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Pat Oliphant

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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    WHy is the media and cartoons so entriged by Wiener’s wiener. It’s just not that big of a story.
    Where is the real news??

  2. Becca

    Becca said, 9 months ago

    @Wabbit

    Bread and circus, Wabbit. Keep the sheeple distracted.

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, 9 months ago

    @Wabbit

    Because he’s running for Mayor of NYC.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 9 months ago

    I initially grimaced when I realized this was another Weiner cartoon, but then I recalled some of the bikers my dad rode with for a time and what they would have done had Weiner walked into a bar where they were drinking…
    and I smiled.
    Some people just need a punch to the gut once in awhile…
    Gut check, right?
    @ Baslim – nice catch, Baslim. I didn’t notice the bike as an Indian until you pointed it out.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. BillH77

    BillH77 said, 9 months ago

    If a politician is a degenerate then how can you trust them with the future of this nation?

    Where are the real men who used to lead this nation? Truman, Johnson, Kennedy, Ford, Carter, Nixon, Eisenhower, O’Neil, and Kennedy had affairs but they would have never debased themselves like this pervert. Additionally, the voters back then would have run a pervert, like Weiner, from office.

    This nation is sick if Weiner gets elected.

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I can’t even begin to understand why people would vote for (trust) someone who repeatedly violated the trust of those closest to him. Do they really think he can be a crud in his personal life and a saint in public life? I am sure there are really decent, talented people who should be elected.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Becca

    They wouldn’t do it if it didn’t work.
    The problem with the media is that they give us exactly what we want!

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 9 months ago

    @Wabbit

    Technically its Weiner’s wiener.

  9. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 9 months ago

    Just treat Weiner as the mindless 2 year old that he is.
    Out of site, out of mine…….something like that……
    The media / people problem ….far too true…we do deserve the crap fed us …at least most of us…but it ages very, very fast…
    We do need a better media…I mean to say, channel surfing can be a workout…

  10. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 9 months ago

    You people have no idea of how politics really works.
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    As such you have no idea of why you should or shouldn’t vote for a given candidate.
    .
    Politics is not a popularity contest. Politics is boots on the ground, knocks on the doors, maximum babies kissed in the given time/space before whisking the candidate off to the next event.
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    Politics is getting the money to pay all of these people who make sure the baby is in the front of the crowd. That makes sure the wife of the wealthy donor gets her picture on the front page of the Daily News.
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    This is a profession. Getting people elected is a far flung endeavor. Even I forget the name of the woman that was the presumptive next mayor, the first openly gay mayor of NYC (leave the Koch comments out, I said “openly”) which shows that her campaign was weak, even though she was winning!
    .
    And when you hear people saying he should step down; remember that they aren’t saying so just to say so. They’re being “asked” by the other campaigns to do so.

  11. todyoung

    todyoung said, 9 months ago

    @BillH77

    And if he doesn’t get elected?

  12. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 9 months ago

    I wonder if Oliphant took his background of a workshop from a photo or video. It is very realistic. (How often does one see the drawing of a lathe?) And as usual he took pains to blend it well with the characters. There are other editorial artists who show beautiful backgrounds but then plop down cartoonish characters in the middle of them, cheapening the effect.
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    There’s much to be said for appearance of the old black ink-and-paper method that Oliphant uses. I liked the crayon on rough paper texture that Bill Mauldin often used. Does anyone in the editorial artistic field still do this?

  13. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @ansonia,
    IF, as you claim, you have " . . . a serious problem with people who can look me straight in the eye and lie", just what is your response to the latest from Michelle Bachmann, who is on record as making the statement – looking the TV camera straight in the eye – that President Obama could " . . . wave his magic wand and have every illegal immigrant allowed to vote . . ., and they would all vote democratic in 2014. "?


    Aside from the simple fact that such a stupid remark shows the bird-brained nit-wit to have never even attempted to read the Constitution – and especially the clauses pertaining to voting in the several States, and in Federal elections – it also goes to show she hasn’t the slightest knowledge of the LAWS currently in effect concerning Voting in Federal elections as well. Any “serious problem” there for you?


    O! Of course! I forgot! ANYTHING that is anti-Democrat, and/or anti-President Obama just HAS TO BE TRUE Tea Party-Republican “morality” being, always, superior to anyone, and everyone, else.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Pat does fantastic detail, and says a lot with his backgrounds as well as the primary focus, which is good journalism, not just “art work”. Like, just the mechanic’s eye, says so much! Great stuff!


    But what bothers me more is, why does the whole country get consumed by what happens in New York or Chicago “politics” when neither city really reflects the nation as a whole? Oh, right, finance and insurance industries are controlled there! Hmm, and maybe Houston and Denver, where energy policies are actually set should be the focus?

  15. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 9 months ago

    @dtroutma

    I was just trying to get off the subject of what a smarmy creep Weiner seems to be. Why don’t people just laugh and send him into political oblivion? It’s said that laughter kills, and maybe laughter could kill his candidacy. This issue smells of cheap tabloid ink.
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    The media obsessions with sexual indiscretions are a disservice and unfair, especially since social mores are so much different than in the past. But come any election time, some people seem to gorge on it. As in the old joke about small portions of bad food, the stories are so shocking but we still want to read more. If politicians choose to use these matters as campaign issues, let them all throw open their own intimate lives to scrutiny. People are seldom so hypocritical as when discussing their sex lives.
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    The corruption of Chicago and Detroit are merely those out in the open. In how many other cities, large and small, do the political vermin still hide under rocks? These stories will be echoed in other municipalities in coming years. Many government entities with a pension fund will be in similar straits soon.

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