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Longtime P-I cartoonist David Horsey has been writing and drawing for just over a week now in his new job at the Los Angeles Times

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David Horsey Already Hitting His Stride in LA, Thanks in Part to 'Freaked Out' Rush Limbaugh

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Longtime P-I cartoonist David Horsey has been writing and drawing for just over a week now in his new job at the Los Angeles Times and appears to already have a legion of SoCal liberals in tow and at least a few Orange County Tea Partiers demanding that his pencil be ceremoniously broken. A cartoon and column last week on Rush Limbaugh and Mitt Romney particularly grieved the rightwingnuts and soothed the local lefties, drawing 2,600 Shares and more than 450 spirited comments. Not a bad start.

Assailed for his "vulture capitalist" role at Bain Capital where he shuttered businesses and fired workers to make a profit for his investors, GOP frontrunner Romney recently made the argument that President Obama did much the same when the government took the reins at General Motors and Chrysler, where, said Romney, the president "closed factories, closed dealerships, laid off thousands and thousands of workers." Obama "did it to try to save the business," added Romney, claiming that was his motive as well.

Either way, it gave Horsey a to-fer opportunity to diss Romney and El Rushbo. Saying conservative America's Mound of Sound was "freaked out," Horsey writes:

Limbaugh has gotten his voluminous knickers in a twist because Romney is essentially acknowledging that what Obama did was a good thing. Limbaugh and his legion of cranky followers believe Obama's action was a frightening display of big government socialism aimed at preserving union pensions and union jobs. To them, Romney's words are capitulation, if not treason.

"Does Romney favor government intervention to save American industries?" Horsey asked. "If so, he's anathema to Limbaugh's 'dittoheads' and most of the tea party. If not, how can he claim any share of credit for one of Obama's biggest bragging points?"

If his point wasn't clear, Horsey's new format fortunately allows him to draw readers a picture:

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Horsey's work seems to have liberalized the use of language in the mainstream paper's reader comments section as well. "Today's Republican Party: If you can't dazzle the people with brilliance, baffle them with bullshiht," mistypes one commenter. Says another: "A bunch of 'ditto heads' jacking off in tandem across the Nation to the sound of Rush Limbaugh's voice coming to the same conclusions is likely due to the abuse of viagara, pain pills and no-dose taken together."

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