Lalo Alcaraz by Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    I liked Mr. Alcaraz’s previous toon better. Here he’s just gloating.
    The woman vote and Latino vote made a very big difference. I hope both parties look at the closeness of recent elections and start working together.

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 4 years ago

    I agree. This could have gone either way, and everyone in power ought to acknowledge it. Working together should be the mantra from the beginning, but we know how well that has worked. On the other hand, Obama will be out in 2016, so the R’s don’t need to go out of their way to try to make him fail. Doesn’t mean they won’t try. On the other hand, Obama has had ample time to find ways around obstructionist policies and stubborn opposition, and that has been lacking. I am concerned that until the rules of the game change, too many people are so used to playing the game that it is now second nature.

    The bigger problem, though, is Congress. Though Mourdock and Akin can stay home and read up on human anatomy in their forced retirement, much of Congress is the same.

    It is interesting to note that many people were willing to vote for Romney only because he wasn’t Obama, even though the worst approval rating for Obama was something around 40%. Congress’ approval rating was 9% (and I feel that’s generous), but a lot of those same voters voted the bums back in. They could take a chance on a president who would promise 12 million new jobs, and 5 minutes later say that the president can’t create jobs, but they wouldn’t take a chance on a different congressman. It is especially disappointing in my district, where my “I’m for term limits” congressman, who has overstayed his welcome way longer than his term limit would have been, was re-elected for doing essentially nothing but be a Republican.

    I will soon be contacting him to ask him to help us save money: all he needs to do is stay home. He votes the way Boehner tells him to every vote, and any legislation he proposes, which is minimal, is inconsequential. His communications to his constituents are just a repeat of talking points. Why pay for staff, to heat his office, free postage, and all his other perks? The outcome will be the same if he’s physically present or not.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    He will have 8 but Boehner and McConnell will do everything they can to continue gridlock.

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 4 years ago

    for those people who supported mormon mitt via superpac, pac, votes, etc….are a bunch of suckers. especially, the superpacs.

  5. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 4 years ago


    Actually, I supported Romney because Obama’s second term will doom any chance I have of ever having a normal life.
    Obama so badly bungled the recession that the local job market is still quite soft, forcing me to work a job that’s well beneath my skills and experience.
    The company can’t afford to provide anyone health care, and I don’t make enough on my own to afford it. As such, I have to either go on the public dole or be branded a criminal for the rest of my life.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 4 years ago

    Nicely done, Lalo.

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 4 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    You know, I had the same issues under the Bush administration – where the recession came from. If Obama gets his way now, since he has nothing to lose, you will have affordable healthcare, and the top earners will take more of the tax burden. According to the actual unemployment numbers over the last 50 years, tax cuts for the rich coincided with INCREASED unemployment, and higher tax rates coincided with LOWER unemployment. So hopefully, your prospects are actually improving, like everyone else’s.

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 4 years ago

    Does this toon mean 8 years of Nothing?

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 4 years ago

    Hey, I was trying to get a job offer from NCM, and he didn’t even return my call. Don’t trust him — he’s a corporation, not a person. Oh, I guess he is a person…..

  10. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 4 years ago

    You weren’t listening, were you?
    I’ve spent my entire life trying to avoid ever being on the government dole. Instead, my goal has always been to make an honest living.
    And now Obama wants to have me declared a criminal for it.

  11. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 4 years ago

    …except, I was never one of the ones knocking those who had trouble finding work due to the recession.
    I myself lost a comfy office job, at which point I was forced to take my present job (after a full year of doing odd jobs) so that I could keep paying tuition.

  12. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 4 years ago

    @darren blair,
    “declared a criminal”, pullease. and obama’s gonna take your guns away too. try getting some real information.

  13. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Or, you could babble mindlessly, like Ima does so prodigiously.

  14. Caddy57

    Caddy57 said, about 4 years ago

    To those of you who say “It could have gone either way” here is some info to chew on for a while (you have 4 years to think it over) Fixed voting machines in several swing states,blocking the military vote,, For Mr Lalo….Illegal alien vote, I rest my case second election …same as the first….Second term same as the first! May the anger be with you!

  15. kamwick

    kamwick said, about 4 years ago


    Actually, it sounds as though the anger is with you. Yes, the right-wing noise machine is now out in full force, claiming that the vote was " fixed". just cant face the fact that maybe it had something to do with their policies and candidates.

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