Tea Party Comics

Editorial cartoonist Ward Sutton gave the Boston Globe‘s comics page a tea-party-friendly makeover; “There’s a growing concern among a certain segment of the country that the comics page is out of step with mainstream values.” Check out the patriotic versions of strips such as Calvin and Hobbes:

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    So is this cartoon PRO- or ANTI- Tea Bagger? All good art is laced with a healthy dose of ambiguity.

    • nick__nick

      anti

      • Hadrian999

        but will tea baggers be able to tell?

        • Liam_McGonagle

          Good point. They seem to feel that Sarah Palin is some sort of genius. I’d personally say something more like “idiot savant”.

          • Hadrian999

            i have tea bag family members, it’s equal parts troubling and entertaining.

          • Marssuit

            That is interesting. It makes me proud that no one in my known family is a tea bagger.

        • nick__nick

          They will. I got a definite sneer of stereotyping from those comics. Punchlines a little too “dumbed down” so to speak. I laughed out of sheer delight of how brilliantly these were done.

  • Anonymous

    So is this cartoon PRO- or ANTI- Tea Bagger? All good art is laced with a healthy dose of ambiguity.

  • Anonymous

    anti

  • Hadrian999

    but will tea baggers be able to tell?

  • TheWrongStuff

    I have actually met Tea Party members. This joke is way too inteligent. Perhaps a video of someone shaking car keys.

  • TheWrongStuff

    I have actually met Tea Party members. This joke is way too inteligent. Perhaps a video of someone shaking car keys.

  • Anonymous

    Good point. They seem to feel that Sarah Palin is some sort of genius. I’d personally say something more like “idiot savant”.

  • Hadrian999

    i have tea bag family members, it’s equal parts troubling and entertaining.

  • Marssuit

    That is interesting. It makes me proud that no one in my known family is a tea bagger.

  • Anonymous

    They will. I got a definite sneer of stereotyping from those comics. Punchlines a little too “dumbed down” so to speak. I laughed out of sheer delight of how brilliantly these were done.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Actually…they might be better off investing in communication by pantomime…most of their fans are a cool minute from being pre-lingual as it is.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Actually…they might be better off investing in communication by pantomime…most of their fans are a cool minute from being pre-lingual as it is.

  • loki

    As much as this could be making fun of tea baggers, Calvin and Hobbes was a badass comic, it shouldnt even be related to anything as stupid as the tea party.

  • loki

    As much as this could be making fun of tea baggers, Calvin and Hobbes was a badass comic, it shouldnt even be related to anything as stupid as the tea party.

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