OK this is a twice recycled cartoon post. So I am lazy. But it is still relevant. I originally created this in 2007 before I had a blog. Reposted it in 2009 and now reposting again since half of you are new here since then. From my 2009 post:
I did this editorial cartoon about 2 years ago after an election. In the states, the landscape is cluttered with yard signs that promote candidates and issues in the month leading up to the election. While the volunteers are quick to put up the signs they are slow to remove them.
Locally we have laws that say you can’t put the signs on public property, yet no one pays any attention to that because there really isn’t a penalty for violating it.
So be a good citizen and clean up your campaign yard signs, recycle them and please STOP recycling your campaign promises.
Funny how things never change.
Wouldn’t I have had egg on my face today if I had drawn today’s editorial cartoon and my prediction that President Obama would win was wrong? Well I was right. If you asked me 10 days ago, I would have gone with Romney. Interestingly none of the pundits are talking about how the poll numbers moved back into President Obama’s favor after his several visits to the East. As I allude to in the cartoon, he finally showed the leadership that has been missing in the past several months. HOWEVER, if the election were another two weeks away, it may have swung back to Romney with the issues surrounding recovery and returning to normalcy.
Hopefully the President and the Republican lead House will be able to reach across the aisle and actually start compromising on some issues and do the job we need them to do. Four more years of posturing and sticking their heads in the sand isn’t going to do a damn thing for the country.
Christina of Pop Smoothie sent me this picture of an Obama bobblehead doll she got at a Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey Game. You can see Obama wearing the Cyclones jersey! Nice.
Today’s editorial cartoon is a shout out to all my friends who still have a landline (aka home phone line). During the campaign season, even if you are on the Do Not Call List, you can be called by political campaigns, PACs or other entities trying to convince you to vote for/against a candidate or issue. Even caller ID doesn’t always help. Typically if you see an 800 (toll free number) as the caller, you can ignore it. However, many times the campaigns have gotten smarter and initiate the call from a local area code compelling you to pick it up.
Many of my friends and a huge influx of younger people on their own for the first time have foregone their landline in favor of just having a cell phone as their primary line. The good news for this group is the robocalls and tex message are currently forbidden under FCC regulations to be sent to cell phones unless you opt in to receiving messages from that campaign More on that here.
However, I honestly think it is a matter of time when that regulation changes. Who wants to make the calls? Politicians. Who can write laws to begin allowing the robocalls to cell phones? Politicians.
So I keep paying my $30/month to have a home phone line just so every time I sign up for a store rewards card or anything else, I have a home line (that I rarely answer) for all the junk to go to. My friends/family know to call my cell.
What about you? Anyone give up their landline? If you are outside the US, are political campaigns allowed to call your cell phones??
It is election season in the United States. Your choices (not including 3rd party candidates) are either President Obama or Mitt Romney. You can decide in the comments or decide with your wallet and show your support to the world because I have put these images on Bumper Stickers for a limited time only.
If you are for President Barack Obama and Joe Biden, you might want to show the world that Mitt Romney is a notorious flip-flopper (where is John Kerry to attempt to keep his crown)
Or maybe you are for Mitt Romney. In 2008 many people joined now President Obama in his quest for “HOPE”, a slogan of his campaign. Now I am hearing many who voted for him in 2008 have simply “LOST HOPE”
What say you? Of course politics can get heated so if you prefer to just say “nice bumper stickers” in the comments, I’ll understand. And if you choose to vote with your wallet, I won’t give up your vote.