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Kelly Gets Smelly


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Normally, I would feel guilty for using the “he knew what he signed up for” line twice in one week. But, the first Trump cartoon I created with that line won’t be published by most of my clients because it has a giant fat ass in it. Plus, it includes a naked butt.

General John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff is a man who has earned our respect. It has been believed by many that his presence in the White House is good for the nation as it will restrain Trump from unleashing total stupid hell on the rest of us. The same has been believed about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Generals H.R. McMaster, and James Mattis.

Kelly lost his son, Second Lt. Robert Kelly in combat in 2012. The general has gone to great lengths to keep his son out of the public limelight and politics, even as he has served in high-profile positions in government. Thursday, Kelly defended Trump’s call to a Gold Star widow, and he gave a description of what happens to the remains of those killed in combat, and how the grieving families back home are notified. The description was stark, somber, and delivered with a heavy heart. It was one that should be listened to with great respect and appreciation. Then, Kelly lost his shit.

Rex Tillerson refused to answer if he called Trump a “moron.” He didn’t want to play the ridiculous games of Washington or dignify the rumors. Excuse me, Rex, but you work for Donald Trump. Your part of an administration that doesn’t have Jack shit on dignity, and Jack left town. Rex has been neutered by Trump and his credibility was sold with his soul when he signed on with Donald Trump.

H.R. McMaster lost his credibility when he assured us that Donald Trump did not give classified information, provided by an ally, to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister. Then, Trump told us that’s exactly what he did. These generals and titans of business have reduced themselves to the respectability of Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kellyanne Conway, and Anthony Scaramucci.

Representative Frederica Wilson claims Trump told the war widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Her account has been backed up by the widow and his family. Trump called her a liar and Kelly did the same thing…as he verified Wilson’s account of what was said. Trump tweeted this morning, “The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!” Sucking at comprehension as most conservatives do, Trump missed the fact that Kelly actually verified the account given by “wacky” Congresswoman Wilson.

Kelly said, “It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation — absolutely stuns me.” Yes, it stuns Kelly that someone would listen in on a conversation he listened in on. Am I the only one catching this shit?

Kelly said he was so upset by the politicization of war deaths that he had to take a walk through Arlington National Cemetery. During his walk, did the General contemplate how Trump was the first one to politicize war deaths when he used them to create a contest between himself and President Obama? Did he ponder how Trump was the first one to bring his son into this issue? Did he speculate why Trump would drop a lie that Obama, Bush, or Clinton had never called Gold Star families? Did he think, even for a second, just how utterly stupid and ridiculous it was for Trump to conduct a condolence contest like it’s another episode of The Apprentice? Perhaps, in the back of Kelly’s memory are the instances where Trump said he doesn’t “like people who get captured,” or that they’re “only war heroes because they’re captured,” or the time he feuded with a Gold Star family.  Did any of those events “stun” him?

Kelly didn’t stop his criticism of Ms. Wilson there. He noted that during an emotional 2015 ceremony, Wilson had crassly claimed political credit for getting funding for an F.B.I. building in Miami that was named for fallen agents.

He said, “and we were stunned — stunned that she’d done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned.” Apparently, a lot “stuns” Kelly except for Trumpfuckery.

Ms. Wilson has accused Kelly of lying about this occasion and said it’s impossible for her to take credit for the funding of the building since the funding was passed by Congress before she was elected. She has taken and been given credit, for naming the building. Kelly was also off on the amount of funding, but that’s probably not a big deal. What may be a big deal is that many people find the term “empty barrel” racist. It’s new to me, so I can’t say. I Googled it, but every description I found only seemed to describe people who support Donald Trump.

Kelly can be taken seriously when he speaks for the military and about Gold Star families, as he is a member of those families. But, when it comes to defending Trump, Kelly, like Tillerson and H.R. McMaster (and soon, Mattis), is losing all dignity and credibility.

But, hey. He knew what he signed up for.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.

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Me Too Part Two


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Americans are justly outraged over the revelations that Harvey Weinstein spent decades sexually harassing, and maybe, raping actresses. The anger has only intensified as more and more of his victims speak out. It’s even worse now that it’s been revealed his company had clauses in his contract regarding sexual harassment.

In Weinstein’s contract, there were stipulations that he had to pay penalties to his company for each time they paid off an accuser. Most contracts don’t work that way as it’s usually accepted that if you grope people then you’ll be fired, and not treated as if you only ran red lights.

As the #MeToo campaign took over social media, men started to realize just how common sexual harassment is. That was the campaign’s purpose, in addition to making men look into their own behavior. I have looked into my own behavior.

I can honestly tell you I have never sexually harassed anyone at work…as far as I know. I hope I haven’t done it in my personal life. I hope at my very worst, I’ve only been annoying. But, I am positive I have inadvertently made someone feel uncomfortable in the past. For that, I apologize to anyone who I may have ever offended. The last thing I want is for anyone to feel pressure or discomfort from being around me, other than normal reasons to find me unpleasant. I don’t want to be THAT guy, so I will try to keep it in mind for the rest of my life.

I was actually thinking about that over the past few years. It’s OK if everyone else needs the #MeToo campaign. Nobody is perfect, especially me. Sometimes a little push is necessary.

I’m not surprised how many women I know who typed “#MeToo.” I would be more surprised to meet a woman who claims she’s never been harassed. I’ve lived with girls. I have a mother. I have sisters. I have a lot of friends who are girls, and I was never blind to it in the workplace. In almost every instance, I watched the perpetrator get away with it.

And, it seems you’ll have a hard time finding a man who wasn’t sexually harassed. At least, that’s what I’m seeing on social media. Here’s the thing, dudes. The #MeToo campaign wasn’t created for you to hijack it.

I’ve been sexually harassed. I’m sure it’s happened a few times, but only one stands out. It was terrible and made me dread going to work. I actually requested a transfer and I got it. The moral of this is, only the one stands out to me.

Yes, it’s terrible to be sexually harassed whether you’re a man or a woman. But, men are not subjected to it nearly as often. Men don’t face the humiliation nearly as much. Men are rarely put into the position where they don’t have the power, or they’re physically weaker. Men are rarely harassed to the point where they have fear. Even as bad as my situation became, I never had fear. Hell, even when they make a movie about it, the harasser is Demi Moore. So, guys. Shut up. This time, it’s not about you. But, good job of using the #MeToo campaign to perfectly illustrate that you. don’t. get. it.

The other people who don’t get it are the conservatives using the Weinstein issue to promote their agendas. If the agenda is to end sexual harassment, good. Use it. Politicize it. But, that’s not the agenda.

Every political cartoonist has drawn on the Weinstein issue. That includes the conservative cartoonists, but each time they do it, it’s to attack Democrats. One of them has drawn on it three days in a row with the same message (for him, it’s the new Benghazi). I saw another one criticize NBC for not covering the issue…though NBC has been covering the issue. Of course, none of those people criticized Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, or Donald Trump. For them, sexual harassment is a partisan issue. Conservatives don’t get irony or hypocrisy. They rarely get humor.

Donald Trump Jr. is another conservative who doesn’t get hypocrisy. He tweeted at Jimmy Kimmel to tell some Weinstein jokes. Kimmel sent Jr. the Access Hollywood tape where his daddy bragged about grabbing vaginas. Don Jr. once famously said that women who can’t handle a little sexual harassment should go teach kindergarten.

Ted Cruz sent out a tweet that the Clinton Foundation should get rid of all the money Weinstein donated to them. Maybe the charity should donate it to charity.

Then, there are the schmucks at Fox News. Tucker Carlson said, “many powerful people knew what Harvey Weinstein was doing, and not only ignored his crimes, but actively took his side against his many victims.” Is he describing Hollywood and Weinstein, or Fox News and Roger Ailes? Nobody at Fox knew what was going on? Oh wait. They had previous settlements as well. Again, conservatives don’t get hypocrisy.

Sean Hannity said, “Liberals love to be so sanctimonious, holier than thou, but they’re really hypocrites.” Yeah, hypocritical would be politicizing this while having dinner at the White House with Donald Trump, the chief pussy grabber.

Donald Trump said it wasn’t a surprise to learn about Weinstein. It’s not a surprise that Trump can flagrantly wield the sword of hypocrisy, but while Weinstein has been ostracized, after Ailes was fired Trump brought him on as an adviser.

Bill O’Reilly isn’t getting off the hook here. He tweeted at CNN’s Jake Tapper about his low ratings. Tapper replied with, “Low’ would be sexually harassing staffers and then getting fired for it — humiliated in front of the world. Now THAT would be low.”

Low is using the Weinstein issue and neglecting to focus on the victims. If you don’t have anything to say regarding the seriousness of the issue, or even to acknowledge that it’s a non-partisan, maybe you should just shut the hell up.

Next time you see or hear “me too,” maybe you should just listen.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.

What You Signed Up For


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Every now and then, someone will purchase a signed print of one of my cartoons. This cartoon probably won’t get any takers. Who wants Trump’s orange ass on their wall, other than Trump sycophants? Mmmmmm…Trump butt.

I get a little self-conscience when I draw several Trump cartoons in one week. I know they make some of my clients nervous, and I should draw on other subjects in addition to Donald Trump anyway. I have a brand new client in Montana, and this will be the first cartoon they receive from me. Let’s hope it’s not the last. “Boy, I can’t wait to see what the new cartoonist sends us….AAAGH!!!”  Though I did receive a first last week and that was an editor submitting a cartoon idea on Trump (which I didn’t use). That may not count though as it was from hippy liberal California.

This cartoon will probably go over great on the internet, but unlike some cartoonists, I’m not working exclusively for Facebook shares (but please share).

One of my policies on drawing Trump cartoons is to make sure the cartoon is about a specific issue, and that it doesn’t merely tell the reader what a horrible human being Trump is. We know he’s horrible. I believe the cartoon should tell us what he did today that makes him so horrible. This one might be bending my rule, though I occasionally break them.

Enough creative notes and my insecurities. Let’s talk about what Trump did today that makes him such a horrible person.

Donald Trump is a horrible person. It’s really hard to find something positive about the guy. When pressed to do so, Hillary Clinton couldn’t do it so she complimented his children…who are also horrible people. Trump is so horrible that the nice things he says about himself usually turns out to be horrible when they’re not actual lies. He’s the kind of guy who, with few exceptions, surrounds himself with horrible people.

So, what did he do this week that was horrible? He fucked up expressing condolences. How in the hell does one mess up giving a condolence? It’s the most unselfish thing you can do. Yet, Donald Trump has to make it about himself, use it to criticize his predecessor, lie about him, turn it into a contest, use the death of his Chief-of-Staff’s son for a political purpose, and when he does finally make the call he tells the widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for.”

Darth Vader probably gave a better condolence call to the widows of the admirals he force-strangled than Trump gave to the widow of the soldier who died in the Niger ambush.

Now, the report that Trump told a Gold Star widow that her husband “knew what he did for, but it still hurts,” comes from a third-hand account. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Democrat from Florida, was present during the call and the phone was on speaker. Wilson personally knew the family and had worked with the slain soldier in the past. Wilson also claims Trump didn’t know her husband’s name.

Trump has responded to the accusation with a tweet. He claims the congresswoman is fabricating the story and he has proof. So who do we believe? The Congresswoman who knew the young soldier, or the guy who threatened he had tapes of James Comey and proof that President Obama was born in another country? Hmmm…decisions, decisions.

But, hey! He’s finally talking about the soldiers who died from the ambush in Niger. Granted, it’s still all about Trump, but he’s talking about it.

Trump does a lot of horrible stuff on a daily basis, so I’m not going to run down everything that makes him such a sack of crap, but let’s bring up a few more where it concerns his “respect” for the military and those who serve.

He attacked a Gold Star family who dared to criticize him at the Democratic National Convention. The day after his inauguration, Trump stood in the lobby of CIA headquarters in Langley, before a wall of stars honoring intelligence officers who died in service, and lied about his crowd sizes. During the campaign, he said John McCain was not a war hero, then said he was only a war hero because he was captured and that he “doesn’t like people who are captured.”

If the soldiers killed in Niger had merely been captured, would Trump not like them and claim they’re not war heroes?

Yesterday, Trump threw a warning at McCain. He was still wearing the unchanged diaper he loaded after McCain criticized his nationalism. Trump told us that right now he’s being nice. He said, “I’m being very nice. I’m being very, very nice. But at some point, I fight back, and it won’t be pretty.”

Nicole Wallace, a former staffer in the George W. Bush administration and McCain’s presidential campaign put it best. She said, “nothing you do is pretty.”

And on that note, I’m giving you a cartoon that is not pretty.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.

Hazards


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A few weeks before the election last November, I was sitting in a bar drawing a cartoon. No, I wasn’t drinking but I had to draw two cartoons for clients and by no fault of my own (honestly), my home was being smoke bombed to kill bed bugs. Seriously.

I couldn’t drink or even engage in conversations because I needed to concentrate on drawing for The Costa Rica Star and The Seattle Times that day. And, I wasn’t paying much attention to the few people who were around me. I just wanted to focus on my cartoons and steal the establishment’s Wi-Fi. But, what sticks in my memory from that day were the comments made by an older gentleman.

This man had just walked in, and he was obviously a regular and a day drinker. The bartender asked him who he planned to vote for. Usually, you don’t talk politics in a bar, but it was kinda dead and she knew the guy, so the odds of anyone getting a beer bottle broken over the head or a fork stuck in their eye were very low.

The man seemed resigned to voting for Trump. I could have stereotyped the guy as a Trump voter, but he didn’t seem excited about his choices. He didn’t look insane, so maybe I could have had a civilized conversation with him if I had started one, but I don’t campaign to change minds in bars.

When the guy said he was voting for Trump, he elaborated as though he needed a reason other than having a recent lobotomy. He said he was voting for Trump because his son was in the military, and since Trump was a Republican that meant he was pro-military.

That’s an old myth that needs to be eradicated.

I wanted to point out to the guy that Trump had disparaged a POW, a Gold Star family, and had dodged the draft, none of which can be called “pro-military.” But, I was in a bar and on two deadlines, and it’s hard to draw with a fork in your eyeball. I would not have won Hillary a vote that day. I suspect the bartender, a very nice lady, was not voting for Trump, and she took the same tact. She asked the question, and continued the conversation as if she merely wanted to know, not engage in a debate. Maybe she was asking questions to know which patrons deserved a little pee in their drinks.

Back to this old adage that Republicans are more respectful of the military than Democrats; This is as old as the argument that conservatives are more patriotic which also makes me nauseous.

Republicans are only better at the narrative they’re more patriotic, better at foreign policy, better at defending us from terrorism, and care more about those who serve than Democrats. It’s kinda like the false belief they’re better at the economy. The only thing the GOP has been better with over the past several decades is standing on soapboxes, being demagogues over it, and taking credit for Democrats’ accomplishments.

Republicans ignored the warnings before 9/11. Republicans started a wrong war in Iraq. Republicans started a war without any provocation. How well did George W. Bush handle the war in Afghanistan? Who let bin Laden slip away? Which president killed bin Laden?

Which party cuts spending on military pay, VA benefits, and treatment for PTSD? Which party cuts spending on embassy security?

Trump has been very hawkish toward the military. He has equated his prep school to military experience. He has inquired about increasing our arsenal of nuclear weapons. He’s goading “Little Rocket Man.” He’s talked about attacking Venezuela. He’s bombing runways in Syria after giving them a phone call to get out of the way. He’s really good at playing Battleship, but when it comes to the actual duties required of Commander in Chief, all his boats sink.

After Americans were killed in Benghazi, Republicans shouted and screamed about Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s liability. They held scores of investigations. They’re still screaming about it at Fox News. Two weeks ago, four American soldiers were killed in the nation of Niger. I really wanted to watch Fox News the next day to see who messed up in pronouncing “Niger.”

Trump did not mention the deaths of American service members in Niger until yesterday, after a reporter asked him about the issue at a chaotic press conference. It took Trump two weeks, and only after being pressed on it by the “fake news” to mention the deaths in Niger. When the bodies were returned from Benghazi, Obama and Clinton were at the airport. When the remains from Niger arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Trump’s fat ass was on a golf course.

That’s the logic of Republicans for you. Hate a president for golfing all the time, so elect a president who owns golf courses. Perhaps, Trump would have been there if that voice in his head told him they had died fighting for the national anthem.

Yesterday, Trump talked about how tough it is for him to call families of service members who are killed in the line of duty. He said many presidents didn’t do that, and that Obama never did.

When asked about his lie that Obama never called the families, Trump backtracked and said it was something someone told him. Who told him? That voice in his head?

This truly pissed off former Obama staff members. Former deputy national security adviser Benjamin J. Rhodes said, “this is an outrageous and disrespectful lie even by Trump standards. Also, Obama never attacked a Gold Star family.”

Former Attorney General Eric Holder tweeted, “stop the damn lying. I went to Dover AFB with 44 and saw him comfort the families of both the fallen military & DEA.”

Alyssa Mastromonaco, former White House deputy chief of staff got upset most of all. She tweeted, “that’s a fucking lie. to say president Obama (or past presidents) didn’t call the family members of soldiers KIA – he’s a deranged animal.”

Dotard, moron, deranged animal. Lately, there seems to be an international contest for best Trump insult.

This man has information at his fingertips, yet he will believe something someone tells him based on his desire to believe it. That might be an OK policy for your tinfoil-wearing crazy uncle sharing memes created by Russian trolls on Facebook, but it’s a huge flaw for a president. Presidents, especially in military situations with lives at stake, should work on actual information, not on what they want to believe.

Trump also used the deaths of soldiers to once again attack Obama. How is this supportive of the military? How is this honorable? How is this patriotic?

Former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele hypothesized that Trump was caught flat-footed by the question. He wasn’t prepared, didn’t expect to be called out on it, and since he hadn’t actually done anything yet, went to his greatest hits which is to attack Obama. Trump had not called the families or written letters to them yet. He said he was going to do it later in the day (two weeks after), and his defense for not doing it yet was to create a lie that other presidents never did what he was going to eventually get around to doing.

There are reports that Trump doesn’t ever call families or write letters, and that he throws it off on military commanders. I’m not sure how comforting it would be for the families to receive a garbled letter written with crayon anyway.

The next time someone talks about Republicans being more patriotic, better at defending America, or how they love the military more than you do, ask them for proof. That old guy in the bar, ask him how he knows this? He said he had to vote for Trump because his son was in the military. I can’t think of a better reason not to vote for Trump. I wouldn’t want to put anyone’s lives in Trump’s tiny piglet fingers, less enough a family member’s.

I’m in favor of Trump playing more golf. Maybe the more time he spends on the back nine will be less time he is asked to make important decisions. Better yet, I think he should take an early retirement for golf. Voting against Trump was a vote for the military and those who serve. If you voted for Trump, you failed at protecting America. Getting Trump out of office now will be the best thing for the military and all Americans.

It’s the patriotic thing to do.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.

Putrid In Puerto Rico


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In addition to being without electricity, phone service, and internet for the majority of the citizens of Puerto Rico, access to clean water is extremely limited. For many Puerto Ricans, the water they do have access to is dangerous, and even life-threatening.

Since Hurricane Maria hit the island (which is a part of the United States and the people there are American citizens, Republicans), many people are drawing water from Superfund sites.

What many of those drawing water from these sites, like the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Superfund site, don’t realize is that the water is toxic. Drinking water from these sources can lead to liver disease and high risks of cancer. The local government has already attributed four deaths caused by drinking the water. Some residents have reported extreme stomach pains.

How are the residents supposed to know the water they’re drinking is toxic when they can’t get information? Most probably aren’t aware the president has expressed more concern over kneeling football players than starving Puerto Ricans.

Donald Trump has blamed the limited access to water on local authorities and said distribution efforts shouldn’t be the military’s job. Trump, who has responded like a baby with a full diaper to criticism of his response to the crisis, has warned Puerto Rico that the federal government can’t stay and help them forever. He’s made comments about the islands poor electrical grid before the storm, how Puerto Rico needs to figure out their debt situation, and that Puerto Ricans need to help themselves. How empathetic.

Democratic Bennie Thompson of Mississippi wants the Department of Homeland Security to investigate reports that people are drinking contaminated water. I’m not sure what that investigation will solve, as we already know people are drinking toxic water. We are aware the federal government is doing a lousy job helping the people of Puerto Rico.

The federal response to aid Puerto Rico has been atrocious. The U.S. Navy hospital ship, Comfort, arrived on October 3, thirteen days after the hurricane hit the island. Today, half the beds on the ship lie empty. So far, 48 deaths have been attributed to Maria.

There should be visible signs of improvement to an area three weeks after it has been hit by a hurricane. Not people dying, calls for investigations, and still trying to figure out how to respond better. The president shouldn’t be threatening to bail on American citizens within three weeks of a natural disaster.

Trump has done his best to contaminate the entire nation with his orange toxins. Now people are dying from Trumpism.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.

Me Too


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If you’re a man and you don’t understand what I’m talking about with this cartoon, stop and think about it.

There were several things I was going to discuss in today’s column, but I’ve reconsidered. Today, I’m gonna leave you hanging and let the dudes among you figure it for themselves. And, I’m not talking about the cartoon.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print. All donations will receive my eternal gratitude.

Trumping Obama’s Legacy


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Other than proposing to build a ridiculously expensive and stupid wall on the border with Mexico, Donald Trump hasn’t presented any original ideas of his own. His legacy will be undoing Obama’s legacy.

Trump has yet to realize the presidency is bigger than him, that he’s a public servant, president for all the people and not just his incredibly shrinking base, or that the job entails more than ego gratification.

Just as Woogie couldn’t get over Mary in There’s Something About Mary, Trump can’t get over Obama. President Obama is smarter than Trump. He’s cooler, smoother, and much more articulate. Obama had high approval ratings when he left office where Trump’s are proving historically low. Obama was well liked while Trump is less popular than gonorrhea. Which prospect sounds more enticing, eight years of Trump or wicked, burning venereal disease? Gonorrhea please, and thank you.

Trump can’t get over Obama. The guy even attacked him in front of Boy Scouts.

Trump has held a grudge against Obama before he had a reason to hate him. Trump was the biggest advocate of birtherism in this nation. Nobody campaigned harder on the racist lie that Obama was illegitimate. Obama ribbed Trump so hard at the White House Correspondents Dinner, that today Trump won’t even attend the dinner as president.

When Trump talks about enacting a new health plan, he talks more about how terrible Obamacare is than how great his own plan is. He tells us he’s just going to let Obamacare die…and then he stabs it. He’s shortening the enrollment date and cutting the advertising budget by 90%. If more people sign up for Obamacare, it’s not going to die. For Obamacare to die, it’s going to need a great big orange push. The biggest gripe he has with Obamacare is that it has Obama’s name.

Trump is ending DACA, a program that allows people to stay in this nation that were brought here, by no choice of their own, by their parents. These young people are effectively Americans. This is home to them, and they’re making this country a better place. Many are skilled and highly educated. Trump doesn’t care if he ruins lives and makes this nation weaker. Allowing them to stay was an Obama initiative, and he can’t have that.

Trump has pulled us out of the Paris Climate Agreement, and he’s reversing Obama’s climate policy. He doesn’t need to understand anything about it other than Obama got us into it.

He’s banning transgenders from serving in the military. Why? You guessed it. Obama allowed them to serve. Trump didn’t even discuss the issue with the military. He surprised them with a tweet. He talks about making our military more effective yet, he wants to kick people out we’ve spent millions of dollars training.

Now he’s trying to kill the treaty we have with Iran that prevents them from having a nuclear weapon. The Obama administration spent two years on this deal. It involves every member of the United Nations Security Council, us, Great Britain, France, China, and Russia, as well as Germany and the European Union.

The treaty with Iran prevents them from developing nuclear weapons. Republicans love to say it helps them acquire nuclear weapons. That’s an argument they haven’t explained. Iran has been in compliance with the agreement. For some reason, Republicans believe destroying a treaty that Iran is abiding by, that prevents them from acquiring nuclear weapons, will somehow make the world safer.

Trump argues that we gave Iran millions of dollars in the treaty. That’s a lie. We returned money to Iran that we froze in 1979. It’s Iran’s money.

Trump wants a better deal with Iran that was negotiated over two years between several nations, allies, and adversaries. I don’t see how that’s possible since the current treaty was negotiated by people a lot smarter than Trump and his cronies. If anything, Trump has proven that he is not a good deal-maker.

Yanking us out of the Iran treaty will betray our allies and tell our enemies that they can’t trust us. Why should North Korea even talk to us if we’re liars? How bad is it that our president is coming off as more extreme and radical than the Iranian regime?

But, forget all that. Screw the safety of the world. Forget even reading the agreement before you get rid of it. The most important thing is Trump’s ego. He’s serving a constituency of one, himself.

Obama’s legacy, lives of Dreamers, the climate, world safety, etc. Trump would rather piss on it all than having anything positive left behind by Obama. Or in his case, he’ll hire Russian hookers to do it.

Creative note: I’m not totally insane. I realize most of my clients won’t run this cartoon (if they even get it). But, I provide seven cartoons a week to them, and they can pick and choose what they want. So, occasionally they’re going to get something a little dangerous from me.

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