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Auchter's Art: Sometimes your best interest brings consequences

cartoon showing insurrectionists at a toyota dealership
John Auchter for Michigan Radio

Unfortunately, I don't have time to add much this week. Unfortunate because there is plenty to add, particularly on the half year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection.

But quickly, in regards to the Toyota story: It wouldn't be such a story if Toyota (along with several other corporations) hadn't pledged shortly after the events of January 6 to reconsider their political contributions to those who still voted not to certify the election. It's fine for a corporation to change its mind or even to feign concern for PR purposes. They will do what they perceive as what's in their best interest.

But then they shouldn't be surprised to suffer the consequences. Especially when no other company is even close to the amount of money or number of donations that Toyota has made.

John Auchter is a freelance political cartoonist. His views are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of Michigan Radio, its management, or its license holder, the University of Michigan.

Since 1995 John has created Michigan-based editorial cartoons for the Grand Rapids Business Journal, the Grand Rapids Press, and MLive Newspapers. His cartoons are currently featured at MichiganPublic.org and are syndicated to newspapers through the Michigan Press Association. John is an active member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. You can view an archive of his editorial work and other cartoons at Auchtoon.com.
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