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Rightward Ho

November 13, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a Ted Rall cartoon. I used to worry that I over-did it. I don’t have to worry about that anymore. His latest, from yesterday, is above. I suppose it’s self-explanatory, but I’ll add a few words.

Given how hard Obama has worked during the last two years to placate centrist Democrats (formerly known as conservative Democrats) and conservative Republicans (formerly known as nutjobs), it’s difficult to imagine how much farther right he can bend in reaching out to them. DADT repeal? Forget it. Another stimulus? Long off the table. Revised energy policy to reduce anthropomorphic climate change? Maybe in another lifetime. (But isn’t that the point — to ensure that there are other lifetimes?) And of course he will soon be discussing steps to reduce the deficit while lowering taxes and fighting two wars (or three, if you count Yemen, or four, if he succumbs to right-wing pressure and adds Iran to the list). I think Rall captures the dynamic of this quite effectively.

Full disclosure: I wasn’t on the chess team in high school, but I was on the math team, captaining it senior year. I know the feeling.

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