The Republican Field, As Written By Hollywood

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Murali says:

    It’s wrong and evil for me to laugh, but I can’t help but do so. Also, this is why we don’t have any conservatives on this site anymore.Report

  2. Lindsay Graham is a poorly done ripoff of Tobia Funke.Report

    • Avatar Zac says:

      On the off chance Graham is ever unseated by a Democratic challenger, I expect you to chime in with an “I’m afraid I just blue myself.”Report

  3. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Lincoln Chafee was written by the same person who wrote Gilmore.

    Jim Webb was written by Jim Webb.

    Bernie Sanders was written by Aaron Sorkin.

    Martin O’Malley was written David Simon.

    Hillary Clinton was written by David Chase.Report

    • Lincoln Chafee was written by the same person who wrote Gilmore.

      He’s Lorelei’s father.Report

    • Avatar Zac says:

      John Kasich is also clearly an Aaron Sorkin creation, per Trumwill’s description in the post.Report

      • Avatar Kolohe says:

        Sorkin (or whoever was running the show by then) wrote Rick Perry, he was the Crime, Boy, I Don’t Know guy that was the re-election opponent.

        And while John Goodman and Paul Ryan are pretty far apart in physical similarity, tempermentally, the guy Goodman played and Ryan are reasonably close.

        There’s no one who has ever existed in the GOP, except for maybe Lincoln or Thadeus Stevens, who has been in any way like Alan Alda.Report

        • Avatar Will Truman says:

          Not seeing the similarity, even apart from looks. Walken was pretty rough-and-tumble and all that. Not sure who in real life that would be compared to. (OTOH, Walken may be a counterexample to what I just said about a pro-life “good” guy. Walken was favorable on the whole.)

          Haffley (Walken’s successor) and Ryan, though, there are some similarities. Stark similarities, now that I think about it, in both appearance and demeanor.Report

          • Avatar Kolohe says:

            You’re right, Haffley’s the better analogue. Walken was ‘what if we just made Tip O’Neil a Republican?’. He was also a ‘good guy’ because he was only where he was briefly. Which is a good meta, really, the writers gave him the same honeymoon as a real world person in those circumstances would have received.Report

      • Avatar Will Truman says:

        Not gonna lie: Sorkin came to mind when I wrote that. I don’t think Sorkin could have a “good guy” who believes abortion should be illegal, though.Report

    • Avatar KatherineMW says:

      …did you just compare Bernie to Bartlett? (I’ve only just started watching The West Wing.)Report

      • Avatar Kolohe says:

        More like that intern from a few seasons in (?) that read all the reports.

        But basically, only in the Sorkinverse can you win elections (and then govern) if you just have sufficient ideology and passion. (To be fair, Santos was Candidate Obama to an uncanny degree. Though real world Obama did a lot more pregaming than Santos and Josh ever did)Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Would vote for this post.Report

  5. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    I’m just a wee bit disappointed we haven’t heard from our friend CEHE on this post yet. Is he in rehab again?Report