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(Real Clear World)   Characters from The Game Of Thrones....labelled for today's political scientist. Yes, Daenerys is a NeoCon. A sexy, sexy NeoCon   (realclearworld.com ) divider line
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2013-06-18 12:25:05 PM  
15 votes:
Obligatory:

lipstickandpolitics.com
2013-06-18 02:48:06 PM  
4 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: I suppose this is something I would have to own a television to understand.


i42.tinypic.com
2013-06-18 12:29:49 PM  
4 votes:

Drubell: So who's the real llfe equivalent of Joffrey?


img.timeinc.net
2013-06-18 12:21:57 PM  
4 votes:
Real Clear

You know nothing of my works.

Sincerely
G.R.R. Martin
2013-06-18 03:53:52 PM  
3 votes:
I think that hodar is more the neocon he only says one thing it's never related to what's going on and has an iq equal to most gold fish
2013-06-18 12:15:32 PM  
3 votes:
This is Obama's Battle of Blackwater.
2013-06-18 04:23:22 PM  
2 votes:

Truther: Shows your limited understanding.

Neocons aren't the evil boogeymen you've been taught to believe they are.

They aren't necessarily angels in shining Armor either, but Liberalism isn't all wholesome and sweetness either.

But go ahead and follow the crowd. Seems a neutral opinion based on facts became passe a looong time ago...


i796.photobucket.com
2013-06-18 02:09:18 PM  
2 votes:

ROBB STARK

2013-06-18 01:06:57 PM  
2 votes:

InitialCommentGuy: Daenerys starts as Lincoln, then goes full Bush dynasty in Meereen.


Duuuuuude. I think you're right. Pass the Funyons.
2013-06-18 12:38:08 PM  
2 votes:

suburbanguy: "Sexy, sexy neocon"? No, that does not exist.


www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com

Hey ladies, who wants a mustache ride?
2013-06-18 12:26:43 PM  
2 votes:

Bot v2.38beta: kitsuneymg: Someone has too much time on their hands. This is about as sensical and trying to map Equestria's political landscape onto the real world.

Is that considering the website layout? Seven pages for that bullshait? I'd rather read seven pages about boiled leather.


That can be arranged.
2013-06-18 12:26:27 PM  
2 votes:
Ramsay Bolton = Dick Cheney
Michele Bachmann = Hodor
2013-06-18 12:25:10 PM  
2 votes:

what_now: It's a fantasy series involving dragons and magic. Stop trying to make it relevant to politics and enjoy it.


Hey, the creationist museum has an exhibit on dragons now, it's fair game.

Also, it may be derp, but it's unintentionally hilarious derp.
2013-06-18 12:24:30 PM  
2 votes:
Joe Biden is Hodor.
2013-06-18 12:22:56 PM  
2 votes:
I agree with the article that Hodor is analogous to Dubya.
2013-06-18 12:18:51 PM  
2 votes:
Dany = Rubio
Joffrey/Cersei = Obama
Robb Stark = Rand Paul
Tyrion = Boehner
Stannis = Hillary
Greyjoys = Iran
Jamie = McCain

WTF??
2013-06-18 12:14:08 PM  
2 votes:

Voiceofreason01: Yeah, the factions in Game of Thrones don't map well to the modern political spectrum.


What do you mean? They all seem pro-rape to me, therefore their all Republicans.
2013-06-18 12:12:46 PM  
2 votes:

theorellior: She is? She tries to protect the Meereen from the landed powerbase, and is always looking out for the downtrodden. "Neocon" is not something I'd remotely associate with Daenerys Targareyn.


Her answer to every problem is "fark you, I got dragons"

Sounds like Neocons to me
2013-06-18 02:27:39 PM  
1 vote:

Molotovcat: GAH... Read the Joffrey=Obama part and felt the urge to kill rising, then read Tyrion=Boehner and started laughing. If we're going to play this game Boehner=Sansa you know because of the crying all the time.


Yeah - for those who don't do slides, here's the tl;dr: Republicans GOOD.  Democrats BAD.  Republicans are only out for justice.  Democrats are wolves in sheep's clothing.  RAND PAUL
2013-06-18 02:00:54 PM  
1 vote:

theorellior: Klivian: Her answer to every problem is "fark you, I got dragons"

Sounds like Neocons to me

Except those really are WMDs.


I guess the ancient Athenians were neo-cons too.

Skyrmion: DubtodaIll: Skyrmion: DubtodaIll: Skyrmion: Obligatory:

[lipstickandpolitics.com image 850x572]

Clearly this was made before the end of Season 3 and/or never read the books.

With the inclusion of Santorum and Gingrich, you can tell it was made at a certain point in the 2012 Republican Primary season.

What stood out to me the most was their association of Obama with Rob Stark.

If it came out now in the middle of the NSA controversy, maybe they'd equate him with Varys.


Nah, he's Jon Arryn. Boring, ultimately ineffectual because the people he's meant to counterbalance are obstinate morons who won't stop spending.
2013-06-18 01:58:38 PM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: I suppose this is something I would have to own a television to understand.


Or you could open a book, you pompous ass.
2013-06-18 01:24:00 PM  
1 vote:
Huh? It's like the author was trying to be funny but kept forgetting to tell a joke.

Real Clear ....

Ah... Conservative humor.
2013-06-18 12:54:27 PM  
1 vote:
Yet another chapter of "Totalitarian Conservatism". I wish GRRM pumped out ASOIAF chapters as fast.
2013-06-18 12:49:00 PM  
1 vote:

dragonchild: WTF Indeed: Game of Thrones is not a master's course on political warfare.

It would make for a helluva fun conversation though, especially with some beer & weed.  There are a lot of Ayn Rand and Niccolo Machiavelli undertones.

The Downfall: Well I stopped reading after this: However, Obama is often a bad realist, more Joffrey than Tywin. On the margins, the U.S. gained nothing by irritating Israel and cozying up to Russia, which had supported three UN sanctions resolutions under President Bush. It got less from Assad. The mullahs, now democracy-free, continue to enrich uranium.

Like I said. . . this is not a conversation to undertake while sober.


Tywin Shrugged
2013-06-18 12:46:57 PM  
1 vote:

dragonchild: There are a lot of Ayn Rand and Niccolo Machiavelli undertones.


WTF Indeed: No there aren't. There are lots of a Middle Ages royalty references and graphic nudity.


They're undertones, not effin' research footnotes.  You're still way too sober to be having this conversation.

that bosnian sniper: The Prince was Machiavelli's attempt to kiss the de'Medici's asses after having been imprisoned and tortured for supporting the Florentine Republic.


That contradicts my point how?  Calm down and have another beer.

The reason I'm having fun with this is because I'm not taking this anywhere nearly as seriously as you guys are.
2013-06-18 12:45:00 PM  
1 vote:

suburbanguy: "Sexy, sexy neocon"? No, that does not exist.


Well, this is a fantasy series.
2013-06-18 12:43:17 PM  
1 vote:

DarnoKonrad: "Real Clear" anything is farking garbage.


Yeah - for those who don't do slides, here's the tl;dr: Republicans GOOD.  Democrats BAD.  Republicans are only out for justice.  Democrats are wolves in sheep's clothing.  RAND PAUL
2013-06-18 12:29:52 PM  
1 vote:
"Sexy, sexy neocon"? No, that does not exist.

/DNRTFA
//DNWGoT
2013-06-18 12:27:21 PM  
1 vote:
I think it would have been a better list if the writer just said every politician is Littlefinger
2013-06-18 12:20:11 PM  
1 vote:

The Downfall: So I'm guessing the whole thing is just going to be derpy derp derp in the rest of the "article."


Yeah, someone is jumping through hoops to make the "good" characters line up with their own politics.

Besides, Obama is more like the Starks - he trusts clearly awful people to make trustworthy deals with him and then asks surprised when they confirm their awfulness.
2013-06-18 12:19:47 PM  
1 vote:
Gist of article
"We hate Obama, and if you like Game of Thrones, you should too."
2013-06-18 12:16:54 PM  
1 vote:
What fresh hell did I just read?
2013-06-18 12:13:53 PM  
1 vote:

Klivian: Her answer to every problem is "fark you, I got dragons"

Sounds like Neocons to me


Except those really are WMDs.
2013-06-18 12:12:23 PM  
1 vote:
Stop. Game of Thrones is not a master's course on political warfare. It's a Politics 202 course's three day lecture on power systems.
2013-06-18 12:11:59 PM  
1 vote:
The Lannister section immediately turned into "Fartbama Foreign Policy failure WAHRARWETGHAREGRKEJWE"
 
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