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By Ann Telnaes  |  September 6, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Economy and jobs , Obama White House  
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Your cartoons are interesting and make important points. The Republicans and the greedy Conservatives deserve all of the criticism they get. It is the demand side of economics that needs financial aid not the supply side of economics. The Corporations sides of economics has for the last fifty years been driving the employees into slavery while they waste resources, corrupt the government and undermine the equitable distribution of wealth.

Posted by: OchamsRazor | September 8, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse


I have posted this already here before You guys should stop complaining because, one the health care we have now isnt as good as it was supposed to be. also the law has just been signed so give it some time. so if u want to say u have the right to choose tell that to ur congress men or state official. If you do not have insurance and need one You can find full medical coverage at the lowest price by calling 877-882-4740 or check http://bit.ly/9fDY7U If you have health insurance and do not care about cost just be happy about it and believe me you are not going to loose anything!

Posted by: glennmark | September 7, 2010 7:13 AM | Report abuse


I have posted this already here before You guys should stop complaining because, one the health care we have now isnt as good as it was supposed to be. also the law has just been signed so give it some time. so if u want to say u have the right to choose tell that to ur congress men or state official. If you do not have insurance and need one You can find full medical coverage at the lowest price by calling 877-882-4740 or check http://bit.ly/9fDY7U If you have health insurance and do not care about cost just be happy about it and believe me you are not going to loose anything!

Posted by: glennmark | September 7, 2010 7:13 AM | Report abuse

Geez Telnaes - usually you are pretty reasonable, from a left perspective. What did you miss about Obama's speech today? That wasn't exactly devoted to putting hot dogs on the BBQ for everyone to share. As a taxpaying retiree from the private sector, I really wonder who is putting that steak on the fire.

Posted by: foxfire_42 | September 6, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Ok Hillary or Marezie you are not going to be President get over it.

Posted by: bignoisylawnmower | September 6, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

When I see those big caricature ears on Obama, I think he must be related to Kurt and Kyle Busch, who BOTH had ears like that until they had them pinned back. Isn't plastic surgery wonderful?? Flat-chested women can have basketball-sized boobs that guys still love, and every little outward feature can be corrected on people who only live for their outward shell, instead of what's inside their hearts. We need a plastic surgeon in this world to fix the souls of greedy, selfish people.

Posted by: Maerzie | September 6, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

So, maybe the remains of the republican "used to be" party is anxious for more of Bush's deregulation and ruination of our economy for his big steak -loving cronies, and then, throw in a few more lies to Congress for more wars cuz I'm sure there are LOTS more countries with cruel dictators we can murder cuz they rape the women and children. Course, the country HAS to have oil that we can try to steal too. YUP, we really NEED more of that kind running our country into debt. Actually, I think Obama should quit trying to repaie all their damage right now, and just let them continue on to the depression they were trying for. So far, he has stved it off, but I'm sure they could recoup that destruction in no time.

That's how foolish you sound, "Bignoisylawnmower"!!

Posted by: Maerzie | September 6, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

"A big steak on every grill" vice hotdogs.. no wonder Republicans are going to win by a humongous landslide in November. I can smell it now. It smells like jobs, lower taxes and lots and lots of Christmas presents and Redskins winning.

Posted by: bignoisylawnmower | September 6, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Obviously "morristhewise" doesn't realize how much "WELFARE" the REPUBLICANS are sucking from our budget! He must be one of the people holding the other end of that enormous, thick steak!

This is another good one, Ann! Cheney's devious, bully, "FEAR" threats will forever be tried by the weak remains of the Republican party to win whatever they think they're losing. Too bad the republicans don't have some big, stalwart fellow holding and putting on that huge, thick steak instead of being stuck with no real leader, and actually even NO BIG STEAK!! The republicans NEVER have a plan, which has been the death of them! They even forget to buy the steak!!

"Fear doesn't conquer ALL!!"

Posted by: Maerzie | September 6, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Filling the countless potholes on the nations highways should be a first priority for the 50 billion dollar public works program. Potholes are causing billions in damages to autos and are causing long traffic jams. Thanks to the invention of a five pound bag of pothole filler millions of unemployable Americans can now be hired for the job of smoothing out the nations highways. One worker with a broom and a five pound bag of pothole filler is all that is required to do the job. Now is the time to end welfare dependence by helping our forgotten brothers and sisters to become productive citizens.

Posted by: morristhewise | September 6, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

GOPers - - -

Read Nobel Prize Winner Krugman’s editorial (yesterday) on the NEED for greater stimulus. Then, today’s piece on Obama’s request for $50 Billion for infrastructure and roads (Equals JOBS, dumbo's), But McConnell and Boehner already say the GOP will oppose!

It’s astounding that you right wingers can’t understand that your economic problems WERE caused by YOUR OWN STUPID GOP Voters who still support the FAT CATS and Wall Street!

Astounding.

Ms Telnaes is a welcomed, sane voice in the wilderness of Murdoch/Fox/Limbaugh/Hannity/Beck/Palin/Coulter/Gingrich ultra-right con games!

Posted by: lufrank1 | September 6, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

The point of this cartoon is not that republicans are afraid, it's about the contrast between the messages being served up by Obama and the GOP. Whereas Obama relishes an opportunity to make a feel good statement about an American holiday tradition, devoid of politics, Repubs are busy spreading the message that Obama is in fact a seditious socialist working day and night to the destroy the American way of life. That is the "red meat".

One one hand, if you honestly think this cartoon contributes to some fanciful campaign of "leftist hate", you're an idiot.

On the other hand, once again, as she has done with every piece she has ever run in the Post, Telnaes has forgotten to include anything resembling art, humor, or insight. People can usually take a little provocation, when it is delivered along with something redeeming.

The problem is not so much with Telnaes' politics, but with the fact that her cartoons suck.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 6, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't call it "Fear". I'd call it "Reality", Ann.
Obama is in way over his head - he has no experience and he is a failure.

Posted by: thinker16 | September 6, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Ann, I'm a small business woman and a Republican. All my employees are off today, enjoying time with their family. However, I have not paid myself for the past 3 months so that all of them could continue to have their paycheck, and I wouldn't have to lay off anybody. I really resent this cartoon. I tried, a long time, to get the Democrats attention about the true conditions, and yet elites like you chose not to listen. At least the Republicans are listening right now, after they got spanked in '08. Now it is the Democrat's turn.

Posted by: jpaul2 | September 6, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Attack the messenger-evident in the responses on this forum.

Posted by: ns3k | September 6, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Since we hear so much conservative talk on TV, I find Ann a very, very welcome counterpoint. If it weren't for her and shows like the Daily Show, I'd go nuts. Great one, Ann! Hope you had a nice refreshing break.

Posted by: hrndnwmn1 | September 6, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

No Ann is not blind. She is just soooo far left that she can't find her way back to reason. The Democrats are the ones who have the fear not the Republicans. The hope and change I want is to get all of the leftists out of office asap.

Posted by: amkearns | September 6, 2010 7:48 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, President Obama's term in office so far has been a predictably failed attempt to make love with republicans. So it is not a surprise to see the GOP invited to his Labor Day Bar-B-Q, nor that they should arrive and be given steaks instead of hot dogs to stuff it to those who (hoped) expected that there would be Change in America. The Drug companies, the Health Insurance companies and the Bankers were probably outside the frame of the picture and they await in line to have Obama cook their steaks.
Pity. Elections used to mean something.

Posted by: hamelinfish | September 6, 2010 6:27 AM | Report abuse

Ann, don't you know ANYTHING about fairness? All you seem to understand is attacking Republicans, but it is not going to play well in November. I am a person who wishes well for both parties, and especially for America. I am just tired of attacks, attacks, attacks. Don't you KNOW that most Republicans are middle class or poor?

I would not ask the WaPo to fire Ann, but I would say, "Please balance her with someone a bit more fair. All she is doing is adding to the hate."

Posted by: rohit57 | September 6, 2010 6:00 AM | Report abuse

we can accuse her of being ignorant...
and part of the problem...
not the solution...

Posted by: DwightCollins | September 6, 2010 5:26 AM | Report abuse

No one can accuse Telnaes of being fair and balanced, maybe perhaps of being blind!

Posted by: think_ahead | September 6, 2010 1:54 AM | Report abuse

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