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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    If Republicans didn’t cause the government shutdown, why are they trying to rename it?
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    If it’s not a bad thing, why are they trying to blame Democrats for it?
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    And why are Republicans so terrified that Obamacare will be successful?

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @braindead08

    And why are Republicans so terrified that Obamacare will be successful?

    Yep, if the ACA is so bad, the GOP should let it move forward. They will win the mid-terms by a landslide if they’re right.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, 11 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    The extremeists actually do not understand, they think that is some smart alec insult and will respond in what they think is kind.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, 11 months ago

    All that and a paycheck too!

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 11 months ago

    @Stipple

    The extremists actually do not understand
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    Yep, as evidenced by the posts of the next two trolls.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    The only cartoon on which I will make comments today as it reflects my own opinion. Both parties are making money off of blaming the other party and the nation is being further weakened and divided as per Geo. Washington’s warning.
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    Ansonia, you asked me the other day why I keep blaming the Republicans when the President refuses to negotiate.
    I have listened to the news for days and I’ve heard no negotiation points from the Republicans except to defund or delay the ACA. They are “negotitating” to fund the gov’t services their base wants, but mostly in order to make the claim that the Dems won’t negotiate.
    My wife is off of work and we have three months of income. Like most of those furloughed, we don’t know if she’ll get retroactive pay or not, but from what I’m hearing from Republicans, they are hoping to ‘fund" the shut down with the money they aren’t paying 800k workers… many of whom are in worst shape than us. Congress IS getting paid, and doing nothing. The President is only just now doing something, and sadly, it’s the only thing he can do since no Republican is willing to risk the RNC’s wrath by cooperating with this President on ANYTHING, not even on things that were first introduced by Republicans in previous administrations.
    Negotiations would be if the Republicans came up with an actual counter offer instead of “give us what we want and we’ll end the shut down.” If I heard them saying, “give us the keystone pipeline, and we’ll end the shut down.” or, “do immigration reform our way”, or “give more tax cuts to the upper class” or any other statement than… defund or delay a law that passed and is moving forward, I’d believe an effort to negotiate was taking place.
    I do not like the ACA as it is written, but I know people it is already helping.
    A true negotiation would be for a bipartisan committee to sit down with healthcare professionals and people using procedures and methods that are already showing results to draft a new and better ACA.
    The lack of civility and respect has even reached my Facebook page. If it is the goal of people to cause hate and anger and keep neighbors from talking about ways to fix things… it’s working. And those who are throwing fuel on the fire and using insults and hate instead of ideas and logic are part of the problem, and making solutions harder to find.
    With great sadness.
    C.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 11 months ago

    At MacDill Air Force base, many civilians were working 4 days a week because of the sequester.
    Now about 1500 are without pay. They buy houses, cars and groceries when they are working.
    How is this terrorism of government shutdown helping.

  8. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 11 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    My best to you. If it appears I am flippant and condescending to conservatives and republicans here, partly is is because I have to deal with right and left in my businesses. This is a release to what I deal with daily.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    @eugene57

    I understand, Eugene.
    For a long time, whenever I’ve needed to ask a store employee a question, and that employee was dealing with a rude, even unreasonable, customer in front of me, I’ve wondered how folks deal with that internally. When the rude person leaves, and I approach the salesclerk who is often visibly trying to find her balance, I ask this simple question…
    “Would you be able to tell a customer where to go and how to get there?” The clerks have, without exception, looked at me, then at the back of the person leaving, and as a smile grows on their faces, says, “I would LOVE to.” or some variation thereof.
    There are others who feel as you do, liberals and conservatives, and even independents. But it is my duty as a troll to spam repetitively, on our nation’s need to be civil. I assure you, my “Inner Don Rickles” has often risen forth and it was with great force of will I erased the words rising from my dark side.
    We have to do what we can to cope. My writings here have helped me be a better communicator in my daily life, and from you and many others, I’ve learned much. Even from the most venomous of our GC commentaors. As a person once wrote,
    “No one is a total waste. You can always serve as a bad example.”
    Thank you for your reply which was neither flippant or condescending. If you ever want to talk outside of the ‘sandbox’, I have an email address for conversations beyond the cartoons. sanesaint@hotmail.com
    With Respect,
    and Appreciation,
    C.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    @SkepticCal

    Perhaps because the presence of the cat is keeping the mice, and some rats, away?
    There is an office of auditors who have saved the gov’t over 100 million dollars in the last three years being kept away from their offices. A neighbor of mine is part of a company that repairs navy vessels in foreign ports. His employees are on per diem AND not allowed to do their jobs. Are these people unessential? And doesn’t this give a chance for the mice to run wild?
    Out of 800k workers, there is going to be a small percentage that are a waste of money, all businesses have slackers, but calling 800k workers whose functions and purposes you don’t know “non essential” is unkind and hard hearted. I hope you never need a gov’t worker to help you with an attitude like that.
    Regretfully,
    C.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    @SkepticCal

    Thank you for the link, Skeptic.
    I saw the words, in the event of an extended shutdown, used a few times.
    In the other cases, considering what Republicans who want the ACA killed or the gov’t closed, want… it could be worse.
    However, YOU were the one who called 800k workers non essential. The link only shows some of them.
    This is unnecessary. People are being hurt so the one program this president has been able to pass will be shut down. I have opinions on why, but no matter… it is wrong, and it has NEVER happened like THIS under another presidency.
    Even when I disagreed with a president, I recognized his right to experiment in the four years to eight years he had. Why can’t you?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  12. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Government workers get teir back pay. THe millions who lost jobs, cannot get jobs, got their hours cut – they get NOTHING.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 11 months ago

    What is a presidential term if not the electorate’s permission for that president to show what he can do for the nation and its people? To offer ideas on which Congress can make adjustments or set aside for the betterment of our people.
    There have been Presidents so incompetent or even disabled within their term as to warrant their resignations. Wilson’s wife was the de facto president after his stroke. Warren G. Harding, Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, and others are part of a worst 10 list offered in 2007. None of them left office. Only Mr. Nixon ever stepped down and that was to avoid impeachment and only Mr. Ford’s pardon of Mr. Nixon protected him, and the nation, from greater embarrassment.
    As far as Mr. Obama’s skills go – I have been angry about the many concessions he made at the beginning of his presidency in an effort to reach out to the GOP. Romneycare, the Dream Act, permitting guns in national parks, and other acts were Republican ‘wants’. But from Republicans we heard McConnall’s declaration, before any leadership/management skills were offered to make Obama a one term president. A South Carolina congressman yelled “You Lie” during the state of the union. The constant attacks on his birthplace, his right to BE president, and other issues that attacked the underpinnings of his administration and immediately set the tone we’ve seen for six years. I have grievances with how the Dems conducted themselves during this time, but it has been the Republican extremists who have caused our nation to lose it’s triple A credit rating in the world and tried to run the gov’t from one election to another in order to be able to take over when they ‘won’. They did not win the senate, they lost seats in the house, and Obama won the election. The Republicans refuse to compromise and are, at this time, attempting to restart the gov’t one department at a time. The ultimate goal is, first – make the Dems look bad for not making exceptions to the shut down, and second – restart every part of gov’t but healthcare.
    If anyone should step down, it is the legislators who have chosen the tactics of insults, division, and pettiness, it is the Republican and Democratic extremists and career politicians that have set the tone for our current state of the union.
    I find myself skeptical of your reasoning, sir. I would like to know more about your own understanding of our nation’s history.
    Curiously,
    C.

  14. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 11 months ago

    @mdavis4183

    Government workers get teir back pay
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    Only those who continue to work as “essential” (such as the DC police) will get back pay – they are (in effect) working for IOUs right now. The rest of the furloughed workers get nothing – including unemployment compensation.

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