Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 4 years ago

    Elephant, you got 22 months to clean up the cheney-shrub catastrophe or you’re out.

  2. myming

    myming said, about 4 years ago

    you can’t have it both ways. either back up your promises OR compromise…

  3. grapfhics

    grapfhics said, about 4 years ago

    How heavy is the promises valise that it needs wheels, most promises are pretty empty these days. Where’s that old carpet bag when you need one?

  4. Bill Ewing

    Bill Ewing GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Does the phrase “hold one’s feet to the fire” sound familiar?

    I was raised in the ’50s, way back when a high school education was at today’s PHD level for History and Government. In other words: We were pretty well informed as the teachers at that time had not been corrupted by an “Education” Department dumbing down an entire generation.

    Today’s voter, because of the Internet, et. al., is much more politically informed as any time in the past. Thus, they are aware of the “promises” a particular politician expouses and is getting more involved by ousting those whose promises aren’t kept.

    Those who rule against the will of the people who put them there, promised or not, are being ousted wholesale.

    This is the bane of the Left.

    We Conservatives have awakened and are taking the GOP back. We did a large RINO purge but have not completely finished. 2012 will tell the tale if we haven’t totally lost the game by that time.

  5. Wing-Nut

    Wing-Nut said, about 4 years ago

    Yeah, because The Democrat party of the last two years epitomized compromise.

  6. stuart_zechman

    stuart_zechman said, about 4 years ago

    ^ yes, we tried to compromise, but how can you compromise with racist, obstructive xenophobes like the teapublican party?

  7. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    “Today’s voter, because of the Internet, et. al., is much more politically informed as any time in the past”

    • 47% of voters think Obama passed TARP. More politically informed, you say?

  8. pavlov

    pavlov said, about 4 years ago

    “how can you compromise with racist, obstructive xenophobes” Hmm sounds like a pretty bigoted statement to me. I guess you could just emulate the POTUS and call them your enemies.

  9. jamescag

    jamescag said, about 4 years ago

    Oh dear … there you go again stuart_zedman with your feeble racist=republicans etc etc. Give it a break … it has NOTHING to do with race OR color … it has everything to do with performance and capabilities ….

  10. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 4 years ago

    God Bless Ewing and jamescag!

    seems that mind-numbed Lefty parrots use this comment venue to spread false accusations and smears of GOP and Conservatives…the use of “teabaggers” is a deliberate and vulgar insult…..Tea Party activists are following the model of the 1770’s Boston Tea Party that sent a message to King George in England… the messsage is aimed at Emperor Obama and His court of elected Dems….(elected by hook or crook….Reid and Boxer and some others surely and undoubtedly used illegal methods to “buy” votes…and I’m certain Rahm left DC for Chicago ahead of the Nov.2 general election to ensure the age-old Chicago graveyard vote….just my personal opinion—the mayor’s election is not until Feb.22, 2011—-!

  11. MrGromit

    MrGromit said, about 4 years ago

    Jade, be fair and realize that a part of that reason is that TARP was the Obama administration’s mandate and they pretty much begged Bush to pass it to keep things for getting worse calling it “vital” among other things.

    And then I will be fair and admit that TARP was one Obama-proposed program that actually worked. Virtually all of the money loaned to the companies and banks has been repaid – with interest!

  12. sofartotheleftimright

    sofartotheleftimright said, about 4 years ago

    ^Please explain…since Obama was elected after Bush how in this reality that Obama’s Administration was involved with TARP. Did they use Deloreans?

  13. MrGromit

    MrGromit said, about 4 years ago

    Shortly after Obama was elected (weeks, months), Geitner and other Obama advisors presented TARP as a way to prevent the economy from getting worse/collapsing/whatever. They called it vital that it pass immediately before the banks collapsed. The bill flew through Congress and Bush signed it (partially out of courtesy, imo).

    BTW, this is one of the reasons that the Bush presidency has a huge spike at the end of his tenure under ‘spending’ and ‘deficit increase.’ Virtually all of the loans (TARP was loans, not stimulus or payouts) were paid back with interest, but his numbers don’t get marked back down and Obama actually gets the credit for the money coming in. I’m not complaining about this last bit, it’s just the way it is and the way the books record things.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    ‘toon– He does serve a very ugly mistress.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Barely an hour after President Barack Obama invited congressional Republicans to post-election talks to work together on major issues, the Senate’s GOP leader had a blunt message: His party’s main goal is denying Obama re-election.

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