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Shock and Awe

Tom Tomorrow
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  1. I’ve been wondering if Obama has been making deals–help cover for Bush and his group, and the republicans don’t fight Obama on something Obama wants.
    If so, I hope that the deal is for something I would really want to see (effective health care reform–better yet, single-payer, but that’s not going to happen).

    Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 2:27 am | Permalink
  2. Jason wrote:

    Loved the comic – always read them when they come out – but I would politely correct Tom Tomorrow in that the issues mentioned – policies of torture and rendition, warrantless wiretapping, the war crimes question, torture photos – are not really national security issues. They’re political, sure, related to foreign policy, yes, but national strategy issues such as the war in Afghanistan, nuclear nonproliferation, size of the military, etc, are kind of distinct. Good thing that Obama isn’t mirroring the Bush administration on those issues!! ah, heh heh. Except that he is…

    Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 8:17 am | Permalink
  3. Daniel Habtemariam wrote:

    “…considering that you’re quite literally insane.”

    Oh my, I haven’t laughed that hard in days.

    I used to be a Republican. I used to be a Christian fundamentalist. And I can tell you from experience (and I mean this soberly and objectively) – that there’s no reasoning with them. They don’t actually know the difference between socialism and fascism…half of them don’t know what socialism actually is, just that they don’t like it. They vote consistently on fear, and they’re terrificly reliable voters (much more reliable than your average Democrat).

    If you don’t believe me, just ask Frank Schaeffer or David Brock.

    To my friends on the left, I wholeheartedly sympathize with you. But what many of you don’t understand is that Obama is, by nature,
    A. a centrist,
    B. a conciliator,
    C. very smart (probably smarter than you),
    D. a fantastic listener, and
    E. powerless to do anything unless you get off your lazy asses, call/e-mail your senators/congressmen, and join the community organizing groups at barackobama DOT com.

    You can begin by going to a Health Care organizing group next weekend. Stop bitching and moaning about single-payer and help us bring it into the conversation!

    Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    I totally agree with Daniel. If there is one thing we should learn from Obama is that it is all about community organizing. And believe it or not, it is lots of fun and very rewarding. I don’t care what your views are — get involved and get active. It is the only way our government will be taken back from special and moneyed interests.

    Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 11:00 am | Permalink