Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd said, almost 2 years ago

    good one

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    hmmm I see how to get them out of the closet……

    Take away their power……….

  3. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    And the only way to do that is to shrink the size of the government, and gut the ranks of incumbents. That, and reform the tax code so corporate lobbyists can’t get tax favors for supporting a politician’s agenda. That’s where a flat tax would come in very handy. Would it suck in some areas? Yeah. But it would eliminate crony capitalism.

  4. edclectic

    edclectic said, almost 2 years ago

    “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose…”

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    “Over 40,000 deaths per year due to lack of access to health care in the only developed country in the world without some form of universal health insurance is the most incivil part of the discussion. Add to that being the only developed country in the world where medical bankruptcy occurs, and is still the leading cause of personal bankruptcy. Only in America.”
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    Courtesy of Steve Auerbach MD

  6. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, almost 2 years ago

    @wmconelly

    Please try to stay on point, instead of trolling.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Interesting that Benson ignores all the FOIA denials under the Cheney/Ashcroft/Gonzales regime operating under “W”.


    While in NONsensitive areas and issues, FOIA needs to be honored, it’s interesting that Republicans such as Issa, Cruz, and Boehner have no problem demanding that even classified true security issues be revealed, so they can criticize this administration for yes, carrying on exactly what Bush folks did, except this administration does seem to be much more concerned about compliance with the law. The problems of course ARE keyed to the “Patriot Act”, perhaps the worst piece of legislation the Republicans ever pushed through on a “petrified in terror public”.

  8. wbr

    wbr said, almost 2 years ago

    hey wmconnelly 40000 is not working try 100000

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    You are correct that the dems are complicit. Back in those days, especially in times of crisis, even politicians put aside their differences and provided a united front, sometimes (and this is a good example) to a fault. Good thing THOSE days are long gone.

    Another good example of what happens when people vote for a bill without reading it first.

    Let’s be fair: this bill long ago was written, proofed, re-written, and tweaked to ensure a specific desired fundamental change in the structure of the balance of powers. It was kept for just such an occasion, when a scared stiff populace was too willing to trust its leadership to care what it had to give up. The perpetrators were just waiting for a good emergency to be able to spring it on us. You have to admire their planning. If only we knew who “they” are.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    “it’s interesting that Republicans such as Issa, Cruz, and Boehner have no problem demanding that even classified true security issues be revealed, so they can criticize this administration for yes, carrying on exactly what Bush folks did, except this administration does seem to be much more concerned about compliance with the law”
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    Republicans always adhere to The Rule: It’s okay if a Republican does it.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    Perhaps you need a reminder. You say: " so they can criticize this administration for yes, carrying on exactly what Bush folks did,"

    Do you remember the platform that Obama ran on? Original was “Hope and Change”. Remember what he promised? To change the way business was done in DC.

    So when you say we complain about Obama continuing the policies of Bush, do not forget he promised us that he would be different. Change. It does not mean doing things the same way.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    ^ Fair point Bruce. I am not at all happy about the continued erosion of civil liberties. (I am not implying that you are)
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    I do know that no administration in my memory has given up power gained by a previous admin. Lots of reasons for this, mainly that the exec branch includes the whole security apparatus, CIA, FBI, NSA, military, etc., which is constantly pushing for more power, more weapons, more secrecy, etc.
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    But my point is that Issa’s ‘investigations’ have NO objective other than to damage and obstruct the president. If it will do political harm to Obama, Issa is more than willing to expose classified material without regard to any other damage it may cause. Republicans are aghast whenever secrets are leaked, but of course, not in this case.
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    Once again: It’s okay if a Republican does it.

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