Mitch McConnell is playing a heck of a shell game in Jim Carrey’s latest artwork.
Actor/artist Carrey took aim at Senate Majority Leader McConnell on Sunday in a piece that was particularly heavy on symbolism.
Carrey’s newest piece depicted McConnell as a half-human, half-turtle, a not-uncommon characterization where McConnell is concerned, but Carrey cranked up the flair factor with some nice extra touches.
In the piece, McConnell is shown clutching a white flag reading “Bipartisanship,” as a big, blue wave prepared to crash down upon him.
Presumably, the blue wave is symbolic of the Democrats taking back the House of Representatives in the recent midterm elections.
The flag, meanwhile, is an apparent reference to an op-ed written by McConnell and published by Fox News after the midterms, in which he pondered whether the Democrats would work in a bipartisan manner, now that they’ve won control of the house.
“What we can make of those opportunities will depend on our Democratic colleagues. Will they choose to go it alone and simply make political points?” McConnell wrote. “Or will they choose to work together and actually make a difference?”
More than a few people took issue with McConnell’s op-ed, given his political history.
Eric Swalwell, a Democratic congressman from California, for one, tweeted in response to McConnell’s op-ed, “But are you still the obstructor who in 2010 said ‘The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term President.'”
See Carrey’s take on the matter below.
– Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 18, 2018
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