Ted Rall for May 23, 2009
Calling for an end to polarization. National healer Barack Obama says it's time for Americans to initiate a new era of understanding. (Barack Obama: Only one small letter separates the torturer and the torturee.) Why shouldn't pro-lifers who see abortion as murder get along with pro-choicers who think unborn babies are lumps of protoplasm? (Woman: I love you, enslaver of women!) (Man: And I you, murderess slut!) Gays and those who think gays shouldn't be allowed to live (much less marry) can find common ground. (Man 2: You wanna kill me? Who am I to argue?) (Man 3: My buttocks are oddly tingly.) Unemployed? Try to see things from a CEO's perspective. (Man 4: Take my last $5 and invest it. (Man 5: Not unless it's tax-free!) As the great healer says: "let the $#@ healing begin!"