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  1. ironic eggbeater

    ironic eggbeater said, almost 4 years ago

    Or Grover Norquist

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    Just who is the “us” that you refer to?

    Of course, it is all the extreme right wing ultra conservatives in this country embattled with such!!

    Unfortunately for you and yours, not only did the majority of people in this country vote to place President Obama back into office for a second term, they also reduced the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, and even increased the Democrat majority in the Senate, when it was originally thought that the Republicans would take over there as well.

    I would say that the ultra right has just about 25% of the voters, the ultra left (who indeed are just as bad in their way as the ultra right) has just about 25%, and the far greater majority of American voters vote towards the middle of the political spectrum (and does NOT vote along party lines).

    Further, if the Republican Party continues to bow down to such as the Tea Party, and to do absolutely nothing except hold the government of this country as a hostage to their stupidity, then it is quite possible that in 2014 they may very well become extinct.

    To tell even you the truth, I as a relatively middle of the road liberal would actually consider that to be rather sad, to happen to the former party of such as Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and yes even a relative conservative such as Ronald Reagan.

    What is needed is for moderate Republicans to stand up and see to it that a reasonable opposition party that is willing to compromise for the general good of the American people does not perish from the political stream.

    But with the kinds of comments that I see on here from others like you, is that even possible?

  3. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    “What is needed is for moderate Republicans to stand up and see to it that a reasonable opposition party that is willing to compromise for the general good of the American people does not perish from the political stream.”
    Okay Bob, are you ready? Take a real deep breath and hold it!!!
    Before you write off the Republican party, look back a few years and see where the Democrats were for almost 20 years before Clinton. With the exception of Carter they were out of power. Then they got their act together and elected Clinton and Obama. Remember 2010? The political sentiment turned against the democrats and they lost the house. Politics is a very fickle business and the republicans still have boat loads of money if they can get decent candidates. Of course that is questionable for the moment as well. Okay, I’ll go back to being a Libertarian and emphatically state both parties suck…

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    You may very well be correct, in the affairs of humans and politics nothing is certain. But I do not really remember a time when even the original party of disorganization in the Democrat Party, was as little united as the current Republican Party.

    Perhaps, the current Republicans should remember their first president (and many say the greatest of all) when he stated something to the affect that united we stand and divided we fall. And this was just before the US fell about as hard as any nation has fallen with the Civil War!!

  5. Gary Williams

    Gary Williams GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    you didn’t vote for Nordquest either. the Republicans are only parrots to the money that bought them.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    @ Rightisright – you are on record as saying a revolution is overdue and you are totally uncompromising on any view not your own. You present no compromise in your comments and while I have seen a few of your posts where you show you know how to communicate without venom, it is too rare. You are not “right”. You are simply an extremist who makes moderate conservatives look bad. I would love to see evidence that you are not the hater I perceive you to be. I’ll be happy to apologize if you care to show me your respectful side.
    @ RobertLanders – A generally good post, but you strayed from your happy place. General Colin Powell was on Meet the Press last Sunday. You might enjoy going on line and watching his interview. You are one of the more objective and reasoned commentators here and I enjoy reading you. Don’t let the trolls bring out the dark side. I need you to set me a good example. ;)
    @Mickey – Thanks for the grin. Great post.
    @Radish – Not a gun to the head, just withholding the wallet from reelection coffers. btw, you posted a comment the other day, but I saw it after the cartoon had expired. Thank you for your many reasoned comments.
    @Michaelwme – that’s the USA bro. We’re givers. :D
    My own comment on the toon is that it is a great example of legislation by lobbying. Dems and Repubs have their backers. Write to them and let them know who their voters are, and what we want.

  7. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 4 years ago

    I would snicker, but it’s painfully too close to the truth.

  8. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I always enjoy your comments, too.

  9. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    If you vote Republican, you’re voting for gun worship. Period.

  10. Larry

    Larry said, almost 4 years ago

    Who did vote for Wayne LaPierre?
    NRA rank and file?
    Time for a new election.

  11. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    I think you’re generally right about the gross political skew of America, but I wouldn’t count out the Tea Party movement just yet. In fact, I expect perhaps a greater presence in the House in 2014. Americans in many places are an insular people. I have to work all over the country, and just about everywhere I go I’m “The Guy From Maine”, because most of the people I work with (who are not form other countries) have never met anyone else from New England. Even at home, I know plenty of people who think Portland is a big city (You can walk from the Eastern Prom to the Western Prom in 45 minutes). A lack of knowledge about the world around you is where ultra-conservatism comes from. You only know your community, and therefore local problems trump national issues, so you vote for the Rep who will reflect your priorities over what may be best for the nation as a whole. Yes, I could do with paying less taxes, but how does paying NO taxes solve anything at the national level? Many people, when surrounded only by people who share the same opinions and problems, are truly unable to see anything else. The internet, instead of expanding knowledge, is used as a tool to reinforce beliefs by allowing you to pick and choose what “facts” you want to find (cognitive dissonnance).
    So now, people up in Aroostook county can go online, find that people in small town Iowa have the same opinion on something, and the expansion of knowledge stops there, because someone else in the same exact social situation agrees with them.The result is the Tea Party, a group of people whose opinions lie further to the right than mainstream Republicans. While I don’t agree with about 99% of their platform, I am glad to see them bringing their voice into political discourse, because they do represent a group of people who voiced their opinion through the ballots. I only wish they would form a separate party, along with a similar one on the left, so a truer picture of America could be seen in Congress.

  12. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “So vote Republican?”

    No, I’m a patient Libertarian. Both parties have their Koch brothers, George Soros or some other heavy money calling the shots. No difference in the net result of their actions. Government grows bigger, costs more money, controls more of our lives, regardless of rep or dem.

  13. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 4 years ago

    LaPierre… The Peter? Does anybody read French on the Far Right?

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Fourcrows, most astute observation. Good post, devoid of political angst. Very unusual but desperately needed on this forum…

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought Al Haig, Edwin Meese, Bob MacFarlane & Caspar Weinberger gave Nixon’s boys a run for the money.

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