New Yorker: Santorum on Romney’s Car Roof

The New Yorker's cover has Rick Santorum in a doghouse strapped atop Mitt Romney's car.

The New Yorker‘s cover has Rick Santorum in a doghouse strapped atop Mitt Romney’s car.

Presumably, it’s referencing Ryan Lizza‘s “LIFE OF THE PARTY: Can the GOP Save Itself?”

 

via Taegan Goddard

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Comments

  1. Hey Norm says:

    haha…that’s awesome.
    I can only assume that’s a clown car Romney is driving.

  2. Moosebreath says:

    But I thought Santorum’s line was “Man on Dog”, not “Dog [on roof of car] on Man”.

  3. Gromitt Gunn says:

    I can’t even imagine what that poor dog went through. Not nearly as crazy as Bill Frist’s “adoption” of cats for the sole purpose of killing and dissecting them, but still pretty damn traumatic.

  4. OzarkHillbilly says:

    New Yorker: Santorum on Romney’s Car Roof

    For some reason, I had a slightly different picture pop into my mind than the one on the cover.

  5. I think the cartoon is actually referencing this story from the 2008 election cycle:

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/06/29/romneys_in_the_doghouse_with_some_voters/

  6. J-Dub says:

    It should just be the whole GOP on the roof, shitting itself.

  7. DRS says:

    I really think it should be the other way around: Santorum driving, Romney panting. That cartoon Romney looks way too confident and happy; where’s the flop-sweat?

  8. James Joyner says:

    @Stormy Dragon: Oh, I got the reference–blogged about that at the time. I’m just not sure how Santorum is the dog in this scenario or why it’s on the cover 29 years after the fact.

  9. Tsar Nicholas says:

    The New Yorker still is being published?? That’s got to be a misprint.

    In any event, FYI, the technical terms in the DSM to explain this sort of acting out by urban liberals are “projection” and “transference.” Often those two items are considered to be mutually exclusive, basically the flip sides of the same coin, but in connection with leftism and with the thought processes of leftists they actually can exist simultaneously. Ultimately it’s a function of self-loathing.

  10. Brummagem Joe says:

    @Tsar Nicholas:

    The New Yorker still is being published?? That’s got to be a misprint.

    Yep the New Yorker is aimed at a fairly intelligent audience…..I can well believe you were unaware it was still being published.

  11. Brummagem Joe says:

    A man who hates children and dogs can’t be all bad… W.C. Fields.

  12. @James Joyner:

    I think it’s a comment on the way the establishment (personified by Romney) sees the kind of people who support Santorum. They think they can just drive to the whitehouse with Santorum’s voters strapped to the roof of Romney’s campaign, as it were, without having to pay them any mind. And much like Romney’s lack of concern for his dog came back to bite in him 2008, the establishment’s failure to take Santorum seriously may come back to bite them in 2012. (Note this is not expressing support for Santorum’s policies, just a statement of the reality of the predicament the GOP has gotten itself into).

  13. An Interested Party says:

    When will social conservatives come to the realization that they are the useful idiots of the Republican Party…