Ed Stein

Ed Stein
Denver, Colorado, USA
November 22
Former editorial cartoonist for the Rocky Mountain News. Creator of Freshly Squeezed, a comic strip about family togetherness after the economic collapse, syndicated by Universal Uclick


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APRIL 6, 2012 2:42PM

Flexible Agenda

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I hate elections. Campaign rhetoric invariable distracts us from the real issues confronting the nation, and campaigns always seem to bring out the worst in candidates. Romney’s latest is laughable on so many levels, it’s almost impossible to parody, but I gave it a try. Based on an overheard conversation between Obama and Russian President Mevedev, in which Obama truthfully admitted that, given election year politics, he’d have more negotiating flexibility after the election. Romney took that relatively innocuous snippet and ran over the cliff with it, accusing the president of having a nefarious secret agenda. What’s funny is that Romney has changed his stance so many times on so many issues, depending on the audience, it’s impossible to know what his agenda might be, secret or otherwise. The only agenda we can be certain of is that he wants to be president.

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Their supporters don't like the "everybody's doing it so why are you complaining about Obama" argument.
I disagree: Romney's agenda won't be whatever most people want it to be, it'll be whatever most profits the 1%.