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Cowardly Lion named the official mascot for the Republican National Convention
by DifferentView2
 Cowardly Lion named the official mascot for the Republican National Convention
Aug 17, 2012 | 1838 views | 8 8 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
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We would like to extend our congratulations to the Cowardly Lion!  After weeks of deliberation, the RNC has finally decided on the official mascot of the upcoming RNC convention.  “It was a close race, but the Lion came out on top” said an RNC official.  It apparently was a neck-and-neck between the Lion, Casper the Ghost and Cooter (from Dukes of Hazard fame).

“It was very difficult to choose between the final three.  Casper, well he has the white thing going on and Cooter taps that ‘southern intellect’ which is so key.  However, we feel the Cowardly Lion captures the spirit of our current campaign the best.  Much like the Lion, we are scared and we will say or do anything to avoid danger.”

He will perform his trademark song from the Wizard of Oz.

If I were king of the fore-e-e-est

Not queen, not duke, not prince

My regal robes of the fore-e-e-est

Would be satin, not cotton, not chintz

I’d command each thing, whether fish or fowl

With a r-r-ruff and a r-r-ruff, and a royal growl – R-R-Ruff!

As I click my heels

All the trees would kneel

And the mountains bow

And the bulls kowtow

And the sparrow would take wing

If I, if I were ki-i-i-i-ng!

The rabbits would show respect to me

The chipmunks genuflect to me

Though my tail would lash

I would show compash

For every underling

If I, if I were king

Just ki-i-i-i-ing!

When asked, the RNC official we spoke with did confirm that he will not enter the stage with his more controversial tagline -I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do, I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks, I do, I do, I do, I do!”

Casper Takes to Twitter

Apparently not everyone is taking the news well.  It is reported that Casper took to twitter late yesterday with a string of angry tweets.  He lashed out the RNC calling them ‘liars’ and ‘choir of corporate puppets’. His account has since been deleted.

http://thecentristword.wordpress.com/2012/08/17/cowardly-lion-to-be-gop-mascot-at-rnc-convention/

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laselva
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August 18, 2012
DV-2,

I believe that Toto, in the article I read, was simply a dog, but others I've read since then depict Toto as a teetotaler or a prohibitionist. The tornado was political upheaval, and the winged monkeys were the plains indians, once living free but now enslave. Also in the original story, Dorothy's ruby slippers were silver, representing Jennings Bryan pro-silver stance. OZ is Washington and it's green money.

DifferentView2
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August 17, 2012
Pardon the delay, but lap kitteh just climbed into her home and I'm immobilized until she decides to find her next nesting place.

I think that Lase is target with his response. And Dubious is also on target regarding the comic relief.

Considering how inept Willard has run his campaign and the lack of foreign policy experience by him or Eddie Munster, can you imagine how they will bungle everything if they actually win?

Stop Vouchercare. American deserve good health care.

VOTE DEMOCRATIC IN 2012!
DubiousForever
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August 17, 2012
I'll put forward a guess that the mutt is Romney/Ryan=Comic Relief...LOL!
laselva
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August 17, 2012
Sorry Different View2 - Flounder should be LOLing about now.

My response still relates to the article, right? I'm so left brained.
DifferentView2
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August 17, 2012
Lase,

An interesting allegory, but maybe you could elaborate and tell us how does the mutt fit into the story?
DubiousForever
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August 17, 2012
Just one problem Lase, this is DV2's blog...LOL!
laselva
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August 17, 2012
Dubious -

Odd that you should bring up the Wizard of OZ and the Republicans. The Tea Party movement is very similar to the Populist movement of the late 19th century and was the inspiration for Frank Baum's tale of robber barons=The wicked witch of the west, wealthy New York bankers=the wicked witch of the east, the Tin Man=rust belt factories, the Scarecrow=Populist Kansas farmers who don't have a brain in their head, the Cowardly Lion=William Jennings Bryan, and the Flying Monkeys would have to be Fox News in today's Wizard.

I think one could look up the allegorical tale on the internet. It's fascinating, especially since we have turned it into a modern fairy tale. Oh yes, The Yellow Brick Road was the gold standard.
DubiousForever
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August 17, 2012
Somebody is going to burst a blood vessel crying that hard...LOL!