NC gets another unflattering Doonesbury appearance

Another week, another national ribbing for North Carolina

Sunday’s comic strip from acclaimed Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau looked at North Carolina’s extensive changes to the state’s election laws, which are being challenged in court by groups like the state chapter of the NAACP as well as the federal Department of Justice, which has alleged the provisions curtailing voting illegally discriminates against black voters.DoonesburyNC

The Doonesbury cartoon features GOP enthusiast “Negative Ned” fielding a question from a teen wanting to know why the North Carolina (in legislation passed by this year’s General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory) stopped pre-registration of high school students.

“The young have a tendency to make poor choice sand vote for the wrong party,” Ned replies. “That’s why the legislature wisely voted for a cooling-off period – to allow you extra time to mature!

Click here or on the cartoon to see the entire strip.

This isn’t the first time this year that North Carolina caught Trudeau’s attention – in October he had this strip with Negative Ned proudly proclaiming “North Carolina – where progress is a dirty word!”

Today’s editorial cartoon from John Cole is also a must click, find out what state Sen. Bob Rucho had to do with making this the best Christmas ever for our editorial cartoonist. (Click here.)

9 Comments

  1. GOP Rules

    December 23, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Well, very few outside the NY metro area will see it when you consider the low number of subscribers to newspapers these days.

  2. ML

    December 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    That’s why it was posted here for more to see… Duh.

    If we count GOP and all his alter egos that’s at least 5. No need to copy my joke I included my alter egos in that number as well…

  3. LayintheSmakDown

    December 25, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Really? Where is Alan, and “other PW intern”?

  4. Alan

    December 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    LSD,

    I took Christmas Day off, perhaps you should have also. Thanks for playing…

  5. LayintheSmakDown

    December 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    You are welcome….

    And I guess it is good to get it to the five of us “interns”. Let’s see now about 10 people know about this cartoon…woo hoo!

  6. LayintheSmakDown

    December 26, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Oh, and it is good to see the pulse gave you the day off Alan. It is nice to see they recognize something Christian over there.

  7. Alan

    December 27, 2013 at 6:42 am

    LSD,

    Do you not have any post Xmas shopping to do instead?

  8. ML

    December 27, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Happy holidays

  9. LayintheSmakDown

    December 31, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Nah…got all the presents before.