Economics 5.04

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Answer the following analysis questions on the cartoon you have chosen: 1. What date was the cartoon posted and who was the cartoonist? Provide the exact web address for this cartoon.
-The cartoon was drawn in 2012 by Gary Markstein. This can be found at http://www.cagle.com/2012/11/lgbt-vote/. 2. Describe the image.
- The image is of a man wearing a shirt that says on it: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. Then he says “I voted a “Straight” ticket” and his ticket shows he voted for all Democrat. 3. What is the topic of the cartoon?

- The topic is the Democrat’s being for things like gay marriage, and Republican’s not. 4. Who is portrayed in the cartoon?
- Portrayed in the cartoon is a voter.
5. What symbols are in the cartoon?
- The symbol used in the cartoon is a voting ticket, and the man’s t-shirt. 6. Why is the cartoon humorous?
- The cartoons humorous because the man says that he voted a “straight” ticket, this is humorous because gay’s are often referred are often called “not straight”. 7. What message is the cartoonist trying to convey?

- The message trying to be conveyed is that Gay’s only voted for Democrats, because Republican’s don’t believe in Gay marriage. 8. How do you feel about the message?
- I feel the message being displayed is not a good one. I feel this way because just because one vote may be because you dislike how a certain party views your lifestyle, doesn’t mean each and every person running for that party is not the right choice. After completing either option above, please use it to answer the following analysis questions: 1. If you chose a cartoon from the web, what date was the cartoon posted and who was the cartoonist? Provide the exact web addresses for this cartoon.

-This Cartoon was made in 2004 by Mike Keefe. This can be found at http://www.politicalcartoons.com/cartoon/1d616623-e200-4e92-9735-d4b6e98ec96b.html. 2. Describe the image.
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