President Obama

Conservatives’ Prayer


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Muhammad Ali was a Muslim, the religion conservatives tell us is so violent and hateful. Meanwhile, Georgia senator David Perdue attended a Christian organization’s event and publicly prayed for the death of President Obama. What a sweetheart.

The senator was speaking at the conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” event when he said, “I think we’re called to pray for our country, for our leaders and, yes, even our president. Now in his role as president, I think we should pray for Barack Obama.

“But I think we need to be very specific about how we pray. We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says. It says, ‘Let his days be few, let another have his office,’” Perdue added.

The next verse, which he did not recite, reads “may his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.”

The conservatives laughed and laughed. They find stuff like making fun of Hillary Clinton’s looks, and the president’s death hilarious. Just the other day many went crazy online with racist comments toward Sasha Obama on her 15th birthday.

A spokeswoman for Perdue accused the media of “pushing a narrative to create controversy.” She added “Senator Perdue said we are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and for our president. He in no way wishes harm towards our president and everyone in the room understood that.” I suppose that’s why everyone in the room laughed and the senator used a prayer for death.

A lot of conservatives claim they only disagree with Obama’s policies. I’m sure that’s why they get upset over his golf game, claim he’s taking guns away, he was born in Kenya, he’s a socialist, he’s a Muslim, and target his wife for insults.

If you want to end the perception that you’re nothing but a bunch of hateful douches, then maybe you should stop being a bunch of hateful douches.

Creative note: I was googling images and I found a silhouette of the champ on a T-shirt, which I styled this drawing off of. Yes, I actually drew it. It’s obviously a younger version of him.

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Wrath Of Berners


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Supporters of Bernie Sanders, you put up a great fight. You have passion. You’re standing for your core convictions and principles. You’re on the right side of the issues. But ya’ll crazy.

After I published yesterday’s cartoon on Hillary Clinton being the nominee, I received comments from Berners about how Hillary isn’t the nominee. She’s not yet technically, but she is. Denial sucks. Get over it.

I ran into a friend of mine yesterday who is very intelligent and informed on the issues. He’s still convinced Hillary Clinton stole the nomination and he was furious at Obama for endorsing her. Really? What do you expect the president to do, remain on the sidelines and watch Donald Trump become president?

The mission every Berner should accept is to prevent Trump from becoming president. Elizabeth Warren has accepted it. How can you believe in everything Bernie Sanders supports, yet not do a damn thing to prevent the racist, ignorant, and stupid bully from entering the White House?

You believe in Bernie Sanders. You respect his position on every issue. Will you still respect it when he endorses Clinton?

You don’t have to like Clinton. I’m not crazy about Clinton. But compared to the threat of Donald Trump putting judges on the Supreme Court, I freaking love Hillary Clinton.

So, Berners, if denial is a river in Egypt, you’re going up it without a paddle.

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Obama Goes To Cuba


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For the first time in 88 years a U.S. president has stepped foot on Cuban soil. This has a lot of American politicians upset, and not just Republicans.

Critics are opposed to normalizing relations with the Communist island nation. They point out its atrocious human rights record, the dictatorship, the lack of freedom. They’re right that Cuba needs to correct itself and provide more openness and freedom to her people. But they’re wrong that the embargo needs to continue.

Right now the embargo does continue. Obama has used executive orders to open the American embassy and diplomacy with Havana. It will take Congress to end the embargo. But if there’s one thing that’s proven is that the embargo does not work. It’s kinda like that war on drugs.

We have normalized relations with countries we don’t agree with. Hell, we’re shipping jobs to Vietnam. We left over 50,000 dead Americans in that country yet today you probably have something in your home made by juvenile Communist Asian fingers. So why not talk to Cuba? It’s because Cuba is 90 miles off the Florida coast and Florida is really important in presidential elections. That’s the only real reason politicians oppose talking to Cuba. They don’t want to lose Florida in a presidential race. But even Florida is changing.

Don’t expect Cuba to become South Beach over night if the embargo is lifted. The government still demands 51% ownership of any business. I can’t see any American businessman liking that arrangement when they can’t even rely on the plumbing, so don’t go to Havana and expect to purchase a Big Mac anytime soon.

Most citizens in Cuba won’t see any change for a long time. The majority of the population is rural, but most development that comes to Cuba lands in Havana. The citizens are also very wary of the United States. While they do want more freedom they don’t want Starbucks, The Gap, and Kardashians though they might go for more WiFi and really good hardware and auto parts stores. Cubans appear to want our freedom to speak out but not our crass commercialism. They view Americans as too materialistic. I do too. We’re all about the stuff. The want for stuff helped bring down the Berlin Wall but it’s not going to build a bridge from Miami to Havana.

In the year 2000 I was invited to visit Cuba with a delegation of American cartoonists. My employer at the time refused to foot the bill. Instead they sent our editor and an assistant to Moscow. Jerks. I’m still bitter about that.

I mentioned before that I try to avoid drawing people watching TV. How about people staring at a TV that’s not broadcasting? I almost had the family watching a flat screen until I realized that flat screens probably aren’t too prevalent in Cuba. I did a little research and there are flat screens in Cuba. But just like their automobiles, it seems most people do have very old television sets, so I went that way.

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Mandatory Voting? The Horror!!!


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I’m actually against mandatory voting. It’s a dumb idea that wouldn’t survive the Constitutional test. It’s an idea with good intentions. Everyone should be civic minded enough to vote. However you also have the freedom to be a lethargic Cheeto eating couch dwelling sponge.

A part of me wants to support mandatory voting just to watch Republicans freak out. If everyone voted it would truly hurt the GOP and they’d never win a midterm election again. Never again.

Despite being the one to start the discussion I don’t think President Obama is actually for mandatory voting. He didn’t even endorse the idea or propose it becoming a law. He just talked about, probably only to freak out Republicans.

I’m not afraid of it becoming law. Obama doesn’t have time, it would never pass a GOP-controlled Congress, and it wouldn’t survive the first court challenge.

Freedom of speech includes the freedom to not speak at all.

I drew this cartoon and after scanning it into Photoshop I realized I hated the drawing. So I redrew the Capitol building several times until I etched one out I could actually live with. I’m really not that happy with the final version.

Here’s the one I couldn’t live with.

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