I’m a member of a fabulous group of Facebook, full of the greatest bitches this world has ever known. Last week, one of the fabulous bitches, mentioned that the current political climate in America today is similar to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I’m not sure it links perfectly with GoF, but the thread did devolve into who in the Harry Potter novels is like whom in American Politics.
Here were some ideas (there are some repeats of characters/politicos, because there were lots of people responding with their own ideas.) I’d love to hear other ideas in the comments! And yes, there’s a slant here, and no you don’t need to point that out in the comments. I’m well-fucking-aware of it already.
George W. Bush is Cornelius Fudge
Dick Cheney is Rufus Scrimgeour
Bill Clinton is Dumbledore
Hillary Clinton is Professor McGonagall
Mitt Romney is Lucius Malfoy
The Weasleys are the 47%
Rita Skeeter is Fox News
Jon Stewart and/or Stephen Colbert are Xeno Lovegood
Ann Coulter is Bellatrix Lestrange
Marco Rubio is Percy Weasley (I fucking LOVE this comparison!)
Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert are the Weasley twins and Lee Jordan during Deathly Hallows
Joe Biden is Hagrid
Jill Stein is also Hagrid
Rachel Maddow is Ginny Weasley
Nancy Pelosi is Umbridge
Sarah Palin is also Umbridge
Rush Limbaugh is Argus Filch
Ann Coulter is Mrs. Norris (That’s Filch’s cat)
Rick Santorum is Vernon Dursley
Rick Perry is Dudley Dursley
Michele Bachmann is Pansy Parkinson
Bill O’Reilly is the troll in the bathroom from Sorcerer’s Stone
Paul Ryan is Draco Malfoy
The Tea Party is Voldemort
Karl Rove is also Voldemort
Based on looks alone, James Carville could also be Voldemort. (snicker)
Anderson Cooper as Harry Potter.
In a perfect world, I’d like to say that the American Voters are Harry Potter. But, just read any comments section of any Yahoo article on any political topic, and you’ll quickly realize we are, sadly, a country full of Dudley Dursleys. And I mean Dudley BEFORE he brought Harry that tea in Deathly Hallows and told him he wasn’t a waste of space. I’m talking books one through five Dudley.