Skip to comments.30 Ron Swanson memes that are like chicken soup of the conservative soul...
Posted on 01/06/2014 1:55:46 PM PST by The Looking Spoon
For the uninitiated, Parks and Recreation is a sitcom on NBC that stars Amy Poehler (from SNL and other stuff). Like anything that comes out of that network the shows sometimes have liberal undertones (or they're just flat out blunt about it) and this one is no different.
But, it's very funny. The one character that probably makes it so great is Ron Swanson. He plays a really great foil to Poehler's do-gooding liberal Leslie Knope.
The show's writers made him Libertarian. A lot of what they have him say is hyperbole that was probably intended to make him look ridiculous and unreasonable, but these same lines have made him a big fan favorite of the show. What Ron says seems to resonate with meme creators.
I've been catching a lot of them on social media (especially Tumblr, which is significant because that one caters to a younger demographic) and decided to pick out the ones that can be especially warming to a conservatives heart...while the rest of the body freezes in these record-breaking lows...
Why would a Libertarian work for the government?
Ron Swanson is my hero.
Because it’s a comedy. ;-)
Also a good DEA cop in “We’re the Millers”.
I know, it doesn’t make sense. In fairness, it is local government for a tiny Indiana town, so....
You have to watch the show...he revels in doing nothing and helping nobody and when he smiles, which is rare, it’s usually when government fails.
Sounds like Sci Fi.
I discovered the show by accident and Ron is the star of that show because he’s surrounded by liberals and always comes out on top.
His only weakness is women named Tammy. (An addiction I myself am recovering from)
if that logic held, only big govt marxists and commies would be in govt
To sabotage it from within? LOL. I think that is the
whole ojective of the Ron Swanson character.
I loved the episode where he told Leslie not have public money bailout a video rental store (that was going broke a la Blockbuster not just because of it’s obsolete business model, but because it’s specialty was art house type movies) simply because she thought it was a cultural landmark.
That’s what image #12 in this post is about.
The store started turning a profit because owner took the money and reinvented the store as a porn shop. So Leslie had effectively used tax money to fund porn.
What made me think of this...you said Ron always ends up on top...that’s where my mind went. :-)
I think Ron is one of our anti internet FReepers.
April is another good character
Thanks! Ron-baby looks and sounds like my older brother. Hilarious!