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  • Wednesday, 21 September 2016 , By Mark Fiore

    Gloater-in-Chief

    The Donald Trump speech style seems to be one perpetual political rant with frequent business venture plugs thrown in for good measure.  Remember the Trump Steaks press conference?  We were recently treated to the promise of a Grand Trump Announcement about his Birther status.  The announcement quickly turned into an off-the-cuff advertisement for the brand-new Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.  (And endorsements by a number of Medal of Honor winners thrown in for good measure.)

    But wait, there’s more.  There’s always more.  Trump was definitely, clearly, for certain the first person with the amazing foresight to realize the Chelsea Bombing was, in fact, a bombing.  And he wasn’t afraid to announce it as such when everyone else was rushing around trying to do something as silly as confirm the facts.  Next stop, get tough!  Wait, you don’t understand that policy plan?  He’ll say it louder:  GET TOUGH!

    Meanwhile, tweets broke that George H.W. Bush is planning to vote for Hillary Clinton, one can only hope that The Donald doesn’t treat him with the same patriotic affection as John McCain.  Now, sadly, more shootings of unarmed African American men by police will give fodder to Trump’s tough on crime side, with a good chance of more race-baiting.  Ugh.  Those polls are getting scarier.  In the meantime, enjoy the cartoon and be sure to check out what’s happening over on my Patreon page

  • Wednesday, 14 September 2016 , By Mark Fiore

    Deplorables

    It’s been a tough week for Hillary, between her “basket of deplorables” comment and her keeling over from pneumonia on September 11th.  (I still, for the life of me, don’t understand why she said “I’m feeling great” about an hour after the keeling-over incident.  A normal human may have said something like, “I have pneumonia, not feeling so good but I’m getting better!”)

    Rather than focus on the dueling medical reports, I wanted to dive deeper into candidate Clinton’s “deplorable” comment.  Her comments sure sounded a little reckless and unwise, but maybe there’s a bigger strategy I’m missing— although, however truthful, it just seemed like a stupid thing to say.  Maybe we should take a closer look at who is actually supporting Donald Trump.

    The Trump campaign ad that paints a gloriously patriotic, noble vision of his supporters while hammering Hillary misses the fact that if you support a guy who is a racist xenophobe, that kinda’ sorta’ makes you a racist xenophobe.  If you support Donald Trump, you’re supporting a guy who has urged protestors to be violently attacked, spoken fondly of internment camps and admires the strength of a petro-state strongman, among (many, many) other things.  Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to visit my Patreon page for more!

  • Wednesday, 07 September 2016 , By Mark Fiore

    Turning A Corner

    Poor Little Suzie Newsykins, she’s trying so hard to keep up and make sense of her summer spent soaking up the presidential campaign.  Little Suzie learns everything she knows from grownups, unfortunately.  How the summer has flown by, why, it seems like just yesterday that Donald Trump was calling a judge of Mexican heritage unfit because of his Mexican heritage.  (That was in June.)

    The hits keep coming, and Trump’s measured, level-headed presidential nature is always just around the corner.  But Hillary has her problems, here’s hoping they aren’t insurmountable.  Regardless of the right-wing witch hunt, she’s bound to have some “ethical challenges” thanks to running the State Department while being involved with the $2 billion Clinton Foundation.  (Actually, the full name of the foundation is the “Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.”  Let's not forget the foundation actually does things, like saving lives and helping kids.)  

    Clearly Trump is an idiot who should not be president, but Hillary Clinton keeps getting tripped up by minefields like this— and not all of the mines are manufactured Fox News fantasies.  Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to check out more info and other goodies over here on my Patreon page.

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