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  •  Here it comes: 'Obama wants to be Robin Hood!' (13+ / 0-)

    STEALING from the job creators to give to the 'shiftless' ... 'From Robin Hood to the 'hood!'

    Any bets we'll hear this riff within a day?

    •  That said (by me just now): (7+ / 0-)

      I love it!  Romneyhood and "tax-cut fairy dust" and "guess what???'

      Bring it, Barack!

    •  Robin Hood was a hero! (11+ / 0-)

      If they call Obama that, it's like a kiss.

      •  Well not really when you think about it. (6+ / 0-)

        In reality Robin Hood would have been at best an opportunist.
          Robin Hood was faithful to King Richard, who wanted to go off to Asia and kill people, steal their stuff, and generally destroy things. Otherwise known as the Crusades.
          But he needed cash. He would have sold England to the highest bidder if he could. He didn't even speak English. He was French. And he had his own privatization program going in the wool trade.
           So Prince John, his brother is charged with the task of collecting all the tithes. One of which was called the Saladin Tithe.
           So in essence Robin Hood was using the anger of the workers as an excuse to rob the coffers. So in order not to get boiled in hot oil by the peasants, because they would be taxed even more to make up for the loss, he decides to give some of the money back to them.
          Meanwhile always maintaining a loyalty to the guy who needs all that cash to kill people in Asia in the first place. And turning all the hate the peasants felt onto his brother, Prince John.
           The king was off in Asia confronting Saladin, you couldn't get to him, but Prince John lived right down the street.
           And if you have the peasants at your side maybe you could organize a coup.
           I think the story of Robin Hood was a fairy tale contrived by the Catholic Church to get the people behind funding that Crusade. Even though it was it was in their own best interests not to.
           It all sounds too Republican to me.
           Rove meets Machiavelli.

        "Mitt's OK, as long as everyone he meets is named Mr. Leader or Bruce." Me

        by nellgwen on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 07:22:52 PM PDT

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        •  But then again... (3+ / 0-)

          ....remember that once Richard actually met Saladin, he discovered to some people's acute dismay that he actually liked the guy. And fuck the religion part of it. They got along like a house on fire. The dead-enders at home were sure pissed about that. He was supposed to be killing Moslems, not chumming with them and signing treaties.

          "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

          by sagesource on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 09:30:44 PM PDT

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          •  Well what do you expect (0+ / 0-)

            they were probably two of the most psychopathic men of their day. Birds of a feather...

            If I recall correctly, the story goes that Saladin came to admire Richard during a battle where, after being unhorsed, he went on to go all cuisinart through the Saracen hordes with his sword. Saladin was so impressed by Richard's blood-soaked fury that he sent him a new horse.

            •  Actually Saladin was merciful to people (0+ / 0-)

              Unless you were a Crusader.
                When he marched into a town that may have been taken over with Crusaders, after he dispatched them the people were allowed to continue as they did before the Crusaders invaded.
                 A Crusader by the name of Raynald had an outpost that was right smack dab on a pilgrims route to Mecca.
                 Whenever he wanted some cash he would raid it, kill everyone and steal their stuff. He was warned at the time by to knock it off and respect treaties.
                 Well one day he just couldn't help himself and he attacked a huge but lightly defended pilgrimage.
                 In that party was Saladin's sister.
                 Well sometime after that Raynald found himself face to face with Saladin.
                  Soon after that Raynald found his head severed from his body and dragged around.
                 

              "Mitt's OK, as long as everyone he meets is named Mr. Leader or Bruce." Me

              by nellgwen on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 12:01:07 AM PDT

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          •  I think you're thinking about (1+ / 0-)
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            Al-Adil who was Saladin's brother.
              Al-Adil was a sort of a diplomatic liaison between Richard and Saladin.
              And Richard was so taken with him that a plan they came up with to settle the Jerusalem question was that Richard would marry a sister of theirs or something. That way Saladin and Richard would rule Jerusalem together.
              But that never happened.
              Richard and Saladin had mutual respect for each other though.

            "Mitt's OK, as long as everyone he meets is named Mr. Leader or Bruce." Me

            by nellgwen on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 11:41:21 PM PDT

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    •  RMoney camp will demand an apology (18+ / 0-)

      for comparing their candidate with that hooligan criminal that stole hard earned treasure from job creators of yore.

    •  Could be. The Objectivist RW may jump all (1+ / 0-)
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      over it. In addition to replacing Jesus' "Judge not..." with "Judge and be prepared to be judged", Ayn Rand also maintained Robin Hood's reputation for heroism was a very bad thing. She considered him a common thief and very bad example from mythology.

      Not sure that will do anything but fall down for people who are undecided. The Robin Hood stealing from job creators to give to the 'hood' will definitely resonate with the already deluded.

      Romney Hood should work well with Obama's base, including the less enthusiastic. I think the winning underlying message, combined with trickle down fairy dust is:

      'It's time to grow up and be responsible adults.'

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 06:22:57 PM PDT

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