Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
November 25, 2016"Darkness is good. Dick Cheney, Darth Vader, Satan. That's power. It only helps us when [liberals and the media] get it wrong. When they're blind to who we are and what we're doing."
– chief Trump strategist Steve Bannon, in a post-election interview
November 24, 2016"The edge quality of 'alt' is one of its strengths, in my opinion. It connotes grunge, electronica, punk rock, youth, and vitality -- and not fuddy-duddy conservatism...It was 'Alt' -- an attempt at a new beginning...a revolt against mainstream 'conservatism,' George W. Bush, and the neocons."
– Richard B. Spencer, who coined "Alt Right" in 2008 to rebrand white supremacy, and now heads the National Policy Institute, which is "dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of European people in the United States, and around the world."
November 23, 2016"You may be upset Trump has signaled he will not 'persecute Hillary,' but... this was brilliant strategic positioning. When Trump looks at an apple, he doesn't just see the apple, he sees the soil and the tree and the farmer and the rain. Trust him."
– talk-show host Bill Mitchell
November 22, 2016"America was, until this last generation, a white country designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation, it is our inheritance, and it belongs to us."-- Richard B. Spencer in final address of day-long alt-right conference in Washington, D.C. on Saturday"It's not a group I want to energize, and I disavow them. And if they are energized I want to look into it and find out why."-- Donald Trump on neo-Nazi alt-right supporters"
November 21, 2016"It's not a blind trust if you and your siblings are still running the company."-- George Stephanopoulos to Donald Trump, Jr. on "Good Morning, America" in September"We're not going to be involved in government. We wouldn't be involved in government."-- Donald Trump, Jr."You're running the company, and he's president, so any foreign..."-- Stephanopoulos"But he's not making any decisions as it relates to the company."-- Trump, Jr."But it's not a blind trust if it's being run by his children."-- Stephanopoulos"It is, because he'll have nothing to do with it, George."-- Trump, Jr."He's still going to know what the businesses are, and where they are...-- Stephanopoulos"No he won't. We're not going to discuss those things. It doesn't mattter. Trust me."-- Trump, Jr."
November 20, 2016"We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights. We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of us all."-- Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who plays Vice President Aaron Burr, speaking from the stage to VP-elect Pence after thanking him afor attending Hamilton"Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing. This should not happen! The Theater must always be a safe and special place...The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior....Apologize!-- Donald Trump tweets"When we arrived we heard a few boos...I nudged my kids and reminded them this is what freedom sounds like...Really enjoyed the show. Hamilton is just an incredible production, incredibly talented people. It was a real joy to be there."-- Mike Pence"
November 20, 2016"Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!"-- Donald Trump tweet, 11-10"Love the fact that small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come toether and be proud."-- Donald Trump tweet, 11-11"
November 19, 2016"I had never heard of the alt-right until the nutcakes started writing about it."
– Newt Gingrich
November 18, 2016"My sites were picked up by Trump supporters all the time. I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don't fact-check anything -- they'll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up."
– Facebook fake-news writer Paul Horner
November 17, 2016"Let me be absolutely clear: If anyone feels that they are under attack, I want them to know that the state of New York -- the state that has the Statue of Liiberty in its harbor -- is their refuge. Whether you are gay or straight, Muslim or Christian, rich or poor, black or white or brown, we respect all people in the state of New York...We won't allow a federal government that attacks immigrants to do so in our state."
– NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo