The Sorensen Monologues

Archive for June 22nd, 2023

Bipartisan Reflections

Every line in the third panel was taken from something that was actually said in response to the Trump indictment. In a now infamous tweet, Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins ominously stated, “This is a perimeter probe from the oppressors. Hold. rPOTUS has this. Buckle up. 1/50K know your bridges. Rock steady calm. That is all.” The term 1/50k is a reference to military maps, and in this context “know your bridges” seems to be about seizing infrastructure in a civil war-like scenario. 

Also via the same Huffpo article, Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona tweeted ”We have now reached a war phase. Eye for an eye.” Fox host and longtime Trump propagandist Mark Levin stated “It is a war on the Republican Party. And it is a war on the republic…”

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Jen Sorensen is a cartoonist for Daily Kos, The Nation, In These Times, Politico and other publications throughout the US. She received the 2023 Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning from the National Press Foundation, and is a recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. She is also a Pulitzer Finalist.



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