OK, I'm a liberal, and therefore, a target of the drunk who draws this strip, but I don't get this. I usually read Mallard Fillmore, understand what point he's trying to make and then go on to wonder when and where this cartoonist suffered his head wound, but this time I am completely flummoxed.
I take a back seat to no one when it comes to making sport of regional idioms, but the comedy here alludes me. Is it a liberal thing to go out for a coffee? If I drink coffee, as I do, does that mean I support health care run by insurance lampreys?
Really, this strip makes no sense. It's rarely, if ever, funny, but I can usually suss out whatever simplistic right wing talking point it's trying to make. This one, however, seems particularly obscure.
Does the use of an article mark one a Marxist? Does the omission make one slap a magnetic ribbon on the SUV and vote for the guy who pushes Creationism in schools?
Help me, friends. What the hell does this thing mean?