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Is Eric Cartman running for President?

WARNING: All references are South Park excerpts. If "offensive words/dialogue" bother you, don't click through.

I'm curious if I am the only one that has noticed that one of the current "presidential" candidates seems to be a cartoon character brought to life. It hit me when he claimed that he didn't get deferments, but instead:

"I wasn't eligible for the draft! I wasn't eligible for the draft!"

That reminded me of the old I'm not fat, I'm big-boned cliché.

It doesn't stop there though. Newt wants you respect his authority as a "historian" (though Newt prefers launching verbal assaults to physical ones). And Newt feigns faith and humility when it's convenient, and ignorance when it suits him. But without doubt he holds a somewhat more inflated opinion of himself.

I'm just looking forward to when he gives up, packs up his campaign and proclaims: "Screw you guys, I'm going home."

And for any OWS reading this: Newt represents the part of the "1%" you should be pissed at. (Of course, so do the others not named "Paul".)

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agree with most

of what you said.. i do think RP is in the top 1% though. We should definitely avoid the class warfare rhetoric and just be satisfied if the other successfully sink Mittens campaign on that basis.

Ron Paul 2012


I didn't mean to indict the whole of the richest 1%. I have edited the post and added the qualifier "the part of" to indicate that.

I've been thinking

the same thing for a long time as well.

Newt is a cross between Eric Cartman & Cliff Clavin.

"It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

--Samuel Adams