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The Republicans Are Co-Opting "Game of Thrones" for Political Gain

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 25, 2012 | Comments ()


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Liberals: Are you more upset that the Republicans -- that NRCC.com logo is the National Republican Congressional Committee -- are using "Game of Thrones" to rally their constituents, or are you more upset that the Democrats didn't do it first?

On the bright side, Dems could now accuse the GOP of associating with torture, incest, prostitution, sodomy, godlessness, and gratuitous violence and nudity, but then again, that'd be the GOP's biggest selling point.

(Source: NRCC Facebook)

Related: The "Game of Thrones" episode featuring a prop head that looked like that of George W. Bush has been replaced in the online version of the episode following the apology of the showrunners. The George Bush head now looks like this:

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(Source: Washpo)




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  • "One Sean Bean dies every 1.24 years, but YOU have the power to stop it."

    I'm...so sorry Sean. Again, we've failed you.

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  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    I guess GOT is more timely, but isn't Highlander the obvious choice? There Can Be Only One!

  • NateMan

    I'm amused they're using a guy who got his head chopped off in about 15 minutes as their spokes-image. That's really a measure of success.

  • A Guy.

    Wow. It seem that "Stupid" is out in full force around these parts....

    Gotta love the tunnel visioned hyper partisan claptrap.

    "My party gooooood, your party baaaaaaaad....."

  • Wednesday

    Sometimes, A Guy, even in politics, Occam's Razor applies.

    One more piece of evidence that Republicans are terrific at staying on message.

  • TheGreatUnstainer

    It's a pre-emptive strike to occupy the GoT brand space ahead of the election. Think of it as domain squatting.

    It's just a shame that there isn't a closer link between the GoT idea and the GOP idea. Neo-Cons still don't get memes.

  • mrcreosote

    Well the GOP is the party of the dark ages. Back when men were men, women were for breeding and raping and the damn serfs didn't get all upppity and ask for a living wage. Most fantasy worlds are right wing paradises where rich white nobility fight valiantly to destroy the baser races and their unholy urges. Plus I think Arizona might actually be home to Dothraki hordes. The dothraki ride lark scooters yes?

  • DarthCorleone

    The enemy of Joffrey Baratheon is my friend. Huzzah, W.!

  • I'm more puzzled as to why they did it at all. I'm fairly adept at spinning pure bullshit, and even I can't figure out a good way to make this one work.

    Mitt Romney would make one hell of a Tywin Lannister, except that Tywin has personality.
    Sure the Wildling horde could be illegal mexican immigrants, but wildlings came from the north and the only complaint about illegal Canadian immigrants is that they make us look rude (Okay. More rude) by comparison.
    The insane partisan infighting during the primaries could resemble the various kings vying for the Iron Throne, but I can't cast it out past Michelle Bachman as Lysa Arryn and Rick Santorum as Stannis Baratheon.
    Maybe the republican party has finally decided to pursue the fantasy geek shut-in vote. Those that haven't already committed to Ron Paul that is.

    I'd be surprised if many republicans even watched Game of Thrones. We know how they feel about breasts, and there isn't enough homosexual male sex for them to totally not enjoy at all in any way whatsoever.

  • googergieger

    Well their only selling point.

  • John W

    So the GOP the party that likes to mess with OPP is trying to co opt GoT from HBO? WTF?

  • QueeferSutherland

    Game of Thrones features cunning wealthy people ruling an unhappy lower class, gay characters who must hide who they are, and a 700 mile Wall solely designed to keep foreigners from taking over a land filled with white people. Not hard to see why the GOP is on this train.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    From what I've heard, at Republican National Conventions, the GOP actually pulls the train.

  • Amanda Cotylo

    Can they do that? Or can HBO sue their withered, grey-haired balls off?

  • Fredo

    I'm sure HBO can ask them to stop a la Bruce Springsteen telling Ronald Reagan to not use "Born in the USA" in 1984.

    Would they though? Not sure.

  • Gurt

    I would... :C

  • CommanderStrikeher

    Democrat response should be, "We will take what is ours with Fire and Blood".

  • F'mal DeHyde

    That could be a lot of fun. The dems identifying with a beautiful young (naked) girl that just survived a huge fire and is covered in dragons... I'm not sure where I'm going with that but I like the image.

  • jmlynny

    I would think the first blow was struck when they impaled the head of a U.S. President. You ass.

  • Wembley

    If only they had actually done that...

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