Monday, May 20, 2013

Cue The Scream O'Fear (below): Tom Tomorrow Envisions Our Future POTUS: Louie Gohmert (R-TX)!

"Aiieee!" The doldrums of the past week — Benghazi, IRS targeting Teabaggers, and seizure of AP phone records in search of a leak-source — have driven Tom Tomorrow to imagine a future POTUS: the bat-guano-crazy Dumbo Congressman from Tyler, TX. Thanks to redistricting, Louis Gohmert easily (71.7% of the vote) won a 5th term in 2012. Hell, the reason the present administration doesn't want to discuss Benghazi is that the "consulate" was a CIA black-ops site. (Waterboarding, anyone?) The damn Teabaggers were trying to game the U.S. tax code for their nefarious purposes and the Lamestream Media portrays the loons as innocent victims of tyranny. Finally, the CIA foiled a terrorist attack originating in Yemen and the Associated Press (AP) ran a story identifying the Saudi citizen who was the CIA agent. (Does anyone have the number of a witness protection program?) And, today's 'toon from Tom Tomorrow envisions a future POTUS named Gohmert.

If this is (fair & balanced) craziness, so be it.

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Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[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 Daily Kos. 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.] Copyright © 2013 Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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