A cartoonist explains the conservative reaction to the Ground Zero mosque

Preening, insular, race-based parochialism? Check! (Does this make New Yorkers incapable of commenting on culture beyond the Hudson? No; they understand tout le monde – by virtue of being le monde, I guess.) Let’s examine the subtle, ingenious critique of the conservative response:

The Rethugicans would want an “Official United States of America Church” where only Jesus-addled bumpkins can bow a head, and pray God “not to send more terrorist or weather-related catastrophes upon our nation in retribution for our homosexuals and Democrats.” Ho! A witty jape, sir. It’s always amusing when people incensed by religious bigotry against Islam strike back with reductio ad absurdum depictions of Christians.