Two Very Good Political Cartoons
March 28, 2012 by Dan Mitchell
I’ve recently become a fan of Lisa Benson’s cartoons (see here, here and here), and this may be her best piece of work.
My only quibble is that there should be an elephant somewhere on the wagon since Schwarzenegger also was a big spender.
I’m also a big fan of the work of Michael Ramirez work (see here, here, here, here,here, and here), and he has a new cartoon about Paul Ryan’s plan for Medicare reform.
What makes this cartoon especially biting is that Ryan’s current plan isn’t quite as good as the one he proposed last year, but that isn’t stopping demagogues from complaining.
Which raises a good issue. If you’re going to be viciously demagogued regardless of whether you solve 5 percent of a problem or 100 percent of a problem, why not go all the way?
Maybe I’ll call this “Mitchell’s Don’t-Cross-a-Canyon-in-Two-Leaps Principle,” to complement “Mitchell’s Law” and “Mitchell’s Golden Rule.”