Pat Oliphant for February 15, 2017

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    • Thomas  over 7 years ago

    ps: Doofus often confuses reality with T.V., where something drastic always happens early in the show to distract from the bad actor and director. That’s when the star (D.D.) takes charge and dominates the entire story with his 2nd grade nuclear heroics.

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    lonecat  over 7 years ago

    What a country we are in when the National Security Advisor was lying about his contacts with the Russians, and when the Press Secretary and the President’s Councilor (Conway) routinely lie to the public, and when the President himself seems to have no regard for the truth, and when the President operates by denigrating and insulting anyone who disagrees with him, and when the President seems more interested in his own finances and the business dealings of his family than he is in the welfare of the country. Working together with Trump means colluding in the breakdown of American democracy.

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    gigagrouch  over 7 years ago

    “Doofus” is too charitable.

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    OmqR-IV.0  over 7 years ago

    I’ve always rolled my eyes whenever I’ve come across the expression “…leader of the Free World” and the president of the USA is mentioned in the same sentence. More so now.

    Can we agree Angela Merkel deserves that distinction instead?

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    gigagrouch  over 7 years ago

    We have an administration that makes Warren G. Harding’s look like a paragon of virtue.

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    David Illig Premium Member over 7 years ago

    35 mental health professionals signed a letter to the NYT questioning Trump’s mental stability. “We believe that the grave emotional instability indicated by Mr. Trump’s speech and actions makes him incapable of serving safely as president.”

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    edward thomas Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Any first year psychology student could tell you that Trump’s fixation on his hand size, and the insistence on overly long neckties show a very insecure personality.

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    Motivemagus  over 7 years ago

    What a pity that all the right-wing Trumpanista snowflakes can do is try to insult Oliphant, who hasn’t lost an iota of his insight.

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    phredturner  over 7 years ago

    Mentally he is a middle schooler. I’d feel better if he were more like a seven-year old

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    Godfreydaniel  over 7 years ago

    Although HEN3RY is wrong about almost everything (whether through ignorance or dishonesty I would never presume to know), this cartoon is far from Oliphant’s classics. It really is just name-calling. The name-calling is truthful, yes (Donald Trump is very loud, very stupid, and very dishonest, and possibly insane), but there’s no wit here, no unexpected twist, no attention to detail. (His hands, for example, are NOT noticeably small in this cartoon.) I think Oliphant was the greatest political cartoonist of the 20th century, and I have no doubt he can still create great cartoons—he did it frequently in the 21st century, after all. This just doesn’t happen to be one of them.

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    kurt.zwicky  over 7 years ago

    It took Orange Utan Trump to bring Oliphant out of retirement. Thank you, Pat….well done…..

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    RAGs  over 7 years ago

    I get the feeling that with Hen3ry, good/bad and right/wrong are determined by who says or does something rather than what is said or done.

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    edward thomas Premium Member over 7 years ago

    So the “new” media, Breitbart, Fox, Info Wars are good?I remember when Alex Jones first appeared on Art Bell’s show. I’m STILL waiting to see pics of those “internment” camps Bush II, later Obama, were having built.Also waiting for pics of that superhighway from Mexico to KC that would be only for trucks bringing loads of stuff here to undercut America. You can SEE it from the AIR he said!

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    ahab  over 7 years ago

    Stellar Mr Oliphant! Thank you!

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    Mr. Blawt  over 7 years ago

    And Obama was Gallant, who never threatened with nuclear war and was an adult in the white house.

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    Kip W  over 7 years ago

    The phoniest nabob of them all would be complaining loudly about it, though, just as he did when he feared Obama was going to be elected by a minority that carried the Electoral College. He was tweeting away for outright insurrection, if memory serves.

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    vorpal7  over 7 years ago

    LOL… Trump is your President… Suck it up Snowflakes!

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    NRHAWK Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Hey, suck it up Brietbart Nazis VORPAL7 & SOUNDSTORM. Doofus Donald is supplying the best comedy material in the history of the Presidency. I just hope he doesn’t follow through on his infantile nuclear threats. But then, you’re probably anxious like those TV evangelists for the apocalypse to come in your lifetime, aren’t you.

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    nickynoload Premium Member over 7 years ago

    can’t believe a this is taken seriously – it’s an opinion, nothing more; move on

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    Dtroutma  over 7 years ago

    If only doofus was enough to sum up just how bad this administration is, and the comment on Harding? they were saints by comparison.

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    FrannieL Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Mr. Oliphant please draw more political cartoons. I miss them.

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    Dan Collins creator over 7 years ago

    There’s no “getting over” this poor excuse for a president.

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    jrankin1959  over 7 years ago

    Not that I necessarily agree with the viewpoint presented, but it’s good to see Mr. Oliphant back. One of the characteristics of a great cartoonist of this genre is that even when you disagree, you can still appreciate the talent.

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    Cheapskate0  over 7 years ago

    @ Petey: Agreed! Oliphant! Please come back!

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    Nov Nov Man  about 7 years ago

    Please! Seven year olds can read.

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    Terry Wallace  almost 7 years ago

    Thanks for stopping by, Pat. Please don’t be a stranger.

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    serial232  almost 7 years ago

    what a piece of krap comic. sorry i bothered to look.

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    Stephen Salaun  almost 7 years ago

    So who is the REAL doofus here? Is it Donald Trump, who despite a complete lack of political experience and non-stop attacks on him by the mainstream media, has done a pretty good job? Or is it Pat Oliphant, who is apparently only capable of ONE cartoon in 8 months, and that one is little more than a CHILDISH insult? You decide!

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    Kip W  over 6 years ago

    “Pretty good job”???

    It’s the Alpha Doofus!

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    Vaporman  over 6 years ago

    Pat, I know it’s still relevant (now more than ever), but how about a new cartoon? After all, it’s been over ten months…

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    TMO1 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    A year later, and it’s still true. The man is incapable of acting maturely.

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    buckman-j  over 6 years ago

    Pat where are you?, the ink is dry

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    wroady01  over 6 years ago

    doesn’t matter, he may very well be only 7yrs old intellectually, that’s old enough to know better and he needs his little butt spanked!

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    Sillyfacetoo  over 6 years ago

    As relevant the day I post this, as Feb. ’17

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    buckman-j  over 6 years ago

    Does this have enough moss on it yet, let’s move on.

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    Kip W  about 6 years ago

    The Daily Cartoonist reports that Oliphaunt has designated a home for his papers. Congrats to the University of Virginia for landing them!

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    buckman-j  about 6 years ago

    In this space everyone should hear us scream

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    Terry Wallace  about 6 years ago

    Where have you gone, Patrick Oliphant? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you!

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    TMO1 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Published a year and a half ago, and still true. Plus, he’s clearly a longtime criminal and traitor.

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    robert pape  almost 6 years ago

    Still as relevant as the day it was penned…

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    buckman-j  almost 6 years ago

    Okay Pat, you made your point. Now update or move on. Geez, space wasted just like that comic with daily finale or martian conspiracy.

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    The Yankee Clipper  over 5 years ago

    I see the left is out in force. A bunch of nobodies criticising the President of the United States. Talk about gaul.

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    Kip W  over 5 years ago

    Election Day 2018. Thinking of you, Pat Oliphant.

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    glen Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Only one thing wrong here – he’s 2 years old.

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    newyorkslim  over 5 years ago

    Wow – Kip W – that’s one tangled sentence packed with ill-founded assumptions and generalizations. “anybody who doesn’t see the pouting, thin-skinned egomaniac … as a fair-minded hero who must never be…” WHaaaaaa? I gather you’re calling Trump names. How unoriginal and feeble. I also gather you flunked English.

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    JHayes  over 5 years ago

    Pat, I’m sure retirement was fun. But it’s time to get back to work. We fight despair with humor and we need some humor right about now. Just one a week that’s all I ask for.

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    ScotAndrews  over 5 years ago

    what Kip said.

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    greyolddave  about 5 years ago

    This is 2019. I just went through three years before he retired. He predicted everything. Its still all relevant today.

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    feverjr Premium Member about 5 years ago

    We are living through Dr. Strangelove…. he and Putin will leave the earth a burned out cinder, while they live out their lives in an underground bunker

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    buckman-j  almost 5 years ago

    As bad as Go Comics editors are, this toon, I believe now holds the record for the longest time taking up space. Do Go comics employees get a check?

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    buckman-j  over 4 years ago

    There are a lot of cartoonists out there looking for work. Mr. Oliphant is a legend. Can’t say the same for whoever the Go comics employee is who periodically reviews these works. Sad

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    PhilipOlson  over 4 years ago

    It is now 2020. WWIII has actually been instigated by the subject of this cartoon, making the United States of America the world’s number one terrorist organization.As the traitors point out, this is a done deal and the world can kiss it or die. A very sane and adult action.

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    JohnHughes3  over 4 years ago

    I had the privilege of getting my first job at the Adelaide News as a copy boy where I worked with Pat Oliphant for more than a year – a person one could never forget. If by an amazing chance Pat should read; this to confirm Frank Callander supervised the dog box where we resided. Murray James was chief of staff, Ron Boland editor of the Mail. Reporters included Laurie Jervis senior and junior, John Veitch, Peter Michelmore etc. I was the tallest guy in the building, a long skinny kid. I’m fairly sure Pat used a tiny penguin as his logo in those times. Left Adelaide to move west, will always remember his brilliance.

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    Mother of Cats Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Dear Gocomics, this cartoon hasn’t been updated in forever. If you aren’t going to update, delete it. It’s taking up unnecessary space.

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    buckman-j  over 4 years ago

    Although comment in toon are still relevant, one must ask again..are Go Comics editors actually paid?

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    Barry Beer  over 4 years ago

    Kip, you ignorant shit! Communism doesn’t allow comics because there is nothing to laugh about anyway.

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    CharlesTarrant  over 4 years ago

    I see the Bolsheviks live in their own Com Lib bubble and offer nothing but Brown Sidewalks and empty promises, and use Antifa on those who disagree with them.

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    wsedrel Premium Member over 4 years ago

    PLEASE, PLEASE, RETURN! Your country needs you!!!

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    Diane Lee Premium Member over 4 years ago

    In 2017, the White House’s National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense survived the transition intact. Its mission was the same as when the Obama administration established it after the Ebola epidemic of 2014: to do everything possible within the vast powers and resources of the U.S. government to prepare for the next disease outbreak and prevent it from becoming an epidemic or pandemic.One year later, the White House dissolved the office, leaving the country less prepared for pandemics like covid-19.The U.S. government’s slow and inadequate response to the new coronavirus underscores the need for organized, accountable leadership to prepare for and respond to pandemic threats.In a health security crisis, speed is essential. When this new coronavirus emerged, there was no clear White House-led structure to oversee our response, and we lost valuable time. Health systems are struggling to test patients and keep pace with growing caseloads. The specter of rapid community transmission and exponential growth is real and daunting. The job of a White House pandemics office would have been to get ahead: to accelerate the response, empower experts, anticipate failures, and act quickly and transparently to solve problems. It’s impossible to assess the full impact of the 2018 decision to disband the White House office responsible for this work, but it is clear that eliminating the office has contributed to the federal government’s sluggish domestic response. What’s especially concerning about the absence of this office today is that it was originally set up because a previous epidemic made the need for it quite clear.When asked about the slow roll-out of coronavirus tests in the U.S. on March 13, President Trump responded, “I don’t take responsibility at all.” Trump is not just responsible for it. He owns it The Trump Plague is not just his responsibility. It’s his fault.

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    David P. McLaughlin  about 4 years ago

    Democrats liked Obama; I didn’t vote for him since I watched videos of him in 2007; He was a radical, well versed in Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules For Radicals’. Obama gave us 8 years of: “The USA is bad” apology tours; ‘Fast and Furious’; IRS blocking non-profit status for all conservative groups; “Carbon dioxide is bad” EPA regulations; “You can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan, the average family will save $2500 per year” gave us Obamacare. ALL lies! [Ben Rhodes, the Obama minion was on video bragging: “American voters are stupid; we just lied and easily got it passed.”] Before leaving, Obama, through his FBI and DOJ, thought it was okay to spy on the opposition party; After leaving, Obama’s FBI and DOJ holdover leaders thought it was okay to try to overthrow a duly elected President. [You may hate the Electoral College, but all the ‘flyover’ states which had a say in the election BECAUSE of the Electoral College, DID elect Donald Trump President! Just look at the total of Counties that voted for each.] Given the chance, I would have voted for Herman Cain in 2008; As the first Black President, he would have done NONE of the Obama- approved evil things that I mentioned. [There were MORE!]

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    wsedrel Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Pat O., please return! We need you more than ever!!!

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    critter19  about 4 years ago

    He’s been dead for 3 years. Give another his spot

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    NatureBatsLast  almost 4 years ago

    You are too easy on him Pat, he is really a demagogue or rabble-rouser a leader who gains popularity in a democracy by exploiting emotions, prejudice, and ignorance to arouse some against others, whipping up the passions of the crowd and shutting down reasoned deliberation. Demagogues overturn established norms of political conduct, or promise or threaten to do so.

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    mairez  almost 4 years ago

    Republicans = Gerrymandering????Come to Oregon.

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    johnniemo  over 3 years ago

    Dear Mr. Oliphant will we see one from you soon?

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    Wanye  over 3 years ago

    Seven years old? Really? You’re giving him way too much credit.

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    robert pape  over 3 years ago

    Maybe, just maybe Pat Oliphant will choose to once again bless us with his wisdom and humor on January 20…

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    mistercatworks  over 3 years ago

    Doofus has left the building. We wish him the best of luck in his future …. sorry, can’t say it with a straight face.

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    phredturner  over 3 years ago

    Pat Oliphant’s work was great. However, Pat is long retired and likely doing some art more interesting to him now rhan politically cartooning.

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    painthacker Premium Member over 3 years ago

    If only he has been simply a doofus.

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    g.ramig  over 3 years ago

    It has been over years can we please move on!

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    katina.cooper  over 3 years ago

    You are not coming back, are you?

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    buckman-j  almost 3 years ago

    4 years and counting..poor editing

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    jrankin1959  almost 3 years ago

    Uh, Mr. Oliphant? Don’t you think it’s time for a new comic?

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    dadreiley  almost 3 years ago

    Doofus Huh? How about the price of gas, or the speed of getting the vaccine you idiots are hell bent on having everyone get, I wish every one would get it also, this we agree on, how about the lowest un-employment in 50 years, how about trying to close the border for illegal refugees, and not but not least is his plan to end the war the war, it had stipulations that the animals did not honor. Also he was going to wait until all our people were safely out also the Afghans who worked for us. Oh no not your hero who closed the Pipe Line, opened the border so wide we have a invasion, also told us the vaccine wouldn’t be ready for a couple years and when it was, some of these morons said it is not safe to use because Trump rushed its completion. The same ones who are demanding everyone get at least one of them. Now after looking at these facts and there many more who is the Doofus now, and before I forget how about those 13 soldiers, marines, sailors and all those Afghans who were killed. Completely un-necessary co-lateral damage Trump was going to wait. Biden can’t remember what he had for lunch the Senile Dope. Whose the Doofus now?

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    NatureBatsLast  almost 3 years ago

    Come on Pat, unbend and put out a new ’toon.

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    ibFrank  over 2 years ago

    Why is this still on GoComics after all this time?

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    JonSchuck  over 2 years ago

    I guess Pat died a bitter, angry old man. What a sad legacy this strip is.

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    dragon789wv  over 2 years ago

    Why is this Doofus cartoon spot still here?

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    MFRXIM Premium Member about 2 years ago

    It’s now April 2022 with mid-term selections coming soon. Warning: failure to learn from history can be disastrous.

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    charliekane  almost 2 years ago

    Be well, Mr. O! The GOAT of his trade!

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    Can't Sleep  over 1 year ago

    This makes me think of one summit where he pushed his way through the crowd of presidents and prime ministers just so he could be the first to walk out onto the stage. A shame there wasn’t a loose board… or a trap door.

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    lindajim2  over 1 year ago

    This crap is NOT funny sport, try another subject…

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    lindajim2  over 1 year ago

    Dude, I think you have the wrong president…just saying

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    GrayOld Dave  about 1 year ago

    I page past this every day. Oliphant had it nailed way back then. So sorry he decided to retire. I understand he is still with us. Maybe he can give us a few more or his insights.

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    pamela welch Premium Member 12 months ago

    July 24, 2023: Happy 88th Birthday Pat!

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    suelou  8 months ago

    Have you all figured out how wrong you were yet?

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    overtop  4 months ago

    Is Go Comics assuming Fat Donnie will get re-elected and this offering will be relevant again.? Shameful work, or lack thereof, by Go Comics

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    2rusty8491  3 months ago

    7 years ago? Maybe time to remove it?

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    VAS66  3 months ago

    Couple of points: Afghanistan withdraw; Inflation, Disaster in American cites due to a disastrous Border Policy, Crime, Energy policy that is ruining the poor and now 10% Joe Biden has American Citizen’s paying for two wars. Biden: The Perfect example of the Peter Principle.

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