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2016 Republican Clown Car as of May 6th

With Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee

The 2016 Republican Clown Car now has six occupants!

The above image was created by satirist Donkey Hotey.

This illustration of the 2016 Republican Clown Car was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo of a 1952 Buick Riviera by Tony Hisgett and available from Wikimedia. This caricature of Senator Marco Rubio was adapted from a photo in the public domain from the United States Senate website. This caricature of Ted Cruz was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from Jamelle Bouie’s Flickr photostream. This caricature of Rand Paul was adapted from a photo in the public domain available via Wikimedia. Rand Paul’s body was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from Jazz Guy’s Flickr photostream.This caricature of Carly Fiorina was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from Gage Skidmore’s Flickr photosteam. The motor bike and background were adapted from a Creative Commons Licensed photo from FaceMePLS’s Flickr photosteam. This caricature of Ben Carson was adapted from a photo in the public domain available via Wikimedia. The source image for the “Medicine man cart” is a photo by Carol M. Highsmith available via the Library of Congress. This caricature of Mike Huckabee is adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from www.flickr.com/photos/iowapolitics/5196581483/. The trail was adapted from two Creative Commons licensed images from the Flickr photostreams of www.flickr.com/photos/emeryjl/4869781824/ and James Emery.