Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for December 01, 2013
Aide: Sir? Hostage takers on line two. Barack Obama: Already? Aide: They may be trying to avoid the holidays. Barack Obama: Good morning, White House. Phone: We're serious this time! Barack Obama: Who's calling, please? Phone: Thirty extremists from gerrymandered districts... we're going to take the economy hostage again, and we'll destroy it if we don't get what we want! Barack Obama: But the last time you tried that, the economy bled $24 billion and you got nothing. Phone: That was just a warning! We mean business now! Barack Obama: I see. Please hold. I'm transferring you. Phone: No, wait! Operator: You've reached Obamacare. One moment. All lines are down. Please try again later.