I know it's just satire, but the cartoon Barack's attitude seems to be one taken by Governments and politicians everywhere. It's my opinion that Mr Obama gets away with it a lot more because many people (at least here) seem to think he's charismatic and "nice". But then Australian politicians are neither of those things and our citizens take the bullshit as truth. The number of votes says so. Fear is a powerful incentive to believe anything and trust anyone. What can you do?