Yes, so true! Democrats don’t cater to lobbyists. All the work they do for such productive forces for good like the Trial Lawyers Association is out of conviction! How can the DEMS raise 300 billion this cycle, when they they have no ulterior motives except their own conscience !!!!
Matt As the DEMORAT AH j.b. ( I AM NOT A JACKASS ) Pierce DEMANDS I will keep this short and try to spell everything correct, even if not doing so bothers him,
Gee Matt I must Have Missed the Editorial and Cartons on Queen Nancy and her swamp draining and all the criminals who are DEMORATS in congress. And hey a lot of them in trouble are playing the RACE CARD GAME so that is why you didn’t bring them up right???
Let’s see Gregory: We have Big Corporations, the Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Entities, and Wealthy looking to save on taxes donating to Republicans; whereas we have Unions, Trial Lawyers, and a majority of the working class donating to Democrats…. I’ll take the latter, even if it’s not perfect.
John The Tan Man (“Now watch my drive”) Boehner with his rancid lemon Pledge: He’ll lift that waxy build-up in your wallet, all right. He’ll make sure people who AREN’T rich pick up the tab for tax cuts to his fat-cat friends, while gleefully gutting needful government services ALL of Americans deserve to expect fulfilled.
If his constituents in Ohio had an ounce of decency and good sense, they’d help him get back to what he most enjoys: GOLFING, as a PRIVATE CITIZEN. And, maybe, as a lobbyist, resuming handing out bonuses from his new employers, Big Tobacco, to his former congressional colleagues?
BTW, Boatrat? We’re DEMOCRATS, from the DEMOCRATIC Party. As long as subliterate know-nothings like you go on calling the oldest standing party in this country “the DemocRAT Party” or some such variant, I’ll go on calling you selfish, hypocritical, and blatantly CORRUPT upstart B@$+@RDS either “Repugnants” or “Republicons.”
I have only a meager AA in Communications in my educational career (I couldn’t float student loans and my family wasn’t rich enough to get me through a four-year institution), yet somehow I manage to use proper spelling and grammar. Ever heard of a dictionary? Or even Wiktionary.org? I bet the spell check function on your Word is burnt out.
I’m a miserable 99er. But, you?
You’re just a big, bleating, selfish, ignorant LOSER.
Come on “Private Sector” Create!!!! How many so called private sector jobs depend on government spending to exist (Defense Department, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Services,subsidies, tax breaks and more)? Not so private after all.
If you really believe the government creates jobs and prosperity you are clueless about basic economics and my time is too valuable to waste trying to educate someone who refuses to see the truth. The vast majority of jobs are created by the private sector in a free market. Those entities you mention, grandma chris, are a miniscule fraction of the economy.
@Sage – I don’t watch Olbermann. That said, I acknowledge the “Pledge” idea was low hanging metaphorical fruit, and if that was all I had drawn, it would have been cartooning hackery of the first order, but I needed it to make the lobbying point. Boehner standing as some type of principled reformer/change agent who will “give govt back to the people” is an even bigger joke than when Gingrich pretended to do it back in the ‘90s.
Ahh, the poor left. Boehner does not have a name as easily demonizeable as Gingrich (i.e. the famous Time magazine cover after the ‘94 mid terms with Newt on the cover and the caption “The Gingrich Who Stole Christmas”-how is Time doing nowadays anyway? They bankrupt yet?). So, they have to reach for these abstract pledge/lobbyist play on word characterizations that will be nowhere near as effective. But I give them credit for starting early to see what will stick. But it will be an uphill battle compared to the softball the Gingrich name gave them to hit.
But I guess doing hit jobs on Boehner is easier than defending the miserable Democratic record these past four years have yielded.
AJ… We can’t demonize the Tan Man’s name? (Like we something that superficial???) Hokay. Try this. He spells his last name “Boehner” (a fine German heritage name) but pronounces it “BAY-NER,” and not the obvious (and phonetically correct) BOH-NER.
(About now Boatrat, or Bloatcat, or whatever childish pseudonym he parades under online at this moment, is having a cerebral hemorrhage trying to read any of this. I’d be lying if I was sympathetic…)
And after we snidely goof, lewdly, on The Golf Pro’s name, we can tear apart his vapid, mindless, and tragically recycled “Pledge” like it was something obtained from a Bazooka bubblegum pack. Crackerjack prize puzzle books have more depth. It’s just Dubya Ekonomix revisited, and we all have seen how well THAT worked, haven’t we?
It’s clever, but it’s a bit too try-hard. It won’t catch on like Ging Grinch did.
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Matt Davies is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Journal News. Born in London, he immigrated to the United States in 1983 and pursued his love of drawing, writing and making fun of people in positions of power throughout his educational career, while fitting in schoolwork in his spare time.