Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 4 years ago

    Ah yes, the sixties. When the far “right” began plotting the destruction of the middle class, the baby boomers in particular.

  2. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 4 years ago

    Clark. I believe you refer to the totally “wrong”?

  3. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    They’re on to us, guys. Warm up the black helicopters.

  4. Wildcard24365

    Wildcard24365 said, about 4 years ago

    “Duke” Day… I’m thinking, I’m thinking…

  5. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, about 4 years ago

    Clark, in the 60’s the far right was represented by entities such as the Ku Klux Klan, whose members were largely Democrats. Some of those Klan leaders (or “Exalted Cyclops”) were elected to public office, where they voted against every black nomination to the Supreme Court (including Justice Marshall) and filibustered to block progressive human rights legislation.

  6. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 4 years ago

    The KKK was the political action wing of the democratic party targeting blacks, catholics and Republicans. Can you say senator bird? The democrats only started being the minorities “friend” when they realised that they could use their votes to maintain their power. Wallace and the rest were all democrats. Before you outraged liberals start screaming look it up. It is a fact.

  7. mightaswellbe

    mightaswellbe said, about 4 years ago

    Well if you don’t want to call them “right” wing because they are wrong then simply call them the “Loonies off the Starboard Beam”.

    And If I remember right all those Democrats of a racist tint went for the Republican party after LBJ ( a Democrat)signed the civil rights bill in ‘65 (if that’s the right date).

  8. ronebofh

    ronebofh said, about 4 years ago

    Uh oh, mightaswellbe is indulging in that well known liberal vice known as “facts”. Hide the children.

  9. Orgelspieler

    Orgelspieler said, about 4 years ago

    @ mightaswellbe, that’s how I remember it too, and I was old enough that I think I remember it correctly.

  10. Nelly55

    Nelly55 said, about 4 years ago

    mighaswellbe is right

    they were called “Dixiecrats” back then and they bore no resemblance to the Dems of the rest of the country at all.

    I’m really old enough to remember

  11. Chrisnp

    Chrisnp said, about 4 years ago

    The “solid south” was solidly Democrat and solidly segregationist from the end of reconstruction through about 1948, (Remember, Lincoln was a Republican) then the right wing tried splitting off the first time as the Dixiecrats, They came back to the party weaker, and by ‘61 they were able to sucessfully run a Catholic for president. That wouldn’t have happened 12 years earlier. I think the event that sealed the Dems fate as being the liberal/civil rights party was the Chicago National Convention in 68, where all he!! broke loose.

  12. rick mcdermott

    rick mcdermott GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    when is DUKE DAY i want to attend

  13. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 4 years ago

    fb/Chris: You are referring to Dixiecrats who are no Republicans. times change, parties change, evil hearts remain the same. And they left because the dems voted in JFK (an evil catholic) and one of their own passed civil rights laws.

    rick: it doesn’t matter. You wouldn’t remember what happened afterward anyway.

  14. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 4 years ago

    Richard: USSR is now our “ally” and we are owned by China. And Saudi Arabia. Please keep up. :-)

  15. mightaswellbe

    mightaswellbe said, about 4 years ago

    I’m not sure where ronebofh is coming from, I’ll assume (danger there) it’s tongue in cheek. I got a giggle from his ( another assumption) comment, ‘Hide the Kids’.

    I am a left of center freethinker. I spent 4th, 5th and 6th grade walking to Waller Elementary School in Bossier City LA, 1959 thru 1962. I walked the mile both ways for three years when my peers threw me off the bus because I didn’t toe their segregationist line on desegregation. That soured me on christians too.

    Legalize Pot, prohibition was a racist jim crow attempt to keep the Negro ( and the Mexicans) down.

    Ditch don’t ask don’t tell, Let homosexuals marry. Why should us heteros be the only ones to suffer.

    It says I have the right to keep and bear arms, so why do I have to have a permit to tote my arsenal, concealed or not.

    Back to topic. I can’t wait to see where this is going, Will Duke show up? Surely Zonker will make his presence known. I await with baited breath.

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