Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 26, 2015

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    BE THIS GUY  about 7 years ago

    This maybe the most fun thing about this campaign.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Pick it while it’s ripe!

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    krcaddis  about 7 years ago

    I enjoyed the Huff Post photo of him in front of a banner showing only “RUMP”…

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    nosirrom  about 7 years ago

    The problem with the “low hanging fruit” analogy is that most politicians are like fruit that has dropped from the tree and is rotting on the ground.

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    nosirrom  about 7 years ago

    No his ex wives got them in their divorces. After that the RUMP had new ones transplanted. The only ones available were “Rocky Mountain Oysters” which explains all of the BS coming out of his mouth.

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    alviebird  about 7 years ago

    You beat me to it. I was going to point out that, and G. W. Bush’s.

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    dadoctah  about 7 years ago

    …and then there’s the constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of speech and of the press, which means you can print anything in a comic strip you like, no matter whom it offends, and the papers and syndicators won’t buckle and fold when someone in another country says they’re going to do a terroristy thing if you run it.

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    pathfinder  about 7 years ago

    Anyone with enough money and meeting the legal requirements (You must be 35 years of age, a natural U.S. citizen) can run for President.

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    dmk57  about 7 years ago

    Actually as a fellow Canadian, given our recent Senate scandals, I’m not so sure about our politics not becoming a circus sideshow.

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    Carol69  about 7 years ago

    As a (recently smug) Canadian, I have one question: How do these people even get consideration for high office. Do Americans think these candidates have any legitimacy??? It’s bad in Canada, but not a circus sideshow! Can anyone explain? (real question.

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    You mean like Rob Ford ??

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    zenguyuno  about 7 years ago

    It’s only among likely Republican voters that Trump is leading in the polls, and that’s probably due to name recognition, since he had a popular TV show.

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    Q4horse  about 7 years ago

    We love trump because when he says something he won’t take it back and won’t make apologies. He also doesn’t care what the mainstream media says or thinks.

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member about 7 years ago

    During the ’76 campaign season, Ronald Reagan said something so inane on the radio that my friend and I looked at each other and cracked up, and one of us said, “Can you imagine that guy ever being elected president?” Four years later we were not laughing. Money can buy a lot of dirty tactics, and the D has a lot of it.

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    meillered  about 7 years ago

    Speaking as someone in Ontario, can anyone explain Rob Ford? He had a nice sideshow going for a while.

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    montessoriteacher  about 7 years ago

    A lot of us could have seen this strip coming from a mile away, but it doesn’t make it any less special. GT was bound to have a ball with the hair, for starters. The mean look on Trump’s face at the end seems to be fitting and it has concerned me of late. He seems to be getting more and more mean-spirited, which does fall in line with a certain segment of the population within the U.S. The comment generalizing about Mexicans comes to mind. The buffoonery of the Donald has the GOP kind of stuck, which is quite a feat. If the GOP allows him as their nominee, they are sunk. If the GOP does not allow them as their nominee and he runs as a 3rd party candidate, they are sunk. Or, he could use all that $$$ to buy his way in by using dirty tactics and promoting himself as a Reagan, as he has tried to do so far. What happens next remains to be seen, but there is a long way to go between now and election day. There could be some skeletons in the Donald’s closet. Some things are already known which will probably not sit well with conservative voters in Iowa, such as he is on his 3rd wife. Then again, they may give him a pass on it, as so often happened with Reagan. Reagan was known as the teflon president, although many disasters would happen on his watch, nothing “stuck” to him.

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    kaffekup   about 7 years ago

    So being rigid is a virtue, even when you’re wrong?All I’ve heard from tRump is how smart, rich and powerful he is, with a laundry list of complaints that he hasn’t a clue how to fix. “But he’s rigid!” Yeah, Viagra will do that.

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    cripplious  about 7 years ago

    I like in late 80s when he drew trump without the hair

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    transwarpmail-comics  about 7 years ago

    Your question has a number of different answers, I’ll try to give some of them:1) We are programmed from birth with the concept that anyone can become President in our country. Unfortunately, some people actually think that’s a good thing.2) A number of the GOP candidates know full well they have no chance of being president, but they are running to give themselves a national platform to spew their idiocy and raise their profile with conservatives. Also to get a book deal/commentator gig on Fox News. They’re only in it for the money.3) Some are ego-driven and have deluded themselves into thinking they have something of value to add, or than anyone besides themselves cares what they think.

    There are more reasons, but these are some.

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    transwarpmail-comics  about 7 years ago

    Your question has a number of different answers, I’ll try to give some of them:1) We are programmed from birth with the concept that anyone can become President in our country. Unfortunately, some people actually think that’s a good thing.2) A number of the GOP candidates know full well they have no chance of being president, but they are running to give themselves a national platform to spew their idiocy and raise their profile with conservatives. Also to get a book deal/commentator gig on Fox News. They’re only in it for the money.3) Some are ego-driven and have deluded themselves into thinking they have something of value to add, or than anyone besides themselves cares what they think.

    There are more reasons, but these are some.

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    wnbresn  about 7 years ago

    We had been hoping the far right would pick the weirdest wack a doo for a candidate and they aren’t disappointing us so far… Can’t wait to see the Donald in the debates!! lol

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    ChessPirate  about 7 years ago

    Unfortunately, there is no adequate explanation for this, IMO. It’s just another in a long list of reason why this country is sinking into the abyss and will probably take the rest of the world with it.

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    vwdualnomand  about 7 years ago

    trump says he is a billionaire. then, multi-billionaire. then, a multi-millionaire. maybe he is just broke.

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    tallguy98366  about 7 years ago

    Oh wow. Hill Bill? Seriously, the name calling childish right wingers must be straining their pea brains for these names and foundless accusations. As to the Donald, they don’t get any lower. This bankruptcy clown has plagued us for decades and now we may get his draft dodging butt in the oval office. Ah, America.

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    mourdac Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Is there a ‘Comedians and Political Cartoonists for Trump’ PAC yet? Talk about unlimited material, he’s a cottage industry.

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    Habogee  about 7 years ago

    Trump is just part of a Republican plan to make all of the rest of their squirrel bait candidates look legit by comparison.

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    smadanek  about 7 years ago

    Don’t forget Ted Cruz is a fine product of Alberta.

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    neatslob Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Let’s not let Trump be a decoy to distract us from how bad the rest of them are, too.

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    Dtroutma  about 7 years ago

    The GOP isn’t in the produce aisle this time, they’ve given us a whole bakery full of fruitcakes!

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    1953Baby  about 7 years ago

    Okay, this may be the only political commentary I read all pre-election season. . .

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    montessoriteacher  about 7 years ago

    GOP can’t come up with anything legit against clintons or Obama so they make up phony crap. The dems don’t have to do anything like that with trump as he is perfectly capable of putting his own foot in his mouth every single time he opens it.

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    marzipANn  about 7 years ago

    Well said! Thank you for your clear summary.

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    montessoriteacher  about 7 years ago

    Also, the GOP is very quick to resort to name calling since they can’t support their point of view in any other way.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Trump — the lout that keeps on giving.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Trudeau was one of the first to mock Trump, years back: “Get Those Nymphs Some Hooters!” Beautiful.

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    wrpage Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Trudeau panned the university of virginia because of the Rolling Stone article. Since it has been proven to be a total fabrication, I have not seen a retraction on his part. Has anyone seen an apology ? I lost a lot of respect for him because he can dish it out but not stand up and be counted when necessary.

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    seablood  about 7 years ago

    We will only get what we deserve, nothing more

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    montessoriteacher  about 7 years ago

    Each of us has a right to his/her own point of view. It is my understanding that there were problems with the U of V article, certain facts were not corroborated, not up to the strictest journalistic standards, not that it was a total fabrication. If you don’t respect GT I am not sure why you would bother to read him or leave a comment. I don’t respect Rush Limbaugh and I can assure you I don’t bother with him in any way.

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    IQTech61  about 7 years ago

    Low hanging fruit – or high stepping looney?

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    David Huie Green-BeingCertainIsNotAlwaysBeingRight  about 7 years ago

    “As a (recently smug) Canadian, I have one question: How do these people even get consideration for high office.”.They get consideration by announcing they wish to run for the nomination of their party.

    Neither of the two main political parties tells its members who they can consider and how they can think.It’s associated with the fact that freedom includes the freedom to do foolish things and live or die with the consequences.

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    nathanbtlr  about 7 years ago

    Only HE considers himself to be a legitimate candidate.All the rest of us are waiting for him to get out of the way.

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    gaslightguy  about 7 years ago

    I am SO looking forward to the debates. They may even outshine four years ago, and that’s a tough act to follow.

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    David Huie Green-BeingCertainIsNotAlwaysBeingRight  about 7 years ago

    “Trump is the standard bearer for the GOP”.Yeah, right, Trump is their puppet.Trump doesn’t represent the Republican Party until the members elect him as their nominee.ain’t a gonna happenhe’s too obnoxious

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    David Huie Green-BeingCertainIsNotAlwaysBeingRight  about 7 years ago

    @Scratchy18“Gotta check it. ==How to recognize a true right winger or a true left winger:”.That was good.Thanks

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    Tarredandfeathered  about 7 years ago

    Wrong.Not since This Headline:.http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/X//bush_dailymirror_dumbpeople.jpg

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    Tarredandfeathered  about 7 years ago

    The Problem is that they get to Nominate Themselves.After that, all they need is a Billionaire who is just as Insane as They are..

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    David Huie Green-BeingCertainIsNotAlwaysBeingRight  about 7 years ago

    " left wingers think war is an evil an the last thing on the list, causes more problems than it solves and is bad for all.",So there are NO left wingers?When the alternative is genocide, some so-called left wingers have gone to war to stop the genocides.,“Left wingers see personal freedom extends to the tip of your nose, not to hurting others.”.And yet some fake left-wingers have shouted down those who they feared would say something with which they disagreed.." left wingers think freedom means allowing people to do what they want to to themselves with other consenting adults; ".And as long as they pay taxes to pay for what they REALLY need to do as defined by themselves rather than those who disagree.." left wingers believe morals are personal and should not be criminalize by others who disagree.".I am reminded of the time First Lady Clinton tried to have doctors in the armed forces court martialed for refusing to do elective abortions.Some argue she’s not to the left of center, but others disagree.

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    Warren Wubker  about 7 years ago

    Yes, but the low hanging fruit draws the cartoon.

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    David Huie Green-BeingCertainIsNotAlwaysBeingRight  about 7 years ago

    “Which one was about genocide”.KosovoSudanRwanda — even though we let it continueCambodia — although it was Vietnam which made war to stop itUganda — although it was what? Tanzanika which went to war to stop Idi.WW2 — Japan against the Chinese, Hitler against the Jews. We didn’t justify stopping them based on genocide, but that was the result.“Does it help if we do our fair share of genocide, but are not prosecuted? Be specific here. Is there a ticking clock too?”.No, genocide is a generally bad thing, so go ahead and be specific regarding our genocide, intentional extinction of a people.

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    David Huie Green-BeingCertainIsNotAlwaysBeingRight  about 7 years ago

    The big thing is the claim that war can never be justified despite the fact that the alternative is sometimes suicide.You fight back or you are slaughtered.This is not to say that is usually the case, but to question those who say those are wrong who make war against their attackers..We might even add making war against states to end slavery, assuming that was the reason. If it was not the reason, are you saying it was unjustified?Or are you saying it wasn’t justified even if that was the purpose, especially since it would obviously have been cheaper to buy the freedom of the slaves rather than go to war.

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    BE THIS GUY  about 7 years ago

    Wow — busy day!I spent it at a ballgame and with friends visiting town.

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    lindz.coop Premium Member about 7 years ago

    “How do these people even get consideration for high office. Do Americans think these candidates have any legitimacy???”A lot of us are wondering that very same thing here in the US. The only answer seems to be that we really like them dumb.

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    Tarredandfeathered  almost 7 years ago

    We just do Everything “Better” here in the good old USA..The last few days seem to show the TeaOP on the verge of Self Destructing, though, so we may not have the Free Comedy anymore.

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