H/T to Nickie Goobma and a commenter who referred to the image below as "metaphorical cartoonery"....
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After the President's speech last night, I tortured myself by reading the facebook comments of a few of the national and local black journalists who are FB friends (at least they were until today) and the general consensus is reflected below:
The national CNN guy posted in his status box that he missed the President's speech and asked how it was to which his friends replied:
"His speech was brilliantly put together and delivered. Joe Wilson's disrespect shows how much work remains to be done"
"It was concise, dealing with issues as rumors and lies of his plan, costs, and the public option. Survey of 19,000 viewers 93% had a clearer understanding of the reformed health plan that he will support. My personal favorite waswhen he said health plan is a "moral imperative." His charge of social justice made it clear that every US citizens has a right to health care."
"It was funny to see the republicans on the right side not cheering at all when Obama spoke. It is so sad this country is being pulled backwards by republicans. They want to divide this country into rich and poor, similar to russia."
The local guy posted the following status:"An Unhealthy Display - http://tinyurl.com/n66fra - So this is how they treat the President. But it has nothing to do with race, right?"
To which his friends replied:
"Imagine the fallout if Rep. Jesse Jackson offered such flagrant disrespect of George Bush. This is where I think the Democrats need to not take the high road and request disciplinary action.The precedents of the House allow a wide latitude in criticism of the President, other executive officials, and the government itself. However, it is not ... Read More permissible to use language that is personally offensive to the President, such as referring to him as a “hypocrite” or a “liar.” --from the Republican House Rules"
"i had two thoughts last night. first as i looked at the dais i couldn't help but wonder if it wasn't galling to all those white men in the chamber to see a woman and a black man occupying two of the three seats there. second, i found it ironic that when george bush was standing in that spot and REALLY AND ACUALLY lying about the war in iraq (and ... from what i hear, most people knew it), somehow the dems managed to maintain their cool."
How misdirected are these people? How angry and duped will they feel in 2013 if and when this "morally imperative" legislation passes and takes effect?
Finally before someone comments that it's vile to use Obama's daughter in a cartoon, Opus #6 (commenter on Nickie Goomba's blog) counters by saying "The gist is that Obama cares about her, like we care about our own families. He doesn't want her lunch ruined. Like we don't want out health care ruined." I completely agree and therefore decided to post the cartoon.