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Mike Lester

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Actually, he’s on his way to the VA hospital for some government healthcare.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Obama: Run over by history and left in irrelevance.

  3. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 3 years ago

    To Protect the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

    Yup, sounds about right. If you’ve never recited these words with your right hand raised, swearing an oath, then you couldn’t possibly understand how true this ‘toon is.

    During this whole budget debacle, who offered various compromises? And who stonewalled any change? Who is doing as instructed by their constituents, and who thumbing their nose at the opposition just because they are the opposition? Republicans have passed 3-4 budgets (lost track now) in the past month, and every one of them was shot down.

    Let’s take a look at the last CR before the shutdown hit. Delay the individual mandate for a year, and eliminate the subsidies for Congress and their staff. Why is that such a bad thing? Half the country doesn’t know that there even is an individual mandate, and Congress and their staff shouldn’t get subsidies for their insurance. No-one else does.

    So this is purely a partisan attack by the Democrats to try to play politics by using their mouthpiece (the MSM) to push their agenda that the Republicans are causing this shutdown, when in fact it’s the Democrats in the Senate and our non-leader Obama who are refusing to compromise to get the job done. Tell me I’m wrong, and prove it.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    We are in the ultimate end-game of Neo-Fascism. The idea is not complicated and it is not new.If you are the minority Party, the Party of the few who are rich as opposed to the many who are poor, you must use weapons that are unconventional. One of those weapons is obstruction of government. You make wild and false claims and then use techniques to prevent anything that could happen to prove you wrong. You claim that there is no budget and then you vote against any sensible measures that would create a budget. You claim that there are no jobs and then vote down every jobs bill. etc etc. Check out Hannity Fox for the follow-on.

  5. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    Reid said after the meeting he once against urged Boehner to accept Democrats’ counter-offer for negotiations once Congress passes a short-term funding bill that does not include a delay in implementing the ACA, commonly called Obamacare.

    “What the speaker has to accept is ‘yes’ for an answer,” Reid said.

    “We’re through playing these little games focused on Obamacare,” he said.

    Earlier, Boehner rejected a proposal by Reid to work on tax reform once Congress approves a funding bill.

    Reid made the offer Wednesday in a letter to Boehner, The Hill reported.

    “I commit to name conferees to a budget conference, as soon as the government reopens,” he wrote. “This conference would be an appropriate place to have those discussions, where participants could raise whatever proposals — such as tax reform, healthcare, agriculture, and certainly discretionary spending like veterans, National Parks and NIH — they felt appropriate.”

    A spokesman for Boehner rejected the proposal.

  6. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    “During the course of my presidency I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican Party and have purposely kept my rhetoric down,” he told CNBC. “I think I’m pretty well known for being a calm guy. … Sometimes people think I’m too calm. But am I exasperated? Absolutely I’m exasperated. Because this is entirely unnecessary.”

    Obama noted there have been shutdowns in the past but he said the current political reality is “different.”

    “When you have a situation in which a faction is willing to potentially default on U.S. government obligations, then we are in trouble,” he said. “And if they’re willing to do it now, they’ll be willing to do it later.”

  7. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    A Republican plan aimed at averting a government shutdown on October 1 ran into a wall of opposition last week from conservatives in the House, and leaders delayed votes on it until this week.

    The plan, derided as a “trick” by some conservatives, would have let them cast an essentially symbolic vote to defund the healthcare law without risking a shutdown, which is feared by party leaders who remember the political damage they suffered when government offices closed their doors in the mid-1990s.

    Under the plan, Republican leaders were prepared to extend funding through mid-December at an annualized $988 billion, the same amount as 2013 after reductions went into effect under the across-the-board cuts called sequestration. The White House signaled last week it could live with a short-term extension at that level, even though the president wants to reverse the sequester cuts.

  8. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 3 years ago


    Right. Because everything Obama says is the truth. Because he is speaking out of both sides of his mouth. He has repeatedly said he is not going to negotiate anything with House republicans. That’s not “bending over backwards.” That’s stonewalling.

    @ David: That’s a strawman at best. They aren’t trying to burn down any part of the house. They are trying to exercise the will of the people, who a majority want the PPACA gone. Again, I’m struggling to understand why they are being blamed for doing as their constituents (and a majority of Americans) want them to do. That’s called, “doing their job.”

    You may be used to just following along to what your Democrat masters want to do, because they “know what’s best for us,” and know how to better spend our money than we do. But those of us with free thought and free will recognize that Congress works for us, and that the Democratic party has failed to appropriately represent the People’s interests. Why else would the Democrats gotten their asses handed to them in 2010?

    We are basically splitting into two camps: The camp of “Shut up, it passed” and the camp of, “The People don’t want it.” It’s that simple. Unfortunately, the more unpopular this thing gets, the worse the rollout gets, the more people are going to hate it. And I can promise you that once April of 2014 rolls in, and people start seeing those penalties hitting their tax returns, support for it is going to shrink even further. I have foresight. How about you?

  9. wbr

    wbr said, about 3 years ago

    bho tried to shut down mount vernon even though it is privatly owned

  10. D PB

    D PB said, about 3 years ago

    The Obama administration, through the National Park Service, erected barricades in front of an open air, open access memorial. One that has no installed physical barrier to prevent access, so in fact they spent excess funds in the form of man hours and the barricades to do what?

    There was no valid reason to do what was done, other then pure pettiness, and you call yourselves the progressive party.

    Speaks volumes . . .

  11. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    @D PB

    Which memorial?

  12. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 3 years ago

    Thanks. I just need to take an absence from these threads once in a while. My bullsh** filter gets full from time to time.

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 3 years ago


    “…….Obama: Run over by history and left in irrelevance……”
    Better not get your hopes up until the battle is over.
    The way this is shaping up, Obama will have succeeded in reforming health care where Nixon, Truman, Wilson, Roosevelt, and Clinton tried and failed. That in itself assures a lasting legacy. Never mind the wars he brought to a close, the no new wars he started, the demise of OBL and the economic recovery after eight disastrous years of Bush and the Republicans.

  14. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    There’s your problem. Obama is a known liar and he’s living up to that.
    His rhetoric is all over now. Montages of his comments. Proves he’s lying.”
    by your “reasoning”, your comments prove you a lier.

  15. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 3 years ago

    “….What economic recovery?……”
    Think back through your foggy memory of how things were in 2008.
    Obama does not get testy about it being called ObamaCare. His actual response was that “He kind of liked it. You know, Obama cares.”

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