La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

La Cucaracha

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  1. Yukoneric

    Yukoneric said, 3 months ago

    OOOOOOOOOOOOH

  2. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    heck, even Saint Ronald Reagan would be considered a progressive/left leaner in these days of ‘my way or the highway’ attitudes by the tea baggers

  3. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, 3 months ago

    @nighthawks

    Unfortunately, he started the ball rolling.
    **********
    “Grandpa … voted for Eisenhower ’cause Lincoln won the war” – John Prine

  4. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, 3 months ago

    @lisapaloma13

    Didn’t Eisenhower win his own war?

  5. Lorenzo Browncoat

    Lorenzo Browncoat said, 3 months ago

    Wasn’t Teddy Roosevelt a Republican before he was a Bull Mooser?

  6. alise duhon

    alise duhon said, 3 months ago

    @nighthawks

    So would Nixon these days. After all, Nixon created the EPA, signed the Clean Air Act of 1971 and made nice with Communist China. He also allocated money for the research and treatment of sickle cell anemia, which disproportionally strikes African-Americans. With a track record like that, the Tea Party would be fielding primary candidates as fast as they could.

    Of course, Nixon also had some very unsavory character traits and policies but not to worry. Chris Christie is keeping those qualities up front and center, bless him.

  7. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    The Republicans freed the slaves. The newly freed slaves were quite grateful for that and remained Republicans up to the point where Martin Luther King’s father was a registered Republican.
    White southerners were Democrats, KKK members and used Jim Crow laws to keep Blacks from voting Republican. But all that changed about 1960-1965.
    The Civil Rights laws in the 60s were written and passed by Democrats. When Johnson signed the bill he said " We have lost the South for a generation." He underestimated. The Republican party saw it’s chance and fought Civil Rights at every turn. The “Solid South” which was called that because it could be counted on to vote solidly Democratic, turned Republican in the space of a couple of years.
    So, the Democratic party was now populated by liberals who supported Civil Rights. Those who were KKK and Jim Crow law supporters defected en mass to the Republicans and remain there today.

  8. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Martin, on the other hand, consistently refused to state a public membership in either party. He believed that working with everyone, rather than declaring an allegiance to one party or the other, was in the best interests of the Civil Rights movement. He expected to be a leader of that movement for his entire life, and there was no telling when he would have to deal with a Republican administration. Being a declared Democrat would have hurt the cause.That being said, the Democrats were fighting for the Civil Rights movement and the Republicans against. Martin wasn’t a perfect person, but he no one ever accused him of being stupid enough to vote against his own cause.

  9. CharlieTuba

    CharlieTuba GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Lorenzo Browncoat

    Yes, and he was the first to suggest National Healthcare.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    @Lorenzo Browncoat

    Wasn’t Teddy Roosevelt a Republican before he was a Bull Mooser?
    -
    Yes and he was Progressive in some areas like ecology but Regressive in his views on race mixing, patriotism and marriage.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 3 months ago

    @DLee4144

    I recommend to everyone to be an Independent. Too many Conservatives in the Democrats. Even so the Republicans are going so far even further to the Reich that even those hard liners look liberal by comparison. Not to be confused with real Liberals who are now identified as “extremists” by those who use the Tea Party as the new Right Wing.

  12. TheEtruscan

    TheEtruscan said, 3 months ago

    What is so BIG about Lincoln any way? England abolished slavery in 1807 and in its colonies by 1833-1838. Even Mexico FREED the slaves in 1827 (and the Alamo is because the American Tejanos feared that proclamation would be extended to Tejas as well). Leopold I of Lorraine Grand Duke of Tuscany abolished the deat penalty in 1848. The first ruler in the whole world to do so. The USA and its Great Emancipator are not even a Johnny-come-lately me-too.

  13. TheEtruscan

    TheEtruscan said, 3 months ago

    Latin American countries like Argentina, Brazil and Chile have/had women presidents for a while. The USA???

  14. TheEtruscan

    TheEtruscan said, 3 months ago

    Moreover Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany, in the 1880s passed social insurance programs (the first in the world) that became the model for other countries and the basis of the modern welfare state. Bismarck introduced also old age pensions, accident insurance, medical care and unemployment insurance. All long before FDR, social security and Obamacare.

  15. packratmac

    packratmac GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Back when Reagan started quoting Harry Truman and FDR I became suspicious.

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