Pat Oliphant by Pat Oliphant

Pat Oliphant

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  1. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Americans sacrifice their children at the “Altar of Unrestricted Weapons.”

  2. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, about 2 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…

  3. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 2 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.

  4. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 2 years ago

    The “advisor smartasses” aren’t eating skeet so much as crow…………
    @emptc12
    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.

  5. then00b

    then00b said, about 2 years ago

    If you want to make fun of people shooting guns, how about the man who shot his friend in the face?

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 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??

  7. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, about 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    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!

  8. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 2 years ago

    Got the GOP eating crow.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

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

    This is a sideshow.

  10. themadhackermatt

    themadhackermatt said, about 2 years ago

    he actually has pretty good cheek weld in that picture.

  11. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 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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