The liberal website Politico tweeted out a cartoon today which they quickly deleted when it became apparent how offensive it is. While most of the country is watching and praying for victims of Hurricane Harvey, Politico’s cartoonist saw it as an opportunity to bash Texans.
Here’s the cartoon:
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 30, 2017
The Daily Caller has more:
Politico Tweets, Deletes Cartoon Mocking Hurricane Harvey Victims
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.”
Check out some of the Twitter responses, via Twitchy:
Love your hot take on Texas as people here lose everything or drown. https://t.co/50ym6H1S95
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 30, 2017
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) August 30, 2017
It's ugly and disgusting, and you should ashamed of yourselves, mocking people who lost everything they had. https://t.co/w4fWXPjWkj
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) August 30, 2017
This is terrible on just about every level. https://t.co/KBzwI66jnG
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) August 30, 2017
There are literally people getting rescued right now. Drowning right now. Flood waters rising right now.
But go ahead and be jerks. https://t.co/lHmrUOfLpn
— Josh Perry 🇺🇸 (@MrJoshPerry) August 30, 2017
Natural disasters like hurricanes really bring out the best and worst in people, don’t they?