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Jim Morin

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Riiiiight. You forgot that they also like to throw old grandmas in wheelchairs into traffic.Complete Moron troll toon.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It’s okay. He’s against gay rights and kept silent during Argentina’s dictatorship. His base values are right in line with GOP legislators!

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    Ok, Pope Francis ‘sounds’ good, but now that he’s in his tenured position of ultimate Catholic authority, we have to wait to see what he actually does. However, the cartoon speaks more to our American conflict than that of the church or Argentina.
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    If, as we read Morins words and look at the smoke, we consider Separation of Church and state, both parties should say “No” to religion influencing legislation. One says this knowing many of the social issues dividing Americans are based in theology, mostly Old Testament. If the New Testament’s red lettering was used as a guide, legislators would be compelled to do things for the “…least of these.”, and to love their neighbors as they love themselves, etc. In which case, the smoke would be white, and Yes.
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    If we consider the resounding NO to mean Republicans are against the concepts Mr. Morin lists as character traits of the new pontiff, he ignores – and insults – millions of good Republicans of all belief systems who give time, money, and support to local charities despite, in many cases, being in need themselves.
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    While the word Conclave implies a focus only on Republican legislators, one easily missed by rank and file conservatives; and while too many Republican legislators have taken positions that sacrifice the “least of these” – our disenfranchised American neighbors – it ignores the sad fact that too many Dems are also supporting the corporations, banks, and legislation that prevent Americans from realizing the kind of opportunity Americans came to expect (and take for granted) after WW2.
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    Mr. Morin’s cartoon is divisive and unhelpful as it lays no strong foundation for civil discourse, consensus building, and offers no ideas for improving the situation.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. mextea

    mextea said, over 1 year ago

    maybe the democrats could actually VOTE on the gop proposals…or maybe even propose a budget themselves…oops…that’s asking too much!

  5. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ghostkeeper

    Same applies to Obama, he must be a Republican

  6. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    ah, but fear not, oh staunch conservatives! the new Pope is STILL against abortions and gays (and their marriages)

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    I take you you have not actually read the Ryan budget….which is exactly like his previous budget which kills Medicare, gives more money to the rich, taxes the middle-class and poor, and does nothing to reduce Pentagon bloat.
    By contrast, here’s Pope Francis as of 2009:
    He criticized his government’s “immoral, illegitimate and unjust” economic system, saying, “Rather than preventing that, it seems they have opted for making inequalities even greater. Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.”

  8. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Not only do I find some comments disrespectful, I have no idea how one relates the horrible mess in the US with a new Pope. I guess stretching the truth is PC today.

  9. californicated1

    californicated1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TJDestry

    You might find any Papal candidate unsatisfactory when it comes to what they did in their past.

    The previous Pope had to deal with allegations that he cooperated with the Nazi’s in his youth and was even a member of the Hitler Youth Corps, much like every other German kid born in the 1930s and early-1940s had to be.

    The one before that was accused of his ties to the Home Army by the successors of the Lublin Committee, Stalin’s Polish Government-in-Exile created after the news of the discoveries of mass graves at Katyn.

    The one before that had to deal with accusations that he worked for the Mussolini Regime and after Badoglio took over in Rome in 1943, switched his loyalties.

    The situations in which these people find themselves sort of determine what makes them Pope these days.

    And when it comes to Latin America’s past, just like one may find in Spain’s past with El Caudillo or even Italy’s past with Mussolini that the church had to work with the local government to continue functioning at the hierarchical levels, while the local parish priest was the one working directly with the people who were suffering, as we saw in both El Salvador and Nicaragua during their civil wars in the 1980s.

    And if an African Cardinal made pope, there probably would have been similar allegations, especially if that Cardinal came from Rwanda, Angola or Mozambique.

    And if the Papal candidate were Croatian, we would be wondering about his ties to either Ante Pavlic’s regime during World War II, their ties to Maspolitik in the late-1960s and early-1970s or their ties to the Tito and even the Milosevic regimes before Yugoslavia broke up and then we would be wondering what they did in the wars that followed and whether or not they either aided the sick and the dying in Osijek or even Srebrenica or if they sided with the butchers doing the killing.

    And if the Papal candidate was either North American or European, we would probably be questioning their ties and their decisions in the church hierarchy in relation to the causes that this church seems to champion here in North America, especially in the US, or their ties to any of the scandals that plague the church in North America and Europe these days.

    So at this point, none of the candidates in that group were above any of the scandals that parts of the Church in which it found itself all over the world in recent times.

    And like any gerontocracy out there there, these committees usually find themselves the “compromise candidate” that they will back until another youthful leader like John-Paul II comes along, who may reside on Campus Vaticanus for decades.

    So instead of one Chernenko-like leader, the Papacy may have two until somebody younger comes along, like in their 50s.

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Very well spoken Mr. Downs…

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Nancy “I have no idea how one relates the horrible mess in the US with a new Pope.”

    Nancy, the election of the Pope has no bearing on our issues other than being a convenient issue to draw a cartoon and use as a partisan jibe at the republicans. Politically correct? IMO the typical environment in Washington parrots a noise grammar school playground rather than a place of national governance.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Making stuff up again? Carter explicitly did NOT trade the Shah to Iran. Go read up on it. Reagan traded arms with the Ayatollah (and before the election undermined Carter — a fellow American and his President — deliberately by covert negotiations with the “terrorist state” of Iran).

  13. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 1 year ago

    @skipcarlsen

    “opposed to any attempt at marriage between homosexuals, something the GOP as well as all decent folks can heartily support!”

    How narrow your view, I am a decent person and I don’t agree with your viewpoint at all.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @Nancy

    No, Nancy. There are many that post in these forums that feel the need to synthesize everything that happens into some kind of inane political statement that makes no sense to anyone but themselves.

    As for the insulting comments, some on these forums have no facts to refute what is posted and are so blindly deep rooted in their beliefs that they will accept no facts that refute their beliefs. They then resort to mindless insults denigrating whoever made the post rather than go through the trouble of finding information that may refute the facts posted.

    I just reread the above. I hope it makes sense to you.

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    The new pope is strongly against austerity measures that punish the poor and transfer massive amounts of wealth upwards to the richest. Paul Ryan, as a Catholic, should be ashamed. As a conservative, of course, he isn’t.

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