Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 2 years ago

    The real GWB legacy.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    Of course we knew the same old tired excuse of blaming the other guy would continue all the way through 8 years.
    Grow up. No real leader would keep making excuses after 4 years being in charge, but I guess we don’t have a real leader.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Says the party that opposes everything the president does.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    George Washington warned political parties would divide and weaken the nation. Under this cartoon, the first four posts underscore and emphasize his words. It is incumbent upon us to put aside the anger and prejudices the parties thrust at us. We have to throw a rope across the divide these parties have ripped between neighbors, and then we need to build a bridge. We can’t do this by throwing sticks and nails at each other. We can only do it by reaching out respectfully and build upon those issues and ideals with which we have agreement. Pick nine issues. Reach across the divide and say, this is what I want. Out of nine issues, I cannot believe that there is not at least one on which the largest majority of people agree. Let’s build on our agreements and set aside disagreement until that in which we are United is met and overcome.
    If we fail to do so, we are no longer the United States of America, and we insult the sacrifices of all who came together to keep us free enough to have these disagreements.
    Come together, and pull that damned fuse out of that bomb.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Great post as usual!!!

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “George Washington warned political parties….”

    A most admirable post, sir, and one with which I concur wholeheartedly. I sometimes find it depressing to see how many in these forums have relinquished the difficulty of maintaining their intellectual individuality for the ease of blindly following the drumbeat of political parties.

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    Let’s see………in 4 years with Obama, the national debt has increased by 25%. This from the guy who said that he would cut the deficit in half by the end of the first term. Oops, missed the target. But that is OK……It is George Bush’s fault. The first term has only about week left and liberals are STILL blaming Bush.

  8. Alc7

    Alc7 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    A couple of them actually.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I wouldn’t totally dispute that point, except that Obama has perpetuated that war since he took office. For me this makes him equally complicit in sponsoring the war. It was an idiotic move by Bush and it’s just another continuation of Bushes policies by Obama. Ditto with the Bush tax cuts. Use whatever rationale you choose, they are still being continued, even after their original expiration date. Obama not only continued but added to the patriot act at the end of 2012. Like all politicians he talks out of both sides of his mouth (quite adeptly though) and is more concerned with his political position/legacy than in the welfare of the people.

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    It is inaccurate to blame Obama for the debt and it is inaccurate to blame just Bush, although you are getting closer. The blame belongs to a long series of administrations / Congresses who over-promised and under-payed. Obama has the unenviable task of figuring out how to pay the bills for committed programs and reckless wars. You want stuff, you have to pay for it.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    Well, let’s see, if I remember correctly on 9/11/01 19 mid-eastern (mostly Saudi Arabian) hijacked 4 planes. 2 were flown into the twin towers or the “world trade center” in NYC, 1 into the pentagon and one brought down in a field in
    Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers revolted. This resulted in the death of 2,996 people, including 2,977 victims and 19 hijackers precipitating war in Iraq voted on and approved by 110 democrat and 263 republican (70%) representatives. After that approval Bush then proceeded to war (yes in the wrong place for the wrong reasons) with a 60% backing of the American public at that time.

    Every year since the beginning of that period Congress approved funding for the War effort.

    Now Doc, I know you love to be a avid supporter of “truth” and “facts” so saying that the money spent -whether it was justified or not – is the responsibility of one person, “Bush” is simply not truth.

    “WE the people” also collectively hold a measure of responsibility for electing the people that vote for us and NOT sending them packing when they exhibit their corruption, their unethical actions and their overt dishonesty.

    And as expensive as that endeavor has proven to be in lives and money it pales in comparison to the waste and fraud perpetrated on the public by the routine milking of the public coffers by rich and corrupt politicians.

  12. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 2 years ago

    Okay folks. Here we go. A direct quote that could be useful in this argument:

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. . . . It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”

    You know who said that? Barack Obama in 2006. Crazy, since he and his Democratic colleagues have been responsible for a 60% jump in our national debt, from 10 trillion to 16 trillion. So why again are you saying that this is all Bush’s fault? He clearly doesn’t share the same opinion with himself from 2006.

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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  14. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    Crickets, then an off topic rant.

  15. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Radish, please get some new material. That’s been around the block a few times on these pages.

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