Check out the cover image for this week's issue of the New Yorker, in which "Dr. Obama" is depicted spoon-feeding medicine to child-versions of Mitch McConnell, Michelle Bachmann and Ted Cruz (a fourth youth, House Speaker John Boehner, can be seen trotting off after getting his dose.)
Here's how the artist behind the cover explained the illustration:
“This whole enterprise was just an elaborate excuse,” says Barry Blitt about his cover for this week’s issue. “I enjoyed drawing Ted Cruz, John Boehner, and Michele Bachmann as petulant children — and I especially wanted to draw an open-mouthed Mitch McConnell being spoon-fed his meds.”
It's worth noting that while none of the Republican lawmakers depicted in the cover image are likely to embrace the Affordable Care Act anytime soon (or ... ever), WaPo's Greg Sargent wrote this morning about how some Republican candidates have begun altering the language they use to describe the law as it becomes seemingly more apparent that it could work out in the long term.
With that said, we're pretty sure this isn't a cover McConnell is going to be hanging on the fridge.