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The Obama cabinet

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  1. I wonder if the people with the “No more Bushes. No more Clintons” bumper stickers have scraped them off yet.

  2. What the…Obama looks like a flying monkey.
    But Bill…he just gets better and better.

  3. You know, all the caricatures of Bush had him with big ears and shit, and now we have the same with Obama. Where’s the CHANGE?

  4. Where’s the CHANGE?

    I HOPE they don’t call Obama a CHIMP.

  5. Where’s his turban?

    I don’t get it.

  6. The “change” is that O’Clinton is somewhat darker.

  7. Not funny in the least, but kinda reminds me of a nightmare I had back in 1998.

    By the way, if a cartoonist can’t find a clever way to mock their subject, do they just fall back on the ears by default?

  8. I don’t get it. Are those supposed to be radical socialist wealth-spreaders?

  9. Manure-spreaders is more like it, but we’ll see.

  10. My nominee. Surprise, surprise, it’s a Chip Bok cartoon.

  11. I wonder why H&R didn’t go with the Bok cartoon.
    Does his syndicator charge extra for the funny ones?

  12. Since I believe in the presumption of innocence, I am going to offer explanations consistent with the theory that Pres-elect Obama is actually planning a wholesome break from the status quo.

    How can this be reconciled with appointing Clinton-era officials? Well, perhaps Obama figures that anyone willing to work in the Clinton administration has a certain moral flexibility. These people may be the American equivalent of Talleyrand – the famous French politician who got jobs under several successive, mutually-hostile political regimes, and who carried out the policies of each.

  13. “I wonder if the people with the “No more Bushes. No more Clintons” bumper stickers have scraped them off yet.”

    Don’t forget about the “Question Authority” and “Dissent Is The Highest Form of Patriotism” bumper stickers.

  14. Where’s the CHANGE?

    Obama’s got a better tan.

  15. I don’t get it. Are those supposed to be radical socialist wealth-spreaders?

    w00t! See? Obama’s no radical! Look how totally mainstream and status quo he is! Look just how little is changing!

  16. I think the joke in that cartoon probably could have been done in a funny way.

    But it wasn’t.

  17. Look just how little is changing!,,,

    fifty-four days before Inauguration Day.

    1/20/09: W00t!

  18. Clinton’s 1992 campaign picked “change” as the theme. Obama did the same. I think Obama will rule the same way Clinton did, by following the day to day trends in the polls.

  19. joe,

    Change I want to see:
    End of Farm subsidies.
    End of Aid to Israel and Egypt.
    Different approach to the drug war.

    Change I don’t want to see:
    Executive orders violating the 2nd A
    Higher taxes
    Nationalization of industry (of any type).

    That is off the top of my head.

    I mean wait and see and all. And that is what I tell all foreigners when they ask me what I think about Obama.

    But which way do you think he is going to lean. Can one be blamed by looking at his appointments to try and figure out which way he is going to go?

  20. That cartoon is the single, most uproariously, rip-roaring funny thing I have ever seen!

    Say, I was listening to CoastToCoastAM yesterday and I heard someone with an English accent speaking about how BHO is basically just a Zbig/Soros puppet. He even discussed the Center for American Progress. Only later did I realize it was DavidIcke, but he actually said a lot of things about BHO that you will never hear from Beltway hacks like Reason, and none of them were about lizards.

  21. Would have been funnier if all the clintons were playing the saxophone.

  22. kwais,

    I think that the people crowing about how little change he represents are going to be back to wailing about Barack Obama, the radical socialist market-hater by, oh, mid-February.

    By itself, however, that fact tells us very little, since they would be doing the same thing to anyone whose policies are the left of James Watt.

    Wait and See is the certainly the proper attitude. I think it’s most likely that his administration is going to concentrate policy efforts in the White House.

    Can one be blamed by looking at his appointments to try and figure out which way he is going to go? One can be blamed for discussing the implications of his appointments as if one is speaking with concrete knowledge about the ideological direction of Obama presidency, rather than making predictions.

    A lot of people made a lot of predictions about Hillary Clinton this year, as I recall.

  23. Right,

    So is there going to be change? Or is it going to be more of the same?

    And if there is change, will it be more for the better, or more for the worse?

    Sure we don’t know. But which way do you think it is going to go?

  24. You’re special OLS. You’re very special.

  25. I had no idea what OLS was talking about. Other than that he thought the cartoon was funny.

    I don’t know why he did think it was funny. How does it relate to Mexicans and missing spacebars?

  26. For the record, I have to say that Obama’s cabinet seems to be mostly boring, competent technocratic left/center folk. It’s the lower level people who write the policy, so that’s where the new blood gets put in. And then, when the next Democratic administration is elected, those people will be the experienced people who can institute change but are stuck with the legacy of that previous administration.

    And I haven’t seen Obama back down on a single campaign promise yet. “Change” is nebulous if you don’t read anything more than a bumper sticker or campaign sign, but his policy proposals aren’t going to be undermined by a single one of his cabinet nominees.

    I’m all for stirring the turd, but Obama still hasn’t dropped one.

  27. Does his syndicator charge extra for the funny ones?

    Chip Bok finishes cartoon, frowns. Reaches to throw it away, stops. Picks up phone; ‘Operator, get me “Reason” on the phone!’

    I don’t know why he did think it was funny. How does it relate to Mexicans and missing spacebars?

    If only OLS weren’t serious, I’d say he was about the best performance art I’ve ever seen on the ‘net.

  28. kwais,

    Change, for the better, of a leftish tint, but not doctrinaire, old-fashioned liberalism. That’s my guess.

    jon makes a good point about sub-cabinet appointments. Will Hillary be surrounded by Hillary people, or by Barack people? Will Gates be surrounded by the Rumsfeld holdovers he’s kept on (probably not), or by Democrats?

  29. Will Hillary be surrounded by Hillary people? Are you fucking kidding me, joe? I’m sick of arguing this, so from now on I am only taking bets. $100 that Hillary surrounds herself with Hillary people.

  30. In fact, it is yet to be determined whether or not Obama has any of his own people.

  31. What is the fuzz about? He said he was for a green economy, and guess what: he’s recycling old politicians! You cannot get “greener” than that, I fancy . . .

    For the record, I have to say that Obama’s cabinet seems to be mostly boring, competent technocratic left/center folk.

    Jon, you hit the nail in the head. However, things may still get exiting: do not overestimate the destructive power of the eager “boring, competent, technocratic left/center folk”. Il Duce [Obama] and his people are ready [hand rubbing, drooling in the mouth] to give the economy the coup de gr?ce.

  32. what could be funny with truth” No Change”

    kwais | November 28, 2008, 1:17pm | #

    I think the joke in that cartoon probably could have been done in a funny way.
    Politics as usual, nothing in the cabinet, it is humorous to me!!

  33. I’d suck a million reasonably flaccid cocks just to snowball one racist losertarian like yourselves, cum-goblins! I’m serious, you Urkobold fucks!

  34. interesting as usual!

    (you forgot “unfunny”, btw)

  35. “What is the fuzz about? He said he was for a green economy, and guess what: he’s recycling old politicians! You cannot get ‘greener’ than that, I fancy . . .”

    The garbage bin of history has turned out to be a recycling bin.

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