Those Darn Rednecks! — Politico Cartoon Ruthlessly Mocks Hurricane Harvey Victims


Politico tweeted then deleted a cartoon Wednesday that mocks the victims of Hurricane Harvey with harsh stereotypical depictions of Christian conservatives.

The cartoon shows one man in a cowboy hat and boots and a confederate flag t-shirt being airlifted out of a flood. The man’s roof has a Texas flag with the word “secede” on it and there is a Gadsden flag floating in the waters nearby.

The man has a speech bubble that refers to rescuers as “Angels! Sent by God!” while one of the rescuers responds, “Er, actually Coast Guard, sent by the government.”

Here is a screenshot of the cartoon, which can still be viewed on their website.

Screen Shot Politico Cartoon (Credit: Matt Wuerker)

The cartoon wasn’t posted on Politico’s Twitter account for very long before people began slamming them for politicizing the Hurricane Harvey tragedy and stereotyping the victims.

[contentcards url=”” target=”_blank”]

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

2021 © True Pundit. All rights reserved.