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THE RNC
Cheryl Cope | Salt Lake City, UT | October 04, 2015

Please do not give any more space to the racial bigots running for office. I am over 70 and I wrote the RNC, "No more money until they are off the stage." George Wallace must be pleased.

FUNNY
Jo | Jacksonville, NC | October 04, 2015

Thank you for publicly saying what I want to say but can't because if I did my family and I would be killed. First Amendment rights are only for the wealthy and well-armed. Funny, isn't that why Europeans came to America to begin with?

PERFECT
Dave | Philadelphia, PA | October 04, 2015

The Trump strip went too far? Hardly. The man said every one of those things, and meant exactly what he said. If we are in fact a nation of selfish, narcissistic idiots, then he is the perfect leader. But we are not that nation, and Trump is nothing but a braying jackass willing to spend a billion dollars preening himself.

IN HIS OWN WORDS
Rodger French | Yangon, MYANMAR | October 04, 2015

Wicked props for the Sunday, October 4 panel on Donald Trump in his own words. And kudos for the link to Lewis Black's excellent rant on "The Daily Show." Several years on and it still nails Trump perfectly.

OVER HERE
Marcus Ettling | Itzehoe, GERMANY | October 04, 2015

Hi, I'm from Germany and today's strip perfectly nails down the impression Trump leaves in the media over here. I'm rather conservative myself, but I just don't get how anyone could even consider nominating someone like Donald Trump for presidential candidate. He has acted irrationally, has a questionable past, and repeatedly said things that would disqualify anyone for any political duty over here. He's a lot of fun for us Germans, making a fool of himself. But what if his success continues? If he gets to run for the GOP, I hope that the mayority of the American voters have enough common sense to stop him.

FRONT-RUNNER
Edward Schiappa | Cambridge, MA | October 04, 2015

Thank you for reminding readers of the sorts of things Trump has said and continues to say. The Republican Party should be ashamed that he is currently their front-runner.

TODAY'S STRIP
Henry Cuningham | San Jose, CA | October 04, 2015

I think today's strip about Donald Trump is courageous. Not everyone is brave enough to risk his ire.

TRUMP
F.M. | Lebanon, OR | October 04, 2015

Thank you for giving eight more reasons to vote for Trump.

STOP
Ed Tucholski | Erie, PA | October 04, 2015

Today's strip: Not entertaining, not funny. Stop wasting ink.

QUOTES
Mary Asicit | Long Creek, SC | October 04, 2015

Re today's strip: The quotation marks indicate actual quotes. Low class and tasteless? You said it!

CONCERNED
T.J. Martin | Denver, CO | October 04, 2015

In light of Mr Trump's intentional, overblown, exaggerated, celebrity-fueled, cartoon character of late it'd be impossible to go "too far" with him. The fact is any cartoonist/comedian could make an entire career out of Mr Trump's ludicrous behavior/quotes/platforms for at least the next decade or so. Suffice it to say the man is a fool; a very wealthy fool, but a fool nevertheless. Every and any thinking, rational individual (worldwide) with a modicum of common sense, watching the US de-evolve from one of the most educated countries in the world into Entertainment Junkies unable and/or unwilling to separate fact from fiction, is concerned.

DESPERATE
Ray Steinman | Kerrville, TX | October 04, 2015

Usually your cartoons are kind of funny, but you stepped way over the line with today's strip about Trump. I don't really care for him, but your toon was really low class and filth, and shows how desperate the liberals are, knowing they are going to lose.

Editor's Note:

 The quotes featured in today's strip are all things that Trump actually said.

CUBISM
D.H.S. | Millerton, NY | October 02, 2015

Ah, today's Cubism strip is not only a Classic and a masterpiece, but a personal favorite -- and beautifully colored this time around. Kudos.

30 YEARS AGO
Roger Webb | Little Rock, AR | October 01, 2015

Yesterday's 30-years-ago Flashback strip starts one of the great moments in the history of Doonesbury. President Reagan is visited by his economic adviser Tinker Bell. What is remarkable is that the Republican Party is still using the same economic adviser after 30 years of objective failure. Later in the week, as I recall, truth will spoken by a schizophrenic street person.

THE MUNCHIES
David Weis | St. Louis, MO | September 28, 2015

Zonker and his bar mate must have had the munchies in today's Classic strip; the peanuts are spent by panel three.

TRUMP
T.J. Martin | Denver, CO | September 28, 2015

The genuinely frightening thing about Trump and his recent triumphs in the polls despite himself is that he exemplifies everything this country has become of late. Twitter-based, preferring celebrity over content, mass-media-addled entertainment junkies behaving more like immature lemmings than rational human beings. Proving once again that Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) and Neil Postman (Amusing Ourselves to Death) got it right .

HOPE
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | September 27, 2015

As one who has checked out the other thirteen, I can assure you that it does hurt me to do so. A lot. My only hope is that it hurts the Republican Party much worse, and that they go the way of the Federalists in 1815 and the Whigs in 1856, two previous parties of Big Business divided over whom to hate most.

TO BE CONTINUED
Mark Eightytwo | Las Vegas, NV | September 27, 2015

"To be continued," indeed. President Trump, anyone?

ALSO
Bill Hansen | Yola, NIGERIA | September 24, 2015

Rev. Scot Sloan and Rick Redfern look like identical twins! Also, one cannot help but note, both are in love with Joanie.

THE STRIP
Melinda Capozza | Huntington, IN | September 23, 2015

What I've always loved about GBT and the strip: If you're acting/speaking like a damn fool, he's gonna getcha! No matter where you are in the political spectrum.