Re: Leftist cartoonist accused of
posted at 12/2/2013 6:17 AM EST
In response to jedwardnicky's comment:
In response to andiejen's comment:
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President Obama promised to bring back all U.S. troops in 2014. Now he’s pressuring the Afghan government to allow tens of thousands of soldiers and mercenaries to stay in Afghanistan at least another ten years.
Originally posted at Rall.com.
Above is the cartoon that is being referred to in the 1st post.
Anyone not familar with this cartoonist's work should know this is typical of his style.
For example, when Rall depicted George Bush, Bush's nose had a very similar shape.
IMO, the editors at DailyKos are showing a remarkable lack of a sense of humor in this case.
Odd that CLC never mentioned that this "leftist" cartoonist was actually criticizing "Dear Leader". But then again, CLC simply cuts, pastes, then posts. No no need to read or rationalise.
Yes, I found it "odd" as well. That is why I did the posts which put this "story"into context.
I also found it odd. that in jumping on Ted Rall, he did not at least read the own highlighted links in the article he copied and pasted.
If he had he would have known that this is Ted Rall's style of depicting noses...including, for example, George Bush's.
When the article he posted from "newsbusters" is told in its fuller context it takes on a very different meaning of course.
IMO, if a poster wants to continue taking shots at the left and people who lean toward the left over and over and over, he would be well served to have a better handle on the facts of the situation.
In this case, I think there is no question that it is the poster whose post blew up in his face...as opposed to the "leftist cartoonish" he was so happy to try and besmudge.
I also think it is a lesson to us all, esp. those "lefties"in the forums (said as if that was a crime), that we need to be more vigilant with the conservatives and the many posts they have been putting up such as this. This is just one case in point.
Just when I thought some of us were making some progress in actually having dialogues as of late there seems to have been a terrible turnaround with some conservatives cheering each on and whose main goal seems to be scoring points.
I, among others, have worked very hard to get the forums to a place where many of us from differtent political leanings were really talking to each other. Now, for one reason or another, the well sems to have been poisoned.
I still get a lot out of posting along the liberals here. There are many smart, educated liberals who post thoughtful coherent posts from which I learn a lot and enjoy adding to their threads.
Ay this point, with only a couple of exceptions, there are not many posts coming from non-liberals that would come close to be termed thoughtful, to say the least.
Thought the conservatives probably will not give me credit for it, I did post the full cartoon which of course used the problems with Obamacare to set up the premise with Iran.
At this point in time, I wonder if any conservative in the forum would have done the same in reverse?
jed, I do not know how you boil it all down to, but my overall feeling is one of sadness for the current state of affairs in the forums.
I know this forum will never come close to the caliper of the Oxford or Cambridge Debate society, but it surely can be a whole lot better then what it is at this point in time.