Cartoon Wednesday: “Search Party” Page 25 and Farting Cows
Here is today’s In Contempt, another single panel on global warming.
And today’s installment of the “Search Party” story of Wanderlost.
I didn’t do a Lieberman cartoon, because, really, as much of a dick as he is, his exaggerated power merely underscores the political witlessness of the Democratic leadership. According to Mike Madden, here is what we have to look forward to:
They managed to kill not just the notion of a public health insurance option, but also the compromise Democrats had hatched just a week ago, which would have expanded Medicare a bit instead of launching a government-run insurance plan. That’s not the end of the damage. To get the bill through the Senate, Democrats will probably have to fund its $900 billion price tag by taxing expensive health benefits packages, instead of with a new tax on the rich, as the House prefers. Some sort of language restricting access to abortion under the new, government-supervised insurance exchanges will be thrown in, as a sop to win Nelson’s anti-choice favor. Access to Medicaid, the government insurance program for the poor, won’t be expanded as much as many progressives want. And yes, the bill would dole out $50 million to groups teaching abstinence-only sex education plans, which helped buy the support of Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.
That’s $50 million toward programs that don’t work, of course. Nice job, changey pants.