The Democracy Scam



This cartoon is based on a Democracy Corps survey of Republicans:

“They think they face a victorious Democratic Party that is intent on expanding government to increase dependency and therefore electoral support. It starts with food stamps and unemployment benefits; expands further if you legalize the illegals; but insuring the uninsured dramatically grows those dependent on government. They believe this is an electoral strategy — not just a political ideology or economic philosophy. If Obamacare happens, the Republican Party may be lost, in their view.”

It’s an incredibly cynical view, reducing any laws that have significantly improved Americans’ quality of life to mere political gamesmanship. It calls the very notion of democracy into question.

Don’t forget to vote Nov. 5!



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  • Susan Montgomery

    Remember that pesky little thing called the US Constitution? You know, the one which sharply defines – and limits – the role and powers of government and the people? Show me the limited and clearly defined power given the federal government to give people “whatever they need” and gives them the right to take such things from others to give to the needy.

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.

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