Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Crosspatch

    Crosspatch said, about 11 hours ago

    Pathetic clowns are more like it.

  2. old1953

    old1953 said, about 11 hours ago

    Is there anything more pathetic than the GOP voter? Still listening to the same old sad promises, year after year, still hoping that somehow, someday the GOP leadership will actually make some of that stuff they promise happen? Six years of total lock on government, nothing changed. I mean, really, if you vote GOP, why bother going to the polls? Or just admit it to yourself, you don’t vote GOP for any reason other than just to vote against Democrats. Because, in the end, there isn’t any other reason for you to bother. You KNOW the party isn’t going to do anything about gays, blacks, welfare, budget deficits or anything else you care about, or they’d have done it while they had the power. Really, I feel sorry for you. Pitiful.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    Oh but wait. They’re gonna build this really, really big fence that will keep out all them illegals that those (non Republican) business owners keep hiring.


    And, they’re gonna tear out Obamacare Root And Branch, ‘cause, you know, family values.


    Also, Benghazi.


    And Climate Change, well I’m no scientist, but I heard a one that don’t believe in it.

  4. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, about 10 hours ago

    @old1953

    Old1953,
    You’re so close, but you missed a central point, crux, keystone.
    GOP is Conservative.
    This is a very accurate term, but people confuse it with ‘right wing" or ’free market’ or some-such.
    In the failing USSR the conservatives were hard-line Communists.
    Both US & USSR Conservatives are true brothers. Why?:

    The true nature of the Conservative is to CONSERVE.
    Change is scary. Stability is safe.

    They don’t want change – in ANY direction.

    Ds want a particular kind of change & they call it ‘progress’. Conservatives fight that change, but once in place, it is the new status quo. They fight changing it back to what they once tried to conserve.
    That is why, despite several opportunities, Rs have never undone the New Deal, Great Society, Dept. of Education, EPA, Farm welfare, Social Security, or all the things they said they didn’t want.

    If they sweep 2016, they won’t repeal Obamacare.

    That is why they don’t “do anything”, as you say.
    Tea Party, Libertarians, Evangelicals, etc. ally themselves with Rs, because in each fight with the Ds, the R conservatives appear to be on their side. But it’s temporary. Establishment Rs always don’t want whatever change de Jour the Ds are pushing in the name of ‘progress’.

    What those Tea Partiers, Libertarians, Evangelicals, Small Government folk need is a party of change, (albeit their ‘progress’ would be different from D’s ‘progress’.)
    Those folk call themselves conservative, and accuse McConnell, Boehner, etal as not conservative. But that’s a misnomer. The malcontents want change. Back to what once was, in some cases, but at this point it is change, not conservation. Establishment GOP wants to keep the status quo, which currently is big Government, as given to us mostly by Ds.

    Maybe a split in the GOP where the Radicals force the Conservatives to go sit with the other Big Government types would shift the national debate.
    That will initially work against them because it makes McConnell vote with Reid.
    (USA can only have 2 parties. Only 1 debate. Dichotamy is deeper in our psyche than for the rest of Western Civ. But that’s another topic.)

    Maybe they need to convert the Republican party into a Radical Constitutionalist Party.

  5. RUTH KANTOR

    RUTH KANTOR said, about 6 hours ago

    Sometimes YOU are the creepiest of clowns.

  6. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    Sigh . . . Democrats just have to be like by everyone or they fall apart.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 5 hours ago

    @Nos Nevets

    "You’re so close, but you missed a central point, crux, keystone. GOP is Conservative.

    No, the GOP used to be conservative. They slowly descended into right wing pseudo-conservatism some 35 years ago. Their conservative beliefs of fiscal responsibility and limited government have long since been replaced. The belief in fiscal responsibility taken over by calls the notion of service cuts for the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich. The belief in limited government was replace with killing workplace safety and environmental regulations while increasing government intrusion into citizens’ daily lives under the guise of “national security.”

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 5 hours ago

    @Nos Nevets

    “You’re so close, but you missed a central point, crux, keystone.

    Quite a bit of the verbiage that you used to describe a conservative is actually describing a reactionary in the same sense that a liberal would be described as a radical (radical defined as “a person who advocates fundamental political, economic, and social reforms by direct and often uncompromising methods.”). To quote Hannah Arendt “The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution”. Too many reactionaries and radicals try to define themselves as conservatives or liberals in an attempt to have their ideas appear acceptable. True conservatives and liberals can usually work out their differences by not adamantly stonewalling the status quo or reducing the status quo to rubble. I think that would be called orderly progress.

  9. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    @Nos Nevets

    Democrats are being quite conservative when they oppose tort reform, education choice, social security overhaul, balance budget amendment, welfare reform, and the list goes on and on . . .

  10. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, about 4 hours ago

    @old1953

    How’s that Welfare State workin’ out for ya? Trillions upon trillions in debt, nothing to show for it: except IRS malfeasance, grade school quality Ebola response, Recover Summer V: Let’s Try One More Time!!!, racial division spewing from the White House, the most transparently untransparent administration in history… I could go on, but I have a job.

  11. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 4 hours ago

    @old1953

    Boy are you asking for ridicule by writing the truth. It might hurt, but it would do the republicans well to understand the truth in what you wrote. I for one am tired of only having on party to vote for.
    .
    Thanks for your thoughtful and courageous post. Hope you’ve got a flame suit handy.

  12. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 4 hours ago

    @Nos Nevets

    You make some interesting points. But I do think you are wrong on the "What those Tea Partiers, Libertarians, Evangelicals, Small Government folk need is a party of change, (albeit their ‘progress’… " because they would not want progress, that would be moving forward. If what they want is to go back to the way it once was, or even to retreat to less of where we have progressed to, then they want regression. So in that vein they would be ‘regressives’ and I think that is a losing proposition to all except those who are in the leadership, because they are the ones who draft the proposition and greed being so entrenched in politics, the regressive leadership will ensure everyone else sacrifices except themselves.
    Otherwise a great post. It made me think and consider, not accept or dismiss. Thank you.

  13. Dale Hopson

    Dale Hopson GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    They are called clowns by the way they act & talk, but NOT for the way they look…

  14. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 2 hours ago

    @old1953

    Is there anything more pathetic than the Democrat voter? Still listening to the same old sad promises, year after year, still hoping that somehow, someday the Democrat leadership will actually make some of that stuff they promise happen?(like new jobs) Six years of total lock on government, nothing changed. I mean, really, if you vote Demorat, why bother going to the polls? Or just admit it to yourself, you don’t vote Democrat for any reason other than just to vote against Republicans. Because, in the end, there isn’t any other reason for you to bother. You KNOW the party isn’t going to do anything about jobs, the economy, border security, the $18 trillion debt or anything else ,or they’d have done it while they had the power. Really, I feel sorry for you. Pitiful.

  15. old1953

    old1953 said, about 2 hours ago

    @Jeff H

    LOL, still living on fantasy island I see. Welfare has been cut to the point it’s nearly nonexistant. Pretending food stamps for minimum wage workers equals welfare is popular among Republicans, but not real – just fantasy island. Racial division from the white house, really, that’s a wild way to interpret sympathy for families with dead (murdered in cold blood) children. The rest is similar fantasy – and I suppose you explain how you can vote Republican, you just make up your reasons and live in a cruel fantasy.

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