I love this cartoon because it seems to embody something that I find deeply ironic about the Republican Party: they are so determined to prove that government is a problem to be avoided that they purposely turn government into a problem by screwing it up. For example, Hurricane Katrina. There are new reports that Don Rumsfeld purposely kept the government from responding in a timely manner. Why? I can only guess that they don’t want people to think that government is ever the answer. “Starve the beast!” is another example.
They are doing the same thing with health care reform. Their biggest argument seems to be “Do you trust the government to provide health care?”. But what they don’t realize is that the country is responding “Well, if it is a Republican government, maybe not; so let’s not have a Republican government”.