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Posted on Mar 26, 2009

By Mike Luckovich

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By Ms. Currey, March 29, 2009 at 9:48 pm Link to this comment
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The bailout started on the Bush II’s last giveaway.

Paulson was like the fox in the henhouse, Bernakey was not much better.

To put it another way this was a making that started around the time of Regan, you know we need less government.

Bush finished it by saying the special interests were going to regulate themselves.  I guess Wall Street did not get the message.

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By Russian Paul, March 29, 2009 at 10:58 am Link to this comment

Just look at his other cartoons. He is a blind, sycophantic supporter of Obama’s policies, he takes cheap shots at the Republicans while illustrating the heroic Dems as our saviors. As for this particular cartoon, it’s not exactly pushing the envelope to make fun of greedy executives while being completely ignorant of the roots of the problem.

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By truedigger3, March 29, 2009 at 9:01 am Link to this comment

Where is in the cartoon anything about the “two-party paradigm”??!!. Please show me.!!

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By Russian Paul, March 28, 2009 at 12:12 am Link to this comment

No, Luckovich misses the point nearly everytime as he is incapable of seeing beyond the corporatist two-party paradigm. His function on Truthdig is to provide a faux-progressive, mainstream balance to Mr. Fish’s more germane, yet radical work.

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By WykydRed, March 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm Link to this comment

Oh come on Paul. Both artists have something to say, both can strike dead on and both hit people and miss people—with one cartoon!

THIS cartoon simply says the people think the bankers use their bailout money for stupid shit and yes, they are thumbing their noses at us after using our money. In fact, they’re so proud of not having to explain anything, they don’t care about putting a statue up to their behavior and can’t understand why anyone would get upset with their holy little selves.

It’s not really a political statement cheering on one political side or the other. It’s more like putting a dart in the little red center of a dart board.

And I LIKE some of his other works. And you know I love Mr. Fish too. Hmmmm. Maybe if politics could involve more people who didn’t take one side or the other all the damn time, or pick “favorites” and can appreciate several things at once, the political system couldn’t get away with the shit it does.

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By Charlotte Roost, March 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm Link to this comment
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Is that sculpture picking it’s nose, or thumbing it?

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By Russian Paul, March 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm Link to this comment

Oh please, just because this cartoon is generic enough for most people to appreciate, doesn’t mean Luckovich deserves any praise, he is a baffoon. Take a look at his other work, his cartoons focus on inane partisan bickering instead of honestly addressing issues as Mr. Fish does (in sometimes harrowing ways). Luckovich’s purpose here is to promote the two-party oligarchy.

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By Thomas Mc, March 27, 2009 at 8:25 am Link to this comment

Bring back the guillotines!

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By Rayven, March 27, 2009 at 6:41 am Link to this comment

Great cartoon…....thanks!!! Another “on point” caricature!!!

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By WykydRed, March 27, 2009 at 6:37 am Link to this comment

Oh I love this one! Dead on.

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By tolstoy, March 26, 2009 at 6:05 pm Link to this comment

Another beauty from Luckovich, says it all—it’s healing to laugh.

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By NYCartist, March 26, 2009 at 2:52 pm Link to this comment

A tickler!

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By abdo, March 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm Link to this comment
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Those arrogant, arrogant bastards.

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