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A.F. Branco’s 2014 Legal Insurrection Cartoons

A.F. Branco’s 2014 Legal Insurrection Cartoons

The year in ‘toons.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then consider 2014’s Branco cartoons an opus on the absurdities of big government and an out-of-control administration.

From the IRS scandal to the overbearing incompetence of the Obama Administration, and from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the war on cops, each cartoon from this year is a piece in the puzzle that was the political world of 2014.

Enjoy and share the mash up below, and remember to check every week for new Branco cartoons in 2015!


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Mr. Branco:

I had to stop the video. It flashes the cartoons too fast for me to be able to absorb all the material in them. And remember, I’ve seen them all at least one already.

The music is just distracting. That got turned off three seconds in.

This needs work, but your cartoons are, as always. wonderful.

I suspect the brevity of some of the cartoons was in order to match the video length to the music. I thought the music was great, by the way. Harry Connick Jr.?

    Love Harry Connick, Jr. By itself the music would be fine, but it’s a distraction when you’re trying to discern the meaning in something as subtle as a political cartoon–beyond my multitasking capabilities. I reached for the speakers to turn the sound off and then realized it wouldn’t help, due to the speed of the image changes.

    Not that I don’t appreciate Mr. Branco’s efforts. I do and want to make sure others do, too. This doesn’t seem to be the best way to accomplish that. A slideshow would have worked better, at least for me.

That’s. Perfect.

They demand unilateral laying down of arms on Israels part while they do nothing in return.

They demand recognition and a place at the conference table with demands already set in stone yet they refuse to acknowledge the right of Israel to exist nor will they refute their statements to that effect.

Stay strong Israel. You must not bend to the will of tyrants and murderers.

I have long thought that the Israelis have been much gentler in response to Palestinian provocation than merited, but I admired their decades-long attempt to prove they are not the enemy of their neighbors. This year, their restraint finally began to bear fruit.

This year, for the first time since I have been observing, Muslims openly criticized Hamas for its vicious and unreasonable behavior in starting this year’s war with Israel, in maximizing the damage to its own infrastructure and civilians, and its use of its own people as human shields.

In 2001, I watched the second tower go down in real time, and I heard a voice inside my head say “They cannot win this.” Since then, I have stopped watching CNN, and learned the difference between Iraq and Iran. I have also watched Israel cope with the same enemy that has declared war on us. By their actions, I see that faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us, and the greatest is love.

This is the year that the hearts and minds of Muslims turned toward Israel. It is not the beginning of the end, but it may be the end of the beginning of this war.

You, sir, are a genius. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. When we lose humor, we have lost our humanity.

I hope you have a very blessed New Year.