Tom Cotton bears an uncanny resemblance to …

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)

This is Tom Cotton (R-AR), the oh-so-patriotic freshman senator who wrote and posted that well-nigh treasonous letter to the Iranian government warning them that our president and his proffering are not to be trusted. I might have cut him a tiny bit of slack because he’s new in Washington — except his letter was signed by 46 other GOP senators, including the much older and supposedly wiser John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

That aside, I’ve been trying to figure out why just seeing him makes me uncomfortable and wary. Something about him … Then I saw a comment on Huffington Post that nailed it for me — he looks like Norman Bates.



Categories: International, Iran, Politics

19 replies

  1. Geeze…

    And here I thought he resembled…

    • Living in Little Rock, AR, has been no picnic lately with Tom Cotton, Justin Harris, and the concerns regarding HB1377. I looked up Norman Bates (I was a sheltered child), and you are correct. The resemblance is uncanny.

      • Yes, I’ve thought about some of the good folks I know in Ark. who must be lying awake nights knowing this guy is one of their senators … for another 5.5 years. And checking behind the shower curtain … very carefully … every morning.

        Sorry I didn’t provide notes for youngsters who weren’t scared and/or scarred by Psycho.

        • I’ve been catching up with my grad school assignments and behind on blog reading/commenting. I enjoy your posts and comments. I’m actually pushing 50, but I’ve never watched scary movies. I’m still traumatized by the flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz.

          Yes, 5.5 more years of Tom Cotton will drive me to Tums and Zantac . Maybe I should purchase stock.

          • Oh, I don’t watch scary movies either, except very rarely on TV. With all the lights on. And my back to the wall. And my dog next to me. I was traumatized as a kid by “Invaders from Mars” (1953) and “House of Wax” (1953). Had nightmares for weeks after those. Never again.

    • Who!? Who?? Don’t keep me in suspense.

  2. You feel unsettled as he looks like Perkins. His ears are lowset, and that’s assoiated with Downs and other diseases. It’s very rare and unusual, and can be unsettling, indeed.

    He’s also a moron. But hey, since when did Conservatives believe in law and order when they want to violate it?

  3. Darned if he doesn’t look like Norman Bates. Could be his twin. As for his treasonous letter, I thought this picture said it all:

  4. I thought he looked like a momma’s boy…

  5. From my perspective as an Arkansan, this man has had ‘red flags’ flying around him every since he came onto the political scene. His agenda has been obvious to some of us from day one and here is a tid-bit of information you may not be aware of. Arkansas state law prohibits a candidate from running for two different offices simultaneously but the day after he released his infamous letter his Republican counterparts here in Arkansas took the first steps to fortify Cotton’s march to the White House. Read and weep….

    “In a a 32-1 vote, the Senate sent to the House SB803 by Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, which would allow a candidate in Arkansas to run simultaneously for president or vice president while also running for either house of Congress. The bill goes to the House.

    Hester said he proposed the bill to give Arkansas’ Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton the option for run for the White House in 2020 as well as run for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Cotton was elected to the U.S. Senate in November and previously served two years as Arkansas’ 4th District congressman.

    Hester said he called Cotton after the bill cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday and Cotton said: “Heh, that’s great again. This is about many people [who could run for two federal posts at the same time].”

    Cotton spokesman Caroline Rabbitt could not be reached for comment by telephone or email on Thursday afternoon.”

    Actually, if I were Norman Bates I would be quite offended to have been compared to this man by any measure. 🙂

    • That is SOOOO wrong! You pays yer money and you takes yer chances on one campaign at a time! It’s like double dipping. But why stop at just two offices? Save a lot of money and campaign simultaneously for three, four, or five. You’re bound to win one of them, right? Of course it might get a bit complicated if half a dozen candidates all did this in the same election. Please tell me there’s a federal law against doing this …

      Geez, where’s Norman Bates when you need him!?

  6. It’s been driving me nuts that I couldn’t find the name to go with my gut feeling that I know that face from somewhere else. Definitely Norman Bates’ first cousin!

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