DeMint portrayed as assassin in political cartoon
posted at 6:39 pm on July 25, 2009 by Pundette
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The Washington Post featured this in today’s paper as one of the better cartoons of the week:
Supposedly the target is “healthcare,” but the cartoon obviously refers to DeMint’s remark about breaking Obama. It’s not much of a jump to believe that the cartoonist intends us to imagine that DeMint’s target is Obama.
Maybe I’m being touchy. It’s just a cartoon and it’s supposed to be edgy. But most Americans are quite sensitive to suggestions of presidential (or other) assassination, and particularly so when it involves a sniper taking aim from a tall building.
The Post showed terrible judgment when they chose to run this.