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Chris Britt

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  1. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 2 years ago

    A lot of angry disillusioned Republicans this morning.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    There are a lot of disillusioned Democrats too, Gypsy. Too many Dems and Independents only chose Obama because Republicans like Aiken, Mourdoch, Norquist, and others have presented the image of a Republican party more extreme than they could handle. I have felt the same way about some of the issues on which Dems chose to focus attention. This election did not give Obama a mandate. It did not give the Democratic led Senate a filibuster proof majority, and the House of Rep is still firmly in Republican hands, which actually appeals to me most of the time. Prior to the attitude of Republicans who tolerate no moderates in their midst, I usually voted to keep a split ticket. I consider an overwhelming majority of Dems in power to be as dangerous as an overwhelming number of Repubs. George Washington, in his farewell address, expressed my concerns well.
    We are the UNITED States of America and some of our neighbors are hurting today. They deserve our respect and our cooperation in moving forward. United we stand, divided we fail.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    I sure hope President Obama will now turn his full gaze towards NJ and NYC. I know Joe Biden will be in Staten Island on Friday, and I wouldn’t wanna be in the shoes of FEMA Administrator Fugate if the VP doesn’t see progress…

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    At this particular time, I do not know why you would want a split ticket that produces gridlock and inaction. The FDR administration had a majority in congress that enabled them to do what was necessary to fight the Great Depression. If you believe in an effective elected government, give them the conditions to do the job.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Boehner has in reality re-issued his “up yours, we cooperate NEVER!”, thinly masked it a solicitous plea for the President to just do things the “easy way”, capitulate on every issue to Boeher’s will.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    The voter has spoken, and the Congress that earned a whopping 9% approval rating is back almost unchanged. We voted the bums back in.

    This time, however, might be different. Both presidential candidates stirred up their respective hornet’s nests, bringing up important issues that need to be solved and not kicked down the road. Maybe that, and the outcome of 4 years of complacency, will stir the voters to demand more from their representatives. Maybe, just maybe, we’ve had enough. But our votes don’t show this, so my optimism is ver cautious.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    Hello Gypsy8, at this time, I actually don’t want a split ticket. I qualified that statement went I said “most of the time.” In past elections, I had as much fear of an unrestrained democrat party as I did an unrestrained republican party. The current republican party is only unrestrained in the degree to which it demands its own way (bipartisanship is when Dems vote our way), and the degree to which it opposes Obama even when he is backing ideas first put forward by republicans. The all or nothing approach from Norquist and McConnall did at least as much damage over the last four years as anything the Dems proposed. In 2010, new republicans promised to focus on jobs and then spent two years attacking social issues and trying to repeal O’Romney Care, since Obama had based his healthcare plan on Romney’s.
    Hugo Chavez won his first election when the opposition just didn’t participate. Chavez and his party had total control and changed the rules entirely. I would not like to see that happen in our nation should one party get “too much” power. However, the republicans under McConnall, Norquist, and Boehnor scare me as much as Pelosi and Reid. I like my senators- Warner and Kaine.
    Thank you for your comment. I hope 2014 gives us a better crop of legislators.
    Respectfully,
    C.

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