Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 1 year ago

    The shutdown helped a Democrat win the governor’s race in Va.

  2. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 1 year ago

    And the bestest thing about all of this – we can blame that guy in the White House even though our fingerprints are all over it!! Good job, guys!

  3. herdleader1953

    herdleader1953 said, over 1 year ago

    Of course now the guy in the White House wants to delay Obamacare just like the Republicans wanted to do. If Obama had been willing to listen and work with the GOP, the shut down would not have happened.

  4. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @herdleader1953

    Tea and crumpets now being served !

  5. too-zonked

    too-zonked said, over 1 year ago

    @Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray

    Even the leader of the herd produces b*llsh*t.

  6. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 1 year ago

    A while season’s Congressional Follies, in four panels!

  7. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, over 1 year ago

    @MayKitten

    As a big ol’ rural WASP white guy who’s been around long enough to remember where I was when I heard that Kennedy was shot, I perfectly well know ugly racism when I see it. Frankly, I’m at least mildly surprised that the Congressional Teapublicans & Co. haven’t yet succumbed to the temptation to go and burn a cross on the White House lawn.

  8. Swalb%515

    Swalb%515 said, over 1 year ago

    @AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to do it. They would probably bring marshmallows, too.

  9. marzipANn

    marzipANn said, over 1 year ago

    Well, Herdleader. not “just like the Republicans”, who wanted the Obama care to fail miserably and terminally; he took the resonsibility for the many glitches and is trying to mend the act as fast as possible, and to make it cover as many as possible. There is a difference between an act with bugs to be eliiminated and an act of sabotage.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MayKitten

    Thank you for thoughfully responding to actual reality.

  11. Astolat

    Astolat said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    But it’s always sad to see people feeling they have to leave a party they have always supported because it has been taken over and changed so much. Happened over here in the UK in the 80s when the Labour party, traditional home of the blue-collar worker, got infiltrated by Militant, a Trotskyist group. Just as the Tea Party seem to have done, they managed to take control of the party’s local apparatus simply by being sufficiently obnoxious that they drove away all the old hands. Only lasted a few years, as these things inevitably do, but it did a lot of damage at the time, including making Labour unelectable for over a decade.

  12. ragarms

    ragarms said, over 1 year ago

    Nice little summary of the twisted minds which bedevil our country..Trudeau puts the “liberal” media to shame.

  13. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This must have been the easiest strip he’s ever done. It was already written for him.

  14. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Liberals tend to underestimate how many people share their ideology, while conservatives tend to overestimate those who agree with them, U.S. researchers say.”

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/11/20/Conservatives-overestimate-support-liberals-underestimate/UPI-68741384997107/#ixzz2lH0FamdU

  15. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    As the insurance companies have made clear, dumping the ACA now is going to inflict much worse pain on the nation that going ahead with it and making it work.

    The GOP is crowing with delight over the very real problems with the transition, the websites, the unexpected and undesired actions by the insurance companies in not only dropping people and offering them only much more expensive options but in narrowing the range of hospitals and doctors that they will cover, etc. Certainly these problem were unexpected, or the Democrats would have made plans how to deal with these things when the time came.

    One might almost sympathize with the ACA’s critics at this point, if not for the fact that none of them predicted these problems either, and none of their efforts to derail the law focused on its actual problems.

    The choice before the nation now is whether to sink the ACA and injure the millions who have already benefited from it and the 16 million uninsured who have the prospect of benefiting from it; injuring the portion of the 10 million (these figures are only ballpark ones) who have individual insurance who find their coverage more expensive and/or limited. Or, and this is a real possibility, injuring both, by breaking the ACA but failing to restore the status quo ante. Though that status quo was failing anyway, and is not much to return to.

    I saw a study that showed that 46% of the uninsured (who are the ones most likely to benefit by the ACA) are white, while 77% of the individually insured (who seem to be the ones most likely to be unhappy with the new law) are white. Does that tell you anything? Meanwhile the states with their own exchanges (those who cooperated with the new law) are doing okay (not well), while those who resisted it and have thrown their people onto the Federal website are having the biggest problems. Oddly enough, those are the states that are dominated by people who favor local control and “states rights” etc., and should have been the ones to most strongly desire to run their own marketplaces. And Massachusetts, with 97% of their population insured under program on which Obamacare is modeled, looks on and laughs at the way the rest of the nation is floundering.

    I am continually impressed with the evidence that one of the biggest differences between “liberals” and “conservatives” is that liberals think the USA is a single nation and a single people that ought to respect and serve all of its citizens, and the conservatives do not. For them there are Americans who matter, and those who do not.

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