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Obama’s Fault


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I covered this topic last August. Here, take a look at the cartoon. Last August. At what point do trump supporters stop beating up protesters, specifically minorities, at his rallies?

What’s even worse, the latest incident in Fayetteville, North Carolina is even more horrible because the man assaulted was the one taken down by police. The man who assaulted him, who moved over several feet to sucker punch the kid, in front of the police, wasn’t bothered. He has since been charged.

Trump’s campaign says they’re not responsible. Despite Trump stating how he’d like to punch protesters and that he’d pay legal defenses for anyone who does.

Trump’s spokespeople say it happens at other rallies. I’m sure there’s a lot of passion at all of the political rallies…except for Marco’s. I know there’s some pushing and shoving at Hillary’s events. Maybe some toes stepped on at Sanders’. A bible or two gets aggressively thumped at a Cruz hootinanny. But you don’t see Bernie Sanders telling his people to steal the protesters’ jackets in Burlington in January and then kick them outside to freeze.

And yet we keep hearing how this is Obama’s fault. That the president is so divisive and the GOP Congress couldn’t work with him and his tone and tenure created the atmosphere that allowed the likes of Donald Trump to destroy the Republican party and make it look like our nation is failing a massive IQ test. Of course the snapperheads who believe that also once thought Sarah Palin was presidential material. And that numb nuts they made their last nominee who recently said Trump would be a disaster for this country? Yeah, that guy. He practically threw a ticker-tape parade for the Trump’s endorsement in 2012.

But seriously? The Tea Party? The promise of a Congress to make the president a one-termer? Birtherism? Questioning his religion? Screaming “you lie” during the state of the union? None of that paved the road for this? Republicans have blamed Obama for a lot, but stating he is the one who destroyed their party is just insane.

They did that all on their own….unless it’s Obama’s fault they don’t like black presidents.

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Just Say No


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I think Nancy Reagan carried herself with grace. She was extremely loyal to her husband. Years after they left the White House she bucked her party and supported Stem Cell Research and gun control.

I also think she put herself on a pedestal and was seriously out of touch with normal people. That didn’t matter so much because most people loved her. Her belief in psychics was wacky and not something I would want a mile within the White House, less enough sleeping with the leader of the free world. Her decorating the White House was snobby as Hell (though she did refurbish parts that were falling apart). What she is most associated with is her “Just Say No” campaign which might have been the most tone deaf answer in the history of public relations. Oh you have a problem that’s destroying your life and killing you? Just say “no.”

Reagan has mythological status among Republicans. That’s because his accomplishments are a total myth. Most people will say he was a good president because “he made us feel good about ourselves.” That’s the same mindset that’s currently giving us Donald Trump.

Republicans exhibit hypocrisy on a massive level when it comes to their idolatry of Reagan. If storing emails on a personal server is bad then why is it OK to trade weapons for hostages? If four dead Americans in Benghazi should have endless investigations then why worship a man who got over 200 killed in Beirut? If a nuclear deal with Iran is bad, then why is it OK with the Soviet Union and actually sell weapons to Iran? If raising taxes is so terrible then why is it OK Reagan did it seven times?

The scandals in the Reagan administration resulted in the investigation, indictment, or conviction of over 138 administration officials. None for Obama.

Though the Reagans were tone deaf toward minorities, the poor, women, Apartheid and the AIDS epidemic, I do believe people (most) are complicated and there were great qualities in Nancy Reagan. I believe she exhibited most of her class after she left the White House, and even further after her husband’s death. I wonder what Ronnie would think of his party today, that he set it on the path toward.

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An intelligent Debate?


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I watched the Democratic Debate last night. The candidates didn’t create nicknames for each other. No one was called a “liar.” There was talk about the Flint water crisis, student debt, trade, bailouts, the auto industry. There wasn’t a penis reference. There wasn’t a booger. It was so boring.

The lowest jab might have been when Sanders referenced the Republican debate as proof that we need to do more for mental health.

In comparison nobody comes off looking presidential, or even as an adult, at the Republican debates. There’s no maturity or intellectualism, which of course are bad things in GOP Land. The Republicans actually lauded Michigan governor Rick Snyder a hero in the Flint water crisis. What?

Even though I could watch ten more Republican debates because they’re so entertaining, I think we’ve had enough for this cycle. If you don’t know where the candidates stand by this point then you’re an idiot. I’m not saying you should have your mind made up, as I’m not entirely decided either. But I know where the candidates stand.

I usually avoid drawing cartoons of people watching television. I’ve drawn way too many of those in years past. But sometimes it’s unavoidable because watching TV is what people do. And it’s hard to avoid it when the topic is the content your kids are watching.

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