First, we had lobbyists and PACs. Now, thanks to the Supreme Court, Super PACs. Our voices are drowned out by the billions being spent by the super-rich. I wonder if freedom will survive this sea of money. Thus, this cartoon.
I drew this cartoon to express what appears to be the hatred of many Republican leaders for our African-American president. Minority Leader Senator McConnell’s early declaration that his primary goal was to make President Obama a one-term president is outrageous. The number of filibusters during Obama’s administration under McConnell’s “leadership” is close to double the ridiculously high levels during the Clinton and Bush administrations. See the interesting chart in Ezra Klein’s article, the history of the filibuster. Then, there is the unending assertion that the president is not a U.S.citizen and that he is a Muslim. Hate, Hate, Hate!
This is a takeoff on the white men billed in the early part of the 1900’s as “Great White Hopes” sent to knockout heavyweight champ Jack Johnson who was black and hated by some white boxing fans. The faces are drawn in a primitive Cubism style. One by one, the leading white Republican candidates are shot at the pensive President Obama, who floats above them (so far).