Sunday, November 06, 2011

A Cartoon With All the Right Details

There is a rather brilliant cartoon in this week's Economist, although it is followed by a less realistic cartoon (below) and the article it accompanies is replete with leftist condescension and phrases such as "a radical budget plan drawn up by Paul Ryan", "a merciless purge", "recklessness", "its rigidity on taxes", "anti-tax ideologues", and "Obstructive, reckless, extreme, willing to dismantle the whole edifice of the New Deal", all the while speaking of "Mr Obama’s bad luck".

As for the David Parkins cartoon, it has a red elephant teapot, ridden by the Republican candidates, pouring scalding tea over a hapless donkey.