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The Last Word: Week of Dec. 2


 This weeks winners are:

“Let me get this straight. You’re saying you are a politician and because of your ‘principles’ compromise is off the table. Where did that idea come from?”

“My Emancipation Proclamation will live on forever. You, on the other hand, are an endangered species.”

“You do know women have the right to vote? Right?”

“I heard you never forget. So why did you forget how to win?”
AL COHEN, Santa Rosa

“Do I have a movie for you to see.”


Every week, we’ll post a new cartoon on Watch Sonoma County and invite you to write the caption. Enter the contest by posting your caption below. Vote for your favorite by clicking “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on each entry.

PD staff will select several winners and publish them every Friday on the Forum page in the Empire News section. Want a shot? Leave your real name and your email address for verification.

The cartoons are drawn by Gary Varvel, who has served as political cartoonist for the Indianapolis Star since 1994.

Click here to see last week’s winners.

81 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Dec. 2”

  1. Dan J Drummond says:

    I don’t care who you heard. I know Horton the Elephant, and you’re no Horton. You’re more like the Grinch!

  2. Dan J Drummond says:

    The reason they’ve made you a clown, Dumbo, is because you brought down the big top Super PACs.

  3. Dan J Drummond says:

    Don’t worry. Timothy Q. Mouse called. He says he has a magic feather that will let you to fly again.

  4. Jean Anderson says:

    You must stand up against my dumb policies so that government of the people, by the people, and for the people will not perish from the face of the earth.

  5. Dan J Drummond says:

    I told you so. Mr. Snuffleupagus is VERY upset with you for trying to use Big Bird as a scapegoat!

  6. Dan J Drummond says:

    You may be at that certain age, where you leave the herd to die alone in the elephants’ graveyard.

  7. Jean Anderson says:

    My “blue” states are so filled with crazies today that even I agree you should secede from the union and start over.

  8. Dan J Drummond says:

    Don’t feel self-conscious. They say that the near extermination of elephants for ivory may be leading to natural selection for shorter tusks.

  9. Dan J Drummond says:

    Tell me the truth. When you were young, did you ever want to run away and join a circus?

  10. Dan J Drummond says:

    You think I look like President Obama? Why thank you, I take that as a complement.

  11. Dan J Drummond says:

    You Bush Elephants need to stop making mammoth mistakes or you may become extinct like your close relatives, the Whigs and Free Soilers.

  12. Dan J Drummond says:

    Hey, have you heard of Golden Triangle’s Black Ivory Coffee? With the amount of dung you manufacture, you could make a fortune as a barista.

  13. Dan J Drummond says:

    If you don’t change your ways they are going to hammer you like a Maccabee. “Mi chamocha ba’elim YHWH”!

  14. Dan J Drummond says:

    You will soon have three visitors; the Ghosts of Elections Past, Present, and Yet to Come. If you don’t change your ways you will be Scrooge.

  15. Frank says:

    Yes,Son, i know it’s confusing Rebublicans are racist but i freed the slaves, ya need to get passed the 99% of the media hype

  16. Julie Ambrose says:

    They say an elephant never forgets, what does it take for one to learn?

  17. Michael Sheehan says:

    HA! You just lost to the Worst President in History!

  18. Dale Stout says:

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time…and here’s where I make a fool out of you.

  19. Dan J Drummond says:

    Well, it was a great run. We just have to re-invent ourselves. I know, how about Carly Fiorina?

  20. Dan J Drummond says:

    Hey Skippy, you like peanuts, right? Did you know peanuts are a.k.a. earthnut, ground nut, goober pea, monkey nut, pygmy nut and pig nut?

  21. Dan J Drummond says:

    Hey Skippy, you like peanuts, right? Did you know after pollination, the peanut flower stalk elongates, bending, until the ovary is pushed underground, where the fruit develops into a legume pod, creating a new peanut?

  22. Dan J Drummond says:

    I know! Let’s walk it backwards; what do think about the old-school re-branding name . . . The Whig Party?

  23. Al COHEN says:

    ” You have a lot to learn..Follow my principles and you will succeed, not secede.”

  24. Al COHEN says:

    “Some sage advice for 2016. If you find my penny and it’s heads, pick it up, and you will have good luck.If it’s tails your going to lose the election.”

  25. Mark Berube says:

    “In my time we tried integrity, honesty and hard work. You should try that.”

  26. Brian Narelle says:

    You should get your nose looked at. I think you’re suffering from electile dysfunction.

  27. richard smith says:

    You need to knock off all the wisecracks about my ears, especially considering those giant lily pads of yours!

  28. James Bennett says:

    You went along with the program, I couldn’t tell a lie.

    That’s why you’re here and I’m…


  29. James Bennett says:

    Is that from lying about global warming,
    or are you the elephant in the room?

  30. Roger Steinhorst says:

    I think you need some “time out” to think about things…

  31. Mark Bowman says:

    Do you know who you’re messin’ with? I’m Abraham Obama, Republican Hunter.

  32. You knew Abraham Lincoln. And I’m no Abraham Lincoln.

  33. Kim Bishop says:

    You, sir, have made a mockery of what was once a truly Grand Old Party.

  34. walk it backwards says:

    Democracy is in its greatest danger when the public realizes it can vote itself benefits, Melman

  35. Julius Orth says:

    You all laughed about the empty chair…well I was sitting there all along!

  36. Steve Powles says:

    You look a little battered and bruised. Good thing for Obamacare huh!

  37. Julius Orth says:

    Now remember, Government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the people, ALL people.

  38. Steve Powles says:

    I just ordered the United States Fish And Wildlife Service to declare you an endangered species.

  39. Jean Anderson says:

    I was going to dress up as George Washington, but discovered he never told a lie or smeared people, so I went with the this look instead.

  40. Jeff Allee says:

    You’re telling me a mormon named Mitt was the best you could do?

  41. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Don’t forget that the Pledge of Allegiance should come before any Norquist Pledge!

  42. richard smith says:

    Four weeks and seven hours ago(more or less), our voters brought forth on this continent(and a few small islands),another term for President Obama. Remember?!!

  43. Dan J Drummond says:

    Now don’t forget. You need to get back to Congress and compromise for all the people.

  44. Dan J Drummond says:

    Honestly, don’t you understand that the people are going to blame you?

  45. Roger Steinhorst says:

    I have known many republicans in my time, and you my friend are no republican.

  46. Dan J Drummond says:

    A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently low revenue and high expenditure. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.

  47. Dan J Drummond says:

    Maybe you should grow a beard like mine. A new hat wouldn’t hurt, either.

  48. Dan J Drummond says:

    Honestly, if you would just be more specific about which loopholes you want to change, people may take you more seriously.

  49. Julie Ambrose says:

    You can call me Abraham Obama.

  50. Bob Sayers says:

    Right now, I’m a little overwhelmed with slavery, I’ll get back to you on animal rights.

  51. Pat Jackson says:

    Do I have a movie for you to see!

  52. Michael Sheehan says:

    HA! My supporters are so gullible that I’ve convinced them a California taxpayer making $200,000 a year is a “millionaire and billionaire.”

  53. Skippy says:

    You mean all I gotta do is put on this phony stovepipe hat and voters will forget that your party ended slavery and Jim Crow laws? Looks like I can fool all the people after all!

  54. Skippy says:

    You freed the slaves, gave women the vote, passed the Civil Rights and Voting Acts, but lost to Santa Claus and his merry band of racists. Looks like we’re both extinct!

  55. Michael Sheehan says:

    Yes, it’s true Lincoln freed the slaves, while I actually enslave people with higher taxes and government dependence, but my supporters seem to like revisionist history.

  56. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Think about this. O’Reilly’s next best seller may very
    well be “The Killing of the GOP”.

  57. Dan J Drummond says:

    Penny for your thoughts?

  58. Dan J Drummond says:

    You’re having trouble sleeping since the election, aren’t you? I think you need a prescription sleep aid. The beaver will be here any minute with some Rozerem. We’ve missed you in your dreams.

  59. Dan J Drummond says:

    Even though you’ve been sucking the life out of the middle-class, you’re lucky you’re not a real vampire!

  60. Dan J Drummond says:

    Nice going, now how are you going to get all that old baggage out of that trunk of yours?

  61. Jean Anderson says:

    See, as the real Lincoln said, you CAN fool some of the people all of the time!

  62. Jean Anderson says:

    How do you like my phony disguise? And the suckers fell for it AGAIN!

  63. Al COHEN says:

    “I heard you never forget. So why did you forget how to win?”

  64. richard smith says:

    For someone who is supposed to have such a good memory, you seem to have forgotten that you lost the election!

  65. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    America has 315,000,000 citizens not just the 400 super rich. Time to represent your voters!

  66. MOCKINGBIRD says:

    Time to change your name to the Grand Obstructionist Party!

  67. richard smith says:

    I’ve got some great seats for you over at Fords Theater!

  68. Kellie Ambrose says:

    You do know women have the right to vote?

  69. Mark Bowman says:

    Go ahead. Pull my finger and listen to what I think about extending tax cuts for the wealthy.

  70. richard smith says:

    Believe me, you don’t want to be blamed for another Civil War!

  71. Roger Steinhorst says:

    Let me get this straight- you’re saying you are a politician and because of your “principles”, compromise is off the table. Where did that idea come from?

  72. T.P. says:

    Soon this will be the only legal type of gun. Bang!

  73. Mark Berube says:

    “My Emancipation Proclamation will live on forever. You, on the other hand are an endangered species.”

  74. Bill Paris says:

    Do you already lose your San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series hat I bought you? And you wonder why the deficit is so high?

  75. John Gianfermi says:

    “Honestly, you Republicans can’t free anything.”

  76. Roger Steinhorst says:

    ….And you call yourself a Republican.

  77. Bill Paris says:

    Have you no manners? Trunks, like elbows, do not belong on the table. You are definitely not ready for any political dinners at this time. Come back in 4 years.

  78. Ben says:


  79. Dan J Drummond says:

    Don’t even think about it!

  80. Dan J Drummond says:

    You are NOT my Republican Party. And that’s the honest truth!

  81. Dan J Drummond says:

    I am trending upward. You are trending downward. And that’s the honest truth!