Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And if not for Congress stopping him, Obama would be even MORE dangerous than he already is!

  2. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    Thank God for Washington gridlock!
    Bipartisanship gives us stuff like the Patriot Act, DHS, TSA, and the bank bailout of 2008.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Obama is the best president since Clinton, and republicans have gone insane, lost in a little world of paranoia of their own making….Sad, really….

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    BTW, piano, the stock market just had the best quarter in 15 years….Everything else gets blamed on Obama, I’m blaming him for that too,,Let’s see, 15 years…1998…economy roaring as I recall….Oh, yeah, Clinton…Hmmm…Looks like Democratic types are pretty good for the economy…

  5. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years ago


    But the only pres we’ve had since Clinton was Bush 2, so it’s a pretty low bar.
    I might hazard the best pres since FDR.

  6. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Roosevelt was a pretty low bar himself.

  7. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago


    Let’s see what the Republicans have given us since FDR brought us out of a Republican depression and won the biggest war in history:

    Eisenhower—A bench warmer during the quiet aftermath of WW2

    Nixon—No comment necessary.

    Ford—A party hack who is best remembered for being clumsy as an ox.

    Reagan—Declared war on the working class, presided over an administration enmeshed in illegal arms sales to right-wing Latin American terrorosts, and thought the Reader’s Digest was the ultimate intellectual publication

    Bush 1—A one term mediocre president who accomplished nothing, couldn’t even keep his lame “no new taxes” pledge, though admittedly looked good compared to the mess caused by his least talented son.

    Bush 2—Got us into two unnecessary wars, turned a record surplus into a record deficit, gave huge tax breaks for the ultra-rich, gutted environmental protection, made the US the laughingstock of the world, etc. etc. etc……

  8. sarah413

    sarah413 said, over 3 years ago

    @Newenglandah Let’s see the Democrats gave us

    Kennedy : Viet Nam War

    Johnson: More involvement in the Viet Nam War

    Clinton: NAFTA, the beginnings of companies moving their production overseas.

    Honestly, neither side has anything they can really hang their hats on. It’s a shame the way both sides conduct themselves like spoiled, petulant, brats. Shame on them and shame on us.

  9. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    FDR did not bring us out of a depression. He prolonged it. WW II was what ended it.

  10. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago


    Actually, it was Eisenhower who first got us involved in Vietnam, but yes, Kennedy and Johnson could have handled it much better. I do have to credit Johnson with the Civil Rights Act and other civil rights legislation. Too bad his bungling of Vietnam sullied his legacy.

    I am as opposed to Nafta and other so-called “free trade” legislation as anyone. No argument from me there.

    You are correct that neither party is ideal; there is no leftist party in the US, there is merely a center-right party and a far-right party. However, if the Republicans were fully in controll we would likely still have some form of segregation in the South, birth control would be hard to come by, gay marriage would be illegal in all states, and we might well be in a war with Iran. I choose “less than ideal” over “completely unacceptable”.

  11. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago


    And what was WW II if not a massive government spending program?

  12. George Brower

    George Brower said, over 3 years ago

    Just a correction on the use of Executive Order:

  13. ottod

    ottod GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Lotta C’s and D’s in American History here.

  14. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago

    Ditto on the infrastructure that FDR created. A large public works program would be in order today.

    Regarding Vietnam, you are correct that Ho Chi Mihn asked for our help in gaining independance from France. Not supporting them was mistake #1. Militarily aligning with the corrupt regime in the South was mistake #2.

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    Newenglandah: You left out Carter, facing that Republican deal with Komehni that the hostages wouldn’t be released until Reagan got in office in exchange for weapons and money laundering for the overthrow of any attempt at democracy south of the Rio Bravo del Norte.
    Second post: Where would you have the border between German-occupied US and Japanese-occupied? They both declared war on us first, unlike the custom since of never declaring war at all.

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