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Yes, it all started when I began compiling my vintage HIP HARRY cartoons for publication, illustrations that I had penned as a young man. One of the main characters, Keith Lippman, elbowed his way out from the rest.
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I toyed around with different slogans and settled on "Bold" Smack Donald, a pun from the old folk song, Old MacDonald. At first, the cartoons stood up exactly as originally inked but eventually I updated the captions and then created new scenarios entirely.
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The more I read the old comic strips, the weirder it all became. The pretentious buffoon in the polka-dotted shirt had managed to leap off my drawing table and toss his pompadour hair style SMACK dab into the 2016 Presidential race.
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What became increasingly eerie was the cartoons' uncanny habit of predicting events in unsettling ways. As an example, this joke turned out to be dead on as Donald Trump won the election but not the majority of the votes.
Another example is how Trump's base skewed so radically along racial lines.
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Appalled by the media continually propping up Trump, I created this first Dorian Gray lampoon and, shortly afterwards, Hillary came out with her infamous Basket of Deplorables comment.
It's funny how nobody picked up on the Play-Doh barb from the Loiusiana flood victim relief debacle. I guess the Donald thought they could all build new homes with a mound of children's clay.
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I never considered that he could win. In fact, I doubted he could even come close with his bombastic messaging and Helter-Skelter approach to the world at rage.
We all witnessed a bold new Media Malpractice to the news across the networks, enjoying their field day of viewer ratings and advertising dollars.

"Oh, well," they said, "Bad for America but GREAT for us."
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Time and time again, when the Donald would flip Trump-Side Down, we'd hear a whole bunch of Right-Side YUPS.
Another eerie oracle from this one… Each state won, literally, by a small group of voters but instead of jettisoning the clown, they embraced him.
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Trump bombed in the debates yet the talking heads all gave him a pass, stating that he was simply holding back, and gleefully roasted Hillary at every juncture.
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Trump's groping of women broke and it looked as if people were finally coming to their senses.
His defense?
Oh, he doesn't stink as bad as Bill Clinton, so…

WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?

Everything, sheeple, every damn thing that you got.
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Donald Trump's way of putting out a fire is to start another. He flamed on with rants of a "rigged election."

Oh, it was rigged alright, not by democrats but by James Comey, head of the FBI.

I'll never feel the same level of respect for that organization ever again.
We won't know if this knocked over the dominoes tumbling towards Doomsday for a while, a week, a month, a year or two?

It may never come but it feels closer than ever before, now, doesn't it?

Children, you best crawl under your desks and hold your head.
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I'll bet most people didn't understand the Your Guy hat. It's a pun from the David Lee Roth California Girls music video from the eighties.
I am not the only one reeling from America electing my vintage cartoon character to the highest office in the free world. I find it fitting to razz them with a song from an old Disney film.

Everybody should have joined in and sang with me.

Too late.
♫ Que Sera, Sera ♫
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