Near the end of every election, political cartoonists will draw cartoons saying, “Thank God we won’t see any more campaign ads.” Some of the cartoonists who draw these are my friends and people I respect, and I have probably drawn these in the past myself, but I hate them. It’s generic and they kinda both-sides everything. Not all campaign ads are created equal.
I get that one reason they do it is because you have to stop drawing on the election before the election if you draw for newspapers, and you need something else to draw for like two days before the election. Professional political cartoonists have to give their newspaper clients something on the election without knowing the results, or just give them something that’s not on it. Today, several cartoonists who are confused and believe they work for social media will continue to draw election cartoons. You know who you are.
But campaign ads by themselves don’t annoy me. Lying campaign ads annoy me. When I see lies being told about defunding the police, parents’ rights, Critical Race Theory, or even when they go on about real issues like crime, inflation, and gas prices but don’t offer any solutions, that’s when campaign ads annoy me.
When you wake up tomorrow morning, there probably won’t be any more campaign ads, but you’ll still have the Kars-4-Kids ads. You’ll still have commercials of lawyers screaming about Camp LeJeune’s toxic water. You’ll still have Ice-T and Chris Berman trying to sell you car warranty insurance. You’ll still have those vest-wearing gutter fuckers trying to sell you bullshit (climbing ladders is dangerous). Those annoy me more than political campaign ads.
And what annoys me even more than all those commercials combined is the death of democracy. That’s really gonna piss me off.
Live blog: I’m going to live-blog the election tonight and all the cartoons will be going live on Twitter and Instagram. No Facebook because I’m still serving my 30-day suspension. I’m not going to be updating this site with each new one but will instead post them all here when I’m done. So, if you wanna follow the live blog, follow me on either Twitter and Instagram, or both.
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