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Jim Morin

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  1. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 1 year ago


  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago


    I actually agree with you, NM.
    The cartoon is unhelpful, divisive, and out of context.
    The shutdown, according to the head of the IMF and other financial groups would be incredibly bad for the USA and the world, but there is no comparison with Syria and I the folks on my street who consider themselves part of the tea party do not deserve the caricature Mr. Morin has given them here.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    The picture of al-Assad with red hands is not proven.

    Best estimates are that a majority of those killed in the war were killed by the anti-government forces. For political reasons, the anti-government forces are called ‘rebels’ in the US/UK/French press, but Arabs say most do NOT have Syrian accents, so they’re not rebels but mercenaries paid by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. There is a lot of money involved, plus Saudi Arabia and Qatar are Sunni and the Syrian government is Shia.

  4. Kingoswald

    Kingoswald GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A totally OTT and false analogy not worthy of Mr. Morin.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago


    “Come on America, can’t we once again put country before self and vote for the good of all, not just the wants of the few?”
    Nah, we don’t do that around here anymore. Welcome to the Divided States of America, where our anthem is “This is MY country, NOT YOURS!”.

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Spot on toon Mr Morin.

  7. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Shouldn’t that sign be dripping with blood. too?

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    “Divided States of America”
    Assad is not the only cheering section. A divided America is a smaller America.
    Half undoing while half do, and swapping sides while its going on.
    I will not list all the countries that would like nothing more than the USA to shutdown over ACA,
    LOTS of them, and those that don’t normally care? They will line up just to watch the spectacle of the mighty falling to earth.
    Divide the country, divide the resources, divide the military, divide the jobs, divide the money.
    All these are related, our divided country in not #1 when divided, more like #3 and #4.
    I personally like fellow Americans better than foreigners and can swallow the differences to stay on top.
    .It has been good being king and I would like the USA to stay there.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    While a bit “over the top”, I do have to agree with Morin’s point that “TEA party” types, and Republican obstructionists willing to shut down the government, DO hand power to our enemies, external and internal, out to destroy what America has, and should, represent to the world. “United”, is indeed anathema to their plans.

  10. Barc O'Dez

    Barc O'Dez said, over 1 year ago

    Pretend your brother-in-law keeps hitting your spouse up for money, and s/he keep giving it to him because he’s family. He’s not a bad guy, is just always asking for hand-outs. You’ve been understanding, and for decades you’ve supported him. He’s living a pretty good life on your hand-outs, maybe not perfect, but decent. But a few years ago it got to the point where you’re giving him more than you take in. You have had to max out your credit cards, and take out a 2nd mortgage to support him because he just refuses to stop asking for more. You’ve tried to negotiate with him: A few times you’ve tried to scale back how much is given but every year you give in and give him just a little bit more. Even this year (although maybe not as much as he was asking for). You’ve suffered set-backs at work, there’s not as much income and your mortgage rate has increased. You’re barely making payments, paying all your debts and having enough left over to live on. Much longer and you’re going to start defaulting and getting calls from creditors. But your brother-in-law just keeps asking for more, more, more. Finally, you’ve had enough and start really screaming and yelling that it’s time to cut him off. You are the tea party.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Barc O'Dez

    Barc O’Dez….
    that…. was… AWESOME.
    I can even relate to that story through friends and family. I have a relative who is out over 25k from trying to help people, and another who is out over 100k which was part of her retirement.
    You may have provided the best description of what the ‘best’ of the tea party is all about.
    Thank you for that ephiphany. I’m going to be thinking about that the rest of the evening and I’m cutting and pasting it to my politics file.
    Thank you,

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Barc O'Dez

    quick note, I do have some nuanced disagreement where ‘details’ get involved, but the core message you present is beautiful.
    Thanks for the brain candy,

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Why does the Tea Party hate America…

  14. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Barc O'Dez

    You must be talking about corporations whose share of tax revenues has plummeted the last 30 years to a third of what they use to be, and they still ask for subsidies from us the taxpayers!

  15. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The government won’t shut down. That’s a lie Morin retells as the truth.

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