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Trump and the Courts

Update 12/11/20 5:30pm: The Supreme Court just dismissed the Texas lawsuit. Good for them.

President Trump has been losing his lawsuits to overturn the election results. One last try is a desperate suit by the embattled Texas Attorney General, joined by Republican states and, as I’m posting this, 126 Republican congressmen. The Supreme Court is expected to decline to hear this latest atrocious lawsuit very soon, and that is the reason for my cartoon today – I’m anticipating a reasonable response from the Supreme Court.

I was flipping through my oldies and I found this SCOTUS gavel cartoon I drew back in 2000, showing Al Gore taking it on the head when the Supreme Court intervened to decide the election for George W. Bush. It seems like an appropriate image for today, presuming the court doesn’t make electoral trouble again.

Today I put Trump into that twenty year old drawing.  Here’s the sketch.

 

I like drawing losers getting bashed with the gavel – sometimes the losers are sympathetic. Here is the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down gay marriage back in 2009.

Here are the four, gavel waving conservative justices of the Supreme Court, back in 2013, when I thought they were about to ban gay marriage again – they surprised me and did the right thing that time.

We can’t ever be sure that the courts will do the right thing, but most of the time they do. Gotta hope for the best.


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Wisconsin Trips-up Trump?

What? I drew a cartoon with Trump losing Wisconsin – before we know if he wins or loses in Wisconsin? When there are major elections we typically get cartoons in advance that anticipate the outcome of the contests. If Trump loses Wisconsin tonight, editors will have this one in the can, ready for tomorrow morning’s paper on short notice. If Trump does well in Wisconsin, this cartoon goes to waste.

Want to see me draw this one in real time? Check out the YouTube video below. This cartoon turned out to be about the Donald’s hair, without my really intending to do that, but it was fun. I need to look for windy gags for Trump.

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“Gotcha” Questions for Scott Walker

I get lots of e-mails with the same message, like this one from little Johnny in Nashville, who writes, “Dear Mr. Cagle, Please explain your cartoon to me. My paper is due tomorrow.”

I hate having to explain myself. So does Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker.

Walker doesn’t like “gotcha” questions from the media. When a reporter asks a politician a question, and knows that an honest answer would be an answer that many people won’t like hearing, that is a “gotcha” question. Walker has been clumsy while learning to avoid “gotcha” questions.

I drew a cartoon showing a reporter interviewing Walker.

Reporter asks, “Gays?”

Walker says, “I don’t wanna answer that.” Walker thinks, “Homos are so nasty.”

Reporter then asks, “Evolution?”

Walker says, “I won’t answer.” Walker thinks, “This liberal ape doesn’t know that evolution is only a ‘theory’.”

Reporter asks, “Do you think Obama is a Christian?”

Walker says, “I never asked him.” Walker thinks, “I never asked that liberal, Muslim, Kenyan atheist.”

Journalists must be accurate and report the exact words a politician says. My job is better. As an editorial cartoonist, I have the freedom to put any words into the mouths of politicians that I want; I can even choose to put any thoughts into their brains.

Republican candidates must pander to the basest of their conservative base, especially in the presidential primaries. My worry is that politicians really believe the blather that they spew. I would like to hear honest answers to the “gotcha” questions.

The problem with avoiding “gotcha” questions is that I’m left with the impression that Walker really believes the knuckle-dragging nonsense that I write into his thought bubbles.

An even bigger problem is that cartoons are not so funny when they are explained.

Sorry, Johnny.

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Scott Walker Interview

Scott Walker Interview © Daryl Cagle,CagleCartoons.com,Scott Walker, Wisconsin, Governor, presidential, campaign, president, media, press, newspaper, interview, evolution, theory, gay, homosexual, Barack Obama, Christian, religion, conservative, Rep

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Scott Walker Interview

Scott Walker Interview © Daryl Cagle,CagleCartoons.com,Scott Walker, Wisconsin, Governor, presidential, campaign, president, media, press, newspaper, interview, evolution, theory, gay, homosexual, Barack Obama, Christian, religion, conservative, Republican

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Best Political Cartoons of the Week

Every Friday, we collect the best political cartoons of the week and stuff them into one big, glorious slideshow.

So just relax and catch up on a week’s worth of news with our Best Cartoons of the Week slideshow.

Chris Weyant / The Hill (click to launch slideshow)
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Scott Walker the Champ

Scott Walker the Champ © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Scott Walker,recall,election,governor,Wisconsin,boxing,blood

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Walker Wins, Labor Loses

In a hotly-contested recall election, Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker easily prevailed over his democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, 53 percent to 46 percent. Walker’s popularity may have been on the decline, but according to polling numbers, he benefited greatly from the fact that many Wisconsin voters didn’t think the premise of last night’s recall was legitimate.

Here what some of our cartoonists think about Walker’s victory…

David Fitzsimmons / Arizona Daily Star (click to view more cartoons by Fitzsimmons)
Eric Allie / PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Allie)
Bill Day / PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Day)
Dave Granlund / PoliticalCartoons.com (click to view more cartoons by Granlund)
Chris Weyant / The Hill (click to view more cartoons by Weyant)
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I Hate Unions

I Hate Unions Color © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,union, public employees, Wisconsin, Ohio, Walker, Kasich, Republicans, elephants, TEACHERS, EDUCATION, SCHOOLS

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GOP Union Steamroller

GOP Union Steamroller © Daryl Cagle,MSNBC.com,Union,teacher,school,education,Wisconsin,Public Employees,Republicans,Steamroller,union busting,Scott Walker

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Conservative Wisconsin Cartoon: Fair or Foul?

Our talented conservative cartoonist, Eric Allie, drew a cartoon yesterday about the protests in Wisconsin that seems to have touched the nerve among our readers. In the cartoon, featured below, Allie recast the fight going on in Wisconsin, making the public sector union the behemoth, while making the average taxpayers as “the evil greedy corporate monster.”

Wisconsin Public Unions
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Here’s a sample of some of the comments we received about the cartoon:

VickySP: “I am a public sector worker and I couldn’t disagree more. I took a paycut to take this job almost 15 yrs ago. Not only did I never get back to my pre-public sector pay, I’ve taken pay cuts for the past several years that have put me even lower than when I started. Why do I stay in this job? I took it originally for the job security and benefits – I have family obligations. I’m still there because of the family obligations and the lack of any local job opportunities in my field. Not all public sector unions are the same. Not all are “Goliath”. Look at the facts before you make assumptions.”

Brian Mitchell: “Wonder who the Bankers’ & Stockbrokers’ Association gets to do its corporate cartoons? Sell-out.”

Hhvision: “No wonder cartooning is a dying industry. With a perspective like Mr. Allie’s, it should have passed away years ago.”

David Bruce: “Accurate depiction despite all the marketing spin to the contrary.”

Ron Evry: “I hope the lady in the picture packed her kid’s knapsack with plenty of Brawnyâ„¢ Paper Towels. The hundreds of millions the Governor just gave the Koch Brothers might not be enough for them…”

Steve Berlin: “Considering taxpayers don’t pay for Union pension, once again Conservatives are crying how that mean ol’ David is picking on poor old Goliath.”

Justin Jones: “Wow, what a completely stupid, uninformed, and tone-deaf cartoon.”

Alexander Thorburn Hoffman: “Perfect cartoon. Union thugs vs the people who actually have to pay their salary.”

What do you think about the cartoon: Fair or Foul? Leave your comments below.