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!