A field guide to the Republicans

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  1. #1 Coturnix
    June 13, 2008

    No matter how much they try to make it funny by exaggerating, they just can’t do it – there is nothing to exaggerate at this point in history, as funny as these videos are, the sad thing is how they are literally true, to the last point and detail.

  2. #2 Joe Shelby
    June 13, 2008

    The first video missed one I thought was sci-blogs important:

    I’m voting Republican because I believe that all government science reports paid for by my tax dollars should be reviewed by an 24 year old journalism student who worked for the election campaign and never actually graduated college, before actually being published.

    Science should always support the policies of the government we elected, not the whims of the natural world.

  3. #3 JanieBelle
    June 13, 2008

    I’m voting Republican because I believe that all government science reports paid for by my tax dollars should be reviewed and edited to agree with pre-approved policy based on a bizarro-world version of reality by an 24 year old journalism student who worked for the election campaign and never actually graduated college, before actually being published.

    Fixed that for ya’.

  4. #4 Joe Shelby
    June 13, 2008

    Fixed? Not necessarily. The key feature of the satire (any satire) is subtlety – the ability to say it with a straight face and keep the impression of being taken seriously.

    your write-up: more blunt? yes.

    more truthful? usually.

    more able to get the point across? rarely. the words like “pre-approved” (when in a non-sales sense) and “bizarro” become instant turn-offs: the focus is on those words and not the whole sentence whose meaning becomes lost, even to those who would agree without having to think about it.

    funnier? never.

  5. #5 JanieBelle
    June 13, 2008

    Heh.

    I’m not in a subtle sort of mood, Joe.

    But thanks.

  6. #6 Thadd
    June 13, 2008

    I find the last one (the future Iran draftee) in the first video to be the funniest and the most upsetting.

  7. #7 Dunkleosteus
    June 13, 2008

    I find the last one (the future Iran draftee) in the first video to be the funniest and the most upsetting.

    Don’t worry, if John “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” McCain doesn’t succeed, Barack “I will do everything in my power to prevent Iranian nukes” Obama will make sure he’ll end up there.

    It’s great to have different choices in elections, you know.

  8. #8 yogi-one
    June 14, 2008

    OK here’s one you won’t see (so I’ll say it for you):

    I’m voting Republican because I’m a middle aged married man who has a thing for kiddie porn and teenage boys.”

  9. #9 JanieBelle
    June 14, 2008

    I’m shocked no one’s mentioned the “wide stance” yet…

  10. #10 Napoleon Dworkin
    June 15, 2008

    “I’m voting Republican because I’m a middle aged married man who has a thing for kiddie porn and teenage boys.”

    I guess the flip side of your philosophy is : ” I am voting a bitter Obama vote because I secretly wished Hilary won,but will vote Obama because in Africa mothers syick hot rocks full of hot spice in girls vaginas, and masturbate their neices… so that all single moms, lesbians, and other fem-trolls could take baths with babies, ageed 2 to 14…?”