Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


Comments (47) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago


  2. MorganZ

    MorganZ said, over 6 years ago

    Maybe these ARE the Yippies. Most of the teabaggers are old enough.

  3. ArtyG

    ArtyG said, over 6 years ago

    My sister-in-law, who was a raging liberal for most of her life, is now a tea bagger.

  4. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, over 6 years ago

    Heh, yeah, Joe. It’s the same as the people screeching about “keeping government hands off of Medicare.” Really?

  5. cdward

    cdward said, over 6 years ago

    ArtyG, I suspect the word “raging” has something to do with it. My sister-in-law is a tea bagger, but she’s been a raging conservative forever.

    BTW, heard some interviews with tea baggers this morning, and they are nuts. One of them was raging against something in the bill, and when the reporter pointed that that wasn’t in the bill, the woman said, “I don’t believe that. Nobody knows what’s in it anyway.”

    So, if she doesn’t know what’s in the bill, what’s she raging against?

  6. Florchi

    Florchi said, over 6 years ago

    Has anyone read “Game Change” by Heilemann and Halperin (Behind the scenes at the 2008 election)? Why is no-credibility Sarah able to draw the crowds at the Tea Party rallys? This is not a rheatorical question…I don’t know the answer. Scripted sound bytes do not make a credible spokesperson or leader - IMHO.

    @BTB: I think I agree; I hope GT keeps this scenario going for at least a few days. :-)

  7. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, over 6 years ago

    Florchi, I’m just guessing, but I think Sarah Palin draws the crowds because:

    (1) She’s good looking – not threatening, family-ruining Hollywood hot, but soccer/hockey mom hot, the kind of thing her crowds can relate to and admire.

    (2) She’s good with a quip, and doesn’t threaten their assumptions or trouble their minds with complexities and long sentences.

    (3) They don’t want a “credible spokesperson or leader” – that would be too elitist and, again, threatening. They only want to listen to someone who’s “one of us”. Most politicians project themselves as aw-shucks regular folks for just that reason, but in her case, it isn’t phony…that’s all she is.

    Bottom line, she’s easy on the eyes, and the brain. How could she not draw delighted crowds of people who don’t want anything more?

  8. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 6 years ago

    Stupid people are not regular folks. Not even with a daily laxative.

  9. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 6 years ago

    Hey Joe, Biden founded the teabaggers? His comment calling Obama a “clean Negro” is about the most racist thing I have heard in a while. More than then Lt. Gov of California Crus Bustamonte said “you n*s at a NAACP convention or Jessie Jackson calling New York Kike town. But Joe I do think you would make a good reporter. You usually get long winded about something that has nothing to do with anything and this time when you are on topic you make accusations with out giving any facts. Half the liberals on this are probably now telling everyone “I read this morring that the founder of the Tea Party is a racist, just like with the real press.

  10. joe

    joe said, over 6 years ago

    Teabaggers are the Anti-Yippies

  11. hizzonner

    hizzonner said, over 6 years ago

    Here’s the thing - the Democratic is the part of the Ku Klux Klan, and has been since the Klan was founded; but the GOP has never attempted to brand the Democrats as the party of racism; because it ain’t. Some of its jerky fringe are.

    But, a few wankers declare themselves Republican, and Democrats decry us as a party of nuts.

  12. hizzonner

    hizzonner said, over 6 years ago

    PS - one Klansman crossed the party line and ran as a Republican (David Duke), and the GOP did something the DNC never did to the Klan; refused him funding and told him to get lost.

  13. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 6 years ago

    Walter Cronkite was calling the 68 Yippies “dirty anarchists” until he got roughed up by Daley’s cops. Then the tune changed on national TV.

    What the teabaggers need is a anchor person to be assaulted. I can think of a few I wouldn’t mind seeing.

  14. CoolHandNoob

    CoolHandNoob said, over 6 years ago

    Its a natural byproduct of using hate to rally your political base.

    You get these people all riled up and then they need a release for all that anger.

    Used to be called rabble rousing. Nowadays, it’s campaigning.

  15. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    The impression I have from about a half dozen friends and acquaintances who have attended three or four Tea Parties in as many states is that the crowds are well-behaved. This “rage” I keep hearing about from the media (and comics) seems to be a fabrication. I’m thinking about going to an April 15 Tea Party to see for myself.

  16. Load 15 more comments. | Load the rest (32).