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The president gave a press conference yesterday on the unwillingness of Republicans to work on the budget and debt ceiling. He compared them to his daughters doing homework. He said if Sasha and Malia can get their work done a day early, then why can’t Republicans?
Well, duh! If Sasha and Malia don’t do their homework there’s real consequences. They fail, get grounded, repeat a grade. If a Senator or Congressman doesn’t do their job they get reelected. They blame the other side for not cooperating while they’re not cooperating.
Plus, it’s a little unfair of the president to use his daughters in a political analogy. His daughters are smarter than Republicans.
Other than all that, I’ve put way too many words in cartoons this week. I keep thinking “tomorrow, no words” but then I get another idea like this. My editor told me I was developing a new style. No, I just used more words than usual for a few days. He also told me I’m becoming more literal in my middle age. Since he brought up the middle age thing I’m not fond of him this week.
Here’s the rough.
Here’s the start of an idea I abandoned when I got my other idea.