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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.

 

 

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – What was the Republican Convention like?

 

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

What a tremendous image the Republicans set at their Convention…

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Steve Sack in the Star Tribune:

It was interesting to guess who was in charge…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Of course, I wonder why so many seniors at the Convention thought Romney and Ryan were their solution…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

The Convention showed us how Romney started in the lower middle class…just like us!

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David Horsey in the L. A. Tribune:

The Convention, however, had great moments of entertainment…

 

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Republican Convention is delayed a day… Women cheer!

 

Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

Republican Convention is waiting for women…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

Of course, the strategy is to attack Obama‘s speeches…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

It’s a good thing women can turn off pregnancy when raped (thanks, Todd Akin)…

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Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

Of course, war is always an issue at conventions…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

…and when they get elected they will start REGULATING.

 

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Is anything what it seems?

 

Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star-Ledger:

Reasons or excuses… we’re still in the dark…

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Joe Heller in the Green Bay Press-Gazette:

Danger or stupidity… there are so many morons…

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Steve Sack in the Star Tribune:

Evil or evil… there is no difference…

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Jim Morin in The Miami Herald:

Investigation or Reputation… we are known far and wide…

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David Horsey in the Los Angeles Times.

Tuned in or tuned out… communication lost in technology…

 

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Romney’s Tea Party support baffles me…

 

David Horsey at the L.A. Times:

Does the Tea Party have any idea what government is for?

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Mike Peters in the Dayton Daily News:

Will they ever realize that they are being used?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Do they have a leader with integrity?

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John Darkow in the Columbia Daily Tribune:

Do they even listen to the charges being brought against him?

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

Oh well… they can always change their minds retroactively.

 

 

Carrtoon(s) of the Week – News of the Right

Sorry I missed last week while I was in the Hospital. I’ll try to make up for it this week with the following selection:

David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

Shedding a light on  the Right…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Discovering humor in the House…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Exploring the focus of Fox…

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Giving up groans for Arizona

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Manipulating the Election

David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

It’s possible to convince people to want what’s bad for them…

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Chris Weyant at The Hill:

…but sooner or later they won’t buy it…

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Bob Englehart in the Hartford Courant:

… so the Republicans will find another way…

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John Jonik in the Philadelphia Daily News:

…and they will prey on absolute stupidity…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…unless, of course, if their own party members grow a conscience.

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 – Foreign Policy is not a Republican strong suit…

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Keeping the foreign policy claims equal…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…means reinterpreting history…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

… and distorting reality…

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David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

…and hoping no one notices.

 

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 – Eve of Destruction

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Education destroys Santorum’s world…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

…and unchangeable opposition is destroying the Congress

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Ted Rall from UClick:

…and the Right wants to destroy social benefits

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

… and, while we’re at it, let’s destroy America’s sex life…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

 

Of course, we’ve already destroyed the influence of average citizens on our government.

 

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.

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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 – So Jobs are not what we are campaigning for these days…

Jack Ohman in The Oregonian:

Republican Science will triumph!

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

The Church shows its colors…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Just put this aspirin between your knees…

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M. Wuerker of Politico:

… not an echo…

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Pat Oliphant in The Washington Post:

Who cares about Birth Control… it’s hard enough just to be a Republican.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Solving our problems won’t be easy…

Hey… sorry I missed CotW last weekend… got caught up in a number of activities and only realized on Tuesday that it hadn’t been done. But…We’re BAAAAACK!

Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle:

The Deficit Committee sure looks unpromising…

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Dana Summers in the Orlando Sentinel:

Warren Buffett doesn’t seem to be convincing other rich folk to do their share…

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Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

Not everyone’s goal is PREVENTING disaster…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

But there’s so much to keep Political Cartoonists busy…

Cartoon(s) of the Week – More than one subject this week…

…so I’m dividing them up by topic.

Debt and Deficit Discussion:

Steve Breen, San Diego Union Tribune:

Let’s all sit down at the table and compromise…

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Jim Morin, Miami Herald:

…but we really want an agreement…

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David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star:

… of course, not giving in can destroy you come election time.

Campaign Comedy:

Once again, Jim Morin, Miami Herald:

Knowledge is a tremendous benefit for candidates…

Not a great week for Rupert Murdoch:

Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle:

What do you think of when you hear “Rupert Murdoch?

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Harry Bliss, Tribune Media Services:

What do you think of Rupert Murdoch’s News network?

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And one last time, Jim Morin, Miami Herald:

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Women vs. Corporations (and Society in general)

Jim Morin at the Miami Herald:

So the Supreme Court thinks more of Wal-Mart than it’s poorly treated female employees…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… and their lawyers were reduced to second raters…

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Jeff Danziger of the New York Times Service:

… but perhaps the second raters are actually IN the Supreme Court…

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

… and women are persecuted by society in general…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

… of course, we are following precedents from other countries.

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – You know how, on a slow news week, small things get out of proportion?

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald leader:

Working backwards, the end of the week was a letdown…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… and Newt made a move outside the Party hysteria…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… and International Economic Types had trouble keeping their pants up around chambermaids…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

… and Congress made sure the companies that made the most money got the encouragement of huge tax breaks…

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star Ledger:

… and our heroes became somewhat less heroic  (another one with a problem keeping his pants up)…

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John Darkow in the Columbia Daily Tribune:

…and, all in all, I’ll bet they all wished they had stayed out of the news.

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 – Budget Questions

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

What if a proposed budget was created from fear?

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

… and what if the proposed budget was accomplished on the backs of the middle class?

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R.J. Matson in the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

… and what if the Republicans really BELIEVED their budget was balanced?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…then think about how wonderful our culture will be.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Primary Focus

Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

The Republican Primary stacks up to be a season’s entertainment…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

It’s already giving us an idea of how low campaigners can go…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… and we know who is influencing the primary…

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Monte Wolverton from CagleCartoons Syndicare:

… and we know who influences the TeaBaggers.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Who’s to Blame?

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Things are the same all over…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…but it’s good to know who to blame…

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and wouldn’t you know it was those evil teachers destroying our economy…

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

but it is all who you believe…..

Cartoon(s) of the Week – What we do with our money…

Dan Wasserman in the Boston Globe:

As we budget, let’s not forget what we’re wasting on the military…

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Pat Oliphant of Universal Press Syndicate:

… of course, it’s the example we set for armies in the Middle East

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Mr. Fish at Truthdig:

…then again, maybe peace and freedom will eventually triumph over military might.

But I doubt it.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Government is Changing… and we are, too.

Rex Babbin in The Sacramento Bee:

Who’s in charge here, anyway?

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

… and how will they tell us what’s really going on?

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Jim Morin in The Miami Herald:

… and what will the Government have us do to keep the basics going?

Isn’t it getting depressing living in the USA today? Gee I’m glad we helped the Rich out by cutting their taxes. Why should they suffer?