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Michael Ramirez

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  1. Jim Cates

    Jim Cates said, about 1 year ago

    Well put.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Reid wants WWE

  3. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    ima megatroll got a new avatar. It wishes it was rich.
    I liked the Alfred E Newman avatar better.

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

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  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Yes that is true but lets look at some o the appointments:


    1. Obama’s nominee to chair the National Intelligence Council, Chas Freeman, withdrew over questions about payments from the Saudi Arabian government, business ties to the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp., and negative statements he made about U.S. support for Israel. After he resigned he issued a combative public statement blaming the “Israel lobby” for “character assassination.” 



    2. White House “Green Jobs” czar Van Jones resigned after he it was discovered he signed a statement in support of a 9/11 “Truther” group. 



    3. Former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) withdrew his nomination to become Health and Human Services Secretary after it was discovered he failed to properly pay his taxes. 



    4. Nancy Killefer, Obama’s nominee to serve as the government’s chief performance officer, withdrew due to tax problems.

    

5. Governor Bill Richardson (D-New Mexico) withdrew his nomination to become Commerce Secretary because of an ongoing investigation into whether he doled out government contracts in exchange for campaign money. 



    6. White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers resigned after posing for photos at a White House dinner that a couple crashed through security to attend.

    

7. Jonathan Z. Cannon, nominated to serve as deputy director at the Environmental Protection Administration, withdrew over questions about a defunct non-profit, America’s Clean Water Foundation, where he served as a board member. In 2007, EPA auditors accused the non-profit of mismanaging $25 million in taxpayer funding.

    

8. Jide Zeitlin, Obama’s nominee to serve as U.S ambassador to the United Nations for management and reform withdrew his name while being accused of identify fraud and improper business practices. 



    9. Erroll Southers, Obama’s nominee to serve as director of the Travel Security Administration, withdrew after refusing to answer questions about collective bargaining and false testimony he presented to Congress.

    

10. Maj. Gen. Robert A. Harding, Obama’s second nominee to service as director of the Travel Security Administration, withdrew his name after it was discovered he received “service disabled veteran” status for sleep apnea.

    From:
    http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/labor/89613-president-obamas-top-10-failed-nominees-and-appointees-sen-demint

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    The genie of the nuclear option is now out of the bottle. The probability of it being used again will go up dramatically, not just this year or next year but until the rules are changed again. In years to come a majority of 51 will be able to pass legislation or nominations without debate or considering the needs of the minority by changing the rules “just a little more”. From Federalist Papers #51: " “If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure." Long term the use the nuclear option could prove to be a travesty

  7. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Well of course they blocked them. The Obamanation picks the worst refuse he can find to fill positions. No surprise, he himself being being complete garbage.

  8. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    Harry Reid holds 10th place on the list of longest filibusters.He was filibustering judicial appointments by Bush in 2003.Reid spoke long and loud against the nuclear option that never happened in 2005.Once again the dems don’t like the rules they made before so they change the rules to suit them when it is to their advantage screwing the country again.I hope Obamas prediction about what will happen because of the nuclear option made in 2005 comes to pass.

  9. Baleine

    Baleine said, about 1 year ago

    Not sad at all to see filabusters go. When they comprise of silly things like reading from dr. seuess its clear that they are being used as a weapon to badger each other into submission. Perhaps if they were to be used to present a intelligent arguement they might have some use. But this is Congress so that probably won’t happen.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Short version: If Obama bothered to vet his picks before sending them to Congress he would avoid a lot of the problems he’s had with them. Sending someone who has a pile of baggage and serious issues with their background is not a smart thing to do. But, then again, Obama is not the sharpest tool in the shed but more like just a tool; maybe a wedge… That being the simplest tool known to man.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t even LIKE Harry Reid, and find his “leadership” weak, but at his very WORST, Harry hasn’t ever come close to damaging America, and Americans, as much as Mitch McConnell (and his gang of mental midgets loyal to “the party above all”) at his very “best”.


    Ashcroft, Gonzales, Scarlett, Rice, O’Niell, Paulson, Rumsfeld, Norton, Kempthorne, Veneman, Evans, Principi, NIcholson, Peake, Ridge, Chertoff, , just some “major” appointments by “W” that never should have passed and were serious errors and affronts to the nation. Going down to judicial appointments, the list of filibusters should have been much longer, but gee, that “nasty” old Democrat side felt keeping the government running was more important than grinding axes to chop up the nation’s very foundation.

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    Thank you David for your red herring attempt at an ad hominem. Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and all other Presidents had their issues and problems in office. I think both Reagan and Clinton were decent Presidents who made things better during their time in office. I also think on the whole Bush was successful in office even if he wasn’t better than average in terms of his Presidency.
    Obama on the other hand has demonstrated an utter lack of ability to act Presidential, operate in coalition politics, and get anything done. His "signature’ piece of legislation… of which he had no part in producing… is proving to be a disaster the US hasn’t seen in scope and effect on the nation since the pre-civil war years as slavery tore the nation apart.
    .
    Don’t buy that?
    Let’s review this again after the employer mandate takes effect next year. You should note that Obama just illegally moved it back another five (5) weeks to put its effect AFTER next year’s election because he, and his administration realize that its effects will be so disasterous that a Democrat couldn’t be elected dog catcher if it hit before the election. That mandate will effect about one in three Americans. Let’s see what happens then.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Enoki: just a question: if he had “no part in producing”, why does every right-winger, and more than a few “lefties” blame HIM PERSONALLY for it?? (and it’s flaws, that yes, do exist, but CAN be fixed enough to make it work, even if indeed, far from the perfect plan.)

  14. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    - Mr. Ramirez doesn’t understand how filibusters work.
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    - In other news, Pope Francis is Catholic.

  15. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    - Well now, there you go with . . . facts!

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