Ben Sargent by Ben Sargent

Ben Sargent

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  1. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 2 years ago

    Only if we MAKE them do it.

  2. ODon

    ODon said, about 2 years ago

    Congress should remember that without gerrymandering many of them would not be there. Democrats garnered more total votes than did the Republicans. The Republicans can claim no mandate.

  3. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 2 years ago

    mandate!?!? republicans?!? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    had they won ANY election by this margin popular OR electoral they would be crowing MANDATE from every rooftop. All i hear from them is how the dems do NOT have a mandate.

    the dynamic has changed. they can continue to screw the country for idealogy (the ideology of making obama a one term president kinda failed at great expense to us all), but these house republicans face RE-ELECTION. it would be hard for them to not negotiate and feel secure in re-election when one considers where the country has gone socially.

    it’s a pity we can’t have social liberalism or even social tolerance AND fiscal conservatism, but no party is offering that.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The only “high cliff”, is Boehner’s ego.

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    When shrub was re-elected in 2004 with a SMALLER E.C. majority, and NOT the popular vote, the Cons were shrieking “MANDATE-MANDATE” from the rooftops.
    Now, in 2012, with Obama winning 332 to 203, AND winning the Popular vote, they insist on calling it a “Squeaker”!
    Can you say “Double Standard”? I knew you could…

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    Great cartoon. Bipartisan blame and I always enjoy Mr. Sargent’s art. Pat Oliphant’s art is my actual favorite, it reminds me a bit of some of Thomas Nast’s political cartoons. Here’s a timely one.
    ^
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Thomas+Nast&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=B7D4C361A7242E25F58C71E8FC656EA1B2C1A008&selectedIndex=84
    ^
    Oliphant hasn’t had new art up in a while. I hope he is still employed.
    C.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    Every Texas Congressman knows that, if you try to go across the aisle, you reach the edge and fall off.


    The world is obviously a disk with a few bumps, and Columbus sailed from one peninsula to a small island that was still far from the edge of the disk, the edge being somewhere before reaching the Democrat side of the aisle.

  8. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 2 years ago

    @ cdowns,
    i agree with you about the art. wrt to cartoon art, do you remember paul rigby’s political cartoons?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/22/obituaries/22rigby.html?fta=y

  9. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 2 years ago

    @Simon_Jester

    Tell them there is a lobbyist on the other side looking to fund someone, anyone…

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 2 years ago

    Michael wme: Unless you happen to know, off the top of your large, bald head what “people back home” in every single district are thinking on every issue. That’s how Sam Rayburn did it, and would prove it on occasion by “inviting” recalcitrant members to the “Board of Education” (a lavish dinner in the Speaker’s apartment).
    .
    I have used his library on occasion, it is less than a mile from my house.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    @dannysixpack

    I did an image search for Mr. Rigby after going to the website and I do indeed remember some of that art. Thanks for the memories.
    C.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    ^ They should have told Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove!

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 2 years ago

    @ODon

    The Republicans can claim no mandate.

    That would not be a safe bet. A local election a few years back saw 3 people running for city councilperson of my ward. The “winner” received a whopping 34% of the votes and claimed it was a “mandate” for his platform. He was well and truly an idiot.

  14. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    And today that man is the number one pick to run for president on the Republican ticket for 2016.

  15. parkerfields

    parkerfields GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I can understand why a liberal cartoonist would speak of congress reaching across the aisle. God forbid our so-called leader Obama reaching across the aisle. That is what he would do if he were a true leader – lead.

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