Another example of where a single image pretty much says it all. From the great and talented Mike Luckovich.
Here’s another Luckovich cartoon I think is brilliant. This one is titled Empathy.
Okay, okay…one more. Takers.
Rick Mckee‘s politics are as wingnuttery as it gets but he nails this one.
Another conservative, Andrew Sullivan, rips into the GOP in a scorching piece.
I regard this development as one of the more insidious and anti-constitutional acts of racist vandalism against the American republic in my adult lifetime. Those who keep talking as if there are two sides to this, when there are not, are as much a part of the vandalism as Ted Cruz. Obama has played punctiliously by the constitutional rules – two elections, one court case – while the GOP has decided that the rules are for dummies and suckers, and throws over the board game as soon as it looks as if it is going to lose by the rules as they have always applied.
The president must therefore hold absolutely firm. This time, there can be no compromise because the GOP isn’t offering any. They’re offering the kind of constitutional surrender that would effectively end any routine operation of the American government. If we cave to their madness, we may unravel our system of government, something one might have thought conservatives would have opposed. Except these people are not conservatives. They’re vandals.
This time, the elephant must go down. And if possible, it must be so wounded it does not get up for a long time to come.
The “elephant must go down.” Nice.
With the death of over 100,000 people and the displacement of more than 2 million refugees, there is nothing funny about the Syrian civil war. The question really has become what it is one does with a Middle East tyrant who gases his own people in this war-weary and jaded, post Iraq-Afghanistan era.
Complicating the situation further, from a U.S. standpoint, is the insane politics that enmeshes every decision that the Obama White House makes – as the following toons help illustrate.
To war, or not to war, that is the question:
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to dismiss
The outrageous Murder of Syrian children
And free ourselves of yet another war,
Or take Arms against a brutal Tyrant
And by opposing him; To say No More,
To all that is immoral and cruel.
~m.p. (w/ thanks to W.S.)