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Red Scare II

Red Scare Role Reversal
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A new red scare haunts the halls of Congress. If President Trump isn’t an outright Russian agent – paying hookers to pee on Obama’s bed (turned out that was just a media leak) – he’s using Russia to extort favors from Ukraine. At least that’s how many Dems see it.

Red Scare

But back in 2012 the shoe was on the other foot. President Obama mocked Mitt as a Russian conspiracy crank, and went on to win the election.

too many words

Here’s an example of too much information choking a cartoon. My first version looked like this:

Happy Meals Ready to Eat

140514-mre-meals-ready-to-eat In an effort to stem Russian aggression the United States is arming Ukraine with Meals Ready to Eat (MRE). On another front, our hashtag assault was hijacked by the Russians who adopted the same hashtag #UnitedforUkraine on their tweets. LOL.

Or don’t laugh. It might be working. Putin claims to have pulled back. Maybe he doesn’t need to invade. Pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine held a referendum and claim 90% voted for secession.

Putin was so happy he scored six goals. No word if the goalie was from Donetsk.

Flexible Cold War Chess Board

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President Obama whispered in Dmitri Medvedev’s ear that, after the 2012 election, he could be flexible.

In the final 2012 presidential debate Mitt Romney called Russia our greatest geopolitical threat. Obama mocked him by saying “the 1980’s is calling for its foreign policy back because, you know, the cold war’s been over for 20 years”. Looks like the 1800’s are on line 2. John Kerry’s response to Putin’s invasion of Crimea was that it was a “19th century act in the 21st century”. Light Brigade, report for duty.

The president still insists this isn’t about some “cold war chessboard“. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers thinks it is, “Putin’s playing chess and we’re playing marbles”.

The Washington Post editorial page thinks President Obama has lost his marbles. It says his “foreign policy is based on fantasy”:

FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces.

Speaking of how he thinks the world should operate, Obama commended the Ukrainian government for its “restraint” during the current unpleasantness. To which Bret Stephens responded in the WSJ:

The Ukrainian government isn’t showing restraint; it is merely tragically impotent in the face of blunt aggression.. It used to be that defiance, not restraint, was considered the appropriate response to a foreign invasion”.

Stephens thinks Obama invited Putin’s behavior by not seeing a connection to his capitulation to Putin on Syria. Then there’s also the failed Reset and abandoned missile defense for Poland and the Czech Republic.

Flexible Critics

This is all a little much for Dana Milbank, also in the Post. He wants to know how Obama can be such a power grabbing, constitution shredding tyrant at home and a flexible weakling on the international stage.

I think he has a point. I should have drawn the Flexible One wearing his crown.

 

 

Olympic Flameout

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Finland sent the Russian Olympic hockey team home today without a medal. Oh wait they are home.

Last night Ukraine went up in flames. So I drew this cartoon. President Obama drew  this red line. Again.

Olympic Flameout Update:

Putin doesn’t make the medal round in Ukraine protests. USA flames out against Canada and then lays an enormous goose egg against Finland 5-0.

Leading from behind fails again.