TFG openly admired and envied Putin! Even after Russia invaded Ukraine.
The art of compromise seems to be missing from many democratic countries. Authoritarianism can sometimes produce positive economic results in the short term, but eventually power corrupts and bad things happen. A brief study of history confirms this.
Is the title of this strip a description of the artist’s mental state? Every wrecked car can be traced back to the GOP, even the Student Loan forgiveness is a necessary economic stimulus to fight the rising interest rates, low minimum wages, stagnant economy caused by GOP failure to fight the pandemic and protect the environment, their tax breaks for the wealthy, their war on women, drugs and minorities, tariffs and their (TFG’s) support of Putin.
All of the “problems” illustrated have GOP fingerprints and DNA on them. You don’t possibly think that wars, tariffs, and failure to deal with a pandemic have nothing to do with inflation. Or that a failed “war on drugs”, lack of affordable healthcare, excessive incarceration and racist policies have nothing to do with crime. How many AG’s and judges were appointed by TFG until he got what he wanted from the DOJ. People wouldn’t be fleeing Mexico and Central America if the GOP hadn’t supported right wing dictators.
Clearly TFG is a genius with the powers to see into the future. I mean he was able to declassify documents that the Feds were going to plant on him, isn’t that amazing. Of course he makes a few mistakes and everything he touches fails, but give the guy some slack since he has to cheat at golf to boost his tiny ego.
The London School of Economics did a 50 year study on “trickle down” economic policy and determined it was a total failure. If you think pushing more and more middle class citizens into poverty in order to make the rich richer and more politically powerful is a good thing, then you shouldn’t be surprised by increased crime, poorer education and worse health for the majority.
Republican propaganda continues to confuse cause and effect. TFG and the GOP are the primary cause of the current economy. I even had a Republican supporter claim Shrub had the last balanced budget (2000) despite the fact that Clinton’s budget was for the US fiscal year of October 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000 and was prepared starting in 1998. Important fact, GWB wasn’t inaugurated until January 20, 2000.
The FBI statistics by state tell an interesting story that doesn’t fit with the GQP propaganda.
It must be a Tesla!
Varvel is using simple logic. He figures if 70 million Americans would vote for a conman, then they would believe this propaganda.