Republicans

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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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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DeSanctimonious Politicizations


After Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ 19 percentage point romp over Democrat Charlie Crist in his reelection victory last Tuesday, a debate ensued within the GOP over whether it’s time to abandon Trump and start worshipping at the altar of DeSantis, especially since most of Trump’s picks of candidates went down in humiliating fashion.

The Republican Party promised us a Red Wave. But thanks to Donald Trump, we got a weak pinkish trickle. There are signs the Trump cult is having doubts.

Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post’s front page featured Trump as Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall. Another front page from the Post labeled DeSantis as “DeFuture.” Another Murdoch outlet, The Wall Street Journal, called Trump the “biggest loser.” The goons at Fox News are fawning all over DeSantis and Tucker replayed an interview he did with the guy months ago. None of this is sitting well with Trump. It’s like watching your ex-girlfriend make out with Ron DeSantis on the front page of the New York Post while Tucker Carlson watches while touching himself.

Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy declared to a reporter, “We are not a cult,” though nobody asked him if the GOP is a cult. But they are and every cult needs an ass to rotate around. DeSantis believes it’s his derriere that should be the sun in his situation. “Away from the Sun” is a song by Three Doors Down who played for Donald Trump the night before his inauguration. If DeSantis wins the 2024 presidential race, he’ll one-up Trump by having a shittier band, like Nickelback, play at his party (there was a tour years ago of those two bands plus Puddle of Mudd which made me question how the audience would be able to tell the difference between the three bands. I think each of those bands are regulars at Sturgis too. Bleah).

DeSantis’ wife posted a video on November 4th claiming that on the eighth day, God created Ron DeSantis. DeSantis has a huge ego, declaring himself sent by God and all, but Trump claimed that he’s the chosen one. During the 2016 Republican convention, Trump declared, “Only I can fix it.” Trump believes he is a deity and that anyone who considers running for president in 2024 is being disloyal to him. Trump has lashed out at DeSantis and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, in case his numbers keep rising with the base too.

Trump isn’t accepting any of the blame for the defeats of his candidates like Dr. Oz and Blake Masters. Instead, he’d rather blame Mitch McConnell. Since Trump can’t blame DeSantis, who won big along with the entire Florida GOP, he’s taking credit for their victories.

Trump claims he created DeSantis’ political career, and it is true that DeSantis took a ride on the Trump train back in 2018. During his first run for governor, he proudly ran an ad of him teaching his child how to build a racist border wall with Legos. Now, Trump is calling him an “average governor” and only a so-so Lego racist border wall builder. Trump also blasted him as Ron “DeSanctimonious,” which really shocked people because “sanctimonious” is a very big word.

And just like the First Commandment, “Thou shall have no other gods before Trump.” Trump is very threatened by all the DeSantis talk. He doesn’t want Republicans praising DeSantis over him…he doesn’t even want DeSantis praising himself. How dare he.

Trump even claimed that he used the FBI to help DeSantis win his first term as governor. Uh, what? I thought politicizing the FBI, Justice Department, and IRS was bad. Isn’t this what MAGA country has been claiming without proof since the FBI served a search warrant on Trump’s gold resort for his stealing classified government documents?

What MAGA ignores is that Trump was always about politicizing the FBI and Justice Department. He tweeted orders for his enemies to be investigated. He fired James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Geoffrey Berman, and Preet Bharara, all for doing their jobs.

Is it true that Trump sent the FBI to help DeSantis win his race? On Truth Social, Trump claimed that in 2018, votes were “being stolen” by a “corrupt” election process in Broward County, which is located in the Miami area, and DeSantis’s lead over his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, was dropping by 10,000 votes per day. 

Trump said that he and then-Florida Governor, and now Senator, Rick Scott, sent the FBI and U.S. attorneys and the “ballot theft” ended immediately, stopping the election from being “stolen.” Scott was on those ballots too as a United States Senate candidate, and he claimed without any proof that the slow count in Broward was allowing for “illegals” to vote. Oddly enough, there were never any arrests of anyone committing election fraud in Broward County in 2018.

There is no evidence that Trump sent the FBI or U.S. attorneys to Florida to stop the vote count, and the Justice Department spokesperson at the time said it “never happened.” The only reason there’s no evidence this ever happened is because it never happened. 

Now when Donald Trump said he sent agents to stop the election from being “stolen,” that means he tried to steal it. And even though he didn’t send the FBI to meddle, this means he tried. This also shows that he’s a huge fan of politicizing government agencies. But we already knew this. He hired William Barr to turn DOJ into Trump’s personal legal defense agency.

We also know that Ron DeSantis is all about politicizing agencies as he’s even fired elected officials in Florida who have dared criticize him, which brings us back to the god complex.

There will be a huge battle between these two racist fascism-loving goons with god complexes. My hope is they smite each other. May they smite each other to pieces.

Music note: I listened to Live.

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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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Hey, Ladies


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

I can’t remember the last time I got to draw a crowd scene for CNN.

Creative note: This was roughed out at home, then drawn and colored at Starbucks.

Music note: I listened to the B-52s.

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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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Putin Loses


There were two big losses for Russia this week. First, they lost the city of Kherson in Ukraine. Then, they didn’t get the Red Wave they were expecting from the Republican Party which was making some noise about ending military aid to Ukraine.

It was also a huge loss to Putin’s useful idiots here in the USA.

Music note: I listened to the B-52s and The Kinks.

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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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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).

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.

Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist, please send a donation through PayPal to clayjonz@gmail.com. You can also snail it to P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.

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Get Your Popcorn


The popcorn imagery is a bit old and a cliché in political cartoons, but I couldn’t resist this image. It’s another idea I came up with the night before and that woke me up this morning as even in my sleep, my brain was trying to figure out how to put it together. I have a weird brain.

The thing I love about this is that Democrats are going to get their popcorn and relish the fight between Trump and DeSantis. The only way it’s not going to happen is if one of these racist walking turds chooses not to run for president, so yeah. It’s happening. These egos will collide.

Let’s compare the two men.

On Tuesday night, DeSantis won his reelection and he won big. He won Miami-Dade County, being the first Republican to do so since 2002. Republicans won all the cabinet positions in the state and now have a supermajority in the legislature. Their representation in congress, formerly a 16-11 advantage over Democrats, is now 20-8. Florida is moving further to the right but keep in mind that the state was awarded two new congressional districts from the 2020 census and DeSantis personally rewrote the congressional district map, which a right-wing court went to sleep on. Also, keep in mind that DeSantis’ opponent in his race was the most boring man the Democratic Party could find. It’s almost like they sent Terry McAuliffe down to Florida to run against him, but he looked a lot like Charlie Crist.

But Florida is turning into a fascist Republic that DeSantis says is “where woke goes to die.”

Republicans nationwide are starting to gravitate toward DeSantis. The Facebook page of the right-wing goon cartoonist that I use as a barometer of Republican vile and awfulness posted praise of DeSantis’ “woke” comment and added, “boom,” not really understanding how “boom” is supposed to work. He also added a bit about Florida being for freedom lovers or some shit like that even though he lives in the midwest. But if Florida is where woke goes to die, isn’t that killing freedom? If you understand what woke is, yes. It’s killing freedom.

But, that’s exactly what MAGAts want. Is DeSantis better at MAGAing than Trump?

When you look at the results from Tuesday, DeSantis is the big winner and Trump is the biggest loser. Most of Trump’s candidates lost on Tuesday. So who’s a better choice for MAGA in 2024.

Both men are vile, racist, sexist, homophobic, and just truly deplorable slimy lying human beings. Both men dream of being fascist dictators. But, DeSantis wins and has more discipline. Does this make him the favorite? No, because Republicans are stupid sycophants.

DeSantis is the better choice for the Republican Party over the guy who lost the popular vote in 2016 and 2020 and also lost midterms in 2018 and watched most of his personally-picked goons goes down in 2022. DeSantis has the difficult task before him of convincing sycophants to change their idol worship from Trump to him. Trump doesn’t really have accomplishments or policy positions he can explain, while DeSantis does, but that’s not what the MAGA base wants. The MAGA base wants racist simplistic rhetoric without details, which is where Trump shines. The base never did question while chanting “build the wall” exactly how Trump was going to get Mexico to pay for that wall. They didn’t even ask questions when Trump started to make them pay for it. They don’t even ask questions when a con man gets indicted for swindling them in a build-the-wall pyramid scheme. DeSantis may have to get dumber to win MAGA over Trump.

DeSantis has about a year and a half to do this. He has to beat Trump by being the most racist godawful simplistic goon possible, then run to the center after the primaries because we learned Tuesday night that the majority of America doesn’t want to vote for assholes. Unfortunately for DeSantis, like Trump, he is a HUGE asshole.

What this means for the rest of us… we have to stock up on popcorn. I’m gonna do a mix of movie theater butter and kettle. What’s your popcorn poison?

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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Booty Frogs


The lead editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal calls Trump the Republican Party’s “biggest loser,” pointing out that he lost the 2018 midterms for his party, he lost the 2020 election, he lost two Georgia senate runoffs in 2021, and now he’s a loser in 2022. Don’t forget that when he did “win” the presidency in 2016, he still lost the popular vote. Donald Trump never polled higher than 50 percent while he was president (sic) and hasn’t since he left the White House. The majority of Americans dislike Donald Trump. This is not my opinion, it’s a fact.

The Republicans were promising there would be a red wave and they’d retake the House, Senate, and governorships in record numbers. The red wave didn’t happen. Why? Partly because of Donald Trump and his election lie.

When I heard Trump was going to hold a rally in Pennsylvania for Mehmet Oz, I thought, “YES!”. I knew that would hurt the Oz campaign.

Trump endorsements work in primaries and in Pennsylvania, Trump endorsed the election-denying candidate, snake-oil-peddling Dr. Oz, over the more formidable businessman David McCormick. Oz lost. Holding the late rally right before the election hurt Oz and reminded voters that he was a Trump guy.

The Trump candidate for the New Hampshire senate seat lost by eight points while the Republican candidate for governor, who never bought into Trump’s election lies, won.

Herschel Walker may still win Georgia in a runoff in December, but his numbers were well below Republican governor Brian Kemp.

In my congressional district, Trumper Yesli Vega lost to incumbent Abigail Spanberger, who the GOP heavily targeted. The 7th district in Virginia was considered a bellwether and gave us one of the first results of the night. It turned out to be a bellwether.

The MAGA election-denying candidates for governor and senate in Arizona are currently losing.

MAGA-loving election-denying Lauren Boebert is currently behind in her reelection bid, which will be a huge loss for the congressional Dum-Dum Caucus.

Trump will take credit for the election of J.D. Vance to the Senate, but that was in Ohio where the Democrats gave up, but still could have won. And expect Vance to once again distance himself from Trump. Donald Trump will also take credit for Florida but honestly, that’s all Ron DeSantis who personally re-mapped the congressional districts to elect Republicans. Also, Democrats nominated Charlie Crist for the governorship and Val Demmings for the Senate, which really helped the GOP.

The Republican Party will still stand with Trump, beg for his approval, rush to Mar-a-Lago for photo-ops, fawn all over him, and kiss his huge orange ass despite the fact it hurts them with the American people. America doesn’t like Trump. Get it through your thick stupid heads, Republicans. Or don’t. I’m fine when it comes to politics if you don’t.

But sticking with him hurts the country. These lies and conspiracy theories are destructive. I guess all those memes of hammers and underwear didn’t help you Tuesday night. But then again, you always did put politics, and cult worship, before the country.

The Wall Street Journal wrote, “What will Democrats do when Donald Trump isn’t around to lose elections? We have to wonder because on Tuesday Democrats succeeded again in making the former President a central campaign issue, and Mr. Trump helped them do it.”

Trump’s ego won’t let him go away. As for asking the Republicans to stop fawning all over him, first, they gotta stop enabling his crimes. The Republican Party is stupid enough to nominate Trump again for the presidency in 2024, which he’ll probably announce his campaign for before the end of November.

Republicans, I’m glad you all turned into a bunch of frogs on election night, but I saw your warts a long time ago.

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.

Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist, please send a donation through PayPal to clayjonz@gmail.com. You can also snail it to P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.

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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

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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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.

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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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.

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.

Tip Jar: if you want to support the cartoonist, please send a donation through PayPal to clayjonz@gmail.com. You can also snail it to P.O. Box 3721, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.

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