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Blowback

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  • THANKS

    B. Dransfeldt | Chandler, AZ | February 21, 2016

    Middle America Thanks, for today's strip. You forgot to mention all those Middle Americans who are sure Trump shares their values. The only trouble is, I think he believes that in Middle America your daddy gives you a $1,000,000 loan for your first real estate deal.

  • MISS MANNERS

    Melinda Capozza | Huntington, IN | February 21, 2016

      Today's strip: Right on target. Thank you, GBT. Obviously, no one has ever informed Trump of Miss Manners' credo: "One need never be ashamed of behaving well."

  • TRUMP'S SUCCESS

    Brent McKee | Saskatoon, CANADA | February 21, 2016

    Donald Trump's success is easily explained. He is the world's greatest snake oil salesman, except that the snake oil he is selling is -- and always has been -- Donald Trump. He's been selling that product for over thirty years, and he's gotten really good at ignoring its (his) failings and and failures. He's selling the sizzle and hoping no one notices that the steak is actually hamburger.

  • WALLOP

    Pete | Spokane, WA | February 21, 2016

    Today's strip packs a wallop. I wonder if it will penetrate the bubble? Work like that is why we miss the daily Doonesbury.

  • DECENCY

    Ilyn Murphy | Providence, R.I. | February 21, 2016

    Much gratitude for today's strip. I don't normally throw around words like "decency," but continue to be baffled at the complete lack of it in candidate Trump. As for his supporters, when did the U.S. become so spiritually bankrupt? It's pretty disheartening. All these angry white people, maybe they could drop in at a housing project, or perhaps a city school, or spend a day with an agricultural worker, then reconsider what is and isn't fair.

  • KIND OF SCARY

    F.B. | Houston, TX | February 21, 2016

    Two things are kind of scary about today’s strip. One, I had this conversation with a friend just yesterday morning, and noticed that sloth seemed to be the odd deadly-7 out. Is trump remiss, or just planning to relish the 7th once he gains office? (From Sir Reality to Lord Reality to Imperial Impotus -- yikes.) Two, is any of this even possible? Sir Conan Doyle: “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” And the American dream? “Oh the humanity…"

  • HELL OF A WEEK

    Matthew Randall | London, UK | February 21, 2016

    So Trump has antagonised the Pope and Reverend Sloan a few days apart? Hell of a week.

  • SCARES ME

    Kristi | North Platte, NE | February 21, 2016

    Trump as anti-Christ, anyone? Scares me!

  • NEGATIVE FATIGUE

    Wanda Schmidt | Prospect, KY | February 21, 2016

    Thank you, bless you, for articulating the most effective message I have yet heard addressing the sham that is Donald Trump. Democrats are at a natural disadvantage because we are not practiced in bullying, name-calling and lying. Please continue to do your best to clarify for those caught up in the negative fatigue so prevalent today.

  • YES

    Terry Posey | Crawfordville, FL | February 20, 2016

    Yes, Duke is definitely breathing -- and sneaking in a drink of Scotch between frames.

  • STILL BREATHING

    Alexander VanCampen | Roseville, CA | February 19, 2016

    No, Duke's still breathing! See how his mouth is moving?

  • HONEY

    C. Cook | Burney, CA | February 17, 2016

    Ah, one of my all-time favorite Honkle Dookle storylines; dark, strange, and intersecting with real-life events. And Honey at her most earnest and heroic.

  • SPOT-ON

    Bill Hansen | Yola, NIGERIA | February 14, 2016

    I'm a Bernie voter, but Trump is spot-on with his description of the people who show up at Trump rallies.

  • COMBINATION

    Neal Byles | Concord, NH | February 14, 2016

    Today's combination of strip and SayWhat? feature speaks volumes about the differences between Garry Trudeau and Donald Trump. I can't imagine Donald Trump putting up Trudeau's criticisms of him on any of Trump's many platforms, let alone doing so without commentary.

  • SECOND

    Randi Swisley | Auburn, CA | February 14, 2016

    I second the nomination of Duke for Trump's running mate. Just the idea made me laugh out loud.

  • NAILED IT

    Kelly Gaynor | Philadelphia, PA | February 14, 2016

    Re: Donald Trump. You nailed it!!! You have captured the essence of his narcissistic personality. Well done!

  • RUNNING MATE

    Brian Corby | New York, NY | February 13, 2016

    I know it's wrong to still get so much damn entertainment value from Donald Trump, but couldn't today's SayWhat? quote just as easily have come from Duke? Please have Trump select Duke as his running mate. Puh-leeeeeze?

  • HER MOTHER

    Chris W. | USA | February 13, 2016

    Their entire marriage is just J.J. punishing Mike for taking her mother away. isn't it.  And then ditching her own daughter, the way Joanie ditched her.

  • J.J.

    Melinda Capozza | Huntington, IN | February 12, 2016

    I love the Doonesbury Classic strips -- to laugh, again, at the characters and their life journeys. But J.J. and her artistic decor of restrooms -- golly, no wonder she and Mike split up, and Mike came to be with Kim.

  • A BIDET

    John Ghalt | Anchorage, AK | February 11, 2016

    Back in the mid-80s I'll guess that the typical American man had never "interacted" with a bidet (and wouldn't admit to it, if he had). Thirty years later, that's still true, but I'm willing to admit that Joannie might be onto something with her interactive urinals.