Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    Watch what they for for/against, that’s how todays Republican party is defined.

  2. gnat90

    gnat90 said, over 2 years ago

    Why be like a certain party with a documented history like say the party of the the KKK or Democrats.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    Finally, an editorial cartoon that shows the reality of Arizona’s SB 1062. Thanks, Rob Rogers, and I’m glad you included the “etc.”

  4. Habenero Hound

    Habenero Hound said, over 2 years ago

    Looks like Rogers has been sipping the Democrat Kool-Aid. Anyone who thinks Republicans are the ones who discriminate has been getting their history lessons from Hollywood instead of taking the effort to learn what really happened.

  5. lopaka

    lopaka said, over 2 years ago

    @Habenero Hound

    And now we have history repeating itself but now it is the right that is doing it. The dixiecrats were disgusting and did not last long. Hopefully the current infestation in the GOP will die out also.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @gnat90

    “Why be like a certain party with a documented history like say the party of the the KKK or Democrats.”

    As you said, history. The Democratic Party overcame that history to enact civil rights legislation back in the ’60s. Those who disagreed, such as Strom Thurmond, moved to the Republican Party.

  7. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 2 years ago

    Everybody who’s commented so far has drank the Kool-Aid of one of the blood sucking parties. They both suck and this country is screwed unless you voting folks realize that they both suck.

  8. Habenero Hound

    Habenero Hound said, over 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    The Democratic party didn’t jump on the civil rights bandwagon until Johnson (one of the staunchest segregationists of all) was in the big chair. By then the Republicans had done all the heavy lifting and civil rights were gaining ground. Because of their efforts Johnson came to realize that black voters would soon outnumber segregationists at the ballot box. That’s when and why he changed his tune. Dems have spent the decades since then flipping the story and casting themselves in the role of champion of the downtrodden. Don’t listen to them, to me, the media, the Republicans, or anyone else. Do your own research.

  9. Habenero Hound

    Habenero Hound said, over 2 years ago

    Alright…BOTH parties are too big, too powerful, and too controlled by their special interest lobbies. The Republicans haven’t been losing elections because they’re too far to the right, they lose elections because they’re too much like the Dems. The Tea Party isn’t about social issues. They’re about smaller government and fiscal responsibility. THAT’S what’s tearing the party apart. Big government proponents vs. those who advocate a smaller government.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    As opposed to the Democrats who want to drag everyone but their own elitist intelligensia down to the lowest common denominator of poverty and ignorance in the name of Social and Economic Justice.

  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    The Left gets their news from Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report don’t you know…

  12. Habenero Hound

    Habenero Hound said, over 2 years ago

    Nixon was pushing civil rights legislation years before Johnson was in office. In fact Johnson was selected as Kennedy’s running mate as a nod to the powerful contingent of Democratic Party segregationists. Nixon got a personal thanks from MLK for his efforts with a bit of procedural trickery that got a civil rights bill through congress past the obstructions of the Democrats in 1961 (I think I have that date right. Don’t have my reference books with me at the moment). Meanwhile, northern blacks were shifting towards the Dem camp thanks to FDR’s free handouts. A template that the left has been following ever since. In the south there were still lingering resentments from the civil war. Since the Dems were the segregationist party, the south mostly voted Democratic. Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” was about changing that mindset. It took several more election cycles before that would start to happen.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @Habenero Hound

    Your history is mostly correct, but only as far as it goes. You correctly noted the cause, but not the effect.

    Most segregationists and bigots at the time were democrats. However, since the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act were passed during the term of (and with the apparent blessing of) LBJ, the haters, bigots, and rednecks left the party en masse as a protest. The only other place for them to go was the Republican Party, although the Dixiecrats were a minor player. However, when the Dixiecrats folded, almost all of them went Republican.

    When LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act, he said, “Today the Democratic Party has lost the South.” He was right. From that time until 2008, not a single southern state ever voted for a Democratic candidate for president. In 2008 and 2012, Virginia and NC (and ONLY those two) voted for Obama, but many in the south believe that neither state truly is in the south.

    As a result, Nixon began the Republican “Southern Strategy” that still exists today.

    And if you want further proof of how deep this change of party-preference has gone, do some research as to why Ronald Reagan announced his campaign for president in Philadelphia, MS, and started his speech with the phrase: "I believe in states’ rights (states’ rights was a catchphrase used in the good old days of “whites only” lunch counters to say that the federal government had no right to enforce any non-discrimination legislation)".

  14. Habenero Hound

    Habenero Hound said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    I wasn’t talking about effects. The effects are reflected in the cartoon that started all this. Republicans labeled as intolerant misogynist racists. The only time we get a break from that is when the left is too busy hanging those name tags on the Tea Party.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    This is not about cake. It’s about specifically legislates that to buy a cake, you must first accept the government regimented religion of the baker. About Article VI and that silly First Amendment the right keeps misinterpreting.

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