Pat Oliphant by Pat Oliphant

Pat Oliphant

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    Let’s add Reid, McConnel, Boehner, and Pelosi…..

  2. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld !

  3. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    All politicians are corrupt to a greater of lesser degree.

  4. Skanderbeg

    Skanderbeg said, over 3 years ago

    I would have thought LBJ would have had a seat at that table.

  5. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 3 years ago

    @Skanderbeg

    LBJ isn’t in the same league with those three. Nor is OBummer, for that matter.

  6. BillH77

    BillH77 said, over 3 years ago

    @watmiwori,
    LBJ engineered full scale US military involvement in Vietnam and it’s fully admitted that that was more trumpted up than "W"’s little facade.

    America has not had a decent and honest politician since Eisenhower. They are are terrible people from Nancy – my-husband-sells-tanker-jets-to-the-USAF Pelosi to Obama to Reid.

    An good American kid would have to be nuts to join the US military to defend our government.

  7. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    It’s a finely drawn Oliphant cartoon, no matter what one thinks of its point of view. It’s as if the artist formed a picture out of a tangle of barbed wire.

  8. Petey

    Petey GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This “cartoon” is inappropriate and disrespectfull of everyone involved. No matter what anyone thinks of President Obama, show some class and dignity in saying so.

  9. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago

    ooo huffington post! Next time get it from the National Enquirer, it’s more credible than that left wing kool aid fest.

  10. Steam  Vapor

    Steam Vapor said, over 3 years ago

    Pat Oliphant, you have jumped the shark. Obama is nowhere NEAR the criminality of this league. Why don’t you *go back to* standing beside a table of leaflets displaying a poster of Obama-as-Hitler?

  11. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 3 years ago

    @Petey

    I hope you’re not saying we should respect Hoover, McCarthy and Nichtssohn!!! I do respect he OFFICE of President — but few of the hoderst thereof.

  12. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, about 3 years ago

    @watmiwori

    I respectfully disagree. I’ve been reading Cato’s amazing biography of Johnson and the man was probably the most corrupt, dishonest, ruthless, and emotionally ill of all of them, Machiavelli’s Prince personified. The fact that he passed the most sweeping civil rights acts in history is part of the huge contradictions of life and shows us that life is not black and white but shaded with all sorts of grays. To me he was the greatest genius of politics and sort of defines the outer-most limits of the craft. I hope you pick up on these books; they’re epic and incredible.

  13. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @StCleve72

    Why do you think Kennedy picked him as running mate? That is how you control Congress. You need someone who knows everybody else’s dark secrets to get them to do what you want. Biden tried it but he is not even close to what LBJ knew how to do.
    Dirty business politics. That is how it works.

  14. StCleve72

    StCleve72 said, about 3 years ago

    @Richard

    You’re absolutely right, but Kennedy wouldn’t take advantage of Johnson’s legislative genius and so he didn’t get his agenda passed. I hope you read Cato’s books, they’re beyond belief good. I grew up despising Johnson because of Viet Nam but now I’ve changed my point of view; it’s just not that simple, there are many mixed emotions involved now. He was a pig of a man but Sidney Poitier’s words that every person of color in America owes a huge debt of gratitude to LBJ is absolutely correct, at least I feel that way now after reading the books. He may have saved this country from another civil war, maybe.

  15. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @StCleve72

    I agree. He took all the blame for stuff he could not control. Nam was not his idea. He was stuck with it. Too deep to get out, not enough in to win. So he tried to win but that did not work. LBJ thought his legacy would be the Equal Rights stuff he worked on but the Nam issue clouded those accomplishments. He was an interesting person. You do know he was governor of Texas before becoming VEEP? My old partner that broke me into the Department was assigned back then as part of his “security force” in Johnson City, Texas and helped escort him around once he went federal when him and Ladybird came home.
    My partner tells a story that goes there was a rogue armadillo tearing up his yard. LBJ ordered a secret service guy to shoot it. He missed it. LBJ said “Trooper, shoot that damn thing its tearing up the yard.” The Trooper drew and shot. One bullet one dead dillo. LBJ turned to the head of the secret service and said “I am gonna fire ya’ll and hire the Troopers to protect me. You guys cant hit s…t.” Knowing the Texas side of LBJ I can believe it.

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