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Jerry Holbert

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Credit where credit is due. This man is second only to Bill Clinton for campaigning. Obama should be half as good a leader as Clinton was. But he is a great campaigner…

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Have you seen the stories about Republicans who said, “I didn’t know Obama was willing to move to chained-CPI on Social Security”? This was hardly a secret. One can only guess that many Republicans in Congress are relying on people who are lying to them for their information.

    Obama is willing to budge on entitlements to the dismay of many Democrats. What he won’t budge on is raising tax revenues from a 50 year low as a portion of GDP. The Republican “leadership” has said they are, “done with revenue.”

    The lack of leadership is on the GOP side. As I’ve said over and over and over: Republicans are not serious about reducing the deficit.

  3. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 2 years ago

    rethuglicons are serious about crushing the middle class into grinding poverty. They want us on our knees, begging to live.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    GUESS WHAT IT’S THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF!!
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    We were lied into the Iraq war – 935 documented times – and the same people who told us the war lies lied about the folly paying for itself, that we would be seen as “liberators” rather than war criminals, that we needn’t worry about fighting and our kids dying but instead should “go shopping” (Pres. Bush actually said this).
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    Now the same party that sold us Iraq wants us to believe lies about a non-existent deficit problem, about a manageable national debt, and about why we must take money and health care away from grandma, food from children in poverty and affordable education away from college-age students, so the likes of Mitt Romney can get another tax cut.
    -
    (with a tip of the hat to Charley James)

  5. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Just lie to me.

  6. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The deficit’s like the weather. Everybody complains about it but nobody really wants to do anything about it.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    I can’t find where the White House has submitted a budget. The last I read, his budget wasn’t to be submitted until the week of April 8. It can’t be vague if it hasn’t been submitted. (And where is it? It was supposed to be submitted, by law, not later than the first Monday in February) The Senate and House budgets, 112 and 91 pages respectively, are nothing more than political fluff that could be reduced to fiver or less pages of real numbers. All we are paying these people for is for them to strut, posture, and pontificate. The things that the House and Senate call budgets are nothing more than political rhetoric with a few numbers thrown in to support that rhetoric.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Hello Uncle Joe,
    I couldn’t find the article I was looking for and two of the sources listed below are from liberal news sources, some will say three, however, they are offering bipartisan blame so hopefully, conservatives won’t be too abusive of my use of them.
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/12/life-of-a-congressman/1980817/
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    http://www.salon.com/2013/01/09/congress_is_awful_because_members_spend_all_day_long_talking_to_rich_people/
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/call-time-congressional-fundraising_n_2427291.html
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    http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/03/26/149390968/take-the-money-and-run-for-office
    ^
    Both parties spend more time raising money than passing bills. There is a lack of leadership on both sides and when one looks at the perks and benefits they give themselves, it gets uglier and uglier.
    Until they improve the product they produce for Americans, they do not deserve the perks of their office and as part of the sequester should take a 20% pay cut and have their gym and other congressional “entitlements” closed until they do their jobs.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @wmconelly

    “…we would be seen as “liberators”…."

    We were seen as liberators and would still be seen as liberators if we hadn’t done such a botched, ad hoc job of trying to put the country back together. Of course, it might have helped if the factions in Iraq were willing to seek real compromise or accommodation between themselves.
    ► “…rather than war criminals,…”
    As for the war criminal thing, the last I knew, only one country has legally declared anyone a war criminal. (That was of as last summer)

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @Howie and David –
    2+2 = 4, 7-3 = 4, 12/3 = 4, & 4 x1 = 4.
    These are all true. The chief argument should be, which path is the best one to reach 4.
    ^
    Sadly, the formula our “you must keep ME in office so I can defend America from THEM” politicians use is more like…
    ^
    T x 5((3 x X -2) + pi x Y divided by 15z +9 = 4.
    And lobbyists, and special interests get to decide what the value of T,X, Y, & Z are.
    ^
    The result is, the numbers don’t add up. It is a bipartisan fiasco where ends justify means and the difference between excuses, lies, and actual reasons is effected by where you get your “facts”.
    ^
    Since they can’t make the math work, they tell us – “Don’t vote based on our ability to run the country, vote for us based on where we stand on homosexuality, birth control, gun control, marijuana, etc. The war, jobs, debt, infrastructure, education, and healthcare is a distant unimportant second set of concerns.”
    ^
    The first set of concerns don’t cost as much money to the nation but keep people angry & divided. The second set of things requires they make the math work.
    ^
    The fact you two intelligent gentlemen are arguing over legislators’ definitions of truth, show they are succeeding in keeping us divided as a people and away from reaching the important things worth “4”.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  11. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Clark Kent

    No sir, that would be Obama!

  12. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Amen – they don’t even take care of their own dog. The dog handler is paid over $100,000.00 per year. I’d walk the dog for that!

  13. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @David

    Obama wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him in the butt.

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “Since they can’t make the math work, they tell us – “Don’t vote based on our ability to run the country, vote for us based on where we stand on homosexuality, birth control, gun control, marijuana, etc. The war, jobs, debt, infrastructure, education, and healthcare is a distant unimportant second set of concerns.”


    Patty Murray dismissed criticism of her budget as “it followed traditional supported programs and issues of the democratic party.” Now that’s a logical argument if I ever heard one. The republicans will go off on a rant about national security and America saving the world for democracy when you confront them about military spending. “Double speak” is a political art form.


    I always enjoy the letters I get back from my elected reps. (of either party) when broached with the “sit down and work it out” dialog. They very sincerely tell me how they are doing their utmost to instigate a dialog because they know the importance and urgency of the issues we face. Sound familiar? I’m sure it’s a form letter they all have on their correspondence file servers. Unfortunately i don’t think they get enough of them.


    I’m breaking out my walking shoes and poster board getting ready for the next election. I never thought I’d be 66 y.o. and back out on the streets protesting government action/inaction…

  15. spyderred

    spyderred said, almost 2 years ago

    See Ben Sergeant for the actual state of the government

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