Thursday, November 16, 2006

Righty 'Toons

In case you haven't noticed, I like editorial cartoons. In a single glance a good cartoon can convey complex ideas that would take paragraphs to explain. And cartoons are a valuable tool to reach people who are otherwise very unlikely to engage in politics.

Usually I present cartoons with a left or centrist point of view, but there are a number of cartoonists, a few of them quite good, on the right side of the political spectrum. Their work represents a very different point of view, and I thought it would be interesting to show some examples because they give us a window into the conservative mind.

This set of cartoons is about the elections. The bitterness is obvious, but they express true and deep fears about the new direction America is going.

For more check out these sites:

http://cagle.msnbc.com/politicalcartoons/ (great site, not just righty cartoons)
http://rightoons.com/
http://townhall.com/Funnies/












2 comments:

proletariat said...

Russell,

I too like political cartoons. In particular, many at the turn of the last century (1910). The first one really stuck out for me. Like good satire its political meaning had some vagueness to it.

Was it that 'redneck' voter who lost the election even though the economy of good, terrorism is down. Reminds one of the recent rednecks lost the election leak thats been floating around.

But then there is another layer that is more obvious if you're familiar with the 1910 era cartoons. See this essay on this cartoon.

That first cartoon invokes a classic tension and elitism that makes particular sense this election cycle.

Where did you find that cartoon?

Russell Wallace said...

It's at http://www.townhall.com/Funnies/
cartoonist/GlennMcCoy