With today’s editorial cartoon, I have no doubts that a conservative would never vote for Obama to spite Romney. However it is true that many conservative groups are calling on him to move to the right or lose their support. So isn’t that really the same thing? Tony Perkins (no not the actor), of the conservative group Family Research Council said this: “And so if the party is moving in a different direction, we are not going there. The only reason there was an alignment with Rick Santorum from our constituency is because Rick embraced the ideas, the policies and the principles that our organization and our constituency believes in…If they don’t, they’re not going to get the unbridled enthusiastic support that Rick Santorum enjoys.”
So maybe they don’t vote for Obama but more likely just don’t vote. If you have choice between supporting a guy who agrees with 50% of your beliefs versus one that supports 0% (obvious exaggeration), wouldn’t the logical thing to do is try to get something out of it? Or do you enjoy bitching about the country for another 4 years? I guess I will never understand the mindset of the far left/right.
On a different but not necessarily lighter note, I did a caricature tribute to Dick Clark this week. New Years Eve won’t be the same without you (and please no Mayan jokes…I have heard them in every form the last week. haha)
I’m with you on this. I don’t understand or agree with the far left or the far right. We need somewhere in the middle. Excellent.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Problem is if you are in the middle as a politician, you tend to be to hesitant to firmly state your beliefs and then they call you wishy washy.
Oh, like all Canadian politics!
But they are nice about it.
He could easily do it if he asked Sarah Palin to be a running mate.
Politically I think the worst move he could make would be to get Santorum as his running mate.
Politics…. blech :p
I know…I will mix it up next time.
I’ll look forward to the next time then 😉
What we need is a dude who doesn’t wanna be president who will be completely honest about the fact that he’s gonna cheat, take handouts, and really tell us how he feels about abortion, same-sex marriage, and fetus research. He could save all his campaign money for Project Wonderful ads.
The candidates we have now want it so much that they don’t wanna alienate people and lose. A candidate that DGAF won’t care if he loses or not. I’d respect a candidate more even if I didn’t agree with him, just so long as he stood for what he really felt and let the chips fall where they may.
Hmm….maybe it’s a Bearman/Stubby ticket for 2016? I’ll call Project Wonderful now.
Fred Thompson was kind of that guy ( you know the guy from Die Hard 2) but no one took him seriously enough.
Santorum took a stand. Unfortunately for most Americans he was standing by himself (ok not by himself, but towards a fringe)
I think you need to make us a Bearman/Stubby bumber sticker.
I’ll work on it!
I fall more in the libertarian category. I just want the government to stay out of my business!
I fall into the category where I want the Republicans to stay out of my pants and the Democrats to stay out of my wallet.
I’ll just fart about this whole politician thing…hold your nose.
I feel sorry for your hubby…he is the one that has to smell those things.
I’ve told him that pay back is a b*tch.
But that is just cruel and unusual.
Aw, don’t worry, we don’t really do that to each other. It’s just my verbal expression about politicians.
Who’s the loudest?
Mine is louder…her’s is smellier
I hope it turns out that I picked my parents right, but you never can tell about these things.
I picked pretty good…though I wish my dad made some more money..haha
I’m so over politics, and even more so, politicians! So, tell me one joke you’ve heard! (I haven’t heard one).
You want truth you come here. You want jokes, you go to Sandee’s site http://comedyplus.blogspot.com/
I remember Dick Clark from when I was a young teen and actually watched some TV! He sure had a good run. That’s a great Caricature of him, Bearman. :`D (dunno about the other guy, since he’s some kind of politician.)
No the other guy is a non descript guy. Not a caricature of anyone.
I’ll join Deb on the farting at the politicians. I’d completely forgot about the Mayan Calender till you mentioned it. Dick Clark passed away in 2012 which does seem to tie in with the ending of the Mayan Calender. I have a bad feeling that a lot more people will die this year too…
I think I nominate Tony for the next Nostradamus. Who would have guessed that more people would die this year. Just make sure I am not on that list Tony.
Yes, that is a very eerie prediction.
Especially if he were right.
I just foretold it not controlled it. Just act very safely at what ever you do this year. Don’t drive, don’t cross a road, don’t have sex… etc etc
That’s no fun
Fraz needs to step up his run for Presidency. He’ll make less of a mess of things than anyone else.
Lets see some logos for that
I tried to post a link but it didn’t seem to like it. Try http://www.wombania.com/top-secret-files/fraz-for-president.htm
Less of a mess is very questionable. Love them though
Is there a presidential election this year?
No Bo…but in November I need to borrow your ID
My idee about what?
I have no idea
I picked the right parents, I’m stunning! ….I picked the wrong wife! [BAH-dump-dump] [smirk] These gray hairs, she gave em to me! #TrueStory
I believe it. Same thing happened to me.
Good point, Bearman…
if you can’t vote for who you believe would be the best for the job you can always vote against the person you suspect least well-suited.
Love the Dick Clark, too, Bearman…
a real bummer… Dick ‘was’ New Years, I think…
Dick was New Years definitely. I had someone point me the fallacy of that argument about voting today. Too long to post and get into it. He should have commented here..haha
Romney cartoon: ZING! dig it.
Dick Clark: perfect rendition and great ‘comment.’
I am personally voting for Ahmnodt Heare. He’s already promised to use all campaign contributions on strippers and blackjack tables in the Fabulous City of Las Vegas!
Bearman you KNOW he needs a running mate
Aocording to George Ford, I am already on the Bearman/Stubby ticket.
Run Bearman Run! Am welcome to bribes for voting multiple times, digging up dead relatives, etc.
~An All-American Voter
I’ll donate a buck. Bearman for President
I’m cheap.. but not easy. Let’s see if Ahmnodt ups the ante 😉
Loon I’ll send you a bumper sticker once George gets me a design.
Oh, Ahmnodt did promise I would be appointed Queen of Nevada. Can I receive the same endorsement Bearman?
No you get nothing. Unlike the shysters like Ahmnodte, I will not make ANY promises. That way anything you get after the election is a gift and I am not on the hook to remember who I promised what.
Hey Rachael, isn’t that what John Edwards promised his…ah never mind!!!
He promised a whole bunch now didn’t he
It is hard when you are middle of the road and there is never a candidate who strides both sides of the fence.
Conservatives will tell you Romney does, liberals will tell you Obama does.
yea but we all know thats crap.
Vote for Fraz!
Less mess, more chocolate!
Binky you know you will steal the chocolate before we get into it. You’ll convince Frazz to make you Secretary of De Sugar
I believe what is often called the middle has shifted to the right. Take the health care debate for example… many of the proposals in “Obamacare” were counter proposals to “Hillarycare” from the early 90’s… suggested by guys like Bob Dole. Ronald Reagan would be considered moderate by today’s right/left standards… as would Barry Goldwater.
I would also add that if they consider Obama to be “far left” they are way off.
Jerry do you think Obama will move more left if he is reelected?
I don’t think the middle has shifted…just the middle of the Republican party.
It’s a good question. I think it all hinges on who controls the House and Senate. If Democrats control both, he could possibly swing left. Then again, when Democrats controlled both, it seemed as if he was trying to appease the conservative elements of his own party. Obama is certainly not an LBJ liberal who could twist arms to get his agenda through.
If Republicans still control one house, or both, there’s no way he could swing to the left with any success, because Republicans would never vote for his agenda. My belief is that if we continue to have the House and Senate divided, that we’ll probably see four years that resemble the last two.
As a political junkie, I’m really curious to see what happens in 2016. It’s possible then that Democrats will probably put up someone to the left of Obama. As a Democrat, I hope that Hillary will run in 2016.
I thought for sure that part of Hillary’s bid to take on SOS would have been to take over as VP in 2012 to help her campaign. Hillary will be 69 in 2016. Think she still has it in her to run?
Whether things get passed or not, Obama can still move his agenda left. The issue overall is that because of the 2 party system we don’t have a goal of consensus but rather a bunch of far fetched proposals that both sides know the other won’t go for.
It’s possible that Hillary has another run… Bill hints that it’s not impossible. What’s interesting, is that Bill has been supporting candidates in Democratic primaries… candidates that supported his wife back in ’08… maintaining that network in case they need it.
You make a good point about them writing laws that they know will not pass. Some politicians are more concerned about catering to the base than attempting a compromise with the “enemy”.
I consider myself to be a moderate Republican, and if Romney started to embrace even 1/2 of one percent of some of those incredibly daffy conservative ideas, I wouldn’t vote.
To elaborate, currently suffering under the state version of Obama right down to the state version of ObamaCare, I really wouldn’t vote if Romney didn’t use the common sense that God gave him to create his platform.
Like most politicians, he uses a band of other people to create his platform.
Dick Clark knew how to stay young for a long time. Too bad he didn’t write a how-to book.
He did…I just quoted the entire book
Maybe if the President was paid more you would get better people running . Like Australia, the people who could really make a change are getting paid big bucks in the corporate world. OK, sure, you may think they would focus on their greedy buddies and big corporations, but most successful businessmen do not like losing and would see the economic problems as a challenge. Money makes money.
True but given what they are paid I think most politicians are already in it for the money. Maybe it should be voluntary.
Then nobody would run!
Poor Dick Clark. I guess they can only clone you so many times.
But it worked so well.
All is “Right” with that first toon, Bearman, and your Dick Clark is a scream!
We have been choosing the lesser of two evils for so long, all we know is evil. Politics is awful with our current broken system. Two parties are nothing more than school children who stick their tongues out at one another and see who can sabotage the other more.
The saddest part is that the American people fall for the nonsense. What Republicans cry foul over is an adapted version of something they created. What the Democrats cry foul over is the fact the Republicans will not support something they designed. If either one of them gave a tinker’s damn to find out what the Americans thought, there would probably be some change. They only care about the opinions of those paid to give them opinions.
I despise politics.
For someone that despises politics, you seem up on it.
Problem is politicians think we voted for them for ALL their policies. Fact is, I find that I agree with about 40% of the policies of the one I vote for.