Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for April 19, 2011

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    pouncingtiger  almost 13 years ago

    Good question, Roland.

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    rayannina  almost 13 years ago

    I keep trying to think of what The Donald’s hair reminds me of. Kind of like a bird-of-paradise plant, crossed with a haystack, with a bit of Stevie Nicks circa 1983 …

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    randymi  almost 13 years ago

    With political candidates like these, I say we need to go back to the days of one-man rule, and appoint a dog to be king.

    He couldn’t do much worse than the politicians of the last 50+ years.

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    randgrithr  almost 13 years ago

    Trudeau has yet to ever actually draw Obama or Hillary Clinton. Ever.

    Just sayin’.

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    lewisbower  almost 13 years ago

    You mean GT is making fun of a would be GOP candidate? Compared to some candidates the other party has fielded, say George Wallace, he don’t look that bad. I guess GT is saying one party is self centered and the other is intolerant of any other views.

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    roctor  almost 13 years ago

    Trump came to our county and left this nugget to bake in the sun.

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/cerabino-gop-hijacker-trump-no-apprentice-at-pretending-1412692.html

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    MobyD  almost 13 years ago

    People like Trump don’t get their own hot dogs. They have minions for that.

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    meetinthemiddle  almost 13 years ago

    Trump has done the “white house from afar” bit to make Obama jokes, but never drawn him. Probably because it’s hard to decide how to represent him.

    Trump, however, is easy to decide how to caricature.

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    live.the.future  almost 13 years ago

    There’s something monstrous about the Donald’s hair. It seems to have a life of its own. I strongly suspect that he is, in fact, wearing a disguised Cthulu on his head.

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    Wildcard24365  almost 13 years ago

    Lewreader said, about 3 hours ago

    *You mean GT is making fun of a would be GOP candidate? *

    Hmmm… yes, but not because he’s a would be GOP candidate… Like a good caricaturist, GT is just drawing what he sees. Like a good caricature, DT keeps providing the material.

    Lewreader also said,

    Compared to some candidates the other party has fielded, say George Wallace, he don’t look that bad. I guess GT is saying one party is self centered and the other is intolerant of any other views.

    No, he’s still talking Repubs… funny that they qualify as “two parties” in your book… ;-)

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    jrholden1943  almost 13 years ago

    Top Ten Reasons NOT to Vote Democrate

    1) Barack Obama 2) Barack Obama 3) Barack Obama 4) Barack Obama 5) Barack Obama 6) Barack Obama 7) Barack Obama 8) Barack Obama 9) Barack Obama 10) Michele Obama

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    BrianCrook  almost 13 years ago

    Fortunately, Holden, no one votes Democrate.

    Why is it that the regressives on the Gocomics’ forums have more trouble with basic spelling and grammar than do the progressives?

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    Nemesys  almost 13 years ago

    @rayannina, Stevie Nicks? No way… but maybe Grace Slick during the “Starship” era…

    @GEE1A, Sorry, but you’ve violated Godwin’s Law and nullified your list. Nice try! But “The Joker”…? He’s a bomb-throwing Anarchist in the Bill Ayers tradition, just as is… oh, never mind.

    @Randywriter, Exactly. What do you think the Donald’s popularity is all about?

    @meetinthemiddle, I think it’s exactly the opposite. GT knows exactly how to represent him, but is afraid to try. No matter how he drew Obama, he’d either fail as a satirist or fail as a liberal. There’s no middle ground, as it were.

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    jrholden1943  almost 13 years ago

    Top Ten Reasons NOT to Vote Democrate

    1) Barack Obama 2) Barack Obama 3) Barack Obama 4) Barack Obama 5) Barack Obama 6) Barack Obama 7) Barack Obama 8) Barack Obama 9) Barack Obama 10) Michele Obama

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    TexTech  almost 13 years ago

    @MobyD: You are correct that people like Trump do not get their own hotdogs but I suspect it is somewhere further down the employee list than minions that get the hotdogs. Let’s see. You have assistants, henchmen, minions, underlings, and the most likely candidate for the job, the lowly gofer.

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    babka Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cepJ3Dn4Wx8

    wait for the donald….

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    tcity  almost 13 years ago

    ha ha - jrholden if you re post, correct(e) your(e) spelling(e).

    trump is pathetic, always has been.

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    ZorkArg  almost 13 years ago

    OK, guys, gals, whatever…

    At least spell his name right! Der Fuhrer (Umlaut over the U, please…)

    jrholden1943 - great comments! Ve salute yu!

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    Bany39  almost 13 years ago

    GEE1A how could you leave Bachmann and Huckabee off your list of 10? They should be number 1 &2.

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    jrholden1943  almost 13 years ago

    @BrianCrook; Way to go! Leading with the Progressive Strategy. High on attacks and low on solutions!

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    GTphile  almost 13 years ago

    I am waiting to see a blast from the Trumpet about GT’s lampoon; He hates criticism, and must know that his complaints get him only more publicity, See his insulting letter about Gail Collins of NYTimes, which inspired yet another column from her, giving him more ink. www.nytimes.com/opinion/ and search for Trump letter 4/4/11

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    pirate227  almost 13 years ago

    ^ You have to give Trump credit (disgusting as it is) for understanding what will appeal to the rabid right. They are so lacking for leadership they’ll take… well, Trump.

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    Kifariel  almost 13 years ago

    Why is it that every freakin’ comic on the site seems to inspire political flame wars?

    Hey, GT is a Liberal. Big duh. Deal with it. If it bothers you, then don’t read it. There’s PLENTY of Conservative comics out there, why don’t you just go read them instead?

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    texicaliblues  almost 13 years ago

    @Zork: if one doesn’t have an umlaut key, adding an e after the normally-umlautted vowel is proper German…look it up.

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    pschearer Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    Trump as President would be a bigger embarrassment to the U.S. than even Carter, Bush II, or Obama. In each case, America deserved better.

    And to anyone who uses the word “Progressive” for the Far Left, it was a major coup over a century ago when they redefined progress to mean only movement to socialism. It was almost as big a win as when they changed “liberalism” from advocating limited government and a free market to advocating the welfare state.

    (Brian: How do you like my spelling and grammar? I don’t like your name-calling.)

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    Potrzebie  almost 13 years ago

    I don’t think Trump has ever been on a street or in public since he was a kid. All the people that approach him are admitted by his handlers at private events.

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    runar  almost 13 years ago

    Heard on New York radio in 1991:

    “And now, a song request. This is for Ivana Trump: I’ll Take Manhattan”.

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    Nemesys  almost 13 years ago

    Kifariel, why does every political “flame war” attract some bleeep who tries to tell those whom he doesn’t agree with to shut up and go away?

    Sorry to disrupt your cum-by-ya moment, but what better place for a conservative to comment than a liberal petting zoo? Besides, I agree with Garry about one third of the time. Note how he was careful to list ALL the networks that are covering Trump. His comments are more about them, not Trump himself, and most of them are only tagging along because they don’t want to get scooped by Fox… again. That’s what REALLY turns GT’s crank.

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    stevetalley7497  almost 13 years ago

    GEE1A, 1943, et al. … . This is an example of what’s wrong with political discussions these days. No one has reason to vote FOR something, they’re always voting against another. Last fall an (R) called to ask my support for The Party not because what the (R) could do, but because they aren’t Obama / Pelosi. That may be reason not to support the (D) but not reason to support the (R).

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    Carolo1  almost 13 years ago

    Gee1a

    7 is the best, butI do not see Michelle Bachmann unless she is #9.

    holdens just stupid

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    wrkg_onit  almost 13 years ago

    Any idiot, or for that matter, racist, can seek a party’s nomination. George Wallace was never nominated by the Democratic party, so to claim he was a Democratic presidential candidate is ridiculous. In any case, the Republicans at this point have a solid lock on the racist vote when it comes to national elections.

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    MisngNOLA  almost 13 years ago

    jspiro, that is, unless you count the racists who are not caucasian.

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    Nemesys  almost 13 years ago

    “Republicans at this point have a solid lock on the racist vote when it comes to national elections.”

    jspiro, can you explain this please? I don’t want to misunderstand.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    GT never actually draws Presidents. He uses silly icons: a waffle for Clinton, an asterisk for W (later topped by a Roman centurion helmet).

    He hasn’t even done an icon yet. It’s always exterior shots of the White House with Obama’s voice coming out. Make of that what you will.

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    Michael McKown Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    Sounds like Trump. Schwarzenegger v. 2.0.

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    countoftowergrove  almost 13 years ago

    ZorkArg, when you don’t have an umlaut key, in standart English, the vowel that would have an umlaut is followed by an e. Zum bei spiel: Goering, Goebbels, Bad Toelz, Stueben, verstehen?

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    Wildcard24365  almost 13 years ago

    Kifariel said, about 20 hours ago

    Hey, GT is a Liberal. Big duh. Deal with it. If it bothers you, then don’t read it. There’s PLENTY of Conservative comics out there, why don’t you just go read them instead?

    Because the conservative comics just aren’t funny.

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    misterwhite  almost 13 years ago

    pschearer wrote: ” And to anyone who uses the word “Progressive” for the Far Left, it was a major coup over a century ago when they redefined progress to mean only movement to socialism. It was almost as big a win as when they changed “liberalism” from advocating limited government and a free market to advocating the welfare state. ”

    People who managed to get beyond the second grade understand the concept of “false dichotomy”. NOTHING is that simple.

    Progressive is someone who wants to move society forward. The opposite of progressive would be regressive, someone who wants to send society BACKWARD.

    The wafer thin line between progressive and regressive is called “status quo”. There is NO ONE ALIVE who is happy with EVERYTHING that is, as it is, so these people DO NOT EXIST.

    You may substitute left for progressive and right for regressive.

    EVERY SINGLE liberal,moderate,conservative, and ultra-conservative BY DEFINITION is a leftist. Only those called reactionaries are right wingers.

    To show you WHY your staggeringly ignorant statement on socialism and the far left is a crock, let’s examine some of those who are on the right have DEEP socialistic roots.

    Evangelicals are right wingers who are socialistic to the core. even the most far left person you can find is not as socialistic. Proof? read Acts 4:32-5. An evangelical’s Constitution is the Bible, and Paul is his god.

    Neocons (named such because Kristol did not want to be confused with conservatives) get their entire methodology from Trotsky. EVERYTHING THEY DO, from fundraising, to pamphleteering comes from his model.

    Baggies (don’t EVER call them members of theTEAPARTY because baggies would have fought against the Sons of Liberty FOR King George as Tories) are simply dishonest evangelicals.

    Finally, the ONLY people who have defined progressives as socialism and liberalism as welfare state are the drooling imbeciles of the right whose COMPLETE lack of education makes it IMPOSSIBLE for them to discuss ANYTHING without creating straw men they can knock down. They are INCAPABLE of winning discussions based on fact or logic.

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