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Tom Toles is worth a thousand words


By Ezra Klein  |  March 23, 2010; 8:44 AM ET
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I especially like how FAT the baby is. And likely to be even moreso over time.

Posted by: visionbrkr | March 23, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

This captures it, but there are two babies the Republican elephant wants to disown: the legislation and the Americans who've suffered medical misfortunes. And the elephant has spent the last year saying the gestating legislative baby wasn't merely inconvenient to feed but the spawn of the devil, not because he believed that, and not even really because of the inconvenience of feeding the baby, but because he wanted to cause as much harm as possible to his donkey wife.

Posted by: dfhoughton | March 23, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

visionbrkr sort of beat me to it, but I think this comic accepts the Republican belief that Dems don't care about budgets and this bill will negatively impact the budget. Obviously, I think both of those are false.

Posted by: MosBen | March 23, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Exceptional cartoon, but don't overlook the nuanced and critical meaning that the baby is very much human, i.e., a fact that many conveniently ignored when making this issue a political battleground.

Posted by: jeanjackie | March 23, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

It does accurately capture who will generally be paying for it.

Posted by: tomtildrum | March 23, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Nice phrase, tomtildrum, as it could take on several different meanings!

Posted by: RandomWalk1 | March 23, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

i like too that the baby seems to take up the entire nursery. Kind of like the other babies (SS, Medicare) all eventually had to move out.

Posted by: visionbrkr | March 23, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

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