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Obama and the Tea Party


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  1. Yes, still not funny!

    Don’t ever change, Payne. I love you the way you are.

    1. Ditto.

      Good morning heller, good morning reason.

    2. It’s still funnier than anything Toles will do on any given day.

    3. Are political cartoons suppose to be funny or just make a point?

      1. Maybe not fall over laughing funny, but some kind of witty.

        1. That wasn’t even witty, it was just… bad.

    4. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to start my own Blog

    1. I’ve been asking myself that for the last two and a half years…oh, you mean in the cartoon?

      1. Actually, I was talking about Payne. Ka-freaking-boom.

    2. He’s dreaming. It’s supposed to show it’s night.

      1. Then he’s nightdreaming.

  2. “When the Tea Party breaks publicly with points 2, 5, and 10 of the Communist Manifesto, I will be impressed.”

  3. When the Tea Party can make coherent arguments without alluding to god, the troops, 9/11, muslims, and fags I might be impressed.

    1. Individual Liberty
      Limited Government
      Economic Freedom

      1. Protect the Constitution
      2. Reject Cap & Trade
      3. Demand a Balanced Budget
      4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform
      5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington
      6. End Runaway Government Spending
      7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care
      8. Pass an ‘All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy
      9. Stop the Pork
      10. Stop the Tax Hikes

      Wow. Not one mention of god, the troops, 9/11, muslims, or homosexuals. I guess now you might be impressed.

      1. #8 is contra to #’s 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, & 10.

        1. How so? Passing an ‘all of the above’ energy policy–one that puts government in the role of aiding energy production rather than restricting it doesn’t seem to conflict with anything as a position–a law might have issues, but the position is not contradicted by protecting the Constitution or wanting a balanced budget or restoring fiscal responsibility or repeating that last by saying ending runaway spending or stopping tax hikes.

          And I don’t see that written law would have to contradict any of that.

          1. You know who else was for an “all of the above” energy policy?

            1. Tesla?

            2. Didn’t Hitler say Jews were a renewable resource?

        2. Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition and jobs.

          Are you dense? How is authorizing energy exploration and reducing regulations in conflict with any of those?

          1. The 2 of you must have been asleep through any nationalized “policy” in the past 50 years. Passing *any* official policy is tatamount to yelling “Sooooo-ee! Piggy-piggy-piggy!” Do you honestly think that DoE is going to sit there and go, “Naaaah. we don’t need to get involved.”

            We don’t need a policy, other than for gummint to get the fuck out of the energy business.

            1. The DoE is already involved. This advocates for the removal of exploration bans/moratoriums and regulatory burdens that already exist.

              1. Color me infinitely skeptical. As long as you have a political agency involved, you’ll have political solutions implemented.

                No matter how much lipstick you put on #8, it will still be “Meet the new boss.”

                1. So….the solution is actually pretty simple. Eliminate the DoE and allo states to regulate (if they choose) exploration, exploitation and production within their borders. Oh, and while you’re at it, the public utilities should see some fresh competition when private companies start building nuke plants to compete with their state-blessed monopolies.

                  Of course, you would also have to get rid of the DoInterior as well, since the “federal lands” would need to be spun off since they’ve locked most areas up where new oil and coal lie.

                  Then, the EPA would have to be dramatically altered/scaled down to eliminate bullshit regulations that prevent drilling for teh poor widdel animulls.

                  IIf you do these things, I believe a “Get-the-fuck-out-of-the-way-so-any-available-means-of-energy-production-can-be-explored-that-there-is-a-public-demand-for” type of policy can work. I guess “All-of-the-above” policy sounds easier, though.

        3. Ending the war on drugs didn’t make the top 10? That is bullshit.

      2. They’re ignoring our agenda!

        1. Aw, don’t listen to them. I like your agenda.

      3. Bah and harrumph! That’s just what they write. These radical teabagging imbeciles are secretly very clever and tricky, but also irredeemably stupid at the same time.

        1. It’s amazing that they can say those two things, oftentimes simultaneously.

      4. That’s all well and good, but the Tea Party acolytes that harass me at the metro station usually bitch about gay marriage, the mosqueocalypse, and such. Not to mention, most of that list is pushed by Republicans who scrap it the second they get into office. And unfortunately, it’s hard to trust people who probably voted for Bush 2: Electric Boogaloo twice. But if #’s 3,5 & 6 include scaling back overseas commitments (read: “Peackeeping Operations”), I could maybe one day think about considering the possibility of maybe thinking how one day I might be something other than strictly unimpressed. Oh well…the perfect is the enemy of the good and all that rot about compromise…

        Regardless on paper they sound better than the status quo. I’ll give you that much Fatty.

        1. And every single teabagger is racist. Never forget that.

          1. Probably not. It takes way too much energy to be an active racist(the only kind in my book) for most people.

            If your moniker is a slight at me, I must feign indignity. I know you think anyone who disagrees with you is probably a “Liberal Douchebag” but the Barack Obama machine and those who voted for it because they actually thought it would push us toward their utopia, can go to hell like so many “good intentioned” fucks before them. Google Drax and Reason to find my comments. I’m sure at least 60% go after the liberal agenda as opposed the Neo-con one you might(hedging bets here)implictly or accidentally support.

            More power to the tea party, I just distrust large masses of people and the crooks that usually co-opt their movements. The tyranny of the majority has been raping individuals for too long for me to trust not so much the actions but the results of majoritarian agendas.

            1. Not at you, Drax, just at everyone right-of-center. Don’t take it personally.

          2. I thought the whole purpose of the tea party was to take normal racist republicans and focus them on something other than the brown people.

        2. What city do you live in? I’ve been around, and been harassed in transit by commies, black nationalists, moonies, larouchies, pot activists, converts to various Eastern religions, Mumia Abu-philes, “reformed” drug addict preachers, but never a tea party type. Not their MO from what I can tell.

          1. Let’s just say the D.C. area (hinted by the metro station reference). And for the record, most of the time I’ve been harassed it has been by the groups you listed. And to be objective, there is no reason to condemn the entire tea party for the tactics of individuals. I just think personal experience is important when it comes to justifying one’s “bias”. Regardless, I don’t really care. If tea party types get into the government at best, nothing will change. I’m too despondent to think anything short of a meteor strike or alien invasion will change human society for the better.

  4. Is it me, or are these getting worse?

    1. I don’t think it’s just you…

    2. I think most commentators would say that the quality ebbs and flows, like the salinity in a brackish pond on the edge of a tidal swamp.

      1. I think most commentators would say that the quality ebbs and flows, like the salinity rubber clown noses in a brackish pond on the edge of a tidal swamp.

  5. In the latest edition of Friday Funnies, Henry Payne looks at Obama’s response to the Tea Parties.

    Looks at…
    … and castigates!


    Am I right?

  6. I think it’s tea-riffic!

    1. Really? I’m pretty sure it’s

  7. Is he calling Obama a black hole?

    1. I hope not, cause that would be straight-up racist.

      1. No it wouldn’t. But I am wondering where his pimp-cup full of the sizzrup is.

      2. Only a racist would point that out.


  9. This one I like.

  10. Still beat the hell out of any Tony Auth “Pulitizer Prize winning” cartoon.

    1. Speaking as a cartoonist, most of those Pulitzers for editorial cartooning are head-shakers.

  11. This 10-word cartoon is more striking than most of the 800-word articles published here or in any newspaper. Word.

    1. I assume you mean “striking out”

  12. It’s amazing that libertarians will hook up with religious fanatics and folks with IQs lower than Alaska’s mean winter temperature as long as they use anti-government rhetoric. It’s hard to tell which side are the useful idiots.

    1. No, Max. It isn’t.

    2. At least with you around, we’ll always know where to find the useless idiots.

      1. Okay, you caught me… I’m a disingenuous cuntbag. But at least I’m a LIBERAL disingenuous cuntbag.

        I also promised to never post here again, but it’s okay if I lie for the cause.

        1. It’s okay to lie if it furthers The Cause.

    3. And liberals will hook up with the biggest, greediest and sleaziest corporate fat cats as long as they work for the Dems.

  13. Yeah, Obama is king. Not the real King, mind you, as That One lives in Heaven.

    This is what my T-Bagg RELATIVES tell me!

    1. It is also what any practicing Christian would tell you. So the fuck what?

      This is what gets me fired up sometimes on here. I’m a devout Christian and firmly believe God is in Heaven and he is looking after me in His own way. So does that mean I cannot be a libertarian? I certainly hope the fuck not, but when people make comments like you did, it reeks of smugness, and it sends a message of exclusion.

      If you want to hang a sign on your door that says “Atheists Only,” go right ahead. It makes you no better than the religious bigots you bitch about. It also says you think you’re better than someone else because they believe in something you mock, yet cannot be disproven.

      Thanks, but No Thanks. I’ll not be pigeon-holed into your little mold of what a libertarian has to be. I’ll just go on being a libertarian that goes to church occasionally.

      (Disclaimer: I also drink regularly, smoke occasionally and chase women much younger than me quite frequently. So that makes me a hypocrite as well, thank you very much.)

      1. Nothing in the Bible says anything about drinking, smoking or chasin’ women — have fun. Just allow me the same rights.

        It’s the T-Bagg belief that Obama is a king or a false-Messiah that I find funny (funny=horrified).

        1. Strange, I’ve never heard a Tea Party member say anything even REMOTELY like that. It is usually fiscal responsability and Constitution first sort of memes. Are you certain you aren’t projecting a bit there, Mongo?

          Oh, and the t-bag slur is getting kinda old.

          1. I’ll introduce you to my Tea Party relatives. Off-record, they do say that crap. The Tea Party wised-up after awhile and now claim to be focused strictly on fiscal conservatism.

            Growing up in a very conservative area of the Midwest, I know that more than a few people have gone apeshit since our God-fearin’ nation elected a black president.

            1. Just because your dumbass relatives are tea-partiers doesn’t mean all tea-partiers are like your relatives.

              While there are some who want to impose religion and are against equal rights for gays, there are quite a few more that are strictly there because we are economically overburdened by the gummint. Just because asshats like Palin and nimrods like Beck have co-opted it for their own reasons (read: make shit-tons of money) doesn’t change what the true believers are there for.

              I didn’t see people at town-halls going bat-shit over gay marriage. They were going bat-shit over Obamacare and it’s being unconstitutional. They were bitching about taxes and overregulation.

              1. …doesn’t mean all tea-partiers are like your relatives.

                Down here, all the Tee Partiurs ARE my relations! Yahoo, Mountain Dew!

              2. I agree with you, sloopy, ‘cept for the town-hall part. Things are said differently off-record than said at town halls. The Tea Party is fully aware of their rep and had to re-tune their message.

                1. Point taken, but every rally I went to and observed was almost exclusively about money, taxes and government intrusion. Rarely was a social issue brought up, but perhaps this was because they knew how bad that would play with the generl public? I don’t know, but if so then these people are the smartest, shrewdest and sneakiest of all the mouth-breathing neandrethal moronic right-wingers out there. I just can’t buy it.

                2. I don’t think ‘off record’ is what you’re looking for. It’s actually called ‘speaking in code’. Here are some helpful translations:

                  Take our Country Back = kick anybody darker than the Washington Monument back to where they came from (or something)

                  Smaller Government = kick anybody darker than the Washington Monument back to where they came from (or something)

                  Return to the Constitution = kick anybody darker than the Washington Monument back to where they came from (or something)

                  1. Cool story, bro!

          2. AC — I don’t get Payne’s cartoon. A king? That’s funny (funny = paranoid).

      2. If you want to hang a sign on your door that says “Atheists Only,” go right ahead. It makes you no better than the religious bigots you bitch about.

        Take solace in the fact they’ll burn in Hell. In the mean time the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    2. …you always used to get the “King George” funnies.

  14. So true, a Royal pain in his ass, if you can find it.

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  16. I actually recycyled this one from the “Michelle is a queen in Spain” piece. Suckers!

  17. Ah the tea party… people who’ve never had a cup of tea in their lives, and are finding common cause with those who complained about taxation without representation–while their taxes have been lowered.

    I know, why don’t we give Congress to them!

    1. Why not? You gave them everything else. Give it to them free.

  18. Tea party people only had their taxes lowered if they qualified for one of a few deductions. If they did not qualify for one of those deductions their taxes actually ROSE by several hundred to several thousand dollars.

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