Seven Other Ben Affleck Scenes That Republicans Can Watch for Inspiration


Yesterday, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy attempted to psych up his fellow Republicans by playing a clip from The Town during a meeting about the debt debate. This is amusing for several reasons, not least of which because The Town director Ben Affleck is one of the most outspoken liberals Hollywood has to offer, but also because there are plenty of other Ben Affleck scenes that would make for even better Republican viewing. (Affleck even agrees, and told HuffPo, "I don't know if this is a compliment or the ultimate repudiation — but if they're going to be watching movies, I think [layoff drama] The Company Men is more appropriate.") Next time the members of the House assemble for Movie Night, here are seven classic Affleck moments they can watch together, and the right-wing lessons contained therein.