Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 31, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    Killing democracy in 3 easy steps:

    Support an autocrat

    Choose party over country

    Refuse to accept any results not in your favor

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    RAGs  4 months ago

    republicans DO want a civil war. They figure that all of those militias out there will “win the day” for them, if properly primed.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 4 months ago

    I see that Tunisia, the epicenter of last decade’s Arab Spring, has reverted to being a dictatorship after its experiment with democracy. There are no guarantees, people. “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” —Thomas Jefferson

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    Display  4 months ago

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/tom_wellborn3/status/1553062749286146048

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    mpguy2  4 months ago

    Elections are already rigged — in favor of Republicans. Gerrymandering in the red states and the GOP’s advantage in the Electoral College requires Democrats to overcome about a five to seven percentage point disadvantage just to claw back to even. That’s why Dem voters need to show as much interest in midterm and off-year elections as Republicans do.

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    Scorpio Premium Member 4 months ago

    When I saw the first frame, I was expecting a Twitter shot as well. Would probably be the only somewhat accurate statement in the entire ad.

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    shanen0  4 months ago

    I wish I could believe he was wrong, but then I listen to a Trumplican or Qanon giving “reasons” and it’s hard to believe it isn’t too late. Tiny shred of hope that the crumbs of the REAL GOP can suck off enough principled and rational so-called “Republican” voters to save America. For at least one more election cycle? How many times can Humpty Democracy do his cartwheels on the wall before he falls off?

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    fuzzbucket  4 months ago

    I still blame Al gore. He’s the one who started all this “Recount, recount, and keep recounting until we win” nonsense.

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    chuckcork1  4 months ago

    Other powerful, advanced civilisations, in time, found ways to destroy themselves.

    In the USA, it seems they have found a new one.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 4 months ago

    This is SO ACCURATE that it’s scary!!!

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    mourdac Premium Member 4 months ago

    It is truly discouraging the levels of ignorance many in the RW have fallen to. COVID denial despite the scientific proof. 2020 election denials despite 60+ court cases and numerous experts in election security from even the RW saying there was very minimal voter fraud. Zero knowledge of economics and what is causing price hikes in energy and other consumer goods. Screaming about their rights being abrogated because for the first time, others are demanding that their rights be observed also.

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    More Coffee Please!  4 months ago

    Well, the republic*nts are certainly losers, whether they manage to steal the elections of not. God help democracy!

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    logophiles  4 months ago

    How quickly we forget the riots and violence and cries of illegitimacy when the other party didn’t like the results in 2016. Fact is, both parties suck. Time to elect someone with fresh ideas.

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    Free or Not? Premium Member 4 months ago

    Leftist definition of democracy: A place where two wolves and a sheep decide what is for dinner.

    The left complains when our democrat republic works against their policies and then celebrate when it works for their policies. If the supreme court votes 5/4 to call Obamacare “constitutional” then “democracy works!”. But if they vote 6/3 to return abortion law to the states, then “democracy is dead”.

    It is hilarious to watch.

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    Q4horse  4 months ago

    I thought Jimmy Crow was the white supremacy, racism metaphor. There is no mention of race in this strip.

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    Susan00100  4 months ago

    How about stringing up Jimmy Crow right next to the Orange Baboon??

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    phil  4 months ago

    Just remember that they jailed Hitler when we tried to overthrow Germany and when he got out he actually did it the second time around — so learn from history.Also there is a threat greater than trump and he comes out of Florida — watch and see.

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    Jerry Neuberger  4 months ago

    So in other words, be more like Stacy Abrams

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member 4 months ago

    Republigun traitors lie about everything all of the time.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    It seems to be easier to pick your enemies than your friends these days.

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    akosoffsky  4 months ago

    “Let’s have the Marines seize voting machines…” Is this rational thinking? Mike, Mitch, etc., remember Senator Bayh’s 25th Amendment? Clarence, next time recuse yourself. I agree, Florida is the perfect place for alien vacationing.

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    Duka  4 months ago

    Think this is a new idea for the GOP? :

    “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified…Cruz did not win Iowa, he stole it.”— Trump tweets on 2/3/16

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    Not to worry, Zuckerberg will throw another 400 million at it and invent new ways to cheat no one thought about before

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    montessoriteacher  4 months ago

    Scary stuff! Time to stay the course! Keep participating in elections, not just for POTUS!

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    sisterea  4 months ago

    This would be funny if it wasn’t true. Silly me back in March 2021 I thought every republican who declared he believed the big lie would be laughed out of the primary. Little did I know it would become the litmus test for even running.

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    sueb1863  4 months ago

    If the Supreme Court endorses the independent legislature theory this fall and hands control of elections to the state legislatures this fall, it won’t matter who the voters choose in 2024. State legislatures – most of which are controlled by Republicans – will simply choose Republican electors to send to congress to cast the votes. That’s the big danger.

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    ChessPirate  4 months ago

    Made America “Geeze!” Again

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    r413j731  4 months ago

    Dumb

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    epaphus8  4 months ago

    Jimmy Crow is behind the times. The next civil war is already being fought online.

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    JR0602  4 months ago

    Sounds like the ending in Pat Frank’s “Alas Babylon” where the survivors go into the 1000 year night.

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    How does the conservative GOP not see the madness of running for office on the basis of elections being easily rigged in a manner that lives no clues behind, except a lingering gullibility?

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    jbp3253  4 months ago

    There are many factors that led to the Trump phenomenon. But one, not often discussed, in the inability of our democracy to address problems like climate change timely. Although checks and balances are essential to our system, the checks, like the many tactics used by Mitch McConnell to delay popular legislation have grown out of proportion. An democracy, such as that that immediately followed the 2017 Russian Revolution, is vulnerable to tyranny (the Bolshevik overthrow) when it cannot address problems efficiently.

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    Baba Yaga Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s too bad he doesn’t do any cartoons about China Biden, maybe it’s because he would have too much material. No doubt he thinks China Biden is doing a wonderful job.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  4 months ago

    “Dr. Oz should declare victory. It makes it much harder for them to cheat with the ballots that they ‘just happened to find.’” – Donald J. Trump, while votes for the Oz/McCormick primary were still being counted

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    Flossie Mud Duck  4 months ago

    Sad.

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    willie_mctell  4 months ago

    If the elections weren’t rigged I would have served 2 terms as president in the 80s. I beat Reagan twice. Also beat him in the gubernatorial elections twice.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  4 months ago

    The biggest mistake the US ever made was not taking every member of the Confederate "national government, every one of the their state counterparts, and, at a minimum, every general officer in the treasonous army, and hung them for treason within a month of the insurrection being put down.

    The second biggest was not opening fire with every weapon available to defend the Capital the second the first MAGAT pushed the first cop Jan. 6, ’21.

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    joecoolfiftyfive  4 months ago

    I’ve been telling all my GOP friends that with the new laws that ‘increase’ voting security that they are guaranteed to win the election. So much so that they should not even bother to vote because their vote is not needed to win.

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    lanman03  4 months ago

    I understand that some Republican officials are refusing to certify the results of the primary elections, so the practice rounds are already under way. They will be in condition to claim that the general elections are fraudulent by November. It’s good to prepare early.

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    Dooley 425  4 months ago

    More BS from Trudeau. He should have stuck with his good story lines of the past instead of constantly making up anti-GOP garbage.

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member 4 months ago

    If that were true, my alma mater’s men’s basketball team would be in the Final Four for several years in a row!!

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    Saurischia Premium Member 4 months ago

    Deja vu. All over again.

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    opsono  4 months ago

    And treason is the new patriotism

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    Rand al'Thor  4 months ago

    Poor Trudeau doesn’t remember Jim Crow was a Democrat. Apparently he doesn’t know what going on with economy or who controls the Congress and White House. He might want to check the polls as well. Time to get in touch.

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    GreggW Premium Member 4 months ago

    What democracy, in other than a pro forma sense?

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    Liam Astle Premium Member 4 months ago

    Trudeau is a credit to his race.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 4 months ago

    Of course NOW the Qpublicans are TRULY TERRIFIED that MORE AND MORE States are aligning with ELIMINATING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, AND ELECTING THE PRESIDENT STRICTLY BY POPULAR VOTE, which is the way it should be.

    Why is the MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION in the country the ONLY ONE where the LOSER can be “declared” the winner, as happened in 2000, and again in 2016???

    https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/28/democrats-are-dangerously-close-to-changing-laws-so-our-president-is-elected-by-popular-vote/

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    unsardonic  4 months ago

    Is Trudeau so stupefyingly ignorant as to think we could be brainwashed to believe that “Jim Crow” is a Republican ideology? Hey Trudeau! You’re either TRULY ignorant of history or you think that WE are & you’re so EVIL you have no shame trying to brainwash us to the LIES that support your Ignorant Leftist Ideology…For those who don’t know: much like the KKK & carpetbaggers & slavery itself, ALL those events & ideologies were creations of the “DEMOCRATIC” party, itself! FOOLS! The Republican Party was specifically formed to fight & abolish slavery & slaveholders, who were DEMOCRATS, every man-jack of ‘em! Republicans gave their lives by the many thousands, trying to unseat southern DEMOCRAT slaveholders & Emancipate their slaves.

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    And don’t worry which side you’re on, you can ALWAYS claim the election was rigged! #algore

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    lesannc Premium Member 4 months ago

    THIS, THIS IS THE BIG LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    jvscanlan Premium Member 4 months ago

    In Colorado a candidate for secretary of state (election denier who turned over voting machine disks to outside people) lost her primary by 13 percent and is demanding a recount

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 4 months ago

    For nearly a century after Reconstruction (1865–1877), the majority of the white South identified with the Democratic Party. Republicans during this time would only control parts of the mountains districts in southern Appalachia and competed for statewide office in the former border states. Before 1948, Southern Democrats believed that their stance on states’ rights and appreciation of traditional southern values, was the defender of the southern way of life. Southern Democrats warned against designs on the part of northern liberals, Republicans (including Southern Republicans), and civil rights activists, whom they denounced as “outside agitators”.

    The adoption of the first civil rights plank by the 1948 convention and President Truman’s Executive Order 9981, which provided for equal treatment and opportunity for African-American military service members, divided the Democratic party’s northern and southern wings. In 1952, the Democratic Party named John Sparkman, a moderate Senator from Alabama, as their vice presidential candidate with the hope of building party loyalty in the South. By the late 1950s, the national Democratic Party again began to embrace the Civil Rights Movement, and the old argument that Southern whites had to vote for Democrats to protect segregation grew weaker. Modernization had brought factories, national businesses and a more diverse culture to cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte and Houston. This attracted millions of U.S. migrants from outside the region, including many African Americans to Southern cities. They gave priority to modernization and economic growth, over preservation of the old economic ways.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 4 months ago

    After the Civil Rights act of 1964 and The Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed in Congress, only a small element resisted, led by Democratic governors Lester Maddox of Georgia, and especially George Wallace of Alabama. These populist governors appealed to a less-educated, working-class electorate, that favored the Democratic Party, but also supported segregation. After the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case that outlawed segregation in schools in 1954, integration caused enormous controversy in the white South. For this reason, compliance was very slow and was the subject of violent resistance in some areas.

    The Democratic Party no longer acted as the champion of segregation. Newly-enfranchised African American voters began supporting Democratic candidates at the 80-90-percent levels, producing Democratic leaders such as Julian Bond and John Lewis of Georgia, and Barbara Jordan of Texas.

    Many white southerners switched to the Republican Party during the 1960s, most for reasons unrelated to race. The majority of white southerners shared conservative positions on taxes, moral values, and national security. The Democratic Party had increasingly liberal positions rejected by these voters. In addition, the younger generations, who were politically conservative but wealthier and less attached to the Democratic Party, replaced the older generations who remained loyal to the party. The shift to the Republican Party took place slowly and gradually over almost a century.

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    eddi_tbh  4 months ago

    United States of America. Founded: 1789. Died: 2020. Stopped twitching: 2024.

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    WCraft Premium Member 4 months ago
    Remember that Hillary’s campaign manager started the rumor that Russia interfered in the election. Enough of you believed it to try to impeach him. Despicable. And you want to make fun of Trump for saying the election was rigged. And, By the way, how many prominent Democrats said something similar after he was elected in 2016? Get the log out of your eye, Trudeau.
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    lindz.coop Premium Member 4 months ago

    Biggest Loser takes on new meaning when trump is in the room.

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    198.23.5.11  4 months ago

    26 dead in Kentucky flooding.McConnell&Paul say absolutely nothing.Demand we help them prove Donald Duck is a Communist.

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    abba3  4 months ago

    You all do realize that Jim Crow was invented by the Dixie Dems, right?

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