The Tea Party mindset, which has devoured the GOP, bears a striking resemblance to another area of our culture.

The constant simplicity of things being either good or bad, the absolutes and extremes of their character, the exclusion of the real world from their awareness and being completely matter-of-fact about the absurd…

…they are just like cartoon characters…except not as complex.

Witness the lineup of GOP nominees for President and other prominent Republicans, most would seem right at home in the two-dimensional world of cartoons. Instead of describing the similarities at length, provided below for your consideration are GOP figures as they appeared in cartoons…before leaving that world for the far loonier land of Washington DC.

A number of the selections below were suggested by members, please feel free in your comments to add your own image for any of those listed below or any who aren’t included:

 John Boehner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitch McConnell

 

Mitt Romney

 

 

Michele Bachmann

 

 

Newt Gingrich

 

Eric Cantor

 

Sarah Palin

 

Tim Pawlenty

 

Rick Perry

 

 

Rupert Murdock

 

Haley Barbour


 

Chris Christie

 

Scott Walker

 

Ron Paul

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KQµårk 死神
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Clarence Thomas reminds me of the epitome of Uncle Rukus

[img]http://www.vibe.com/sites/default/files/images/000-106-01-ruckus-front2-.jpg[/img]

ADONAI
Member

HA!

That one is just about perfect. They’re both pretty goddamn crazy. I think Ruckus may have him beat on the self hating part though. But only by a little.

ADONAI
Member

Rick Scott

[img]http://www.alexandgregory.com/images/darth%20sidious%205325.jpg[/img]

Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious

[img]http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/evil%20rick%20scott2.jpg[/img]

ADONAI
Member

Oh look, I got them mixed up.

Or did I?

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

Adonai – how can you tell? Is this a trick question??

ADONAI
Member

O.K. go with me on this one:

Karl Rove

[img]http://www.nndb.com/people/353/000022287/karl-rove-sm.jpg[/img]

Scooter

[img]http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100320213749/muppet/images/e/e8/Scooter2.jpg[/img]

KQµårk 死神
Member

Hey I like the Demon chick from Ugly Americans. I mean who else can get away with saying “Oh my dark Lord” while having fire come out of her nipples. Palin wishes she could keep it that classy.

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

Again, you decide.

[img]http://cdn2.screenjunkies.com/wp-content/uploads/images/080206_karl_rove_hmed_12p.h2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/5241/classicporkypigclipartpek4.jpg[/img]

(HT to AdLib. Watch out world)

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

Bachmann, or Bat Boy? I post, you decide!

[img]http://totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/8a8506fe-7367-4043-8d27-619b8ace1fe1.jpg[/img]

KQµårk 死神
Member

PMSL my favorite.

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

Hey KQ: you realize Bat Boy debuted in Weekly World News (as shown) in 1992, loooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnggggg before Ms. Bachmann? Eerie, isn’t it??? Enough to give you a migraine.

escribacat
Member

[img]http://planetpov.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/bachlewhite.gif[/img]

PatsyT
Member

They are both Bachmann, it’s just the one on the right was taken during one of her “Migraines”

kesmarn
Admin

AB, that is too funny! 😆

God, I needed that!

Gracias!

KillgoreTrout
Member

No offense ladies, but Bachman is one crazy bitch!

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

hey KT – watch your language! Sincerely, Alpha Bitch

cyrano1
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cyrano1

They’re clones! Absolutely chilling!!!

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

Hey there cyrano – yeppers. Every time I saw that photo of Ms. Bachmann, I flashed back to the cover of Weekly World News, with Bat Boy. Guess I wasn’t the only one…nice to find the side by side.

Khirad
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Rick Scott
[img]http://images.wikia.com/heman/images/b/bc/Skeletor.jpg[/img]

jkkFL
Guest

Perfect Khirad!! Right down to the shit-eatin grin 😉

Khirad
Member

It was either that or this

[img]http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs46/f/2009/214/a/6/T_800_terminator_by_fastleppard.jpg[/img]

escribacat
Member

I go for this one as well.

jkkFL
Guest

OK- probably gotta go with #2..
That’s definitely Scott!!

ADONAI
Member

O.K. Stay with me on this one:

Herman Cain

[img]http://www.alarmingnews.com/archives/herman%20cain.jpg[/img]

Professor Bunsen

[img]http://images.wikia.com/muppet/images/a/a4/Dr._bunsen_honeydew.jpg[/img]

jkkFL
Guest

Thanks to Alan Grayson, I found Cain!!
[img]http://salsa.mydccc.org/o/30019/images/image001-8.jpg[/img]

jkkFL
Guest

Marvin- because Cain is dumber than a Martian (apologies to smart ones!)
[img]http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2010/05/13/marvin.jpg[/img]

jkkFL
Guest

HEY ADONAI!!! I Love Prof. Honeydew- that’s just wrong..!

Khirad
Member

For the life of me I was trying to figure out who to pair Dr. Bunsen Honeydew with.

cyrano1
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cyrano1

Didn’t James Carville become a Republican during the gulf oil crisis? What happened to him anyway? Poof! Here he is as “Scorpius” from “Farscape”, an Australian sci-fi series.

pic1

ADONAI
Member

So is the Michael Steele comparison off limits since Jon Stewart beat us to it?

[img]http://s3.amazonaws.com/magnifythumbs/K76ZF82Q93NW3TR8-l.jpg[/img]

ADONAI
Member

Is this one a little too on the nose?:

[img]http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/9357/legion-doom.jpg[/img]

ADONAI
Member

I argue that we have to leave out Brainiac because no one in the current Republican field is that smart.

Haruko Haruhara
Member

Newt Gingrich looks like the character of Masaru from “Akira.”

[img]http://robrimes.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/masaru.jpg[/img]

ADONAI
Member

HA! That’s a pretty good one HH.

Haruko Haruhara
Member

I hate to say it, but Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann sorta remind me of …. my avatar… (when she’s being naughty and goes a little crazy :D)

Sarah Palin and Haruko Haruhara!

[img]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/271158_125124777579416_100002456827274_175237_8128608_n.jpg[/img]

Haruko (going really, REALLY crazy) and Michele Bachmann! Eeeek!

[img]http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284938_125125057579388_100002456827274_175240_1519500_n.jpg[/img]

cyrano1
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cyrano1

Waaay too funny and irresistible! Thanks for the post and the great stuff here! My additions:

John McCain as Joe BTFSPLK from “lil Abner” (who walks around with a perpetually dark rain cloud a foot over his head. Once he appears on any scene, dreadfully bad luck befalls anyone in his vicinity.)

[img]http://deniskitchen.com/docs/bios/bio.jbtfsplk.jpg[/img]

Haley Barbour:

[img]http://deniskitchen.com/docs/bios/bio.bullmoose.jpg[/img]

Entire GOP:

[img]http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/2921/pogo1qk.jpg[/img]

[img]http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/history/sandusky/pogo01.jpg[/img]

George Will: (self-appointed candidate selector)

[img]http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii278/angelolopez/pogo2.jpg[/img]

Dick Cheney:

[img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QMuDihPPyPA/S-lNegJaYNI/AAAAAAAAM58/0aBllqcUJJc/s1600/kelly01.jpg[/img]

[img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSNYTJZcUqXKIuM1qj-JTUSO_grJLgG17F6T4gSN4PXd1f3doiv[/img]

[img]http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz311/tobiagorrio/052a-1.jpg[/img]

Sarah Palin:

[img]http://deniskitchen.com/docs/bios/bio.stupefyin.jpg[/img]

Newt, Haley Barbour, Pat Robertson, and Jerry Falwell:

[img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UPJNu7wlCUE/TY9MU3YCT7I/AAAAAAAAB8I/Im-t6nxhb54/s1600/kelly_pig.jpg[/img]

[img]http://deniskitchen.com/docs/bios/bio.marrysam.jpg[/img]

Khirad
Member

You’re gonna have to nix that Sarah Palin. I actually found that one hot.

jkkFL
Guest

Khirad! You are beyond Hope and Help. 😉

agrippa
Member
agrippa

lol!