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Garry Trudeau
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Donald Trump seems to be the master of being everything to everybody, sometimes taking contradictory positions in the same day. Which should mean that people will figure out that you can’t believe anything he says. Instead, his run-on mouth seems to be working for him, giving him tons of free media exposure. And the people who support him don’t seem to care if he lies to them. He’s almost like an abusive spouse, whose victim is willing to forgive him for any transgression.



  1. Ralph wrote:

    Thanks IK. I’ve said it here once and I’ll say it again, Doonesbury’s the best!

    On a related note, I’m kinda disappointed Trump didn’t pick Newt as running mate. With six (6, count ’em!) wives and ex’s between them as ostensible leaders of the (wink-wink) “family values” party, the jokes would practically write themselves.

    But Trump/Pence could be fun too, the Creamsicle Ticket. Artificially orange-colored on the outside, blinding white on the inside. I trust the irony is not lost that Trump, the self-proclaimed (artificial) outsider, picks an establishment insider for running mate. How are his rabid anti-establishment devotees supposed to square that circle? Not to mention them being on opposing sides on many, and more, of the issues on Doonesbury’s list above (notwithstanding Trump’s own flip-flops). I imagine the clueless faithful will argue he’s just covering all the bases. Now that’s how you hedge AND achieve tremendous Party unity, amiright? Done and done!

    Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 9:41 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Yeah, I’m actually out of town for a (very long) weekend, so I prepared most of these posts beforehand. I didn’t know that Trump would pick Pence when I scheduled this post, but it is a wonderful coincidence that not only is Trump on both sides of every issue, that he picked a running mate who is in may ways his exact opposite, including, as you point out, not in any way like those things that Trump’s ardent supporters seem to love about him.

    Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11:20 pm | Permalink