Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    I wonder how many of the Administration’s problems wouldn’t exist if they had just been forthright with us instead of political CYA.

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Funny cartoon.

  3. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago


    Pretty much.
    Benghazi? They made a scapegoat out of someone rather than admit that the embassy didn’t have enough security and that a series of bad judgement calls led to reinforcements not being sent in.
    IRS probe? One of the people who resigned only had a month left in the organization anyway.
    AP hack? Eric Holder should have been in the hot seat from day one.
    Et cetra.
    Instead of being the most transparent presidency ever, the Obama administration has been nothing but one solid smokescreen.
    The signs were all there during the 2008 elections (such as his “That’s above my pay grade” quip during the Saddleback Debate), but everyone was so focused on the prospect of a “young and charismatic minority President” that a lot of folks missed it.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Starting with the Marine holding the umbrella, the White House honor guard is a coveted position and the Marines who get those posts have to work to do so.
    The President playing golf should not be an issue since he is usually networking when he’s golfing and he hasn’t taken nearly as many vacations as some of our past presidents. That said, it’s a 4 to 8 year gig, with a generous life long pension afterwards. I don’t know how much time ANY president should spend ‘playing.’
    As far as Benghazi goes…
    Ambassador Stevens turned down increased security twice in the four weeks prior to his death. He was not ORDERED to go to that consulate and his death at this unsecured location has caused ten times the uproar that previous deaths at more secure locations have caused. This has been politicized from the beginning and the more info that comes out, the more it looks like a tragic series of events. Forget the talking points and secure the embassies and offices.
    The military sex assaults are unconscionable and the fact that two men tasked with protecting victims victimize those they are to protect shows the military is unable to respond to this cancer within their ranks.
    The AP investigation might have been ‘valid’ in why it began, but it was definitely invalid in the WAY it was conducted. News outlets are complaining that sources have begun drying up as a result of this investigation and that is not good for free speech or our nation.
    The IRS issue is outrageous and someone needs to go to jail. While there are red flags that show up on a form, lacking those warning signs, every form, person, and organization should be treated the same way. The additional questions asked is insult to injury.
    I was told that some of the info the IRS office got was given to the media, but I still haven’t seen any thing about that except for here in GC. Anyone have a link?
    Putt putt golf is fun. But we need our gov’t to stop puttering and start working. These ‘games’ do not employ people, improve our infrastructure, or unite our people.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    The dog.
    Does that represent a Chihuahua thinking about going over the wall into the game?
    That one confuses me.

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    And from that same article from “The Hill”

    “Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) called the revelation “odd.”

    “That is odd to me because Stevens requested from the State Department additional security four times, and there was an 18-person special forces security team headed by Lt. Col. Wood that Gen. Ham signed off on that the State Department said no to,” he told McClatchy.

    “The records are very clear that people on the ground in Libya made numerous requests for additional security that were either denied or only partially granted,” Graham said."

  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “The AP investigation might have been ‘valid’ in why it began, but it was definitely invalid in the WAY it was conducted.”

    Just to be picky, I heard this very interesting report on Rachel Maddow that bears listening to as it sheds a great deal of light on why the whole thing came up to begin with.


  8. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    person behind irs scandal gets a promotion because she followed white house orders


  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Is the rape, sexual abuse, and general misconduct that’s gone on in the military for decades also being blamed on Obama?

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Are you so scared of Hillary that you need to make up this, “I am done with politics” crap? I can’t even find a reference to Hillary being on the air with Brian Williams in December 2012. This quote is pure fiction.

    There is this, however: The day after the election, Romney returned to Bain Capital, but the loss had a lasting effect; he told his brother, “I never want to run for something again unless I can win.” (after losing to Ted Kennedy in 1994.)

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    A picture is worth a thousand words:

    A three-story pile of petroleum coke covering an entire city block, courtesy of Koch Industries.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Newsmax, ha! I think that writer worked for “Highlights” before he came to Newsmax.


    And, at least Ezra Klein is honest enough to make it clear he is an opinion writer.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    “This quote is pure fiction.”

    The quote isn’t fiction. It’s paraphrased. The quote is:

    “I don’t see myself getting back into politics. I want to be involved in philanthropy, advocacy, working on issues like women and girls that I care deeply about.” It was said in an interview with Michele Kelemen of NPR.

    A full transcript of the interview can be found on the State Department web sit.

  14. Yammo

    Yammo GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Tigger’s quote: “I am through with Politics, and I will never seek any form of Public Office ever again.”_

    “The actual quote: ""I’m not even posing those questions. I am really looking forward to stepping off the fast track that I’ve been on. I’ve been out of politics as Secretary of State. I don’t see myself getting back into politics"

    Tigger did not paraphrase, he made up a quote that is incredibly deceptive. He even went so far as to lie about the interviewer & time of the statement. I’m assuming that fake quote is making the rounds on conservative email lists.

    Politicians have a history of saying they are not planning on running, then changing their minds later on. I bet some of them were even sincere.

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