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Steve Benson

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Hypocrisy – thy name is conservative Republican.

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Sweet Jesus, the man was polite and civil at a funeral memorial and you’re getting mad at him for that ?!?!?! You people have absolutely no sense of civility left.

  3. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    Thatcher, who retired in 1990? And who President Obama has never met?

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    NFL Redskins made that up. There is no evidence, of course. Castro gave a speech, for Pete’s sake, it would have taken an idiot to not know who he was, and Obama is no idiot. NFL is thinking of Herman Cain, who didn’t know the president of Uzbekibekibekistanstan.

  5. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    NFL Redskins made that up. There is no evidence, of course.”

    And of course, NFL didn’t get it from Limbaugh…

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/10/rush-limbaugh-obama-didnt-know-it-was-raul-castros-hand-he-was-shaking-audio/

  6. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Obozo didn’t have time for British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher however.

    In 1981, Thatcher sent Christmas cards to Fidel Castro, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Pinochet, and Kim Il-Sung. Obviously, she was undeserving of respect by your standards.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    As one example of the hypocrisy of “them guys”, I’m more bothered by Rumsfeld et al securing for Saddam his chemical weapons, than the handshake.


    Diplomacy has often led to odd “handshakes”, not a problem. It’s the covert deals often made that are the real problem, and treason, like well “Jolly Ollie” and Iran/Contra, PLUS setting up Noriega and others in business, then finding the “relationships” a bad marriage, and calling for a “no fault” divorce in the eyes of the people (voters). But don’t worry, Ollie, and others, did walk off with the cash, so they did well in the eyes of their “faithful”.

  8. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, over 2 years ago

    I think McCain’s comments were absurd.

    That said, one of the differences in shaking Gorbachov’s hand vs shaking Castro’s hand was that the US at least had diplomatic relations directly with the Soviet Union. We do not have formal relations with Cuba.

    Personally, though, I’d like to see us lift the embargo, because I believe it actually gives the Cuban regime an excuse on which to blame the country’s poverty. Remove the embargo, and there’s still not going to be any change in the poverty level, and there will be no more excuses.

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    “George H.W. Bush shaking hands with Noriega, ETC…ETC…ETC…”

    G.W. Bush holding hands with Faud … hmm .. might not have been Faud, but a Saudi Prince of the Blood, in any case …

    rotfl!

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @curtisls87

    Remove the embargo, and there’s still not going to be any change in the poverty level, and there will be no more excuses.

    Raul Castro is said to be looking at China & Vietnam as examples of how to preserve the Revolution by embracing free markets. Maybe some folks want to argue that isolated Commies like Cuba & North Korea are better for the U.S.

  11. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sometimes a handshake is just a handshake. At all times an opportunity to make political hay will be taken.

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Darsan54

    that’s true! But they will find any little gesture to criticize Obama, whether it makes sense or not.

  13. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    No lie…none all.

    Reality sucks, doesn’t it?

  14. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve got a friend who works at Mendota Mental Health Institute and occasionally regales us with stories of the crazy people they keep there. I tell him I can relate, because I read the comment section of this comic strip and have hereby become well informed about alternative realities.

  15. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    The type of criticism thrown at Obama, the last four years is all the proof I need that conservatives should never be allowed anywhere near power. On top of that they are paranoid and have no memory…

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