Wednesday, July 27, 2011


“...I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman.”

Mark Twain
- "Foster's Case," New York Tribune, 10 March 1873


UPDATE: 7-28-2011

I have a cartoonist's brain. The words and pictures are in my brain, but my hand is not deft enough (NOT daft) to draw what I hear and see, so I'll just describe what I would draw if I could, using the following words as the caption beneath my work of art:

"Get your ass in line," Boehner told the rank and file. "I can't do this job unless you're behind me."

I would draw Senator Boehner walking (an orange glow coming from the halo above his head). Mr. Boehner would be holding a golf club in one hand and the bill he wants signed in the other hand. Behind him are ALL of the House members, walking backwards BUT following behind Mr. Boehner with their own BEHINDS exposed!

NOTE: Words by Mad Plato are between parentheses.

"How many times does he
(Mr. Boner...I mean Boehner)
have to throw red meat to the extreme right in his caucus to please them?"

Sen. Charles Schumer (D) New York


“Anyone who says that either entitlement reform or tax increases are off the table does not have a plan for sustaining American greatness and passing on the American dream to the next generation.”

“Alas, that is the Tea Party. It is so lacking in any aspiration for American greatness, so dominated by the narrowest visions for our country and so ignorant of the fact that it was not tax cuts that made America great but our unique public-private partnerships across the generations. If sane Republicans do not stand up to this Hezbollah faction in their midst, the Tea Party will take the G.O.P. on a suicide mission. No American politician was more allergic to debt or taxes than Thomas Jefferson, but he also appreciated the need to have the resources to make the Louisiana Purchase and insisted that on his tombstone it be written that he founded the University of Virginia. “

Can’t We Do This Right?


July 26, 2011

The New York Times



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