Eastphalia, US

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Vintage Political Cartoons Congressional Individualism, 1935

Congressional Individualism, 1935

 

Lobbyists have been sticking their fingers into politics longer than Monsanto has been making things go their way. I couldn't quite narrow down who the hoop-jumper is, although he looks somewhat like FDR -- who was the 1935 president that he's refusing to listen to.   The politics of the time -- with Republicans being the progressive anti-war party -- don't mirror today, but one thing that hasn't changed is the amount of influence that lobbyists and demagogues hold over adamantly independent politicians.   This cartoon was by "Herblock", a prolific cartoonist otherwise known to his friends as Herbert Block.

 

 

 

Advertisement