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A double Dubya

Former President Bill Clinton was on the box Wednesday night talking about "arithmetic" ... the cold, hard numbers of job creation and economic growth under Democratic and Republican administrations over the past 52 years.

Do the numbers matter? Not to many Republicans, it seems. And it's hard to understand why.

Bill also talked about hatred, the hatred the GOP (though not all of its members, of course) evinces for the Democratic president, his Democratic colleagues in the executive and legislative branches, and presumably the Republicans who accepted positions in this Democratic administration. That's hard to understand as well.

The enormous political divide that exists in the United States today can be found everywhere, even within families. My father was a "voted twice for Bush" guy, and he would have voted for him a third time, I think, had it been possible.

And that's hard to understand.

Here's Bill Maher's pretty great take on Dubya.

Roberto De Vido writes cartoons and comics about politics, sports (and life) from a small fishing and farming village an hour southwest of Tokyo.

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Sep 10, 2012, 11:51 am
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OK, fine, but what are YOU doing there? I’m still waiting to hear that explanation…

Sep 10, 2012, 4:42 am
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Google can be your friend, Bret.

There are three major U.S. military facilities within 50 miles of Tokyo, home to tens of thousands of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel and their families, all of whom have “skin in the game”.

The Yokosuka Naval Base is in my city, home to the only forward-deployed aircraft carrier in the U.S. fleet, as well as many submarines and support vessels (a carrier strike group and a destroyer squadron).

Sep 9, 2012, 3:12 pm
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Wow you’re slow. It took you like three days to think of a response. How many people did you have to consult during that time to help you think of what to say?

I’m not too sure there’s a military installation of US Embassy an hour southwest of Tokyo in a fishing village.

And being called an ignoramus by someone who drinks Grijalva’s kool-aid…yeah, I’ll give that the attention it deserves.

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