Skip to comments.The Essence of Government, as Captured by Cartoons
Posted on 11/23/2013 6:21:38 AM PST by Kaslin
I greatly admire the way some political cartoonists are able to effectively capture the essence of an issue.
And when it comes to government, Ive always enjoyed the cartoons that portray the state as a blundering, often-malicious, overweight nitwit. You can see some of my favorite examples here,here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
But I dont recall ever seeing a cartoon that manages to illustrate the real nature of politics.
Until now, that is. Enjoy this Glenn McCoy cartoon, which cleverly shows the attitude of Washingtons ruling class when confronted by ordinary citizens who band together to defend themselves from predatory politicians.
Glenn McCoy, by the way, had a very respectable showing in my poll allowing readers to pick their favorite political cartoonist. His top cartoon, on media bias, is funny on several levels.
Sticking with the topic of government, lets also enjoy a Steve Kelley cartoon that was published back during the shutdown fight (which was the source of a lot of good humor). The cartoon is a bit dated, of course, but the business as usual line gives it an everlasting appeal.
Needless to say, the disastrous unveiling of Obamacare basically confirms the cartoons message, so its hard to know where satire ends and reality begins. Its almost as if Obama is a Manchurian candidate. Except instead of being a socialist plant, as some conspiracy-minded conservatives seem to think, hes actually a closeted libertarian whos brilliantly waging a campaign to convince people to distrust big government!
Maybe I accidentally stumbled onto something when I joked back in 2010 that the Libertarian Party was going to name Obama its Man of the Year.
All joking aside, this poster has a very serious message, just like the above cartoons, and I encourage people to share it widely.
Several gun stores have pictures of Obama as Salesman of the Year.
Ammunition salesman of the century is more like it.
Nonsense. He doesn't care if we hate big government. In fact, he might get some glee out of it as he shoves it down our throats.
See# 8 on the list