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  •  Calling the comic "Anti-Obama" (6+ / 0-)

    strikes me as oversimplification. It reminds me of how progressives are called "anti-American" when we object to certain policies. I criticize because I care, you know?

    •  Also too (3+ / 0-)
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      Horsefeathers, Jen Sorensen, neroden

      Tom Tomorrow's most recent book is TOO MUCH CRAZY from Soft Skull Press.

      by Tom Tomorrow on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 11:52:33 AM PDT

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    •  "Mr. President, look at this!" (0+ / 0-)

      "Yes, what it is it?"
      "According to this cartoonist, you've been trying too hard to please too many different factions in the country!"
      "What?  Let me see that!"
      (Grabs paper, peruses, then looks thoughtful.)
      "You know, Jay, this cartoonist is right.  I've been trying too hard to please everyone.  From now on, I'm going to do the right thing, and appeal only to the purest progressives!"
      "But, sir--"
      "Damn the election!  I'm going to focus on trying to please the readers at The Daily Kos."
      "But, sir--"
      "Sure, the Republicans have just been hoping I would start acting like the angry socialist dictator they've been trying to paint me as, but I don't care, I've got to take a stand!"
      "B-b-but, sir, the progressive base is just not big enough to carry an election.  You'd be essentially handing the country back to the Republicans again, and at this juncture the damage to the nation could be irreparable!"
      "I don't care!  I want to be able to look myself in the mirror!  My conscience comes before country!  Call a press conference immediately!"
      "Yes, Mr. President.  As you wish, sir..." be continued...

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