Oklahoma County Commissioner’s Hilarious Campaign Comic Book

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Brent Rinehart is a commissioner in Oklahoma County, which is in Oklahoma. Rinehart has been charged with felony campaign-finance crimes and will be tried this fall, which isn’t helping his campaign for re-election. So he wrote this comic book (PDF) and is sending it to everybody in his district.

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The weirdly drawn comic shows how the Homosexuals, the Good Ol’ Boys, Anal Sodomy and the Devil have ganged up on him. It is hilarious. Says County Assessor Leonard Sullivan of Rinehart: “I’ve really encouraged him on more than one occasion to get professional help. He really needs it.” [Reason/Boing Boing/Tulsa World]

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  1. masterdebater

    There is only one way you can make drawings that accruate. Brent is a sodomizing devil worshipper! Repent Brent!

  2. Spence

    What the heck is Daniel Johnston doing running for county commissioner in Oklahoma?
    Either way, outsider art like this should be lovingly encouraged, Ken, not ridiculed by cynical coastal elites on the internets. I mean, look at that woman’s head. Good lord, it’s majestic.

  3. EnBuenOra

    We need to get him to collaborate with Dreier, the crazy hand-written letter Congressman.

  4. shortsshortsshorts

    Brent Rinehart is ideologically against any preference of any kind, and that is without preferential treatment.

  5. NoWireHangers

    Brent better drill a hole in his head right quick; you know, to let the demons out.

  6. Mahousu

    It looks like Brent can draw at least three different faces, which puts him ahead of about %78 of the editorial cartoonists out there. Plus, his costuming is fabulous!

  7. bitchincamaro

    Holy moly! Whodathunk “pedifiles” and “anal sodomites” could inspire such heavenly artwork? Quit polytiks, and get ‘er dun with yer pinsil, you pinhead.

  8. anabellum

    the man is obviously insane…there are no liberal good ole boys in oklahoma…its just an impossibility…

    but beyond that, i do think the man has talent….perhaps hed like a gig as resident wonkette cartoonist?…im sure hed fit right in…

  9. Mahousu

    [re=39003]Mahousu[/re]: All you cynics, mark my words: if he can pick up some sewing skills, we will see Brent’s work in the next series of Project Runway.

  10. El Bombastico

    Considering he’s so vehemently opposed to the homosexual lifestyle, you’d think he’d refrain from drawing naked gladiator wrestling in his comics. But you’d be wrong (page 8).

  11. wheelie

    Well worth looking at the full cartoon!

    To be fair, he’s running against a South American Adolf Hitler, while being pursued by black-and-white minstrel spies and being tempted by a hot Satan to think that homosexuality is normal. Have pity on him.

    His defense that “a city report found that Councilman Rinehart did nothing wrong” is universally accepted. No matter where you live in the world, that explanation rings a reassuring bell.

  12. Gopherit v2.0

    “I’ve really encouraged him on more than one occasion to get professional help. He really needs it.”

    And ruin our fun? Boooo!!!!

    But seriously, maybe they need to go past the point of “encouragement” to “butterfly net”.

  13. Borat

    [re=39010]tunamelt[/re]: I think the X is like one of those Charles Manson facial self-cuttings. Like the kind of X you can draw on your face with a bent paperclip (it has to be bent) if you are a liberal good ol’ boy Malcom X supporter.

  14. shortsshortsshorts

    My paycheck was short this cycle.
    It was corrected quickly.
    I blame teh gayz.

  15. Borat

    What the hell does a county commissioner do? It seems this guy has a lot of time on his hands to practice his calligraphy

  16. El Bombastico

    [re=39022]wheelie[/re]: Although the plot is tough to follow (like all great works of art), I think the South American Hitler is the greedy sheriff, who is demanding a “bomb truck”.

    I can’t be sure, but I think his opponent is the former economic development officer, who apparently considers $42,000 to be more money than he’s made in his entire life.

    The upshot of all this: stay the fuck away from Oklahoma City.

  17. Hominidx

    I want to be a boy scout leader! LOLOOOOOlloloLOOLOlOOOLLLOLOLOLL

    Jesus, I think I hurt something.

  18. Mahousu

    [re=39016]El Bombastico[/re]: The problem is, it’s hard to do a comic of any length without having naked gladiator wrestling in it somewhere. That’s why Bill Amend
    had to give up doing FoxTrot dailies – he kept circling back to a plotline where Peter has to wrestle a gladiator naked, and the syndicate kept rejecting it. Too bad, too, as it was a real hoot.

  19. El Bombastico

    [re=39036]Mahousu[/re]: Good point. We all remember the controversial 1986 Family Circus where Billy and PJ re-enacted the infamous Spartacus scene. King Features Syndicate is STILL hearing about it.

  20. obfuscator

    That is the most disturbing graphic novel I’ve ever seen.

    Satyr Boy Scout troop leader toga-wearing Peddofiles, Oklahoma Liberal Good Ol’Boys, it’s all just too much to take.

  21. nietzscheprojectile

    I like how all the protesters are either limp wristed or clearly getting ready for jazz hands. Jazz hands are the mark of the devil.

  22. Mahousu

    [re=39042]El Bombastico[/re]: Well, having PJ crucified at the end was a little over the top, you have to admit.

  23. S.Luggo

    The first panel: without a doubt a satire based on the frieze tableau from the Parthenon, now held in the British Museum as the Elgin Marbles. http://www.culturalresources.com/images/ElginMarbles3.jpg
    Third character from the left defamationing the Newell. Don’t get all huffy, Jim. In the Classical tradition of Ovid, Cicero and Virgil, it’s called the “bite me”.

    The seconf panel: Mrs. Brain-on-Top-of-Head talks to the ghost of Milton Friedman as he communicates deep thoughts from hell. (Soon to be paper in the much respected University of Chicago “Journal of Social Darwinism and Why Queers Should Be Sent to Special Prisons”.)
    Oklahoma does not, not deserve you.

  24. irisheyes

    My greater concern is, of course, for the children. for clearly they are deformed and in need of special services.

    What hump?

  25. LostLimey

    Um… this is a New Yorkeresque parody of liberal caricatures of conservative republicans, right?

  26. Wee Mousie

    Lifetime memberships in the National Rifle Association, the Oklahoma Rifle Association and the Gun Owners of America have trained Brent to draw so fine a bead on why electing a law abiding county commissioner would be dangerous.

    His rich wellsprings of fantasy comes from embracing Republican ideals.

  27. shortsshortsshorts

    [re=39085]Wee Mousie[/re]: Its hard to balance the wife, the kids and the assfucking. This is what comes from embracing Republican ideals.

  28. Fata Morgana

    Batshit, yes, but consider this:

    Some group of numbnuts elected him in the first place.

  29. masterdebater

    [re=39099]Fata Morgana[/re]: Wow, good call. And you are absolutely SURE this guy isn’t from Kansas, or Idaho? Ooooooklahoma, where the wind blows
    flushing out your brains.

  30. Wee Mousie

    [re=39094]srhuddle: he claims he was a “Roads Scholar”. [/re]

    I think he’s claiming he rode a scholar.

  31. Michael Bauser

    [re=39069]loquaciousmusic[/re]: There’s a Facebook group? Where?

    Oh. There’s a Page and a Group. You guys know that’s kind of redundant, right?

    Anyway, I want a copy of this comic book. Anybody in Oklahoma want to sell me one?

  32. S.Luggo

    [re=39072]LostLimey[/re]: Or it might be vice-versa. Who can tell? After all, it’s The New Yorker.
    Next cover: the fun side of Darfur detention camps.
    Giggles are all.

  33. Vipper of Vipp

    One presumes Dave Berg would take issue with this amateurish appropriation of his style, if he were still alive and drawing strips. I’m almost certain the brain-woman played a helpful waitress in one of them.

  34. Rodney Badger

    There are two types of Homosexuals: Those who practice anal sodomy and those, like Brent Rinehart, who don’t.

  35. Wavingsuzy

    Judging from the second comic, it appears as if time has not been kind to Beavis and Butthead

  36. wonk_the_heck

    [re=39138]Rodney Badger[/re]: you only have to practice sodomy a few times before
    you get the hang of it.

  37. lawrenceofthedesert

    “Liberal good ol’ boy politicians” in OK City? Isn’t claiming that a form of Holocaust denial?

  38. hamletta

    [re=38993]tunamelt[/re]: Watchtower?

    Oh, no dear, The Watchtower has competent artists. I’m kind of sad that my neighbor JWs have marked my house as off-limits, as I truly love Watchtower art. It is its own little genre.

    As is Jack Chick art. As comic art goes, it’s primitive, but it’s, y’know, not sucky.

    I went to a second-tier state school in the South, and yeah, our “cartoonists” sucked ass.

    But this…this sucks on a whole differnt level.

  39. PeteJayhawk v2.0

    [re=39025]Cicada[/re]: They’ll have to wait for the Catholic priests and youth sports coaches to finish up.

  40. Cicada

    [re=39027]V572625694[/re]: Oh goodness, you don’t actually READ a Chick tract. You just bask in the absurdity.

  41. donner_froh

    It is bad enough that Brent is a closeted gay-bashing scoundrel but his “paving of the unfinished section of E. 89th street” is just too much.

  42. Cool2Snog

    The weirdly drawn comic shows how the Homosexuals, the Good Ol’ Boys, Anal Sodomy and the Devil have ganged up on him.

    not to mention the “pedifiles” and “homosexual banners”

  43. regisgoat

    Great, great stuff. If he loses his job and or goes to jail, he’ll still have a devoted following as an outsider artist in (he’ll love this part no doubt) New York. Note that the family of average children he’s protecting from his Tinker Air Force base based plain are playing soccer, not football or baseball. He knows his O.C. constituency, even if he appears to be a gibbering loon.

  44. Monsieur Grumpe

    I can’t wait for the animated version. Maybe they could get Don Knotts to do the voice of Brent.

  45. Deepthroat

    apparently the homophobes believe that every gay man looks like either Joey Buttafuco, Dennis Rodman circa 1997, Spartacus, Peter Pan, or some horribly disfigured, legless midget. Where’s the comics curmudgeon when you need him?

  46. Vewol Mevemont

    I can’t wait until he draws the part where he gets caught fucking a 10 year old boy.

  47. ivenson

    [re=39214]Deepthroat[/re]: On the far left, that’s not Buttafuco, that’s Janet Reno in her “sitting on the couch eating ice cream out of the carton” sweats.

    And the legless fellow on the far right appears to be Dennis Kucinich in a tiara.

    Who knew the hot redhead was a beard?

  48. queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=39201]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: I can’t wait for the animated version. Isn’t that what “The Family Guy” is, only with slightly less gehz in togehz.

  49. BwanaJim

    [re=39094]srhuddle[/re]: He is a roads scholar. That’s what county commissioners do here in OK, build roads and bridges. Which makes this whole business even weirder. Someone more famous and astute than me once said, There’s no conservative or liberal way to build a bridge. I guess liberal good ole’ boys like me use gay steel or something.

  50. Supernatural_Delegate

    Only in Oklahoma is paving an unfinished section of a road considered a “political favor.”

  51. Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    [re=39021]tunamelt[/re]: Looks like a kid’s menu/coloring book at small diner in Ellijay, Ga that serves chicken strips in the shape of a cross.

  52. Redhead

    Rinehart hates the evil sheriff because his jail is overcrowded… but Rinehart fought to keep the evil sheriff from completing an expansion that would put 600 new cells in the jail to ease that overcrowding. The sheriff arrested so many people that the jail got overcrowded and then wanted money to fix it? He MUST be a bad person.

    Yup, DEFINITELY the logic of a “Roads Scholar.”

  53. Botswana Meat Commission FC

    We are the Liberal Good Ole Boys of Oklahoma. Get use to it, bitches!

  54. LBOtomist

    [re=39244]Supernatural_Delegate[/re]: Tell that to anyone who has ever driven a car in New York City or Boston. graft is graft baby. Granted your run of the mill DPW guy is not drawing satanic buttsecks comics (too busy with 1.5 diamond whores).

  55. LBOtomist

    [re=39294]choinski[/re]: Wouldn’t that be “phile”? I think he is ranting against your average ordinary nail file, but he had to dress it up with the elitist use of “pedi” because he is a “roads scholar”.

  56. gumbo

    Am I really the first to point out that he didn’t draw it? “Art by Shane Suiters.”

    I can only hope Brent is responsible for the awesome spelling mistakes, because, well, they’re pretty awesome.

  57. Merkin

    [re=39294]choinski[/re]: No, I have a PediFile at home. It’s good for corns and calluses. I can’t keep my little boy away from it, though!

  58. Doglessliberal

    Ken, part of your genius is that you FIND this stuff. We really appreciate the sacrifice of brain cells you must endure surfing the web to find such gems.

    And this looks like something my 8th grade friends and I would draw and pass back and forth during Algebra.

  59. Joey Ratz

    [re=39004]Serolf Divad[/re]: He probably honed his drawing chops at Oral Roberts’ “university” or some such place. Did he copy the fat cats on the top of page 10 from somewhere else? They are very differently drawn than the rest of this inspired work.

    Otherwise, this is great stuff. Some guy who wrote a letter to the editor supports him! And he cut the county’s expenditures by 50%! Wait a minute… OKC’s city council’s annual budget was $430.000? And this pissant town is getting a NBA franchise?

  60. XOMuffintop

    This guy was on CNN this morning. When confronted about his spelling errors, he said he did not care if her spelld “pedifile” wrong since it was the truth. Also, he was a huge douche.

    I wonder when he is going to do another issue where he fights Superman and his gay agenda rape machine.

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