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Matt Wuerker

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Boehner is too busy golfing. (Boehner has time for 100 rounds a year, versus Obama’s rather feeble 100 rounds per term).

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    More credible then the clown in the White House.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Republicans do NOT WANT there to be any progress made by the country.
    So, by that criterion, Boehner is a perfect Republican leader. He can content himself with handing out lobbyist’s checks on the House floor, interrupted by the occasional repeal of Obamacare.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    “More credible then the clown in the White House.”

    Your sole criterion in that assessment is their political affiliation.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t you remember Tip O’neil or Ted Kennedy?l

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    The nation as a whole would have benefited had Boehnor, Pelosi, Reid, and McConnall ALL stepped down from their leadership positions to let younger and more open minds to lead the parties out of the pit in which our Congress has fallen. Of the four, only Boehnor showed any willingness to work with the President, but that faded as soon as he talked to his hard right conservatives in the House.
    As I look at the improvements in the stock market, the housing market, the job market, and in other places, I can only wonder where our nation would be if the parties had actually worked together to help our nation and to give the President’s plan a chance to work. Dems were arrogant and Reps were obstructionist and the President failed to push either party until just recently, but the scandals have shut down that effort.
    I miss the illusion that we are an united people. There was always bad things going on, but it seemed as if we were working our way out of it. But the reverse is true.
    Too many of our people have become mean spirited, rude, and hateful in words and even in deeds. People kill over words with which they disagree. So many threats to our nation and our world, and all we can do is be mean to each other.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t know whether Boehner is a sot or not, but in doing a search using “boehner drinking” I went through the first five pages of hits and could find no credible source for Matt’s cartoon. Bob Ney makes that accusation (and others), but under the cloud over him there is no way to tell whether it’s sour grapes or real. I was really looking forward to some good dirt, too.

  8. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 3 years ago

    good one!

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “Oh I don’t know, they have what passed many bills and budgets on time.”

    True. They have passed budgets with tax cuts for the “job creators” and no changes to defense, while clear-cutting social programs. They themselves know there is no chance of passage, even if the Senate were reasonable, so basically they are posturing, not getting anything done.

    Other “accomplishments”: a bill allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built, with amendments about pollution control, and requiring the companies who benefit to contribute to a clean-up fund for the inevitable spill defeated. Another example of Republican leadership: voting to prioritize our assets, preparing for default.

    If the idea of taking more time to plan for default than to plan to avoid it doesn’t make your blood boil, their priorities are foreign investors. An amendment to change priority to FDIC and veteran’s benefits was voted down by the Republicans. So, China and Iran, yes. Your money in the bank: should’a put it under the mattress. And we support the troops, unless you want benefits.

    That kind of “leadership” we can do without.

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    I thought this was their logo:

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    The teapot is from the Michael Graves Collection at JC Penny, and is sold out.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    I am not aware of Mr. Buffet’s trains. I am aware that Exxon-Mobil is not paying a penny for clean-up of the spilled tar-sands oil in Arkansas. By the bye, has any of our commie-pinko-tree-hugger press told us what has been happening with that oil, or about its cleanup?

    There WILL be a spill from Keystone. A large part of the route is above an aquifer. This is the aquifer that provides water to midwest farms during drought. If that water spoils, the crops die. Remember you cannot eat money.

    You are correct that the Democratic “leadership” in the Senate has not allowed anything to move forward. It is no worse, although no better, than the Republicans demanding that every single issue require 60 votes to pass. Between both obstructionist strategies, nothing gets done, except that the House can pass all kinds of worthless bills and not be responsible, since they’ll never become law.

    I will respectfully disagres with your statement that “that is not how that works”. Every Republican budget proposal I have seen consists of tax breaks for the top earners and investors, with no break for the wage-earner, no end to pork and make-work projects, no end to unnecessary and unwanted Pentagon projects, and savings derived from Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Newer details include Mr. Ryan’s plan to make Medicare so unattractive and worthless that seniors will “be allowed” to go to private insurance, of which I am sure we will disagree about the result.

    Bottom line: the “leadership” of both houses, and therefore the soldiers underneath them, are do-nothings who pose and wax eloquently about our problems and then pretend it’s the other side’s fault. Respectful Troll is quite correct, and that is quite sad.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “Of the four, only Boehnor showed any willingness to work with the President, but that faded as soon as he talked to his hard right conservatives in the House.”

    I disagree with the notion that Boehner was the only leader in Congress who was willing to compromise with Obama. Pelosi & Reid grudgingly gave ground on entitlement cuts in exchange for revenue. McConnell had the luxury of obstinacy because the Democrats controlled the Senate.

    The deal fell apart because Boehner was unable to get the Tea Party faction on board. Notice that most of the unruly elephants have tricorn hats? The comic is correctly pointing out that as Speaker, he has little control of the House.

    If Boehner & Pelosi step down, it’s not like their younger replacements will be more willing to work together. If anything, things (sadly) would be worse.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    BTW, I’m pretty sure the donkey in red with the beads is supposed to be Pelosi. (Bottom center of ’toon)

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @Harleyquinn: I told you we would disagree with the results. Ryan’s plan will “save” Medicare only in the respect that it won’t go broke. It won’t go broke because no one will want to use it, because it will provide less and less care for more and more cost.

    Ryan’s plan calls for the repeal of Obamacare. This will bring back exclusions for pre-existing conditions. How many seniors do you know without pre-existing conditions? Thought so.

    Even today, private health insurance for those 65 and older costs way more than the $6K per year that Mr. Ryan proposes to subsidize private insurance with. That’s for healthy people. For those in the majority, with not-insignificant pre-existing conditions, it will either be too expensive, or the insurance industry will just not be willing to make insurance be available.

    Either way, all the people that Medicare now covers will end up in Emergency rooms looking for unfunded care. This will cost taxpayers and insured people far more than what Medicare now costs. If you think this is a better answer than our current Medicare system, I would very much like to hear your reasoning.

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