“Look, my job isn’t to make everything beautiful. My job isn’t to make living life a good time. My job is to keep the majority of the people in this country alive. That’s it. If fifty-one percent eat a meal tomorrow and forty-nine percent don’t, I’ve done my job… My job is just to keep things the way they are. Everyone stays the same. I do the job, I keep the money coming.”
— The President, Transmetropolitan, fictional
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it… And they will vote for this president no matter what…[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
— Mitt Romney, at a recent fundraiser, sadly not fictional
Looks like the Smiler, talks like the Beast.