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John Deering

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    A paycheck from us. Campaign donations from people who hope you are acting on their behalf and even larger donations from people he hopes to work for when he leaves office, and even larger ‘donations’ to the superpacs whose “information ads” will scare voters into voting against their own best interests and turn them against their neighbors who are equally frightened by the information ads coming from the other side.
    Essential? To quote from “The Princess Bride”, I don’t think that word means what you think it does.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. foofinho

    foofinho said, about 1 year ago

    I bet the shutdown would get resolved a lot sooner if Congress & the President didn’t get paid until it was resolved.

  3. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “To quote from “The Princess Bride”, I don’t think that word means what you think it does.”
    .
    Got a chuckle out of that one!

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    @foofinho

    Another great post!

  5. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 1 year ago

    @foofinho

    A shutdown would never occur if voters elected responsible people. Instead they are offered puppets of big money. Thus goes your democracy.. and sadly your dominance as a respected thriving nation

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    I agree with your post, Baslim. There is a contract with America in place, it is the oath of office. I found it at the Senate.gov site and include it here.
    ^
    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
    ^
    It is my belief that too many legislators are in violation of their oaths, but I doubt anyone will be punished.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    What’s Obama saying about his? “It’s good to be King!?”

  8. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    I am betting he is wondering why the heck he bothers sometimes, it has got to be tough trying to babysit tantrum prone children you are not allowed to discipline.
    While they destroy your house.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
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    Virtually every Republican legislator ROUTINELY violates this oath.
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    Instead, they sign a pledge to Grover Norquist never to raise taxes.
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    They always state the oath as written when they assume office, but their allegiance is to Grover, not the United States.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    Hello Stipple,
    I just want to say thank you for so many good postings. I recall you talking about your health a little while back and I appreciate your calm within that storm. You are good people.
    If you ever want to chat outside of the “sandbox”, my email is sanesaint@hotmail.com
    Respectfully…
    gratefully,
    C.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Compared to Boehner and the Tea piddles, Nero was a piker.

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    Congress should forgo pay when other federal workers and contractors, like myself, do.

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