Clay Bennett by Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

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  1. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 2 years ago

    Clay, I don’t think Mitt is that representative of GOP’s past. While he’s not as popular I think Newt would get that position. The much tougher part in that drawing is that Scrooge later has a change of heart and the GOP will not accept that as an option.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 2 years ago

    @Kylop

    You know, even though I voted for President Obama, I almost have a certain amount of sympathy for Mitt Romney. He was given an almost impossible task, and actually performed rather well.

    His task was that in order to win the nomination he had to be an ultra right wing fanatic, or he did not stand a chance of being the Republican nominee. Then, in order to even stand a chance against President Obama, he had to almost immediately turn around and become a lean to the right middle of the road candidate.

    And then, he was accused of being a flip flopper because he did what he had to do to win. So now, the party that did this to him is throwing him under the bus. Sad, in a way.

  3. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    You are dead on with your analysis. That’s what happens when someone sells their soul for politics.

  4. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 2 years ago

    Mitt does seem the perfect reflection of Jacob Marley, doesn’t he?

  5. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Rickapolis

    “Mitt does seem the perfect reflection of Jacob Marley, doesn’t he?”


    Well, Jacob Marley was penitent by the time we meet him, and Romney hasn’t shown any such signs yet, but then again Old Marley was as dead as a doornail (this must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story as it was related). As I write this Mitt is still among the living, but we may hope that a better future awaits him.


    But it’s true that Mitt is “a good man of business.”

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Willard was a ChickenHawk before the first primary.
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    Also, his ‘Corporations are people, my friend!’ remark was straight from his belief system.
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    He was accused of being a flip flopper because he was one. His position on abortion when we was in Massachusetts was totally different from his new one. There were others.
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    Exposure of his federal tax returns would have ended his career right then and there. It was also documented that he cheated on his Mass state tax and his property taxes elsewhere.
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    He was, at best indifferent to the damage Bain Capital did to people’s lives.
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    I think your sympathy ought to go to people who used to be Republicans before Newt’s poison.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Romney was an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato.

  8. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, about 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Well said.
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    As for Robert Landers & braindead08. Robert is right in that he did what he had to do to win (including changing the rules at the primary). braindead08 is right regarding his actions. Personally, I’m surprised that the Obama campaign didn’t run the dog stuff more during the election. I didn’t understand how the NRA could demonize Obama over his statements about “banning military weaponry” yet support Romney who had actually banned guns. I guess they just support the GOP no matter what. Then again, I’ve come to the conclusion that you can no longer tell pig from man and that both parties are pretty much the same, they just talk different games.

  9. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “Any man who goes about with FAUX Noise on his lips should be boiled in his own Pudding, and buried with a stake of Hannity in his heart”!
    Or something to that effect…

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Rottiluv

    “The other animals looked from Pig to Man, and from Man to Pig, and realized that they could no longer tell one from the other”.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 2 years ago

    I like the symbols that Mr. Bennett drew. We won’t be needing that coathanger with so many Republicans losing.

  12. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    You’re absolutely right, but I continue to have no sympathy for him. A man with any principles whatsoever would not have done any of that. You’re correct that that’s what his party demanded of him, and sooner or later they were going to find someone who would do anything for power, which is the only sort of person who’d accept their terms. They found him. But I don’t have to respect him for it. He chose to be someone who’d do anything for power and had no principles. He didn’t get the power he did it for, because the voters had slightly more discernment and because he was slightly too obvious about his motives. I don’t see much to sympathize with in that. It’s not as if they forced him to run.

  13. M Ster

    M Ster said, about 2 years ago

    @PocketNaomi

    I agree with you. Romney decided to play by the old rules, and in doing so, offered nothing inspirational.

    I have a feeling that a Republican candidate with the strengths of his/her convictions could withstand the pressure to go too far off to the right during the primary. I could see a huge percentage of the GOP flocking behind a candidate like Chris Christie even though they disagreed with some of his moderate positions. They’d see it as a path to winning and cheerfully call him “the new direction of the party”.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    @Tigger

    Actually, Barry is Santa to many of his followers. Or so they think until the bill arrives a decade from now.

  15. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 2 years ago

    @fritzoid

    But it’s true that Mitt is “a good man of business.”

    If you definition of ‘good’ is ‘rapacious, greedy, and insensitive’, yes, he is.

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