Cartoon for December 1, 2008

So much hope, dashed so soon.

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18 Responses to “Cartoon for December 1, 2008”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    To be fair, he doesn’t take office for another 50 days.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    To be fair, he doesn’t take office for another 50 days.

  3. Ted Rall Says:

    To be fair:

    1. He hasn’t appointed one liberal to a key position in his Administration. Not one.

    2. He hasn’t proposed a massive infrastructure and mortgage rescue program big enough to address the scale of the current Depression.

    3. He wants to increase the number of troops losing in Afghanistan.

    4. He’s being quiet about Guantánamo and torture and the GWOT–not good signs.

    To be fair.

  4. Aggie Dude Says:

    Results, Ted, Results!!! Change, like Death, comes from above. This is trickle-down change, it’s Obamanomics! Did you expect it to be YOUR change?

  5. Aggie Dude Says:

    Results, Ted, Results!!! Change, like Death, comes from above. This is trickle-down change, it’s Obamanomics! Did you expect it to be YOUR change?

  6. Angelo Says:

    Don’t worry.
    He’ll balance the budget and create a surplus for the next republican.

  7. Albert Cirrus Says:

    Dude, give Obama some time. He has to change 28 years of right-wing policy.

  8. Ted Rall Says:

    How? With his right-wing staffers?

  9. Ted Rall Says:

    How? With his right-wing staffers?

  10. Thomas Daulton Says:

    In other news, Ted, [and everybody], I think we finally have an answer to Ted’s dilemma about why we don’t rain fiery death down on the Somali Pirates —
    …because it’s an economic growth opportunity!

    Blackwater Exploiting Piracy

    …a growth opportunity if you’re a Blackwater shareholder, that is. Remember, there ain’t nothin’ the government can do that private contractors couldn’t do much better, according to the prevailing ideology.

  11. Albert Cirrus Says:

    I don’t think they are that right-wing (except for Gates). They might not be as liberal as you or I, but they aren’t right-wingers. Obama also has a Democratic congress to pass legislation.

    For your point about Afghanistan, I don’t think any viable Democratic candidate would have opposed putting in more troops, not even Edwards.

    I expect Obama to announce a massive plan to battle the economic crisis by his State of the Union Address.

  12. abyss123 Says:

    Ted, Obama was not my candidate of choice. I would have preferred Edwards, but had he been the Dems choice, you would be drawing Generalissimo McCaino. Think about his choices so far like this:
    You have cancer. Your doctors have only made it worse for 8 years, even though they are supposed to be specialists. A radical change in treatment will increase your chances of a painful death. Do you find other cancer specialists or go to the chiropractor?
    Remember, the drugs are doled out by Congress. If you endanger them, you die.

  13. orvillethird Says:

    Appropriate that this comes out the day we find out that we are officially now in a recession…

    And, if people begin rejecting Obama, but still remember the bad old Bush years, they may start voting for the good guys and gals, instead of the greater evils…

  14. orvillethird Says:

    Appropriate that this comes out the day we find out that we are officially now in a recession…

    And, if people begin rejecting Obama, but still remember the bad old Bush years, they may start voting for the good guys and gals, instead of the greater evils…

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Don’t forget, Ted, that he hasn’t proposed any plan to help reform education or healthcare either.

  16. Susan Stark Says:

    Obama would be an absolute IDIOT if he refused to follow in Roosevelt’s footsteps in regards to the economy. It would only get worse, and he would be blamed–not Bush.

    Hell, even some of the rich nowadays realize that they have to pay their taxes.

    Obama has this chance to prove himself a great man instead of just another failed politician a la Bill Clinton. I wonder if he’ll take this chance by doing the opposite of what his so-called “advisors” tell him to.

  17. Susan Stark Says:

    Obama would be an absolute IDIOT if he refused to follow in Roosevelt’s footsteps in regards to the economy. It would only get worse, and he would be blamed–not Bush.

    Hell, even some of the rich nowadays realize that they have to pay their taxes.

    Obama has this chance to prove himself a great man instead of just another failed politician a la Bill Clinton. I wonder if he’ll take this chance by doing the opposite of what his so-called “advisors” tell him to.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    He didn’t run as a liberal, of course, he ran as a centrist. We’d hoped for more, and I still do, but he’s carrying on as he’d begun.

    Also: to find liberals with experience in the executive branch, he’d have to go back to the Carter administration. A lot of them lost their contacts in government during the Bush purges.

    Still, I am hoping, along with many of the commenters here, that the times will make the man.

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