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GOP Bless Us, Everyone

GOP Bless Us, Everyone

I considered a few other ideas for a Christmas-themed cartoon on roughly this topic, and while some of them were probably a little less cliche, they didn’t seem as interesting to me. I hope any shortcomings this cartoon has in the idea department are made up for by the drawing, and the facial expressions, especially.

People have been comparing Newt Gingrich to Ebenezer Scrooge ever since he began calling for the repeal of child labor laws some weeks ago. Indeed, I did a few sketches along those lines, since few (if any) other cartoonists had illustrated this comparison. But, considering how Gingrich’s campaign came back from the dead following Herman Cain’s implosion, I thought there might be something in a comparison to Jacob Marley, instead.

Of course, Marley was aware of and regretted his own past failings, whereas Gingrich seems to revel in his. I’m not quite sure of my choice of specifics to highlight in the cartoon–”ego” and “bigotry” don’t appear to be failings in the eyes of the Republican fringe, after all.

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4 Responses to “GOP Bless Us, Everyone”

By » F. Murray Rumpelstiltskin (December 25th, 2011 at 2:37 pm)

I don’t understand why it’s so blue.

I saw it and immediately thought “Blue? Why is it blue?” Moments later “I still don’t get it. Why is it blue???” and after that “Well, I give up. I can’t solve the mystery” then I thought “And blue is a really weird choice. Blue is a democratic color. Newt is no Democrat.”

The ghost of Jacob Marley’s usually depicted as kind of bluish, isn’t he??

By » LagomorphMan (December 27th, 2011 at 9:36 am)

Yeah, I got that, too. Ghosts in popular culture are often blue in general, anyway.

Also, yes, the facial expressions are what makes this.

By » Burt Reynolds (December 27th, 2011 at 11:34 am)

It’s immediately obvious he’s blue because he’s a ghost and that’s what color ghosts are usually portrayed as.

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