This week there were a number of easy targets for the talented cartoonists, including Elon Musk, Kyrsten Sinema, Kevin McCarthy, the former guy, and more. The cartoonists picked up those balls and ran with them and, as usual, our friend TokyoSand over at Political Charge was in line to catch them! Thank you, TS!!!
How ironic that the deeper we get into the holiday season, the more the news is covering the antics of incredibly selfish people. Check out how editorial cartoonists covered the likes of Kyrsten Sinema, Trump, and Elon Musk.
It’s been a rather crazy week … but then, this is a rather crazy world we live in, isn’t it? The crazier it gets, the more material the political cartoonists have to work with, and they haven’t let an opportunity slip this week. I just wish I had a teensy portion of the talent they have to say so much with few or no words. Our friend TokyoSand over at Political Charge has, as she always does, gone out and found some of the very best ones for our enjoyment. Here are just a few, but be sure to click the link at the bottom to see all the rest! Thank you, TS!!!
It was a very bad week for Republicans and Trump. Here’s how editorial cartoonists covered some of the biggest political news stories of the week. You can enjoy more of each cartoonist’s work by clicking on their hyperlinked name.
I don’t want to write about Elon Musk/Twitter, don’t want to write about Kanye West & Nick Fuentes, don’t want to write about Kevin McCarthy or the Georgia runoffs … in short, I think I’m on ‘bad news’ overload. Lucky for me it’s Saturday and I can count on TokyoSand over at Political Charge to have spent time finding the best of the week’s political ‘toons for us! Thank you once again, TS!!!
Per TokyoSand …
Honestly, I really don’t want to talk about what’s been trending all week on social media. I hate that we’re living in a world where Nazis are a regular part of the conversation. Alas, editorial cartoonists react to the the news of the hour, and so here we are. Here’s some of the most effective cartoons I saw this week.
My mind seems not to have yet recovered from the Thanksgiving holiday and I can’t even seem to figure out what day of the week it is, much less put fingers to keyboard to write a reasonably coherent post. But that’s okay — fortunately the cartoonists have my back and are as sharp as ever! Our friend TokyoSand is also right on top of things and has searched the world over via the internet to find the best of the best. Needless to say, Elon Musk heads the list of things that go ‘bump’ in the night, but there are plenty of others, as well. So, without further ado, heeeeeeeeere’s TokyoSand …
As a heavy Twitter user for the past 6+ years, forgive me for all the cartoons about Twitter. It has been an important place to share news and opinions, and it’s hard to watch it overrun with trolls, especially its CEO. But there was other political news, which you’ll find covered below.…
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared TokyoSand’s weekly collection of political cartoons, so I thought this week would be a good time to share them with you. Care to take any guesses as to what the main topic on the cartoonists’ collective mind was this week? Yep, the U.S. elections and that ‘red wave’ that so many had pinned their hopes on but that failed to materialize. Now that most of us have breathed a faint sigh of relief, we can have a few laughs over it. Thank you, TS, for finding the best cartoons for us this week!
Despite the Republican Party and most of the media buying into the prediction of a red wave, it never materialized on Election Night. In fact, this is the first time since 1936 that the sitting president’s party didn’t lose a single state legislative chamber in a midterms! For all of you who voted, this is what you made happen. Enjoy!
That last one is my FAVOURITE!!! Be sure to check out all the rest of the cartoons over at Political Charge!
I’ve opined enough for one week and my poor brain needs a rest, so let’s hop over to TokyoSand’s Political Charge where she has uncovered the best of the political cartoons from the past week! Thank you, TS … much appreciated!!!
As I struggled with motivation, or rather a lack thereof, this morning, I thought perhaps this would be a good time to visit TokyoSand over at Political Charge and see if she had done her usual posting of the week’s best political ‘toons. Sure enough, I was not disappointed! Naturally, the main topic of the week was Herschel Walker’s utterly ludicrous campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate … I’m so sick of hearing his name that if I never hear it again it will be too soon. But other topics vied for space as well, such as Hurricane Ian, women fighting for their rights in Iran, Vladimir Putin’s failing war against Ukraine, the Supreme Court and more. Thank you, T.S., for bringing us the best of the best each week!
Polls, polls, polls!!! Everybody (myself included) is glued to the various polls, especially those with the most obnoxious candidates, such as Herschel Walker, Mehmet Oz, J.D. Vance, Doug Mastriano, etc. Remember 2016 … the polls indicated that Hillary Clinton was a shoo-in. Need I say more? One problem with polls vs outcome is that anybody and everybody can respond to a poll, but not anybody and everybody can or will vote. Easy enough to tell that telephone pollster that you’re planning to vote for Mark Kelly, but it requires a bit more effort to actually cast a vote. Another problem, of course, is who is polled. It doesn’t pay to look at any specific poll, but rather look at an aggregate of the most historically reliable polls, and you might get a pretty good idea of how the nation is leaning, but you still won’t really know how many of those polled will actually make it to the polls!
Our friend TokyoSand over at Political Charge posted about this earlier today, and I thought her words well worth sharing. Thank you, TS!!!
The Midterms Are Becoming More Clear
In the last week or so, I’ve read probably two dozen articles or essays about what will happen in the midterms in just over 30 days. And there is finally a consensus, if you can believe it. This is what it is …
Well, friends, I’ve managed to get another ‘temporary ban’ from Twitter today! Why, you ask? Because in response to an idiotic tweet by Matt Gaetz praising the conspiracy theorist Kari Lake, I replied …
“The best thing that could happen would be for Kari Lake to go jump in a lake … and stay there. And then, if you could join her, and take Margie Greene and Lauren Boebert with you … that would be a great start!”
Twitter claimed I was “encouraging suicide”, so I’ve been banned for 12 hours. Oh well … I’m not exactly shedding tears or losing sleep over it. Actually, I’m rather glad someone actually noticed what I said for a change!
On to bigger and better things. Our friend TokyoSand over at Political Charge has a post this morning that I hope you’ll take a minute to read … she begins …
In this country, we see evidence every day that David Frum was right when he said, “If conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they won’t abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy.”
But it isn’t only in this country … the picture is much bigger than just the U.S., as could be seen yesterday with the election in Italy of a Mussolini-style fascist Prime Minister. Please do read Do We Still Care About Democracy?
And along those same lines, this morning our friend Roger sent me a cartoon … a Disney cartoon of an all-time favourite story, Chicken Little. But this version is a bit different than the one you may remember from your childhood. Please do watch it … and then take a deep breath and do what TokyoSand suggests and get ready to fill out that ballot!
My thanks to both TokyoSand and Roger for their contributions today. Let’s hope people around the globe wake up before it’s too late.
As always, TokyoSand over at Political Charge has found the best cartoons from the past week, and as usual, I am a few days late in re-blogging her post! This week’s biggest story was the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and I know from following Clay Jones’ blog, just how difficult it was to do a political cartoon that showed the respect we all had for her. Second in line was Steve Bannon’s arrest, which was a big deal here in the U.S., probably not so much across the pond. Below is a sampling from TokyoSand’s post … be sure to click the link at the bottom to see the entire collection! Thank you, TS!
Here in the U.S., our news was dominated by Bannon turning himself in and other MAGA acting like dangerous dorks, whereas the U.K. dealt with the loss of their longest reigning monarch.