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Friday, November 16, 2018

Republican Moderates’ Dilemma — Leave GOP Or Go Native

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

If there was one place where the moderate Republican could make a brave last stand, it was at the Metropolitan Republican Club on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. New York County (Manhattan) was one of the few counties outside Ohio to prefer John Kasich over Trump in the 2016 primaries.

The club was home base for John Lindsay, the legendary liberal Republican mayor of the 1960s. Michael Bloomberg was a member when he was elected mayor in 2001. (He’s now a Democrat.) The club’s past speakers tended toward the likes of Jeb Bush and foes of the estate tax.…

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GOP’s ‘Politically Correct’ Indignation Is Rank Hypocrisy

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Conservatives were completely outraged last week after “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson mocked then-candidate — now Congressman-elect — Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) for wearing an eye patch as the result of an injury he sustained as a military service member.

Davidson, in a series of jokes about midterm candidates, said Crenshaw looked like “a hit man in a porno movie.” He added: “Sorry. I know he lost his eye in war or whatever.”

The National Republican Congression Committee condemned the joke, saying: “Pete Davidson and NBC should immediately apologize to Dan, and to the millions of veterans and military families who tune in every weekend — because they’re not laughing.” Fox News’ Laura Ingraham lashed out, saying of Davidson on Twitter: “How long do you think this ‘comic’ & the writer responsible for this disgrace would last in @us_navyseals training?”

It wasn’t just Crenshaw’s Republican allies who were upset about the tasteless joke.…

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Danziger: A High-Pitched Whine

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.