Tagg thinks America is laughing with him, not at him:
You know youâ€™ve made it in life when they do a cartoon of you at the New Yorker magazine. The cartoon below is a funny take on a news clip that Mike Luo at the New York Times revealed a few weeks back that I had had a conversation with my Dad in the early 90â€™s in which I told him I was considering registering as a Democrat (what can I say, we are all young and foolish once, right?) Fortunately I made the right call and stuck with the Grand Old Party, due in large part to my Dad walking me through the way he saw the differences between the parties and the values that were at their core. I love the Republican beliefs in strength, fiscal conservatism, capitalism, self-reliance, respect for life, and a commitment to family values, to name a few.
From The New Yorker article:
Of course, Mitt would also tell Tagg that we are all Godâ€™s children and that one should not hate Democratsâ€”hate the party, not the party member. He would explain that he is personally offended by the way Democrats live their lives and by their perverse fondness for taxes, but he doesnâ€™t oppose their right to live any way they wish. He would emphasize, however, the unhappy truthâ€”as Tagg will learnâ€”which is that Democrats arenâ€™t like ordinary Americans. That knowledge gives Mitt Romney an inner strength. He knows that, if his words alone donâ€™t suffice, there are support groups out there for people who find themselves helplessly sliding from one party to another.
If DadMitt doesn’t prevail, I fear for Tagg…