This Week’s Cartoon: Mr. Obama’s Wild Ride

I had a hard time sitting through that debate last week. Rising above the fray through aloof non-engagement does not work when you’re being pelted with dung on live national television. It took me back to the frustrating days of not so long ago, when an overabundance of caution and unwillingness to use the bully pulpit proved disastrous. I thought the stronger rhetoric of the campaign season meant that somebody had finally learned that lesson, but apparently not.


  • Roger Bloyce

    The notion that the job report was fake originated with Jack Welch, also known as neutron Jack because as CEO of General Electric from 1980 until 2001 he eliminated hundreds of employees but kept the buildings. For Welch, such conspiracy theories and obsession with non-existent communist threats are nothing new. Most notably, on a segment of NBC’s Morning Joe program in July, 2008, he agreed with Pat Buchanan that global warming was a Marxist plot.

    His erstwhile column in Business Week saw people in the bushes behind efforts to have the SEC limit executive compensation excesses such as backdated stock options and golden parachutes for nonperformance. He also digressed from whatever management subject was presumably at hand to praise President Reagan’s union-busting, oppose government-sponsored health care, and support Dick Cheney’s right to water-board.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.