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posted by Rhaomi at 11:12 PM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


so... the posters are making fun of Ron Paul for being old, Rick Santorum for being very religious, Newt Gingrich for being a space enthusiast, and Mitt Romney for.... being an awkward softy with feelings?
posted by Bwithh at 11:17 PM on March 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Snark all you want, I somehow love these.

I feel like candidates for president should inspire determination, admiration or at least fear.

Instead these jackasses give me the feeling someone forgot to tie up the sadsack.
posted by poe at 11:20 PM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mitt Romney for.... being an awkward softy with feelings?

You are supposed to read the LOVE ME as if it was spoken by a robot from a 1950s sci-fi film.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 11:21 PM on March 25, 2012 [12 favorites]


Oh, and this is the inspiration for the Ron Paul. Think more alone than old.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 11:24 PM on March 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


From Rhaomi's Loose Rick's link: Santorum later lashed out at reporters, using a profane word as he accused them of “distorting” his speech.

I really want to know that that naughty word Rick said. I hope it was motherfucker. I mean it was too profane for Politico.

I also sort of wish Bachmann and Perry were still in it to see Bas Van Oerle's treatment.
posted by birdherder at 11:26 PM on March 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Have you ever looked at the variations on the Obama Hope thing? There's Nope, Dope, Pope, Sheeeeeeeit, Hopeless, Jobs, Gimp, Adopt, Despair, Slope, Grope, Joke, and Socialism.
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:31 PM on March 25, 2012


I love the posters but might be because the fact that Mitt Romney is the most unfavorable potential candidate gives me faith in democracy that I haven't had I a while
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:35 PM on March 25, 2012


You ride alone when your dog is strapped to the top of the car?
posted by Chekhovian at 11:50 PM on March 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Man, I really hate Newt Gingrich. He is a terrible little monster, with terrible little monster morals, and also some bad ideas about how to run a country.

But, moonbase.
c'mon, I want a Moonbase, and you know you also want a Moonbase.
We need more politicians promising us Moonbases. We need to stop making fun of the Moonbase.
In fact, if any polling entities are out there reading this, I, a left wing, Democrat voting young person, and hippie , will almost certainly vote for Newt, if he makes us a Moonbase.





Maybe we can get Obabma to promise us a trip to mars!
posted by St. Sorryass at 12:02 AM on March 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


that sweater vest.

It is in fact an object of tragedy.
posted by One Thousand and One at 12:02 AM on March 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


I really like these for the most part, but I think they would be better if they presented the candidates or their ideas the way the candidates actually thought of themselves. Would make a better parody of propaganda.

A redo of Ron Paul's poster from scratch is definitely needed. Ron Paul stands atop a hill, holds a giant hammer aloft with one hand and points at the Capitol Dome, conveniently on the very next hill, and below him a river of followers, with hammers and torches in hand, stream almost menacingly towards it. His face, tellingly enough, should be looking away from the Capitol, essentially looking backwards. The caption would read "Freedom!"
posted by honestcoyote at 12:53 AM on March 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Santorum goatse is spot on.
posted by chavenet at 1:34 AM on March 26, 2012


Kinda on-topic: New Santorum ad morphs Obama with Ahmadinejad
posted by Joe in Australia at 2:57 AM on March 26, 2012


so... the posters are making fun of Ron Paul for being old, Rick Santorum for being very religious, Newt Gingrich for being a space enthusiast, and Mitt Romney for.... being an awkward softy with feelings?


That and there are no obvious spelling mistakes.
posted by mattoxic at 3:04 AM on March 26, 2012


Yes, there is typo: it should be "onward", not "onwards".
posted by e.e. coli at 3:29 AM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Santorum one reminds me of the creepy religious psycho played by Colin Hanks on season 6 of Dexter. It's too bad only one of them is a fictional monster.
posted by Kevtaro at 3:44 AM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


c'mon, I want a Moonbase, and you know you also want a Moonbase.

And if Newt was actually promising to do something that would result in the existence of a moon base I'd be roughly a million times more interested in seeing him as a candidate.

As it is, he's pretty much promised to allow the same market forces that protect us from recession to create a moonbase for us. This, and a long history of half-assed plans just like it, is why a million times my current interest in seeing Newt Gingrich as a candidate is not a very big number.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 4:32 AM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think they would be better if they presented the candidates or their ideas the way the candidates actually thought of themselves.... Ron Paul stands atop a hill, holds a giant hammer aloft...

I don't think that's how Ron Paul sees himself. Ron Paul sees himself as the smartest person in the room that no one listens to, so he just doesn't even bother trying anymore. You know, that kid who just withdrew in the seventh grade and just exhales loudly whenever the cool kids are doing something stupid. Every now and then, one of them comes over to his passive-aggressive mopespace and tries to engage him, and maybe he actually blurts out one of his ideas, but it always ends up being "Go back to the gold standard!" and everyone looks around and hems and haws and goes back to discussing the theme for next month's school dance. And Ron Paul silently berates himself in the corner for another month.
posted by Etrigan at 4:58 AM on March 26, 2012 [6 favorites]


Newt's needs a more maniacal expression, and laser eyes.
posted by cashman at 5:26 AM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Romney looks like a Bizarro Romney. Who I guess would only say what he believes in.

That said, none of these nail the propaganda-poster look as much as a real one from the previous election cycle. I'm sure you can guess which one I have in mind.
posted by Trurl at 5:33 AM on March 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Bizarro Romney

I think Bizarro Romney would just flop-flip instead of flip-flopping. Though it is hard to imagine that they would be temporally correllated, so really all you could say is that Romney and Bizzaro Romney would have to be summed in quadrature really.
posted by Chekhovian at 6:00 AM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


and you know you also want a Moonbase.

I do! I do want a moonbase!

And I want it run by hot girls in silver outfits! And purple hair!

You think Santorum's going to make something like this? Oh, hell no! And Romney's just too dull. He'd build a convention center in Providence, Rhode Island and be all hurt when that didn't cut it.

You're right, St. Sorryass! I'm now prepared to support Newt, IF Gerry Anderson is his VP. A Gingrich/Anderson ticket, and I'm onboard. Let's make this happen!

God damn! I'm excited about Republican politics! Shit, we could have submarines that launch jet fighters underwater!
posted by Naberius at 6:21 AM on March 26, 2012


Metafilter: Yes, there is typo.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:39 AM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yes, this is dog.
posted by fiercecupcake at 7:30 AM on March 26, 2012


Cosmonewts? This is America. Join the ASTRONEWTS. We won't be having any of that dirty dirty communism on OUR moonbase.
posted by Badgermann at 10:28 AM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


We're going to have Little Ricky just two blocks from here tomorrow night, so I'm interested in sign ideas.
Bonus points: I was one of the major editors on the Wikipedia article about the Savage word prank. Of course, I had no idea at the time he would lose his Senate race AND later run for President.

I really want to know that that naughty word Rick said. I hope it was motherfucker. I mean it was too profane for Politico.

The word appears to have been "bullshit". Make of that what you will.
posted by dhartung at 3:10 PM on March 26, 2012


Though it is hard to imagine that they would be temporally correllated, so really all you could say is that Romney and Bizzaro Romney would have to be summed in quadrature really.

Until a campaign youtube causes the Romney wave function to collapse, Romney and Bizarro-Romney exist simultaneously in this universe.
posted by Sauce Trough at 4:56 PM on March 26, 2012


Have you ever looked at the variations on the Obama Hope thing? There's Nope, Dope, Pope, Sheeeeeeeit, Hopeless, Jobs, Gimp, Adopt, Despair, Slope, Grope, Joke, and Socialism.

I am unfairly and unreasonably disappointed that there isn't a version with Odo and the word "CHANGELING" on it.
posted by juiceCake at 8:48 PM on March 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like these.

That pic actually inspired a feeling for a Republican candidate I never thought I'd experience -- a kind of empathetic pity. Huh.

Maybe we can get Obabma to promise us a trip to mars!

Bush already did that. Probably not wise to hold your breath.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:00 AM on March 27, 2012


The Santorum goatse is spot on.

I had to look at that one again, and sadly, I don't think there's a deliberate goatse reference there. It would have been fantastic if there were, though.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:03 AM on March 27, 2012


Sometimes a circle with two hands at the edges is just a circle with two hands at the edges.
posted by dhartung at 11:25 AM on March 27, 2012


Somehow i always envisioned Santorum to puddle rather than group in fields. Hmm. Fancy that...
posted by ironbob at 4:59 PM on March 27, 2012


Herman Cain has been added.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 8:04 PM on April 1, 2012


I can actually picture my grandma biting into a rabbit like that, provided she hadnt taken out her teeth. My grandma could never be the rabbit. Herman Cain is straight out of an In Living Color writing session.
posted by cashman at 8:29 PM on April 1, 2012




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