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Editorial Cartoon: "Happy Anniversary, Obamabots!"
by Mike Flugennock
Sunday Jan 17th, 2010 1:22 PM
Well, here we are, a year into this glorious new post-racial, post-partisan Hope'n'Change Era, so let's just pause to take stock of all the momentous Change that President Booker T. Obama has brought us...
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Well, here we are, a year into this glorious new post-racial, post-partisan Hope'n'Change Era, so let's just
pause to take stock of all the momentous Change that President Booker T. Obama has brought us:

The Economy: worse. President Hope has given away absurdly huge buttloads of our tax money to bankers and
Wall Street. Bonus? Of course. That's what the bankers have done to us for the past year or so.

Health Care: worse. To paraphrase a recent Keith Olbermann broadcast, it's not health, it's not care, and it sure as hell
isn't reform. President Change's idea of health care reform involves shutting single-payer supporters
out of the "debate", massive corporate giveaways to the health insurance and pharmaceutical
industries, the threat of fines or jail for people who don't buy corporate health insurance even if they can't
afford it -- and if you can afford decent health insurance, President Yes We Can wants to tax the living
shit out of your benefits. Still, with any luck, that Coakley woman will lose that special Senate election in
Massachusetts,
and it'll be Sayonara Charlie to The Bill That Needs Killing.

Civil Liberties: worse. Some doorknob in Detroit tries to blow up a plane with his underwear, and the next
thing we know, President Hope wants to institute Jim Crow for Muslims and make us all to pose for
digital x-ray porn. Meanwhile, one of President Hope's fellow Harvard punks over at the Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs wants to assign CIA spooks to troll duty at any blogs that happen to bug him.

Illegal Foreign Wars: worse. President Change -- or, as Code Pink called him during the campaign, the
"Peace Candidate" -- makes a big-ass deal out of appearing to seriously ponder the situtation before initiating a
40,000-troop escalation of the war in The Graveyard Of Empires -- or, as it's more commonly called,
Afghanistan. The Nobel Prize committee finishes slurping the dregs out of the bottom of the Kool-Aid bowl and
awards President Change a Nobel Peace Prize; President Change, on accepting the Prize, gives a pro-war speech.
Now, that's class.

So, congratulations to one and all of you Obamabots who allowed yourselves to be motivated by fear and
desperation and fall for the first slick-assed huckster who can speak in complete sentences and knows how to
pronounce the word "nuclear". I just can't thank you enough.

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