My wife inspired this gag in conversation. That’s fun for me when I’m talking to somebody and they say something that makes me think of a cartoon. When somebody says to me, “Hey, here’s an idea for a cartoon,” I brace myself because it never works out. On the other hand, an honest conversation about politics or life in general is sometimes a gold mine. I’ve gotten ideas like that from family, friends, strangers and TV shows. All I can say is keep it coming everybody. I don’t
Suck up to him; praise his great genius, his handsome visage, his beautiful blond hair. Flatter him constantly, his business and political skills, his charming family, his taste in ties. Tell him how beautiful his daughter is and don’t spare the compliments about his two sons. Praise his choice of a beautiful wife. Tell him his golf game is superb, unbeatable. Now, do this eight times a day.
Time to clean out the idea box. It’s near the end of the year and I don’t want good ideas to languish in the corners. This cartoon should’ve been drawn when I first thought of it when Al Franken made his resignation speech, but I was focused on teaching my class. Oh well, better late than never. And I really like drawing Big Al.
The Republican Party is collapsing just as I predicted it would back in 2016. It lost its core political values many years ago when Ronald Reagan invited the religious extremists a seat at the table. Others trace it back past Nixon and the Republican “Southern Strategy.” Today, it’s collapsing not only from extremist religion, but also hate, racism, fear, misogyny, homophobia and xenophobia. Those are not the political values a party can grow and prosper on, not in the modern