Regarding A. Cuda's letter ("Enjoying Change?" July 21), I didn't realize the editorial page was part of the comics section.
It was hilarious for Mr. Cuda to suggest that "the Obama administration's intrusions into our life are unprecedented," as if he never heard of the Patriot Act (passed under George W. Bush and the Republicans), or the various and many abuses and violations of our civil liberties that law begat.
His statement about "the so-called bailouts of the banking, insurance and auto industries" was also a humorous attempt to blame the current administration for the policies of Bush and his Republican appointees Henry Paulson and Ben Bernanke, which gave away hundreds of billions of dollars to those institutions before Barack Obama was even elected.
I doubled over laughing at his repeating the word "socialism," as if the repetition of the word makes it fact.
Certainly, the coup de grace was his closing statement about not even mentioning "government-run health care." His assertion of "what a mess that would be" had me laughing so hard it hurt ... a pain my current HMO wouldn't cover because it's a "pre-existing condition." I'm certainly much more comfortable with an HMO bureaucrat in a cubicle denying my health-care coverage, than any government official in a cubicle doing the same thing!
And I couldn't fail to chuckle when Mr. Cuda complains about the current administration, but offers nothing substantive or positive to help fix this mess.
Kudos, Mr. Cuda. Thanks for the laugh!