Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. Bill Weinberg

    Bill Weinberg said, over 7 years ago

    Hitler and Mao? I’m afraid I don’t get it. Even the worst Republicans don’t like Hitler. And Mao…? Huh?

  2. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, over 7 years ago

    Yeah, but Hitler and Mao were tough leaders who brooked no opposition, didn’t hesitate to tell the Big Easy Lie to push their side through, made sure to invent scapegoats to blame for all the ills of society, threw liberals and dissenters into concentration camps, only paid lip service to their theoretical ideologies when they conflicted with the perks of power, and believed in strong militaries and teaching the countries next to their borders who was boss! That’s all right in the Republican playbook, and they’d probably have concentration camps and put dissenters up against the wall if they dared.

  3. pulped

    pulped said, over 7 years ago

    Trudeau obviously expect you guys to watch more than Fox News to follow along at home. Try reading

    for some scary insight into your lovely, elected officials.

    See, people in power are in power because God wants them to be there, so they can do whatever they want, they’re Chosen.

  4. GJ_Jehosaphat

    GJ_Jehosaphat said, over 7 years ago

    In the 1st panel - “… the elite conclave listens raptly” - Raptly - Rapt - Rapture. Makes today’s comic even more funny (in regards to those ”Left Behind” Apocalyptic Folks).

  5. ventrue1

    ventrue1 said, over 7 years ago

    Ravenswing, There was only one american president who put US Citizens in concentration camps. That was FDR, a Democrat. Likewise, there’s only been one politician who effectively established a dictatorship. That was Huey Long in Louisiana, another Democrat. As for affairs, let’s look at Bill Clinton, Gary Hart and JFK. All Democrats, and all adulterers. I’m not saying Republicans are perfect either, but to pretend that one party is entirely good and the other is entirely evil is naive. And I wish Trudeau would remember that.

  6. gcschramm

    gcschramm said, over 7 years ago

    Yeah, everybody should be “fair and balanced” like Fox News. Right Venture1?

  7. k8giggles

    k8giggles said, over 7 years ago


    I really don’t think Trudeau’s point is that Republicans or Democrats (or anyone for that matter) have affairs.

    The point is that The Family is a “church” (and they are a church the way a civil union is a marriage) that is espousing some pretty vile beliefs. The sermons of the Family’s leader, Doug Coe, include positive references to Mao and Hitler.

    They have referred to their theology as a Christian Mafia; that part of what makes them powerful (as an organization and as individuals) is that their work is done in secret.

    So why Republican Senator X? Well, because the vast majority of the people who live in the C Street House (the official “church”) are Republicans, and have included people like Senator Ensign and Governor Sanford. Both of whom are now famous for affairs that very well may have led to some serious misconduct.

    And I’m not referring to the affairs as misconduct, or even the incredibly hypocritical nature of both men. No, Senator Ensign employed his mistress’s 19-year old son, who was promptly fired once the affair was over, not to mention the sketchy hush money paid out by his mom and dad. And Governor Sanford left the country, without putting into place the appropriate contingency plans for governance, not to mention there are allegations that he spent tax-payer money on trips to meet his Argentinean mistress.

    Yet, despite these appallingly bad shows of governance, these men refuse to resign. And I believe that is due in large part to their association to the Family and the Family’s teachings that they were chosen, and deserve only more power, and that they need not be accountable for their actions.

    Trudeau is calling them out on that.

  8. misterwhite

    misterwhite said, over 7 years ago

    Bill Weinburg wrtoe: ” Hitler and Mao? I’m afraid I don’t get it. Even the worst Republicans don’t like Hitler. And Mao…? Huh?”

    Of course, it is culturally unacceptable to like them. It is required for a right winger to pretend that Hitler was a left winger.

    However, the neocon embraces passionately:

    1)party militia invested in a mission of national regeneration 2) considers itself in a state of war against political adversaries 3) anti-liberal 4) goal of creating a “new man” 5) a culture founded on mystical thought 6) a police appartatus that represses opposition 7) top down system heirarchy crowned with a leader invested with a sacred charisma 8) suppression of trade union liberty, broadens state intervention, 9) foreign policy driven by the myth of national power w/ goal of imperialist expansion (paraphrased without permission from Emilio Gentile)

    These are some of the core foundational principles of Hitler’s Nazis.

    As to Mao, the neocon movement, and its godfather Irving Kristol, find roots in the philosophy of Trotsky.

  9. misterwhite

    misterwhite said, over 7 years ago

    euthuno wrote: ” More disgusting junk from the unfair and unbalanced Canadian libber.”

    Then don’t read it. Go read “Mallard Fillmore” and enjoy the same stale joke with every comic stretching back to its inception.

  10. Gregory Coyne

    Gregory Coyne GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    Whack him?
    Isn’t that what David had done to Bathsheba’s husband Uriah the Hittite in 2 Samuel 11? It appears our boys are trying to be true to their fundamentalist roots.

  11. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 7 years ago

    Trudeau is on a roll this week. A great series calling out the Family. For those of you who don’t get it, definitely check out the link provided by pulped.

    Scary stuff that inverts cause and effect. Anything is justified if you’re the Chosen, and you know that you’re the Chosen because you’re in a position of power. Utterly unprincipled will to power. No wonder these guys admire Hitler.

  12. CogentModality

    CogentModality said, over 7 years ago

    Yeah, what Craig said in his last three sentences. No matter who’s in power!!!

  13. thepeoplesmushroom

    thepeoplesmushroom said, over 7 years ago

    the christian mafia think they are above the rest of the Masses. Their hypocrisy has no limit. When these “christians” where trying to push Clinton out of Office they were doing the exact same thing. only with a side dose of hypocrisy.

    The soulmate is the chick he’s banging, whose husband these ‘christians” was to whack.

    These scumbags make christianity look more evil than it is. Bronze age morality wrapped up as the word of god.

  14. plus4

    plus4 said, over 7 years ago

    What would Jesus do? For one thing he wouldn’t approve of what the characters here are associating his name with.

    There needs to be a Trudeau calling the “left” out on their stuff. Mallard Fillmore isn’t nearly up to the same quality, and Trudeau is too much on the left’s side.

  15. beaniebones

    beaniebones said, over 7 years ago

    @Joe Allen Doty, do you have a source for the connection between YWAM and the Fellowship Foundation? I’ve seen a few people mention it, but can’t find anything concrete to connect the two organizations.

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