This is what Republicans look like

If you are a Republican and you don’t think you look like this, think again.

Hat tip Joe


  1. #1 pelican
    September 17, 2008

    Actually, I think this story is incomplete without this follow-up …

    I don’t know how to make this link live to exactly where it needs to go, but scroll down to “Lawyer of the Day” for yesterday, currently five or so posts in.

    Seems Mr. Schwartz, aside from his hideous taste in shirts and unrealistic worldview, has poor taste in women and a very unrealistic opinion of his own sexual desirability. And/or, a possible taste for insurance scams.

  2. #2 pelican
    September 17, 2008
  3. #3 Coturnix
    September 17, 2008

    That’s this guy. No need for further comment.

  4. #4 rob
    September 17, 2008

    i saw this guy on the news last night. he couldn’t believe a woman that attractive would be willing to go up to his room with him.

    umm…i believe you call that type of woman a prostitute…

  5. #5 Stephanie Z
    September 17, 2008

    This guy is a perfect example of why I don’t want my country run on Republican instincts and impulses. And I’m not even talking about his positions on war and taxes.

  6. #6 Rob Jase
    September 17, 2008

    And the guy looks sooooo happy about more war & death!

  7. #7 Dan J
    September 17, 2008

    The guy just oozes with intelligence, respectability, and concern for his fellow man. Maybe he should be running for office.

    Actually, he is the epitome of my vision of what the Republican party espouses at its core. His “$30,000 watch, a $20,000 ring, a necklace valued at $5,000, earrings priced at $4,000 and a Prada belt valued at $1,000” were stolen? I haven’t even worn a watch for about three years. The first word that came to mind when I saw the brief interview was slimeball. That was also the second word that came to mind; and the third. I get a similar vibe from some salesmen.

  8. #8 Ben Zvan
    September 17, 2008

    I’m sorry to be the one to do it but…


  9. #9 Mark Mancni
    September 17, 2008

    What a jerk! That’s the first time I’ve ever seen somebody smirk while saying “Less taxes, more war!” without being sarcastic. Sometimes I wonder what exactly drives Republican ‘logic’ on these issues….

  10. #10 helixcurls
    September 17, 2008

    my brain won’t let me believe that to be real… he’s an actor right!?!?!

  11. #11 Stephen Moore
    September 17, 2008

    So, he wants to bomb Iran so the expense of ground troops is not required, but then wants to pay for the operation by taking Iran’s oil. Huh? Just how does he propose that the US secure the oil without ground troops? With that kind of logic and forethought it sounds like he’d make a great Republican Secretary of Defense.

    Schadenfreude is a rather nasty emotion, but sometimes idiocy like his deserves to be taken advantage of. Props to the thief who found such an easy mark.

  12. #12 Alan Kellogg
    September 17, 2008

    One party is obviously biased, short sighted, and lying. The interviewee in contrast is an asshole.

    In any large group of people you can always find somebody who will say what you need them to say. I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody found a person all for nuking Iran back to the stone age time among hard care Obama supporters.

    Keep in mind that the general does not apply to the specific, nor does the specific apply to the general. The fact one child dies because of a reaction to a vaccine does not mean the vaccine is dangerous to all children.

    Greg, you’re really too old for this. How about some posts about Barack Obama’s philosophy and policies and where you agree and disagree? Let’s get some discussions going here, instead of more echo chambers.

  13. #13 Analiese
    September 17, 2008


    “Hard care Obama supporters [sic]” would never dream of anything so hurtful, destructive, or indiscriminate as a good-old nuking. Maybe among the uncaring, though; knock yerself out and find ’em (hint: they’ll look like that guy!)
    *echo echo echo*

  14. #14 Dan J
    September 17, 2008

    Yes, Alan, we all know that not all (nor even a majority, IMO) Republicans feel the same way as the unfortunate example of humanity in that video. Greg did not say that all Republicans feel that way, only that this is the face that many of us see when we see “Republican:” Big Business, War, etc. The problem is that the RNC as a whole exudes this type of vitriol to many of us. I, for one, would be surprised if any of the delegates to the Democratic convention espoused similar ideas.

    Of course, I’m of the opinion that the political system in this country is horribly broken, as far as elections go.

  15. #15 Stephanie Z
    September 17, 2008

    Alan, where do you find bias in a set of questions and summations of answers that the interviewee agrees with? In their choice of interview subject? Which of the other “drill, baby, drill” jingoists were going to give substantially different answers? This isn’t one guy going off the rails. This is the party line. The only rarity is that it’s spoken out loud here. If you don’t like it, challenge the people encouraging it, not the people reporting it.

    Analiese, I do have to argue with one thing. Nobody looks like that guy, not even that guy. It’s just not possible.

  16. #16 Analiese
    September 17, 2008

    OOOOO Stephanie, you’re right – NOT POSSIBLE – especially as he no longer wears the ring! 😉 Funny thing: if you watch the video with the sound down (ALL the way down) you can see (without it hurting) the periodic frames in which he wavers, checks-out, and ceases to look like, uh, that guy.

  17. #17 Stephanie Z
    September 18, 2008

    I did notice that, actually, the first time around–to avoid extra pain. I read that as “Well, it’s okay to say these things here, isn’t it?”

  18. #18 Greg Laden
    September 18, 2008

    They all feel this way. Except the few who showed up at the wrong party and are now too embarrassed to admit it.

  19. #19 Jake
    September 18, 2008

    What I find funny about this is that, in addition to obviously being a total douche and sorry excuse for a human being, that guy gives a *terrible* interview. The interviewer does his best to get some elaboration, but the guy just keeps giving short, single-verb-phrase answers. I can’t tell if that’s because he hasn’t actually thought about anything beyond the single-verb-phrase (i.e. talking point) stage, or if he thinks his opinions are so obvious and common that the reporter will obviously share them and therefore know what he means, but either option is terrifying.

  20. #20 Stephanie Z
    September 18, 2008

    An elaboration on my thoughts above. Or, why conservatives think liberals have a secret agenda.

  21. #21 The Urban Scientist
    September 18, 2008

    His plan – bomb, destroy country, take resources, plant a falg – sounds ALOT like….IMPERIALISM. Let’s ask the French, Dutch, British, Spanish, & Portugeuse how that worked out in the long run….heck even in the short-run it cost them a helluva lot.

    If being anti-imperialistic makes me an ugly liberal, I’ll live with that tag. I know alot of people across the globe who sure didn’t like imperialism. Let’s ask the people of Africa, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and all of the Pacific Ocean cultures.