Wow, Varvel’s been into Henry’s shrooms and Tailgunner Joe McCarthy’s old rhetoric. #justPaynestupid
This might be what Varvel sees through the dingleberries on his butt!
Like Varvel makes so much money being a lame duck cartoonist he has to worry about any of this.
“Identity politics” – read as: “civil rights”. So, not actually a bad thing.
Speaking of things that aren’t actually bad…“progressivism”, “green new deal”…
Mr. Varvel is projecting again…
We’ll have to pry fascism out of the GOP’s cold, dead hands
So, lets take this apart.
Fascism: Asking people to wear masks to slow a pandemic is fascist, but arresting or killing POC and terrorizing voters is not?
Socialism: is anyone suggesting the community control the means of production, distribution and exchange? No.
Communism: Is anyone advocating a class war leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs? No. In fact, if you believe the right, the democrats are suggesting paying everyone for doing nothing. Make up your minds.
Green New Deal: Yes, god forbid we work to save the planet. And at what cost? More jobs, cleaner air and water, a healthier planet. But, what about the oil industry? We will always need petroleum for some things, they just don’t get to be the world-controlling, war starting monopoly anymore. Boo-hoo.
Identity Politics: Really? I mean really? The party of us against them has the cajones to bring up identity politics? They literally have no other platform than: be scared of the other, they are coming for your stuff. Xenophobia and nationalism are identity politics, not equal rights for all.
“Facism”? Varvel has some unique ideas, but that’s a new one.
Another lying right wing cartoon.
Technically only right wingers are fascists.
Communism is only in ignorant Putin loving right wing minds.
Varvel should represent himself as the lying variant.
Wow Gary, great one illustrating so much of what is wrong with the Democrat left while using the virus as a political tool to maintain control of the populace. At least in blue states.
The above two comments are unpaid political statements presented to you by Qanon.
Biden = Socialism? That’s a stretch Varvel. I don’t think you really believe that.
Press is also a virus. Infected with bias and short on facts & legitimate sources.
Is anyone working on a vaccine for Varvel, Ramirez and others of that (ugh) ilk?
The biggest threat of all is uncontrolled Capitalism.
I think that a lot of working-class people who support Republicans do so because while not rich, they hope one day to become rich. They think that by supporting conservatives, they are acting in their future self-interest. Yet in many cases, their hope of doing so lies in winning the Lottery.
On the other hand, the current “socialist” policies of the democrats offer (at least young) working class with more opportunities for building wealth than do the tired nostrums of yesteryear. For example, the green new deal would open up all kinds of opportunities for people to start new businesses like becoming a rooftop solar installer. An industry like this would be decentralized and open to a large number of entrepreneurs. Further, the skills needed could be learned in a two year college or trade school, the tuition for which could be free.
Medicare for All is socialist. Public schools, roads, mail service, etc are socialist. Anything the government does to serve the people is socialist. Socialism is a scary word for Republicans. It is necessary for Republicans to use scary words to convince their base that they should remain loyal, because if they actually understood that they are voting against their own best interests they wouldn’t be Republicans. They have been taught that socialism is scary. 1%er owned news outlets have been telling them so for about 40 years now. So, if they are told someone is socialist, they don’t educate themselves to find out exactly what they are supposed to be afraid of. It’s a pretty shaky system and it’s amazing that people have fallen for it long enough for the country be in the condition it is, but they have.
Varvel forgot to add variants for Hitler, Stalin, and Satan.
Great opinion toon!
Gary Varvel has got to be the stupidest “cartoonist” in the universe!
Hey, that’s not Trumps face in the fascist germ, and do you notice that moron MAGA Varvel is more worried about socialism than he is about FASCISM, how did these folks get so divorced from reality and common sense?
I see that Varvel has his usual four obligatory far right pinheads cheering him on.
Gary, draw about 580,000 of those and label them all ‘tRump’. You must strive for accuracy.
Republican Virus = Trumpianity
This cartoon is a Trump variant.