Cartoon: Parkland Potshots

Over the past couple weeks, the right has been grasping at ever more ridiculous krazy straws in its efforts to smear the Parkland school shooting survivors calling for modest gun control reform. Rick Santorum laughably suggested that the students stop looking to others to solve their problem and do something useful like take CPR classes. Laura Ingraham gratuitously mocked student David Hogg for “whining” about not getting into the colleges he applied to. Frank Stallone tweeted that Hogg was, among other things, a “rich little bitch” deserving a “sucker punch” and a “bitch slap.” He also called him “Hogg (breath)” (yes, he went there). Ted Nugent called them “mushy-brained children” who have no soul, which is actually a mild-mannered statement as far as Nuge-speak goes. A recent widely-shared RedState article begged the students’ parents to step in and put a stop to their “bloated sense of entitlement.” The list goes on, but all these bile spewers have accomplished is demonstrating how ludicrous and extreme the right has become.


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  • Alan Barta

    Kettle versus pot, what conservatives do is describe themselves: entitled bitches who lack any empathy. But they’re forced to feed their 24/7 agitprop machine, Fox News, like a huge dog that eats everyone out of house and home.

  • Alan Barta

    Sorry to have to say, but you’ve got the easiest job on the planet: exposing endless lunacy in today’s society. Focusing on one topic at a time is the hardest part. Ever on point, you’ve hit a wonderful stride and make a weekly highlight for me. Never miss an installment.

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.