As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

Cartoon of the Day || September 2, 2014

Lester Isis

Published by permission of Mike Lester, award winning cartoonist and WHD reader. Mike draws the comic strip Mike Du Jour, as well as editorial cartoons which can be found here

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49 Responses to Cartoon of the Day || September 2, 2014

  1. I think it’s a strong statement of how deep the excrement we are in is. I don’t think I have ever been as depressed or fatalistic about this country as I am right now.

  2. I agree with AJ and Lee here. It’s not meant to be funny. The problem is in expectation, as the copy states Mike draws a comic strip, which by definition one assumes laughter.

  3. I’m assuming Uncle Sam still represents our great country, not a real person. I thought the cartoon struck a powerful current “state of our union” message which political cartoons sometimes do. To me, it represents our country is leaderless, which is a BOOM! at Obama.

    From the last thread these are soothing words from the parents of one of the deceased Seal Team Six members……..

    “America has always been exceptional. And she will be again. You, Mr. President, are a bump in our road.”

        • They seem to use “durak” in the movies quite a bit. Its dictionary meaning is a fool, but I think it carries a lot more weight than that.

          • When I was stationed in Germany, just about the WORST insult you could hurl at someone was “kartoffelkoph (potato head)”. If you were called that it justified all sorts of mayhem, e.g. running someone off the road, hitting them in the head with the metric equivalent of a 2X4,etc. So from now on, all the President’s men (and women and the President hizownself) shall be know as kartoffelkophs!!!

          • Even the smallest curse sounds very threatening and guttural. And you can almost spit the words.

            But I wanted to thank you for this little exercise. When Barack came to power and started his little war against the dissidents in this country I knew there was something different and so familiar about what he was doing.

            Although the common word for dissident is t he same here as in Russia today, when it started in the 60s and 70s there was a much more difficult word (I haven’t been able to get the phonetics and I do it poorly) and that word was “inakomyslyashchiy” — and it means literally “otherwise minded” or to “think differently” — there was a lot of thought dissent.

            The point being that when Obama started lashing out at the Republicans and the tea party especially this is what it reminded me of. Dissent in America today is definitely considered to be those who think differently.

            Kinda’ spooky.

          • Even the smallest curse sounds very threatening and guttural. And you can almost spit the words.

            But I wanted to thank you for this little exercise. When Barack came to power and started his little war against the dissidents in this country I knew there was something different and so familiar about what he was doing.

            Although the common word for dissident is t he same here as in Russia today, when it started in the 60s and 70s there was a much more difficult word (I haven’t been able to get the phonetics and I do it poorly) and that word was “inakomyslyashchiy” — and it means literally “otherwise minded” or to “think differently” — there was a lot of thought dissent.

            The point being that when Obama started lashing out at the Republicans and the tea party especially this is what it reminded me of. Dissent in America today is definitely considered to be those who think differently.

            Kinda’ spooky.

          • Hmmm, so when I “Think Differently” than my Dear Leader then I am a dissident, or “inakomyslyashchiy”. Gosh, better that than a racist. Or a right-wing reactionary!!

            But all joking aside, it is chilling to see how “Hate” crimes have lead to “Hate” speech which IS leading to “Hate” thought. All of which, if one is paranoid (remembering that even if you’re paranoid, that doesn’t mean “THEY” aren’t out to get you) tells me I have the right to say whatever the left wants to hear.

      • Where is Alexander Haig when we need him? Maybe some of you are too young to remember, but when Reagan went into the hospital, Haig rushed to say that “I’m in charge!”

  4. I know it’s beating a dead horse, but I’ve Just gotta say it.

    Can you imagine what the press would be doing if this kind of crap was going on under a republican?