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  1. avarner

    avarner said, over 2 years ago

    In their heat of hearts, whether liberal or conservative – the cartoonists and comedy writers are all hoping Christie gets elected president…

    Plus, round people are just so much easier to draw… ;O)

  2. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 2 years ago

    There are always missed opportunities for someone. Democracy, if only in place at election time, is messy and unpredictable. It’s just about the only hold we have on our governments.
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    It’s interesting to think that in some alternate Republican universe, Romney was elected, and I wonder how his presidency is making out? In another alternate, McCain was elected. In another, Palin is in her first term. How are things different there?
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    Robert Heinlein wrote in one of his future history novels that a religious dictatorship would be elected in 2012. It seemed silly when I first read it years ago, but it really could have happened. Could still happen.
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    Disjointed speculations, I know. Too much reading H.L. Mencken. U.S. politics haven’t changed much since his time, really.

  3. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 2 years ago

    Christie has the same chance of making it through the Republican primaries as Daffy Duck has of ascending to the throne as the next Queen of England.

  4. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    Bet he won’t be as much fun for the caricaturists as Nichtssohn, with his shifty eyes, ski-jump nose and perpetual
    five-o’clock shadow, Or You-Know-Who, with the cowlick
    and the ridiculous nustache.

  5. mythreesons

    mythreesons GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!!! You disappeared on the comics I read more than a year ago, and I even wrote Gomics to see if you were still around. How nice to see your name and thoughts back again. From a fan in OK.

  6. yusodum

    yusodum said, over 2 years ago

    I like Christie. I wouldn’t necessarily vote for him (if I could), but considering what else the GOP has been running with lately, this guy actually looks sane.

  7. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 2 years ago

    Sharuniboy, now I remember why we missed you do much! Glad you’re back.
    And if you go back to catch up, you’re in luck in that GoComics finally got tough on the trolls.There are still people who disagree but at least they’re not nuts.

  8. mythreesons

    mythreesons GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’m glad it was only computer problems and not a health issue. At our age, you never know!

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    He was looking like a good candidate for a while there.

  10. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    But can you BELIEVE him? Can you believe ANY of them? After all, they are ALL politicians.
    I wouldn’t buy a used car from any of them!

  11. lectricdude

    lectricdude said, over 2 years ago

    @watmiwori

    …politician:…if it’s mouth is moving it’s lying…

  12. artistdavid

    artistdavid said, over 2 years ago

    @avarner

    What is worse? Overweight and honest?

    Or a slim habitual LIAR LIKE OBAMA?

  13. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    @lectricdude

    My sentiments eggzacktickally!

  14. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, over 2 years ago

    @Godfreydaniel

    “Christie has the same chance of making it through the Republican primaries as Daffy Duck has of ascending to the throne as the next Queen of England.”
    Indeed. The nomination process of the Republican Party is very tightly controlled by the radical right. It hurts them in general elections, and as a liberal Democrat, I hate that. Places like Massachusetts are one-party states, and that turns parties into machines. The Dems have a long history of machine politics. We need more centrist Republicans.
    Christie’s extreme and conservative, but he’s not extreme conservative. As a president he’d probably resemble Mussolini.

  15. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 2 years ago

    @Kris Jackson

    The Democratic machines started as ethnic-based responses to Republican machines. They inevitably got out of hand. Every human institution goes off-track. Now the Republicans are trying to institute machines through negative feelings about Democratic machines. And so on and on.
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    Any movement that starts out centrist becomes extremely self-centered as it becomes entrenched and fearless toward being voted out. Too many families think of politics as a family business.
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    Don’t vote for politicians’ relatives — Bushes, Clintons, or Kennedys! It’s the first step toward monarchies.

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