This Week’s Cartoon: The Circle of Stupidity, Scott Walker Edition

As the daughter of public schoolteachers, I can no longer stand to even look at Scott Walker’s guppy face. I’m sorry he’s still around.

You would think at some point, conservatives would wake up to the fact that workers can’t buy stuff without money. I mean, you can’t keep stomping the crap out of the middle class and expect awesome economic growth. That’s magical thinking — a phenomenon not uncommon among Republicans, granted.


  • PostPunkMonk

    Not quite. They stomp the crap out of the American middle class and are looking for middle class populations elsewhere to buy their widgets. Win/win for our owners.

  • Roger Bloyce

    The circle of stupidity applies to lots of other problems now facing dotty old Uncle Sam. To name just one: If you call bombing civilians in a vast area of the world controlled by tribal chieftains a “war,” it can only creates more enemies — whole cities of them — so naturally, the best thing to do is start more “wars.”

  • Roger Bloyce

    Note to Leon Panetta: Since you are first American to make a military career jump from First Lieutenant to Secretary of Defense, perhaps you need to be informed that America’s current military foes do not actually run the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan, so they are not likely to stand on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise in top hats and tails and hand over their swords. They are not going to surrender for the simple reason that they are not fighting a war. They are part of a world-wide revolution against the very sort of domination that you are attempting to impose, and your drone air strikes on unarmed civilians in those two countries constitute the greatest incitement to revolution the world has ever known.

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.