Cruz, Boebert, McCarthy, McConnell, Graham, Carlson, Greene
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Our DonkeyHotey doesn’t tilt at windmills. No siree. The targets of his acid-dipped digital pen aren’t imaginary or unimportant. Au contraire. They’re all too real. Each week, whether accompanying a sharp-edged op-ed or standing on their own, DonkeyHotey’s cartoons take dead aim at the evildoers who keep us up at night. Here are some of the best of 2021.

Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, QAnon, Republicans

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QAnon Republicans Storm the Capitol from Within

Newly elected, gun-toting, QAnon-supporting Reps. Lauren Boebert (CO) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) have captured the soul of the GOP.


Ted Cruz, MAGA

Ted Cruz counts on his animal magnetism to endear him to Trump supporters. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

MAGA on Cruz Control

Ted Cruz unleashed in bid to be Trump’s heir apparent.


Lindsey Graham, Unity

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Bipartisan Unity Is for Losers

Republicans like Lindsey Graham are all for bipartisan government now that they’re no longer in power.


Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos

Billionaire Campfire. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Billions and Billions Self-Served

Elon Musk’s net worth soared by $140 billion in 2020. Jeff Bezos added $75 billion and Bill Gates a mere $20 billion. By one calculation, the country’s billionaires pocketed $1.1 trillion! Think they can afford to start paying their fair share of taxes?


Mitch McConnell, corporations

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McConnell to Corporate Donors: Keep Your Politics out of My Money

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has done more than anyone to marry money and politics, helping free companies to spend as much as they please to influence elections. But when some CEOs came out against Republican-sponsored voter suppression laws he cried foul.


Tucker Carlson, FOX, KKK, Ku Klux Klan

Tucker Carlson’s resting “Doh!” face. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Tucker Carlson: Grand Wizard of Fox News

“Heil Tucker,” one fan saluted on social media after the Fox News host spewed neo-Nazi venom on his show, invoking the “great replacement” theory popular among white supremacists.


Vladimir Putin, bread, Ukraine

Putin dares the West to cross a “red line” on Ukraine. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Putin on the Fritz

What’s going on with Vladimir Putin? First he draws a “red line” against the West, then the Kremlin announces it will withdraw the troops — though not the weapons — it’s massed along the Ukraine border.


Kevin McCarthy, big lie

Qevin McQarthy, brave fighter for the Constitution. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Kevin Can’t Wait

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is rushing to defenestrate his Number 3, Liz Cheney, for denouncing Donald Trump’s big lie and pushing to investigate the Capitol riot.


Susan Collins, Brett Kavanaugh, Roe v. Wade

Susan Collins still thinks Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch will protect Roe v. Wade. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Sen. Susan Collins Has Some Supreme Explaining to Do

Don’t expect to hear a mea culpa anytime soon from the pro-choice senior senator from Maine, who voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch while insisting they would protect abortion rights.


Charlie Kirk, Turning Points USA

Charlie Kirk: Leading the young ones astray. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Big Man on (the Anti-Vaccine, Anti-Cancel Culture) Campus

Republicans fund Turning Point USA to round up kids looking for simple answers and camaraderie. 


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