I picked up this week’s copy of the free alternative weekly newspaper yesterday, and followed my usual habit for how I read that paper — I immediately went to page 4 to see what was happening in Tom Tomorrow’s “This Modern World.”
That’s one comic strip that seems to nail it every time, pulling no punches whether your views lean left or right, and this one was certainly no exception.
It’s amazing how the Republican presidential race has turned, even before we actually get into the primary season.
We’ve had Michele Bachmann come out as an early leader, and then fall sharply.
We’ve seen the call go out for Rick Perry to throw his hat into the ring, only to see him begin to implode as soon as the multitude of GOP presidential debates kicked off and his performances only went from bad to embarrassing.
We’ve seen the “Chris Christie watch,” and heard the sighs as he decided to keep firing away from the comfort of his New Jersey governor’s post.
Mike Huckabee? Guess he really didn’t wannabe.
Tim Pawlenty? After a few weeks, he decided he’d seen “pawlenty.”
Man, this is fun! And I’m just getting started.
Rick Santorum? Is he still in the race? Yeah, I think so. And the question with him is … why?
Ron Paul? Is he a Republican? A Libertarian? An Independent? He’s radical enough on the Republican right that he could even be considered a (HORROR OF HORRORS!) … a Democrat!
Herman Cain? Was that a pizza sauce stain I saw on his backside as he exited, stage left?
Jon Huntsman Jr.? Very smart, very likable, very progressive-music-loving kind of guy which all by itself is almost enough to get my vote for him if it weren’t for a couple of sticky issues we just don’t see eye to eye on, and any Mormon who has the guts to change scores of years’ worth of Utah liquor laws to bring this state into the 20th century (What’s that? We’re in the 21st century now? Oh, yeah!) just isn’t a viable conservative candidate. Too … progressive rock!
Mitt Romney? He just keeps plugging away, at or near the top of the endless polls, no matter how many GOP’ers would love to see him go away (that nasty “Obamacare” thing being based largely on his Massachusetts health care thing and all).
Let’s see, am I missing anyone?
Ooooohhhh, yyyyeeeeaaaahhhhh! How could I forget that latest post-Cain darling of Fox News? The one now leading in some of the polls and taking the biggest heat from his fellow Republican sharks — I mean, opponents. The “Newtster!” The “Newtereeno!” The “Newtricious One!” The guy I’ve been reading about for the better part of nearly 20 years with all his “great escapades” and “great escapes.” The guy who just won’t go away, no matter how much I’d love to see it happen. The guy who needs a jumbo jet just to carry the weight of his over-inflated ego. The guy whose picture is in the dictionary underneath the word “hypocrite.”
Which brings me back to one of the latest episodes of “This Modern World.” This is one of the funniest ones I’ve seen in a while, and every one of them are funny in a very true sort of way.
I can look at every panel of this Tom Tomorrow take on Newt and know that pretty much every single bit is fact. That’s what makes this one so … sadly funny, seeing as how Newt’s the one now leading the GOP’er charge.
See for yourself.
- Alan Grayson: Newt, in His Own Words (huffingtonpost.com)
- Ari Melber: The Underminey Backlash Against Newt, Starring Peggy Noonan (huffingtonpost.com)
- National Review must be too embarrassed to endorse Mitt Romney (dailykos.com)
- Stewart Stages ‘Intervention’ to Save GOP From Newt (newser.com)