I greatly admire the way some political cartoonists are able to effectively capture the essence of an issue.
And when it comes to government, I’ve always enjoyed the cartoons that portray the state as a blundering, often-malicious, overweight nitwit. You can see some of my favorite examples here,here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.
But I don’t recall ever seeing a cartoon that manages to illustrate the real nature of politics.
Until now, that is. Enjoy this Glenn McCoy cartoon, which cleverly shows the attitude of Washington’s ruling class when confronted by ordinary citizens who band together to defend themselves from predatory politicians.