I drew this cartoon after the RNC released a series of “Hipster Republican” ads. Here’s one of them, if you managed to avoid them:
I’m sure the DNC will release an equally laughable attempt to appear cool as the midterm elections start to heat up.
Massive cuts to SNAP recently went into effect, exacerbating the country’s already tragic hunger problem. Since the poor don’t make campaign contributions, the GOP couldn’t give a shit. When sequestration threatened to make air travel inconvenient for themselves and their donors, politicians from both sides rushed to exempt the FAA from the cuts.
Hunger is a year-round issue, but if the holiday season is making you feel exceptionally generous, consider donating to your local food bank. If you’re in my neck of the woods, the Greater Boston Food Bank helps many local families.
North Carolina passed an expansive voter suppression bill last week. Other states began moving forward with their own bills immediately after the Roberts’ Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in June. They claim it’s to stop voter fraud, but when there are other verifiable, more pressing problems with our elections, it’s a convenient excuse to disenfranchise minorities and the poor.
This isn’t new; many GOP-led states tried the same shenanigans during the 2012 election, but were often stopped by the now extinct preclearance conditions in the VRA. It’s the hail Mary pass of a party that knows it has lost minorities and the young and has no idea to win national elections any more.