Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Isn’t that just the end of the Appalachian trail?

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    The cartoon is facetious, but it makes a good point. Mr. Boehnor said a while back that Congress shouldn’t be judged by what it’s done, but what it has stopped from happening. He means their efforts to stop the many proposals made by the white house, however, when one considers how many of those proposals originated with Republicans, it makes it seem less protective than he wants it to sound.
    Boehnor and Reid have been obstructionists, blocking votes on issues their opposition wanted to hold. Though it seems that the votes Reid blocked were primarily efforts to repeal the ACA, reduce the authority of EPA, and other matters, it does seem unfair to not at least let these things go to a vote so that voters can see what their representatives are supporting and who. It is hard for the Dems to take the moral high ground and accuse Mr. Boehnor of blocking votes when they do the same thing.
    As Geo. Washington warned, political parties have divided and continue to weaken the nation. As Adams and Jefferson wrote in letters they exchanged, money has become too powerful in the selection of our legislators and in doing so, has watered down the vote of the too few of us who actually go to the polls.
    The politicians have protected themselves from most of the laws and regulations the rest of us must observe, and the only way to get rid of a bad politician is to vote in a good one. This is extremely difficult as state rules, donor money, and media interest tend to pick our candidates before the average voter even knows who they are.
    If we do not motivate our unmotivated friends and family, then we help this downhill trend to continue.
    We can and must do better.

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I would like to see as many incumbents as possible get kicked out of office. It would send a message that we really would like Congress to actually accomplish something. We have numerous opportunities to actually solve problems that are important to the country. You would think those morons could get together on some of them.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    An oft overlooked “branch” of the government is the legislative bureaucracy of Congress. These are the people that are hired by new Congressmen that were employed by the incumbents. These are the people that tell the new Congressmen “This is how we do (or not do) things here in Washington if you want your legislation to go through”. These Congressional staff positions contribute considerably to the status quo within the beltway resulting in continuation of much of the idiocy.

  5. ptlover

    ptlover said, over 2 years ago

    Sure has my vote.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I have a good relationship with my Congressman, even though we disagree on almost everything he brings up or votes for in the House. He has a couple good staff members, especially the one serving veterans, and I’ve complimented him in public meetings for that, as well as criticizing his position on public land management, and “social programs”.

    We have a good personal relationship BECAUSE our disagreements do NOT fall into attacks, or petulance, rather adult conversations around the facts. Which is why I do get upset when he lets “politics” weigh more heavily on his decisions than facts.

    I would love to see him replaced in the House, but it must be by someone who wants to deal with facts themselves, and the good of the PEOPLE, not just corporations or moneyed interests. Hard to find that in politics, on ANY side today, frustrating indeed!

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    If they would only do their jobs they wouldn’t be in this mess.

  8. acsdaddy

    acsdaddy GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If only.

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