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Big Nasty Georgia Peach


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While Democrats are really disappointed by losing the special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional district, Republicans are euphoric.

During the time of the primaries and the general election, the United Kingdom called and held an election for Parliament. We really take a long time with elections as our presidential campaigns last over two years. Sheesh!

There are challenges for both parties to take away from this election.

For the Republicans, they can’t get too excited. This was a seat they’ve held since Jimmy Carter was president. It’s a seat they usually win by large margins but with Trump in office, they’re barely clinging to them. They won Georgia by about four points.

They’re also gleeful that they’re 4-0 with special elections since Trump took office. They see these wins as proof that Trump is not hurting the down-ballot candidates. What they won’t mention on the news shows is that each of those wins was in very conservative districts in Georgia, Montana, Kansas, and South Carolina. They’re supposed to win these districts without much of any challenges, but they’re barely hanging onto them.

The challenge for Democrats is, don’t lose hope. They can’t let these losses cut into their enthusiasm or destroy their resistance. These were very red districts.

The midterm elections will be held next year and in politics, a year is a long time. A year of Donald Trump will give Democrats more ammunition, enthusiasm, and Republicans less to cling to. There are about 70 districts across the nation currently held by Republicans that are more susceptible for Democrats to flip. And maybe each seat won’t take over $50 million combined by both parties.

Some pundits are saying Jon Ossoff should have run harder to the left. He ran as a civil person and didn’t focus on Donald Trump. Being civil and reasonable won’t attract Republicans so I don’t see how being confrontational will. He was a good candidate for this district.

I saw some posts on social media from people blaming Bernie Sanders and saying everything he touches dies. I don’t see it that way. Who was he going to support in this election?

Karen Handel won the race by avoiding Donald Trump. He didn’t campaign for her and she didn’t mention his name until her victory speech. Then her crowd started shouting “Trump” repeatedly. It reminded me of the rally I attended in Virginia which made me feel like I stepped into a 1923 Munich Beer Hall.

Now that Handel has her seat she’s gonna have to kiss Trump’s seat. For that, just imagine it’s a Georgia peach.

A great big nasty Georgia peach.

Creative notes: Some of my clients may be afraid of this cartoon since it shows buttocks. I usually avoid butts in cartoons but a lot of my colleagues draw them all the freaking time. Some of them draw them so much I’m starting to think they have issues. I tried to make it look as much as a peach as possible. For them, pretend it’s a peach.

I had another idea on a different subject which will also scare my clients. Even if I have to put it off tomorrow (depending on what happens in the news), I am determined to draw it this week. I should probably do something this week that won’t freak my editors out.

I am currently blogging this from Starbucks at 6:40 a.m. as my home internet went out around 3:00 a.m. I don’t know. I unplugged stuff and plugged it back in. I’ll be screaming at someone later today.

Starbucks is really fricking cold this morning and there are screaming/squealing children which made it very hard to write. I’m going home.

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It’s Always In The Last Place You Look


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Have you checked your pockets and couch cushions? Maybe it’s off the Korean peninsula or the Indian Ocean. Check the Sunda Strait off the coast of Indonesia. Perhaps it’s in Fulton County.

Donald Trump is boasting that he’s done more in his first 90 days as president than any other American president has before him. He might have a point as I can’t think of any other who nearly got us into a nuclear confrontation and lost track of an aircraft carrier in that time frame.

Criticize Obama all you want about not acting on his “red line” threat with Syria, but at least he didn’t attempt to intimidate a rogue regime with an “armada” and then send it in the wrong direction. Trump has already confused Iraq for Syria. Maybe he confused North Korea with Australia. At least he still has Mike Pence’s steely gaze while wearing that leather bomber jacket to let them know he means business. Hope there’s no gay people in North Korea.

While that fleet was tooling around the wrong ocean Trump was bullying children at the White House Easter egg roll. A kid asked him to sign his “Make America Great Again” cap, and perhaps thinking he was doing the kid a favor, tossed it into the crowd after signing it. I hope Kim Jong-un was paying attention. Later he couldn’t find his heart. Melania, visiting from NYC, had to inform him where it was so he could put his hand over it during the singing of the national anthem.

One person who may not want to sport a MAGA hat is Karen Handel, the Republican who will be facing Democrat Jon Ossoff in a runoff for Georgia’s 6th District Congressional seat. Republican Bob Gray fancied himself the Trump guy but he only scored 10% of the vote in Tuesday’s special election. Ms. Handel won 19% and that still pales in comparison to Ossoff, who led the voting with 48%. Out of the eighteen candidates running for the seat vacated by Tom Price, who bailed to become Trump’s Health and Human Services secretary, twelve were Republicans. The GOP will rally around Handel to retain the seat for their party though all the GOP candidate’s combined vote total doesn’t match or beat Ossoff’s total. As Scooby would say, “ruh roh.”

The Sixth has been in Republican hands for over 30 years. Newt Gingrich used to hold it. Trump barely won the district last November and he may lose it for his party now. Republicans recently barely retained a seat in Kansas and almost lost it to the Democrats because of Trump. Kansas! Did I mention that other seat was in Kansas? The same Kansas where they outlawed science had people voting for a Democrat. Before you know it they’ll start reading books. Kansas!

Trump’s going to lose a lot for the Republican party. They’ve already lost their credibility and dignity. My biggest concern is what Trump will lose for the rest of us. I’m fine with him losing MAGA hats.

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