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Jilted Democrats


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I’m going to be accused, again, of being in Hillary Clinton’s camp. I’m not. In fact, there was a time I couldn’t stand her. That was back in the 1990s and to be honest, she wasn’t the only one who changed.

I like Hillary Clinton. I like Bernie Sanders too. I love there is a dialogue. Liking one does not mean you have to hate the other. Promising not to vote for the nominee because they beat your candidate is immature, childish, and extremely stupid.

Oh, you don’t trust Hillary? You question her judgement over her vote for war with Iraq? So do I. I also question Bernie’s judgement in believing the gun industry is the only American industry that shouldn’t be held liable in a court of law. So there.

Al Gore beat George W. Bush in the 2000 election. If all those Ralph Nader voters had voted for Gore then the election never would have been handed to the Supreme Court to then hand it over to the son of the guy who appointed a lot of them. We would probably still have had a recession, but we wouldn’t have doubled then tripled down on it with a war financed by tax cuts for the rich.

Keep supporting Bernie all the way to the convention. After Hillary gets the nomination, grow up. Stop being a baby. Stop whining. Get serious. Because despite the stupid and goofiness of the Republican party, they are serious. And what they have in store for this country is a hell of a lot worse than what Hillary or Bernie could ever inflict upon it.

Be smart. It’s kinda important.

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Iowa. The Morning After


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Iowa, you cheap slut.

Every presidential candidate goes to the First In The Nation contest  and talks about how much they love Iowa and how important the Hawkeye state is to them. After the caucuses they pretty much ignore it and probably confuse it for Idaho…except for Ben Carson who will confuse it for a Baltic state.

Here in Virginia, they don’t leave. Most senators and congressmen live here or in Maryland. Hell, Newt Gingrich still hasn’t left. Cooter, from Dukes Of Hazzard, is still here and waving a Confederate flag. And though she hasn’t been elected to anything and despite running for the U.S. Senate in California, Carly Fiorina lives here. If there is a God and he’s blessing me he’ll have her run for office in Virginia.

On Tuesday Iowa goes back to being a flyover state. Sorry, Iowa. Look up. They’ll be waving.

Every four years I see cartoons depicting Iowans becoming tired and frustrated with campaigns, candidates, robocalls, yard signs, etc. I call B.S. on that. Bring up the idea that Iowa should not be first in the nation and they scream bloody murder. You would think the Iowa caucus was in the Constitution, yet it’s not even regulated by the state. After the caucuses Iowa won’t be in national news unless they suffer a terrorist attack or field a decent football team. Neither is likely to happen. Neither John Wayne or John Wayne Gacy wanted to go back.

Iowa works as the first stop for candidates. It’s a smaller state and it’s easier for them to canvas. How it doesn’t work is that its not very representative of the nation. Its population is barely over three million and 91% of the citizens are white.  California and Florida are two examples of states that would better represent the nation’s demographic, except both states don’t suffer from lack of media exposure, California would be too much of  a canvasing headache and Florida is too crazy.

I haven’t drawn a sexual reference cartoon in a while. Disgusting, right?

I needed a little break. For me that was most of the weekend. Before last Sunday there were only two days in January without a new cartoon from me. I felt a little burnt out creatively near the end of last week. A day or two without drawing, and spending time eating popcorn and changing my TV channels to non-news stations would be refreshing, especially before the campaigns really get heated. I actually left my studio for a few hours on Saturday. I never go anywhere. I’ve been a beard-growing hermit lately.

Think this election has been crazy so far? Now it’s really going to pick up. I’m stoked.

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