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Cartoon(s) of the Week – As Romney gets closer to the debates…

Tony Auth of Newsworks.org:

Romney plans health care for the 47%…

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette:

Is Romney sure he wants to cut off about half the contributors?

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

Isn’t Romney the king of mixed messages?

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Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle:

At least he has Ryan to depend on…

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David Horsey in the L.A. Times:

Now if he could avoid the bad dreams…

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Do the Republicans keep us focused on their issues?..

M. Wuerker in Politico:

Who knew the Koch Brothers were so dominating?… Oh, we did!

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… and who knew Republicans would limit their concern for life to pre-birth?… Hey wait, we did!

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

… and who knew that voters could be manipulated to fear certain issues?… Gee, we did!

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and did you know that Obama is objected to by the stupid?… We certainly did!

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Fortunately, we have the Republicans’ view of History.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Donald and Mitt

Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Who do you attach yourself to if you want to win?

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Does it matter where the supporter stands?

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Joe Heller in the Green Bay Press Gazette:

Avoiding the issues and keeping up the crap.

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Jeff Danziger in  the L. A. Times:

But it keeps us entertained.

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Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

After all…politics is just a card game.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Moving backward in the 21st Century

Matt Bors in The Village Voice:

,,, and the circle goes ’round…

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Mike Thompson in the Detroit Free Press:

… get used to it.

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Meanwhile, we abandon our intelligence…

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Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle:

…and without intelligence we’ll believe anything…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… even when presented with the truth.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Ch-ch-ch-Changes…

Matt Wuerker in Politico:

Some things never change…

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Jeff Danziger in the L. A. Times:

… other things don’t change by law…

 

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David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

… some personality traits may never change as well…

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John Cole in the Scranton Times-Tribune:

…some American opinions don’t change, either…

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

… and, as I said before,  some things never change…ever.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – and what a week it was!

A note before we look at this week’s selections.

I’ve been doing Cartoon(s) of the Week for over 5 years now, and I spend a great deal of time working on the selection. I review 40-75 cartoons every week, look for themes that are carried through them and pick the best artists and most significant captions. It’s a significant amount of work, and I know many of you look forward to it each week.

If you time that with the regular review of other blogs  to add to the significant blogroll I present for your interest and the editorials I research and write up, doing Under The LobsterScope is a considerably active unpaid job.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy working on this and have really liked hearing from hundreds of readers like you, both in comments and in e-mail and membership registrations. It is, however, an expense to keep going and I hope you will make a small contribution to keep it alive.

If you go HERE you can see the current thank you gift I send back for donations of $5.00 or more… a gift that I usually sell for 6 times that amount. Take a look and see if you can come in and join the folks who have helped keep this blog going.

Thanks,  Bill.

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Why aren’t they campaigning for what the people need?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Are you wondering where political concerns are inserting themselves?

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Matt Bors of United Features Syndicate:

Focus, focus, focus.

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

It’s great to see their relationship to foreign policy…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…and what could be more local?

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star-Ledger:

Keeping an eye on Birth Control…

Cartoon(s) of the Week – English Grammar Categories

Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

Metaphor: America goes up in smoke…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

Possessives: Do corporations own the courts?

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Mike Judge in the Kansas City Star:

Present Perfect Continuous: A Boon to the Coat Hanger Industry.

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Stuart Carlson of Universal Uclick Cartoons:

Compound Nouns: Things are so simple…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Simile: Blind as a Bat.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So now we have to change our approach…

Rob Rogers in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette:

Perhaps I can replace “Terror” with something else…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Time passes… wait til next week…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

…but we continue anyway…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… but watch out… you know what that Passionate Patriotism leads to…

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Jeff Stahler in the Columbus Dispatch:

… Call Frank Luntz.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So where did the tax cut extension proposal come from?

Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

So who ran the discussions on the tax cut extensions?

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John Sherffius in the Boulder Daily Camera:

Perhaps it was Mitch McConnell who influenced Obama

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette:

… or maybe it was Boehner who decided the rich were worth more than the overall economy…

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Jim Morin at the Miami Herald:

… or perhaps Obama just didn’t try.

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