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Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

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  1. Independent1 February 19, 2016

    Trump is the poster child of someone who has spent his life striving to attain riches and material gain. Therefore, his claim of being a Christian flies in the face of everything that a true Christian should strive not to be – someone who is filling their lives with worldly things.

    .Matthew 6:24
    [ You Cannot Serve God and Riches ] “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (Riches, Avarice or Worldly gain.)

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    1. Paul Bass February 22, 2016

      Trump is obviously NOT trying to serve God, so his mammon worship remains intact.

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  2. Otto Greif February 19, 2016

    I hope Danzinger gets help before he snaps and goes postal.

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  3. charleo1 February 20, 2016

    I had what turned out to be a very unfortunate conversation with my wife’s brother the other day. It started innocently enough, with a remark one of us made about the very low price of gasoline. My brother-in-law being a person of modest means, and not being employed by the oil industry, I thought he would agree it was a blessing. Instead, he launched into this tirade about how Obama had everything, “messed up.” Here’s where I should have demurred, changed the subject etc. etc. But instead ask, oh really? How so? Immediately getting perturbed, he repeated, “Everything.” “Him and his bunch, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi have got the whole thing screwed up!” He repeated. Obviously with no ready examples of just what these cretans had done, he blurted out, “That’s why I’m voting for Trump.” “Because,” He went on, “Otherwise, this Country is going down the drain!” As compared to when he took office? I pressed. (Keeping my mouth shut has never been my string suit.) And besides, I went on, (now I’m getting way too involved here.) How could you, a person with Mexican Parents, a Mexican American yourself, a Catholic, always a deeply religious person (I thought) Support what you know are the lies Trump is spreading about Mexican people? Many of whom you’ve known, and worked alongside all your life. Their children have gone to school with yours? How can your faith square with your support of such a man? Now mad enough to bite nails, he literally screamed at me,”Well, I don’t care about any of that, I’m voting for Trump, and that’s all there is to it!” To which I very unwisely replied, Well, that makes you more stupid than him! At which point he asked his sister, (my wife who was in tears at this point,) and myself to leave.

    For my wife, I am very sorry about this. As for as myself, I should have known better than to talk to a non thinking, thoroughly brainwashed, former follower of the Pope. Who has without even being aware of it, exchanged his religion for an anti Christian doctrine. Even turned his back on his own heritage. So, when Trump makes the claim there are many Mexican people out there who love him, mere common sense would tell one different. But I’m telling you, I have met one of these Mexicans who love Trump, and it wasn’t pretty. Very unfortunate, actually,

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    1. idamag February 20, 2016

      And, you noticed, like all ideologues he spoke in abstracts.

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  4. idamag February 20, 2016

    Many of those calling themselves Christian, today, are worlds apart from the teachings of Jesus. If Jesus came to them, and they recognized Him (which I doubt) and he told them to give up their ideology or him, they would choose their ideology. Those that are trying to push their religion on others are tedious and stupid.

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  5. dtgraham February 20, 2016

    I truly hope that the Pope will feel better after making his pilgrimage to seek atonement, forgiveness, and spiritual enlightenment from the Donald.

    He can take the Dalai Lama, and the Hindu Holy Krishna of the Vedas with him. The three of them can sit side-by-side on a couch and get spiritual counselling from the Donald while paying their respects. They can ask questions like:

    Dalai Lama — “Donald, does the reality of the non-self relate to Nirvana, enlightenment, and ultimate liberation?”

    The Holy Krishna — “Donald, can one become a knower of all by reaching the stage of absolute nothingness?”

    The Pope — “Donald, what IS Christianity?”

    The Pope can later write an apostolic treatise on this experience. He can call it, “Homage to Donald.”

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