You’re right, my friend. People who want vaccine would be masked. The cartoonist wanted to show the desperation on people’s faces, and that would have been a lot harder with masks.
May Steve Kelley hoped to be chosen to make the official presidential portrait.
Do you hear the Fascists Whine?
(With apologies to Les Miserables)
Do you hear the Fascists whine?
Whinging a song of guilty men?
“The coup was not our fault,
and we won’t do it e’er again!”
When the beating of police
Echoes the beating of a drum
There is a coup about to start
When tomorrow comes!
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Is the world of 1646
The world you long to see?
Then join in a coup
That will end Democracy!
and we won’t do it e’er again!
So we bleat of unity
While we deny our lying crimes
Spew “what-abouts” and wait
For a new Trump and ‘better times’
And dream of a coup
that will end Democracy!
Some of the terrorists who attacked democracy a week ago were saying that it was ‘1776’.
For those who didn’t pay attention in school:
In 1776 George Washington fought to end unaccountable authoritarian government.
The terrorists of January 6, 2021 were fighting to install authoritarian government.
Republicans like Trump, Cruz, Gaetz, Nunes, Jim Jordan, Louis Gohmert, are standing on the backs of the poor and the working people. Those republicans don’t care how many suffer, how many die, as long as they are the ones on top.
Gerrymandering, closing polling stations, moving polling places to the most difficult locations possible. Documented Republican actions. Payne is projecting.
How will it feel, Mr. Payne, when your drawings are used to illustrate articles and books on the history of the propaganda of authoritarianism ?
We’ll know the Republicans who are serious about healing America. They’ll be the ones who put as much effort and persistence into investigating Trump as Republicans put into investigating ‘Benghazi’.
When the Republicans say that we must not prosecute Trump in order to heal the nation, I will respond that when you want to heal someone of cancer, you have to remove it, radiate it, use chemotherapy, not ignore it.
When Republicans talk about bipartisanship, I will tell them to join in the effort to return to the rule of law, support of the Constitution, and pass and enforce legislation that will benefit the mass of the people of America, rather than the wealthy and the corporations.
Trump and his enablers must be investigated thoroughly, and if indicated, prosecuted. Where crimes are proven, they must be punished. Trump and his associates must be held accountable.
The Republicans did not support impeachment in 2019, despite evidence of crimes. The result is that Trump and his associates were emboldened, and tried to seize power, ending democracy.