Back in January, I discussed an article which reported that leftwingnut cartoonists found themselves in a quandary; a lack of material (READ: desire) to poke visceral fun at their Obamessiah. I wrote that it would probably reduce if not minimize their output.
Well, thanks to B. Hussein’s destruction of the economy, Ted Rall was given a pink slip:
NEW YORK: Chalk up one more wildly talented cartoonist to be victimized by the economy.
“I’ve been laid off,” reads the headline on the blog of cartoonist Ted Rall, president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Rall, an editorial cartoonist for Universal Press Syndicate, has served as editor of acquisitions and development at United Media for the past two years.
“My job was finding new talent — comic strip artists, columnists and writers of puzzles — to syndicate to newspapers,” Rall writes on his blog. “Considering the circumstances, I enjoyed remarkable success. … I am proud of what I accomplished.”
I’m gonna take a big swig from my mug of Schadenfreude.
Rall is real proud of portraying American troops as rapists, terrorists, and ‘idiots’.
Some of his “proud accomplishments” can be viewed here:
It’s just a sampling of what comes out of that shit factory he calls a brain.
Enjoy your sabbatical, Rall. I hope it lasts a long time.
While not publishing cartoons, he’s written an opinion piece chock full of buyer’s remorse:
We expected broken promises. But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama’s inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory. This guy makes Bill Clinton look like a paragon of integrity and follow-through.
From health care to torture to the economy to war, Obama has reneged on pledges real and implied. So timid and so owned is he that he trembles in fear of offending, of all things, the government of Turkey. Obama has officially reneged on his campaign promise to acknowledge the Armenian genocide. When a president doesn’t have the nerve to annoy the Turks, why does he bother to show up for work in the morning?
Obama is useless. Worse than that, he’s dangerous. Which is why, if he has any patriotism left after the thousands of meetings he has sat through with corporate contributors, blood-sucking lobbyists and corrupt politicians, he ought to step down now — before he drags us further into the abyss.
……Obama is cute. He is charming. But there is something rotten inside him. Unlike the Republicans who backed George W. Bush, I won’t follow a terrible leader just because I voted for him. Obama has revealed himself. He is a monster, and he should remove himself from power.
Newsflash, Rall. We did not follow GW just because we voted for him. Unlike the Democrats, we shared the same principles, respect for the military, love of country, and dedication to America’s security. We criticized George W. Bush when he faltered on border security and illegal aliens, but still praised him on his unwavering stance against Islamofascist terrorism.
Rall, and the rest of the leftwingnut media, spent the entire Bush tenure depicting George Bush and American troops in the most despicable, obscene ways possible.
They served as an Obama campaign wing. They got him elected based on his radical socialist agenda and that “change” they desperately wanted. He’s grabbing private industry, corporations, and banks in accordance with his socialist policies. Isn’t that what they wanted? A government crackdown on ‘evil captialists’? Instead of letting the free market determine who was financially fit to stay in business, they wanted a dictator to take control of even the most unworthy—as long as it benefit the disenfranchised poor—in the name of ‘social justice’. He’s shredded the Constitution without so much as a peep out of the Left.
They wanted a ‘president’ that would improve America’s ‘image’ by presenting a conciliatory posture towards the offended world; for all past transgressions, real or imagined.
He schmoozed with Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and Evo Morales on his Latin-America apology tour, only to get lectured on American “imperialism”. He’s trying to ‘make up’ for the Great Satan’s insolent reprisals for the atrocities committed by Islamofascist countries on our soil. He bowed to the Saudi king and plays patty-cake with Iran, which might content his adoring hometown crowd, but the goons in the Middle East aren’t satisfied yet.
He did backtrack on GITMO. Even an idiot like Obama has second thoughts about releasing unremorseful jihadist cutthoats back out into society. He’s also reneged on the “immediate pullout” from Iraq and Afghanistan, because he doesn’t want to fold the winning hand passed to him by George Bush.
And for that, the Left is perfunctorily outraged.
He ran as the ‘people’s candidate’; a ‘community organizer’ with a Leninist ‘spread the wealth’ agenda. Having that kind of political package wrapped in dark skin was a plus for the fawning Left.
On the other hand, Republicans prefer substance over pigment.
Save for a few glitches, the Left basically got what they demanded. They have a majority in Congress and Senate, as well as an apparatchik in the White House.
I said at the beginning of Obama’s regime that they will only get their panties in a wad if he doesn’t fulfill their leftwing expectations. All of them.
We have about 3 1/2 years remaining to see how many more of Obama’s worshipers turn apostate.