Midterms 2022

Extremists in the House


America returned control of the House of Representatives to Republicans in the midterm elections, despite the fact they’re Republicans. What I mean by that is, Republicans oppose everything the majority of voters in this nation are in favor of.

Most Americans favor democracy and mail-in voting. Most Americans favor ballot drop boxes. Most Americans choose the United States over Russia. Most Americans are in favor of a woman’s right to choose and believe abortion should remain legal in every state. Most Americans support Medicare and Social Security. Most Americans support Obamacare. Most Americans support student debt relief. Most Americans oppose coups and insurrections. Most Americans believe Joe Biden won because most Americans voted for him.

Republicans are also the party of racists, liars, and lunatics. Who do you think the Proud Boys vote for? Who do you think Klansmen and Nazis vote for?

But Republicans ran on a message of fighting crime, reducing inflation, lowering gas prices, and closing our “open” borders (bullshit). This is what a lot of Americans voted for when they voted for a Republican. So what will Republicans do now that they have the power to set the agenda? They’re going to impeach Hunter Biden.

In case you weren’t paying attention during the campaigns for the midterms, and if you voted for a Republican you weren’t, none of the Republicans offered solutions to inflation, high gas prices, crime, or to border issues. Not a single one of them proposed any ideas. They just made a lot of noise about it. What are we going to do about the open border? We’re going to close it. How? By closing it!

And in case you weren’t paying attention to the last time Republicans controlled the House, you’ll remember they don’t know how to govern. I guess you forgot that. What was John Boehner’s greatest legislative accomplishment as Speaker? What was Paul Ryan’s? The biggest legislative achievement in the Trump era when the GOP controlled the House and Senate was to give Trump and other billionaires tax cuts. That was it. They didn’t even fund his wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for.

Now, Republicans have a slim majority which is a huge problem for them. There’s a difference between Democrats having a slim majority and Republicans having one. The Democrats had Nancy Pelosi, who just announced she won’t seek the leadership position in January. But as Speaker, Pelosi is the G.O.A.T. She can count votes and herd cats. Even with disagreements and small revolts from the likes of the Squad, Pelosi still got things done. She out-negotiated Donald Trump and kicked his ass repeatedly. Remember when the House voted for Trump’s first impeachment and applause broke out by Democrats until Nancy gave that look? When she gave the mother’s look, the House fell silent. Nancy was the BOSS.

Republicans on the other hand are held hostage to their extremists. Kevin McCarthy has already bent over for the Dum-Dum Caucus, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, and before he was defeated in a primary, Madison Cawthorn.

Despite the slim majority, Republicans can set the agenda and they have subpoena power. So expect subpoenas to be sent out by the very same people who refused to cooperate with an investigation into an insurrection that tried to overturn our government.

Republicans plan to investigate Hunter Biden despite the fact there is already an investigation into him by the Department of Justice and that Hunter has never held a government position. There will NOT be an investigation into Jared receiving $2 billion from the Saudis right after he left his post of making government deals with the Saudis.

The Republicans’ plan to investigate Hunter is strange also because there’s been nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, and nothing at all that implies or suggests President Biden did anything illegal, unethical, or inappropriate when it came to his son’s business dealings. And despite having the laptop in their hands for two years, it hasn’t even given Republicans any evidence that Hunter did anything illegal. But expect them to spend millions of dollars on a two-year investigation that produces nothing. I expect Jim Jordan to chair this one.

I’ve said this before and I’m gonna say it again. Ask any Republican, or Ted “Sputnik boy” Rall, what’s on the laptop.

Instead of investigating Donald Trump’s crime of stealing classified government documents, they are going to investigate the investigators. They did this right after Trump assumed the presidency. Instead of investigating Russian spies and Russian collusion in the Trump Campaign, they investigated the people who investigated Russian spies and Russian collusion in the Trump Campaign. How will the House do this without Devin Nunes, who is now overseeing Truth Social or some shit like that?

They’re going to spend millions investigating the military withdrawal from Afghanistan but ignore that it was negotiated by Donald Trump and the Taliban. This one should be fun and it might be short because there will be Democrats on the committee and one of them might bring up the Trump/Taliban factor.

They’re going to investigate border policies and attempt to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

They’re going to investigate the origins of Covid-19 and I really really really really hope they put Marjorie Taylor Greene on this committee. Since this is starting out with nothing but conspiracy theories, I believe Republicans are dumb enough to give her a seat on the committee. Before she was removed from her committee assignments for endorsing death threats against Speaker Pelosi, MTG, Ms. Jewish Space Lasers, sat on the Education Committee…seriously.

But mostly, when it comes to significant legislation, there will be two years of nothing. Remember that M. Night Shyamalan film “The Happening” where nothing happened? I still wonder how I sat through two hours of a plot about grass ordering humans to kill themselves, but then I remember some fuckers have sat through entire Trump speeches (but in my defense, the grass wasn’t bigoted and ordering only Jews to jump off buildings). But yeah, it’s going to be like that not-happening movie…but for two years. And in 2024, we can point out that the GOP did nothing for two years…except shut down the government which I’m sure they’ll do at least once over some insignificant bullshit (remember when Donald Trump only got a little bit of money for his racist border wall, so he shut down the government, and Pelosi negotiated him into not getting any money for his racist border wall? Ah, good times).

So, expect two years of nothingness except for Republicans shooting themselves in their collective foot….like all the other times voters gave them control of the House since 1994.

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Blowing Smoke With Kari


We are accustomed to receiving election results on election night, but we are not entitled. Naturally, Republicans believe they’re entitled to everything they want. And if they don’t get what they want, they lie and whine like little babies.

Jim Jordan tweeted, “Election results should be known on election night.”
Why? You’re not entitled. In fact, official counting of votes has NEVER been completed by any state on election night. It’s never happened. David Becker, executive director of the nonpartisan Center for Election Innovation & Research, said it’s never happened at any point in our nation’s history. Ever, ever, ever. Never.

Taking days to learn the results of an election isn’t new. We didn’t know who won the 2000 presidential election for over a month, which was into December. Even then, we never really found out who won the most votes as it was the Supreme Court ending the Florida recount in a 5-4 decision, giving it to the…wait for it…Republican. Do you remember the GOP outrage over that? Yeah, me neither.

Before and after the governorship of Arizona was called last night for Democrat Katie Hobbs, and the senate for Democrat Mark Kelly, Republicans were griping about how long the count was taking. Hobbs defeated Kari Lake by over 20,000 votes and Kelly beat Blake Masters by over 126,000. Oddly enough, you didn’t hear these complaints concerning Lauren Boebert’s win for her Colorado congressional district, which took several days to count and handed her a victory of just a little more than 2,000 votes.

If we had stopped counting on election night in Boebert’s district, she wouldn’t be going back to Congress. Eat that, hypocrites.

Tomi Lahren tweeted, “I am utterly disgusted about whatever the hell happened in Arizona. Un-freakin-believable!!!”
Yet, she can’t tell us “what the hell happened” in Arizona. I’ll tell you what happened, Tomi. You lost. You lost because more Arizona voters voted for the Democrats than for the Republicans. That’s it.

Another right-wing goon named Brigitte Gabriel who must be important because she has a blue badge on Twitter unless she paid for it, tweeted, “Mail in voting is a crime against Democracy! Ban it!”
No, it’s NOT a crime. And there has never been a massive election fraud that’s come from mail-in voting. Fact, fat, fuckity, fact, fact.

Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted, “Our elections are the laughing stock of the world. Other countries do it in one day and count all of their ballots. They get their elections done. I don’t know why the United States can’t accomplish this in one day.”
Actually, Marjorie, there are a lot of things you don’t know. It can take up to ten days after an election in Australia to count all the votes and declare a winner. Canada was still counting votes three days after the 2021 federal election. It can take a week in the United Kingdom. And where winners are announced on election night, like France, you have to take into account that the vote count is conducted by the federal government, not local governments. Also, keep in mind that we have more people than most other countries. There are a little over 65 million people in France compared to 331 million in the United States. The number of voters in the U.S. was more than double the entire population of France.

And Marjorie, the only way our elections make us the laughingstock of the world is because some of our elections are won by ignorant stupid racist goons such as yourself. I’m mostly shocked you didn’t claim the votes were being counted by the Gazpacho Police.

Matt Schlapp, another goon with a blue badge, tweeted, “I’m awed by Katie Hobbs who managed to be in charge of AZ’s election and allowed the biggest suppression of Election Day votes while having her squad count so slowly and privately that no one has any idea what the hell just happened including reporters.”
Actually, Republicans were mostly in charge of the count in Arizona. And again, what happened was you lost.

By the way, Brian Kemp was Secretary of State for Georgia when he won the election for governor of that state. Before the election, he put over 53,000 voter registration applications on hold, with 70% of the applicants being black voters. He also purged 1.4 million voters from the state’s system, again, mostly black voters. He also resisted the federal efforts to secure state voting systems and exposed voters’ data. Did Mr. Schlapp ever express doubt over any of Kemp’s election victories? He was probably too busy schlapping his monkey over election-denying bullshit.

Here’s the problem with mail-in voting for Republicans: Mail-in voting makes it easier to vote, thus more people vote. The more people who vote, the more people who vote against Republicans. The larger the turnout, the more votes Democrats receive. That’s democracy. The Republicans have a problem with democracy.

Over the past decade, more Americans have been voting for Democrats than Republicans. Republicans have only won the popular vote once in a presidential election over the past 30 years. The Republicans’ saving grace is that we have a very flawed system that lets them retain power, and install federal judges, despite the fact most of us hate them.

It’s a lot easier for Republicans to lie, whine, cry, and scream about the system when they lose than it is to offer policies and messages that appeal to the majority of Americans. As it turns out, the majority of Americans believe in a right to choose, choose America over Russia, and don’t like election deniers and insurrectionists all that much. The people who are claiming without proof that something fraudulent happened in Arizona are the same people who supported a coup for a Russian puppet who lost the 2020 presidential election.

Kari Lake said she’d only accept the results if she won. She said that because she’s anti-democracy and pro-fascist, and she knew if every vote was counted, she would lose. It’s why Donald Trump tried to cast doubt on the 2020 election being fair months before the election. He knew he was going to lose. Let me drop a spoiler for you now. He’s going to lose again in 2024.

None of these election deniers have ever produced evidence the 2020 election was won by Donald Trump and stolen by Joe Biden. And before they claim Arizona, Nevada, or any other states’ elections were stolen, they should provide proof. You can bet that if they lose the Georgia runoff in December, they’ll cry foul without any proof there too.

One good reason to vote against a person is if they’re not mature enough to handle losing. Nobody likes losing, but you don’t have to be lying babies about it. The lack of confidence in our elections is only because we have Republican goons telling the American public they can’t trust elections.

No, it’s not elections I don’t trust. I don’t trust Republicans.

Music note: I listened to Nirvana.

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The Count


Americans are impatient. I’ve been told that people in other nations can wait in line for hours patiently at amusement parks but here in the states, we do the pee-pee dance and start growling when we think we’ve been in line too long at Burger King. But we need to learn to be patient because 99 percent of the time after waiting in line, we get what we want. You’ll get that Whopper. You’ll get on the train. Your package will get in the mail and maybe even arrive at its destination. You’ll get the popcorn maybe before the trailers at the theater start. Are we there yet? No, but we will be.

We need to be patient while waiting in line to vote and we need to be patient while votes are being counted.

Sure, some states count quicker than others, but not all states are created equally when it comes to election systems. We’re still waiting on the results of the races for Arizona governor, Nevada governor, and Nevada senator. About an hour or so after I drew the rough of this cartoon yesterday, the Associated Press projected Democrat Mark Kelly to win the race for senator for Arizona. We’re still waiting on the others.

A bunch of conservatives are doing the pee-pee dance and growling about the slow count in the west.

Conservative columnist Tim Young tweeted, “Florida has the third largest population in America and had its votes counted in hours. Arizona is 14th… and still has only 70% counted… why?”

This guy is paid for his opinions and he doesn’t bother to note simple facts. And I thought it was just conservative cartoonists who never do their research, but I guess conservative columnists don’t have to either. Let’s just point out that the races in Florida weren’t as close as they are in Arizona. An opinion columnist should also have a grasp of history because when a race in Florida is close, they’re slower at counting than Arizona, and it goes all the way to the Supreme Court which then orders the state to stop counting and they declare the Republican to win the presidency. Maybe Mr. Young heard something about that.

Another conservative commentator John Cardillo wrote, “Arizona right now is why people have no trust in election integrity and even less trust in institutions.” Bullshit. You motherfuckers sent cherry-picked counters Cyber Ninja, that had zero experience counting anything, to count Maricopa County’s presidential election in 2021 and counted into April 2021. APRIL! That election was in November 2020. You guys went over every ballot with blue lights as if they were all Jackson Pollock paintings. The reason people have doubts there’s no integrity in elections is because assholes like John Cardillo spent the past two years gaslighting democracy.

These guys get their panties in a twist over the slowness in counting votes yet when the results come in, they accuse them of being fraudulent and start pulling conspiracy theories out of their asses. In 2020, Donald Trump demanded the counting in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona be halted while he was ahead. They claimed that any mail-in ballots counted after he was in the lead were fraudulent. When the final count in Georgia had him 11,779 votes behind Joe Biden, he called the Georgia Secretary of State and demanded he “find” 11,780 votes for him.

It’s funny that none of these Republicans demanded the vote to be halted while Mark Kelly was in the lead in Arizona. Right now, Democrat Katie Hobbs is in the lead for the governorship but Republicans aren’t calling for the counting to stop. And you know that if Hobbs wins, then her election-denying lying opponent, Republican goon Kari Lake, will claim the election was stolen. And why didn’t you guys demand the vote to be halted while Lauren Boebert was behind? Hmm?

These Republicans are in a rush for the votes to be counted and when they lose, they’ll claim they weren’t counted right. I think that can be classified as irony, which is another thing Republicans don’t understand.

But as The Count may say after they demand the states to speed up their counts, and then cry after they lose, “Ah-ha-ha-ha.”

Music note: I listened to a random rotation that included Audioslave, Foo Fighters, Everclear, Silverchair, and Nine Inch Nails (who I NEVER got into).

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Live Blog 2022


It’s now 2:18 a.m. and I think my live blog is over. It was a blast and I think I produced a higher content of quality over previous live blogs. I usually do these just for elections, but not all of them. Someone asked me how many cartoons I would draw. I never know beforehand because I don’t know what’ll happen. That’s part of the fun of doing a live blog, I never know what’s going to happen. But last night and this morning, I produced 12. That’s probably about average for my live blogs.

I didn’t update this blog with each cartoon, deciding to focus on posting each one to Twitter. I went ahead and also posted them to Instagram and Truth Social because it doesn’t take any time to duplicate my Tweets on those platforms. I also posted videos of each being drawn to TikTok, and most were shorter than 30 seconds.

My live blog cartoons usually look more like roughs than completed cartoons, but I decided to put a little more work into these than usual…so they’re kinda in between being roughs and completed cartoons.

Wanna see what the night produced? Here they are in order.

This was actually drawn during the day to promote the live blog.

There were fewer Republican victory speeches than expected.

I drew this between eating my pizza and the first results.

This was the first result I thought was worth drawing on. While not surprising, still kinda disappointing.

Also not surprising but equally sucking. This one may have gotten the most retweets of the night.

I think DeSantis’ victory sets up a presidential primary against Trump. This will be fun for me.

I was goofing off but I liked the way it turned out.

I was concerned that as soon as I would post this, the red wave would hit. It never did and it’s not going to. They started the campaign season talking about taking 60 seats, then 30, and whittled it down to 20. Now, they’re probably going to retake the House, but not with a majority strong enough to actually govern. Do you remember all the GOP accomplishments when they had the House and Senate during the Trump years? Exactly.

Republicans, those that won their races, pulled in higher numbers and percentages than Trump did in 2020. Most of his chosen candidates lost. So Republicans need to ask themselves why they’re so beholden to Trump. He’s a huge drag on their party.

J.D. Vance was one of the few Trump candidates to win his race, and he’s a hateful moron.

This is how the night turned out for Trump TV.

This was the last big result before I called it a night. It made me happy.

There are a few races and issues I didn’t get to. I didn’t do a cartoon on the abortion issue. And because the results never came in, I didn’t do any on Warnock/Walker, Lauren Boebert possibly losing, or the Arizona and Nevada races. I also would have liked to have done one on Abigail Spanberger’s win because she’s my representative and the GOP really targeted her. But it’s 2:30 a.m. now and I can’t sleep all day Wednesday. I gotta save some juice for my regular schedule.

I had a blast and I want to thank everyone who rode along with me. Thank you.

So, which are your favorites?

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The Morning After Midterms 22


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.

Music note: Butthole Surfers

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Firing Democracy


I still think the most important issue in this election is saving democracy. I try not to be a one-issue voter as I am concerned about inflation, high gas prices, crime, the economy, the budget, climate change, human and civil rights, etc, etc. But will any of that matter when we lose the power to choose our leaders?

What happens when legislators choose legislators? What happens when elected officials choose their voters? What happens when only one party chooses judges? The Republican Party has made it clear they don’t believe in democracy. They don’t believe in the will of the people. They have made it clear they don’t care about elections. They don’t care about the Constitution. These people are not patriots.

The Republican Party has changed voting laws so they can basically appoint themselves to “elected” offices.

We need to vote like the life of our democracy depends on it…because it does.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Ready For Tuesday


Here’s your cartoon for this week’s CNN Opinion newsletter. Please sign up to get these in your inbox every Sunday

I usually wait a day, or two, or three (sometimes I forget) to post my CNN cartoon on my blog, allowing the CNN Opinion newsletter a healthy run with it before I give it some competition. But honestly, I don’t think my blog gives it much competition if any. I’ve already told you kids to subscribe to it and the newsletter (and site) gets millions of hits. But I think I should go ahead and blog these during my 30-day Facebook suspension so that the blog subscribers who also follow me on FB (but not the CNN Opinion newsletter) can go ahead and share them on FB. Spite them, babies! Spites them!

Also, this one might be more important since Election day is just two days away.

Creative note: Maybe missing being on the road, I drew this at my local Starbucks after the cartoon was selected by my editors. I had a frozen mocha. That Starbucks was full of college kids and noisy. Soho Tea and Coffee in Washington was deadly quiet by comparison.

Music note: I know I listened to some music while drawing at Starbucks, but I can’t remember what it was.

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Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Republican Answers


I am a half-glass-full kind of person and I don’t have a lot of faith in American voters. They have short memories. They don’t pay a lot of attention. They’re ignorant on most matters. And many are just stupid. Also, Democrats suck at getting out the vote. You need a giant visual villain like Donald Trump to get them to the polls to create a blue wave like the one in 2018 which gave Democrats the House and many state legislatures. Unfortunately, Republicans are great at getting out their base. And, they do it with lies.

There is no massive election fraud. Critical Race Theory is not being taught in schools. Public school teachers are not inflicting a gay agenda upon your children. Parents are not being persecuted or denied rights. The FBI isn’t politicized and coming down on Republicans unfairly. Conservatives are not being persecuted or having their freedom of speech taken away anywhere in this nation. Trans people are not overtaking women’s sports. There is no Great Replacement Theory or New World Order. Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. The Earth is not flat. Vaccines work.

As for the problems that are real… High gas prices are an international issue and they weren’t created by Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. Same for inflation. This nation doesn’t have open borders. Crime is a problem but Republicans support Donald Trump’s criminal behavior and gaslight attempted murder when a Democrat is violently attacked. In fact, they think it’s hilarious that a domestic terrorist, instigated by their years of demonization, attacked the 82-year-old husband of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Have you seen Donald Trump Jr’s meme on it? Did you see his second meme on it?

As for saving democracy, Republicans know it’s in danger because they’re the ones that put it in danger. It’s their agenda. They supported an insurrection. They supported giving the presidency to the loser. Many tried to make the presidency of the United States of America a dictatorship. They support election lies. They support delegitimizing elections. They want you to doubt the outcomes of elections but only when they lose. They’re changing election laws making it harder for minorities to vote because it’s easier to win elections if you stop non-white people from voting than it is to campaign honestly on the issues. Also, it’s hard to win elections honestly if your agenda is racism and to make billionaire assholes richer.

The Republicans will probably win big this Tuesday, but I have faint hope we can cut them off at the pass. But I’m afraid lies will defeat honesty and my country is in danger.

Republicans are a national security threat and most voters either don’t know it or don’t care. Worse yet, a lot of them do know it and it’s what they want.

Vote Tuesday. Vote Democratic. Vote against the goons. They’re coming to destroy our nation.

Signed prints: The signed prints are just $40.00 each. Every cartoon on this site is available. You can pay through PayPal. If you don’t like PayPal, you can snail mail it to Clay Jones, P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402. I can mail the prints directly to you or if you’re purchasing as a gift, directly to the person you’re gifting.

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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Secret Republican Abortion Club


Can you believe a second woman is now accusing Herschel Walker of paying for an abortion? I can. Do you know why I can believe it? Because he did it. This is like Donald Trump and accusations of sexual assault. Who are you going to believe, Trump or the 26 women accusing him? You can’t believe people when they have a long history and pattern of lying about everything.

Let’s look at just a few of the lies told by Herschel Walker, the current Republican candidate for Georgia’s senate seat.

Herschel Walker lied about being a cop. He was never ever a cop. Never.

Herschel Walker lied about being an FBI agent. He was never an FBI agent. He said he’s been to Quantico and his campaign said he had once run a “women’s self-defense training, participating in the FBI Academy at Quantico.”
It just occurred to me that I’m an FBI agent too. How is that? Years ago, I was a guest speaker at an FBI class at Quantico. It was a class for police from across the nation about the media. Since I spoke at a training thingamajig at the FBI Academy, that makes me an FBI agent, at least when I use Herschel’s logic. The ingrates at the academy never did send me my badge.

Herschel Walker lied about graduating from college in the top one percent.

Herschel Walker lied about graduating from college.

Herschel Walker lied about having a bachelor’s degree.

Walker lied about being the founder of a charity for veterans.

Walker lied that the veterans’ charity he didn’t found is a charity, but is actually a for-profit operation which he worked for as a spokesman and has been investigated by the Department of Justice and the FBI (probably the same FBI he never worked for) for being a con.
When I worked for a newspaper, I never claimed I started or owned the newspaper. Has Herschel claimed he owns the UGA Bulldogs, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, or the New Jersey Generals? Of course not, because nobody wants to claim they owned the New Jersey Generals.

Herschel lied when he claimed his business, Herschel’s Famous 34 Food Products (this is really a thing) donated 15% of its profits to charity. One of the charities he claims he’s donated to refused to comment and three others said they have no record of donations from Herschel or his company.
Donald Trump did the same thing, except it was his own “charity” that he never donated to but claimed he did. Instead, Trump used his charity to buy gifts for himself, like signed sports objects and portraits of himself, and to coordinate with his 2016 presidential campaign. He also used it as a con for receiving payments. Like when he did that Wrestlemania, payment from WWE went into his charity instead of to him. That way, there were no taxes on the money and Trump got to use it to buy Tim Tebow’s balls.

Herschel lied when he claimed he owned the “largest” upholstery business in the country. He doesn’t just NOT own the largest, but Herschel doesn’t and has never owned an upholstery company. I can’t even tell you the reason for this ridiculous preposterous lie. There doesn’t seem to be any reason for it. It’s like when Trump claimed he was voted Michigan Man of the Year, which doesn’t exist.
I own a trailer park and it’s the largest trailer park in the world. It’s called Clay’s Famous Trailer Park. Don’t look it up. If you claim you looked it up but couldn’t find it, then you’re lying. See how that works?

Herschel lied when he said he was a quarter Native American and that his grandmother was a “full-blooded Cherokee”. Herschel’s own mother said that’s not true. Remember when Republicans mocked Elizabeth Warren for claiming she’s part Native American? Wouldn’t it be funny if it’s discovered Herschel is related to Elizabeth Warren? Liz probably wouldn’t find it funny.

Herschel lied when he said Trump won the 2020 election. When people say this bullshit, it’s not an opinion. It’s a lie. There are no facts to support this lie. Fact, fact, fuckity fact, fact.

Walker lied about how many children he has. Currently, we’re at four, three of whom he initially refused to acknowledge. We’re still not sure there are only four.

And of course, Herschel has lied about paying for abortions. The first accuser produced a receipt and a get-well card from Herschel. Now there’s a second accuser. Are both women lying and Herschel’s telling the truth? Herschel has not given us any reason to believe him about anything…ever.

Herschel, like all Republicans, is a lying hypocrite. If Georgians make Herschel their next senator, Herschel will vote to ban abortion nationwide, even though most Republicans are saying it’s a “states” issue. Yeah, they’ll abandon that as soon as they have the House and Senate.

And soon, the only abortions there will be exceptions for will be for women knocked up by Herschel Walker.

Music note: I listened to Talking Heads and Third Eye Blind while drawing today’s cartoon.

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Did you watch the debate between Pennsylvania Senate candidates Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Crudites Oz? Did you at least watch the highlights? If so, did you mute or turn away out of the sheer awkwardness of it all? I watched the highlights and I wanted to turn away. It was painful and uncomfortable for me.

Let’s face facts, my liberal friends. Fetterman didn’t come off well. Not only did he not sound well but he didn’t look good. Who’s responsible for putting Fetterman into a suit that made him look like Uncle Fester? I know he’s not a suit guy but the Democratic campaign could have done a lot better than picking something off the rack at Burlington Coat Factory. At the very least, they should have Men’s Wearhoused that shit.

Fetterman suffered from a stroke and had to do a live debate against a guy who has 20 years experience of selling snake oil on TV. The odds are tough enough for Fetterman.

The debate marked the first time voters were able to watch Fetterman unscripted on live television since his stroke in May, which was just days before the state’s primary. Fetterman relied on closed captioning during the debate so he could follow the conversation as he continues to recover from auditory and speech difficulties. Yes, Fetterman had a stroke which makes him suffer from these issues. What’s Donald Trump’s excuse. Oh my god. Did Donald Trump have a stroke and his administration hid it? He did have that secret trip to the hospital.

Fetterman had trouble communicating during the debate. He failed to complete sentences, stumbled over words, and there were long awkward pauses. All this may have distracted viewers from noticing the lying piece of crap that is Mehmet Oz, who mostly lives in a New Jersey mansion, bought a farm in Pennsylvania for the race, and is currently staying with his inlaws in PA.

Since Dr. Oz can’t seem to keep up with how many homes he owns when it was time to list them on financial disclosure forms, or he’s just flat-out lying, let me offer an assist. He owns the Pennsylvania farm, a mansion in New Jersey, a condo in New Jersey, two condos in Manhattan (one of which his sister is suing him over for stiffing her on rental income), a cattle ranch in Florida where he claims he hunts despite not having a hunting license (does he shoot his cows?), a mansion in Palm Beach, and three properties in Turkey, of which he’s still a citizen and says he’ll renounce if he wins. Oh, don’t do us any favors, Dr. Crudite. Additionally, his wife “technically” owns a mansion in Maine and a hotel in Ireland.

Several analysts said the debate proves Fetterman isn’t prepared to be a Senator and should instead focus on his health. They may be right, but voters should vote for him anyway. He’s improving and he’s better than Oz. A bag of flaming poo is better than Oz, who will vote to ban abortion nationwide. Sending Dr. Crudite to the Senate may give Republicans that 51st vote to ban abortion. And I assure you of this: If the GOP gains control of the Senate, they will do away with the filibuster to ban abortion.

During the debate, Oz sang and danced around answering direct questions about banning abortion, although it’s something he’s vowed in the past.

Republicans of course rejoiced at Fetterman’s performance because they’re evil twisted psychopathic fucks. They celebrated when Fetterman had his stroke. And to be honest, his campaign didn’t help matters by trying to bury the fact he had a stroke.

I’m mad at the Fetterman campaign. My problems extend beyond the crappy $35 suit they put the candidate in. They never should have put him on the debate stage. Normally, I want every race to have a debate, but this one served to give the wrong impression. If you read the transcripts and the points he made, Fetterman did OK. If you watch the debate, he did horribly.

Sure, the campaign would have been attacked for refusing to debate, but they should have weathered that. Again, they put him on stage against a slick con man with decades of TV experience and evil-sculpted eyebrows.

The people who are now attacking Fetterman for his difficulties communicating and expressing his thoughts ignore the cognitively challenged in their own party, from Marjorie Taylor Greene to Herschel Walker to Trump. My god, they sent racist Tommy Tuberville to the Senate and he doesn’t know the three branches of government. I’m not making that up.

These Republicans are not going to stop being uninformed stupid racist hacks, but John Fetterman’s cognitive abilities will improve. The fact he was able to perform on that stage last night should be applauded. And he didn’t whip out any props.

And that’s just it for the MAGA crowd. Herschel can whip out a badge and say “I am work with many police officers” and receive high praise while Fetterman struggles because of a stroke, and is accused of not being cognitively there.

The same people attacking Fetterman now want to reinstate the guy who said, “Person, woman, man, camera, TV.”

Music note: I listened to Toad the Wet Sprocket while drawing today’s cartoon.

Signed prints: The signed prints are just $40.00 each. Every cartoon on this site is available. You can pay through PayPal. If you don’t like PayPal, you can snail mail it to Clay Jones, P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402. I can mail the prints directly to you or if you’re purchasing as a gift, directly to the person you’re gifting.

Notes on my book, Tales From The Trumpster Fire: There are 19 copies of my book in stock, which go for $45.00 each, signed. Also, I have copies of my first book from 1997, Knee-Deep in Mississippi available for $20.00.

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