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Ben Sargent

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  1. echoraven

    echoraven said, 9 months ago

    What does this have to do with anything other than Ben’s undying love and devotion to the Democratic party?

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    It’s really sad when a small cadre of nutcases can control what was once “The Party of the Common man”!

  3. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    If you hired someone to run your company and they had the lowest production rate in history and then shut down the company, what would you do when their contract was up for renewal at the end of two years?

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, 9 months ago

    It’s because the Tea Party is strongly opposed to governing, and punishes any Republican who tries. They can’t go to conference on bills because that’s compromising with Democrats, who are Satan Incarnate. They can’t even pass their own bills in the house (transportation, farm, budgets, etnergy, you name it), unless they’re about the only two topics they care about: unconstitutional bans on abortion, and punishing the poor. They seem unable to even bring up a vote on bills like the senate’s bipartisan Immigration reform bill that would pass (with Democratic support) if they were voted on. Then to top it all, their incompetence at budgeting stopped the entire government from functioning for over a week, costing billions of dollars, and threatening the first-ever default of the American dollar. The Republican Party in its current form is incapable of governing. That’s what the cartoon, quite accurately, is about.

  5. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    Your question reveals only that you live inside the Tea party bubble. What he’s saying is that the Tea party, as created by the Koch brothers to try to destroy the government and bring down social order, has taken over the Republican party; effectively keeping it from governing. I agree with this analysis even though I am no longer a Democrat.

  6. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 9 months ago


    Or perhaps, the entire southern ultra conservative love for the tea party is just revenge for those “Federal Yankee’s” having won the Civil war (or “The War Between the States” as they like to call it). They hope to achieve this revenge by actually bringing down that very government. Not realizing, of course, that they’re the general recipients of far more federal benefits than they pay for! It IS one of the great ironies of our time. And I say this, who am not a Democrat either, (register and vote independent)!

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    Please refer to that unpleasantness from ‘61 until the end of Reconstruction by its correct name: ’The War of Yankee Aggression.’

    The Treasury said they had no idea what would happen if the US really hit the debt ceiling, the computers weren’t programmed to handle that event. The Speaker was threatened with removal by the majority of his party if he caved to Democratic demands. So he forced a slimdown that severely hurt a few, inconvenienced a larger minority, and had almost no effect on most Americans, and, by the end of the slimdown, he managed to keep his seat, end the shutdown, avoid the debt ceiling, and terrorise the Republicans into allowing a budget deal to go through before the Christmas break. Not bad for 16 days’ non-work.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    That sucking sound is the Tea Party circling the bowl.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Ben simply calls it right. Also, that TEA and JBS are both three letter acronyms for the same folks, might be a clue to some.

  10. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Really idiotic cartoon.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 9 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    The tea party scares any reasonable, moderate, intelligent , and educated American. Regardless of just what his party affiliation is, or is not!

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 9 months ago

    “Don’t confuse me”, on the flag. Love it!

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, 8 months ago


    I don’t live in the “Tea Party Bubble”, I’m a libertarian though I do agree with their notion that we are taxed enough (or too much). What I don’t do is believe what is spoon fed to me. The whole concept of “Tea Party” has been demonized because GASP they don’t worship, adore and breathe Obama and the Democrats.
    As far as “the Koch brothers” trying to destroy the government, they’ve been apparently doing an abysmal job at it. The government has been humming along quite successfully in it’s efforts to bury what’s left of the middle class aided by the fuhrer Obama and his loony band of “taxed not nearly enough” types.

  14. echoraven

    echoraven said, 8 months ago


    “Well that’s the problem! You don’t even see that there is a serious divide in the GOP and that the radical Tea Party is the cause.”
    The biggest problem with the Republicans is that there seems to be a faction that wants to appease the Democrats and their allies in the media and don’t learn from the budget debacle when they capitulated on everything and were crucified for it despite Harry “cancer kids” Reid implying that it’s ok for kids to rot with cancer as long as it’s for Obama’s glory; and apparently it’s ok for Democrats too.

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