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. Follow him on Twitter @McAffee