Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Obama One Kenobi

Out on the campaign trail, lukewarm Barack Obama is trying to portray himself as Luke Skywalker, and warns against the potential resurgence of the GOP by saying that "The Empire is striking back."

Obviously, the farce is strong with this one...because it's the Democrats who control the presidency, the House, the Senate, and the mainstream media. And it's the grass roots "rebel alliance" known as the Tea Party that is fighting the oppression of the Democrats and the potential enslavement of future generations by the terrifying "Debt Star" which has grown by over $3 trillion just since Obama took office.

Frankly, we think the president looks desperate and more than a little ridiculous when he tries to make "Star Wars" comparisons to his administration. But then again, he can't really go back to making speeches about "Hope" and "Change"... because people only fell for
that a long time ago, in a galaxy that seems increasingly far, far away.



Pete(Detroit) said...

DebtStar - NICE!!!

John the Econ said...

In the caucus of the progressive movement, "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy".

Philip said...

Nearly 10% unemployment, 14.8 million people out of work and Obama thinks it's perfectly fine to go yuk it up on the Daily Show.

Obama to appear on 'The Daily Show'

The 'View' was not enough. This either indicates how high Jon Stewart has risen or how low the POTUS has fallen.

Not sure which. Could be both...

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Philip- Interesting link. It seems that Obama has actually endorsed Jon Stewart's so-called "Rally to Restore Sanity." But then again, why wouldn't the president encourage people to get their news and views from a comedian, considering that his own administration has been a joke (albeit not a funny one).

Unknown said...

Do a search for "We are Sith" over on the Anti-Idiotarian website. It is a lengthy examination of the entire Star Wars universe broken down in economic terms and explains why the Jedi were the oppressive enforcers of a corrupt system and the Sith were the true heroes (well sort of).

WARNING - There is some graphic language.

Doc Dolan said...

Silly me ... I looked at the first two panels and almost transposed the characters ... you know, tan skin, big ears ... short ... both created from publicity and by promoting movie magic ... but then I changed my mind as that would be far too big an insult to Yoda!

Anonymous said...

"Obviously, the farce is strong with this one..." I'm still laughing...... Appreciate your wit & take on the issues.

Roy Stewart said...

"We The People"; Serfs to the WDC 'Aristocracy'!
The Sixteenth Amendment and WDC have made Slaves of U.S. ALL ! !
Just think:
"NO MO D.C.,
"NO MO 'O',
"'O'& D.C.,
"NOW ! ! ! "

Roy Stewart,
Phoenix AZ

pryorguy said...

Desperate people certainly do silly things don't they? But...they did silly things BEFORE they got desperate! Come on, Election Day!~

BTW, doc, one of your finest strips, great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Get this fool and ALL the socialist democrat ut of every office across this nation ASAP

Anonymous said...

I'm reading the tweets of the Obama speech in Portland, Oregon. It's mostly just a bunch of meaningless metaphors, lots of "car into the ditch" stuff. "Republicans want the keys to the car but they don't know how to drive." and "We don't want what you're selling. We tried it before & we don't like it." Is this the way political rallies always are?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Anonymous (immediately above)- No, this isn't the way all political rallies are. With so many real problems in need of real solutions, lame metaphors are the last resort of the morally and intellectually bankrupt.

America is not a car. A depressed economy is not a ditch. A desire to return to constitutionality and fiscal responsibility is not a sales pitch.

If Obama (or any Democrat) has anything to say about our actual problems - or a proposal for actual solutions - they are free to do so. But they aren't because they either have no ideas, or the things most Americans see as problems are the things that Democrats see as victories.

Shang said...

the farce is strong with this one...I agree, that's one great line, Mr. Jarlsberg.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mr. Jarlsberg. I may not like Obama but I still want to be fair and if speeches at political rallies are nothing but pep talk then I was willing to give him a pass.

Colby_Muenster said...

Stilton, I opened this page up a good 15 minutes ago, and I am still grinning and sniggering. Oh my! And the "call me Chewie" thing? Dang!

What do you get when you cross the good looks of Jabba the Hut with the deviousness of The Emperor, the smooth talking of Han Solo, and the intellegence and courage of Jar Jar Binks?

Anonymous said...

Here's something you won't read in the main stream media. An unidentified individual committed suicide during Barak Obama's speech in Portland, Oregon.