Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quote of the Day


"Romney is an almost perfect amalgam of all the great out-of-touch douchebags of our national cinema: he's Greg Marmalard from Animal House mixed with Billy Zane's sneering, tux-wearing Cal character in Titanic to pussy-ass Prince Humperdinck to Roy Stalin to Gordon Gekko (he's literally Gordon Gekko). He's everything we've been trained to despise, the guy who had everything handed to him, doesn't fight his own battles and insists there's only room in the lifeboat for himself – and yet the Democrats, for some reason, have had terrible trouble beating him in a popularity contest."

-- Matt Taibbi, in a piece which wonders why Barack Obama, while pulling ahead in almost every poll, isn't completely obliterating Mitt Romney

A Better Off Dead reference.

For that, Taibbi has my eternal love and respect.

7 comments:

Stacey said...

The reason is because (as I saw it put similarly somewhere else on the internet) Mitt Romney could literally call for the reinstatement of human slavery and there's a large percentage of racist, close-minded, frothing, imbecilic conservatives who would vote for him anyway. Case closed.

JohnF said...

Prince Humperdinck wasn't a pussy. At least, he wasn't in the book. That guy killed a bear with his bare hands.

Stephen said...

I can't see the words Roy Stalin without hearing Curtis Armstrong say it in my head. Just awesome.

Anonymous said...

Roy Stalin: Girls go sterile just looking at him.

liquidlen said...

He'd better shave Romney before he kisses him goodnight.

Harvey Jerkwater said...

Somewhere Paul Ryan is on a bicycle, chasing a man and yelling "TWO DOLLARS!"

TheReaperD said...

The problem is that the conservative, wall street elite knew that there were a large number of racist Obama-hating people that they could run the most sociopathic asshole they could find and they would still vote for him to get that "black Muslim foreign terrorist" out of the White House. The bigger problem is that they were right and we're seeing the results of that in this election. Hopefully, that crowd is not enough to get this sociopathic asshole in the White House.