Un-American Invasion

Much of the rhetoric the Trump administration uses to describe immigrants applies more to themselves than anyone else. There is an invasion going on — an extremist movement of authoritarian plutocrats using racism to take down our most basic democratic institutions. I thought it would be enlightening to use their own language against them. Notice that I am depicting Republican politicians and their associates, not the rank and file — because many of those people are simply being lied to by Fox. They’re living in an alternate reality, and in many ways are being victimized themselves.

The drawing of Michael Cohen in the first panel is based on the meeting he had with several mafia-esque characters while he was supposed to be in court. If you missed that, here’s the footage set to the Sopranos theme song.


  • ACounter

    The graph in the second cell resembles the graph entitled “Cumulative Increases in Health Insurance Premiums, Workers’ Contributions to Premiums, Inflation, and Workers’ Earnings, 2000-2010” in a Kaiser Family Foundation report here: https://www.kff.org/report-section/health-care-costs-a-primer-2012-report/.

    In that graph, the top line is insurance premiums; the second-from-the-bottom line (just above inflation) is the workers’ earnings line. In 2010 the cumulative increase in earnings was 36%; the cumulative increase in health insurance premiums was 147%. Of course, premiums have risen since 2010.

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.