Term Paper: Political Cartoons

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Political Cartoon Analysis

This cartoon is attempting to show that people are blaming Obama for the BP oil spill fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico, and hence, his poll numbers are down. This cartoon symbolizes the frustration of the people who think Obama has not done enough in to fight the oil spill and begin to penalize BP for its negligence. The cartoon also shows that despite what Obama and his administration have done to try and distract from the spill, the event and the subsequent environmental impact have begun to affect him politically, even though it wasn't his fault personally. The cartoon also reminds the viewer hat Obama is likely having to really overcome the background noise that has been generated by the spill in order to accomplish anything as a leader. Much of the world's focus has turned o the spill, and other issues are not being addressed in a way that is prudent and fair. Perhaps the artist is also alluding to the fact that Obama himself is a bit disappointed in the public for tying the BP spill to his own responsibilities and actions as commander in chief.

I disagree with this cartoon because I don't think that Obama's poll numbers were critically affected by the spill itself. I feel as though Obama's inaction, or lack of decisiveness have led to people… [END OF PREVIEW]

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