Ben Sargent by Ben Sargent

Ben Sargent

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 2 years ago

    mr cheney?

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 2 years ago

    He would rewrite the Constinewtion.

  3. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    “Mr. Roosevelt?”

    (Let’s be honest, FDR DID try to pack the Supreme Court )

  4. jimwill0803

    jimwill0803 said, over 2 years ago

    Newt would be greatly honored to join that club. He’s accomplished a lot of great things in his life.He was a college history teacher. Distinguished member of the House of Representatives. Time magazine man of the year in 1995. House Minority Whip. Speaker of the House. He is a man that knows how to get things done, and could probably make a great impact on this country. I’m just not sure we could survive his leadership. But, that’s just me.

  5. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    FDR certainly did try to pack the court, Simon_J. However, equating his efforts to Newt’s, and theirs to murderous dictators, misses the issue of scale. What Roosevelt attempted COULD have tipped the court’s decisions in his favor, assuming that he knew the minds and hearts of his appointees (ask Republicans about betrayal by ‘conservative’ Nixon justices). What Newt proposes would actually relegate the Court to a position of subservience to the other two branches of government; a more extreme action. Sargent’s list of dictator’s, however, could not only ignore and remove upstart judges, they could have them removed from the roles of the living. We shouldn’t let politicians change our form of government for their own political gain (FDR was stopped by the people’s political opinion), but all attempts at change aren’t equal.

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Here’s a scary thought;
    Imagine President-elect Romney selecting The Gingrinch as Attorney General…

  7. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 2 years ago

    …in the company of strange bed-fellows.

  8. tigre1

    tigre1 said, over 2 years ago

    Please, gentlemen…ladies. FDR did NOT try to pack the court. Please check your Constitution. There is NO required number of Just-@$$es on the bench. Frankly, in MY opinion the only way a revolution can be averted in this country is to check the Court and reverse some recent decisions…and again, you add six new justices, which IS allowed by the Constitution…or guillotines show up on Wall STreet, quite a few top people who survive THAT will face Nuremburg-type courts for financial crimes against humanity, AND then we start over…having gone through a very violent period…or again, change the composition of the court.

    Not my choice to make, but I know what I’d do. Yesterday.

  9. peter stampfel

    peter stampfel GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Sounds like a plan.

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago


    Good point. The Court has actually varied from 6 to 10, so you can’t even make a case that precedent rules.

  11. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    While it’s true that the Constitution doesn’t require a certain number of justices, this isn’t proof for or against “FDR tried to pack the SC”. The issue is intent. To argue that he wasn’t, you should give examples of Roosevelt’s opinion on court capacity before they struck down his legislation. I find no evidence that he had an expanded number in mind that wasn’t tied to diluting Republican control. On the contrary, statements he made about R’s control of government show him wanting to swing the control pendulum in his direction. While we can’t be inside his mind during this decision making process, I can see no reasonable explanation for adding to the court other than he wanted to install those whose political ideologies paralleled his own.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Newt has backed off his original position of the Congress challenging court decisions to calling up "impeachment’ before the House, which IS possible, if the judge or justice is guilty of violating “while on good behavior”, but that does NOT include his challenging them merely on disagreement with their rulings. It DOES reflect on his own, personal, criminal activity for which he was merely censured and forced to resign and pay a fine. Newt is only a historian in the fact he keeps trying to re-write history, and the Constitution, to suit his interpretation and need.

  13. dfowensby

    dfowensby said, over 2 years ago

    FDR was a paranoid psychopath anyway. probably why he got along so well with stalin. my father knew he was nuts when they sent his USMC platoon to invade eastern japan in early 1941 and was brazen enough to call the P.I. and Pearl Harbor counter-offensive a “sneak attack”. he actually fooled almost all the people (that weren’t enemies or in the west-coast military at the time). not one person ever asked about the elephant in the room: what was nearly the entire u.s. navy, usmc, and air corps all doing out there to start with?

  14. charliekane

    charliekane said, over 2 years ago


    Wott th’ hell er yew talkin’ about?

  15. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago


    I think he believes the myth that FDR knew Pearl Harbor was coming. Nope. They knew the Japanese were active, but did not believe they could strike so far.

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