@8 months ago with 533 notes
Is it just me or is there a very strong Soviet/proletariat vibe here?
Yes. Yes there is.
There we go.
Balloon Juice picked this up:
“ the editors of the National Review offer RNC conventioneers a special frameable update of the latest Republican heartthrobs, just in time for Labor Day. In their role as horny-handed sons of the Real American Soil™, Romney has plans, lots of plans, and Ryan has a book—possibly the Bible, possibly Ayn Rand, possibly Tom Friedman, let the audience decide!
Can you imagine the cries of butthurt outrage from the NR’s proud Cornerites—Katherine ‘K-Lo’ Lopez, Jonah “Doughy Pantload” Goldberg—if some filthy hippie cartoonist from the left-of-center (reality-based) community presented this historical tragedy as an actual joke?”
Not only does the thing echo a soviet era posters, but Romeny is aping Michael Palin playing a idiot do gooder in Monty Python skit. (Its the smug grin and the firm grip on reality.)
That is a seriously bizarre illustration.