There are several gags at work in this cartoon.

The main, overarching theme is a comparison between the GOP’s relationship with the Tea Baggers, and the Reagan Administration’s relationship with the Mujahideen. In both cases, the former joined forces with the latter to battle a common enemy (the Democrats, and the Soviets, respectively). We all know how arming the Mujahideen turned out for America, and in much the same way, the Tea Baggers now appear to be turning on the GOP.

There’s also a reference to Reagan’s belief in the supernatural. A guy I know by the name of Tony Caroselli deserves credit for reminding me of this, because I was going in a slightly different direction with this cartoon before, and I think that reference helped the whole thing come together much better than it would have otherwise.

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By » Iron Patriot (May 24th, 2010 at 5:01 pm)

Hehehe. We’ve got a ‘bagger candidate running for Senate here in Nevada. One of her recent commercials actually took the time to highlight a truck, ala Scott Brown, while citing Joe the Plumber as a supporter. The saddest part? She actually took the lead over her fellow Republicans in a recent poll. Can you say “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”?

By » Jonathan (July 13th, 2010 at 11:05 am)

Plus, there’s a thinly veiled cheap shot @ Reagan’s Alzheimers. Kudos!

This is kinda eerie in retrospect, considering the accusations (now discredited) that Palin may have instigated Jared Lee Loughner with her website’s “hit list.”

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