Hillary Is Progressive


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There’s a really stupid argument right now in Campaign 2016 and it’s between the two most qualified for the presidency.

No, it’s not Trump angry at Ted Cruz for telling Iowa voters Ben Carson was withdrawing before they voted. It’s not Chris Christie calling Marco Rubio the “Bubble Boy.” It’s not even Jeb Bush pleading with his audience to clap.

It’s between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Bernie says Hillary isn’t really progressive and Hillary thinks that’s a personal attack. First, it’s not a personal attack. You’re ugly, you like Ted Cruz, you bought “The Art of The Deal,” you love Nickelback, those are personal attacks.

We’re arguing over labels now? I mean labels other than “socialist” that Republicans believe means communism. Hillary has claimed in the past she’s moderate. Now she wants people to know she’s progressive. Bernie says you can’t be both. Can you? I would have to spend a lot of time thinking about where you draw the line.

You can be progressive on a lot of issues and still think trickle-down works. You can be a liberal and want voucher schools. You can be a conservative and believe gays should be free to marry (which is actually a conservative position when you really think about it).

I don’t care about those labels. I want to know the issues. Do you believe in universal health care? Free college? Wars paid with tax cuts? Barring Muslims from entering the country? The separation of Church and State? Labels Schmabels.

These two candidates need to define who is the candidate that believes in “progress” for this nation and to prevent (here’s a few labels) the racist, xenophobic, bigoted, regressive policies of the Republicans from taking this nation backwards.

I am not lampooning Hillary Clinton because I’m a Bernie Sanders supporter. I haven’t made up my mind between the two of them. There’s a lot of animosity between Sanders’ and Clinton’s supporters and I’m not a part of that and don’t intend to jump in.

This is the first cartoon I’ve drawn this week that’s not disgusting by featuring political sex, vomit, or Ted Cruz. Are you proud of me? I had to draw this cartoon now because my next cartoon might feature a little bondage action. You’ve been warned.

I drew Flo about 40 times. That was a lot of erasing and I almost destroyed my paper doing it. She has a lot of features in a limited amount of space. I looked at photos of her and then I looked at caricatures of her. The way other people draw doesn’t work for me so I went back to the photos. I finally got one down I could live with and I don’t think the way I drew her is indicative of my usual style. Now that it’s done, I like it better than I did before. I’ll hate it tomorrow.

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3 comments

  1. I think it’s reasonable to suggest that one can be a moderate progressive. Whether or not that’s an accurate description of Hillary is a fair question, but I suspect her argument would be that her moderation makes possible greater success than Bernie’s leftism. Not sure I buy that either. Anyway, I just hope these two don’t burn each other down, because the alternatives are genuinely frightening.

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  2. Have to say that I was delighted that Hillary and Bernie didn’t indulge in the squabbling that the other party’s candidates did. It seemed that one could even choose the other as a running mate regardless of who won. Do you suppose it was just exhaustion that caused the breakdown of control? Hopefully it won’t happen again! Anyway, they still have a long way to go to beat Trump and cronies at that game!
    P.S. I like Flo, Clay! She’s recognizable and has character and charm!

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