Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    How much power does he really have?

  2. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 4 years ago

    When people call Obama a Socialist, all they do is prove that they don’t have the vaguest idea what Socialism is, other than “some political belief that I don’t like”.

  3. Orion

    Orion said, over 4 years ago

    As usual, the only people concerned with race are…Liberals. The rest of us couldn’t give a rat’s tiny hiney.

    Orion

  4. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @Orion

    The conservatives just spread lies about his religion, birthplace, patriotism, and economic philosophy.

  5. Robert B

    Robert B said, over 4 years ago

    @Orion

    As usual, the only people concerned with fighting racism are…Liberals. The rest of us couldn’t give a rat’s tiny hiney.
    Fixed that for you.

  6. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 4 years ago

    @Robert B

    No, you’re concerned with promoting it, not fighting it. You make race the issue when it isn’t, you use race as a weapon. You demand racial discrimination in jobs and education, you hold people accountable to different standards based on their skin color. The overwhelming source of racism in modern American society are those racists who call themselves “liberals”.

  7. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 4 years ago

    But the strip is essentially correct. Obama is no socialist. He’s a fascist, plain and simple.

  8. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, over 4 years ago

    Words have changed their meanings so much since I first hit voting age. Republicanism has become a totally different thing, as has Socialism. Now those words really define the battle between hardcore Christians and “Godless” people.

  9. nurbz

    nurbz said, over 4 years ago

    Doesn’t matter which colour they are…they are all puppets on a string to the FED…or dead like Kennedy.

  10. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 4 years ago

    @Orion

    “As usual, the only people concerned with race are…Liberals. The rest of us don’t care.”


    That’s on the same order as “The only people who are about poverty are poor people and others who should mind their own business.”



    Amazing that some folks actually feel self-righteously proud that they don’t have to worry about their race or racism.

    But in a sense, Orion, you are correct. I think the Right would be just as hostile to Obama if his father had been a visiting Whatever. Anything to create the appearance of “Otherness,” and useful in whipping up their fury over this inoffensive man. His African heritage just makes it easier. Racism operates chiefly under the surface these days, rather than as a consciously held and acknowledged ideology.

  11. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    ‎"In the summer of 2002, after I had written an article in Esquire that the White House didn’t like about Bush’s former communications director, Karen Hughes, I had a meeting with a senior adviser to Bush. He [Karl Rove] expressed the White House’s displeasure, and then he told me something that at the time I didn’t fully comprehend — but which I now believe gets to the very heart of the Bush presidency.

    Rove said that guys like me were ‘’in what we call the reality-based community,’’ which he defined as people who ‘’believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’’ I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ’’That’s not the way the world really works anymore,‘’ he continued. ’’We’re an empire now, and when we act, WE CREATE OUR OWN REALITY. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, CREATING OTHER NEW REALITIES, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

    —Ron Suskind (senior national-affairs reporter for The Wall Street Journal from 1993 to 2000), “Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush”, NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, October 17, 2004.

  12. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @Orion

    this comment is offensive to rats

  13. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @nurbz

    so true.

  14. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    “When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” ~ Sinclair Lewis

  15. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 4 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    I think you are on to something. I suspect the right-wingers would have no problem with a black man as president if he were, say, Colin Powell or somebody like him who can be trusted to have the correct view of the world: that We’re Number One and the proper role for all other countries is to give us what we want or be bombed back to the stone age. Obama committed the political heresy of suggesting we might be one nation among many, and it might be better to get along peacefully with the rest of the world than to be the planet’s big bully. And even though his actions in office show he’s jettisoned this philosophy, the mere fact that he once uttered it is enough to make him intolerably “other” to the “U-S-A! U-S-A!” crowd.

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