Friday, July 31, 2009

That's a Republican, dear.

You’ve probably heard the expression, “A teaching moment.” I thought of that as I saw Mike Keefe’s 7-30-2009 cartoon from The Denver Post.

What went through my mind was a scene where a youngster is at the family breakfast table, looking at the cartoon. She turns to her mother and there is this exchange:

Youngster: “Who is that crazy person they are carting away, Mom?”
Mother: “That’s a Republican, dear.”

As I’ve said before, you’ve got to have an understanding of the issue being represented by the cartoon. Without that understanding, the cartoon doesn’t make sense.

Here, the intent is to silence dissent on the government healthcare proposal being pushed through Congress. Republicans have concerns about the proposal, and want to see tax incentives for individuals and small businesses, portability in the insurance plans, and medical malpractice litigation reform.

What do you do if you want to silence their voices?

Characterize Republicans as being CRAZY!

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