Politics ‘Fund me Elmo’ cartoon lampoons Sesame Street debate October 9, 2012 | 10:57 am Leave a comment Back in 2011, Democrats were making the same argument about Republicans and Sesame Street: Republicans want to kill Big Bird and Elmo. Our cartoonist at the time, Nate Beeler, authored this excellent cartoon. Sign Up for the Politics Digest newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Politics Digest newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Politics Digest newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.