a parody of a parody, by the magnificent rorus raz, inspired by the latest news in women and video games.
You can tell it’s not a real editorial cartoon, because if it was it would be the tired old ‘video games are making kids violent’ line, perhaps with a reference to Mortal Kombat.
I can still be surprised by Barack Obama’s tonedeafness, moreso given how long he’s been president now. As a junior senator you don’t need to worry too much about media scrutiny, but in year six of your presidency? You should know better than to say ‘We don’t have a strategy yet,’ because that last word doesn’t matter. People will only hear, only repeat the first five words.
Back in 2012 I commented that Obama fucked up when he repeated the ‘You didn’t build that’ line of Elizabeth Warren’s, pointing out he was handing Republicans a talking point for the entire election cycle. And someone commented, asking me ‘Is Obama supposed to carefully select every word he says to make sure Republicans can’t misquote him?’
And my response is YES! Yes, he should watch every fucking word he says because he’s the fucking president and everything he says will not only be reported on but will be pored over by the opposition looking for something to attack him on. Saying ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ is giving the other side free material for at least a week.
How does Obama not understand this? Especially this late in the game? Is he still deluded enough to think Republicans are still operating on some sense of fair play and honor? ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ is fucking amateur hour.
For all this self-delusion among Democrats that Obama is playing three-dimensional chess, he’s actually unqualified to play the game of American politics. The Tea Party is a worse opponent for Republicans.
In real life Republicans have responded by suing the president, but I’m honestly surprised McKee has come this close to reality, acknowledging that Obama needs to do things on his own because fuck no Republicans aren’t going to do anything. They’re on vacation right now, too.
And why the Capitol Dome on the scope?
There’s a term, I can’t recall it, for when the glue and bits of solder and other stuff used in modifications to a circuit board accumulate. It’s like that with Bill Day’s work. At one point he made a cartoon with the Capitol Dome on a rifle, and now he’s included it every time he draws a firearm. Doesn’t matter if it makes sense or not.
Holding out hope ‘Obama mpreg’ doesn’t become an actual thing. DeviantArt stays off Tumblr and Tumblr stays off DeviantArt and never the twain shall meet!
Conservatives like to deflect actual serious questions with vacuous bullshit talking points. A good cartoon.
The only way a conservative will be pictured with minorities is if the latter shut their mouth and stand in the background while the white man talks.
(Or if they’re cut and pasted in, judging by how this cartoon was made.)
A good cartoon.
Because it’s Michael Ramirez I doubt the ‘Due Process’ death refers to Michael Brown’s due process.
But Michael Brown’s not going to have a trial, see. He’s dead-
Oh… Oh! You’re referring to the cop who shot him, and his right to a fair trial. Yeah, fuck that dead guy. He had his trial by cop already.
Conservatives are so concerned about the people of Ferguson being represented in the best possible light and isn’t it a shame the rioters and race vultures like Al Sharpton are making this difficult? Isn’t it a shame it’s allowing, well, conservatives to cluck their tongues, stroke their beards and proclaim solemnly that the protesters are bringing the militarized response on themselves?
Not that we should expect any comment on the cause of the protests and anger…
Innocent black people being gunned down? Doesn’t register for me.
But comedians dumping water on themselves? Now that I’ll pay attention to!
I hate Jeff Stahler so much, but what I hate more is that cartoons like this don’t just reflect his own myopic, ignorant, privileged position but that of America as a whole. He’s depicting America’s horrible stance on race relations, but he’s doing it unintentionally. He just thinks he’s making a funny joke.