September 6th, 2013 – Obama and the Thin Red Line.
Sep 6th, 2013 by Rob Smith, Jr.



November 2nd, 2010 – The Day After!
Nov 2nd, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.


Everyone is nervous about the outcome of the election.

Click here to see the recording of me inking the artwork.

August 3, 2010 – Pelosi Swamped
Aug 3rd, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.


As this bubbles up, Pelosi and friends are in trouble.

July 20th, 2010 – Digging up the Past.
Jul 21st, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.


What will Obama do in just a few years when the next President points fingers at HIS Presidency?????

This cartoon is a collaborative effort between Ken Culotta and myself. I was going to label the grave diggers Rahm Emanuel and David Azelrod and then decided not to. Someone e-mailed me that they thought I had dressed Obama as Lincoln. Nope, I was thinking more of an 1800s undertaker.

April 30, 2010 – White House Reserved Parking
Jun 4th, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.


April 23, 2010 – Obama’s Economic View
Jun 4th, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.


April 20, 2010 – Trusting Government
Jun 4th, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.


March 16, 2010 – The King could turn Lame Duck early…
Mar 24th, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.


No health care = Massive losses in November for Democrats and Obama suddenly becomes less welcome at Democrat fund-raising opportunities. Obama can’t have that happen. Appearances are his entire stock and trade. So Pelosi will have to keep her track record in tack and get this through and save Obama from having to figure out what to do if ha can’t hit the campaign circuit.

I was having a bad day when I went at this and basically botched it. While drawing on UStream, viewer Jared Sloger flagged me on the original cartoon, thank goodness. I trashed the first and re-approached the subject very quickly and knocked out the pencil and ink of above. Thanks, Jared!

Below is the stream for the cartoon above:

Below is the first attempt. Please excuse all of my frustration.

January 29, 2010 – Florida’s Train to Nowhere!
Jan 30th, 2010 by Rob Smith, Jr.


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I’ve been involved on all sides of the train issue for some 20 years. In that time I’ve seen a drive towards getting one thing, and one thing only, built – Consultants bank accounts. Here in Florida we seem too apt to repeat the disaster of 100 years of Everglades cleanup. Millions and millions of dollars to people who claim to be working on solutions and the most that is produced is 100s of pages of “solutions” and very little work for the money.

This time it’s BILLIONS of tax payer dollars for something that the polls consistently show the people want but the people won’t ride. My argument, from the very first time I heard of this when I worked in government, was let the private sector pay for this. I learned early on that they won’t from their very employees, who stated they can’t build it because they know this can’t make money.

So the lowly taxpayers get stuck with a worthless project that will bleed them dry and probably will never see a train built.

What’s interesting about the “Orlando” to “Tampa” route Obama is touting is that so little work has been done for that proposed route. Most of the effort and money has been put into a trail that goes from western Volusia County to western Orange County. More reason to need to blow away more taxpayers dough!

I could go on. This is a financial disaster that will never meet its expectations. 1 million riders is a conservative estimate of ridership. Dade County’s MetroRail would love to see that number in 5 years. And they’re in a more congested area.

The cartoon is an amalgam of ideas from Ken Culotta, Sally Baptiste and Mark Duren.

September 15th, 2009 – Ready to Go!
Sep 16th, 2009 by Rob Smith, Jr.


I can’t believe this guy is STILL campaigning. He and his staff saw himself on the ropes. Their vacation was cooking up ways to bring the public back to him. So it’s back to the campaign trail. This is a classic political mistake that will fail as it has in the past. Typical of someone and their staff that don’t get politics and think this is a popularity contest. Knowing just the last couple decades of history would have dissuaded them from this move. Oh, well, another President to learn a lesson.

Taylor and Jacob return for a second week.

I’ve been missing pencils lately because I’ve been inking directly on the pencils. Since the medical incident in mid-August I’ve found myself with less time and not using a separate sheet to ink.

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