Mad #308 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Getting Tired of Republicans Issue - January 1992

Mad's Usual Gang of Idiots were really tired of Republicans by the end of 1991 - especially Poppy Bush, the dullest of them all.  For many years Al Jaffee had been expressing his displeasure with Jesse Helms (1921-2008), the humorless, sour-faced, bigoted senator from North Carolina.  In this issue, Dennis Snee and Rick Tulka ("Mad's 'Para-Persons'") joined Al ("Radio Stations We Never Get to Hear") in the attack on the senator.  Helms is the cross-burner and carrot-eared music hater, respectively.  Russ Cooper ("Mad's Political Remember When ...?") summarizes the staff's displeasure with the photo gallery on page 11 of Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Bush.  Frank Jacobs added the "All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself White House Press Conference" with Nixon, Reagan et al. posing questions for the predictable George H.W. Bush.  Little did they know then that the worst Republican of them all would be installed as the 43rd president by the Supreme Court in the Y2K election. [JAM 2/11/2012]

Look for Rocky, Bullwinkle, Daffy Duck and Mickey Mouse in "Snorin' Exposure."

Cyborg's-Eye View - Interminable, Too
Insect Asides - Unsung Heroes of the Bug Wars
Voter Recall - Mad's Political "Remember When"
Tales From the Duck Side - The Maniacal Matterhorn Mishap; The Catastrophic Captive's Condemnation; The Perplexing Penitentiary Ploy
Making a Message of Things - When Roadsigns Overlap
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Truth Decay - More Runners-Up to the Three Biggest Lies in America
So Near, Yet So Farce - Mad's Para-Persons
The Call Letters of the Wild - Radio Stations We Never Get to Hear
One Big Question Mock - Mad's All-Inclusive, Do-It-Yourself, White House Press Conference
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter View
Split Personali-Tease - Mad's Twin Peeks
Serge-In General - A Mad Look at Farm Life
Disappoint of Purchase - Consumer Fantasy vs. Product Reality
Jock of Ages - Games for People Too Old to Play, But Who Still Want to Compete
Of Moose And Mensch - Snorin' Exposure
Whittled Shocks of Horrors - Pinocchio Has a Bad Week

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