Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Mr. Cruz’s hubris sets him above the GOP itself in his goal to become President. He may have to settle for being President of Texas if he continues angering the GOP and even the Tea Party moderates.. and yes my liberal friends… there are moderates in the TP. They are more libertarian but they exist, as do moderate Republicans and Democrats who would love to be free to work together.
    Sadly, the media extremists don’t make ad dollars from bipartisanship and will continue throwing fuel on the flames of divisiveness and will gladly help choose our elected officials for us to fight over.
    And sadly, too many Americans are looking forward to that fight instead of working together to find intelligent, objective, and longsighted people to fill those offices.

  2. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 3 years ago

    Jerry, what are you talking about? The public loves what Cruz did.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    Jerry lives and works in Massachusetts, albeit for Rupert Murdoch. He’s held to higher standard than Ramirez or L Benson or McCoy. He can’t JUST get his material from Glen n Rush n Fox.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    Fewer than 20% of Americans want the GOP to threaten government shut down over the ACA. But if you listen to the conservative echo chamber, you wouldn’t know that, like DGF above. Just as you’d have thought that Romney had a chance of winning the presidency, when no respectable polls put him anywhere near.

  5. subrashankar

    subrashankar said, about 3 years ago

    Is this what we call free doom of speech.

  6. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I think you put that very well. Thank you.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    Why are you wanting the republicans to help the president make them look bad?
    The shutdown will be blamed on the republicans, period.
    That has been shown, there is no doubt, niggling on the details does not alter the fact.
    Giving the President a budget he will veto and the republicans get the blame for is more than he ever imagined. Note his large grin lately.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    I am not a low-information voter, and I know better. The Republicans have had five years to replace Obamacare with a better system, and have not even attempted one. However, they are willing to gamble on shutting down the government by playing a dare game with the entire US economy as a pawn. This is totally unacceptable, and the American public is not as stupid as you assume.

    There is a difference between governing and playing partisan politics. You want to play partisan politics? Argue about parliamentary procedure, or gerrymandering. Don’t hold us hostage because you don’t have the political will and/or the capability of coming up with something better.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    I am not familiar with any Republican plan, other than the Romney/Ryan plan, which I can prove will bankrupt the country far faster than Obamacare. Please provide me with information about a different Republican plan, if it exists.

    As far as Obama being able to negotiate, that cuts both ways. Boehner is also unwilling to negotiate, and has stated so. If it’s a leftwing meme, there is a problem with the right wing. Regardless of who we blame, we are being used as pawns in a power-politics game, and we should be angry at all concerned.

    Our previous health care plan was collapsing under its own weight, and was unsustainable. Change is required. I do not see a Republican alternative. I do not like Obamacare, but ultimatums are by their nature almost always devastating.

    I have to go out for a few hours, but if you want me to explain how the Romney/Ryan plan is worse than Obamacare, leave a message and check back with me later tonight on this same thread.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Your faith in my desire to be objective is disappointing, Ansonia. I do watch or read FOX on tv or the internet each week to see what is being said. I often use Fox news website to provide validations that are acceptable to conservatives.
    My opinion of Mr. Cruz comes from his own words of which there is ample video.
    I also believe you are overestimating the number of Americans who see Mr. Cruz as a hero, but… if I am wrong… then I’m sure we’ll see him run for higher office.
    I also believe that the ACA, while flawed, is better than no plan at all. As I’ve said in the past, it would be a better plan if both parties had worked on it, but they didn’t. Most Americans don’t even know what the ACA will actually do, they only know what divisive politicians and media voices tell them and there is little honesty from those sources.
    Each Presidency is an experiment that comes to an end after 4 to 8 years. This president has had little support for his experiments, much less than any other president in my lifetime.
    I look forward to seeing what happens over the next few months.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Not true about support, President Obama had both house for two years, no I am not talking about the super majority. The Democrats had control of all the committees, President Obama passed the the $787 Billion stimulus package on Feb 17, 2009.

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago


    You have a good point, Jack.
    Ms. Pelosi’s lack of grace during her tenure as Speaker has been a source of great frustration to me and one of the major reasons for the gridlock that has existed between the parties since 2009. I wish I could disagree more with your statement, but too much of what happened under her watch was mishandled. Sadly, it hasn’t been handled any better under Mr.Boehnor.
    And as Ansonia pointed out, very few of those responsible for passing the ACA actually read it.
    You have a good point.

  13. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    They must be the 12% in the last survey that supported Obama care.

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