're looking to make a statement and be comfy all at the same time, this is your answer.
Bernie Goes Hippie
Unlike many of us, Sanders was actually alive during the groovy '60s and '70s. After all of those years, you'll still find him standing up to Wall Street. Find the psychedelic t-shirt here.
Bernie & Cats Mug
In a parallel universe, this is everything. Let's all hope Sanders is actually a cat enthusiast. If you would love nothing more than to begin every morning with this coffee mug, you can find it here.
He marched with MLK back in the day and still stands for the same values. If you're all about the young Bernie, take a look at the shirt here.
Spirit Animal Tee
This is the greatest compliment anyone could ever receive. If Sanders is your magical spirit animal, take a gander at the t-shirt here.
If these cute little studs (equipped with fuzzy white hair and all) are the perfect addition to your jewelry box, check them out here.
Feminist For Bernie Button
No Ms. Albright, you don't need vote for Hillary Clinton if you're a feminist. If you want to tell everyone the deal, buttons are available here.
For if you're extra feeling the bern —these little flames say it all. Find them here.
If you're all about deconstructing the government and building it back up, you can get your hands on this tee here. Everyone loves a rebel.
Bernie Freakin Sanders Tee
Show your enthusiastic side with this boisterous tee, available here.
Not Me Us Tee
Harry Potter references never fail. If you feel this way, you can buy a button here.