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** Quite possibly the result of [[MisaimedFandom misplaced audience sympathy]]. Carmen was deeply UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking exhibiting transphobic behavior and whining about her rescuers (horror of horrors) asking her to play cooperative boards games]]. By contrast, no matter how cookie the coyotes' leftist beliefs were supposed to be, [[StrawmanHasAPoint they were in face sheltering an American child from an unjust attempt at arrest and deportation]].

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** Quite possibly the result of [[MisaimedFandom misplaced audience sympathy]]. Carmen was deeply UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking exhibiting transphobic behavior and whining about her rescuers (horror of horrors) asking her to play cooperative boards games]]. By contrast, no matter how cookie kooky the coyotes' leftist beliefs were supposed to be, [[StrawmanHasAPoint they were in face fact sheltering an American child from an unjust attempt at arrest and deportation]].


** Quite possibly the result of [[MisaimedFandom misplaced audience sympathy]]. Carmen was deeply UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalkin exhibiting transphobic behavior and whining about her rescuers (horror of horrors) asking her to play cooperative boards games]]. By contrast, no matter how cookie the coyotes' leftist beliefs were supposed to be, [[StrawmanHasAPoint they were in face sheltering an American child from an unjust attempt at arrest and deportation]].

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** Quite possibly the result of [[MisaimedFandom misplaced audience sympathy]]. Carmen was deeply UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalkin [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking exhibiting transphobic behavior and whining about her rescuers (horror of horrors) asking her to play cooperative boards games]]. By contrast, no matter how cookie the coyotes' leftist beliefs were supposed to be, [[StrawmanHasAPoint they were in face sheltering an American child from an unjust attempt at arrest and deportation]].


** Quite possibly the result of [[MisaimedFanom misplaced audience sympathy]]. Carmen was deeply UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, whining about her rescuers (horror of horrors) asking her to play cooperative boards games and exhibiting transphobic behavior. By contrast, no matter how cookie the coyotes' leftist beliefs were supposed to be, [[StrawmanHasAPoint they were in face sheltering an American child from an unjust attempt at arrest and deportation]].

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** Quite possibly the result of [[MisaimedFanom [[MisaimedFandom misplaced audience sympathy]]. Carmen was deeply UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalkin exhibiting transphobic behavior and whining about her rescuers (horror of horrors) asking her to play cooperative boards games and exhibiting transphobic behavior.games]]. By contrast, no matter how cookie the coyotes' leftist beliefs were supposed to be, [[StrawmanHasAPoint they were in face sheltering an American child from an unjust attempt at arrest and deportation]].

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* OrwellianRetcon: After a month worth of strips in which Carmen escapes ICE agents attempting to deport her and hides with Winslow's family - a source of much comedy about [[StrawmanPolitical craaaaaaaaaaaazy leftist attitudes]] - the arc is abruptly aborted, and Carmen declares that she was obviously never targeted by ICE agents. Rather, she stepped out to buy ice cream, and Winslow misunderstood her.
** Quite possibly the result of [[MisaimedFanom misplaced audience sympathy]]. Carmen was deeply UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, whining about her rescuers (horror of horrors) asking her to play cooperative boards games and exhibiting transphobic behavior. By contrast, no matter how cookie the coyotes' leftist beliefs were supposed to be, [[StrawmanHasAPoint they were in face sheltering an American child from an unjust attempt at arrest and deportation]].


%%* ScrewySquirrel: Winslow sometimes


* Aluminum Christmas Trees: Cooperative board games are apparently an absurd result of liberal attitudes taken to extremes in the Winslow household, rather than an extremely popular and commercially successful genre.

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* Aluminum Christmas Trees: AluminumChristmasTrees: Cooperative board games are apparently an absurd result of liberal attitudes taken to extremes in the Winslow household, rather than an extremely popular and commercially successful genre.

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* Aluminum Christmas Trees: Cooperative board games are apparently an absurd result of liberal attitudes taken to extremes in the Winslow household, rather than an extremely popular and commercially successful genre.


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* ContemplateOurNavels: An extremely common type of strip, particularly during the Trump presidency, consisted of Winslow and Carmen running across the desert, repeating some variation of the mantra "Things are pretty bad - but they could be worse - could they really? - I don't know".


** Winslow's MultipleChoicePast includes references to SpiderMan and ''Film/TheGodfather''.

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** Winslow's MultipleChoicePast includes references to SpiderMan ComicBook/SpiderMan and ''Film/TheGodfather''.


* OnlySaneMan: Carmen often plays this role. A common way for the strip to present its political message is to have a caricature of liberal attitudes or policies portrayed as something silly or crazy, then have her respond in this way. She has also been known to do this however to Republicaans when the author felt they were going too far.

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* OnlySaneMan: Carmen often plays this role. A common way for the strip to present its political message is to have a caricature of liberal attitudes or policies portrayed as something silly or crazy, then have her respond in this way. She has also been known to do this however to Republicaans Republicans when the author felt they were going too far.


* [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]]

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* [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]]StrawCharacter

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Stantis ''does not'' like Donald Trump, and sees him as an embarrassment to conservatism.


* RippedFromTheHeadlines: As with most political comics. For example, in one story Winslow refused to let Carmen buy football cards just because she's a conservative; meanwhile, she pointed out that the football ''players'' are far worse ("drug abuser... deadbeat dad... adulterer...!"). This was based on the controversy over RushLimbaugh wanting to buy a football team.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: As with most political comics. For example, in one story Winslow refused to let Carmen buy football cards just because she's a conservative; meanwhile, she pointed out that the football ''players'' are far worse ("drug abuser... deadbeat dad... adulterer...!"). This was based on the controversy over RushLimbaugh Radio/RushLimbaugh wanting to buy a football team.


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