Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cartoon of The Year

Winner is Rick McKee of the Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle, published on August 19, 2009.

This image perfectly captures how "some people" have characterized the popular opposition to the Healthcare bill as well as this administration's profligate spending policies.

For a solid example of that characterization, below is an excerpt from a document reported on in the report on the Kenneth Gladney beating in St. Louis by thugs wearing union (SEIU) t-shirts. The article showed how common folks, in many cases the same common folks who voted for change, were described in Health Care Action Now (HCAN = SEIU) internal documents.
Who are these people?
The people who show up are far right-wing ideologues recruited by paid organizers. Much of this recruitment and organizing is funded by industry lobbyists and public relations firms to engage radical right-wing groups. Many of these groups are motivated by far right ideology in general - not by health care as an issue. They are held together by a common vision of the world that centers on defeating Obama and his agenda. We can expect to see anti-abortion groups, pro-gun groups, insurance company employees (mandated by employers to come out), militia groups, and anti-immigration groups.

Funnier now that we see it was really the Senate looking out for corporate interests.


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