Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scott Brown's Momentum Snowballs

Scott Brown Victory Cartoon, originally uploaded by rbtenorio.

Republican State Sen. Scott Brown has gassed up the truck, stunned the Massachusetts Democratic establishment and won the special election for Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat. What to do next? Why, have a fun-filled snowball fight with Satan and fellow GOP demons in the latest episode of "The Devil Made Me Blog It"!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Scott Brown: The Beefcake Candidate

Scott Brown Cartoon, originally uploaded by rbtenorio.

Scott Brown, one of three candidates for the Jan. 19 special election for US Senate in Massachusetts, is running on a muscular GOP policy. How, then, will voters react to the news that he posed for beefcake photos in his law-school days? Find out in the latest episode of "The Devil Made Me Blog It"!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Romney's Republican Socialism

Into the breach of the health-care debate stepped former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Monday morning -- and he took a stance that blended conservatism with socialism.
Before then-Gov. Romney helped pass a bill mandating Massachusetts residents to obtain health insurance in 2006, "a lot of people who were able to buy (insurance) just went to the hospital (emergency room)," Romney said on Laura Ingraham's radio show on WRKO-AM (680). "We said, 'No more free riders.'"
This came off as conservative chutzpah from a one-term governor (2003-07) who failed to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and whose support of statewide health insurance could further hurt his presidential prospects in 2012. For it sounds like Romney is playing defense by casting his cooperation with the Democratic-dominated state legislature in a Republican light as his party tilts ever more to the right on health care.
Laura seemed like she wasn't buying it, telling Mitt, "Sometimes experiments do fail" and that the bill was "not exactly the way I'd have fashioned it." She did concede that "I do like this state's trying new ways of going about things."
And it sounds like even Romney's would-be heirs in the Bay State are abandoning his standard. Romney noted that State Sen. Scott Brown, the GOP candidate in the special election for Ted Kennedy's former US Senate seat, was "one of those who supported the bill." Something tells me that Brown, sounding ever more conservative with an election looming on Jan. 19, won't appreciate Romney's bringing up the past. (Especially since on his own campaign website, Brown says he supports the 2006 Massachusetts health-care law.) And neither will the national Republican party, no matter how much Romney spins it.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Six-Figure Salary Sympathy

Six-Figure Salaries Cartoon, originally uploaded by rbtenorio.

Who do you feel worse for in this recession -- the homeless guy on the street or the six-figure salary earner who complains he's not making enough? Satan challenges our notion of the "working poor" in the latest episode of "The Devil Made Me Blog It"!
Hat tip to my friend Steve for the idea for this cartoon.