Tuesday, July 15, 2008

To The Fainting Couch, Comrades! 

UPDATE: Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA), on Obama's VP shortlist?

Tom Tomorrow on the great New Yorker cover scare of 2008:

So The New Yorker features a cover showing Obama as a Muslim and his wife as a militant radical, sharing a fist bump as a flag burns in the fireplace. The point is immediately obvious: these are the caricatures of the Obamas that the right has been trying to draw from the start of this election season. It’s not wacky, over-the-top, laugh-out-loud satire, but few New Yorker covers are. The intent is clear enough, and is obviously not to mock the Obamas.

Personally I’m not sure why the conversation about this goes any further than, “Oh yes, that was a mildly amusing reference to those crazy right wing emails everyone has heard about,” before moving on to other topics. But it’s appalling that a piece of artwork clearly mocking the delusions of the right is being excoriated as if it presents those delusions approvingly.

… part of what’s incredibly troubling about the reaction from the left (”your so-called art does not advance our cause, comrade!”) is that this is a pretty basic riff I could have — probably would have — incorporated into one of my own cartoons sooner or later, the old “pretending-crazy-right-wing-shit-is-true-in-order-to-show-how-fucked-up-it-is” gag being pretty integral to my work. [continued at link]

That pretty much sums it all up for me.


BREAKING: - Dana Rohrabacher maintains a "cordial, behind-the-scenes relationship" with Obama.

"[Rohrabacher] says the Obama's are devout traditionalists—not terrorists or revolutionaries. He believes an Obama takeover [of America] would be a positive development."

Look for Rohrabacher to get the VP nod and join the Obama post-partisan ticket following the nominating convention in August.


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