Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, over 1 year ago

    Just because Trayvon is black it means they’re just alike? Isn’t this the kind of thinking that white folks get blasted for? Trayvon did not have the proveleged upbringing that the President did. Few do.

  2. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    @Brutatowski

    I’d encourage you to reread the Presidents remarks.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Brutatowski

    “rayvon did not have the proveleged upbringing that the President did.”

    Exactly what part of his upbringing was “privileged”?

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @gmgodsil

    Huh?

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Except that your statement simply proves the point of the cartoon. You are not listening, you are judging. And your judgment is a bit off, I think…since Obama has gotten very little indeed accomplished whenever a Republican decides “no.” I think the GOP better deserves your statement.

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    I love all the commentators here that our making Steve’s and the President’s point.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    You guys love to hate each other don’cha….

    OK so the President 35 years ago was what 16 ( he will not be 52 until august 4 so we can give him that one)? Almost 17 so ok. The same age. Where was he at 16-17 years old? Well, he was at the Punahou School living with the grands in Hawaii. Oh yeah this was an elite college prep school. Trayvon? He just got sent to live with his Dad and his Dad’s girlfriend because he was suspended from HS (for possession of paraphernalia and pot) in the Miami area. (Miami Herald) Not quite the same so point to Brutatowski.

    They DID both indulge in recreational drug use. A fine recommendation for other young people today.

    Obama sought out the “radicals and misfits” as his peers.

    Trayvon? According to one teacher he was an a/b student who was “cheerful”.

    So the same? Well no. 35 years between them. Obama at the start of the liberal mess they have made (along with progressive republicans) and Trayvon being a prime example of the end result of the hate whitey mentality that is being displayed by the media.

    Yep hate, an equal opportunity emotion.

  8. Walrus Gumbo

    Walrus Gumbo GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The GOP believe in the “Audacity of Nope!”

  9. neuturn

    neuturn said, over 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    This response is not meant to be racial, though the highlighting of the race of the Obama’s household would make it sound that way. What was privileged, well, it could have been the fact that he was brought up in a diverse community with his White relatives in a time where it would have been harder if he had not. He was able to be in Hawaii where it would not have been as much an issue to be of a minority. Though he did not know his Dad well, he did have his White Grandparents. By his own admission that was where he learned the multi-cultural aspects of his life. The things he did and grew up with as a teenager was culturally different than Treyvon’s. Yes, he did allow his race to be the excuse for doing the drugs and alcohol. It might not have been a privileged upbringing in the sense of financial, but he was awarded many things from being in Hawaii that Treyvon may not have had in his Florida community..

  10. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Exactly. If you’ve never been followed around a department store or seen a woman clutch her purse when you get on an elevator, you wouldn’t have any idea what he’s talking about.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    1. There was a tremendous uptake in “division” even before Obama got the nomination, let alone the Presidency. It wasn’t coming from the left, or even “the middle”.


    2. It was “interesting” to observe the difference in people’s reactions to my working with a black NPS Ranger, and that was a long time ago. The folks always addressed their questions or conversations to ME, even though HE was my supervising Ranger!!


    3.In many ways, many days, and many places in the U.S., things haven’t changed, other than after the Civil Rights Act, the parties did switch their “membership” with regard to prejudice.


    4. And also worth mentioning folks, prejudice works both (or multiple) ways, the racial slurs aren’t all owned by “white folk”.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    5. President Obama DID note item 4 above in his speech, and has so noted for some time. Eliminating the divide ain’t going to happen, but he IS trying to narrow it.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    And have we forgotten last summer’s Montana gathering of Republicans who put up an outhouse labelled “Obama Presidential Library”, complete with graffitti (unflattering, of course) concerning Michelle Obama? Not one attendee thought this was inappropriate.

  14. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    “Include Affirmative Action in that list..”


    Yeah affirmative action turns minorities into rich white guys.

  15. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    I found the speech, well, presidential.
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    His response showed that America has the correct president.
    Dignity and intelligence, we need folks like our president in congress as well so America can regain some pride.

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