John McCain has been given a lot of credit this week—more so than his colleagues... more »
John McCain has been given a lot of credit this week—more so than his colleagues Senators Collins and Murkowski—for rightfully standing up to his own party. While I was elated that all three republicans did the right thing in joining democrats to defeat an atrocious bill, I don't think any of them demonstrated that much courage. They all occupy safe seats and were basically saving the rest of the GOP from its own stupidity. Still, they helped many Americans avoid catastrophe—for now—and they are taking heat from the extremists who have taken over their party. And ultimately, they did the right thing. I also wanted to do this cartoon because it gave me a chance to test my beginner-level animating skills.