Thanks Obama

Illustration by Casey Babb
Written by T. LeMonde

For this week’s post to Trump le Monde, artist Casey Babb submitted an illustration he describes as a “double entendre” of sorts. 

Although the “Thanks Obama” meme is typically used in jest, to jokingly put blame on the Obama Administration for any and all inconveniences, more than 3 years into his administration, Trump seems to be incapable of picking up on the sarcasm.  

It seems that whenever a critique of the Trump presidency arises, or they’re met with push-back, the name “Obama” is sure to echo through the White House halls. And although, in some respects, the blame is warranted, it comes off as obsessive and infantile, like a preschooler learning how to take responsibility. 

But even though this incessant blame game has grown tiresome, it wouldn’t be fair to think that the Obama Administration is without its share of scandals and international, domestic and moral crimes.  

By allowing the banks and handful of people who caused the recession of 2008 to continue making billions of dollars while stealing the homes of over 5 million families, sending the majority of American jobs overseas, starting 5 wars while continuing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, popularizing the use of drone bombs, removing Habeas Corpus from the Magna Carta, and wearing that truly ABYSMAL tan suit, it is clear that Obama played a large role in laying down the foundation for this dystopian presidency, and the ever-increasing wealth of the 1%. 

It’s almost as if politicians don’t work for the general public. 

It’s almost as if it’s not worth choosing sides. 

My head hurts. 

Double entendre, indeed! 

Instagram: @breaking_babb
Portfolio: www.breakingbabb.com

Took the Words Right Outta My Mouth

Illustration by Scott Shields
Written by T. LeMonde

The names given to diseases and viruses can be such a mouthful.  

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)? 

Coronaviruse disease (COVID-19)?  

Who the hell has time to say THOSE?  

The American population needs answers quick! People are frightened for their lives, and the last thing they want to do is listen to a blithering idiot sound out these unnecessarily long names. A short (and albeit catchy) name will do just fine, and although we tend to agree with the nicknames Trump bestows upon people (e.g. Mini Mike), viruses don’t seem to be his forte. 

A viruses’ alternative name should not promote a racist agenda, or further disinform the population by perpetuating the idea that only people of Asian descent can contract this disease. Instead, it should calm the nerves of a public that is on the edge of the (proverbial) cliff.  

And that’s why, we here at Trump le Monde, Inc. have brought you a list of proposed nicknames that are guaranteed to entice, while not hurting anybody’s feelings.  

Enjoy! 

  1. Prickly B-Ball 
  2. CorporateGreedElbowSneeze 
  3. Gamer’s Delight 
  4. March Break 
  5. Cave Dwella’, Goodbye Fella’ 
  6. Microbial Hackysack 
  7. CoughyNoCream 
  8. Anything Other Than “Chinese Virus” 

Please feel free to use any of these non-discriminatory nicknames throughout your daily corona-themed discussions, and if you come up with any of your own, let us know in the comment section! 

 

*A little about the image: Another image from the vaults, originally published to Trump le Monde on December 20th of 2017, when resident artist, Scott Shields, was still using pen and ink. It was a different, healthier(???) time, but this image still seems to apply to today. 

Outta the Park

Illustration by Scott Shields
Written by T. LeMonde

A haiku, in response to the acquittal:

Donald acquitted.
Batting average; gone up through
No skill of their own.


On this Eve of Trump le Monde’s renewal, we’d like to take a moment to thank you, our readers (if you exist), for coming back every week.

We try to bring you only the “best” in political and satirical commentary, and honestly, we’re quite happy with what this project has become over the year. We can only hope that you are, too!

Anyways,

As you may know, a lot of stuff happened last week in American politics, and we here at Trump le Monde, Inc. are trying our best to catch up. Luckily, nothing TOO important happened this week, so we’ve been able to keep with our “post once a week” schedule.

There was, however, the recent New Hampshire caucus, in which the establishment proved yet again that it would ABSOLUTELY hate a Bernie nomination. But drawing the same illustration over and over again seems redundant, so let’s just pretend “Iowa Part 2” is about every 2020 caucus. Here’s a great video by Kim Iversen about New Hampshire though.