Why are we so MAD?
As Seen in the Bookstore…
by Gabe Berman
Gabe is a freelance writer for the Miami Herald and author of Live Like a Fruit Fly
Our beloved Alfred E. Neuman is the latest to jump on the anti-Obama bandwagon.
There he is on the front cover of this month’s MAD magazine proudly sporting an I “HEART” OBAMA t-shirt. However, art imitates life andAlfred scribbled ‘ED’ next to the heart indicating that he once loved our president,but no longer does.
“We’re writing off Obama,” is what it says on MAD’s website, but there’s no mention of why anywhere in the publication. Once again, art imitates life. Why have his poll numbers plummeted? Aside from the birthers, teabaggers, ultra-rich and racists, no one truly knows why they’re mad at President Obama but it’s obviously in vogue so they’ll follow along like lemmings.
We voted for change and bizarrely seem to be itching to regress to the dark doldrums of the status quo.
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