Tom Toles for October 28, 2020

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    Concretionist  over 3 years ago

    Indeed. This scenario has been obvious from the moment RBG died. “Moscow” Mitch REALLY needs to lose his reelection campaign. Really REALLY. He’s the quintessential GOP “win at any cost” sociopath.

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    superposition  over 3 years ago

    The wealthy/power-seeker(s) can corrupt/control any government/religion as long as there is sufficient apathy … and efficient/effective checks and balances are NOT in place and NOT enforced.

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    Daeder  over 3 years ago

    And when the GOP steals all the cards, the game is over and the peasants start sharpening the guillotine blades, because that’s what you do when you can’t feed your children anymore.

    I really don’t want that part of history to repeat itself, but the GOP is painting themselves into that corner while under the delusion that they are “winning bigly”.

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    GreggW Premium Member over 3 years ago

    The Tao of Shitfuckery.

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    VegaAlopex  over 3 years ago

    The House ignores the Supreme Court, which makes it look impotent. Public opinion forces the Congress to expand the Supreme Court, the Senate, and the House to dilute the electoral college. Republicans become a sectional party.

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    dotbup  over 3 years ago

    This Is What Stealing an Election Looks Like

    Brett Kavanaugh’s opinion in the Supreme Court’s ruling to keep Wisconsin from counting absentee votes arriving after Election Day signals the court is ready do what it can to ensure Trump stays in the White House

    Kavanaugh’s decision doesn’t even read like it’s written by a first year law student, let alone a Supreme Court justice. It relies on guesses and assumptions. For a guy who claims to be a strict constructionist he sure seems to like to guess about what’s best for society, Constitution be damned.

    Kavanaugh is there for his ideology, not his legal skills, but even still, this is pretty bad. As much of a partisan hack as Thomas is, even he usually dresses his opinions up better than this disgrace.

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    Old_Curmudgeon   over 3 years ago

    An article on coping with this Trump-era Court: –

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    FrankErnesto  over 3 years ago

    The New Supreme Court will let Republicans pass all the voting restrictions they like, and assure that conservatives win all future elections.

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    akachman Premium Member over 3 years ago

    There must be an end to this madness…please. Something has to give. (wishing…).

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    Drag0nr1der  over 3 years ago

    Wonder if anyone remembers that Supreme court justices CAN be impeached. IF the Dems control both houses after this election they’d better beware.

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    PraiseofFolly  over 3 years ago

    I had hoped the political situation had changed enough that Tom Toles would again draw tusks on his Republican elephants. This cartoon might be his last drawing of such tusks. Having stored them in his artistic tool box, he might have intended to reattach them eventually. But maybe, here he admits that it’s futile for him to wait, that the tusks are now being absorbed into the perverse Ouraborus of the Republican Senate / SCOTUS. Nearly all separate branches of government thus subsumed into one Autocracy with the White House. Yin and Yang go “Bang.”

    Too bad Toles retires now, just as we near another high cliff of political peril. We need his commentaries, and will miss them. Pat Oliphant retired just before Trump took office; and he Is still missed. Toles and Oliphant were two big guns in the editorial-cartoon arsenal. Others remain, but wayward politicians seem to be overwhelming the battlefield.

    James Randi (AKA “The Amazing Randi) died recently. He was a skilled magician, and in recent decades became a “professional” skeptic and debunker of those who deceived the public regarding paranormal and pseudoscientific claims. One of his books (FLIM-FLAM! “Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions”) details certain of his investigations and exposures. He will be missed — and who is there to replace him? Michio Kaku and Neil deGrass Tyson? Are they the gadflies — even loudmouths — needed to effectively oppose the harmful balderdash that has mated with present politics? Dr. Nye?

    Both of the above professions are essential debunkers of both scientific and political junk ideas. And it’s difficult to decide which is the most damaging junk. They are bad enough as separate. In union, they are outright toxic. We need many more debunkers to expose them This is a battle for the souls and MINDS of the nation — and the world.

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    gopher gofer  over 3 years ago

    amy cover me barrett…

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    wrd2255  over 3 years ago

    Really tired of the current set of Yin Yangs that are in control.

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    BearsDown Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Getting really fed up with minority rule.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 3 years ago

    This “pick” will taint the Republicans for some time. The last pick.. just made a complete fool of himself with his latest display of wisdom.. Sheesh

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    mourdac Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Masterful, Mr. Toles.

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    yimhere  over 3 years ago

    These next few weeks will be critical for our democracy. Let’s hope cooler, wiser heads prevail. Hair Fury has set this up for a conflict at level few of us could have imagined.

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    notjimothy  over 3 years ago

    What’s Mrs. McGonnell got to do with all this, anyway? Talk about being conflicted.

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    Radish the wordsmith  over 3 years ago

    Its the republican dictator’s plan to stay in office forever.

    Vote out every vote suppressing, lying, racist, covid spreading, anti democracy, judge stealing, election rigging, post office destroying republican or lose what little you have left.

    Trump has promised to destroy Medicare, Social Security and Obamacare, so republicans can give all the money to the republican donor class so they can kick back cash to get republicans reelected.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Say it often, say it loud, say it everywhere: Republicans need to cheat to win!

     Republicans need to cheat to win!!

     Republicans need to cheat to win!!!


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    ferddo  over 3 years ago

    But but but… conservatives feel that a dictatorship is best for the country – as long as those dictators follow the conservative agenda…

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    Michael G.  over 3 years ago

    Moscow’s Bitch will romp home. And remain a splinter in the ass of American democracy.

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    Old_Curmudgeon   over 3 years ago


    Whupped – {limerick}

    Trumpismo has got us whupped,

    and our downfall’s been rough and abrupt.

    This wicked regime’s

    unseemly schemes

    have made our gummint corrupt.

    … Coda: – {3 beats/line}

    May voters the Trumpites disrupt,

    our downfall to interrupt.

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    pap  over 3 years ago

    And that’s why every election is important. It’s the “Long Game”, with an eye to the possible outcome, not just the immediate.Mitch is a swine and a J.O., but he’s been playing the game since 2009, obstructing lower court placements in hopes of a possible GOP win. Unfortunately the dope in 1600 isn’t qualified to pick his lunch order, no less any lifetime position, but that’s the way it played out .Vote

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    Wanye  over 3 years ago

    As an independent voter I have voted for representatives of both parties in the past. However, I will never vote for anyone who claims to be a republican ever again. Never!

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    Old_Curmudgeon   over 3 years ago


    Even WORSE{!!} – {limerick}

    A second term would be Worse{!!}.

    His first was just to rehearse

    the crap he’d disperse

    in his second verse,

    and the boundaries he would transverse.

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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    newyorkslim  over 3 years ago

    Actually, the Supreme Court does not decide elections. Voters do.

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