Count me in with BigStar303 – Johnny Hart isn’t just unfunny, but his far-right political bludgeoning leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
The most recent example that comes to mind were several strips during the November election/Florida fiasco – Hart ran several strips about a “Democrat vote counter” doll that “keeps recounting votes until the cows come home,” or something similar. Har har har. And I vaguely recall assorted “Jesus died for our sins” Christmas-themed strips, along with several school-prayer strips.
I can forgive Hart for the above if his strips were at least funny, but they’re not – they’re just stereotypical right-wing opinionation hidden behind a thin veneer of “oh, it’s just a comic strip”.
And sure, Garry Trudeau’s been opinionating in Doonesbury for years, but at least Trudeau skewers everyone regardless of political party or position (witness this week’s run on Clinton’s continued troubles). Hart is politically neutral unless he finds an opportunity to cheer for the GOP, and that kind of blatant political grandstanding is nauseating to me.