Your President (Elect) Speaks.November 25, 2008 at 2:21 pm | Posted in Historical, Miscellany, Obama! | Leave a comment
Tags: cartoon, common sense, government, great depression, mandate, Obama!
“I think what the American people want more than anything is just common sense, smart government. They don’t want ideology, they don’t want bickering.”
(h/t Political Animal)
(Cartoon courtesy of The Library of Congress; reproduction no. LC-DIG-ppmsca-07525; Cartoon shows Uncle Sam comforting a shabbily-dressed man (labeled “American Business”) and pointing to a large sign reading “Dr. Common-Sense’s Great Cure,” featuring a medicine bottle labeled “Courage and Energy.” Drawn during the Great Depression, the cartoonist suggests that business woes reflect a failure of will. [Winsor] McCay is most famous for his comic strip Little Nemo, published from 1905 until 1914, but in later years he was an accomplished editorial cartoonist.