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It’s Comical, Part 6: What a Character Edition

We’ve focused on comic book and book covers, and today I thought we’d concentrate on the characters.  When I was little, I always read Blondie comics, and my favorite characters were Dagwood and his boss, Mr. Dithers.  I did a bit of a update during the Chimpy administration years.  Here’s Chimpy with his boss, Deadeye Dick Cheney (with an appearance at the end by Laura Pickles Bush and Barney).  Of course, Deadeye Dick never dithered

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If you’re stupid, and you know it, flap your lips!

From MEDIA MATTERS:

Today, in a long speech on the House floor, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) laid out his case against health care reform. On top of the usual talk about a “government takeover” and “socialized medicine,” Gingrey stressed his belief that, in the midst of a recession, improving the nation’s ailing health care system shouldn’t be President Obama’s top priority. Gingrey acknowledged that 14,000 Americans are losing their health insurance every day, but literally laughed off the notion that this constitutes a health care crisis. Rather, he said, “14,000 people are losing their health insurance every day NOT because of the cost of health insurance [laughs], they’re losing it because they lost their job!”

Yeah, Phil, that’s just hilarious!!


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Is there a doctor in the House? Yeah, 14 of ’em!

From the Los Angeles Times:

WASHINGTON — In the struggle to overhaul the nation’s health care system, 16 physicians have ended up in ringside seats — as members of the House and Senate.

But they have taken different lessons from their experiences in medicine, and they do not agree on what a bill should look like.


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Join the Rethuglican Party, and Get a Free Set of Kneepads!

From Political Animal at Washington Monthly:

AND THEN THERE WERE FIVE…. Last week, Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R) of Kansas was asked whether Rush Limbaugh was the “de facto leader of the GOP.” Tiahrt rejected the idea out of hand, telling the Kansas City Star, “No, no, he’s just an entertainer.”

This is, of course, the one line elected Republican officials are not supposed to cross. Limbaugh is to be revered, not dismissed.


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left (left?) to right: Mark Sanford, Todd Tiahrt, Ex-Rep. Jim Tedisco, Rush Limpdick
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Hey, Hey, Hey!!!

From the New York Daily News:

If Rush Limbaugh is the new face of the Republican Party, it’s a face with lots of scars.

Not so much the literal ones, but scars in the character that is El Rushbo[…]


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Clockwise: Boohoo Boehner, Fat Bastard Limpdick, Michael Phat Head Steele, Mitch Yertle the Turtle McConnell, Mark Miss South Carolina Sanford, and Phil Georgia Peach Gingrey (and David Frum on the wanted poster).
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Who’s the Boss?

From The Washington Post:

For a man who expresses no desire to lead the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh has a knack for creating problems for those who do.

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The ongoing controversy over Limbaugh’s statement in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday that he wants “Barack Obama to fail” and the aggressive Democratic pushback it drew has emerged as the latest challenge for a party struggling to find its voice and lacking an obvious national leader.

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Royal Pain in the Ass

From ABC News:

As members of the Republican National Committee try to regroup from the disastrous election cycle and prepare to choose the party’s next chairman, some Republicans are left wondering whether conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has emerged as a leader – albeit an unofficial one – of the GOP.


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