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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco

A.F. Branco Cartoon – Santa’s Little Helper

A.F. BRANCO on April 30, 2021 |

Biden’s American Families Plan is more like a drunken sailor’s spending spree.

American Families Plan

Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2021.

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Bowers CARTOON: SOTU, Then & Now, Looking Back Forty Years

Written by Steve Bowers on February 8, 2019

What’s the difference between promises made by Presidents THEN, and promises made today? It’s a big one!

Campaign for Working Families End of Day Report February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary Bauer

Trump’s Strong Address

As President Trump said last night, the state of our union is strong.  And so too was his performance!

This was one of the best State of the Union addresses I have ever witnessed.  And I have witnessed some great ones, especially when I served in the Reagan White House.

I am not alone in that assessment.  Snap polls from CBS and CNN — not Fox — found that 76% of Americans approved of the president’s address.

There were many revealing moments last night.  But I will mention just a few here now because there is a raging battle to control the narrative and to convince the American people that they shouldn’t like what they heard last night.

I urge you to share this report with all your friends and family members.

The Economy

President Trump outlined a powerful message of accomplishments, which will undoubtedly be the core message of the 2020 campaign.  But the reaction of the “loyal opposition” to these achievements exposed the progressive left as a movement that is increasingly socialist.

Did you notice the contrast when the president was accurately describing the success of his economic program, including record low minority unemployment?  Few Democrats applauded.

When Trump hailed the economic gains made by women, many of the newly-elected socialist women initially sat on their hands.  Later, when he hailed the election of more women to public office, they jumped to their feet and danced.

So the news of greater employment for American women got little notice, but news of their advancement was celebrated, even though their left-wing policies would likely stall progress for all women.

Last night, President Trump did not hesitate to directly confront the left’s embrace of socialism.  He boldly declared:

“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country.  America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control.  We are born free, and we will stay free.  Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

The new members of Congress who are proud “Democratic socialists” and the old members who try to hide it, sat on their hands.  The conservative side of the chamber erupted in applause, expressing their appreciation for the president’s promise that we will not go the way of Europe under his watch.

Border Security

The president made a powerful case for securing our borders and the necessity that barriers be part of any border security plan.  Anything without physical barriers simply will not work.  The president reiterated that point when he said, “Simply put, walls work and walls save lives.”

But he also instinctively drew bright lines that will appeal to many working class Americans, including many Democrats, when he said this:

“No issue better illustrates the divide between America’s working class and America’s political class than illegal immigration.  Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards.

“Meanwhile, working class Americans are left to pay the price for mass illegal migration: reduced jobs, lower wages, overburdened schools and hospitals, increased crime and a depleted social safety net.”

The left is terrified that if Trump continues to nail them like this, he will once again carry Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

By the way, the CBS poll also found that 72% of last night’s State of the Union viewers approved of President Trump’s position on illegal immigration and border security.

Incredibly, when Trump called for an end to sex trafficking and praised the work of Special Agent Elvin Hernandez, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could not bring herself to applaud even that.

A Passionate Defense Of Life

I was particularly pleased that President Trump did not shy away from the ongoing controversy over late-term abortions.  He spoke passionately and pointedly called out radical pro-abortion legislators in New York and Virginia.

It reminded me of when he exposed Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion extremism during the 2016 debates.  And he used similar language last night, saying:

“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days.  Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.  

“These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.  And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia where he basically stated he would execute a baby after birth.

“To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.  Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.  And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth:  All children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”

This is an issue that unites us.  The American people overwhelmingly oppose late-term abortions.  Yet the vast majority of so-called “progressives” in the House chamber sat on their hands, seething at the president’s call to protect innocent babies.

By the way, Nancy Pelosi’s guest at the State of the Union address was Leana Wen, the new president of Planned Parenthood.

American women may be happy to see so many new women in the Congress today.  But they need to think about this irony:  There are more women in Congress than ever before, and yet more members of Congress than ever before are willing to essentially support infanticide.

A Tribute To America

There were many rousing patriotic moments during President Trump’s remarks last night.  He honored the 75th anniversary of America’s liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe.  He honored the 50th anniversary of Buzz Aldrin’s landing on the moon.

And his tribute to Sergeant Herman Zeitchik, an American soldier who liberated the Dachau concentration camp and helped to rescue Holocaust survivor Joshua Kaufman, who saluted Zeitchik, was especially moving.

Referring to the D-Day heroes like Sergeant Zeitchik, President Trump said:

“They did not know if they would survive the hour. . . But they knew that America had to prevail. Their cause was this nation, and generations yet unborn.

“Why did they do it? They did it for America.  They did it for us.  Everything that has come since . . . is possible thanks to the blood and tears and courage and vision of the Americans who came before.”

Our Divisions

I know many conservatives believe that the reason the left is so committed to “resistance” is because it just can’t stand Donald Trump.  They think that any other Republican could get even more done.  That is just not true.

As I have pointed out many times before, the left’s radicalism is nothing new.  If Marco Rubio or Mitt Romney were standing before Congress promising to build a border wall, they would get the same irrational reaction and be called the same disgusting names.

My friends, America is not divided because of Donald Trump.  Donald Trump was elected because America is so divided, because the left is seeking to “fundamentally transform” our country.

I know many people wish there could be compromise.  But on many of these issues, there is no compromise to be had.

Either we respect the sanctity of life or we do not. 
Either we secure the border or we do not. 
Either we remain a nation committed to free markets and individual liberty or we do not.
Either we cherish our history and traditions or we do not. 

Watch: Students Hate Trump Quotes Until They Learn They Were Actually From Obama

Published by | on February 5, 2018

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These folks have some pretty strong negative comments about these State of the Union quotes…

Cabot Phillips from Campus Reform spoke to several students outside John Jay College in New York and asked them to comment on some of the statements from the SOTU speech. What Phillips didn’t tell them is that the statements actually quoted Obama. 

This is what ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ looks like in action.


And then, when some of them realized what had happened, they backpedaled.

My favorite is the girl with the fur-trimmed hood and red scarf that went from ‘we need to mind our own business because there are other countries with automatic and nuclear weapons‘ to, ‘some people are quick to judge Donald Trump just because of a few things he says, but I think if they paid attention to his whole Presidency they’d have a better perspective on him‘.

But that’s not her, right — it’s ‘some’ people?


And then there’s the guy at the end that is reasonable. President Trump managed to get through to the American people that were really listening to him when he delivered the State of the Union Address.

The response was overwhelmingly positive.

And despite the character assassination that has been ongoing for almost two years by the Media (D), his numbers are getting a bump.

Could it be because he’s not the boogeyman that they portray him to be?

Could it be because he is implementing good policies that are benefiting Americans?

Could it be because the Democrats doubled-down on identity politics and refused to stand for things that they say that they champion?

Could it be because Democrats have learned absolutely nothing after the last election and shoved privileged, trust-funded ‘Kennedy Dynasty’ Rep. Joe Kennedy III to deliver the counter to the President’s SOTU speech?

It looks like Americans ain’t having it.

It looks like the antidote to ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ is a healthy dose of #MAGA.

More Politically INCORRECT Cartoons for Monday February 5, 2018

It’s Clear as Day: Dems Hatred for Trump Controls Every Action

Reported by Tami Jackson | on

Dems hate Trump

The Left has been crying and whining since the election. They called good Americans “Deplorables.” They staged a sit in to protest gun violence, and simply looked like a bunch of petulant children in dire need of a whoopin’.

Maxine Waters screams incessantly (and usually on MSNBC, that wholly ‘impartial and objective’ channel…not) “Impeach him!”

Many of the Dems boycotted the inauguration in January 2017.

And these Dems boycotted President Trump’s first State of the Union:

  1. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.
  2. Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.
  3. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.
  4. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill.
  5. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas
  6. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.
  7. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.
  8. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
  9. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.
  10. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill.
  11. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. (thevirtuous” woman whose husband is a convicted felon who organized paid protestors to incite violence at candidate Trump’s rallies)
  12. Rep. Albio Sires, D-N.J.
  13. Rep. Juan Vargas, D-Calif.
  14. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
  15. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla.

The Democrats that actually attended sat there grimacing and pouting, once again looking like petulant, spoiled brats. The Congressional Black Caucus attempted to “resist” by wearing “kente cloth” in protest to Trump’s s-hole countries comment. For the most part, the Dems sat on their hands rather than applaud the low African American unemployment, low Hispanic unemployment, and high rate of economic growth in America. 

What The Left is broadcasting loud and clear is a hatred of Trump that supersedes any other emotion or motive — including love for America and Americans.

About the Author: Tami Jackson

Tami Jackson is a lifelong conservative embedded in her once red, native state of Oregon, and is the granddaughter of (legal) Norwegian immigrants. Tami is an Evangelical Christian, the “mom” of one Persian cat (Omar), a Second Amendment aficionado, and the chief organizer and instigator of trouble among the Hugh Hewitt Tribbles. She is also Executive Editor of, Social Media/Content/Marketing for Robar Companies, Editor-In-Chief of, and Social Media Marketing Director for Ride the Thunder Movie, and the host of the Tami Jackson Show.

Look what I Found

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco

White Rich Kennedy Privilege

Rich and very white, Joe Kennedy gives an anti-American response to Trumps very pro-American State of the Union.

Joe Kennedy SpeechPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.

Fact Check: State of the Union, GOP response

By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press

Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 9:59 pm

Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 8:41 pm

President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

So it went Tuesday night, when he declared Medicare premiums have stayed flat thanks to the law, when they’ve gone up. As for an even bigger theme of his State of the Union address, the president’s assertion that “upward mobility has stalled” in America runs contrary to recent research, while other findings support him.

A look at some of the facts and political circumstances behind his claims, along with a glance at the Republican response to his speech:

OBAMA: “Because of this (health care) law, no American can ever again be dropped or denied coverage for a preexisting condition like asthma, back pain or cancer. No woman can ever be charged more just because she’s a woman. And we did all this while adding years to Medicare’s finances, keeping Medicare premiums flat, and lowering prescription costs for millions of seniors.”

THE FACTS:  He’s right that insurers can no longer turn people down because of medical problems, and they can’t charge higher premiums to women because of their sex. The law also lowered costs for seniors with high prescription drug bills. But Medicare’s monthly premium for outpatient care has gone up in recent years.

Although the basic premium remained the same this year at $104.90, it increased by $5 a month in 2013, up from $99.90 in 2012. Obama’s health care law also raised Medicare premiums for upper-income beneficiaries, and both the president and Republicans have proposed to expand that.

Finally, the degree to which the health care law improved Medicare finances is hotly debated. On paper, the program’s giant trust fund for inpatient care gained more than a decade of solvency because of cuts to service providers required under the health law. But in practice those savings cannot simultaneously be used to expand coverage for the uninsured and shore up Medicare.


OBAMA: “Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled.”

THE FACTS: The most recent evidence suggests that mobility hasn’t worsened. A team of economists led by Harvard’s Raj Chetty released a study last week that found the United States isn’t any less socially mobile than it was in the 1970s. Looking at children born between 1971 and 1993, the economists found that the odds of a child born in the poorest 20 percent of families making it into the top 20 percent hasn’t changed.

“We find that children entering the labor market today have the same chances of moving up in the income distribution (relative to their parents) as children born in the 1970s,” the authors said.

Still, other research has found that the United States isn’t as mobile a society as most Americans would like to believe. In a study of 22 countries, economist Miles Corak of the University of Ottawa found that the United States ranked 15th in social mobility. Only Italy and Britain among wealthy countries ranked lower. By some measures, children in the United States are as likely to inherit their parents’ economic status as their height.


OBAMA: “We’ll need Congress to protect more than 3 million jobs by finishing transportation and waterways bills this summer.  But I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.”

THE FACTS: Cutting rules and regulations doesn’t address what’s holding up most transportation projects, which is lack of money. The federal Highway Trust Fund will run out of money in August without action. To finance infrastructure projects, Obama wants Congress to raise taxes on businesses that keep profits or jobs overseas, but that idea has been a political nonstarter.

The number of projects affected by the administration’s efforts to cut red tape is relatively small, said Joshua Schank, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a think tank. “The reason most of these projects are delayed is they don’t have enough money. So it’s great that you are expediting the review process, but the review process isn’t the problem. The problem is we don’t have enough money to invest in our infrastructure in the first place.”


OBAMA: “More than 9 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance or Medicaid coverage.”

THE FACTS:  That’s not to say 9 million more Americans have gained insurance under the law.

The administration says about 6 million people have been determined to be eligible for Medicaid since Oct. 1 and an additional 3 million roughly have signed up for private health insurance through the new markets created by the health care law. That’s where Obama’s number of 9 million comes from. But it’s unclear how many in the Medicaid group were already eligible for the program or renewing existing coverage.

Likewise, it’s not known how many of those who signed up for private coverage were previously insured. A large survey released last week suggests the numbers of uninsured gaining coverage may be smaller. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the uninsured rate for U.S. adults dropped by 1.2 percentage points in January, to 16.1 percent. That would translate to roughly 2 million to 3 million newly insured people since the law’s coverage expansion started Jan. 1.


OBAMA: “In the coming weeks, I will issue an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay their federally funded employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour, because if you cook our troops’ meals or wash their dishes, you shouldn’t have to live in poverty.”

THE FACTS: This would be a hefty boost in the federal minimum wage, now $7.25, but not many would see it.

Most employees of federal contractors already earn more than $10.10. About 10 percent of those workers, roughly 200,000, might be covered by the higher minimum wage. But there are several wrinkles. The increase would not take effect until 2015 at the earliest and it doesn’t apply to existing federal contracts, only new ones. Renewed contracts also will be exempt from Obama’s order unless other terms of the agreement change, such as the type of work or number of employees needed.

Obama also said he’ll press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage overall. He tried that last year, seeking a $9 minimum, but Congress didn’t act.


REP. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS of Washington, in her prepared Republican response: “Last month, more Americans stopped looking for a job than found one. Too many people are falling further and further behind because, right now, the president’s policies are making people’s lives harder.”

THE FACTS: She leaves out a significant factor in the high number of people who aren’t looking for jobs: Baby boomers are retiring.

It’s true that a large part of the still-high unemployment rate is due to jobless workers who have given up looking for a job. There are roughly three people seeking every job opening, a circumstance that can discourage others from trying. But one big reason people aren’t seeking employment is that there are so many boomers – the generation born in the immediate aftermath of World War II – and therefore more than the usual number of retirements.

Associated Press writers Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Christopher S. Rugaber, Joan Lowy, Sam Hananel and Tom Raum contributed to this report.

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