Shakespeare Had Something to Say About Our Politics

politicsglobeIn commemoration of Shakespeare Day, I've matched a few of his quotes to political figures of the day.

(1) "He has strangled/His language in his tears."  John Boehner

(2) "I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts;/I am no orator."  George W. Bush

(3) "Ourself and Bushy/Observed his courtship to the common people."  Karl Rove

(4) "I am nothing if not critical."  Lindsey Graham

(5) "If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me;/I had it from my father." Rand Paul

(6) "I am ill at reckoning, It fitteth the spirit of a tapster."  Paul Ryan

(7) "He was a man/Of an unbounded stomach."  Chris Christie

(8) "And you may know by my size that I have a kind of alacrity in sinking."  Chris Christie

(9) "The middle of humanity thou never knewest." Mitt Romney

(10) "Leave thy vain bibble-babble."  Donald Trump

(11) "What a pair of spectacles is here!" John McCain and Lindsey Graham

(12) "When he speaks,/The air, a chartered libertine, is still,/And the mute wonder lurketh in men's ears./To steal his sweet and honeyed sentences."  President Obama

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  • Why, I can smile and murder whiles I smile,
    And cry 'content' to that which grieves my heart,
    And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
    And frame my face for all occasions”
    -Barack Hussein Obama

    If this were play'd upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an
    improbable fiction.
    -Anyone examining the current gullibility

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Obama and Richard III? How so?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I didn't question your opinions, but I would answer you if I didn't believe you already knew the answer.

    Aquinas, I would save your schoolboy crushes for your spouse, from what I've gleamed from your past comments, she actually deserves them more than a collective figure you truly do not even know.

    Jung said projections of this sort lead to a man's shadow, which can have positive or negative content. Your waxing eloquence on are dear derisive Presidente, might actually point to your own consciously unrealized talents.

  • "Alas, poor Geoffrey, I knew him well." "Hamlet's skull did not talk back." Craigyferg, who didn't note, when Kevin Bacon was on that allegedly Bacon's forebearer wrote Shakespeare's plays.

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