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Old 27 February 2017, 11:57 PM
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Default Snoopy = Trump? Charles Shultz was oddly prescient in 1970

In 1970, there was a series of Peanuts comics in which Snoopy became the Head Beagle... sort of the "dog president."

Snoopy's administration has some rather eerie parallels to a certain blowhard in office right now.

Begin here:
http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/02/15

And pretty much through to the present day. I'm not sure how much longer the storyline goes on for.

Some points of similarity:

Embarrassingly bad staff: http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/02/16 and http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/02/21

Blaming the previous administration for a "mess": http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/02/20

Making bad decisions (something Snoopy will admit but Trump never will): http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/02/24

Overwhelmed by the scope and scale of governance: http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/02/25

Hatred of criticism: http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/02/27

(Given the date, I'm sure this was probably more about Nixon, but it sure does fit Trump, too!)
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Old 28 February 2017, 02:14 AM
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How did you find this!? It's AMAZING!
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Old 28 February 2017, 02:25 AM
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Since Charles Shultz' last strip, newspapers that run Peanuts started to re-run the entire strip from the beginning. We're 15 years along now, which puts us in 1970 as far as the Peanuts strips goes. These are running currently.

It really is just an amazing coincidence that these 45 year old strips are just now running 1 month into Trump's administration.
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Old 28 February 2017, 03:16 AM
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Oops! Looks like I didn't quite go back far enough... here's election night...

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/02/11

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Good grief.
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Did Snoopy ever manage to get the cat to pay for the wall between their yards?
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Old 28 February 2017, 02:15 PM
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Today we have Trump's policy on ecology...

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/02/28
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Old 28 February 2017, 02:33 PM
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If you want to know how Snoopy's term as Head Beagle turned out, here's an archive:

http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/March_1970_comic_strips

Sadly, I doubt we'll get this kind of resolution in our current situation...
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I saw whatever was in the paper yesterday I thought that they intentionally put those strips in now. I did not realize they were going in chronological order and it just worked out. Very cool.
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Sadly, I doubt we'll get this kind of resolution in our current situation...
Maybe we could just send him a letter and he'd take it at face value and go home?
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The Head Beagle shuts out the press!

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/03/01
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The Dog House is running like a finely-tuned machine!

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/03/02

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The former Head Beagle is now writing his autobiography, and he has a tendency to... err... exaggerate his life...

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/03/16

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/2017/03/18
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Did Snoopy ever manage to get the cat to pay for the wall between their yards?
No, Charlie Brown's family will pay for it. As we suspected.
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