Prominent Republican leaders in clown makeup

WMxdesign's GOP Clown College Flickr set is a collection of prominent Republicans and Republican commentators in clown makeup.

GOP Clown College (via Kottke)



  1. Ack!  My two biggest phobias–clowns and republicans!

    Now if you put the heads on top of spiders I’ll never get to sleep!

    1. Clowns? Republicans? How do you tell the difference? Every time I see John Boehner speak I have recurring nightmares of Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It.”

  2. Jindal is nicely done. But, really, they need to recognize the whole political class. I demand bipartisan clown faces.

    1. Maybe a little too beautiful. After all, the Teabaggers shooped Obama into Heath Ledger’s terrifyingly crude Joker makeup (as amanicdroid reminds us). With apologies to Keith Higgs, maybe we can meet in the middle with the clown from Stephen King’s It, because the name “Pennywise” fits pound-foolish slashers of social safety nets to a T.

  3. geez, slight liberal bias there…..  how about showing the dems like this too so that my independent ego can feel doubly smug.

  4. I support equal opportunity satire and jokes against all people in government. It is us against those who are  in power in government; democrats, republicans, independents, liberals, conservatives.
    John Q. Public vs. Big Government.
    Big government already has enough power, air time, etc to promote themselves, they need no help from us. Poke fun at ALL government personalities and institutions as often as possible.

    1. Then start skillfully shooping clown make-up on Democrats if you’re so concerned.
      These images didn’t generate themselves. They’re from an artist’s personal project
      and thus not subject to equal-time rules. Boingboing is a collection of interesting things not a news network.

        1. They might but if you want to ensure internet coverage send the pics to FreeRepublic.
          (Aaaaand that’s my five. In holding with wisdom of the mods I will abdicate the thread.)

        2. Sorry chief but this has been revolving around the Occupy movement. The picture that amanicdroid posted carried a different connotation and it was from a different time. Republicans HATED Obama before he even took office. I’ll leave it to you to explain the reasons why.

          I have no problem with you giving other Dems the clown treatment because they deserve it. They backstabbed him on health care and other issues.

  5. My favorite part is the implied understanding that there is zero difference between the Republican punditry & the Republican politicians.  Same machinery, & in many cases the same moving parts.

  6. I like this but I’m uneasy with ad hominem attacks.  The casting of the political opposition as the alien, the enemy, the other, is generally a conservative/GOP practice, not a liberal/Democratic one. That being said (are the kids asleep?), this rocks.

    1. The casting of the political opposition as the alien, the enemy, the other, is generally a conservative/GOP practice, not a liberal/Democratic one.

      Oh, sweet mother of irony.

      You do realize you’re saying that the unsightly practice of casting the opposition as the other is what those other guys do?

  7. Wow.  Those are beautiful.  Perhaps too beautiful to be mocking, imo.
    I’d love to have one done of me no matter what the person’s motivation or message.

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