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Cartoon(s) of the Week – Romney had a bad week…

 

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Elegance does not equal mistaken idea…

 

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Adam Zyglis in The Buffalo News:

The major element of this one speech brought Romney’s campaign to a halt…

 

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

And Romney’s image is that of a horse’s ass…

 

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

Unlike previous wealthy candidates, Romney ignores the average American…

 

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

So, his image even makes the rich lose hope in his campaign.

 

 

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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 – 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 – You Can’t Always Get What You Want… Thank Goodness!

Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star-Ledger:

So, if you get elected we’ll drop the big boy on Iran?

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Tony Auth in The Philadelphia Inquirer

So, if you get elected we’ll eliminate education?

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Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

So, if you get elected we’ll reduce population by increasing the death rate?

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So, if you get elected you’ll be able to mandate gas prices?

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David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

So, if you get elected you won’t get eaten up by your own deficit policy?

 

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 – Merrily We Run Along…

Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

Mitt keeps up with the news…

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:


Newt shows his well earned knowledge of marriage…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

The Super PACS keep us all up to date on where Democracy stands…

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Signe Wilkinson in the Philadelphia Daily News:

…and the Republican World is changing its point of view…

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Matt Davies of Tribune Media Services:

… except on Citizens United and Gay folks.

Cartoon(s) of the (Last) Week (of 2011)

Don Wright in the Palm Beach Post:

Another decade ends with thousands of fools not believing in Global Warming

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Wondering how to decorate an elephant…

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star Ledger:

Is he a Mayan?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Iowa perceptions are so out there…

 

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Dick Locher, Tribune Media Services:

…and doesn’t that sum up what comes out of the Iowa Primary?

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE AND ALL… SEE YOU NEXT WEEK FOR THE FIRST 2012 CARTOONS.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – A Day Late (sorry)

 

Drew Sheneman of Tribune media Services:

Jobs, jobs, jobs…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Republican Christmas

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Steve Sack in the Star Tribune:

House sitting…

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Steve Breen in the San Diego Union Tribune

Dark today because they are all on vacation…

Hope you’re all having a great Holiday. – Bill

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 – Variations on Experience.

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

How well we’ve learned from experience…

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Jeff Danziger in the Loas Angeles Times:

And how new experiences make us grow…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

For many, it would be nice to have someplace to go home to…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

The Banks are hiring only the best…

Outside of my regular picks for Cartoon(s) of the Week, there is one more outside the general trend that reflected my own feelings:

Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

I’ll miss you, Steve… every time I bring out my MacBook and enter the Cartoon(s). – Bill

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 – Tales of our Government

Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…as if there is only one way to do it.

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John Sherffius in the Boulder Camera:

…spending money on science buys us so little…

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Journal-Ledger:

… so SOME Federal spending is OK?

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… but it’s good to know we’re in control…

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Summer Fun

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

To start with, nobody is working…

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Steve Sack in the Star Tribune:

… and some that aren’t working are pointing fingers at others who are not working…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Then there are the hazards of Nature as they effect politics…

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Chan Lowe of Tribune Media:

…a hurricane brings out the best in us…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…and Presidential candidates are willing to ignore global warming as non-existent…

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Don Wright in the Palm Beach Post:

… but we always have the stupid to fall back on.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Debate gets us Nowhere because…?

Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Watching our Congressional Leaders negotiate with the President on raising the debt ceiling has given me a really negative opinion of the House…

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… For one thing, they listen to the least politically knowledgeable people…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

… and the spend so much of their time trying to get through legislation which does not add to the solution of the major economic problems…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

…and many of the right wing folks, led on by their radio stars, try to make us think there is no real problem…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… so, wouldn’t it be nice if they had real leaders who responded to all of us?

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – 3 that I liked…

Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

… for the multimillionaires (did you know they worked?)

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

I wonder if my Congresswoman will keep her health care?

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Steve Sack in the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

…but there are candidates who can save our country (just not here.)

 

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 – 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 – Defining the Issues

Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

It’s time to review the Issues…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Like what we are going to do to keep our country open…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

…and if Obama has proved he was born in Hawaii, what can we hold him responsible for now?

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Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

… and who will the Republicans run after all?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Republican House will be Interesting

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s get ready for John Boehner to take over the House and go after the Deficit…

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Jeff Danziger of the L. A. Times:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…of course he is answerable to a big bunch of folks…

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Bob Englehart in the Hartford Courant:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and Republicans have some new, uh, insiders…

Cartoon(ist) of the Week – Joel Pett

This is an unusual week. Usually I spend Sunday through Friday collecting cartoons from many sources and judging my favorites as the Cartoon(s) of the Week. This week I had the odd occurence of finding 3 (actually 4, but I used one on Wednesday which was as good as the others) that made my finalist list… something which happened a couple of years ago with Tom Toles but hasn’t happened since.

So here, from the Lexington (KY) Herald-Reader, are three goodies from Pulitzer Prize Winner Joel Pett:

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I love Joel Pett. For the Hell of it, here’s the one I ran on Wednesday:

I’ll be back next week with the usual mix.

-Bill

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… Teabaggers Topple Traditional Tag Teams…

Jeff Danziger in the L.A. Times:

Post Primaries’ Pachyderm Pandemonium…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

Rough Ride Racks Right…

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Chan Lowe in the South Florida Sun Sentinel:

Couch Candidates Claim Congress…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Reality Rejected Republican Rhetoric…

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

Whores Walk With Wealth.

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(s) of the Week – The President Says Iraqi Fighting is Over…

Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

In and Out and…IN?

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Jimmy Margulies in NorthJersey.com:

Then again, what do we really pay attention to aside from American Idol?

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Clay bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

At least Iraq will be able to take care of itself… you bet!

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Perhaps SOMETHING useful came out of Iraq… like discovering what’s wrong with US.