Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. James Lindley

    James Lindley GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Before anybody goes off on right-wingers calling Obama a Nazi, only some fringe elements are crazy enough to call him that. Sheesh! This cartoon is parodying the tea party movement so don’t anyone get your shorts in a wad. I agree with part of what the tea party movement is doing. I don’t go along with calling Obama a Nazi. Chicago thug, sure, but not a Nazi.

  2. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 6 years ago

    Chicago thug? Satire, right?

  3. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    On the Hitler scorecard, Obama gets a minus-one for refraining to put military hardware in Poland. That’s very unlike Hitler.

    Guess who gets a plus-one for having a well-publicized undisclosed location?

    But seriously folks…

    Anyone who doesn’t understand the Tea Partiers - Trudeau included - should read this survey:

    http://winstongroup.net/2010/04/01/behind-the-headlines-whats-driving-the-tea-party-movement/

    It also helps to get out and actually meet some Tea Partiers.

  4. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, over 6 years ago

    “Parodying” the teabaggers?

    Sorry, I deal with all too many of them. Almost to a man, they don’t have any positions beyond “WE HATE TAXES” and “OBAMA SUCKS.” They’re not FOR a single bleeep thing.

    However much they scream about their pocketbooks now, they were quiet as a tomb when Bush and his GOP cronies racked up three times as much government debt in eight years than the US had managed the previous 200. I’m sick and tired of them screaming “SOCIALIST!” at Obama when Bush gave out corporate welfare by the ton to the banks, the mortgage companies and the car manufacturers, and I’m sick and tired of them screaming “FASCIST!” at Obama when Bush stripped away more of our freedoms than anyone dared to do even in WWII.

    They don’t have any solutions - just lies and shibboleths and distortions - and I see no reason for Trudeau or anyone else to respect their spew.

  5. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 6 years ago

    Who are the Winston Group? http://winstongroup.net/people/

    More pod people, what else?

  6. JackParsons

    JackParsons said, over 6 years ago

    Teabonics, baby. That’s what’s missing: misspelled signs.

  7. GJ_Jehosaphat

    GJ_Jehosaphat said, over 6 years ago

    One good thing that’s come out of all the attention the TEA Party Baggers have given the Comics good foder material to work with this week! One of my favorite Garry Trudeau strips came out of the Reagan years was about “Reagan’s Brain”. The laughter helped me get thru those trying times - but with all the Hoopla of the TEA Baggers - the Reagan years seem quite tame!

  8. Yukoneric

    Yukoneric said, over 6 years ago

    Bush is the one that got where we are. Screwed royalllllly.

  9. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 6 years ago

    One more day and it’s the end of the t-bagger story! Next week, GBT will focus on the passing of the bill or the Biden Frakking big deal.

  10. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    … parodying the tea party movement ?you can parody a parody?they are a media created movement that is now flirting with true terrorist movements..the Michigan/Ohio religious militia anti-Obama wackos being a fringe element that actually took action based on what Hannity,Rush and Glen Beck say or said.

    These media heads use their free speech to flame the fires of hate..no matter that Obama is America’s elected president.No matter that the majority of voters elected officals that voted for the health care bill.No matter that most people want universal health care.No matter that for most people taxes are down.No matter because the tea baggers want to raise up like the K.K.K. and overthrow the gov’t.MY American gov’t!The country that I love.

    Go ahead Rush,preach what your big business overlords tell you to preach.Then call yourself an independent thinker. Destroy America just for your ego.

    You are just another Pontius Pilate spouting ,’What is truth?’ back to Jesus.Truth to you is what ever you say it is.

    And on this Good Friday,that is a crying shame!

  11. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 6 years ago

    Corporate welfare?

    I come from the insurance capital of the world

    Citibank paid back TARP $20 bil and has $20 bil in stock owned by Uncle Sam, who bought the stock at $314. The current price is $4.25, a tidy $7.7 bil profit for the government. Not a bad investment George.

    The Hartord Insurance will end up paying 34.6 % on its TARP loan. Who is Bush’s investment manager?

    So thousands of jobs saved in my city, billions were loaned to create other jobs, and the government’s coffers were increased by billions. Could this be what the founding fathers meant by “Common Welfare”?

    Has anyone heard of any good coming from Stimulus 1 and 11? Get back to me when you do.

  12. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, over 6 years ago

    Well, I don’t mind the weak attempts at tea party humor, but at least we now know where Garry was last week during the “Fudpucker” reprise. This story line coordinates perfectly with Democratic talking points that were designed to increase the credibility of the Healthcare legislation by decreasing the credibility of those opposed to it. Tied in with the invented tea party racism and violence charges, I have to give the Dems high marks for another coordinated slick propaganda campaign. Did you enjoy your ride on Air Force One, Garry?

  13. attyush

    attyush said, over 6 years ago

    Americans have common goals that they should achieve and common enemies that they need to fight, and in my opinion, it’s a tragedy when people come to blows fighting over politics. This entire week, I noticed that the average IQ reduces to single digits when people talk politics - GT included.

  14. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, over 6 years ago

    ”..they don’t have any positions beyond “WE HATE TAXES” and “OBAMA SUCKS.” They’re not FOR a single bleeep thing. ”

    They don’t hate taxes. They do hate that they have to pay more and more taxes for more and bigger government spending spree’s. Not long ago, someone calculated that the average taxpayer has to work until March just to pay their taxes. Now when is it… June? Is there a limit to it, or would you be happy with Christmas Eve?

    Your comments about not being “for” anything are similar to comments made in Germany in the 30’s about the Reichstag democrats (before they were declared illegal). How dare those fools always say no to all our wonderful changes! But wouldn’t it have been better if more had? Or in Cambodia in the 70’s? Russia in the 20’s?

    “However much they scream about their pocketbooks now, they were quiet as a tomb when Bush and his GOP cronies racked up three times as much government debt in eight years than the US had managed the previous 200. ”

    Then you were not listening. This was the number 1 topic on talk radio during the Bush years, and Bush’s reluctance to veto congressional pork bills was the reason he had no popular support from the right at the end. Are you saying that you agreed with Rush and Sean Hannity? And if it was evil when Bush did it, as we agree, then you must also agree that Obama is much more evil because he’s doing much more spending?

    “I’m sick and tired of them screaming “FASCIST!” at Obama when Bush stripped away more of our freedoms than anyone dared to do even in WWII.”

    Have you noticed that Obama has not reversed any of the “freedom stripping” Patriot Act initiatives? Either Obama is just as much a “freedom stripper” as Bush, or maybe - just maybe - Obama also agrees that they were and are nessisary. Pick one and get back to me.

    “They don’t have any solutions - just lies and shibboleths and distortions”.

    That’s true, but we’re counting on 2012 to change that.

  15. BobMcK

    BobMcK GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    When will GT actually grow a set and begin looking at all the damage Obama is doing to this country. No, he is not a Nazi, but he embraces many of the same ideas that Hitler had such as taking away guns from citizens; many of the ideas of Marx such as taking from the doers and giving it to the lazy and worthless; and even George W. Bush such as let’s keep this war going and let’s drill off shore! No, McCain would have been just as bad and Clinton even worse, but out of some 300 million Americans, is a Chicago street thug the best we can do for a president?

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