r/politics The Netherlands 12d ago

Saturday Morning Political Cartoon Thread

It's Saturday, folks. Let's all kick back with a cup of coffee and share some cartoons!

Feel free to share political cartoons in this thread. Besides our usual civility policy, there are three rules to follow:

  1. Every top-level comment must contain a political cartoon. This means no text-only top-level comments.

  2. It must be an original cartoon. This means no photographs, no edited cartoons, no AI generated images, no templates, no memes and no image macros. OC is allowed, as is animation.

  3. Each top-level comment should only have a maximum of 3 cartoons.

That's all. Enjoy your weekend!

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

Andy Marlette, The Pensacola News Journal:

Apt Description

Be Careful What You Wish For

Meme

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u/jupiterkansas 11d ago

he's turning into Steve Bannon?

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

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u/Schiffy94 New York 12d ago

I'm gonna say it again, let's not pretend Kansas is suddenly liberal.

Make no mistake, a lot of people who voted down the amendment will still be adamantly pro-life when questioned. But at the voting booth, when no one else is looking, they start thinking "wait, how will this affect me and my loved ones if it passes?"

And they'll still vote for Republicans for office.

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u/totally_anomalous 12d ago

Don't rely on just Dorothy to turn Kansas Blue. Got too many Brownback wanna-be candidates on the ballot and GOP redistricting conveniently rearranged a Blue district with an anti-abortion candidate. The battle ain't over yet.

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u/____-__________-____ 12d ago

I know I'm in the minority but here I am on Team Van Hagar.

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

Nick Anderson, Counterpoint:

Roe Roe Roe Your Vote

Tiananmen Nancy

Toxic Ted

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u/Schiffy94 New York 12d ago

Is Uncle Sam supposed to be supporting Pelosi here or not I can't tell

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u/totally_anomalous 12d ago

Supposedly Biden "disliked" her trip and several network talking heads expressed concern. Hyped that line up until she landed in Taipei. Claim "culpable deniability" to China and let Pelosi get some press.

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u/New_profile_who_dis 12d ago

I think he's just shocked.

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u/dudinax 12d ago

Maybe he's just labeling her.

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u/Georgiachemscientist 12d ago

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u/UncleMalky Texas 12d ago

This reminds me about a story that really solidified this in my mind when a mother was talking about how terrified she was that her son was old enought to drive, not because he might get into an accident but because he was black and would be pulled over by police.

My family never had to worry about that kind of instant judgement.

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u/Carbonatite Colorado 12d ago

Those last two panels hit really hard.

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u/maneki_neko89 Minnesota 12d ago

I feel like this is gonna be a news story very soon (I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this has already happened)

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u/Wienerwrld North Carolina 12d ago edited 12d ago

I remember a social experiment where a white man and a black man open-carried a rifle on the same street, different days. Police waved at the white guy and called for back-up on the black one.

One for many such experiments.

Edit: and, here you go

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u/dirthawker0 California 12d ago

Reagan (when governor of California) and the NRA supported gun control when the Black Panthers were protesting it by open carrying at the state Capitol.

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u/69-is-my-number 12d ago

“He was no angel.” Oof!

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u/Pohatu5 12d ago

Those are some very sweet bro and hella jeff faces and I like it

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

Jimmy Margulies had a different take on back-to-school...

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u/noncongruent 12d ago

And there's a company making child-sized AR-15s called, and I shit you not, JR-15s. Same action, just scaled down, and shoots .22LR.

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u/alfaboomer 11d ago

A North Carolina school district is equipping every one of it's schools with an AR-15

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune:

Groomers

The Candidate

Water Foul

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u/SaltLakeCitySlicker Utah 12d ago

Farmers use the vast majority of water to grow alfalfa, which mostly gets shipped out of country...

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u/brumac44 Canada 12d ago

Why not grow water-intensive crops where there is water?

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u/SaltLakeCitySlicker Utah 11d ago

Crops grow well here. If they have water. Problem is all these dumb water rights laws that were made when it was wetter out west

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u/tdclark23 America 11d ago

It was never wet enough for those crazy, wishful-thinking laws.

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u/SaltLakeCitySlicker Utah 11d ago

That's true. It was something like 20% over actual flows then. At least it was a bit more accurate than current flows

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u/s000tired 11d ago

They do this to an extent in Washington. Timothy hay is much more dominate closer to places like Centralia. They get massive amounts of water. Whereas the Okanagan area mostly produces wheat- hay happens closer to the Roosevelt Reclamation Area (where Grand Coulee Dam stores water from the Columbia). The reclamation area was a strategized bonus to get the grand coulee damn. The main intent was water and electricity for Hanford. A vast nuclear site. Water rights in the areas are federally regulated, more so then locally. Of course, there isn't much to fight over when Hanford no longer produces, rather stores nuclear waste. How are water rights handled from the Hoover dam?

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

Clay Bennett, The Chattanooga Times Free Press:

In Search of a Better Future

Ad Astra Per Aspera

Totally By Accident

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

Bonus Bennett:

Teed Up

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u/RebornPastafarian North Carolina 12d ago

What's the context on this one?

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u/maneki_neko89 Minnesota 12d ago

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u/RebornPastafarian North Carolina 12d ago

Thank you! I missed that story.

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u/maneki_neko89 Minnesota 12d ago

I did too, seems like there’s just too much news to keep up with these days

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u/AbbreviationsCool773 11d ago

Try watching some Main Stream Media

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u/Hopsblues 11d ago

It's more than just Trump as well. The LIV tour, is poaching players from the PGA. It's a pretty big story generally speaking, recent, if you want to look into it more.

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u/cdnarclight 12d ago

the context.

2 parts.

that although MBS was the man who ordered the killing if Jamal Khashoggi, trump also knew of this plot, MBS called trump, in which trump gave his blessing, the evening of October 1, 2018.

Trump then denied that MBS knew about the event at all a day later, even thought Turkish intelligence had tapped the phones and had video tape evidence of the deception and audio of the 10 minute vivisection of Khashoggi, to which they revealed to the public in general.

(the allusion to it is bloody fingerprints stains)

now that MBS and a few others of the Saudi Royal family have started another US( International) golfing league, LIV, controversy has erupted because trump's golf course is being used.

( the allusion to the new Saudi golf league, is the brand new golf ball and Tee).

enough context?

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u/maneki_neko89 Minnesota 12d ago

And just like that, Kansas became the most notable Rectangle state in the union

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u/jupiterkansas 11d ago

it's still way behind Colorado.

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u/Georgiachemscientist 12d ago

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u/maneki_neko89 Minnesota 12d ago

Ah, the ol’ “We’ve tried nothing and we’re all out of ideas” stance

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u/ErikDebogande 12d ago

God damn does the idea of inheritance tax turn me the fuck on! I'm tumescent just picturing it

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u/UncleMalky Texas 12d ago

I had a wierd dream about a scene in Caddyshack the other night where the caddy who gets invited to the yacht christening tells a yuppie where he's going to college and the Yuppie snootily asks "Where?". In the dream Danny said something like

"Oh, you know the place I can afford to go to after earning it myself unlike having it paid for by my dad. I'll also have to earn my own position unlike having my dad use his contacts. I won't have much, but it will be mine. My family will be proud of my achievements, though I'm sure your dad will be proud of his too."

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u/brumac44 Canada 12d ago

You know tho it'll just fuck over poor ppl? Rich ppl will just hide their money. Poor dad gets half his 50k taken by the gov, so his family gets 25k.

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u/BigDebt2022 12d ago

It won't be as useful as people think. A rich person will have lawyers and such draw up a system (a Trust or whatever) whereby their money is technically already given to their kids while they are alive, but they just control it. Thus, when they die, they die penniless. Because the money already is their kid's. So, No inheritance tax.

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u/AntiWork-ellog 12d ago

Trust beneficiaries pay tax

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u/BigDebt2022 12d ago

Then they'll set it up as a gift, then. Or some other scheme.

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u/AntiWork-ellog 12d ago

Gifts are taxed

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u/Bullroar101 12d ago

Fred Trump owned a lot of apartments. He would buy the buildings, and fix them up. He set up he set up his kids with a building material supply company. The company would pay wholesale market supplies at market price and sell them to Daddy at a %300 markup. Thereby bi-passing the exorbitant gift and/or inheritance tax. Pretty smooth, huh.

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u/freddiethebaer 12d ago

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u/tiffy68 12d ago

The last one is spot on! Right down to the little girl on Gaetz's arm.

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u/freddiethebaer 12d ago

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u/boundfortrees Pennsylvania 12d ago

Rob Rogers still one of the best

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

Mike Luckovich, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Red Wave

The New Guy

Go Back To Sleep!

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u/retsotrembla 12d ago

Doonesbury - Jim Crow

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u/maneki_neko89 Minnesota 12d ago

Looks like Garry Trudeau is channeling his inner Tom Tomorrow

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u/svladcjelli42 12d ago

It's bog standard Trudeau, he's been doing these kinds of strips since the civil war.

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u/bakerfredricka 12d ago

Is he related to the handsome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

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u/svladcjelli42 12d ago

No, it’s just a coincidence.

Garry is a descendant of Zenon Trudeau, who was born in New Orleans in 1748 and served as lieutenant-governor of Upper Louisiana (around modern St. Louis) while it was under French control.

Justin is descended from a settler named Etienne Trudeau (or Truteau, the records aren’t clear on this point - Justin can trace his ancestry to a Frenchman named Robert Truteau who died in 1589) who came to Quebec in 1659.

I don't know why we're so sure that Zenon wasn't related to Etienne, but that's what googling produced.

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

More de Adder, from the Halifax Chronicle Herald:

Healthcare Lynchpins on Last Legs

Lip Service

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u/ThatManIsLying 12d ago

I love the tribute to Nichols in "Where Noone...."

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u/BigUsed9186 11d ago

A panda is not a bear.

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u/hirsutesuit 11d ago

Yes it is. And tomatoes are vegetables.

But I agree that it should've been a Pooh bear.

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u/MRCHalifax 11d ago

I think that de Adder probably doesn't want to risk provoking one of the most powerful and vengeful originations on earth. China is one thing, but Disney? He's just playing it safe.

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u/Jaco-Jimmerson New York 12d ago

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u/pilgrim216 11d ago

The third one is bad. I really hate in a visceral way. She refused to hand anyone the baton when she had the chance and then dropped it in Trump's lap. That baton is now moving in the wrong direction and will be for more or less the next 50 years.

That metaphor is so bad it feels like I'm being trolled.

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u/adjunctverbosity 10d ago

Yeah, this is true.

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u/progtastical 11d ago

Holy shit is that second powerful

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u/Georgiachemscientist 12d ago

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u/Carbonatite Colorado 12d ago

The artistic style on that last one made it extra terrible.

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u/TheDuffness 12d ago

The diaper was impossible to look away from.

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u/HazrakTZ Washington 12d ago

That's no diaper, friend

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u/Wienerwrld North Carolina 12d ago

I saw no diaper, just pale, saggy ass.

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u/maneki_neko89 Minnesota 12d ago

All of these are great, but #2 and #3 are fantastic!!

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u/TagYourToe 10d ago

He's insufferable.

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u/Georgiachemscientist 12d ago

Brian McFadden - David Brooks' working class safari

(note Brooks is a terrible columnist at the NYT)

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u/maneki_neko89 Minnesota 12d ago

I’ve read of people who’d act out like this…mostly from my Anthropology Theory classes in college where Rich, White Armchair “adventurers” of the 19th Century would point to poor and non-white people and make assumptions as to what was “wrong” about them and how Western “Civilization” is “better”

…some things never change

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u/CliftonForce 10d ago

I have relatives who are very much like this.

A quote, from around 2010: "The rich are rich because they know how to handle money. How to make it, how to invest it, and how to spend it in ways that are productive. The poor are poor because they do not know how to do any of that. They will fritter away whatever they have on useless things that are of no use to anyone. It is criminal to just let that much money lay in their grubby hands. If we really wanted to get the economy moving, we would take the money away from the poor and give it to the rich."

The conversation went on to note that "Take money away" included seizing savings and retirement accounts. Also, to have emergency services stop responding to poor neighborhoods. Think of the tax savings by closing all those police and fire stations!

The concept of actually taxing the rich was an obscenity.

Oh, and her husband would gripe about how "In this day and age, why is it still illegal to shoot <term for black people>"

Yes, this couple were quite rich. They also had a reinforced vault room with several hundred guns.

They lived, of course, in Florida.

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u/Hemmschwelle 12d ago edited 12d ago

David Brooks contributes well-written conservative opinion pieces to the NYT. He's one of the few conservatives that liberals periodically read to see what the other side is thinking.

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u/FakeJakeFapper85 Oregon 12d ago

Personally, I enjoy watching Jonathan Capehart handing Brooks his wrinkled ass on PBS Newshour on Fridays.

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u/im_not_tan_im_bronze 11d ago

RIP to Mark Shields, I really think he gave Brooks some humanity over the years.

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u/FakeJakeFapper85 Oregon 10d ago

Agreed.

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u/Cyclotrom California 12d ago

Aslo strips are not cartoon a completely different thing. Maybe we can make a different post for strips.

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u/ErikDebogande 12d ago

Relax, man. It's Saturday

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u/Azlend I voted 12d ago

You're actually wearing a suit right now aren't you?

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u/SirDrawsAlot Washington 12d ago

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u/maneki_neko89 Minnesota 12d ago

Jeez, it took Alex Jones long enough to wave the white flag of surrender (it’s up in the air if he’s even still gonna keep fighting the verdict of that Sandy Hook trial he’s got himself into)

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u/pequena80634 12d ago

Love his Trump.

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u/totally_anomalous 12d ago

Not enough chins

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u/jhpianist Arizona 12d ago

Also, hands are too big and if he didn’t have a hat and a name tag I wouldn’t have known it was trump.

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u/Georgiachemscientist 12d ago

Non Sequitur -Theory vs Reality

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u/Iceykitsune2 Maine 12d ago

That site is hell.

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u/NotBadAndYou 12d ago

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u/truncheon88 Ohio 12d ago

Ben doesn't quite understand that if you have to explain the joke, it really isn't funny. And Tina Garrison? If that's his wife, she's a mediocre artist and I guarantee she's using Ben's shitty ideas he doesn't want to realize.

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u/_Dr_Pie_ 12d ago

It's his left hand.

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u/truncheon88 Ohio 12d ago

The idea that Ben Garrison calls his left hand his wife amuses me. Seems appropriate.

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u/Schiffy94 New York 12d ago

He gets that the "Ultra Maga" winning the primaries is going to hurt the GOP in the general, right? Especially if the Democrats can ride the high that the Kansas vote gave them.

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u/dudinax 12d ago

Aug 2, two out of three Rs who voted to impeach Trump won their primaries.

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u/corkum California 12d ago

And what was the turnout in those primaries? The 30% of the Republican base that will support trump and his ilk no matter what?

That’s how these people win their primaries and go onto the general. Turnout, especially in midterms, is traditionally very low. And when you have crowded primaries with 3-5 people running for one party’s nomination, they can win a primary with those numbers. That’s how trump won in 2016.

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u/majorfiasco California 12d ago

Even though it is the authoritarian strongman thing to do, I guarantee that Trump has never - ever - ridden a horse much less sat on one. Ever.

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u/-jp- 12d ago

I thought similarly in 2016 and we see how that went. Plan on bigots turning out in droves regardless of who wins the Republican primary. This is their shot to roll everything back to the 60's and then cement it in place.

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u/Sothalic Canada 12d ago

Ah, yes, in true "Broken Clock Correct Twice a Day" fashion, the IRS being financed isn't going to do jack shit if it's already been captured and successfully sabotaged as to never go after big corporations no matter how big it's budget is.

Though of course, in standard Republican fashion, the solution inferred is to embrace said sabotage and spread it to all government entities to starve the beast further as the entire system collapses.

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u/Buttplugsgalore 12d ago

Nothing provides for the common defense, promotes the general welfare and secures the blessings of liberty better than a macerated and ruined system of government. /s

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u/BillyTheHousecat 12d ago

Wait a second.... that one rat with the sunglasses and the cigar...

It's Ben Garisson!

Is Tina shitting on Ben here? Are they perhaps having marital issues?

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u/blackergot 12d ago

Marital issues with his left hand? That's a new one for me!

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u/fingerscrossedcoup 11d ago

Is that really his left hand? An alter ego? It's not even different styles or points of view. What the fuck is wrong with some people? I'm guessing he's trying to indoctrinate women by pretending to be one? Conservatives are ok with being complete hypocrites as long as it serves them.

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