HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Can somebody explain the ...

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:20 AM

Can somebody explain the message of this political cartoon?

&w=624

http://comics.washingtonpost.com/11_editorialcartoons_chip-bok.html

Chip Bok is a conservative cartoonist, but I just don't get this one at all.

17 replies, 2102 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:23 AM

1. I believe it sends one back to Nero fiddling while Rome burned

and it seems to show a character that resembles President Obama fiddling as the big screen shows a black man being mown down by a drive by, if I'm not mistaken.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:24 AM

2. Obama being portryed as Nero, fiddling while Rome burned.

I'm not sure what is on the screen, but my guess is that i trepresents Benghazi. They seem to be stuck on that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:51 AM

7. It would make more sense if one knew the screen was Benghazi.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:47 PM

15. Why a car if it is Benghazi? I was thinking Lybia

but that doesn't make any more sense than your impression.



Maybe it is supposed to be nebulous so that the observer writes in what he/she wants to see.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:02 PM

16. Ah, we're all having the same problem because we are trying to figure out

what is going on in a RWer's mind. No wonder we're confused.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:24 AM

3. ?? I think

It's Obama fiddling while the cities burn ( or black people are burning shit)

It's disgusting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:26 AM

4. Fiddling while Benghazi burns? I saw the same kind of cartoons with Bush fiddling every time there

was an attack on a consulate or embassy during his term, resulting in 60 deaths total.

Except not.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Brickbat (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:21 PM

14. If I could rec your comment, I would.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:26 AM

5. Looks to me like a play on

Nero fiddling while Rome burns....

Saying the President is doing nothing while the world burns down around him,while ignoring the FACT that the conservatives he shills for block every attempt,at every possible turn,at doing something,ANYTHING...

Just what I take from it....Well,besides that it's thinly veiled horseshit....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:39 AM

6. I think it's an analogy

for this:



Same GOP, same old shit

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to demwing (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:19 PM

13. +1 You got it. Just another republican; "sorry I ain't got nothing usefull so..."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:52 AM

8. Here you go:



http://www.theonion.com/articles/political-cartoon-even-more-boring-and-confusing-t,1706/

Political Cartoon Even More Boring And Confusing Than Issue

PORTLAND, OR—A political cartoon in Monday's Daily Oregonian was more boring and confusing than the issue it attempted to address, area resident Craig Lawler reported Tuesday.

"I get the donkeys and elephants," said Lawler, a high-school biology teacher. "But the rest of the cartoon is just a confusing jumble of ambiguous symbols and weird objects. I thought it was about unemployment at first, which would have been boring enough, but then I noticed the word 'ethanol' over there on the jug, so I realized it's actually about commerce. I think."

After several minutes of careful inspection, Lawler identified the in- and outboxes on the elephant's desk as symbols of the nation's record-high monthly trade deficit.

"I finally figured out what subject we're even dealing with," Lawler said. "Now I just have to figure out what's being said and how it's funny or insightful—or, ideally, both."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:06 PM

9. Yes, that bad drawing is supposed to be Benghazi.

It is titled "Benghazi Fiddler" on Bok's website. I won't link to it. And it accompanies a repulsive American Spectator article.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:13 PM

10. my take...

 

Obama is in the White House situation room playing the part of Nero.

On screen, unnoticed, we have a terrorist with an AK47 or similar, and the ambassador's car burning.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:35 PM

11. They just can't get over their failures, so have to imagine Obama doing the same.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:40 PM

12. Looks like some obvious dog-whistling

In other words, "See? Obama won't protect you from the angry black man."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:15 PM

17. Well, it's clearly a Nero reference. The background scene is probably Chicago.

 

There's some truth to that, despite the obvious right-wing smear, but Chicago is pretty screwed up these days. I'm just not sure what the relevance is other than to fill a deadline. Chicago's been screwed up for decades. I see it as a real stretch to make a political point that doesn't fit under any circumstances you could label as "current events".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread