Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ said, about 6 years ago

    I like the Red Rascal stories better.

  2. saw4fire

    saw4fire said, about 6 years ago

    Publicly held debt is up $3.3 trillion in the last two years. GDP is only up $103 billion. What a total waste this president has been.

  3. Ouirsophuct

    Ouirsophuct said, about 6 years ago

    Economic policies have 3-4 year lag time. That’s right, I’m still blaming Bush for the current state of our economy. That’s why this cartoon is funny. Instead of trying to project an A$$-kicking legend, this president actually claims to think about how to address our problems – and that’s a liability with voters! Ha ha ha ha.

    It would be funnier if, as a result of all the thinking, Obama’s economic policies were actually different from Bush’s.

  4. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, about 6 years ago

    Obama could have done more, but the Republicans has been the party of “NO!”

  5. randgrithr

    randgrithr said, about 6 years ago

    I’m absolutely certain one of the first things it makes him feel like thinking about is the horde of people with guns, knives and other weapons du jour who will be permitted to use them on him and his family should he step out of line and anger the power elites who really control this country.

    Obama doesn’t need to be made into the same sort of phony lightning rod that Bush served as during his term (with the difference being that Bush was much more willing to take on that role). He needs people around him who truly have his back. Without that… we get what we’ve got.

  6. Sandfan

    Sandfan said, about 6 years ago


  7. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, about 6 years ago

    all you deficit /debt henpeckers need to look at some charts. One chart, debt as a percentage of GDP is amazing. It spiked horribly under FDR (guess why?) and then during dem administrations it slopes downward, except for O, but the prior administration started a steep spike.

  8. Orgelspieler

    Orgelspieler said, about 6 years ago

    It’s the same old story… you have to (seem to) promise miracles to get elected, which raises everyone’s hopes, and when you can’t deliver what you (seemed to) promise, you’re automatically seen as incompetent or worse. Even if the problems have their beginnings YEARS before you got saddled with the baby.

  9. heeyuk

    heeyuk said, about 6 years ago

    Don’t bother me with all that actual data and verifiable facts.

  10. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 6 years ago

    First, let me thank everyone for being civil in yesterday’s comments. Nice change.

    The good thing of having a party of NO when the executive and legislative branches are owned by one party is it slows things down. Cut taxes,increase taxes, spend, constrict government, increase troops, pull out, waste millions investigating the national pastime, Gitmo on a yo-yo. Hey guys, this is where you get to use your supposed compromising skills. As in this strips comments, throwing slogans don’t work.

    Health care. The Dems say it’s the Prez’s crowning achievement. The Reps say it’s socialized medicine. Neither side read it and neither know it’s future ramifications. Boys on the Left, Boys on the Right. Everyone to the center and talk softly about it.

    Lower taxes spur the economy vs the government’s job is to jump start it. Tough one. Can’t use FDR’s tax hikes of the rich as an example. Little war there. Can’t say Ronny’s tax breaks caused the recovery cause he coupled it with government debt. Economics is about as hard science as psychiatry. Blame Wall St. Everyone with a 401k, raise your hand. So maybe the answer doesn’t lie in raising/lowering taxes.

    So Congress isn’t going to pass all my great ideas. I’m scared what they will pass in the lame duck months. Thank God the framers made it possible for the little guy (minority) to say NO.

  11. joefish25

    joefish25 said, about 6 years ago

    Why bother to think? Your predecessor did just fine with out it

  12. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 6 years ago

    ^ fine? I admit he couldn’t and didn’t think.

  13. palin drome

    palin drome said, about 6 years ago


    Your name says it all, and it confirms your observations about the economy/deficit.

    If this gifted president should fail, it will be from having preserved Bush’s fiscal policies, notably by deferring to those “very smart” money-managers on Wall Street and their government supporters (Bernanke, Paulson, Geithner, and Summers).

    Obama should have stuck with Volcker, Goolsbee, and Orzag. He should ram through any policy that scares the scheiss out of the bankers. American voters, who sense theyrsophuct without quite understanding how, would embrace Obama’s highhandedness as welcome justice and his ratings would soar.

  14. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 6 years ago

    O has this problem that his party is so fractured it can’t stop tripping over itself. The repubs are beginning to get that from the conservative fringe like the dems do from the lib side. Interesting to see both become impotent promise filled drones. Then the anti-government folks will be happy. And then they’ll demand real leadership. And then they’ll want better laws. And then…

    IN other words, the public will never be happy because no matter what you give them they are as ungrateful as Jacobites in the wilderness.

    Which is likely why the pols stopped listening to begin with.

  15. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 6 years ago

    Yeah, we need another President that ‘thinks’ with his gut, sigh.

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