If they gave lifetime achievement awards for being a wretched human being, Mitch McConnell would certainly be one of the finalists.
As one columnist for the Washington Post put it recently: “By rights, McConnell’s tombstone should say that he presided over the end of the Senate. And I’d add a second line: “He broke America.” No man has done more in recent years to undermine the functioning of U.S. government. His has been the epitome of unprincipled leadership, the triumph of tactics in service of short-term power.”
Mild criticism indeed for such an obnoxious cancer on the American body politic, but feel free to read the full article here if you wish.
Pat Bagley, whose toon we feature this week, is the editorial cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune. He was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning and was awarded the 2009 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning by a unanimous panel of judges that included Garry Trudeau and Jules Feiffer.
You can view more of his cartoons here.