The Lunar Eclipse by Jonathan Schmock | Apr 15, 2014 | All Things Current, Political Cartoons | 76 comments 76 Comments Patricia Buechele on April 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm Funny. It’s just hard to comprehend what all has happened since he took office. He’s had to deal with every kind of catastrophe that exists. Wars, the economy, the inability to get any control over corporations owning all of us, terrorist attacks, all kinds of weather causing devastation, all the people who hate him. Pirates. The haters don’t seem to take not of that and they have a memory loss when they are reminded of how much time George W. spent at Camp David. I loved Barack Obama as a Senator and I think he’s been amazing handling things as best as he can knowing that he had no support from Congress. I’ll always support him. Kevin on April 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm Your memory is obviously not very good either. None of these problems are new. They’re problems that most every single presidency has had to deal with it. He just deals with it poorly. Bush didn’t spend much time at Camp David, he spent more in Texas. The ignorant thing is bringing up ‘vacations.’ The president doesn’t go on vacation, he simply moves his office. George W on April 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm Patricia just got punked. Bam. Just like that. Michelle Obie on April 15, 2014 at 10:12 pm That’s not “punked”… Dude forgot that Georgie Boy STARTED a war. Two of ’em. And he DID take the most vacations, ever. Stuart Dewayne on April 16, 2014 at 7:55 am You left out- He depleted a surplus and took the national debt from 6 to 10 Trillion dollars. He passed a transportation law with 6600 pork barrel amendments (bridge to nowhere) while providing tax cuts which benefited the most wealthy ( as reported by the CBO), Medicare prescription benefits ..not funded..2 wars ..not included in his budgets (emergency appropriations instead) Tax subsidies for the oil companies while they posted the largest profits in history and yes he was known for taking the most vacation time of any president. DB on April 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm George W. just got punked…..Bam….just like that!!! Dean on April 15, 2014 at 10:42 pm How did she get punked exactly? daniel gualtieri on April 16, 2014 at 2:59 am Obama did not cause the death of 300,000 people like “your georgie boy”. mirceus on April 15, 2014 at 11:10 pm Uhmm… sorry for interrupting your enthusiasm… Camp Davis is in Texas… Duh… Anne-Marie on April 15, 2014 at 11:26 pm Camp David is the country retreat of the President of the United States. It is located in wooded hills about 62 miles (100 km) north-northwest of Washington, D.C., in Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont, Maryland. It is officially known as Naval Support Facility Thurmont and is technically a military installation; staffing is primarily provided by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. Duh… I’m canadian and I even known that.. Obama is a great president .. stop the hate, Now if only we can rid ourselves of our demagogue Stephen Harper, you think you got problems. Robert Hussein Frazier on April 15, 2014 at 11:40 pm I guess you mean Camp David? Although there is a Camp Davis in NM. The retreat that every President in my lifetime has visited is also called Camp David and it is located in NY not Texas. Robert Hussein Frazier on April 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm I beg your pardon Camp David is in MaryLand not NY. Guess my kid is smarter than both of us, but at least Im smart enough to know that no sane person vacations in Texas for God sake dougd on April 15, 2014 at 11:47 pm Camp Davis? Not sure what or where that is, but Camp David in in MD, and George W. spent most of his “vacations” at his home in Texas. And I’m pretty sure the war was started a bit before we sent in troops, maybe some time around September 11, 2001. He wasn’t a perfect president by any measure, but we would be way better off as a country were he still in the White House. Miguel on April 16, 2014 at 11:01 am Maybe Afghanistan but iraq? BS. GW just wanted to kill Saddam and DICK wanted more money for Haliburton. shani b on April 16, 2014 at 8:07 am I think the difference here is how Congress has behaved towards. Mitch McConnell essentially said the Republicans’ job will be to create legislative chaos to derail Obama’s administration, and that is the only thing they can claim to have done during his administrations. Scott King on April 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm Thanks for your thoughts, Patricia. I’m sorry the other responses to your comments seem to be coming from the old men in the cartoon larry on April 15, 2014 at 10:01 pm you go Scott!!! Michelle Obie on April 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm Yes! Thank you… TS2912 on April 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm Awesome response Scott! Penny Warren on April 15, 2014 at 11:22 pm Perfect response, Scott. Perfect. Anthony Verdibello on April 16, 2014 at 3:45 am Perfectly stated, Scott. All that is left of the republican party are the very, very rich an those stupid enough to vote republican and against their own best interests. The attack poster here aren’t the rich ones, that’s for sure. Ivan Parra on April 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm One thing that no one can deny is that the economy is getting better under Obama, I don’t care what people say or think whether you hate or love Obama the numbers are there. Haters will always see the bad things and ignore reality but that’s OK, we’re better of now than before 2008 and that’s a fact! Michelle Obie on April 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm An “amen” to that… all these grumpy old racists without memory chips for when Dumbya was in office just slay me… WORST. PRESIDENT. EVER. Yay for Obama! I will miss him. Grant on April 15, 2014 at 11:39 pm President Obama’s administration spends yearly less than any president back to Dwight Eisenhower. Doesn’t take much effort to look it up. Those that find the president wanting spend their time on faux noise listening to the most egregious lies and pure propaqanda from Roger Ailes, under Rupert Murdoch, the same two who pitched their game to Nixon, who liked the idea, a lot. . . and Fox News was born. They haven’t slowed down since. I was around when Kennedy was in office. Don’t pay attention to all that hate blather. Uneducated minds being jerked around by their Egos. Candice Hawley on April 16, 2014 at 12:16 am I’m with you! I voted for Obama in 2008 and I’ll stay on the O train until he leaves office. He’s done a great job with his hands tied behind his back and people working to obstruct his every move. He deserved better than he got, but did well with the hand he was dealt. Go President Obama!! Kerry Warden on April 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm Very well said Patricia. Thank you! jake on April 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm Arr! But I don’t hate President Obama. So maybe you should rethink on who hates? Penny Warren on April 15, 2014 at 11:17 pm Well said, Patricia! I strongly believe the conservatives who will not give our President an inch feel that if they spread their lies around long enough, they will become fact. Not going to happen. Ignore the naysayers; especially the vile comments. They know not of what they speak. Erich on April 15, 2014 at 11:41 pm I total agree, Patricia! thumpy on April 16, 2014 at 2:52 am ” I loved Barack Obama as a Senator”… just wondering what resolution he voted on that you liked the best. Pick one, there weren’t many in 135 days… Woody Peters on April 16, 2014 at 7:25 am Just watch; The Republicans will elect for president a guy like the one on the ‘Right’ (of course). And what’s really troubling- he just very well might win. F…ing Liberals- enough of us just don’t VOTE. That’s the ONLY way we can take back OUR AMERICA, from the: US of KOCHAMERICA. Katy Marcoux on April 16, 2014 at 7:59 am Well said Patricia. I think Obama will go down in history as a great President. Bush on the other hand… Nanette Koch on April 16, 2014 at 9:52 am thank you for writing!!! I feel the same. Obama has my full support and always will. I have a great respect for him. The Republicans have done their very best (as they promised) to bring his administration to a halt. Sad commentary on our current congress. Susan kline on April 15, 2014 at 9:31 pm They (the republicians) are sooo stupid. If they truly belived that the POTUS could make a blood moon; then imagine. What he could do to you. Peggy McGilton on April 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm F***in’ Fantastic, Obama! Alejandro Collins on April 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm I don’t get it. David on April 15, 2014 at 10:09 pm They’ve blamed Obama for all the problems of the country, the world and and the universe. This U. S. unfortunately is loaded with bigots and idiots. Wade Wilson on April 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm Not news to most… Michelle Obie on April 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm Bah ha ha ha! Wait. Really? mirceus on April 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm Then don’t even try… Breath in, breath out, and carry on. JBinagia on April 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm Camp David is in Austin, Texas Anne-Marie on April 15, 2014 at 11:29 pm Duh… get a map sheesh. Oldhickorytony on April 16, 2014 at 2:46 am Wow! Camp David is in Austin, TX? Is that a Faux News fact? They’d be fascinated to know that in Maryland… you silly kids… Oh yeah! BTW Barack rocks! Patti on April 15, 2014 at 10:47 pm OBAMA FOREVER!!! He is a fantastic leader given so many sefserving politicians that work against his insightful leadship. I am so amazed at the ignorance,bigotry and greed running rampant in our beloved country–uninformed opinions fed by hate and money while shamelessly trying to use their religion to justify their sins against man! *RIght to Work’ law–shame on profittering politicians and lobbists! Chelsea on April 15, 2014 at 10:47 pm Yes, only the US is filled with bigots and idiots. No where else in the world and in no way throughout the entire history of man-kinds existence. Tammy on April 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm Right On, Patricia and Scott:) and funny image that the others commenting are the old men in tha cartoon! David Angkor on April 15, 2014 at 10:57 pm How can you tell a conservative is delusional, rigid and stuck in the past? He’s a conservative, isn’t he? Like it or not, America is moving forward with progressive policies – one dead rigid buzzard of yesteryear at a time (because talking to a terrified greedy wall is pointless). Joe on April 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm Are the people praising Obama serious, or is this sarcasm? Bush and Obama have both been terrible for this country Roger Kimpton on April 16, 2014 at 8:55 am I’m afraid that Pres Obama has accomplished a great deal considering the exceedingly well financed and organized obstructionism that was mounted beginning on Election Day. First of all he has elevated the opinion of the US in the world, ended the unwarranted wars that killed and maimed so many and turned generations against us in parts of the world. He has turned our economy around and tried to address the environment and human rights. Publius on April 15, 2014 at 11:22 pm The best president of the United States we have ever had. Brian on April 15, 2014 at 11:22 pm c.c. the comment about people being bigots, right-wing, greedy, etc. Well, approximately 20 years ago these same people were similarly angry and vocal towards then President Bill Clinton. He got his two terms nonetheless, same as G.W. and Obama. It’s really nothing new in the U.S.’s history. I see each President we have for their strengths while also being aware of their flaws and bad points. The only thing that I think is new in out political spectrum is the insight we have on all the events happening, even though that insight tends to always be bent and molded into what the media powers that be want us to see. Our leadership is more transparent than it ever has been in our history. Those are my thoughts upon reading this thread, if they even make any sense. Dom on April 15, 2014 at 11:31 pm I usually don’t comment on things like this but I have to say my peace. Obama is doing the best he can with what he can. What people fail to realize (and they must have been asleep or absent the day this was taught in us government class in high school) is the president is the commander and chief yes this is true; however, the house and the senate really run the show! If they don’t vote it into being law, it does. The president proposes and they vote… Those that didn’t want him in office and they have a seat on either will vote against him every time. This is why the mid elections are very important! His hands are tied with many things because if this. So people can’t blame him got the issues this country has or hold him responsible when the issues he said he will fix hasn’t been resolved yet. He’s met with resistance every time! Liz on April 15, 2014 at 11:35 pm Camp David is in Maryland, not Texas lol celia hirschman on April 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm let’s see – he got the country to recognize that health care is a right not a priviledge. He got rid of don’t ask don’t tell – a thinly veiled idea of homosexuality is “wrong”, he brought up the minimum wage, added more women and people of color into government….he stopped the war (albeit it’s easy to attack that claim), he understood the call to action for the poor during this ridiculous ever lasting recession/micro depression. Shifted education to sciences and computers. And put on some really great concerts on tv. I’d say he’s done a pretty good job. And the crap he’s had to deal with? Unbelievable. Terry on April 15, 2014 at 11:55 pm The death of bin Laden, reform of healthcare, narrowing of deficit growth, improving economy, winding down Bush’s wars — not bad for a moderate Prez.opposed at every turn by Teapublicans. Charles on April 16, 2014 at 12:02 am Camp David, the presidential retreat, is in northern Maryland about 60 miles from Washington, D.C. The Fin on April 16, 2014 at 12:19 am George W. Bush WAS the worst Presisent ever…now its Obama. Lol. They both suck for very polarizing reasons…Bush was too imposing and basically found a loop hole to do every single thing he decided was right…Obama was a real pussy from the start with his bi-partisian bull shit and pretty much allowed a republucan congress to water down every single bill he swore to pass during his campaigns. CeCe Clark on April 16, 2014 at 12:23 am The problem began when the government made the first loan and it hasn’t stopped. We were not born, therefore, follow the paper trail. Susy on April 16, 2014 at 1:12 am It’s nice to find a web site where Obama bashing isn’t the overriding theme. Bob Klemow on April 16, 2014 at 1:22 am Great Cartoon Cynthia on April 16, 2014 at 2:15 am I don’t think America is moving forward. I think it’s stuck in the mud, and if we don’t start working together and focus on climate change and the garbage dump we call the ocean, it’s going to be glacial mud. Everyone points to POTUS when things go wrong, but in fact it’s a web of incompetency beginning with local politicians. It matters very much who goes to Congress. If we want real change, we have to start from the grassroots up. JaeSynthetik on April 16, 2014 at 2:28 am I say we set a new precedence, and re-elect Billy boy Clinton… He may have been getting blow jobs under the desk, but at least he got shit done while he was!!! Gus Nick on April 16, 2014 at 3:10 am Seriously, America still believes it matters who is in the White House acting President. Interesting. The Propaganda machine works. The United Corporate States of America at its best! Wake up! David on April 16, 2014 at 3:28 am Has any other President bowed to a leader of another country? No!!! The world has no respect or fear the U.S.A. since odumbo took office. He’s a joke of a leader. Janice Adams on April 16, 2014 at 11:31 am Yes in years past presidents have bowed to Asian dignitaries out of respect. Bowing is how they shake hands in Asian countries. Would any president of the US be so rude as not to return a bow or shake the hand of a foreign leader he was meeting. You are a fool if you have never seen it look here :http://tinyurl.com/ok4b3zc You will see Eisenhower, Nixon, Bush GHW and GW bowing, kissing and holding hands with foreign dignitaries. Your problem David is you close your eyes and your mind and let other people tell you what is going on in the world. It is a disaster for your party because you are constantly being refuted for the lies they tell, and a disaster for your country, because people like you elect the morons who think that you can run a country as big as this without a government, without running deficits and without paying our bills. phiber on April 16, 2014 at 3:34 am Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice all took this country into an unnecessary war for their own profit (Haliburton Mr. Cheney?) how many innocent men and women troops lost their limbs, their minds, and their lives not to mention the innocent Iraqi’s killed.They have blood on their hands and one day karma will kick in. They lied to this country and lied to the world. They caused the largest financial crisis to unfold and we are now 10 years later still suffering as a country. Their pile of crap was left for the current administration to clean up. Shame on them and shame on the continued racist GOPer’s. Francis Kennedy on April 16, 2014 at 7:22 am The Dow Jones was at 9034 when G.W. left office. It is presently over 16000. Why would any business person hate that? Stacie on April 16, 2014 at 7:26 am Guess everyone has also forgotten that the Bush family has alot of companies that are oil related. Fuel costs are outrageous for you and me, but I’m willing to bet that the Bush family made millions with the high fuel prices. Obama’s dealing with the mess Bush made. Although things may not be completely better, he’s attempting to make change. Something is better than nothing. I don’t see him or his family profitting of the American people. AM on April 16, 2014 at 7:39 am I can say for sure who I’d rather have an intelligent conversation with, or have in my home for dinner. I guarantee its not Bush! God help us if we get a republican in the White House again. I’d vote for Obama and his administration again if I could. Old American culture is fadeing as the older racist bigots are slowly dying out,their ideas with em. Farouk Sultani on April 16, 2014 at 7:44 am Folks the difference between USA and rest of the world is supposed to be diversity,freedom expressed in any form,oppertunities,education of high standard,tolerance and American dream.What is happening now is,since a black President has been elected this country has been dipping towards third world mentality perhaps showing its true color.I come from one such country and has always believed USA to be the best country inspite of some shortfalls but now those views are taking its toll.I wish the mass would try to understand what the founding fathers saw and perceived when they drafted the Connstitution which Unfortunatly is being interpreted like holy books to selfish satisfaction.This country needs to steer towards the morally correct path. Mason on April 16, 2014 at 8:16 am This explains how a 2 yr senator with no experience got re-elected lol bringing up the war that virtually EVERY world power was in favor of, an economy that has rebounded no thanks to POTUS (check your fiscal history statistics people), being in the deepest debt in the history of the country… that means EVER, more people on welfare than in the past 4 decades (that’s 40 yrs), an endless list of unfulfilled promises (except for Obama-care which is a medical, patient, & political nightmare), and being the laughing stock of the world and our enemies both domestic & especially abroad, more gov’t. spying, wire-tapping, and illegal investigations of private citizens. Lest we forget the blatant IRS fraud, assasination of a U.S. Ambassador and subsequent dismissal of such. Need I continue? But of course, you’re right. He’s a great man. I cant wait to see history hold him up as the savior of our country. From an independent point of view… remind me, he’s done what right again? If you’re going to start rehashing, make a an accurate argument or else you come across as yet another Democratic yes-man blindly following a leader like the running of the lemmings. Just my opinion 🙂 Sandman on April 16, 2014 at 9:36 am I highly encourage you all to vote AGAINST all incumbents. I think the approval ratings in congress warrant some firings…I know that most of us would be fired if we did such a crappy job in our careers. A bunch of newbie couldn’t do much worse. Join the coalition against incumbancy today! Clint Murphy on April 16, 2014 at 10:34 am Remember when W. was blamed for the hurricanes? You people are all absurd. W. was just as bad a president and Obama and Obama is just as bad a president as W. They both started wars, spent obscene amounts of money on vacations, etc. It’s disgusting to see people stand behind either one of these traitors. Mac on April 16, 2014 at 11:41 am Every president Since George Washington has been slammed in some manner. This is just Obama’s share. Nothing new, hardly.It does certainly seem that the ferocity of the attacks have been escalating since Nixon. Guess that’s when we started to lose faith in our leaders. That and the propensity for modern media to add more drama and bias Karturis on April 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm Where is Camp David again? Frank on April 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm I like the comments of all you young folks. You are not racist and dumb like us old white men. But your comments are worthless unless you back it with a vote.