1. StevoR says

    Hate Trump? If only more of them did – and stopped voting for and supporting him.

    In public and politically as well as privately..

  2. wzrd1 says

    Reading the title, “The Aristocrats” was my very first thought, even before the graphics and text loaded.
    I actually have that routine and a discussion by the writers on video.
    Vaudeville has a great deal of that which humanity actually is under the thin veneer of “civilization”.

  3. cartomancer says

    Uncharacteristically youthful and ethnically diverse for Republicans, don’t you think?

  4. raven says

    The proportions are also way off here.

    The Hate Everyone sector should be about 95% or more of the circle.
    The Hate Trump and Hate Freedom Caucus sectors should be small slivers.

  5. hemidactylus says

    Are these congresspeople represented in the graphic (my first take)? If so there appears to be a black Republican congresswoman in the graphic. That’s no longer the case right?:

    “Ludmya “Mia” Love (née Bourdeau; December 6, 1975) is an American political commentator and former politician who served as the U.S. representative for Utah’s 4th congressional district from 2015 to 2019. A Haitian American, she was the first black person elected to Congress from Utah, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, and the first black woman elected to Congress as a Republican.[1]”

    With the GOP bloodbath over a new speaker that’s where I went with the graphic, but it might mean GOP voters.

    There are black women aspiring to be GOP representatives:

  6. robro says

    Well, it is a joke cartoon, not a representation of the statistical distribution of Republicans in Congress. They also left off the “Hate Trump Haters” and “Hate Non-Christians”. To me “The Aristocrats” title is still appropriate because they behave as if they are aristocrats, and they’re ready to screw everybody.

  7. says

    I’m not sure changing from “the aristocrats” to “the Republicans” is actually a change at all — the Republicans (and especially the so-called “base”) are self-appointed (self-anointed?) aristocracy, entitled to allow all benefits of ‘murikanism to flow to their descendants and only their descendants.

    Except when those descendants turn out to be gender-fluid, or atheists, or scientists, or Peace Corps workers. Those are obviously class traitors who must be disowned.

  8. fergl says

    Mmh not sure. From this side of the pond, Trump supporters don’t appear aristocratic in any way.

  9. says

    Some clarification is needed here: is the green sector the people who hate the Freedom Caucus conservatives, or the Hate-Freedom-Caucus conservatives?

  10. wzrd1 says

    #Jaws, funny you should mention the Peace Corps. Ever see someone who served in the Peace Corps get a security clearance?
    Yeah, me neither. I’m thinking that unicorns are far more common.

  11. birgerjohansson says

    I know the Republican voters are motivated by fear but are the politicians, too? I assumed they were just grifters who are in on the shenagians.

  12. birgerjohansson says

    The image represents an early iteration of the Republicans.
    For later iterations, see Tina Turner and Bartertown. “We are building a new civilisation”.

  13. wzrd1 says

    birgerjohansson, prostitutes are motivated by profit, so whatever sells and is within their moral constraints goes.
    And by nature, politicians fall outside of the normal moral constraints.

  14. says


    Yes, I have more than heard of former Peace Corps workers obtaining security clearances. Once upon a time, my duties included managing security clearance processes for [redacted], and there was/were at least [redacted] former Peace Corps workers who earned [specific type redacted] clearances.

    What former Peace Corps workers can never do is work, in any intelligence-related role (or with access to intelligence materials), concerning their former nation(s) of assignment. That is prohibited by statute.

  15. wzrd1 says

    Ah, that’s likely where I recalled the prohibition, albeit with less specifics. Dealt at one point with a lot of IC information and recalled a blurb about the prohibition, just no specifics. Not my lane and all.
    Makes sense and is a waste in one basket, less risk of conflict of interest and influence, but also a loss of contacts.
    But then, there’s a Company for that end.
    JPAS makes your former job a fair bit more streamlined than what was in place in the old days. And OPM made it easier to get a PRC security clearance.*
    And I go far enough back to remember being asked, “Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the communist party”, but young enough to recall some prohibition to joining a militia. And not knowing whatinhell they were going on about with militias, as those weren’t exceptionally newsworthy yet.

    *Yeah, got that letter and am quite irritated that my entire file now resides, ahem, abroad.

  16. Rich Woods says

    And I go far enough back to remember being asked, “Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the communist party”

    One of my friends took part in a UK-US school exchange programme when he was 14 (so this would have been around 1978). He was asked that question upon arrival in the US and jokingly answered, “No, but if the subs are affordable and you’re offering…”

    I doubt today’s TSA would have taken that in good humour.

  17. Kagehi says

    @18 Not fair. Sex work is actual work. These GOP is of the class that thinks working as little as possible, while making other people work instead, is the way to do things. A more accurate, and less insulting to those being compared, word would be pimp. Though, the MAGA nuts are worse than that and have way more in common with a 5 minute crafts video, if it was being run by a known “social influencer” – i.e., useless bullshit, peddled by someone who only cares how many views their vid gets, and thus how much money they made by conning other people into trying worthless, and possibly dangerous, garbage.

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