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Cartoon(s) of the Week – Romney handles foreign policy

 

A note about this section of Under The LobsterScope. Every Sunday, unless I am hospitalized or on the road to a far away place, I do Cartoon(s) of the Week. If it’s a week where one editorial cartoon has stood out as towering above the others, that’s all that will appear. Most weeks, however, I present several of the best cartoons I have found, usually on a current news theme.

Your comments on this section, whether you agree with my choices or not, are greatly appreciated. If you send a sample of your favorite to appear with your comment, please include the cartoonist’s name (often hard to make out on the cartoons) and the publication it appeared in.

– Bill

John Branch in the San Antonio Express-News:

Perhaps Mitt should have avoided ANY comments until learning about the situation…

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Bill Shorr from Cagle Cartoons:

Then again, why nor use foreign policy to campaign with?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Of course, supporting the President is un-Romneylike.

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Mitt – you live in the mess you’ve made.

 

 

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(ist) of the Week – David Horsey of the L.A. Times

Sorry this didn’t get up yesterday, but Elly and I went down to Frederick to catch The Artist. If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend it highly… a beautiful and funny film.

Anyway, this week I’ve decided to do something I haven’t done in a while, and that is to focus on one editorial cartoonist – David Horsey.

David Horsey in the L. A. Times

The horror show…

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Now I understand primaries…

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It’s the economy, stupid!

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Mitt loves to fire people…

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He still doesn’t see what it takes…

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Takin’ Our Health Away… Wheeee!

Don Wright in the West Palm Beach News:

The Republicans are working hard to take our Health Care away…

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

…they start by taking back the little things…

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Stuart Carlson at GoComics.com:

… then they go after EVERYTHING else…

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Mark Streeter in the Savannah Morning News:

… and declare a Republican-Style Victory (as if it’s really all over!)

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Questionable Issues of Republican Politics

Jeff Stahler in the Columbus Dispatch:

How do you make a scared American?

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

How do you create a phony issue?

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

How do you build on the public’s knowledge of American History?

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Milt Priggee at MiltPriggee.com:

If you can’t do all these things to avoid REAL Issues, how can you be a Republican?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Party Portrait

Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

The coming elections show what Parties stand for…

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Rex Babbin in the Sacramento Bee..

The Republicans, for instance, stand for getting in the way of coming changes…

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Pat Oliphant, Universal Press Syndicate:

… and for attacking programs they have been down on for 70 years (even though they have been hugely successful)…

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Mike Luckovich in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…and for distracting people from the real issues with made-up outrages…

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Bill Day in the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

… all the time putting a public-oriented face on things.