Quotes: Straw Character

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    Anime and Manga 

Protester's placard in Dominion Tank Police

    Comics books 

Alien 1: So this is he — The Reagan? A puny specimen, even for a human. Just like the defilers to worship such a one! Do you suppose ugliness is a virtue to them?
Alien 2: Or stupidity? Have you ever seen eyes so vacant?
— Aliens commenting on Ronald Reagan, Strontium Dog

     Live Action TV 

"Do you wanna see the American Judicial System dragged through the muck? You wanna see our democratic institutions crumble at your feet? While the decadent East Coast liberal intelligencia score the biggest victory they've had since they stopped us from pushing the reds back" (draws his gun) "PAST THE 38th PARALLELL IN KOREA?!" (beat) "But I digress."
Inspector Bert Felch, Night Court

    Video Games 

"I'll remind people that I have a great haircut, and under my stewardship Vice City has had, on average, 15% better weather than before, while crime rates only go up if you don't turn the graph upside down. Turn it upside down, and they have halvedHalved!—under me, Alex Shrub. Vote Shrub for president and you'll have a friendly face in the White House. A man you can trust. A local man who likes golf, and laughing, and photo opportunities at your store or place of business. Just send me a letter. I'll send you an automated, photocopied response."
Congressman Alex Shrub, Pressing Issues (GTA Radio)


Big Oil (thought bubble): If I let this guy stop the weather, people will stop dying. But oil is made of dead things. That means less oil.
Big Oil (aloud): beat it, hippie!
Chainsaw Suit, "Disastorm" the movie arc.

    Web Original 

"He also served as the inspiration for a superhero, something few other pundits/convicted felons can claim. Unfortunately, that superhero, Edward "The Comedian" Blake from Alan Moore's Watchmen, was a sociopathic murderer, but it probably looks good on a résumé anyway."
Rational Wiki on G. Gordon Liddy

"In many ways, The Man With The Golden Gun begins the theme of eco-friendly science being evil. You’ll notice a theme developing over the course of the series: Scaramanga’s clean and efficient means of solar power? Evil! Hugo Drax’s interest in plant biology? Evil! Stromberg’s fascination with marine biology? Evil! Colonel Moon’s solar-powered laser beam? Evil! Dominic Greene’s water conservation? Evil!"

Chris: Their plan is to make the Daily Planet into a sensationalist tabloid that’ll bring in the money by pushing the world closer to the brink of nuclear war. I’m not kidding: This is actually Warfield’s business model.
David: I’d love to be at the story conference where they named him. “Well, he sees, like, the world as a field for war, right? War... field...

His master plan is to create a black hole that will suck up everything on earth and turn it into energy that will power the Negative Zone planet, on which he will then live, all alone. This seems extremely pointless, unless you buy the Alex Jones conspiracies and somehow assume that that's what all environmentalists secretly want.
Luke Y. Thomspon, Topless Robot ("Fantastic Four Is Just As Bad (And Sometime Worse) As You Feared")

"Asuka really plays up the 'Ugly foreigner' aspect of her existence. Whining about how her room's too small, moaning about this and that... while Misato just chimes in 'The Japanese way is about being considerate of others'. I always thought the Japanese way was 'Don't shame your ancestors by getting caught looking as tentacle sex during your seven minute lunch break'."

"I'm not even going to pick up particularly on Tat Wood's suggestion that Ettis is intended as an analogue for Arthur Scargill, then effectively the second in command in the miners' union....In any case, if Wood is correct about this equivalence, the decision to have Ettis go mad and try to blow everyone up has to be ranked as the crassest political moment in Doctor Who since the pacifists all had to wear dresses."

    Web Video 

"My God! You'd be less subtle if you spray-painted 'I hate Bush' on your chest and went in front of the White House naked!"

"I think Michael Moore is stupid! I think Bush is the best president! He is the best president because he has a dog!"
Chip Cheezum, mocking Micheal Weiss during his Micheal Weiss Show MST/Retsuflash

    Western Animation 

"Oh my God! The dead have risen and they're voting Republican!"
Bart Simpson, in "Sideshow Bob Roberts," on finding the tomb of a "registered voter" who died in 1909

    real life 

"Yes, the olden days Spanos were slave traders. Hoo boy. Jessie's white liberal guilt is something else, and she spends the episode literally begging Lisa to release “those centuries of repressed anger” on her by letting her buy Lisa's lunch, or carry her to the mall on her back like Master Blaster from Mad Max III."
Stuart Millard on Saved by the Bell, So Excited, So Scared

Alternative Title(s):

Strawman Political