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How Many Conservatives Will Believe This?

© Tom Tomorrow

Too bad this comic didn’t have room to verify all of the false rumors and lies that have been circulated about Obama during his presidency.

Also published on Medium.



  1. Dan wrote:

    Most true educated intelligent conservatives which actually pay attention to the actual issues may get a smile out of this, however, that is the small majority of Republican voters, and that majority or voters will be sending me e-mails with this post saying “see I told you so!!”
    So sad. Before now I had posted many times here and on Facebook “Welcome to the Plutocracy” Well, folks, very soon it will stop hiding in the shadows, step center stage, and formally take over the United States. I hope and pray I am wrong.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:05 am | Permalink
  2. JWHAT wrote:

    You hit on one of my pet peeves.

    The Republican Party started a campaign of broadcasting “false rumors and lies” in the mid-80s vilifying the Democratic Party, progressive/liberal ideas and legitimate journalism. It started with talk radio and has progressed to the point of owning a successful cable “news” network with Fox News.

    There is no denying the success of this strategy. It has withstood any attempts at knocking down with truth or truthiness. What keeps me up at nights is wondering how in the world to combat this. Unfortunately, my thinking keeps coming to the conclusion that it tends to be the less “enlightened” (for want of a better word) citizens that fall for this and the only way to get them on “our” side is to take the same approach.

    Then my next thought is…Jesus, that sucks.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:14 am | Permalink
  3. Don in Waco wrote:

    With the most recent irony of R’s critical of Hollywood elitism (Streep speech, et al) having elected a Reality TV star (and Reagan also), it follows that they simply would not understand the comic and dismiss it entirely as leftist propoganda. From personal experience observed from social media (no unfriending as I considered it opposition research) a large part of Trump supporters are irony deficient, independent of education, age, etc. I could continue on the irony deficiency as pun/analogy for affecting red blood cell counts but even my jokes are anemic these days.

    Hey, BTW, for some odd reason I haven’t checked into the site since before the election so I’ve had an entertaining morning’s read catching up. We live in interesting times.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:52 am | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    The solution is to round up large numbers US citizens into camps and force them to learn logic, probability theory and critical thinking. Then release them into key Republican strongholds where they can subvert traditional thinking and raise an army of ivory tower intellectuals to replace the established regime.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 11:10 am | Permalink
  5. Ralph wrote:

    Hmm, re-education camps. Where have we heard that one before? Well, it was good enough for Mao or Kim Jong-Il & Son…then yeah, that’s the ticket!

    Sorry Anon, I’m sure you were being sarcastic there, but I do get your point. As they say, you can lead a horse to water but…

    The path forward is not a subversive or force-fed approach but rather one that gently and relentlessly persuades, that is, educates, with unprejudiced and objective information and irrefutable examples (Kansas is one of my favs). Relentless is key, though some will never be persuaded on certain issues, of course, whether it’s anti-vaxxers from the left or climate change deniers from the right, so we move on from there. That’s why we need to fight for increased support for public education, at all levels, and that doesn’t mean simply throwing more money at it. Education is not an expense, it’s an investment in our future both economically and politically. Ignorance breeds fear and invites predatory leadership. “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” – Edward R. Murrow

    For what it’s worth, as for generally objective sources of news and information on events and issues of the day, I generally start off with: and and move on to the NYT and WaPo from there.

    Peace and gravy.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
  6. ebdoug wrote:

    another objective source unless I’m wrong (and it is free with ads)

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 4:47 am | Permalink
  7. Ralph wrote:

    Came across this interview of David Bowie by the BBC in 2000 discussing the internet and it’s potential impact on society. “I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg…on the cusp of something both exhilarating and terrifying…it’s an alien life form…the sympatico between provider and user…will crush our ideas of what mediums are all about”.

    Incredibly prescient. Here’s a short clip thereof.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:48 am | Permalink