Nevada’s Best Political Cartoon of 2011 has to qualified here. First, this is about amateur bloggers, not professional cartoonists. Second, if you took a photo and added text to it, that qualifies. I’ve done some myself, so I’m excluding my own pics from the judging. I’m also leaving out Nevada Scandalmonger pics because he/she doesn’t live here anymore, so I didn’t bother to consider them.
Alright, enough qualification B.S., let’s get to it. This wonderful piece seems to sum up the whole Republican mantra and the underlying message of the conservative 1%. Nevada’s Republican Governor Brian Sandoval is definitely better than Jim Gibbons by a long shot. Unfortunately, he’s a guy that would have been much much more reasonable 10 years ago before the Tea Party took over the right side of the isle.
“High Unemployment? Fuck You, I’m on a boat.” That’s classic. The person who created this picture is anonymous… but I still have to give them props. Nevada bloggers and online commentators get pretty creative with little resources.
I’m still trying to figure out why a politician like Brian Sandoval wouldtweet this picture to begin with? In context, it wasn’t actually his private boat or something. Even so, just shows a major disconnect on Sandoval’s part I think. I remember seeing his actual tweet from this boat, and I just thought this is bizarre. Then this captioned version popped up. I laughed so hard. I still laugh when I see it. Thought it was worth sharing again. Cheers!
Justin is the publisher The Nevada View, which has earned the recognition in the Washington Post’s “Best State-Based Political Blogs,” as well as being awarded the “Most Valuable Blogger Award” by the local CBS affiliate in 2011. Justin is also an associate at the Ramirez Group in Las Vegas. Follow him on Twitter @McAffee