Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    And the supposed “investigative journalists” just give their boy Barry a pass as usual.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 3 years ago

    Since when has malfeasance become a scandal?

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    The Nixon Library released some more tapes from the Watergate years with Bush Sr, then the head of the RNC, talking sympathetically to Mr. Nixon.
    Recognizing that Mr. Bush, along with others who called, believed Mr. Nixon’s comments after his first comments on the ‘scandal’.
    Trent Lock, who helped protect Nixon for awhile was one of the first to call for investigations on Clinton.
    The Republicans were in lockstep to protect Reagan during Iran/Contra and in defending Ed Meese, just as Dems formed a wall between Republicans and Clinton during his scandals. I won’t go into the myriad other scandals leading us up until today.
    All this cartoon tells us is what we already know. Party comes first. An attack on any Dem/Rep is an attack on ALL Dems/Reps and must be defended no matter what the ‘truth’ may be.
    Conversely, the "mote’ in your opposing party’s eye shall always be identified as a steel girder for as long as the media and the base is willing to support that idea.
    (Quick note, a majority of LA republicans were polled recently and said that Obama was responsible for what happened after Katrina. Obama was a first term senator that year, but the lie suits the state party more than the truth)
    The NSA issue is a scandal that covers two administrations. Benghazi was an incident, like the USS Cole, not a scandal. Mr. Stevens was not ordered to go to that CIA safe house and he knew the quality of his Libyan ‘guards’. It was a tragedy to learn from, like the barracks bombing in Lebanon. It is also a ‘mote’ with which Republicans wish to prove their enemie’s, not Muslims – Democrats, incompetence, while failing to learn from the past mistakes of their own party.
    The IRS ‘scandal’, barring new information, is also a non issue brought about because of the Citizen’s United ruling of the SCOTUS. A swarm of new applicants and a desire to prevent abuse and misconduct led the agent in charge, a self identified republican, to use a shortcut. Liberal groups were also effected, though it does appear some conserve groups were targeted for the kind of questioning once reserved for minorities at voting booths during the Jim Crow times in the South. Not appropriate, but not a scandal.
    Your political leaders do not care about the nation beyond the fact they want something to rule once “THEY” are in charge. I want neither party to have total control for reasons we are witnessing in NC, TX, and even my state of VA.
    It doesn’t take much for those who walk in lock step to start marching, even goosestepping, over the people they are supposed to be serving and protecting. Germany didn’t start out as a Nazi nation, but it became that way when good people, beset by poverty and hopelessness, were convinced by their leaders that their neighbors were the problem.
    Just like some of those who comment in these pages.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    That is because there is no scandal.

  5. DJGravityX

    DJGravityX said, about 3 years ago

    Top notch Lisa. Well done.

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago

    When is a scandal not a scandal? When there is no scandal.
    But keep beating that drum. Takes media coverage away from those Repugs that are destroying our nation.

  7. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 3 years ago

    I’m a critic of Obama because I’m a Capitalist and not a Socialist.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    A baby in Georgia was shot by a black man, so all black men are suspect.
    The 9/11 attack was performed by Muslims, so all Muslims are suspect.
    The Oklahoma City bombing was performed by white men, so…?

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago


    I’m a critic of Obama because I’m a socialist and not a capitalist.

  10. JPTewel

    JPTewel said, about 3 years ago

    What scandal? I haven’t seen anything that would warrant any of those incidents being called a scandal. But there’s no accounting for GOP/Tea Party/Libertarian ignorance.

  11. JPTewel

    JPTewel said, about 3 years ago

    @DGF999 – Really? You wouldn’t know Socialism if it smacked you in the face. Cuba has Socialism, Vietnam is socialist, North Korea is socialist, Laos is socialist. Maybe you might try and educate yourself to what socialism is. You might realize the President isn’t and never has been a socialist. Of course if your hatred of a mixed race president clouds your frontal lobes, you may not.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Well put. Thanks.

  13. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 3 years ago

    How do you manage to drink your kool-aid with your head stuck in the sand like that?

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    As usual the best post in the thread by far, although I expect that the so-called conservatives will not read all the way through.
    I have two very minor nits that I hope to be forgiven for expressing: It’s Trent Lott. And it’s ‘affected’, not ‘effected’ in “groups were also effected”. Sorry to be so picky, but I thought or at least hoped you’d want to know.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    “but but it is bushes fault? Racism? Evil rich?”

    Harley, can you say ‘the whole da*n government’?

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