Archive for February, 2016
Of course Americans did have the sense not to elect Dan Quayle (who was the Marco Rubio of his time). But we let Senator Joe McCarthy run rampant for far too long (who was the Ted Cruz of his time). But I digress.
Here’s a cartoon I did back in 1998 of Geoffery Fieger after he gone off “speaking his mind” in a very Trumpian sort of way. It’s one of my favorites. Props to the Grand Rapids Business Journal for running it.
It’s more than a little pretentious to create a very wordy cartoon around a word I have a difficult time pronouncing, but obfuscate is the perfect fit here. It means to render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible, and it is a tactic used more and more at all levels of political discourse.
In the cases of Flint water and Detroit schools, it is our moral and fiscal responsibility to avoid letting side issues steal our attention away from the actual problem at hand: finding a long-term solution for real people suffering real harm. We need to stay focused!
And, yes, that is Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof. I’m pretty sure his middle name is Obfuscate.