Mike Luckovich by Mike Luckovich

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  1. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I’m first!

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 4 years ago

    Yeah, the GOP bashing themselves is certainly hopeful.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 4 years ago

    Fritz, like the Easter colors.

  4. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Thanx, y’all. If the avatars were bigger, though, I could have more fun with them. I have this really nice picture in my mind involving a crown of thorns, but it wouldn’t be clear with this resolution…

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 4 years ago

    So that’s how the far right became brain damaged.

  6. Yekatman

    Yekatman GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Republicans have a virtual lock on angry old white people.

    How many other demographic groups can they win over with this tactic?

  7. natvold

    natvold said, over 4 years ago

    It’s getting harder and harder to manage even a small laugh at the members of the Party of No these days. When they start coming up with real suggestions for the good the of people of this country, then I might start taking them seriously again.

  8. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Yekatman—interesting, the angry old white people demographic. There was a still frame from the last SOTU address that showed a core group of frowning Republicans. I studied the expressions on the faces of (what I call crusty old white guys) and wondered…who could they possibly appeal to?

    Father time is taking care of the angry old white people.

    The Republican party would do well to plan for the future.

  9. klueless

    klueless said, over 4 years ago

    Hello, smart people. Im a college student in pol sci class and have to write a two page paper about this comic. Would you mind telling me what it’s about? I think I know what it means but need more assistance. Thanks.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Elephants have extremely thick skulls, and despite their size, brains about the same size as humans. They are reputed to be fearful of small things that offer them no threat of harm. With real elephants that is a myth, with Republicans- maybe not.

  11. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    klueless—Truly? What college? What year are you in?

    “More assistance” is awfully close to a redundancy, when seen in the context of the sentence you used it in.

    Two pages. The repeal gavel may help you with some filler…Luckovich is pointing out how the right is bashing their own brain trust by mounting a state by state lawsuit in an attempt to appeal any or all of the federal health care reform legislation.

    Look into how successful state v. fed has been in the past. One pundit described it as thus-“The state suing the federal government is like chasing a car while on a treadmill”.

    What is the malady where one inflicts pain (violence) upon oneself? The Republican party seems stricken with such these days.

    Write on!

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    masochism.- yep.

  13. klueless

    klueless said, over 4 years ago

    Lol! I never thought about it in that tense. I was looking at the obvious and didn’t ‘read between the lines’. Thanks a lot for the input.

  14. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    You are welcome. Here’s hoping your paper is well received.

    Stay in the mix with us…Gocomics can use some fresh thought!

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I don’t think masochism is quite the diagnosis here; the GOP is doing itself injury, but it doesn’t seem to be getting off on the pain per se, like a masochist would. A more appropriate disorder in this case might be “Münchausen syndrome”, where a person deliberately inflicts physical harm to him/her self in order to draw attention and sympathy.

    There are also a wide variety of compulsive self-injury, such as head-banging, hair-pulling, self-mutilation (cutting), which can be either neurotic or psychotic in origin, but I don’t know of an umbrella term for these other than “Self Harm.”

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