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Ocasio-Cortez Dances Around Party Leadership

Ocasio-Cortez, Dance, Democrat Star

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A star is born in the Democratic party and the leadership is worried. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has an agenda that calls for free college, free healthcare, and a 70% income tax on the wealthy. She also wants to totally eliminate fossil fuels as well as the party’s fossil leadership. And she has some nice dance moves.

The media can’t get enough of it.

The party’s millennial base has moved left. Too far left to to win elections fear its baby boom elders. “I certainly hope she’s not the future and I don’t believe she is,” says  Joe Lieberman.

AOC’s response, “New party, who dis?”

Politico’s Rachel Blade and Heather Caygle take a look at the party split here in “Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez.”

Meanwhile, WSJ editor Gerard Baker thinks “she may be one of the most important political figures of our age.”

Sports Illustrated Too

Christine Blasey Ford Presents Award
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Christine Blasey Ford Presents Award

The publisher of the popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue gave its Inspiration of the Year award to Rachael Denhollander. Rachel was the first to accuse Dr. Larry Nasser of sexually abusing her as a young gymnast under his care. And over 150 other other victims came forward to corroborate her story.

Here testimony put Dr. Nasser in prison for 175 years. And his employer, Michigan State University, paid $500 million in settlements to 332 victims. Vox has has an in depth story of what happened here.

Christine Blasey Ford Presents Award

Christine Blasey Ford made a video presentation of the award. She claims to be a victim too. She accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of molesting her at a high school party. But no one corroborated her story. Nor could she remember when or where the alleged assault happened or how she got there or got home.

Judge Kavanaugh was put on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bush Funeral All About Humility

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The funeral for President George H. W. Bush was beautiful, and informative. W’s eulogy was touching.

I drew Bush 41 a lot, and felt like I understood him pretty well as a goofy but decent guy. And I was aware of of his other virtues like integrity, kindness, courage, high speed golfing and fishing, airplane jumping and lip reading. But hearing the speakers, all of whom were close to him and loved him, one virtue seemed to stand out – humility. Maybe that’s because it’s a rare commodity these days, especially in Washington. Anyway, former Senator Alan Simpson nailed it in his warm and witty eulogy:

Those who crave the high road of humility in Washington , DC are not bothered by heavy traffic.

Then the camera panned to  President Trump and the past presidents the front row and, well, this cartoon idea kind of jumped out.

It’s not often you get a pack of presidents together in one shot. So I try to make the most of it. Here’s a cartoon I drew when they gathered for Nixon’s funeral.

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Maybe I’ll do the Bush bunch pondering, “If Perot hadn’t run…”

I know. I left Jimmy Carter out of the humility cartoon. It’s not the first time.

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Amazon Tax Breaks

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Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, just got $2 billion in tax breaks to move his company to New York and Washington, DC. The L.A. Times says Amazon played American cities for suckers.

Horseface

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President Trump was having a good day. So good the Democrats overplayed their hand on incivility. Plus a judge threw out Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against him. And ordered her to pay his legal fees!

But then he stepped in it and called her Horseface.