TOM THE DANCING BUG: Can Obama navigate budget battles and science fiction references in "STAR SE-TREK-STER"?

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Captain Obama must navigate tense budget battles and tricky science fiction references in an exciting episode of "STAR SE-TREK-STER."

By Ruben Bolling

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Published 8:32 am Wed, Mar 6, 2013

45 Responses to “TOM THE DANCING BUG: Can Obama navigate budget battles and science fiction references in "STAR SE-TREK-STER"?”

  1. mindysan33 says:

    What? No Doctor Who? 

  2. NelC says:

    What, no Battlestar Galactica?

  3. SamSam says:

    How did no one see the downside of having the “threat” of the sequester being a Teapartier’s wet dream?

    I guess Obama really thought the cuts on the Pentagon would be the Republican’s sticking point, but the moment Obama started panicking and talking about how terrible the Pentagon cuts were going to be, it was obvious that he had realized that the Republicans were perfectly happy to stomach those cuts to further their “starve the beast” idea.

    Worst negotiation strategy ever.

    • Les Hutchins says:

       Yeah, really.  ‘Let’s propose a solution where you can get everything you really want and will be able to blame any possible downsides on me!’

      I really see Obama as more of a Spock, perplexed by Tea Party emotions.

      • TheMadLibrarian says:

         Especially since almost everything that has been recently proposed has been 99% illogical.

  4. Tim Knight says:

    Obama has no intention of trying some kind of Star Wars mind meld, you know!

  5. Ruben Bolling says:

    What?  No SeaQuest DSV?!!

  6. bzishi says:

    Am I the only one that is bothered that Obama is wearing the rank insignia of a commander and not a captain?

  7. Preston Sturges says:

    No Terminator? 

  8. Preston Sturges says:

    I like Biden Spock!

    “Captain, scanners indicate a BFD.”

  9. Michael Ellis Day says:

    Pleased to see the Romulan uniform is correctly drawn as the original series version and not some later film or tv update.

    But what’s this?  Bolling has the “captain” wearing a lower officer’s blue sash instead of a captain’s red sash, as clearly seen in “Balance of Terror” and “The Enterprise Incident”!  For shame, sir, for shame!

  10. Navin_Johnson says:

    Obama gets to feign a sad while compromising his way into the neoliberal austerity that both Republicans and Democrats (and their wealthy leash holders) have wanted all along. How many more times does he have to put up the wimpiest fight imaginable and then compromise down to what Republicans wanted all along until “Changey” liberals realize that this is what many Democrats want too….

  11. To be fair, Biden would obviously be McCoy in this scenario (grumpy, older, a little less polished).

    • StCredZero says:

      If any democrat is like Spock, it’s Obama. Have Bill Clinton as Kirk. Paint a certain former intern green. 

      • Preston Sturges says:

        FTW! Clinton had Kirk’s hair and would sleep with anything with a pulse.

        I have an old Spy magazine superhero comic book insert.  Clinton wore an Evil Knievel jump suit with sax and cape, Hillary was the  asskicking babe in a red body stocking, Barbara Bush had a rolling pin and a bad attiude (“The Hearthkeeper”) and Al Gore was an anthropomorphic tree (“The Wooden Wonder”)

    • Allen says:

       …and Obama could be the more logical, less emotional Spock; and the American people could the Captain. But, the planet is America, so that wouldn’t exactly work I guess.

  12. Brainspore says:

    Those Republicans will stop at nothing to take Obama down. It’s like he’s Sarah Connor and the GOP is Robocop.

  13. GregS says:

    Am I the only one to notice that in the final panel Harry Potter looks like Kurt Godel?

  14. The obvious answer for every right (wing) thinking person: God. No, not the auburn-colored jello from DS9. We need a Q.

  15. MattAtDoyle says:

    To insanity, AND BEYOND!

  16. Gulliver says:

    @ Antinous

    Sadly, no one will get this extremely obscure reference.

    Danger, Will Robinson, danger!

    No One

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      You win one extra spaceship level that only appeared in a single episode.

  17. darlon ripley says:

    Elementary, my dear Antinous.  This refers to Forbidden Planet’s unseen and overwhelming monster from the Dr.’s conscient-conshun-continenc–uh brain.