McNaughton also very helpfully explains his stupid symbolism. I did wonder why the soldier in the red beret was crapping and eating at the same time. The tool tip explained that he was celebrating the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” by eating a piece of gay wedding cake. But Dale? What in the fuck is this thing trying to say? I understand the Dale is very angry about the Benghazi cover up. But what do really big onions have to do with it?
And is it me or does this cartoon convey the opposite of what it wants to convey? Obamacare has you covered. It has killed the Unaffordable.
What? I don’t even. . .
Pick one of Dale’s pieces and 'splain it to me, please-- and don’t cop out by typing “angry and confused” over and over again.
… and ipecac suggests she vomits to stay skinny. elucidator’s interpretation is spot on.
The toe tag business is meant to suggest either that Obamacare is dead on arrival, because it’s unaffordable, or that Obamacare will result in deaths because there won’t be adequate funds. Works either way.
The tableau is a grab bag of far right grievances, jammed into one picture. Like most far right resentment, it’s really a frustration with the compromises and complexities of life in an advanced industrial society. Life would be easier to take if there were simple villains and heroes, without explanations that required big words and subtle distinctions. Civilization and its discontents. Obama personifies this because he’s a Democrat, an Ivy Leaguer who uses 20 dollar words, and *he’s black. *
The Obama/Biden picture refers to the Rose Garden speech. Article of faith among the far right that Obama told heinous lies here. So, the garden yields onions, not roses. Something smells bad. The bonus resentment is Michelle telling everyone to eat healthy, and exercise, exemplified by her garden and pro-gardening activism.
This guy has a certain amount of talent as a draftsman, but he’s just not very smart. He’s angry because he’s perplexed by a world that’s beyond his comprehension. Somebody, somehow, has fucked him over and it’s got to be Obama’s fault.
I’m not going to lie, I’d like this one framed. I really like the Art Deco look of it. It’s nicely done. Then you see the message and it’s just so . . . dumb. It’s nice looking and hilarious. Then you realize he’s dead serious, well, times the hilarity multiplies!