For J.D. Vance’s Birthday, All His Favorite San Francisco Things
August 2, 2022
Columbus, OH – J.D. Vance may have moved from San Francisco to Ohio, but his heart is still in SF. He’s already admitted he feels “out of place” in Ohio and clearly wants to spend time literally anywhere else than the state he supposedly wants to represent in the U.S. Senate. So for his birthday, the Ohio Democratic Party figured we’d get Vance birthday gifts he’d actually enjoy.
In the Atlantic op-ed where he called Trump “cultural heroin,” Vance waxed poetic about his perfect day in San Francisco, writing, “A few Saturdays ago, my wife and I spent the morning volunteering at a community garden in our San Francisco neighborhood. After a few hours of casual labor, we and the other volunteers dispersed to our respective destinations: tasty brunches, day trips to wine country, art-gallery tours. It was a perfectly normal day, by San Francisco standards.”
Here are some of Vance’s favorite San Francisco things we dropped off as gifts this morning at his HQ:
- A Giants hat, his favorite baseball team.
- A soy candle that is sustainable and vegan, in a one-of-a-kind SF fragrance.
- A snow globe that features the San Francisco skyline, the only skyline J.D. Vance adores.
- A card that features the Golden Gate Bridge, a cable car and other San Francisco staples Vance surely misses.
Nearly three months into the general election, Ohio Republicans are still “waiting for Vance to show up,” and frustrated that “he’s not campaigning hard enough.” Ron Verb, a conservative talk radio host, offered Vance this advice that he “better get off his ass, figure out why he isn’t raising more money, why the Republican Party isn’t behind him raising money.”
The last time J.D. Vance tried to run for U.S. Senate in 2018, he faced scrutiny for not being in Ohio. At the time, a GOP consultant opined, “I don’t know what address he claims in Ohio, but he’s not living there.” In March on the Bruce Hooley Show, Mike Gibbons put it best: “J.D. Vance is a newcomer. He moved in from San Francisco, handpicked by Mitch McConnell.”
“We hope J.D. Vance enjoys these San Francisco gifts for his birthday – since he admits he feels ‘out of place’ in Ohio and Republicans are still waiting for Vance to show up in the state. Ohioans know J.D. Vance is a San Francisco elitist who will do or say anything to climb the political ladder,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.