I've seen people here praise the amount of detail he puts into his cartoons, but that's exactly the problem I have with them. In my book, a political cartoon should be direct and minimalist, and Ben Garrison takes the latter and throws it out the window into a big pond of mutant alligators.
He uses so many tried and true methods such as "LABEL EVERYTHING" and "MAKE THE BAD GUY DO AS MANY BAD GUY THINGS AS POSSIBLE", that his cartoons lack any possible edge. It seems like he's trying too hard to get his point across; so much so that there's a definite air of desperation to them. I almost feel bad for the guy.