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locopolitico Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:48 PM
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Best Political Cartoons of the Year (So Far)
Best Political Cartoons of 2010

A roundup of great political cartoons on health care reform, BP's idiocy, crazy Tea Partiers, Sarah Palin's ridiculous antics, and more.

http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/bl-political-ca...
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:57 PM
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1. kick for a later look
thanks for the link..
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:18 PM
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3. ditto
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:18 PM
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16. just looked through them all
very good lot..
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:16 PM
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2. This one is awesome!


:rofl:
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:19 PM
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4. Time well spent. My #1 ...



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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:20 PM
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5. !!!
:rofl:
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:27 PM
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7. that's good
i hadn't seen that one before.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:23 PM
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6. I liked the Tea Party ship
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:57 PM
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12. The tea baggers are going to vote against the GOP?
not likely.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:28 PM
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14. Not exactly, but the movement is creating a third party in some places, and it's
affecting the Republican nominees in the primaries, pushing them further to the right. It's kind of the like Greens and Nader have done to us.

More than that, it's affecting the party internally. The Republicans are a pro-business, anti-labor party who has hidden behind flags and Bibles since Reagan in an effort to appear populist. One reason the Republicans have been so successful is because they don't care if their rhetoric matches their actual goals. They will tell people they are for smaller government and still spend more than the Democrats, then blame all the spending on the Democrats. They rely on people believing what they say instead of looking at what they do, and they've done it well by villainizing the Democrats and playing on people's fears of anything different (Muslims, atheists, immigrants, non-whites, whatever).

It has worked, but there has always been the danger that voters would start demanding the party the Republicans pretended to be instead of the party they actually were. The GOP started the whole Tea Party thing as a gimmic to fire up their voters and fire animosity towards Obama specifically. It's worked too well for them, though, and now many who bought into the movement are turning on the GOP, both internally and externally, threatening to transform the party or replace it.

That's what the cartoon means. The GOP created the Tea Party, and they are still trying to control the movement even while the Tea Party's anger is tossing the traditional GOP overboard, too. How strong or significant it turns out to be is still the question, of course.

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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:41 PM
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17. The Greens and Nader have pushed our candidates to the left?!?!?!?
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 05:42 PM by Doctor_J
affecting the Republican nominees in the primaries, pushing them further to the right. It's kind of the like Greens and Nader have done to us.


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Stop it! Every time you open your mouth it gets weirder
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:13 PM
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18. Oh, you're one of those geniuses who thing rofl smilies say something.
Sorry I bothered you. Adios. Don't worry about your reply, I won't be able to see it. Life's too short to waste on idiots with nothing to say.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:29 PM
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8. this one's perfect


i'm just getting started.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:46 PM
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10. That one reminded me of a book ...


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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:00 PM
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13. looks like a book
worth reading.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:33 PM
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15. It is!
And his "Blinded By The Right" is a good one too.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:42 PM
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9. K&R!!!
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 02:43 PM by BrklynLiberal
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:48 PM
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11. Posted this one last weekend:
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