Saturday, April 23, 2016

The New Yorker Laughs At Trump


For John, BLUFHumor is everywhere.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



The 25 April 2016 issue of The New Yorker, like all issues, if filled with great cartoons.  However, this issue may be unique.

After starting out with a blurb by Ms Jelani Cobb, about how no one can figure why Working Class folks keep voting against their interests and go Republican, we find, slowly, that except for the Caption Contest on Page 104, all the cartoons are about Candidate Donald Trump.

One of the best is a sketch of the Swearing in Ceremony, with Mr Trump saying "…and will to the best of my ability, which is terrific ability, by the way.  Everyone agrees, I have fantastic ability.  Somthere's no problem with my ability, believe me…."  And Ivanka and John Roberts are looking on.  A great cartoon.

Just more free publicity.  Today, in Facebook, was a different cartoon from The New Yorker, one with Moses listing the plagues to Pharoah, ending with "…and an American Presidential Election."

Regards  —  Cliff

  What that really says is that people like Ms Cobb haven't yet figured out that Bernie aside, the Democrats are in the pocket of Wall Street.  Not the grass roots Progressives, but the Democrats.  People like Ms Clinton.
  I wonder if this has ever happened before, in the history of The New Yorker?

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