Posted September 14, 2018 07:14:10Conservative political cartoons and their use by conservative politicians are a major concern.
Some say they make the government look bad, but others say they are the only way to promote free speech.ABC News asked some of the country’s leading conservative political cartoonists about their views.
“I think it’s just another way to push the political agenda.
If you look at the last few years, we’ve seen this political cartoon campaign,” said Rick Wilson, a prominent conservative political columnist.ABCNEWS spoke to Republican strategist John McLaughlin, who is running for the seat of Republican Governor Steve Beshear in Louisiana.
McLaughlin says that while his personal beliefs are in the minority, his views are no different than many Republicans across the country.
McLaughlin said his views on the use of political cartoons in the U.S. have changed over the years.
“I think I’m pretty clear on the fact that I don’t believe in using political cartoons to promote politics, or anything of that nature,” McLaughlin said.
“But I think that we should at least try to get the message across that what we have in this country is a free society.”
McLaughlen has written cartoons that are often controversial, and the cartoonist has also said he opposes some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial policies.
He said that he believes that cartoons have the power to help a person find peace and love.
“For me, the art has been one of the things that really has really helped me understand the world,” McLaughlen said.
“You know, I grew up on the ‘The Family Values’ cartoon, I was a little bit of a loner.
So I think, if you look back, I think I was kind of a lost boy in a sea of other lost boys, and I wanted to find a way to find that little boy who was lost and to tell that little story,” McLoughlin said.
McConnell said that as a Republican, he finds himself drawn to the use and promotion of political cartooning by his political opponents.
“The fact that people are using political cartoonism to push their political agenda is a terrible thing,” McConnell said.
The senator’s comments come amid a growing controversy over political cartoons being used by conservative political groups to promote political causes.
The cartoons have been used to depict conservative politicians as extremists and even Nazis.ABCNews reached out to several conservative political organizations and conservative political satirists, but all declined to comment on the issue.