April 8, 2009 | Filed Under Editorial Cartoons
10 Responses to “Cuba Policy”
Wow Robert, right on point!
Dead on point! Cudos for telling the truth!!
Great to see you back working as one of the very few political commentators not drinking the O-Kool Aid.
Oh goody, you’re back!
Had you been away? I noted your new site on a local lobbyist site in SC, and admire your work.
If interested, I have some gags I’d contribute (hopefully for a small “epc” credit in your signature area). Example: Obama holding the dog on leash while stopping by a faded McCain campaign posture, carefully painting lipstick on the mouth.
Let me know. Phone n/c +888.282.0813, fax +843.768.0019
Bart, this is largely a parody of the failed hardline approach the GOP advocates. The Cuba embargo has been in place for almost half a century and if anything solidified the Castro dictatorship.
Part of the genius of Ariail is his nuance. To jump up and down with glee at his use of the word “socialism” misses much if not most of the message.
Right on Mr. Ariail.
Robert, its up to you. What was your intent in this cartoon?
This cartoon is more about how America has changed- or is changing - to a form of governance more like Cuba’s rather than the other way around. I’m not mocking the policy that Cuba must change their system and grant more freedom to its people before we (America ) capitulate and end the trade embargo - though I now believe that this policy has not worked. By
encouraging trade and interaction between Cubans and Americans we may foster more change in their system. But Cuba must make some concessions before the United States changes its long-standing policy- a quid pro quo as they call it in diplomatic circles. But that’s another cartoon. This one came to mind when I saw the California Democrats( double-dipped liberals ) in the Castro brothers’ court. Their praise for the Cuban system- communism- was pathetic, not to mention un-American.
By the way, folks, I’m hoping to get some help today ( Friday, April 17 ) in posting my cartoons to this site. I’ve been cartooning at home for my syndicate since the end of March, but haven’t had much success with my home computer. Hopefully, by Monday I’ll have my recent work posted as well as some favorites from years past. Thanks for being patient and for all of your comments.
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