President Franklin Roosevelt was often the target of critics and praise-makers both before and after Pearl Harbor.
The editorial page of the nation's newspapers and magazines routinely carried stories and editorial cartoons, either lauding the President for providing inspiration and leadership to a depression weary and beleaguered country; or - roundly criticizing him for his mishandling of various Democratic Party administration programs.
One FDR supporter, cartoonist Daniel Bishop, regularly featured the "Doom and Gloom Boys", two characters representing prevailing public and political viewpoints of the anti-Roosevelt factions of the day. Bishop's characters took a pro-Roosevelt stance and the "Doom and Gloom Boys" was his way of pointing out his opinion regarding the faulty thinking of Roosevelt's detractors.
The cartoon shown here (click on picture for larger 77,108 byte image) ran shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor.