Saturday, December 12, 2009

Realist Politicians Vs. Crazies Editorial Cartoons 12 Dec 2009

From Denny: Looks like this week most cartoonists panned Prez Obama's Peace Prize award as deserving. There are an assortment of opinions on that subject represented here; I panned on the nasty ones that were just Republican red meat for the crazied supporters. My favorite one is the telemarketer cartoon where even Obama doesn't believe the caller.

The public continues to grow weary of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, rolling our eyes and wondering if it's worth it any more. This war is shaping up too much like the Cold War where everyone is paranoid and excessively aggressive, basically accomplishing just about nothing of significance, short of too much screaming, yelling and political assassinations of whomever is the terrorist-anarchist-evildoer Flavor of the Month.

It took a bad economy of supporting too many satellite countries' economies that finally took down the old U.S.S.R. Of course, the Republicans have re-written many American history books with the help of disgraced former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, to convince everyone that actually it was President Reagan who ordered the Russians to "tear down this wall" and so they immediately complied. There are actually people gullible enough to believe such simplistic arrogance...

The last two holiday cartoons say it all during the holiday season: how important it is to work toward world Peace, responding smartly to global warming and get some real health care reform no matter how many annoying Republicans we have to step over to get to the goal. :)

Climate Change summit in Copenhagen:

Health care "reform" still struggling for credibility where it sure looks like the lobbyists have the Democrats in their pockets to do their bidding:

Prez Obama's Peace Prize award:

*** Thanks for visiting and have a great holiday season!