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1. Editorial cartoonists often use symbols to represent a person, group or idea. What does the donkey symbolize in Cartoon #1?
2. Which one best describes the main idea of Gary Varvel’s cartoon?
a) it doesn’t matter who you are – you’ll always get a ticket for speeding
b) Democrats in Congress are doing their best to protect Americans from Donald Trump
c) Democrats are trying to impeach President Trump without any evidence of a crime
Cartoon #2: What is the point of Gary Varvel’s cartoon?
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CARTOON #2 - by Gary Varvel
1. The donkey represents the Democratic party; in this case, the donkey represents Democrats in Congress.
2.c) Democrats are trying to impeach President Trump without any evidence of a crime
Cartoon #2: Cartoonist Gary Varvel illustrates the hypocrisy of former Vice President Joe Biden: Biden is accusing President Trump of doing what Biden actually did: as VP he threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid to Ukraine unless the government responded to his demand to fire a prosecutor who was investigating a Ukrainian company his son served on the board of (at a salary of $600,000 a year – a position Hunter Biden obtained when Biden was VP).