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Pat Oliphant


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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Agreed, Pat, and the Republicans could also use a few more Mark Hatfields.

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 6 months ago

    Amazing the left found something they like about Ronald Reagan now that they need him. Zing!

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Amazing that there used to be house leaders who could work with the oposition. The right wing boneheads these days don’t have a clue how government works.

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 6 months ago

    Amazing the left found something they like about Ronald Reagan now that they need him.
    Totally missed the point, there, sport. Democrats have historically been willing to meet, negotiate, and compromise. Not so this batch of TeaBirchers. And we sure as hell don’t need another St. Ronnie screwing things up again.

  5. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, 6 months ago

    for those of you that don’t need the media on the left or the right. for those of you who might be curious about how a minority of a minority can hold the nation hostage. check out this link.

    I don’t understand why this isn’t front page news, you have to dig through cspan to find it.

    the government shutdown is controlled by ONE SINGLE PERSON. seems rather anti-American and anti-democratic to me.

    check out the link

    this is almost a bill of attainder.

  6. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, 6 months ago

    The government shutdown continues apace
    But soon the Tea Party will have to save face
    A financial default can never be arty
    And the people now know it’s de fault of de Party
    The people have spoken: blackmail is a crime
    A damn dirty shame and a waste of our time
    Tea Party insanity? Quite clear to see
    They’re all drinking Koolaid, it seems, and not tea
    And now they are trapped, though lacking in thought
    They’re trying to find a brand-new plot to plot
    Like Christie, who opted for lap band, not trainer
    The Party will blame not themselves, they’ll blame Boehner

  7. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Tip O’Neiel promise Reagan spending cuts in exchange for tax increases. O’Niel was a liar. But not as big a liar as Obama.

  8. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Blame the Neuter. The current GOP is his legacy.

  9. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, 6 months ago

    Ahem. Meseems that folks around here may not be keeping up on their bullcrit. This drawing, not really a cartoon, is an obvious “tip” of the hat to Chris Matthews’ new book “Tip and the Gipper.” As the blurb says: “TIP AND THE GIPPER is a magnificent personal history of a time when two great political opponents served together for the benefit of the country…[and] is the story of the kind of heroism we need today.”

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago


    Right wingers borrow and spend off the books.

  11. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, 6 months ago


    just ONE less but then he is the party of the give aways

  12. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Was not Tip behind the shovel ready project called the Big Dig?


    JOYCE BASKIND GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I think that this is the most flattering drawing of either of these gentlemen that I can recall Mr. Rall ever drawing.

  14. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 6 months ago

    Shock! I suddenly realize that I have crossed from an alternate reality where Reagan was a conservative puppet, an old ex-actor who always seem to read from a script, with canned voice inflections and body language. Whose Hollywood patriotic clichés and reiterations of “Stay the course” drove us crazy. Whom Oliphant loved to draw as a clueless, wrinkled plank. This reality here must be better than the one I left … I hope?
    Oh, I wish I had lived in this reality where Reagan was a Statesman and I hadn’t been out of work for two years when he was military-spending Russia under the table. Did Japan get most of our electronics industry in this reality? Did Reagan take full credit for the collapse of East Germany and Russia in this time stream?
    I must have crossed realities during my last operation. I apparently have some catching up to do. So, what’s a Ted Cruz? Is he related to Tom?

  15. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    At the best, this cartoon is something of an idealistic fantasy. Neither of the individuals portrayed was all that much, either as a man or as a politician. BUT! In the context of Government, and the way Government WORKS, this is something of a masterpiece. Two sides, however diametrically opposed on issues, getting together and at least attempting to work out a reasonable COMPROMISE, has been the genius of our Representative Democracy for some 200+ years now.

    Today’s Teabagheads, and their idiotology of Mob Rule – which they DELIBERATLY MIS-LABEL as being their fantasy notion of “Democracy” – are merely insuring the final demise of the once upon a time Grand Old Party, and riding the Elephant off to the mythological “Graveyard”, where such now belongs.

    What comes next? Over 300 Million people, in a territory reaching from “sea to shining sea”, and one of the most heterogeneous populations in the world, are supposed to look to the idiotologues of Teabagheadism for “leadership” and “government”? MAY ALL THEGODSFORBID!

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