Let’s hope that my year-end animation for next year does not include a scene showing President Trump’s electoral victory. It’s been a full year, even when you get past thewall-to-wall Donald Trump coverage. Much of the year has been sadly repetitive. (See: police shootings, terrorism, mass shootings, ISIS.)Read More
Try as I might to not fan the flames of the Trump publicity machine, I just could not stand by when the leading Republican candidate for president announced his intention to ban Muslims from entering the United States. It was probably just a coincidence, but Trump made his announcement just as a new poll showed Ted Cruz pulling ahead in Iowa.Read More
Now is the time of year all the kids learn how to draw the gaggle of Republican presidential candidate-turkeys! From Civil War buff, Donald Trump, to hammer-throw surgeon, Ben Carson, the field of GOP candidates is in full gobble. This would all be a welcome, entertaining relief from the real problems of the world if there wasn’t a chance one of these candidates might actually become president of the United States.
But don’t just worry about the most obvious Trumpian silliness, pay attention to the other turkeys who are in the pockets of billionaires and wear faux-populist cloaks. As a cartoonist, this is an ideal field of candidates, one that shows our offerings have pleased the Cartoon Gods. (The old, what’s-good-for-satirists-is-bad-for-citizens paradox.)
Don’t be fooled by the “serious” candidates who will no doubt emerge in the weeks to come, they all have severe turkey feathers in their wardrobe— and candidates who fall by the wayside are already on their way to Fox News pundit gigs. Happy Thanksgiving, and be sure to dig deeper into the links behind the cartoon!