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Clay Bennett

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    Neo Kool-Aid

  2. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 1 year ago

    Shouldn’t there be a piranha in that cup?

  3. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 1 year ago

    The tea-party is like that body in the water tank in LA. Polluting everything. Bigots, fools, haters. But we have to allow them to exist, no matter how loathsome they become.

  4. jdlambert

    jdlambert GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Definition of the Tea Party Movement from Wikipedia: “The Tea Party movement is an American political movement that advocates strict adherence to the United States Constitution, reducing U.S. government spending and taxes, and reduction of the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit.” Which of these does Mr. Bennett hate, and why?

    @Rickopolis, I visited a tea party meeting in Northern Virginia to meet some of them first-hand. They were average, nice, intelligent people, including several of African and Hispanic descent, and when I asked them, the items listed in the definition above were the only issues their group was organized to address. Why do you call them bigots, fools, and haters? How many have you met? It seems like many tea-party-haters are the bigots and haters, prejudiced against tea party supporters without justification.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @jdlambert

    “Definition of the Tea Party Movement from Wikipedia: “The Tea Party movement is an American political movement that advocates strict adherence to the United States Constitution, reducing U.S. government spending and taxes, and reduction of the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit.” Which of these does Mr. Bennett hate, and why?”

    Good point.

    Now, here’s the rub: the difference between what they say and what they do. All politicians say the right things: government wastes money, it’s time to limit spending, and we should pay attention to the Constitution.

    I don’t think those points will stimulate argument. Many tea partiers believe that there can be no revenue enhancement. This is an untenable situation. If we do nothing but cut, the resulting loss of jobs will send our economy into another tailspin. If the parties had been working with each other to help ameliorate the recession, instead of trying to prolong it to make the other party look bad, the need for revenue enhancement may not have become as dire.

    Similarly, even the threat of default was enough to cause the US to have its credit downgraded to the point that we all have to pay more on the government’s interest payment. Still, many of the tea party want the country to go into default for real.

    Stated goals are one issue. How to obtain the goals is another. Almost all of the people in the position of leadership say the right things at the right time. Their deeds often do not match their words.

  6. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Strawman- Define a terrible Fictional character and put a label on it and then beat it up. Sounds like Clay. Rich Democrats should stop hiding under the table and volunteer right now to be taxed more.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    A gov’t by extremism will always be dangerous to someone, and ultimately, to itself.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    When the “TEA party” got started, there were actually a few fairly rational people involved, they’ve all left in disgust at where it’s gone.

  9. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 1 year ago

    @1opinion
    Yeah, I didn’t get it either.

    My point was the Tea Party about to rip apart its own in a blood fury over adherence to the strict rules it espouses. A view which has continually barred my desire to rejoin the Republicans.As a moderate Republican I’m supposed to hate everyone receiving government benefits and anyone in a union. Government is the total evil and must be reduced to the point of being nonfunctional so it can allow people to pollute, damage themselves, hurt others and the environment. But it’s supposed to pay for farm subsidies, gun law enforcement, road improvement, border control and everything else that conservatives want..We all want to cut government ‘s wasteful spending, but how? With the axe and butcher’s knife of total austerity or the scalpel of reform to the current system? Instead of driving the Republicans to be the party of “No”. We could have been the party of “Let’s work to fix it.”


    But these days compromise is such a dirty word which can’t be communicated over a burnt bridge.

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    @CDK

    Right. You can’t find smart people in the tea party, because to believe that crap, you have to suspend belief in reality.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @AgentSmith101

    hahahaha …what a hoot. Do you honestly believe that cutting 85 billion dollars from a 3.6 trillion dollar spending plan will mean that government will be reduced to the point of being dysfunctional ? Really?

    What part of dysfunctional isn’t already in place?

    here look:

    3,600,000,000,000 – 85,000,000,000 =

    3,515,000,000,000 dollars left to spend.

    Or like having 36 bucks for gas and putting 35.15 cents into the tank and having pocket change left over.

    Or like having 3600 bucks for your monthly bills and having your take home pay reduced by 85 dollars due to the recent tax increase. Opps, now I have to make do with 3515 bucks woe is me no friday date nights this month. (hear me Obama?)

    Or like making 36K a year – take home – and that same tax deal whacking you 850 bucks. OOPS no vacation for you this year (Obama! paying attention?)

    It is NOT a cataclysmic event. There are places you can find the money to save (after all didn’t you just say that you will save 756 billion over ten years in waste and fraud in medicare? Shoot you only need 44.5 billion for the social program half of the cut…get it?)

    Oh yeah, and you really shouldn’t be “throwing stones” at the TEA party since you only know them through the attack media.

  12. kamwick

    kamwick said, over 1 year ago

    @AgentSmith101

    Well, basically, poor Howie appears to have gone off the deep end, even more so after the election. No wonder his posts aren’t making sense.

  13. kamwick

    kamwick said, over 1 year ago

    @jdlambert:

    Seriously? You’re depending on Wikipedia for a valid definition of today’s Tea Party? One most likely generated by the phonies themselves?

    So how come every self-described “Tea Party” member I’ve met (and I’ve met a LOT) claims to want less govt. but then complains that “Obama’s going to destroy my Medicare”? How come they have ALL been Trump fans and parrot every birther conspiracy that’s ever been? How come they claim that Obama is a Communist/Marxist/Kenyan/Muslim/radical black Christian? How come they all voted for Bush twice and never met a war they didn’t just tearily wave the flag for (except when Obama has to finish what they started. Then all of a sudden it’s “evil”)? Please note that most of them start howling at the idea of any military cuts.

    Remember how these folks were just brimming with orgasmic patriotism in 2010 when they dressed up in Revolutionary War garb and had tea bags hanging from their hats? They were all too young to have served in WWII, thereby learning their worship of the military without understanding its harsh realities, and too old to have served in Vietnam. They have always been completely out of touch regarding war and govt. spending, but have profited nicely from the very policies they deride as “socialist”. You know, taxes that paid for the nice roads, schools and infrastructure they enjoyed prior to Reagan. The benefits of booming economy that enabled them to own houses and raise kids on one income.

    Play acting is all very nice, but then comes the train of reality barreling down the tracks.

    Granted, there have been a very few original members who know that most American wars have been unnecessary and wasteful in terms of lives and money, who didn’t vote for Bush. But those are rare, and their remaining in today’s Tea Party is akin to tilting at windmills. Today’s Tea Party is simply Bircherism Redux. If you want to know the truth, just Google “Koch Brothers” and their family history. This is what Ron Paul’s original laudable idea has devolved into.

    Also, what’s to hate about the definition? The idea that this out of touch group of Americans claims to know what “strict adherence to the Constitution” means. Kind of like fundamentalists regarding the Bible. Very little awareness of nuance/uncomfortable truths or critical thinking involved. Just a claim to be part of the “right” group. The decline of this idiocy is much to be desired, and right on schedule.

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