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Jeff Stahler

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  1. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Unfortunately so true. Without Congressional cooperation, change in anything governmental ain’t happening.

  2. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 2 days ago

    This is the kind of cartoon the late Bill Mauldin referred to as an,"Evergreen’. It’s relevant now, it was relevant 25 years ago, and in another 25 years it’ll still be relevant.

  3. Cavan

    Cavan said, 2 days ago

    More like GOP diversionary tactics.

  4. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    In fairness to all politicians of every stripe, they can only promise to “fight” for something. When a single Senator can completely stop the legislative process in its tracks, then really who can make any promise? We don’t live in a dictatorship (despite Rs best efforts) ………….yet.

  5. superposition

    superposition said, 2 days ago

    If the political parties attracted accomplished people instead of ‘good ol’ boys and gals there could be commitments instead of promises. It would be nice to have someone who has been outside of the political or 1% bubbles representing the people.

  6. sandflea

    sandflea said, 2 days ago

    The biggest problem is people who actually believe the “promises” and then vote for the “promise” makers.
    If you want change, you have to do research into what the candidate actually stands for.

  7. sandflea

    sandflea said, 2 days ago

    @superposition

    Problem is, the little guy doesn’t have the financial means to last in a long, drawn out campaign cycle.
    Until there are limits on spending, the fat cats will continue to buy elections.

  8. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 2 days ago

    @Simon_Jester

    “Bill Mauldin…”

    Thanks for your comment. Mauldin was a big artistic hero of mine, along with Parrish, Herblock, and Oliphant (and others long gone).

  9. Crow Nobo

    Crow Nobo said, 2 days ago

    Basically everything Trump has said has as much substance as a soap bubble.

  10. kea

    kea said, 1 day ago

    @crabbyrino

    RIGHT

  11. dflak

    dflak said, 1 day ago

    @sandflea If you want change, you have to do research into what the candidate actually stands for

    If you really want change, you have to research into who owns them.

  12. dflak

    dflak said, 1 day ago

    Vacuous campaign promises are actually not a bad thing. There are a number of promises being made especially on the R-side, I don’t want to see fulfilled.

  13. superposition

    superposition said, 1 day ago

    @sandflea

    In the 1800’s’ voter turnout was about 80% now about 60%, With wins of 51% and the Hastert rule (majority of the majority) a de facto minority is running the house … could be as low as 15.6% (0.60 × 0.51 × 0.51 = 0.156) . I’m pretty sure that is NOT what the founders had in mind!

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 1 day ago

    @dflak

    No, if you really want change, you have to make sure that the only ones who can “own” them are the voters!

  15. Mr Blawt

    Mr Blawt said, 1 day ago

    Promises made during any presidential candidate’s campaign should be called proposals. Campaign promises are enticing but talk is cheap. Not many candidates run on “I’ll raise your taxes” but most politicians discover taxes are the only way to pay for all of their promises and end up raising taxes. Promises of job creation are always popular – but without government intervention there are no guarantees that this will happen. With government intervention there are few guarantees jobs will be created – but there needs to be some kind of proposal to achieve results and what the fiscal policy is. Just saying create jobs has done little in the past.
    The usual suspect, of course, is the voter. We have a very bad collective short term memory. Even with good intentions promises are difficult to quantify and can be very ideological and our current system doesn’t promote a discussion of the complete story of each promise. What candidates promise and what they deliver are usually very different and we have very little accountability for the process.

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