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Doonesbury creator says Obama is hard to satirize (Barf)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 27, 2010 | STEVE PARKER

Posted on 10/27/2010 11:00:33 AM PDT by mmanager

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau says President Barack Obama is difficult to satirize. In an interview marking Doonesbury's 40th anniversary, Slate.com's David Plotz asked Trudeau: Who's the hardest politician to satirize, and why? Trudeau answered:

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: comics; doonesbury; garytrudeau; kneepadbrigade; obama; pravdamedia; revisionisthistory; satire
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"And satirists don't do well with moderates, especially thoughtful ones."

I just threw up my lunch

1 posted on 10/27/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT by mmanager
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Had NO problems with ANY other US President ya LIBERAL GUTLESS BASTARD! Garry T is a RACIST SOB!


2 posted on 10/27/2010 11:02:04 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: mmanager

Liberals said the same of Stalin.


3 posted on 10/27/2010 11:03:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: mmanager
Even The New Yorker had no problem satirizing the Obamas - I laughed out loud when I saw that magazine cover.

This interview is Trudeau admitting that he has no ideas.

4 posted on 10/27/2010 11:04:28 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: mmanager

It requires one to cross the politically correct Rubicon, once you do; you realize the grass is greener on the other side.


5 posted on 10/27/2010 11:05:22 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: mmanager

Why didn’t you post the punch line?

Are you pimping for the source?


6 posted on 10/27/2010 11:06:47 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: US Navy Vet

“Had NO problems with ANY other US President ya LIBERAL GUTLESS BASTARD! Garry T is a RACIST SOB!”

This gutless pig had no trouble excoriating Bush and any other Republican for years and years. He isn’t worth the print that his unfunny cartoons are drawn.


7 posted on 10/27/2010 11:06:58 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: mmanager

The Doonesbury gang are now sour-pussed ageing boomers.


8 posted on 10/27/2010 11:08:03 AM PDT by AU72
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To: mmanager; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
The contradictory characterizations of him as fascist or socialist only serve to confirm the truth-he's a raging moderate.

Raging moderate. Oxymoron. Is that like Jumbo Shrimp?

The guy had a voting record to the Left of Bernard Sanders (Socialist).

Fascism was a Socialist ideology.

The FAR FAR Left acknowledge this.

9 posted on 10/27/2010 11:08:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: mmanager

Gee. He had the same problem satirizing clinton. He’s just a jerk.


10 posted on 10/27/2010 11:10:06 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: All

He has a point: obama is a cartoon character to begin with and much of what he does IS INDEED COMEDIC (in a very dark way), so I guess it really would make it hard to satirize him....


11 posted on 10/27/2010 11:10:13 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: mmanager

Trudeau is just another pedestrian, self-hating white liberal, fearful both physically, but especially socially of saying derogatory things about blacks.

Any blacks, any time, anywhere.

This condition of white guilt and cowardice, sown for years in the mass media, has reached epidemic proportions, even among some conservatives.


12 posted on 10/27/2010 11:11:32 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: wideawake

Let’s see...what has Gary Trudeau done in the past to symbolize the President?

Nixon-a brick wall
Ford-don’t recall he did anything
Carter-a talking peanut (IIRC)
Reagan- a take-off of ‘Max Headroom’ named ‘Max Headspace’
Bush 1-an asterisk
Clinton- a waffle
Bush 2- a floating Roman war helmet

I’m thinking the REAL reason GT hasn’t done anything about Obama is that if he DOES, he’ll be labeled a racist! No matter what he might come up with, he’s screwed, and he kows it. So...just say “I can’t come up with anything”. Easy out.


13 posted on 10/27/2010 11:11:40 AM PDT by hoagy62 (.)
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To: mmanager
Trudeau is just another pedestrian, self-hating white liberal, fearful both physically, but especially socially of saying derogatory things about blacks.

Any blacks, any time, anywhere.

This condition of white guilt and cowardice, sown for years in the mass media, has reached epidemic proportions, even among some conservatives.

14 posted on 10/27/2010 11:11:52 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: mmanager
Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau says President Barack Obama is difficult to satirize.

Like so many other "comedians" and "artists," Garry is either a liar or a chicken sh!t.

Either way, he's a loser.

15 posted on 10/27/2010 11:12:42 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: mmanager

First you have to want to. Trudeau doesn’t.


16 posted on 10/27/2010 11:13:03 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mmanager

When one satirizes God, one spends eternity in HELL!

It’s simple......


17 posted on 10/27/2010 11:14:40 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: mmanager

I think Trudeau is right, but not for the reasons mentioned.
Satire today, legislation tomorrow. That’s the Obama Regime.


18 posted on 10/27/2010 11:15:26 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: mmanager

Hey Gary!

Satirize his white half.

See, that was easy;(


19 posted on 10/27/2010 11:16:01 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: hoagy62

Why not a talking Slurpee?


20 posted on 10/27/2010 11:16:41 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: mmanager

21 posted on 10/27/2010 11:19:20 AM PDT by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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To: mmanager
Go easy on Gary. After all, he's married to the world's most boring woman - Jane Pauley.
22 posted on 10/27/2010 11:23:39 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: mmanager

This gutless, mindless untalented angry liberal can’t see anything ridiculous about the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania ave?


23 posted on 10/27/2010 11:24:56 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: mmanager

The answer is obvious. An empty suit. Too bad Trudeau is too stupid to see it.


24 posted on 10/27/2010 11:25:22 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: mmanager

ha. might be the easisest president to satirize, ever.


25 posted on 10/27/2010 11:26:56 AM PDT by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: mmanager

Trudeau is sterile....... because he has no balls, he has no kids


26 posted on 10/27/2010 11:28:30 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: mmanager

propaganda spew

The real issue is that GT and other leftists are unwilling to highlight any of the many ridiculous aspects of Obozo b/c (1) they are soooo politically correct, and (2) even if they could overcome their PC instincts for a moment they are terrified of being called ‘racist’ for any hint that Obamessiah is not for real, and (3) they are desperately longing for Obozo to succeed with his agenda.

With Bill Clinton, it was easy for leftists to be critical at times b/c of his ‘triangulation’ tendencies - Obama is a leftist above all (below all), so even when he is pretending to be ‘moderate’ much of the left ala Garry Trudeau does not dare do anything to undermine him.

Gary Trudeau is just another leftist hack.


27 posted on 10/27/2010 11:30:25 AM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: bert

Jane Pauley has three children. I would assume they are Trudeau’s;)


28 posted on 10/27/2010 11:31:33 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: sappy

TELEPROMPTER. If he can’t find anything funny there, then he has no real sense of humor.


29 posted on 10/27/2010 11:33:29 AM PDT by Bayou Dittohead
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To: sodpoodle

Adopted I think


30 posted on 10/27/2010 11:33:38 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: earlJam

Pimp this........I excerpted from the article.


31 posted on 10/27/2010 11:39:39 AM PDT by mmanager
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To: bert

There’s no indication one way or the other in the Wiki article. Jane Pauley is apparently a very private person except for discussing her bi-polar problem.

Also this from Wiki: She (Jane Pauley) also campaigned publicly for President Obama in her home state of Indiana and participates in the Smart Talk Lecture Series.


32 posted on 10/27/2010 11:41:55 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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Here's the punch line:

In addition, Obama rarely makes gaffes and has no salient physical or temperamental features.

Tells you all you need to know about Gary Turdhead.

33 posted on 10/27/2010 11:46:54 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: hoagy62
He also portrayed Dan Quayle as a white feather, symbolizing cowardice, in an apparent reference to Quayle's National Guard service. Trudeau has been an irrelevant 70’s leftover for 30 years.
34 posted on 10/27/2010 11:51:02 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

That was along the lines of what I was thinking.


35 posted on 10/27/2010 11:51:07 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: hoagy62

We need to help Gary choose a suitable symbol for the current Commander-In-Grief. I’d suggest a worm.


36 posted on 10/27/2010 11:53:15 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: mmanager
Pimp this........I excerpted from the article.

No! duh... Really????

BTW, my question was this, "Why did you excerpt the punch line?"

It gets tiresome here when people simply post 'teasers' here in order to drive traffic to other websites.

37 posted on 10/27/2010 11:57:51 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Vigilanteman

Thanks for completing this post.

I am starting to get tired of always being directed away from this website because people try and drive traffic to other ones.

Cheers,


38 posted on 10/27/2010 11:59:52 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: mmanager
Why doesn't Trudeau draw Zero as a floating Nike sneaker? An empty sneaker that watches ESPN all day.

Or maybe an empty suit with a teleprompter for a head?

39 posted on 10/27/2010 12:03:56 PM PDT by InternetTuffGuy
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To: mmanager

40 posted on 10/27/2010 12:04:28 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: mmanager

Wow, I thought he stopped drawing the comic years ago. I haven’t seen it in at least 10 years.


41 posted on 10/27/2010 12:06:39 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: hoagy62

A blank birth certificate or Indonesian passport would be appropriate for Zero.


42 posted on 10/27/2010 12:09:14 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: mmanager

When you are a fellow traveler Marxist, socialist, communist (take your pick), I guess it is hard to see satire in what you really believe in.


43 posted on 10/27/2010 12:15:41 PM PDT by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
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If we could peer inside Trudeau’s working room, he probably has an Obama shrine with a life-sized statue of The Great Spreader displayed prominently. Trudeau has relegated his statue of Slick Willy to his basement of forgotten, liberal icons.


44 posted on 10/27/2010 12:25:04 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: earlJam

I was on STL Today article and was posted from where I reading. Why in the hell would I want to direct anyone to a site that is affiliated with the Post-Dispatch?

There are plenty of things going on that gets my underwear wadded up and this isn’t one of them. Get a life....dude


45 posted on 10/27/2010 12:57:06 PM PDT by mmanager
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To: hoagy62

He depicted Clinton as a waffle, because he wasn’t “liberal enough”. And when the Lewinsky scandal hit, you’d think it would have been a cartoonist’s goldmine. But instead he spent his time satirizing Ken Starr.


46 posted on 10/27/2010 1:11:10 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: mmanager

Not to worry, Gary, but in two more years you’ll have a President that you’ll have no problem in satirizing at all, because we’ll be back to a Republican Prez again, which, after all, ever good leftist media shill knows is more satirizable than any Democrat.


47 posted on 10/27/2010 1:32:35 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: mmanager

And you could learn how to excerpt.

Why would anyone post this article without the actual quote?

And why do you have the time to respond to two of my posts but you don’t have the time to answer the one simple question I originally asked you....”Why didn’t you post the punch line?”


48 posted on 10/27/2010 2:19:35 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: mmanager

I enjoyed the early DOONESBURY, which seemed to make fun of everyone — liberals, conservatives, militants. Then it slid into left-wing self-righteousness. Probably Obama is too much of a sacred cow.


49 posted on 10/27/2010 5:50:22 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: sodpoodle
Jane Pauley has three children. I would assume they are Trudeau’s;)

What's their ages? My boss "knew" her back in the 60s.

(Indianapolis Warren Central HS)

50 posted on 10/27/2010 5:54:24 PM PDT by nascarnation
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