Category Archives: Politics

Fireworks for Everybody

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There weren’t many fireworks in the speeches at the virtual RNC. But the show at the end was nice.

South Carolina launched Joe Biden’s Democratic Primary win. And Republicans seem to be hoping the Palmetto State will do the same for Donald Trump in the general election.

If the country suffers from systemic racism you’d expect to find it in the first state to secede from the union. Tim Scott grew up there poor and black in a single parent home. But somehow he managed to work his way from “the cotton fields to Congress.” At least that’s how how he put it in his RNC Speech. He even beat Strom Thurmond’s son in a congressional primary.

Fireworks

Speaking of Scions, there were way too many of them on stage. Even The Donald, Jr’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, got in a minute and a half at the top of her lungs.

My favorite convention event, however, was the fireworks display over the National Mall.

Wonder how the BLM protesters attacking Rand Paul and guests on the other side of the White House liked it?

All Speech no Platform at Republican Convention

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It’s his party now and President Trump gave a 70 minute acceptance speech to tell us about it. Maybe the Republicans don’t really need a platform anymore. Which is a good thing since they don’t have one.

Police Budgets Cut While Post Office gets Big Raise

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The Houston police chief is hiring officers from defunded cities. Meanwhile, the House voted to add $25 billion in new funding to the U.S. Postal Service

Postal Service Dismantled to Sabotage our Democracy

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President Trump is attempting to dismantle our Postal Service, out of a selfish desire to sabotage our democracy and maintain a grip on power.”

At least that’s how Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez sees it.

But no worries. Joe Biden promises, if elected, to order the military to evict the Orange Man from the White House.

Besides, we’ll always have email.

Snatching Power of the Purse with Executive Orders

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Six years ago President Obama went around Congress and snatched its power of the purse. He announced “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation, I have a pen and a phone… and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions.”

Obama, pen, phone

So I drew this Obama cartoon:

Snatching Power

And now President Trump is messing with the same purse. He used an executive order to go around Congress and cut off stimulus talks.

So, a foolish consistency being the hobgoblin of a small mind, I drew the Trump cartoon above.