Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    I’m sure they’re as excited as the 54% of Americans that disapprove of this Hopey, Changey guy.

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Pope Francis looks a lot like Obama in this toon.

    Seriously, Obama is in Israel to talk about Iran. Any talk about peace with the Palestinians is window dressing.

  3. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m always amazed that it’s the Conservatives who yell and scream about how Obama isn’t the second coming of Christ, while the Liberals keep saying that Obama was merely better than the other candidate.

  4. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago

    Conservatives are the only ones who portray Obama this way.

  5. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Like Dubya said, if we’re arrogant they’ll resent us, if we’re humble, they’ll like us.

  6. coffee_mom11

    coffee_mom11 said, over 3 years ago


    You’re right — that’s because we understand the difference between the real Messiah and a false one.

  7. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, over 3 years ago

    Notice the disgusted look on even the donkey.

    It is entirely possible that Obummer thinks he is the messiah … but, of course, he cannot come out and say it publicly. The lamestream media despises the TRUE Messiah and would be so confused they would lose their minds.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Not much lower.

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Ahem; correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn’t the majority of what is Israel today be expecting the first coming of the Messiah?

  10. MisterLiberty

    MisterLiberty said, over 3 years ago

    I swear. The comments section of this guy’s cartoons are funnier than the comic they are commenting on.

  11. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 3 years ago

    The Republic of China never had any business whatsoever being in the UN Security Council in the first place.

    And if you knew the history, you would also know that the Republic of China never had complete control of the mainland, even when it was recognized by the US and the European powers as being the only recognizable government on mainland China.

    Xiang Kaijek’s government never had more than 1/5th of the mainland under their control at any one time from his seizure of power in 1927 to his exile to Taiwan in 1949.

    The rest of the mainland was under the control of either the local warlords and tribal leaders, the Communists and even foreign occupation in the forms of the Soviet Red Army in Mongolia. the Japanese from 1931 forward and even the European Concessions in cities like Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Mukden and elsewhere in the country.

    The only reason the Republic of China existed as long as it did was because Xiang’s in-laws, the Soong family, had deep ties to powerful and influential people in the US and the UK and that these folks had the ears of presidents and prime ministers alike as well as could shape public opinion to their liking as in the case of Henry Luce and even General Douglas MacArthur.

    But General Joseph Stilwell recognized “The Peanut and the Dragon Lady” for what they were—corrupt, ineffectual, selfish and only interested in fighting their own enemies instead of the common enemy that they and their allies had, Japan.

    However, Stilwell, was sent to the Wilderness because he offended a lot of the power elite in Washington and in the War Department because of his brash manners and “hard to work with” attitude—unlike Patton, Stilwell didn’t know when to “lay low” and shut up.

    Stilwell recognized early on that Mao and his forces in Xianjiang province were going to be reckoned with after the Japanese were done away with because the CCP, its cadre and its soldiers were the only ones out there actively fighting the Japanese while the Republic was fighting with the warlords—of which Xiang Kaijek was seen as just another one—for what remained of the mainland not occupied by foreign powers and not under the control of the Communists.

    Stilwell also recognized that if we did not work with the CCP early on during World War II, chances are that they would be needlessly making an enemy out of China later on that we would have to deal with.

    And in the present day, now we worry about how we deal with the Chinese after the CCP’s victory in 1949 and that they are everywhere, much as our ancestors were in the century before, and the British before them, exploiting the world to their benefit.

    By 1971, Nixon probably recognized the fait accompli that Stilwell warned about in the 1940s, that even Theodore H. White wrote about in the 1930s, that mainland China was indeed turning to the Communists, especially because these folks were able to adapt to the harsh conditions their environs put them through and use to their advantage.

    Also keep in mind that the Chinese civil wars did not end with the ouster of Xiang Kaijek from the mainland in 1949, but raged on even into 1959 with the annexation of Tibet, which was a semi-autonomous state since 1904 when the British tried to make Tibet a protectorate to keep the Russians out and protect India.

    Every now and then, there are still reports out there about the drug lords in Kunming still growing their poppies and smuggling out the finished product through Laos and Thailand and that occasionally the Beijing government has to crack down on that trade, which officially does not exist, and then there are the rebellions in the countryside, like the Hmong tribes in central China as well as in Tibet and even in Xianjiang province—Chinese Turkestan.

    And when the real estate “bubble” in China pops, as reported in “60 Minutes” a couple of weeks ago, things will get interesting in China as well as how it affects the rest of the World’s economy these days—it will make the collapse of the Japanese economy in 1998 look tame in comparison.

  12. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    You are correct.

  13. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That’s funny. It’s the job of CONGRESS to write the budget, not the President.

    And if you think that Liberals saying, “Thank GOD we didn’t get McCain/Palin, or Romney/Ryan!” is acting like Obama is the Second Coming, then you need to pull your head out of Fox’s nether orifice.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    Although the House controls revenue thus the budget, the President is required to submit a budget to Congress by the first Monday of February per Title 31, The Budget and Accounting Act of 1921. It must show:
    • The proposed spending plan
    • The condition of the Treasury at the end of the last completed fiscal year.
    •The estimated condition of the Treasury at the end of the current fiscal year.
    • The estimated condition of the Treasury at the end of the next fiscal year if the budget proposals are carried out.

    To the best of my knowledge, the President’s budget won’t be submitted until the week of April 8 (the last time I looked).

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    The fact that Obama will not be Netanyahu’s lap dog is a plus in my book. As a person of Jewish descent, I see no value in antagonism as a national strategy.

    I recognize that Israel has tried many times to compromise, and the Palestinians take it without thanks and then demand more. But the simple truth is that, due to population trends, Arabs will outnumber Jews in Israel before too long.

    Minority rule is never pretty. Give the Palestinians a hunk of desert with no oil. Then everyone can stop complaining about Israel and the US. Maybe then they will see that it is their own leaders continuing to treat them like mushrooms and asking them to blame the west.

    Let’s be fair: after 65 years, why do we consider them to be “refugees”?

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