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Steve Benson

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  1. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, about 4 years ago

    How does a storm supress votes? Last election the weather was nasty and we waited in line to vote for almost an hour.

  2. Keith Russell

    Keith Russell said, about 4 years ago

    Total non-sequitur there Steve. Senseless, just like blind liberals, and blind conservatives at that matter.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    @Keith Russell

    Thank you, Keith. Well and truthfully said.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I was waiting for a televangelist to declare it God’s punishment for the East Cost for their sinful ways.

  5. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 4 years ago


    Well, you’ll notice that Ground Zero IS where The Trump has all his casinos

  6. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    The problem is that when Democrats say it, it is obviously meant as a joke, a response to when televangelists and Republicans have made similar claims; the further problem is that when Republicans and televangelists say it, it is obviously not meant as a joke.

  7. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Pat Robertson hasn’t weighed in yet, as far as I can tell, but John McTernan seems to have the crazy covered.

    “As I said, the Holy God of Israel is systematically destroying America right before our eyes.

    Just last August, Hurricane Isaac hit New Orleans seven years later, on the exact day of Hurricane Katrina. Both hit during the week of the homosexual event called Southern Decadence in New Orleans!

    Hurricane Sandy is hitting 21 years to the day of the Perfect Storm of October 30, 1991. I write about this in my book as America Has Done to Israel. This was the day that President George Bush Sr. initiated the Madrid Peace Process to divide the land of Israel, including Jerusalem. America has been under God’s judgment since this event. Both of these hurricanes were cause by freakish weather patterns that came together to create

    Twenty-one years breaks down to 7 × 3, which is a significant number with God. Three is perfection as the Godhead is three in one while seven is perfection.
    It appears that God gave America 21 years to repent of interfering with His prophetic plan for Israel; however, it has gotten worse under all the presidents and especially Obama. Obama is 100 percent behind the Muslim Brotherhood which has vowed to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem. Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!"

    Etc., etc.

  8. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    Weather has affected voter turnout in the past, disproportionately so for the poor. If you are operating on a slim margin, adding even a bit of time and expense can push something from the “do-able” category into the “can’t make it” category, and that includes when public transportation is affected.

  9. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Not all Christians are crazy, but I always find it a bit disconcerting how many crazies glom onto the hard-core Christianity.

  10. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Tell you what; I just linked to a person who is claiming, in all obvious seriousness, that this storm is God’s punishment for America’s liberalism(!). And Pat Robertson became quite infamous for his assertion that Katrina was punishment for tolerating abortion and gays. And there are plenty of other examples. Which are all overtly, explicitly, utterly serious about their claims.

    And yes, there are plenty of Democrats and Democratic-leaning commentators who pointed this out when the tropical storm threatened the GOP convention. (Stop for a minute and think what you would do if positions were reversed….)

    But I defy you to find any Democratic equivalent of the spittle-flecked “GOD will KILL you” ranting linked there, as opposed to the “oh, the irony” comments.

  11. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, about 4 years ago

    There are people that just cannot be bothered if itis raining — old people trying to get older and keep the perm crispy.

  12. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    “No, Dems can dish out “jokes,” but they can’t take any”

    We took George W. Bush for eight years…

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 4 years ago

    I look at the cartoon and it is pointing out a storm of voter suppression, not a storm of that causes voter suppression. Only r/w is causing a storm of voter suppression over specious assertions.

  14. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 4 years ago

    It would be funny if Sandy got all the way to Indiana.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    When my CBS affiliate finally dumped “Crazy Pat Robertson”, the Fox affiliate picked him up.

    But of course the hurricane metaphor for Republicans trying to manipulate elections, by denying voters access, is pretty accurate with regard to destruction of our republic. Hmm, odd how it’s “Republicans” that can’t stand the concept of a republic any more.

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