Is Eric Cartman running for President?Submitted by foo on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 03:35
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".)