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Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:45 AM

Only a cartoon, but pretty damn powerful



(Cartoon image is by Ed Hall at artizans.com.)

The cartoon above shows Donald Trump unplugging the life support system of a sick person. Some of you may think that's over-the-top. I don't. The latest move by the Trump administration would do exactly that -- by abolishing Obamacare and taking health insurance away from many millions of Americans. For many of them, that would amount to a death sentence.

MORE:
http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2019/03/trump-administration-wants-to-pull-plug.html

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Reply Only a cartoon, but pretty damn powerful (Original post)
kpete Mar 2019 OP
dalton99a Mar 2019 #1
Guy Whitey Corngood Mar 2019 #2
Gothmog Mar 2019 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2019 #21
zentrum Mar 2019 #34
N_E_1 for Tennis Mar 2019 #4
pazzyanne Mar 2019 #9
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2019 #5
PatSeg Mar 2019 #6
Scarsdale Mar 2019 #7
PatSeg Mar 2019 #10
BigmanPigman Mar 2019 #36
PatSeg Mar 2019 #40
BigmanPigman Mar 2019 #42
PatSeg Mar 2019 #43
BigmanPigman Mar 2019 #44
PatSeg Mar 2019 #46
cstanleytech Mar 2019 #8
58Sunliner Mar 2019 #11
SCVDem Mar 2019 #12
Thunderbeast Mar 2019 #13
PeeJ52 Mar 2019 #14
FakeNoose Mar 2019 #15
rurallib Mar 2019 #33
area51 Mar 2019 #16
Hekate Mar 2019 #17
erronis Mar 2019 #28
spinbaby Mar 2019 #18
Timmygoat Mar 2019 #19
11 Bravo Mar 2019 #30
czarjak Mar 2019 #20
Karadeniz Mar 2019 #22
UniteFightBack Mar 2019 #23
bjvom Mar 2019 #24
Locrian Mar 2019 #25
11 Bravo Mar 2019 #31
Locrian Mar 2019 #39
pansypoo53219 Mar 2019 #26
PandoraAwakened Mar 2019 #27
erronis Mar 2019 #29
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2019 #32
Demonaut Mar 2019 #35
SunSeeker Mar 2019 #37
Tactical Peek Mar 2019 #38
yuiyoshida Mar 2019 #41
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2019 #45

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:46 AM

1. Spread this far and wide

Hang it around the neck of every Republican

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:48 AM

2. Given how this lowlife maggot threatened to do just that reg. (I believe)

his own nephew. It's pretty on point.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 08:53 AM

3. Great cartoon

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 02:28 PM

21. Look again. The patient is a sick child. That makes it much more powerful, IMO.

Have you seen the video compilation of all the times Fat Donnie told his Red Hats he'd never take away "pre. existing. conditions"? (He always had to slow down and pronounce it syllable-by-syllable, like his little brain couldn't process the phrase completely.) Everyone cheered.

I'll bet if he got in front of the same group and told him that a judge took away their healthcare and only he could replace it with a very, very better one which covered pre.existing.conditions they'd still cheer, even as they watched their children and parents die for lack of health of insurance as Trump and the GOP senators did less than nothing to create a workable healthcare system.

Trump hates judges unless they rule in his favor.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:58 PM

34. Yup, it's a child.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:08 AM

4. Posted to FB thx...nt

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:41 AM

9. Ditto!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:10 AM

5. Ever damn day a new nightmare from this administration.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:14 AM

6. He is such a mean spiteful man

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:26 AM

7. He has the full

support of the traitors in the gop. Never forget. We have to remove them too before we get this country back on track.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:51 AM

10. Yes

Trump is just a symptom of a much bigger problem. If it hadn't been Trump, eventually it would have been someone else. We've been headed toward this nightmare for decades. It is not enough to cut out the cancer, we have to address and remove the cause.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 11:40 PM

36. He is the definition of SADIST!

What a sick, sick, sick THING he is! He needs medical help...he is missing a heart and a brain. He needs a doctor and the Wizard of Oz. We need to get rid of him before he kills more of us. He has already killed many indirectly via his hate filled twitter rants and Nazi/NRA rallies that encourage his cult to shoot Dems and people attending religious services as well as thousands in Puerto Rico who never tot aid in time (paper towels don't count).

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 08:20 AM

40. There are no words anymore

that are powerful enough to describe him. For all the damage, pain, and death he has caused, I am afraid there is far more that we have yet to learn.

The rest of the world has dealt with sick megalomaniacs like Trump throughout history and even today, but we are still young and this is all so new and unthinkable to us. We naively thought we were above all that and our unique institutions would protect us. As a result, we (at least most of us) just weren't paying attention.

You know, it was just a few years ago that I was amazed that Italy had put up with Silvio Berlusconi for many years, even though it was no secret who and what he was. Didn't think it could happen here.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #40)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 05:06 PM

42. I guess to make up for lost time

we are having a crash course on heartless, greedy, power hungry dictators. Will we ever be able to have the self respect and respect from other countries again? Doubt it in my life time.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #42)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 07:15 PM

43. And we live in a time when

history is at our fingertips. I was raised on World War II stories in books, TV, and movies. I just assumed that everyone knew how the civilized world almost collapsed because of authoritarian leaders and the mindless sheep who didn't question them. It wasn't some obscure ancient history that only scholars knew about. We've had it drummed into us over and over again, yet we still have people who don't even know who we fought in WWII or why.

A part of me is still hopeful, but not with the certainty that I once had. The amount of hatred and violence we're seeing is terrifying and it seems to be getting worse.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #43)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 07:29 PM

44. We never learn from history and only repeat it.

It is a pretty depressing situation when humanity seems hell bent on not only destroying itself but also the animals, plants and entire planet. When we have the brains to do so much good, we choose to be ignorant and selfish instead.

The human race deserves to disappear for what it has done, the rest of the living things on the planet are victims of us and that is what I feel badly about. People suck. GOP voters suck even more than most (I do not consider them people...they are asses).

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #44)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:17 PM

46. I know

As a species, there is something terribly wrong with humans. There is where I get discouraged. How can we be optimistic about a species that is so self-destructive? Humans create and build extraordinary things, then turn around and destroy it, repeating the cycle over and over again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:34 AM

8. Should be replaced with the Repugnant partys elephant because they are the real ones at fault

ultimately as he could do nothing without their support.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 10:00 AM

11. Please call to support our leaders and voice criticism about Barr/healthcare.

I've been calling this morning and the lines are heating up.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 10:55 AM

12. This is payback

for John McCain's vote.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 10:59 AM

13. It is the harsh reality.

Over 40,000 people died each year due to lack of access to health care prior to the ACA. Obamacare put a huge dent in that number.

Trump's healthcare policies WILL kill people.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 11:10 AM

14. It's not really a death sentence. Remember, we can always get care at the emergency room. However...

 

It will lead us into bankruptcy which is what the GOP always wanted. They want all the money. They want all the property. They want all the real tangible value. The only way to do that is to force all Americans to forfeit and sell everything they have and become renters and leasers. Remember when Reagan said he wanted America to be an ownership society. That was only so they could lead us to be the renting society. Only the 1% shall own.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 11:14 AM

15. Notice the shit-eating grin on Chump

... that's what makes this cartoon so great! It 's exactly how the Repukes feel about it too.
Wait till it's their turn.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 09:05 PM

33. He never smiles unless he is screwing some poor schmuck but good.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 11:41 AM

16. It's not over the top at all;

this is a barbaric, third-world country. First-world countries acknowledge healthcare as a basic human right and at least try to keep their people alive.

Note to republinazis: if you want our tax dollars, you're going to have to keep us alive, which means we need the right to healthcare. Also, communicable diseases won't stop at your gated communities.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 11:44 AM

17. Specifically, this depicts a child or infant. Trump and his appointees are the cruellest imaginable.

Infants, old people, working adults -- all are in deadly peril from this monster.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:41 PM

28. My first impression was this was a vet. Not Obamacare but they're still trying to kill the vets also

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 01:09 PM

18. Talked to a Trumper with cancer yesterday

Stage 4 cancer and he’s sure Trump won’t take his health insurance. Completely mental.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 01:50 PM

19. When Trump talks about his better plan

Why doesn't someone say could you please give us an outline of your plan'
That could shut him up.

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Response to Timmygoat (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:09 PM

30. "I'll be very wonderful, and very cheap, and very way better than Obamacare!"

There, that's what he'll have to say. And 35% of Americans will bleat, "FUCK YEAH!"

Is this a great country, or what?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 02:07 PM

20. Sanctity of life...

Blah...Blah...Blah...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 03:01 PM

22. Very powerful, indeed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 03:07 PM

23. Not Hyperbole. More than a cartoon. A testament to an evil legacy. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 03:15 PM

24. Death panels?

 

Trump: a death panel with only one member.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 03:30 PM

25. only thing better

would be Mitch McConnell standing there smirking...

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Response to Locrian (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:13 PM

31. I swear, that chinless asshole is giving Trump ...

a run for his money on my irredeemable shitweasel list.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:51 AM

39. he's pure evil

that shitstain lurks in the back but is responsible for a *huge* amount of policy being pushed through

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 04:37 PM

26. erasing obama is job 1 for prima donnie, cause obama made a joke at his expense.

the ACA is his crowning glory if he kills it for his morons.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:35 PM

27. tRumptards will go to their graves still brainwashed

It's just the nature of cults. Think of it in terms of cult leader Jim Jones and the mass suicide of Americans in Guyana---an event of which the most lasting impression on society was the pop culture term "drinking the Kool-Aid" to describe brainwashing.

Since it's tRump's own mostly elderly base who would be most affected by his DEATHCARE policies and runarounds, here's a (sarcastic) idea:

If you voted for tRump, as proven by voter records, you and only you must formally submit an up or down approval to be VOLUNTARILY removed from life support and/or to be denied access to medications, surgeries, or any medical procedure whatsoever.

The yes or no form to be signed will include a statement outlining why this is tRump's desire that you make this choice (need money for vanity wall because the brown hordes are coming to rape and murder your children, blah, blah, blah).

As crazy as this sounds, I think such a move would turn out just like Jonestown: The majority of the true believers would drink the Kool-Aid and voluntarily die for dear leader. Of course, a small number would run off into the jungle to hide from the gun-toting tRumpkins tasked to strong-arm those who decide maybe this whole cult thing wasn't such a good idea after all.

There you go, problem solved: Most tRumptards dead by their own choice; smaller number finally understand what it means to be conned.

I mean, isn't that where this is going anyway? Why not just hurry it along a little?



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Response to PandoraAwakened (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:44 PM

29. That's far too rational for the PTB to consider. They also want to inflict pain

- after all that's how donnie gets his jollies.

And those cult followers that died true to their messiah don't feel no more pain. Swept away. In the bosom of Bob/harry.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:10 PM

32. the detail in the drawing of the little girl looks like the artist was right there

That or at least it was from an actual photo of an actual little patient.

Republicans should be ashamed of themselves, but as long as their base cheers this on, they will continue.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 10:01 PM

35. he wants to get rid of the weaker among us, for us to lose empathy..it gets him closer to his goal

I will not lose my empathy even if I am weak

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 12:28 AM

37. Trump ACTUALLY DID THIS TO HIS OWN RELATIVE'S CHILD out of revenge.

Trump cut off the health coverage of a relative's ill child after that relative angered him by disputing his father's will:

Johnston writes that medical insurance had consistently been provided to the family through Fred Sr.’s company. This coverage was crucial for Freddy’s grandson (Donald’s grandnephew), who suffered from seizures and later developed cerebral palsy. So crucial, in fact, that a letter sent from a Trump lawyer to the insurer after the patriarch’s death in 1999 said that “all costs” for the sick child’s care should be covered, regardless of caps on the plan or medical necessity, according to Johnston. That didn’t last long.

A week after the lawsuit was filed in court, Freddy’s son (Donald’s nephew) received a letter informing him that the health insurance would be discontinued, meaning his ill son would be left without coverage. Donald openly admitted to the New York Daily News that he and his siblings took this action out of revenge.

“Why should we give him medical coverage?” Trump said, adding, “They sued my father, essentially. I’m not thrilled when someone sues my father.” 


https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/trump-files-donald-sick-infant-medical-care/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 02:25 AM

38. What small hands.




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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 08:28 AM

41. "Death Panels"

isn't that what Caribou Barbie was talking about? I guess the Republicans meant themselves and not Democrats.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 08:17 PM

45. 2 GOPer cults: a suicide cult and a cult of greed

One is trying to force "the rapture" and the other wants disposable peons working for and paying to monopolies.

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