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  1. Harolynne

    Harolynne GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    You must mean the Republican members of the House who voted to shut down the government knowing that only “essential” personnel would be allowed to continue to work. Personnel like that “bureaucrat” who isn’t getting paid.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    A bureaucrat? Get your war story straight, Willie. A fraction of the House of Representatives, all Republican, attempted to take hostage a law that had been passed by Congress three YEARS ago, tested in the Supreme Court, legally financed and appropriately implemented. That House FRACTION shut down the government as surely as General McArthur shut down the US presence in the Philippines in the face the Japanese Invasion. A bureaucrat may have delivered you the NEWS, but no bureaucrat made the big decision. Wise up, Wille. Do some reading. Switch off the Glen Gold Rush Fox ‘News’ and think for yourself.

  3. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It took more resources to shut down a normally unguarded monument (paid for with private donations, BTW), than to just keep it open. Obama steps in it again.

  4. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 3 years ago

    Many of those changes were also illegal, since he is not allowed to decide what parts to enforce and what parts to ignore, unless they are unconstitutional. But what you’re missing here, wm, is the fact that the PEOPLE still don’t want it. We never have. And the Republicans are the only ones listening. Just because something is legal doesn’t make it right. Like I said in another thread, wait for Tax-Time 2014 and then you’ll see anger spike.

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    First time in any government shutdown. 2 things can be gleaned from this: one the President’s contempt for his countrymen and 2nd his reliance on their ignorance and willingness to “blame republicans”.

  6. V W House

    V W House GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    As you know, Dana, the bureaucrat you put down closed the site because the tea party succeeded in anarchy. Change “bureaucrat” to “Republican” and your exploitation of Willy and Joe will be justified. As is, you are no better than Michelle Bachman.

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago

    Also back when Congressmen were civil to each other. Republicans are holding the country hostage withe their my way or my way tactics. The collateral damage from that includes closing access to memorials even to deserving veterans.

  8. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago

    While it is technically true that the memorial is always open, because it is located in a National Park, access to it is closed due to the Republican shutdown.

  9. R.Bruce Germond

    R.Bruce Germond GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    This is a brilliant graphic…my Father-in-law would have loved it…

  10. primitivus

    primitivus GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    A nice tribute.

    As for the shut-down… there’s only one “side” that is refusing to negotiate, and it’s not the House.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Boehner did it, no need to “blame Bush” on this one.

  12. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    This would be a better cartoon if the Park Service had followed Republican orders and actually prevented the vets from going in, but they didn’t. They quietly made an exception, while following the law with regard to other tourists. But you won’t see that on the right-wing media, will you? Of course not!

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    ^The Ranger acted politely, and responsibly, too bad the Congressman couldn’t.

  14. SavannahJim

    SavannahJim GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It is the Policy of the United States of America to Not Negotiate with Terrorist. The Tea Party is named for the very first terrorist act I was taught about in School. Too bad they don’t have the sense to see they are doing it to themselves these days…

  15. zzazzenn

    zzazzenn said, about 3 years ago

    The government is shut down. War memorials are part of the government. What more do you need to know?

    This is not a moment for negotiating. The GOP has taken the government hostage over a law they don’t like. If the Dems had pulled the same tactic, the Republicans would call it treason.

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