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Cartoon(s) of the Week – Wouldn’t you rather get back to real life?

David Horsey in the L.A. Times:

Is it politics that causes climate change?

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

 

Will reality overcome idiocy?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

What party chooses destructiveness over group participation?

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Which candidate regularly displays his knowledge of the lower middle class?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

And how does a candidate expose his nemesis by committing the same things as the accusations he makes?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Fun with the Economy

Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

Some people can’t wait for Bush’s book on Economics to come out…

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Jeff Daniziger in the L. A. Times:

… and some people believe whatever they are told…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… perhaps the economy needs a prank…

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Drew Sheneman at Tribune Media Services:

… but we can be grateful for a candidate’s maturity…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

… and let him take credit for things he didn’t do (he needs to convince us of his worth.)

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The politics of money…

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

America seems to be based on the importance of money…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

…and it is easy to sell the rich folks’ budget to the candidate…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

… and money leads principle in getting the nomination…

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Steve sack in the Star Tribune:

…and let’s make sure the government doesn’t get what’s due…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

… as long as the Middle Class gives its all.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Court Protects Us All

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Government of the people, by the people and for the people…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Government by the majority…

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Stuart Carlson in GoComics:

Government serves and protects…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American Statesman:

Government responds to the needs of the people…

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Welcome Back from Iraq

Jeff Danziger of the L.A. Times:

And what did you guys do for (or to) your Country?

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…and now that you’re back… NOTHING!

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

… but maybe you’ll be able to vote. Unfortunately it might not be easy.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Primary Colors

Sorry to have missed doing last week’s cartoons… but here are this week’s:

Mike Luckovich  in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The primary has replaced our favorite situation comedies

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

… and given us great reality shows

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

…plus a lot of ads…

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Jeff Danziger in the L.A. Times:

… things we’ll all forget.

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American Statesman:

Now we’ll wait for the reviews.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Occupation and Economics

Lalo Alcaraz from Universal U-Click:

The 99% get bigger on the Occupy Wall Street march…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Of course, the Right Wing represents the 1%…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

We have not stopped the banks from robbing the middle class

 

Cartoon’s of the Week… short list today

Bob Englehart in the Hartford Courant:

What does the real America look like?

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

…and if you listen to the Republicans you might believe it…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

… see what I mean?

 

 

 

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Can’t we just agree on SOMETHING?

Jeff Danziger, New York Times Syndicate:

To quote the Tea Party Folks: “Let Them Die!”

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Ben Sargent, Austin American-Statesman:

If you can’t love it, kill it.

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Tom Toles, The Washington Post:

Will a new nation be born? Doubtful.

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Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution;

of course, not everyone NEEDS to vote…

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Ted Rall, L. A. Times:

It’s a good thing candidates believe in something.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So now the Debt Deal is done…and where are we?

Ben Sargent in the American-Statesman:

So this is how the Tea Party did it – Crazy, no?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and the Republicans made sure we didn’t lose much (we kept our arms.)

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

… and the Middle Class received it’s benefits from the Debt Deal…

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Pat Oliphant of Universal Uclick:

So after all that hard work the Congress gets to take off until September… meanwhile our Credit Rating takes a drop…

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TOM toles in the Washington Post:

Now it is, I guess, up to us…

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Republican Primaries Raise Questions

Ben Sargent, Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Can’t you guys just get along?

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

What have you guys gotten yourselves into?

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Dana Summers in the Orlando Sentinel:

Why haven’t they listened to the vast majority of voters?

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

So how will you be able to win the Presidency in 2012?

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Budgets and Taxes

Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

Republicans favor the Rich and their Budget reflects that case…

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Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle:

… and they want to replace Medicaid with a new Block Grant program… after all: No Pain, No Gain…

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Chip Bok at Bokbluster.com:

… but wait until Tax Day and see who really has the Pain and who really makes the Gain…

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John Sherffius in the Boulder Daily Camera:

… but don’t take my word for it. It’s all written down in black and white.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Wisconsin and the Economy

Hard decisions this week… there were so many good cartoons and so many important news stories to comment on. Anyway, here are my finals:

Signe Wilkinson in the Philadelphia Daily News:

So Democracy for Workers costs more than an Arm and a Leg!

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer (big week for Philly):

It’s all about Organizing…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Reader:

It’s helping us become one big country again…

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Ben Sargent of the Austin American-Statesman:

The attention to detail is what makes everything work…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

At least they’ve given us someone to blame…US!

The 112th Congress Gets Sworn In Today…

… and then the fun begins. It has already been scheduled for the House to present legislation to repeal the Health Care Bill on Friday, an action that will not be supported by the Senate and cannot possibly go through. It is being called “symbolic.”

They will open the first session of the House by reading the US Constitution in its entirety. This is most certainly another “symbolic” event and is being done in deference to the Tea Party movement. When brought up by new Speaker of the House, John Boehner, he confused the wording of the Constitution with the opening of The Declaration of Independence… so maybe it is a good idea that they actually listen to what IS in the Constitution.They might not find what they are looking for, however.

Editorial Cartoonist Ben Sargent summed up the call for sticking to the Constitution by the Tea Party folks in this great cartoon:

So let’s keep our eyes and ears open as the new Congress starts us off on two years of political fun. It looks like a blockbuster couple of seasons for The Daily Show.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So Where Are Republicans And Their Financers Taking Us?

We are only now realizing what makes the next couple of weeks so important…

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Let’s look at how a political party thinks about the great mass of Americans…

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Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

…and where it gets the money to keep that mass under its sway…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American Statesman:

… or how they just remove those middle class Americans from any kind of participation in their country…

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Don Wright in the Palm Beach Post:

… after all, corporate interests and their representatives are now taking over… EVERYTHING!

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Big November Show

Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

It’s the election season and we’re all invited to The Show…

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

One side of The Show has its own Network….

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Stuart Carlson at Universal UClick:

It’s sometimes hard to tell who the sponsors of The Show are…

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

…so let’s settle in for the show with a nice cup of Tea.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The GOP Pledge as viewed across the country…

Ben Sargent in the Austin American Statesman:

It seems that the GOP Pledge is recognized as fiction…

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

… but the Republicans find it something to dance to…

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Steve Sack in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

… at least it gives the very rich what they want…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

…but in the end, there’s nothing new under the sun.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – What’s important in contemporary politics…

Lalo Alcaraz in the LA Weekly:

It’s important to identify real enemies…

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

It’s important to hang on to your past…

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Bruce Plante in the Tulsa World

It’s important to help others…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

But it’s most important to really work out the problems…

Cartoon of the Week —a lot to choose from, but this one stood out for me…

Ben Sargent in the Austin Statesman:

OK… this week and the upcoming weeks following will give the Dems a chance to show they are not Weenies… and maybe they’ll get Health Care through. But I doubt it.

Cartoon of the Week

Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

What can I say? This brings me back to my working year in Texas for CSC… and everytime I got beyond the liberal bastion of Austin, I ran into the heart of monstro-religious America.

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