21 August 2010

Economy, Afghan War, America, World Politics Cartoons - 21 Aug 2010

*** This week's political opinion delivered through the national cartoonists.





From Denny: Collecting these cartoons every week really demonstrates the national mindset on an issue. I post the pros and the cons from the cartoonists - unless the opinion expressed is an obvious lie of propaganda manipulation or just plain hate. An honest opinion is acceptable even if a negative one.

In the end, opinion is contingent upon all the facts getting delivered. Much of what passes for opinion in America is actually manufactured by political strategists working overtime to confuse Americans away from solving the problems in this great country. For, if Americans quit fighting each other - like over this wedge issue of the mosque building near not on Ground Zero in New York City - we would clearly see who is manipulating us against ourselves and what they have to gain by doing so.

So, people like me plod on trying to get the weak minds in this country to stop screaming long enough to see how they are being manipulated against their own best interests. I'll let you know when - if ever - we get a "break through" in the uphill process. :)

As to the Iraq War supposedly is over, well, it sure does not look like it. Just because 50,000 or so combat troops were pulled out and sent over to Afghanistan doesn't look like mission accomplished. It is simply not convincing when generals go before the media cameras to announce how they will be ready to rush back into Iraq if the Iraqis botch their own security.

Either we are in or we are out, make a decision, Mr. President and stick to one side of the decision line. It's this kind of continual "hedging your bets" that Democrats do in public that hurts our party with the American people, making us easy targets for the Republican strategists to strike a bulls eye.

This ambivalence is unacceptable. It's this constant wavering and uncertainty that has all of America so uncomfortable in the first place: the economy, jobs, excessively high unemployment to the tune of 20 percent in some large cities and now this war that is only "half over." The only way for leaders to calm a large country in chaotic times is to be definite, be certain and act decisively.



Economy and Politics of Voting:


Scott Stantis




Walt Handelsman




John Sherffius




Gary Markstein




Jerry Holbert




Lisa Benson




Chip Bok




Gary Varvel




Chip Bok




Mike Luckovich




Steve Kelley



Jerry Holbert




Clay Bennett




Michael Ramirez




Michael Ramirez




Michael Ramirez




Chris Britt




Matt Davies




Steve Breen




Clay Bennett




Michael Ramirez




Scott Stantis




Chris Britt




Steve Breen




Clay Bennett




Robert Ariail




Chuck Asay




Lisa Benson




Chuck Asay




Moderately Confused




Robert Ariail




Jack Ohman




Jack Ohman




Marshall Ramsey




Jack Ohman





House Ethics issues never die for both sides of the aisle because politicians only think of themselves instead of the good of their party and the good of America:


Steve Benson




Walt Handelsman




Steve Kelley




Gary Markstein




Robert Ariail




Prosecuting slippery politicians is just that - slippery:


Bruce Beattie




Chip Bok




Jerry Holbert




Steve Benson




Chris Britt




Scott Stantis




John Sherffius




Dana Summers




Mike Luckovich




Mike Luckovich






The ongoing Afghan War and the "maybe we're done but maybe we're not" Iraq War:


Matt Bors




Steve Benson




Clay Bennett




Chris Britt




Steve Benson




Don Wright




Jack Ohman




Jeff Stahler




Jack Ohman




Steve Sack




Mike Luckovich




Nick Anderson




Gary Markstein




Jeff Stahler



The terrible flooding in Pakistan is the most effective, sadly, to change hearts and minds:


Steve Sack




John Sherffius




Rob Rogers




*** See more funny cartoons from this week:


Funny Odd Hunh?! Cartoons - 21 Aug 2010 - Check out this week's grinners to soothe your work week stress.

Raucous Tea Party Republicans Cartoons - 21 Aug 2010 - Check out what the cartoonists are lampooning about the Tea Party and the Republican idea of politics this time!



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