Brodner’s Cartoon du Jour: Best and Worst of Last Night

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Here are some of my best and worst moments from last night’s State of the Union.

Worst:

1- Obama’s giving away the store on NEW NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS and CLEAN COAL technology, which is an oxymoron (perhaps requiring Oxy-clean). Was that necessary to advocate for climate legislation? Uchhh.

2- Bipartisan veneers, in the face of mud thrown at him for 365 days straight. I wonder if he’s heard about this.

Best:

1- The great moment when he got everyone on their feet cheering: “Jobs must be the focus of 2010.” And a second later, with all the Republicans (noticeably John Boehner) applauding: “…and that is why I am calling for a new jobs bill tonight.” Swift.

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2- Ending the idiotic “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

3- The picture of one of the bandits in bedsheets, Alito, surrounded by a president, Congress, and American people clearly condemning their disastrous decision on corporate campaigning, mouthing, “It’s not true.” Not quite a Wilson, but we still caught it.

You Lie!

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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