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Thu Jul 7, 2016, 07:13 AM

Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump

Garry Trudeau, creator of the Doonesbury comic strip, has been satirizing the mangled apricot hellbeast for three decades, and his book, "Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on {Drumpf}," hit the shelves in bookstores -- and, of course, on Amazon -- Tuesday.

WaPo ran an opinion piece on the book, featuring an interview with Garry, and one quote nailed this particular cult of personality:

Here’s what the people who love Trump don’t understand: He doesn’t love them back. I figured they’d be on to him by now. These are folks who feel anxious and left behind by the new economy. Many are struggling. Trump has a word for such people: losers. And he’s never had time for losers. He doesn’t have time to sit in their kitchens and go to their barbecues and listen to their problems. True, losers in the aggregate — say 12,000 at a time — get him to where he wants to be. But he’s always one squirt of Purell away from getting back on his plane so he can sleep in his penthouse. Never has an electorate been held in more contempt by its putative champion.

As much as I despise and abhor the aforementioned hellbeast, I might add this book to my collection, or at least check it out from my public library.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Original post)

Thu Jul 7, 2016, 07:34 AM

1. To hear NPR interview with Trudeau regarding the book

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Fri Aug 5, 2016, 02:17 PM

3. Thanks for the link

My favorite quote:
Traditionally, satire has comforted the afflicted while afflicting the comfortable. Satire punches up, against authority of all kinds, the little guy against the powerful. ... Ridiculing the non-privileged is almost never funny—it’s just mean.

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