The POTUS (44) can't win. The Lefties are convinced that he is Bush Lite. The Dumbos (and their knuckledragging, drooling fellow travelers) are convinced that the POTUS (44) is whirling dervish of villains: socialist, Nazi, Communist, crypto-Islamist, and illegal alien. The POTUS (44) needs to go on national TV and proclaim, as FDR shouted in Madison Square Garden in a 1936 reelection-campaign appearance:
Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me — and I welcome their hatred.
The POTUS should go on: "I don't hate all white people, but I hate Glenn Dreck. He and all of his venom-filled crowd can go on howling at the moon." If this is a (fair & balanced) call for national unity against stupidity, so be it.
Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Salon and Working for Change. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly.
Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.
When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001.]
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