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RICH
John | Brick, NJ | January 21, 2012

Well well well. So you have finally figured out who and what Obama really is! You just loved to tear the flesh off George W. Bush and now little Toggle see's the light. Man, that's rich.

FINALLY
Charlie Gamer | Windsor, CT | January 21, 2012

Thank you for finally seeing what Obama is trying to do to our country. I will never understand his motives, but he is definitely not trying to help us in the eyes of the world.

SAY WHAT?
Bruce Palmer | Kansas City, MO | January 21, 2012

Today's "Say What?" is priceless. Newt Gingrich, the "academic" and "intellectual," misunderstands the meaning of the word "grandiose" and thereby utters a truth, both about himself and our flawed national self-image. As Richard Mitchell (The Underground Grammarian) often said: One of the benefits of the First Amendment is that, under it, people often unwittingly give up the rights they enjoy under the Fifth. Case in point.

THE LONG VIEW
Joshua Rey | Oxford, UK | January 20, 2012

GBT's actually pretty conservative; you just have to take the long view. Today's 25-year Flashbck combines  with the contemporary storyline about Jeff's character failings to give you a fine critique of late-twentieth-century parenting!

HOPING
David Thomsen | Wellington, N.Z. | January 18, 2012

Am I the only one hoping for Skye to come between Leo and Alex? To be honest, I never felt that he was part of the relationship anyway, just a convenient placeholder for Alex Move on, Leo. Save yourself.

OFTEN DISAGREE
Leo Dazan | Vancouver, CANADA | January 18, 2012

I believe one of your founding fathers said "I disagree with all you have said, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." While I often disagree with GBT's views, his moral compass is unimpeachable, as is his research into the facts. If one enters into public life, one should expect people to look under the rugs for dirt.

SKYE
Ron | Salida, CO | January 18, 2012

I hate to say it, but Skye sort of looks like Mike. I think it's the glasses...

RE 'CANCELED'
Brian Trerice | Kabul, AFGHANISTAN | January 17, 2012

I'm considering taking two subscriptions to the Tampa Bay Tribune to offset the one that they lost. Doonesbury is the only strip to offer perspective on and awareness of the current madness that is American life. Keep up the good work.

A SUCKER
Alex the Bold | Brooklyn, NY | January 17, 2012

Actually, I think Skye isn't standing close enough to Leo. But I've always been a sucker for a redhead. Go on, Skye, Leo, throw yourselves into each other's arms.

CONCERNED
Leanna | Toronto, CANADA | January 17, 2012

In the last panel of today's strip Skye is standing way too close to Toggle. Given that she appears to be hell-bent on monogamy, Alex should be concerned.

SUNDAY STRIPS
G. Wagner | Brick, NJ | January 17, 2012

I don't understand the negative Blowback to the past two Sunday strips. If they were not factual readers could take Mr. Trudeau to task. Since they are factual, why don't folks have a problem with Mr. Gingrich?

DON'T
Julia | Adelaide, AUSTRALIA | January 17, 2012

No, no, no! Don't do it, Toggle. Don't do it, GBT!

RE "NEWT"
Francesca Hannan | Ventura, CA | January 17, 2012

This Blowback comment made me laugh until I cried. Things have been way too grim around here. Thanks!

CANCELED
Ronald Simpson | Tampa, FL | January 16, 2012

I just canceled my subscription to the Tampa Bay Times, as they will not remove your disgusting strip from their comic section. You are such a patriot. Not.

SAFE LANDING
Vincent Domeraski | Hammondsport, NY | January 16, 2012

I can't help but think that as Jeff comes in for an apparently safe landing in the real world and becomes the entrepreneur that he has always wanted to be, his story might have some resemblance to that of his creator.

TOGGLE
A. Harrison | Hartford, CT | January 16, 2012

Silly Toggle. Marriage change context.

HOPE
Ashley | Savannah, GA | January 16, 2012

I sure hope today's strip doesn't mean Leo will be talked out of marrying Alex.

CONTENTION
Terry Lyons | Armidale, AUSTRALIA | January 15, 2012

That there is any popular support at all for Newt Gingrich is staggering to those of us looking on from the sidelines. It just confirms John Maynard Keynes' contention that “capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”

AS GREAT A THREAT
Mike Campanelli | Levittown, NY | January 15, 2012

In todays strip the usual Left attacks continue. While I dislike Mr. Gingrich greatly I have to agree with the quote in the last panel: "As great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union."  Even as an independent centrist I view Trudeau as a 60s anti-American Quisling. And he's no Al Capp, either.

NEWTISMS
Maerzie | Florence, WI | January 15, 2012

Wow, these Newtisms beat all. He really does have a sick ego problem. He has to cut everyone else down to make himself appear superior!