May 20th, 2010 Barry Deutsch Posted in Health care | Comments Off
Visual description: This is a four-panel cartoon. Each panel shows the same three woman. The woman on the left and right are arguing; the woman in the middle is listening with interest to their arguments.
WOMAN 1: our NEW HEALTH CARE BALLOON is a GIGANTIC deal! it’s more like a RIDE in a HOT AIR BALLOON! and EVERY AMERICAN can ride to a HEALTHIER TOMORROW! it’s the balloon we’ve waited our WHOLE LIFE for!
WOMAN 2: LIES! the new health care balloon is more like the HINDENBURG! a GIANT FLAMING GASBAG OF DEATH FOR ALL AMERICANS! the END OF FREEDOM on our SHINING SHORES!
Panel 3: The two arguing women are now just yelling into each other’s faces.
WOMAN 1: LIFESAVER!
WOMAN 2: HINDENBURG!
WOMAN 1: BOON TO ALL!
WOMAN 2: SOCIALIST DEATHTRAP!
WOMAN 1: THE NEW NEW DEAL!
WOMAN 2: DEATH BY MANDATE!
Panel 4: A perfectly ordinary, normal-sized balloon has floated into the picture.
WOMAN 1 (Arms wide open, gesturing towards the balloon): It’s HERE! Isn’t it AWESOME?
WOMAN 2 (Fleeing in terror): AYIEE! THE NEW STALIN!
Woman in middle: Looks towards the viewer with a “you’ve got to be kidding me” expression on her face.
CAPTION: The Great Health Care Debate