by Shelby Talcott
The Washington Post printed a cartoon on Sunday depicting various Republicans as rats.
The cartoon, drawn by The Post’s editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes and titled “All the Republican rats,” includes well over 100 named “state attorneys general and U.S. Congress members” accused of allowing President Donald Trump to attempt to stay in office.
Ahead of the drawings of rats – each given the name of a lawmaker or a state attorney general – a description explains what the cartoon intends to depict: “All of the state attorneys general and U.S. Congress members who collaborated with President Trump in his attempt to subvert the Constitution and stay in office.”…
Using rats as a means to depict one’s enemy is a longstanding tradition among cartoonists. Nazi Germany depicted the Jewish community as rats in propaganda pieces, Fox News contributor Steve Milloy noted.