TOM THE DANCING BUG: What Mischief Does Li'l Mitt Get Into This Time?

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  1. Isn’t the tireless repetition of the etch-a-sketch soundbite exactly the kind of unsubstantial political punditry we claim to hate? Unless I’m missing something (which is often the case), it seems like the humor in the first two panels boils down to “Remember that etch-a-sketch gaffe that Romney’s staffer made? Well here’s a caricature of Romney as a boy holding an etch-a-sketch! Biting! Hilarious!” 

    Nast rolls in his grave, and my smug sense of superiority over the brainwashed right erodes just a little bit more. 

    1. it seems like the humor in the first two panels boils down to “Remember that etch-a-sketch gaffe that Romney’s staffer made? Well here’s a caricature of Romney as a boy holding an etch-a-sketch!

      This is the TTDB cartoon.  The “Introduction to Metaphors” class is down the hall.

  2. as always the republican response is not an answer to their own behaviour but just the usual “your guy did it too so there!”

    I dunno how that addresses Mitt being a dick.

        1.  More to the point, one of them paid for his base misanthropy by not getting elected President and is an excellent example to cite.

        2.  More to the point, one of them paid for his base misanthropy by not getting elected President and is an excellent example to cite.

  3. I find it hard to get upset about Mitten’s history of teenage bullying.  After all, I was mercilessly harassed by homophobic yahoos when I was a teenager and to this day not one of them has managed to hold an office of any importance.

    1. How rich was your high school? 
      (Even though, yeah, I think there’s something to your observation as well.)

        1. Mine was not a high school for people destined for greatness, or at least notoriety.  (Its notable alumni consist of a couple of pro athletes of yesteryear, and a pioneering nudist.  If there is such a thing.)  Still, the bullies and homophobes did pretty well for themselves.  I think cases like Romney and Bush 43 are the rule rather than the exception.  Entitled goons who represent the Establishment to a T… why would they not succeed?

    2.  I think the problem is that it wasn’t just high school but apparently University as well, and it’s also how he’s reacting to it now by attempting to minimise it rather than manning up for a past mistake, apologising and moving on.

  4. Either Mitt shaves higher than most, or the unibrow is a little bit of editorial license.

  5. Someone has to mention Reginald Van Smelt, the Mitt Romney prototype from Archie Comics. So there …

  6. “There’s a wild and crazy man inside of there just waiting to come out” — Ann Romney

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