Editorial Cartoons August 21, 2022: Cut Inflation Act, Loss of Dr Oz and Liz Cheney

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This week’s cartoons tackled U.S. Representative Liz Cheney’s defeat in the Republican primary for Wyoming’s single seat in the House of Representatives and President Joe Biden’s signature cut to inflation. Dr. Oz also makes an appearance.

This week’s main gallery cartoon from Bill Bramhall criticizes the Republican Party as being fully committed to Trump, despite the consequences. Bramhall draws the classic GOP elephant bidding farewell to Cheney after his loss, but in a straitjacket inside a padded room.

Cheney lost her first race to Harriet Hageman, a Trump-backed candidate. Cheney was one of the few congressional Republicans willing to expose Trump, his lies about his 2020 election defeat and his behavior that led to the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol. She was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after Jan. 6. One of the others was Syracuse-area Rep. John Katko, who is retiring from Congress.

In a separate image this week, Michael Ramirez attacks the Cut Inflation Act, which Biden signed into law on Tuesday. Ramirez draws the act as a pig receiving a full coat of lipstick.

Conservatives have criticized the law and argued that it will do little to reduce inflation. The law expands health care subsidies, changes to the tax code, allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices and includes the largest federal investment in history to fight climate change.

Another of the week’s cartoons tackles Dr. Oz’s viral grocery video. Oz, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, had filmed a video of himself shopping for “crude” ingredients at “Wegner’s,” which made the rounds on social media during the week.

Oz was mocked for seeming disconnected and mispronouncing the store name.

A cartoon by Drew Sheneman shows him trying to fix his image with a plan to get drunk at a Philadelphia Eagles game.

The cartoons were drawn by Nick Anderson, Bill Bramhall, Dana Summers, Drew Sheneman, Scott Stantis, Walt Handelsman, David Horsey, Phil Hands, Joel Pett, and Joey Weatherford of Tribune Content Agency; and Steve Breen, Mike Luckovich and Michael Ramirez of Creators Syndicate.

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