vendredi 30 décembre 2016

Caricature le chien aboie la caravane passe: situation en Syrie

Caricature d'ALEXANDR ZUDIN, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Theresa May pourrait dévier de la position de John Kerry sur Israël


L'influence de l'administration Obama s'atténue en fin de mandat...

 "The rare diplomatic spat between Britain and the United States, which was met with surprise by the State Department, highlighted the fast-collapsing influence of the lame-duck White House. It also pointed to a vast reordering of international affairs expected after Trump takes office in three weeks, as U.S. allies position themselves to curry favor in the new order.

The transatlantic split was particularly unexpected given that May’s government acted as a key broker between U.S. and Palestinian interests ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote last week to declare Israeli settlement construction “illegal.” British diplomats worked as go-betweens in shaping the measure to ensure that the language was acceptable to the United States, Britain’s Guardian and Israel’s Haaretz newspapers reported this week."

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/britains-leaderbreaks-with-kerrys-condemnation-of-israel/2016/12/30/33371564-ce97-11e6-a87f-b917067331bb_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_britainmay-1010a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.467a7147f69d

Caricature Oncle Sam et 2016: dur lendemain de veille

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Edward Snowden et Chelsea Manning demandent à Obama de les gracier


Snowden et Manning (ancien militaire) ont révélé des informations secrètes et ils demandent un pardon présidentiel au moment où Obama sanctionne la Russie pour le piratage informatique.

 "Lawyers who track Obama’s approach to clemency applications say all four — which also include retired Marine Corps Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright and former CIA officer John Kiriakou — face long odds in part because of intense attention to the dangers of hacking and the national security leaks that follow.

The fact that the requests don’t meet the usual Justice Department criteria and aren’t covered by the special initiative Obama set up to reduce the sentences of non-violent drug offenders sentenced to long terms in federal prison also make them more unlikely."

  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/obama-clemency-pardons-edward-snowden-chelsea-manning-requests-233053

Caricature mort du "clintonisme"


Pendant longtemps, trop longtemps à mon avis, le couple Clinton (Bill surtout) a dominé le Parti démocrate et décidé de l'agenda. Hillary vaincue, le parti peut désormais se réorienter.

 "Now Clinton’s time as the party’s Mr. Fix-It, and even as its “Explainer-in-Chief,” as Obama famously styled him, has ended for good. It will be left for someone in the next generation to build a new New Democratic coalition, one that can somehow rise above prevailing identity politics (much as Clinton did) to forge an interracial coalition of working-class voters who can carry the big swing states in the heart of the country that count in the Electoral College, and not just rack up a big popular vote advantage in the coastal cities. Whether that candidate is now as unknown as Barack Obama was just four years before he won the White House, or is hiding in plain sight in Congress or a statehouse or in a business on Wall Street or Main Street, the task will be the same as Bill Clinton’s was 25 years ago: to persuade the Democratic Party to stop making the same mistakes over and over and expecting a different result."

  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/hillary-clinton-2016-loss-democrats-214570

Caricature Obama en colère contre la russie

Caricature d'ARCADIO ESQUIVEL, COSTA RICA, CAGLECARTOONS.COM

Caricature cher Vladimir...

Caricature de FRANK HANSEN, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature Obamacare en panne?

Caricature de TIM EAGAN, DEEP COVER

Caricature Trump et Henri VIII

Caricature de DARYL CAGLE, CAGLECARTOONS.COM 

 Je ne suis pas certain que la comparaison tienne le coup, mais ils sont plusieurs à associer le Président élu au célèbre monarque. Pour étoffer la comparaison on mentionne le côté égocentrique, les multiples épouses ou la richesse.

jeudi 29 décembre 2016

Caricature O.N.U. et maintien de la paix...

Caricature de PARESH NATH, THE KHALEEJ TIMES, UAE

Sanctions américaines contre la Russie: l'action la plus dure depuis la fin de la guerre froide

Une décision de l'exécutif que le Président Trump pourrait annuler, mais le message est clair et les sanctions sérieuses. L'administration Obama promettait de bouger depuis un bon moment en réaction au piratage russe. Je m'explique difficilement comment Donald Trump peut balayer cette affaire du revers de la main. Plusieurs républicains importants ont appuyé la décision d'Obama, le jeu partisan se limitant à critiquer le délai entre le piratage et les sanctions.

 "The new measures include sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies, three companies that are believed to have provided support for government cyber operations, and four Russian cyber officials. The two agencies named are the GRU, Russia’s military spy service, and the FSB, the civilian spy agency that grew out of the KGB.

The administration has also ordered 35 Russian operatives to leave the United States and will shut down Russian-owned facilities on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and on Long Island in New York believed to have been used for intelligence purposes.

State Department spokesperson Mark C. Toner said the diplomatic retaliation was partly a response to Russian provocations against American personnel in Russia, including “arbitrary police stops, physical ­assault, and the broadcast on State TV of personal details about our personnel that put them at risk.”

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-administration-announces-measures-to-punish-russia-for-2016-election-interference/2016/12/29/311db9d6-cdde-11e6-a87f-b917067331bb_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_usrussiasanctions-230pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&tid=ptv_rellink&utm_term=.6e1ae740f39d

Caricature Carrie Fisher approuverait

Caricature de RANDY BISH, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature Trump et Netanyahou

Caricature de JIMMY MARGULIES, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature vivement 2017!

Caricature de BILL DAY, CAGLE CARTOONS

Caricature Debbie Reynolds et Carrie Fisher

Caricature de JEFF DARCY, CLEVELAND.COM 

 Allusion au rôle de Debbie Reynolds dans le film "Singing in the rain" (1952)

 

Caricature Carrie Fisher et John Glenn

Caricature de JEFF DARCY, CLEVELAND.COM

Caricature les chevaliers de la discorde

Caricature de JOEP BERTRAMS, THE NETHERLANDS

"Memo pour Donald Trump: il ne peut y avoir qu'un seul Président à la fois" (Washington Post)


La journaliste Ruth Marcus va de le sens de ce que j'affirmais dans ma chronique d'hier, on a rarement vu un Président élu intervenir aussi souvent pour commenter les décisions du Président sortant.

 "Obama and his aides have, rather gently, made the one-president point. After Trump took a phone call with the president of Taiwan, Obama observed: “Since there’s only one president at a time, my advice to him has been that before he starts having a lot of interactions with foreign governments other than the usual courtesy calls, that he should want to have his full team in place.”

Not only did the president-elect fail to heed the message — he bristled at it. With typical Trumpian gall, he managed to take umbrage at Obama’s conduct during the transition. “Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “Thought it was going to be a smooth transition — NOT!”

Trump’s definition of a smooth transition: one that goes entirely his way. So what were these “inflammatory” statements that set Trump off? Just about anything can trigger his wrath. Perhaps it was Obama, at Pearl Harbor with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, exhorting Americans to “resist the urge to turn inward” or “to demonize those who are different.” Perhaps it was Obama boasting he would have beaten Trump if allowed to run."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/memo-to-trump-there-can-be-only-one-president-at-a-time/2016/12/28/753b1406-cd39-11e6-a747-d03044780a02_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-c%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.b5ecb6ed37b2

Hitler fait vendre: une réplique de son bunker attire les touristes à Berlin


Un cas de conscience? Faut-il détruire ou reconstruire les vestiges de la présence d'Hitler en Allemagne et ailleurs?



http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/world/what-in-the-world/berlin-attraction-reveals-an-uneasy-phenomenon-hitler-sells.html?module=WatchingPortal&region=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=thumb_square&state=standard&contentPlacement=17&version=internal&contentCollection=www.nytimes.com&contentId=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2016%2F12%2F28%2Fworld%2Fwhat-in-the-world%2Fberlin-attraction-reveals-an-uneasy-phenomenon-hitler-sells.html&eventName=Watching-article-click

Donald, Ivanka et le népotisme: le point


L'avis d'un ancien expert de la Maison Blanche sur les questions d'éthique au sujet de la possibilité de confier un rôle à Ivanka Trump à la Maison Blanche. Vous aviez pensé au cas de Robert Kennedy et Hillary Clinton?


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/29/opinion/can-donald-trump-hire-ivanka-trump.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region&region=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region

Caricature Trump se prépare pour le nouvel an

Caricature de SEAN DELONAS, CAGLECARTOONS.COM

Obama n'aurait pas vaincu Trump (POLITICO)


Si je suis persuadé malgré tout qu'Obama aurait vaincu Donald Trump (l'exercice est futile, je l'admets), l'auteur de cet article, pourtant un progressiste, soulève plusieurs réserves pertinentes.

 Un extrait:

 "So who is right? Obama is only correct so long as you are talking about a majority of voters, who gave Hillary Clinton and her “Stronger Together” message a ringing endorsement. However, the Electoral College majority recoiled not only from her, but also from Obama’s implementation of his multicultural vision. Trump was able to flip six states Obama won in 2012, driving up white turnout while many of the minorities Clinton needed stayed home.

Obamacare looms large, despite the fact that it is one of the most tangible benefits Obama delivered to working-class Americans, regardless of race. Yet the reaction to the program was undoubtedly tinged with racism. Political scientist Michael Tesler uncovered in his book Post-Racial or Most-Racial?: Race and Politics in the Obama Era, that “racially resentful” whites were far more likely to support government-provided health insurance before Obama began his push for the Affordable Care Act in 2009. But once the president led the charge, Tesler found, many “Americans thought blacks would benefit more than whites.”

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/no-obama-probably-wouldnt-have-beaten-trump-214557

Caricature Obama et Netanyahou

Caricature de STEVE GREENBERG, FREELANCE, LOS ANGELES

mardi 27 décembre 2016

Caricature Donald Strangelove?

Caricature de SEAN DELONAS, CAGLECARTOONS.COM 

 Delonas rappelle le classique de Kubrick sorti en 1964 (Dr. Folamour pour la version française), satire de cette période de la guerre froide et du débat entourant le recours au nucléaire.

Pearl Harbor: Abe, Obama et l'ombre de Donald Trump


Le premier Ministre japonais Abe et le Président Obama se retrouvent à Pearl Harbor aujourd'hui pour les commémorations du 75e anniversaire de l'attaque japonaise qui allait provoquer l'entrée des troupes américaines dans la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale. Obama avait visité Hiroshima un peu plus tôt cette année et il espérait atténuer les tensions. Le contenu des gazouillis du nouveau Président américain risque de ruiner ses efforts.

 "But as the two leaders pay homage to the 2,403 Americans who died in the surprise Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941, the geopolitical backdrop for the event has been clouded by President-elect Donald Trump’s pugnacious and unpredictable foreign-policy pronouncements. During the campaign, Trump raised alarms in both countries when he questioned the value of the U.S. military’s basing agreements in Japan and suggested the island nation consider developing its own nuclear weapons.

Abe is set to become the first Japanese leader to take part in a ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial, which honors the American sailors and Marines who perished aboard the battleship 75 years ago. The trip, in the works before Trump’s election last month, is intended as a symbolic bookend to Obama’s visit in May to Hiroshima, where the United States deployed the world’s first atomic bomb."

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pearl-harbor-ceremony-punctuates-obama-effort-to-ease-tensions-trump-could-inflame/2016/12/26/81e12712-cb7d-11e6-a747-d03044780a02_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_pearlharbor-0646pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.9478464906a5

George Michael au-delà de la musique (New York Times)


Petit retour intéressant sur le contexte dans lequel George Michael s'est démarqué dans les années 1980. Je me souviens très bien que les jeunes hommes que nous étions à cette époque commentait plus le "caractère homosexuel" du chanteur que la qualité de sa musique.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/arts/music/george-michael-death-appraisal.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=mini-moth&region=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below

Les Nations Unies un "country club"?


Les Nations Unies un simple club où on se rassemble pour passer du bon temps selon le Président élu Donald Trump? Il réagissait à la résolution qui condamnait les colonies d'Israël dans les Territoires palestiniens occupés. Si la sortie intempestive de Trump étonne, il y a tout de même matière à critiquer le travail de l'ONU depuis quelques années.

 "The United Nations has come under fire for years from critics on both the right and the left. Conservatives have attacked it for infringing on individual nations’ sovereignty as well as wasting resources, while many developing nations argue that most major decisions remain dominated by a handful of countries that were influential when the United Nations was established decades ago.

In recent years, some of its peacekeeping troops have been repeatedly accused of raping civilians they were sent to protect, and this August the office of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon formally acknowledged that Nepali peacekeepers sent by the United Nations to Haiti six years ago inadvertently introduced an outbreak of cholera there, even as U.N. officials maintained they have legal immunity in connection to the epidemic. The disease killed thousands of Haitians in the wake of a devastating earthquake."

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/12/26/trump-calls-u-n-just-a-club-for-people-to-have-a-good-time/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumpun-0950pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.40bed9a9a1d7

Obama croit qu'il aurait battu Trump



Pour ce que ça vaut (comme la candidature était impossible, il s'agit plus d'un jeu que d'une véritable réflexion), je crois également que Barack Obama aurait vaincu Trump. Son bilan se défend sur bien des points et il n'a pas la réputation sulfureuse du couple Clinton pour lui nuire. Obama avance que l'équipe d'Hillary a peut-être freiné trop tôt en pensant que la victoire était dans le sac, je crois plutôt qu'on a sous-estimé la frustration des électeurs et les nombreuses réserves au sujet de Bill et Hillary qui ont toujours maintenu un flou autour de sujets importants. Vous aurez deviné que Donald Trump de son côté assure qu'il aurait vaincu le président sortant.

 "Obama stressed his admiration for Clinton and said she had been the victim of unfair attacks. But, as he has in other exit interviews, Obama insisted that her defeat was not a rejection of the eight years of his presidency. To the contrary, he argued that he had put together a winning coalition that stretched across the country but that the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign had failed to follow through on it.

 “I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it — I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” the president said.

“See, I think the issue was less that Democrats have somehow abandoned the white working class, I think that's nonsense,” Obama said. “Look, the Affordable Care Act benefits a huge number of Trump voters. There are a lot of folks in places like West Virginia or Kentucky who didn't vote for Hillary, didn't vote for me, but are being helped by this . . . The problem is, is that we're not there on the ground communicating not only the dry policy aspects of this, but that we care about these communities, that we're bleeding for these communities.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/12/26/president-obama-says-he-would-have-beaten-trump-if-i-had-run-again/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_pp-obama-125pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.fdf8821f4d3c

Caricature sur la route pour la période des fêtes: évolution...

Caricature de JOE HELLER, GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE

Caricature Trump et les résolutions du nouvel an

Caricature de DAVE GRANLUND, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature George Michael

Caricature de BOB ENGLEHART, CAGLECARTOONS.COM

Caricature Trump et les armes nucléaires

Caricature de JIMMY MARGULIES, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

samedi 24 décembre 2016

vendredi 23 décembre 2016

Obama mauvais pour les Démocrates?


Plusieurs observateurs, commentateurs et analystes ont débuté leur bilan de l'administration Obama. Au-delà des succès et des échecs de son administration, les deux auteurs de ce texte avancent que son parti a essuyé un recul pendant les huit dernières années.


https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6889669901833866910#editor/target=post;postID=1181732758113546644;onPublishedMenu=template;onClosedMenu=template;postNum=0;src=link

Caricature Obama quitte bientôt...

Caricature de JIMMY MARGULIES, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM

Caricature Noël et la nativité chez les Trump

Caricature de JOS COLLIGNON, POLITICALCARTOONS.COM 

 Les Rois mages étaient des représentants de compagnies pétrolìères? Les Rois mages et les "royautés"?