Post Reply Mike Huckabee: Trump is Captain Quint and Hillary is the shark.
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Posted 10/11/16 , edited 10/11/16
http://observer.com/2016/10/twitter-trashes-mike-huckabees-terrible-jaws-metaphor/

That's actually not a bad comparison given the current state of the race.

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Okay...so not about the politics of any of it: Megyn Kelly singing that was epic!!
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you know to carry this comparison further into the ground Quint's obsession with killing the shark personally ultimately leads to him sabotaging their equipment and putting all three of them at greater risk. And at the end of the day after Quint fails it's the morally upstanding, lawful good type police chief who actually kills the shark. So not Drumpf at all.

alternatively if you extend the metaphor to include the boat as the GOP, a compelling case could be made for Trump's disastrous attempts to beat the shark ultimately leading to it being torn apart and sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Which is a very fitting allegory for the current state of the GOP.
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vanguard1234523 wrote:

you know to carry this comparison further into the ground Quint's obsession with killing the shark personally ultimately leads to him sabotaging their equipment and putting all three of them at greater risk. And at the end of the day after Quint fails it's the morally upstanding, lawful good type police chief who actually kills the shark. So not Drumpf at all.

alternatively if you extend the metaphor to include the boat as the GOP, a compelling case could be made for Trump's disastrous attempts to beat the shark ultimately leading to it being torn apart and sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Which is a very fitting allegory for the current state of the GOP.


Yeah, the Ahab/Moby DIck metaphor was there in Benchley's book to imply that Quint was not the healthiest swab on the sea...
Mike Pense would be more like Brody, who didn't want to be involved but just felt he had a town to protect, while Quint had issues.

(And, just like Trump's speeches, Quint got everyone's attention with nails on chalkboard...)
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