Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ralphie and Friends 5: "Political Whiplash"

This Week's Sunday Cartoon (The first one to appear on Sunday) is entitled "Political Whiplash", and is a Commentary on the Schizophrenic nature of Primary Politics, as they segue into General Election Politics.

George Herbert Walker Bush Famously referred to Reagan's economic policies as "Voodoo Economics". A few months later he was out on the trail stumping to get Reagan elected High Voodoo Priest and Shaman-in-Chief.

Pat Buchanan then challenged Bush. "They're all in on it, the insider game, the establishment game -- this is what we're running against." a bit later, he was speaking at the Republican National Convention, telling everybody to vote Bush to the position of Backroom-Establishment-Insider-in-Chief.

Even in the 2004 contest, when Democrats were sickeningly united in their efforts to elect ABB (Anybody But Bush), Edwards called Kerry an "Insider",and mocked his proposal for a committe to study harmful trade agreements, saying,"What you're going to say to a family that's lost their job because of bad trade agreements is, 'Don't worry, we've got a Washington committee that's studying this for you.'" Then, like magic, Edwards' name appeared on bumper stickers everywhere, right behind Kerry's.

1 comment:

Kristine said...

one of my greatest pet peeves is how people assume the word Schizophrenic means split personality, which is really does not, and is not a multiple personality disorder.