This Week’s Cartoon: “Protest Pointers With Eric Cantor”

I wasn’t sure which aspect of Cantor’s comments, made at the Values Voter Summit in Washington DC, was more troubling: the hypocritical dissing of Occupy Wall Street protesters in language that could very well apply to the Tea Party, or the more general pooh-poohing of street protest in the age of Citizens United. When you have a Supreme Court that considers unfettered corporate cash to be “free speech” every bit as much as a protest sign scrawled with a Sharpie on a piece of torn cardboard, ordinary Americans are up against some tough competition in the political expression department. Maybe we could funnel money to fly-by-night front groups like the big boys if only we had decent-paying jobs. Until then, Mr. Cantor, I suppose we’ll just have to be uncivilized.

On a purely artistic note, this was my first time drawing Cantor’s bony skull-face. I knew this day was coming, and I’m pretty happy with how it came out. He and Rudy Giuliani should have a skull-face face-off. Not sure how that would work exactly, but I’d rather not think about it too hard.

For more on Cantor’s ties to the financial industry (among other things, his wife was a VP at Goldman Sachs), check out this WaPo article.


  • Justin

    Giuliani and Cantor should take the places of Travolta and Cage in the movie Face/Off. That’s how the face-off would go.

  • Matt

    Rick Scott out skull-faces them both. Nothing like a good three-way.

  • Matt

    I think I just grossed myself out.

  • Maynard

    To change the subject, you could switch to a blank-look contest. But then how could anyone compete with Michele Bachmann? And if you made it a Reagan hairdo bake-off, who could beat Rick Perry?

  • Bill

    The Repub candidates this year really do seem like they are having a “They Live” formaldehyde-face look-alike contest. Those evil, ball-bearing-like eyes and acid-dunked complexions set underneath those… haircuts, or whatever they are.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.