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Gary Varvel

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  1. DGF999

    DGF999 said, almost 4 years ago

    Could be a lib on the right. I would think that it’s a Conservative though, considering the libs would never translate what they are saying so that the low-informed voters would know what they’re actually saying…

  2. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 4 years ago

    As a liberal, I will explain this cartoon to you. The Democrat is the one on the left. The conservative commentator is translating on the right. These are iconic locations.
    But although the humor is based on a classic right-wing view of what Democrats espouse, I guess the joke isn’t all that obvious after all.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    Is there any politician out there that doesn’t need a translator? The media, of course, does their own translation that may or may not reflect what the politician meant. Then, when politicians do get caught in an idiot statement, they re-translate (spin?) what they said to make it more palatable to the public. It’s no wonder that it’s so difficult to find good information.

  4. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 4 years ago

    Just Sequester.
    Now. Please! It’s a slight reduction in rate of increase.
    If it hurts me, personally, fine.

  5. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 4 years ago


    That can’t be it. Conservatives don’t have principles.

  6. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago

    Varvel has done it again—-nailed the Left versus Right issues in D.C.
    many speechmakers are provided with a Signer for the deaf; this is an excellent idea to provide an Interpreter for Poly-Speech which is the MO for pols pulling the wool over the eyes of voters outside the Beltway. (Voters inside are goners already, IMO)
    Varvel is correct….Obama’s “balanced approach” means “tax hikes and new taxes” and his version is far, far from true balance. “Investments” is code for “federal OVER-spending”.
    Democrats always demand the GOP “compromise” which does mean abandoning principles long held by that party=
    a smaller federal government, the lowest possible tax rates, and obedience to rules: an annual budget, on time. This rule is Law that Democrats think they are “above”….being the long-time scoff-law political party that they are historically.

  7. outside looking in

    outside looking in said, almost 4 years ago

    insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a diffrent results [ ex electing the same bunch to congress ] TERM LIMITS PLEASE notice congress didnt sequester thier budget

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Why do Republicans say a 3% increase in maximum tax rate on the highest incomes (usually NOT “earned” income, but dividends they don’t “work” for) is a disaster, while a 3% cut from sequestration, which for many agencies is actually 17%, is no problem??

  9. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin said, almost 4 years ago

    Now why does this remind me of that SNL skit where both NY & NJ governors had sign language interpreters that signed the same thing differently? (One of the few skits I actually laughed at. I tend to grin at most of what that troupe does.)

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago


    Check out the color of their attire.

  11. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, almost 4 years ago


    Seems pretty clear to me considering the way its worded. But yes… I guess its hard to understand for some types of people :)

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