Crazy Republicans! #26

Daryl Cagle hosts a fun and witty conversation with cartoonists Chris Weyant, Joe Heller, Monte Wolverton and Ed Wexler who show their favorite editorial cartoons focused on the Republican party. They discuss the challenges of getting certain cartoons published, their thoughts on topics such as gun violence, abortion, and the hypocrisy of Republican politicians. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE at Caglecast.com!

TRANSCRIPT:

[00:00:00] Daryl Cagle: Hi, I’m Daryl Cagle, and this is the Caglecast where we’re all about editorial cartoons. Chris Wyant is one of the most popular cartoonists we syndicate. He draws for the Boston Globe and the New Yorker. He does children’s books. He was a Harvard Nieman Fellow, and he’s won a bunch of awards.

[00:00:16] Daryl Cagle: Joe Heller was the editorial cartoonist for the Green Bay, Wisconsin Press Gazette for 28 years. He does children’s books and most impressive to me, Joe’s editorial cartoons are self syndicated to hundreds of newspapers all by himself, a feat that no other cartoonist that I know has achieved. Ed Wexler is a Emmy nominated creative director at Disney for 30 years.

[00:00:39] Daryl Cagle: He was a regular cartoonist for U. S. News World Report, and he drew the star studded caricature covers for the Hollywood Reporter’s Emmy and Academy Awards. Academy Awards issues for many years. And Monty

[00:00:52] Daryl Cagle: Wolverton draws wonderful, quirky, liberal

[00:00:53] Daryl Cagle: cartoons that we syndicate everywhere. Monty is doing a crowdfunding campaign now at Cagle.com/Wolverton. So please take a look. It’s tough to make a living in editorial cartoons these days as newspapers are fading away. So. The support of fans can make all the difference in keeping artists like Monty drawing and you can make a difference. Please visit Cagle.com/Wolverton. So welcome, gentlemen.

[00:01:16] Daryl Cagle: great to have you all here. Thanks.

[00:01:18] Chris Weyant: Thank you.

[00:01:18] Daryl Cagle: Good to be here. We’re going to flip through a bunch of cartoons and chime in with all your thoughts.

[00:01:24] Daryl Cagle: this one is from Chris. You got the

[00:01:27] Daryl Cagle: elephant sitting in the

[00:01:29] Daryl Cagle: big Venus fly trap of extremism. It’s been watered by

[00:01:33] Daryl Cagle: Trump and uh, elephant says

[00:01:35] Daryl Cagle: What’s the big deal?

[00:01:36] Daryl Cagle: I have it right here where I want it. That’s an excellent cartoon.

[00:01:39] Monte Wolverton: I like it. I like the, I like the pendant figure of Trump. I guess we would call that in art history or something. Little tiny Trump.

[00:01:47] Chris Weyant: Tiny Trump, the way we like him. Yeah.

[00:01:50] Ed Wexler: Little tiny head.

[00:01:52] Daryl Cagle: Good scary cartoon. Here’s another Chris Weyant cartoon, two panels, first panel, what Republican leaders consider to be a threat to our schools, the CRT and, LGTBQ

[00:02:05] Chris Weyant: and gender tourism

[00:02:06] Daryl Cagle: what they don’t consider to be a threat is, gun violence and mass killings in schools. And that’s just a good, contrast.

[00:02:14] Monte Wolverton: We can’t have enough of that message.

[00:02:17] Monte Wolverton: I think.

[00:02:17] Chris Weyant: Yeah, I agree.

[00:02:18] Monte Wolverton: I need to keep saying that over and over and over again.

[00:02:21] Daryl Cagle: Well, what’s frustrating is that cartoons like this that we think are most important are often the least reprinted.

[00:02:29] Monte Wolverton: Oh, they’re dangerous. Dangerous.

[00:02:32] Chris Weyant: They do well online. This one did pretty well. It did.

[00:02:35] Daryl Cagle: Boy, you know, online is so entirely different than newspaper editors.

[00:02:40] Ed Wexler: I find that too. Yeah.

[00:02:41] Joe Heller: Yeah. Exactly. They will hopefully catch up at one point because the online will become the newspaper editors. I think we have a generation shift. That’ll eventually come. Whether there’ll be a newspaper or not, I don’t know, but

[00:02:52] Daryl Cagle: yeah, yeah We still have newspapers I should add that You know, this is an audio as well as a video podcast and so I read and describe the cartoons for those people who do not get to see the images, but if you don’t see the images, please join us on, Caglecast.com or Cagle.Com or Apple Podcasts or Spotify or YouTube and you can see all of the cartoons as we discuss them. And here we have Chris Wyant with, a woke, black guy listening to a racist, transphobic, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, bigoted, anti Semitic, MAGA guy who says, Why would you wear something so hateful?

[00:03:30] Daryl Cagle: Oh, it’s those shirts that describe them.

[00:03:33] Ed Wexler: Great cartoon.

[00:03:34] Joe Heller: That is a great cartoon. I like the simplicity of, of the woke. This nice lowercase. Yeah. On a white shirt. It’s

[00:03:41] Chris Weyant: a nice font, right? It’s funny, I like cartoons. Feel like, yeah, I like the font. Me too. It’s like,

[00:03:45] Chris Weyant: oh, I don’t usually write so well. Oh man.

[00:03:46] Ed Wexler: All, all the fonts on the shirt too are, it works great.

[00:03:50] Ed Wexler: It’s decorative and funny and. That’s the point.

[00:03:53] Monte Wolverton: How well did it do as far as, uh, newspaper?

[00:03:55] Chris Weyant: I don’t know. How did this do?

[00:03:57] Daryl Cagle: I tend to give you the stats and look at the ones that perform well. And then I often send emails to cartoonists to show them which cartoons they did that nobody printed.

[00:04:08] Daryl Cagle: And all the ones in between, I don’t

[00:04:11] Daryl Cagle: really look at. So Okay. So. I don’t know what to tell you, but, uh…

[00:04:16] Chris Weyant: Yeah, I think I was, I think I was

[00:04:17] Chris Weyant: a middle lister on, on, on this one. Okay. So, okay.

[00:04:21] Chris Weyant: Not totally buried. You know, anything, anything with a,

[00:04:23] Daryl Cagle: MAGA hat where, where one side describes the other, the editors tend to, shy away.

[00:04:29] Daryl Cagle: they like, they like funny little jokes that, don’t express an opinion.

[00:04:34] Joe Heller: Unfortunately true.

[00:04:35] Daryl Cagle: And that is to our great frustration.

[00:04:38] Chris Weyant: both are represented here. Yeah. at least visually. Okay. Here you

[00:04:41] Daryl Cagle: got an elephant holding, abortion ban bills in his hand and he says,

[00:04:45] Daryl Cagle: I absolutely support a woman’s right to choose to not live in Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Idaho, Florida, Wyoming, Kentucky.

[00:04:56] Chris Weyant: That is an outdated list already. I need to expand it. . Very nice.

[00:05:01] Daryl Cagle: Oh boy. Yeah, it’s half the states. It’s terrible.

[00:05:04] Daryl Cagle: this is an oldie of yours, but I just

[00:05:06] Daryl Cagle: thought it looks so nice and I liked your

[00:05:08] Daryl Cagle: texture and, there’s such a wonderful tradition of broken down old cars in editorial cartoons that, everybody loves to draw. So you’ve got the mechanic in his garage, which is a big mess. And he’s made a big mess of Uncle Sam’s democracy car and the elephant.

[00:05:26] Daryl Cagle: Mechanic says try it now when it has no motor in it, I I think this is just a lovely looking cartoon.

[00:05:32] Ed Wexler: It’s a nice cartoon,

[00:05:33] Ed Wexler: right? Yeah,

[00:05:35] Chris Weyant: it’s fun to draw an engine block

[00:05:37] Daryl Cagle: Okay gentlemen

[00:05:38] Chris Weyant: now we’re up to joe We’re up to joe heller. joe

[00:05:43] Daryl Cagle: You’ve got

[00:05:43] Chris Weyant: the, the Fox News Fox and the Dominion lawsuit, but, uh, the Dominion lawsuit is, Shears and you cut off

[00:05:50] Daryl Cagle: all his hair and underneath we see that he’s a rat I think that’s funny.

[00:05:55] Chris Weyant: Yeah. Yeah. That’s great. That’s a great image.

[00:05:57] Monte Wolverton: That’s brilliant. It’s just, you had to think

[00:05:59] Joe Heller: to come up with that. I thought, you know, what, it’s just one of those things that came to you, so many of us draw the Fox News as a fox, you know, and I thought, you know, they’re going to get sheared, and from there, it just went on to what, you know, once you get sheared, you look like a rat, you know, you’re not a real fox, and you’re not…

[00:06:17] Daryl Cagle: Another thing that I find frustrating about editors is that they avoid cartoons that make comments on other media. Have you noticed that?

[00:06:25] Chris Weyant: Are you seeing

[00:06:26] Chris Weyant: that change at all? Because the media is reporting on itself a little bit differently

[00:06:30] Chris Weyant: now.

[00:06:31] Daryl Cagle: They love to report on themselves. They’re self focused. But, uh, when it comes to criticizing…

[00:06:37] Daryl Cagle: Another outlet, they are shy from that.

[00:06:40] Chris Weyant: Well this does it well..

[00:06:42] Daryl Cagle: And this is a lovely, Republican bashing cartoon. You’ve got, Michelangelo’s statue of David holding an AK 47 covering his private parts. just the way that Republicans would like to see David.

[00:06:56] Joe Heller: Yeah. Yeah. Nothing objective. Yes.

[00:06:59] Daryl Cagle: Uh, Somehow I don’t think that… I was very…

[00:07:02] Joe Heller: I was very generous with him, giving that, uh, higher capacity, uh, cartridge there. Covering up his, uh,

[00:07:09] Joe Heller: his ….

[00:07:10] Daryl Cagle: Yes, it’s a very flattering AK 47

[00:07:13] Chris Weyant: it. Yeah. Yeah. Well, well placed munitions.

[00:07:16] Chris Weyant: All right, here you got a six panel cartoon,

[00:07:18] Daryl Cagle: with The white guy talking to the black lady, who is a teacher. And the white guy is holding a banned list and he says, Hey

[00:07:28] Daryl Cagle: teacher, we don’t trust you with these books.

[00:07:31] Daryl Cagle: He’s holding a history book and says, We

[00:07:33] Daryl Cagle: don’t trust you with

[00:07:34] Daryl Cagle: history. He holds approved pronouns and

[00:07:37] Daryl Cagle: says, We don’t trust

[00:07:38] Daryl Cagle: you with grammar.

[00:07:40] Daryl Cagle: He’s holding a rainbow and says, we don’t trust you with rainbows. He’s holding a picture of statue of David

[00:07:48] Daryl Cagle: with an X on it. He says, we don’t trust you with art, but I do

[00:07:52] Daryl Cagle: trust you with this as he holds the gun. excellent cartoon.

[00:07:56] Chris Weyant: Yeah, that’s great. Yeah. Nice turn. Yeah,

[00:07:59] Joe Heller: a little wordy for me, but,

[00:08:00] Daryl Cagle: Okay, here’s, you got the

[00:08:02] Chris Weyant: judge

[00:08:03] Daryl Cagle: with the abortion pill rulings.

[00:08:04] Daryl Cagle: And he says,

[00:08:05] Daryl Cagle: as a federal judge, I identify as your pharmacist.

[00:08:09] Chris Weyant: Joe, Joe, the voices that you wrote it with very Brooklyn, almost like Bed-Stuy.

[00:08:16] Joe Heller: Yeah. I think you should do

[00:08:17] Chris Weyant: Texas. Okay,

[00:08:19] Daryl Cagle: and here’s your Mickey Mouse Club cartoon, Joe, with, angry but happy looking, uh, well, sinister looking Disney characters, say, Disney sues Florida Governor DeSantis.

[00:08:29] Daryl Cagle: why the sinister look?

[00:08:31] Joe Heller: like they’re gonna go after.

[00:08:33] Ed Wexler: Yeah,

[00:08:35] Ed Wexler: they’re gonna get back at him.

[00:08:36] Joe Heller: They’re gonna

[00:08:36] Chris Weyant: crush him. Yeah.

[00:08:37] Daryl Cagle: They’re just, confidently, angry eyeballs with big smiles. Yeah. Like,

[00:08:43] Joe Heller: just wait for it kind of thing. You’re gonna get your comeuppance. Yeah.

[00:08:48] Monte Wolverton: It’s a wrong fight.

[00:08:49] Daryl Cagle: All right, Joe, so here you got a guy

[00:08:51] Daryl Cagle: putting in all kinds of yard signs that say, I still support

[00:08:54] Daryl Cagle: Trump and you got a couple walking by and fella says he’s going to run out of yard before Trump runs out of scandals.

[00:09:01] Daryl Cagle: You’ve got, uh, uh, people driving away in their car with the license plate. This is first state to ban Tik TOK, help Montana. And, uh, the kids in the back seat

[00:09:11] Daryl Cagle: say, mom, I’m so bored.

[00:09:14] Daryl Cagle: Yeah, me too. I’m really bored. There’s nothing to do.

[00:09:17] Daryl Cagle: Excellent cartoon.

[00:09:19] Joe Heller: I like your voices. This cartoon must have done really well, right? Is that a Montana voice? I, you know, I got a few papers in Montana, some of the bigger ones, and they… We’re wishy washy about that for some reason. I don’t know. I don’t know why, but it doesn’t go through the summer.

[00:09:35] Joe Heller: This will be a popular

[00:09:37] Monte Wolverton: wishy washy out of their wishy washiness manifest itself.

[00:09:40] Joe Heller: Well, it’s just like I got a couple that said, uh, this is funny, but I’m not going to run it. Uh, that kind of stuff. And I think they’re more, like you said, they’re more braver online. A couple of them said, I’m not going to print it, but I’m put it online.

[00:09:52] Joe Heller: You know, it’s. I don’t know if you’ve got a spine, a bigger spine, with your online entity or publication.

[00:10:00] Chris Weyant: You know, maybe it was just that they anticipated it

[00:10:03] Daryl Cagle: would generate a bunch of mail. Rather than making people angry, just didn’t want to deal with mail.

[00:10:09] Chris Weyant: Mail’s a good thing. That means that people are reading Yeah, free monitoring,

[00:10:14] Joe Heller: but I liked it

[00:10:16] Daryl Cagle: Ed,

[00:10:16] Daryl Cagle: we’re up to you. You’ve got your crazy republican Matt Gates And he’s with his little Underage, uh sex partner, and he says she’s 21. And what’s so funny about this is her face is pixelated out. I think that’s hilarious.

[00:10:31] Chris Weyant: Yeah, that’s a great touch. It’s really…

[00:10:34] Monte Wolverton: It’s just an excellent .

[00:10:35] Joe Heller: It’s a nice touch, yeah.

[00:10:36] Monte Wolverton: Really is good.

[00:10:38] Ed Wexler: Thank you. She’s got the little, uh, brightly colored lollipop, and the school books, and pigtails, and she’s 21.

[00:10:46] Daryl Cagle: It’s fascinating how, tolerant the Republicans are of this stuff.

[00:10:51] Ed Wexler: Uh, yeah. I don’t know. Why do you think? Why does he get away with this?

[00:10:55] Monte Wolverton: Well, maybe she’s not planning on having an abortion.

[00:10:58] Monte Wolverton: So it’s okay.

[00:10:59] Chris Weyant: Right.

[00:10:59] Daryl Cagle: Anyway, that’s a beautiful drawing. You’re a very funny caricature.

[00:11:03] Chris Weyant: It’s got a big square head.

[00:11:04] Daryl Cagle: here you got, three MAGA elephant ladies counting the votes in Arizona. And the first one says,

[00:11:11] Chris Weyant: we’ll just keep recounting votes.

[00:11:13] Daryl Cagle: And the third one

[00:11:14] Chris Weyant: says, until it comes

[00:11:16] Ed Wexler: out, right.

[00:11:17] Chris Weyant: that’s a very true cartoon.

[00:11:19] Chris Weyant: All you have to do is draw truth.

[00:11:21] Ed Wexler: Yeah, I, I, I liked, for a while there, I liked, uh, depicting, MAGA ladies as, uh, blonde elephants.

[00:11:27] Chris Weyant: You get the haircuts really right.

[00:11:30] Daryl Cagle: Oh, and I thought this was very funny. You’ve got, uh, DeSantis Tinkerbell flying over the rainbow singing, uh, Bibbidi Bobbidi LGTBQ.

[00:11:39] Joe Heller: Great caricature.

[00:11:44] Ed Wexler: I’m still struggling trying to get a handle on uh, on drawing DeSantis.

[00:11:48] Daryl Cagle: Oh, wonderful DeSantis. I think you’ve got the handle.

[00:11:53] Ed Wexler: He’s got like a bulby nose, but he doesn’t have a big nose, you know?

[00:11:57] Daryl Cagle: The DeSantis logo is funny. Drawn like Disney. a hilarious cartoon.

[00:12:02] Ed Wexler: Thanks, guys.

[00:12:04] Daryl Cagle: And here you’ve got the, elephant, painting himself into the… corner painting out his law and order, but, wanting to defund the FBI in his black defund the FBI paint. He says, we’re the law and

[00:12:18] Daryl Cagle: order party, except when it comes to Trump.

[00:12:22] Ed Wexler: You know, that actually could have been Trump and not an elephant. But I thought it, I thought the cartoon would be printed in more publications if it was an elephant.

[00:12:32] Monte Wolverton: Yeah.

[00:12:32] Daryl Cagle: It’s true. You draw Trump and it just doesn’t get printed. And

[00:12:35] Ed Wexler: this is all about deflecting, away from Trump and his crimes.

[00:12:38] Chris Weyant: Right.

[00:12:39] Ed Wexler: All of his stuff.

[00:12:41] Daryl Cagle: Lovely cartoon. And here you have the Republican, couple sitting on the couch and, the wife and their ashtrays are full and smoking and they’re both smoking. The wife, has her curlers and she’s funny as can be. And she says,

[00:12:57] Daryl Cagle: So he’s a staunch anti abortion candidate who’s paid for his

[00:13:01] Daryl Cagle: girlfriend’s abortions and denies four of his kids.

[00:13:06] Daryl Cagle: And the husband says, Nobody’s perfect.

[00:13:10] Ed Wexler: That, that was, during the time of, uh, Herschel Walker. And, you know, the Republicans blind, defense. Of everything about him with, all the abortions that he’s paid for and all the hypocrisy, all the Hershel Walker

[00:13:21] Chris Weyant: hypocrisy.

[00:13:22] Chris Weyant: That’s

[00:13:22] Chris Weyant: their, ongoing theme of

[00:13:24] Daryl Cagle: not caring about

[00:13:25] Chris Weyant: any moral turpitude.

[00:13:27] Daryl Cagle: Oh, and here’s another beautiful DeSantis cartoon. you have Mickey’s arm. All you need is Mickey’s arm. And, he’s, swishing around the dictator detector and it’s beep, beep, beeping off of him like a metal detector.

[00:13:41] Ed Wexler: I try to, capture DeSantis’, Athletic physique.

[00:13:51] Chris Weyant: His five o’clock shadow

[00:13:52] Daryl Cagle: and his upper lip, I think, are just very funny.

[00:13:55] Chris Weyant: Yeah, he’s completely sculptural as a human being.

[00:13:59] Ed Wexler: He’s sculptural.

[00:14:00] Daryl Cagle: Ed, this is a lovely cartoon. You’ve got Trump with his tiny hands in handcuffs. This is the day that he was, brought in for his arraignment. lovely, simple, very cute cartoon.

[00:14:11] Monte Wolverton: That’s great. It’s one of those you look at and you think, why didn’t I think of that? It’s so, but nobody else has done that.

[00:14:17] Ed Wexler: Nice when that happens every, every now and again.

[00:14:19] Daryl Cagle: Well, lovely cartoon, Ed.

[00:14:21] Ed Wexler: Well, thank you.

[00:14:22] Daryl Cagle: Ed, this is a lovely cartoon. You’ve got the three conservative justices, carrying the, the coffin of ethics with Ginny Thomas on the top wearing her QAnon crazy hat with a big smile. Wonderful caricatures.

[00:14:38] Chris Weyant: Yeah, the

[00:14:38] Chris Weyant: Ginny Thomas is perfect.

[00:14:40] Monte Wolverton: Perfect Ginny, yeah.

[00:14:41] Chris Weyant: It’s so

[00:14:42] Monte Wolverton: funny. I

[00:14:42] Ed Wexler: must say I enjoyed drawing that Ginny Thomas. Clearly.

[00:14:45] Monte Wolverton: Yeah.

[00:14:46] Chris Weyant: He comes through.

[00:14:48] Daryl Cagle: You know, we did a podcast, uh, with the theme of Clarence Thomas. That was our most popular one so far.

[00:14:55] Chris Weyant: That’s quite good. And Chris, you popped up here where I didn’t expect

[00:14:59] Daryl Cagle: you to be.

[00:15:00] Chris Weyant: So we got, the Democrat donkey and the Republican elephant,

[00:15:04] Daryl Cagle: they’re each holding signs and the donkey has a sign that says, are you better off today than you were 40 years ago? And the Republican has, are you better off today than you were four years ago? that makes a good point for, one of our recent elections, I don’t recall which are 2012.

[00:15:19] Daryl Cagle: 12. Ha, ha, ha. I’ll edit this one

[00:15:20] Chris Weyant: out if you want. But I think it’s great! Excellent cartoon. Still good 11 years later. It’s a funny drawing. It’s great.

[00:15:29] Daryl Cagle: Here’s another one that I thought I took out. Um,

[00:15:36] Chris Weyant: The elephant and the donkey each chained

[00:15:38] Daryl Cagle: together with entitlements when their axe is about to whack either the chain or their own hands off. Each saying, you first. That’s an excellent graphic. I like this one. That one’s probably 12 years old, too.

[00:15:52] Chris Weyant: Yeah, I think you’re old.

[00:15:53] Daryl Cagle: I put in a few of mine. Um, We’ve got, uh, Donkey and the Elephant chasing after money, and, uh, You know, the pig represents business and greed, and he’s sitting in a rickshaw getting pulled by the Donkey and the Elephant.

[00:16:08] Daryl Cagle: Here’s, uh, Trump and his spineless Republicans as he pulls out their spine. Uh, here’s, uh, GOP

[00:16:18] Chris Weyant: Guernica. Don’t, don’t go so fast. Yeah, go ahead.

[00:16:21] Daryl Cagle: I’m just going through my own faster. They, uh, you know, I’ve seen a whole lot of cartoonists do a whole lot of Guernica cartoons, and they’re always good and they’re always popular, and editors just seem to love art masterpiece metaphors in cartoons.

[00:16:36] Chris Weyant: Did you draw this to scale like the Real Guernica?

[00:16:38] Daryl Cagle: Oh yeah, it fills my house.

[00:16:42] Daryl Cagle: Uh, here’s

[00:16:44] Daryl Cagle: a Republican inviting the folks into the house to vote where they just fall off a cliff.

[00:16:53] Ed Wexler: That’s a very good one.

[00:16:54] Daryl Cagle: It’s a strategy.

[00:16:55] Monte Wolverton: Oh, you did, you did it vertical. Vertical format, which is unusual.

[00:17:00] Chris Weyant: vertical format gets

[00:17:01] Daryl Cagle: printed less, but sometimes you want to do

[00:17:03] Chris Weyant: it anyway.

[00:17:04] Chris Weyant: Yeah.

[00:17:05] Daryl Cagle: Okay, here’s a math cartoon. Elementary school math. The gun plus the Republicans in love with the NRA equals all the dead people in the graveyard. Another cartoon I’m sure didn’t get pretty much.

[00:17:18] Ed Wexler: That’s a nice

[00:17:19] Ed Wexler: caricature.

[00:17:20] Chris Weyant: It is.

[00:17:21] Daryl Cagle: And here’s the Republican elephant all tied up in a knot. Which seems to be their natural position.

[00:17:26] Daryl Cagle: Okay, we’re up to you,

[00:17:27] Daryl Cagle: Monty.

[00:17:28] Monte Wolverton: Well, there it is. This, this goes back a ways, doesn’t it?

[00:17:32] Daryl Cagle: Uh, yeah. So we got a couple, Elephants talk to each other, stacks of paper, and one of them says, I love the smell of election audits in the morning. They do love, they do love to audit when they don’t win. defunding public education, Elephants says to the others.

[00:17:48] Daryl Cagle: And when our plan is complete, only the wealthy will be able to afford education. Finally, the

[00:17:53] Daryl Cagle: riffraff will be under our control.

[00:17:55] Daryl Cagle:

[00:17:55] Daryl Cagle: Oh, the GOP, and science. Science says

[00:17:58] Chris Weyant: good news. We’re adding years to your lifespan.

[00:18:01] Daryl Cagle: And the GOP says good news. We’re saving money

[00:18:05] Chris Weyant: by cutting Medicare and social security,

[00:18:07] Daryl Cagle: thereby taking years from your lifespan.

[00:18:09] Monte Wolverton: For some reason, my GOP guy, who looks like a generalized GOP guy in Congress or something, turned out looking like, Data.

[00:18:18] Joe Heller: A little. There is a little data in there. A little Brent Spiner.

[00:18:23] Monte Wolverton: Yeah, Brent Spiner, yeah. I don’t know why, I just noticed that afterwards. It would be much kinder, I think.

[00:18:29] Chris Weyant: I noticed

[00:18:29] Daryl Cagle: also you Republicans tend to have weak chins.

[00:18:32] Monte Wolverton: Yeah, they do. Well, like DeSantis, look at DeSantis. Okay. Or at least Wexler’s DeSantis.

[00:18:37] Ed Wexler: He’s got much, he’s not got much chin.

[00:18:39] Ed Wexler: Alright, so here your Republican says, And we won’t stop until every American man, woman, and child is equipped with their very own

[00:18:46] Daryl Cagle: AR 15. White, straight Republicans, that is.

[00:18:50] Monte Wolverton: Yeah, you can’t trust the other people. Can’t trust the other people with AR 15s. We’ll give them squirt guns.

[00:18:56] Chris Weyant: Here’s

[00:18:56] Daryl Cagle: your DeSantis, Monty. Uh, dressed like he’s, a king knight from the Middle Ages. And he says, At

[00:19:03] Daryl Cagle: last, my reversion of Florida to the Dark Ages is

[00:19:07] Daryl Cagle: complete. And now for the rest of the country. And behind him they’re saying, Bring out your dead.

[00:19:13] Chris Weyant: Yeah, a

[00:19:13] Monte Wolverton: little, Monty Python reference there, if you recall.

[00:19:17] Daryl Cagle: And here you’ve got the elephant in the nest with, Elon Musk. I guess they’re in bed together. Twits of a feather. Elon says, make yourself at home. The twitter nests.

[00:19:28] Monte Wolverton: This is, actually the week after he screwed up the, the big release of the DeSantis campaign, and yet he is, he’s GOP friendly.

[00:19:37] Monte Wolverton: it’s increasingly becoming the haunt of

[00:19:40] Chris Weyant: GOP. Yeah,

[00:19:40] Joe Heller: you captured his, like, his creepiness.

[00:19:42] Ed Wexler: can totally tell it’s him.

[00:19:44] Monte Wolverton: He’s creepy. Well, and there’s the, there’s the trademark there, and he hasn’t said anything about it to me so far.

[00:19:51] Ed Wexler: You wonder if they see him, you know,

[00:19:52] Chris Weyant: does the elephant have a

[00:19:53] Chris Weyant: belly button?

[00:19:54] Daryl Cagle: He has quite an interesting belly button. It’s

[00:19:57] Monte Wolverton: either a belly button or a, or a spider.

[00:20:00] Chris Weyant: I like it.

[00:20:00] Daryl Cagle: Okay, gentlemen, we’ve gotten through our, 35 cartoons and they were an excellent 35 cartoons.

[00:20:07] Daryl Cagle: So you guys have any more comments on Crazy Republicans?

[00:20:10] Chris Weyant: What’s to say? They’re crazy.

[00:20:11] Joe Heller: It’s like shooting fish in a barrel once in a while.

[00:20:13] Daryl Cagle: I guess it is.

[00:20:15] Monte Wolverton: Well, my next one will have bloods and guns in it, so… It probably won’t see much publication, but maybe it will.

[00:20:20] Chris Weyant: I don’t know about you guys. I’m more than happy

[00:20:23] Chris Weyant: to draw about independents and democrats if they

[00:20:25] Chris Weyant: just, you know,

[00:20:26] Chris Weyant: if the GOP would stop hogging the attention

[00:20:30] Chris Weyant: with

[00:20:30] Chris Weyant: insanity.

[00:20:30] Chris Weyant: If they just did something else, maybe govern, then I’ll be bored.

[00:20:35] Monte Wolverton: It’s such an easy target, as it were.

[00:20:37] Joe Heller: Uh, this is, we gotta start watching the right news channels. That way, uh, you know, we can start drawing those fake cartoons.

[00:20:44] Chris Weyant: Right.

[00:20:44] Daryl Cagle: But… You make an excellent point. So, everybody, thank you for,

[00:20:48] Chris Weyant: uh, joining us. Remember

[00:20:50] Daryl Cagle: to subscribe to, the Caglecast wherever, you are watching this.

[00:20:55] Daryl Cagle: Subscribe to the Caglecast. SUBSCRIBE to the Caglecast!

[00:20:59] Daryl Cagle: Our Caglecast is available in both video and audio versions, so if you don’t see the cartoons, go to Cagle.com or Apple Podcasts or YouTube or Spotify or Caglecast.Com to see the cartoons and video podcast. Go to Cagle.Com to see all the cartoons. And, gentlemen, it was, just, a pleasure having you all here today.

[00:21:19] Chris Weyant: Thanks for having us.

[00:21:20] Ed Wexler: No, thank you. Thanks. That was

[00:21:21] Chris Weyant: great. Thank you. Nice to see you guys. You too. Alright, I’ll see you next time.

Timestamp Summary
00:00:00 Introduction of the cartoonists and their achievements
00:01:27 Discussion on Chris Weyant’s cartoon about extremism
00:02:05 Conversation about the lack of reprinting for important cartoons
00:03:30 Appreciation for Chris Weyant’s cartoon on racism
00:04:41 Discussion on the lack of support for cartoons expressing opinions
00:05:06 Praise for Joe Heller’s cartoon on Fox News
00:05:43 Joe Heller’s cartoon on the Dominion lawsuit
00:06:25 Frustration with editors avoiding cartoons criticizing other media
00:06:56 Appreciation for Joe Heller’s cartoon on Republican views
00:07:18 Discussion on Chris Weyant’s cartoon on book banning
00:07:33 Trust issues with history, grammar, rainbows, and art.
00:08:00 Cartoon about federal judge identifying as pharmacist.
00:08:29 Sinister Disney characters suing Florida Governor DeSantis.
00:08:51 Cartoon about running out of yard before Trump scandals.
00:09:19 Montana papers hesitant to print a cartoon.
00:10:16 Cartoon about Matt Gates and underage sex partner.
00:11:03 Cartoon about MAGA ladies recounting votes in Arizona.
00:11:44 Struggling with drawing DeSantis caricature.
00:12:04 Cartoon about defunding the FBI and Trump’s crimes.
00:12:57 Cartoon about anti-abortion candidate’s hypocrisy.
00:13:41 Cartoon about DeSantis and the dictator detector.
00:14:00 Cartoon of Trump with tiny hands in handcuffs.
00:14:21 Cartoon of conservative justices carrying coffin of ethics.
00:14:21 Introduction and compliments on the cartoon
00:15:00 Discussion on the relevance of a cartoon from 11 years ago
00:16:18 Mention of a popular podcast on Clarence Thomas
00:17:00 Sharing and discussing various political cartoons
00:19:13 Comment on a cartoon resembling Monty Python reference
00:20:10 General agreement on the craziness of Republicans
00:20:30 Desire to draw about other political parties
00:20:44 Mention of watching different news channels for inspiration
00:20:59 Reminder to subscribe to the Caglecast
00:21:08 Conclusion and gratitude for participating in the discussion
00:20:59 Introduction to Caglecast and where to find it
00:21:19 Thanking the guests for being on the show
00:21:21 Farewell and see you next time