02 November 2008

The New Right: Waiting For Reagan, Bush, McCain, And Palin

"Waiting For Reagan" (1982) © Pat Oliphant/Universal Syndicate

Waiting for Reagan, 1982.
Published by Universal Press Syndicate August 11, 1982.
Ink with opaque white out graphite underdrawing.
Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature
Prints and Photographs Division
LC-DIG-ppmsca-10609 (23)
Image reproduced courtesy of
Patrick Oliphant and Susan Conway

"Pat Oliphant (b. 1935) captures President Ronald Reagan's political plight in the summer of 1982 in this dramatic cartoon. The Moral Majority and other rightist groups publicly criticized Reagan for what they perceived as his neglect of social issues important to conservatives. Inspired by Thomas Nast's depiction of the infamous Boss Tweed and his Tammany Hall cronies as vultures, Oliphant pictures Reagan's critics, "The New Right," as five menacing, vulture-like creatures, out on a limb. One of the great draftsmen in the field, Oliphant combines boldly rendered forms and dramatic perspective in this witty allusion to his artistic predecessor. "

via: LOC
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