Pat Oliphant by Pat Oliphant

Pat Oliphant

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  1. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, over 3 years ago

    Thought so. It was obvious from that photo that our POTUS is a charter member of the Save the Skeets Foundation. PULL! Yah sure…

  2. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    It seems to me there are Oliphant cartoons that rely on artistry for their impact, and those that rely on his sardonic story-telling skill. This one has some of both, but the various expressions of the supporting characters are what’s most amusing. I clipped his cartoons from the papers long ago, and I probably would have clipped this one to save it. What was Obama thinking when he allowed that photo to go out? The stunt literally back-fired like in a Yosemite Sam scene.

  3. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 3 years ago

    The “advisor smartasses” aren’t eating skeet so much as crow…………
    I think Oliphant at his worst is better than most political cartoonists at their bests (whether I agree or disagree with the point in question being irrelevant) simply because of his COMBINATION of artistry and his story-telling skill. I’ve often thought that he could’ve been very successful as an animator, whereas I can’t think of any other political cartoonists who could’ve combined the point with the developing story, the way Oliphant can.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    At Ft Benning, the Army trap and skeet team was based. I shot with them a couple times and at first they didn’t like my “form”, but I didn’t miss any clays. One of their coaches then pointed out that function is more important than “form” sometimes. But down south is where there seem to be a lot of clay eaters, so maybe that meal is more in keeping than Pat intended??

  5. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, over 3 years ago


    Ah-huh. I bagged some of them skeets in my day. Boy howdy, they’s some mighty good eatin! Yes siree Bob! Taste like squab!

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    Got the GOP eating crow.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Oh, good lord! Who cares about Obama’s skeet shooting form or how often he actually shot?

    This is a sideshow.

  8. themadhackermatt

    themadhackermatt said, over 3 years ago

    he actually has pretty good cheek weld in that picture.

  9. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ima I actually like your comment! Gives me a great visual! Maybe that’s how so many hunters get shot getting in/out of their tree stands?

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