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Mike Luckovich

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  1. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t see this as such a bad thing. The Republican Party as it currently stands is not truly representing Conservative values any longer. I think that alll politics at the federal level are too corrupt for redemption.

  2. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    The problem is the neo-tea’ers have no problem with burning the village down to save it.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    I voted for Reagan, & Bush Sr. for president.
    I voted for John Warner and several other Virginia Republicans running for Senate and Congress as well as some who ran for Gov, and state Senate/congress.
    Just as the current Democratic party is a totally different body than it was prior to 1963, the Republicans are no longer the party it was prior to 1992. The only truly bipartisan action these bodies perform is in their efforts to keep any third party candidates from taking donors away from them and to keep themselves in office.
    Eisenhower said it would take an informed electorate to survive the military industrial complex, and his draft of that speech allegedly said, congressional, military, industrial complex.
    George Washington simply warned us political parties would divide and weaken our nation.
    Both men were right.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t count out the Tea Party just yet. The Taliban has made a big comeback, the teabaggers can as well. They really are very similar.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    They’re both funded by zealots.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Teddy Roosevelt, Ike, even Reagan, it is the “TEA party” that has gone off the cliff, and is NOT representative of “conservative” values. Republicans should consider the comparison of Krupp, and Koch, if they really want to assess what the “TEA” folks represent, and where they would lead this nation.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    You know, that might just make for a very interesting conspiracy theory!!

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Ah, the Tea Party types would not like the policies of a normal conservative like Ronald Reagan, would hate the policies of a moderate conservative such as IKE, and would positively despise the Presidency of Teddy Roosevelt.

    Remember Teddy went after the wealthiest people this country has ever had, thus becoming the “Trust Buster”. But even more he consorted with flaky environmentalists such as Gilbert Grosvenor (first editor in chief of the National Geographic magazine), and especially that great California environmentalist (literally tree hugging) John Muir. Together (and especially Roosevelt who had the popularity and the political power) they were the founding force behind the greatest National Park System in the history of the world.
    For this legacy to future generations of appreciating Americans like myself (even if nothing else) he absolutely deserves to be one of the faces on Mt. Rushmore!!

    By the way, all three men you mentioned were men of at least some degree of renown before they ever entered politics, and made good to great presidents.

    But you are indeed correct, all three would now not be electable by the Tea Party, the Grand Old Party has become almost totally defunct!!

  9. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    As usual, I enjoy and agree with your posts. I’ll add one more point to your comment that “The only truly bipartisan action these bodies perform is in their efforts to keep any third party candidates from taking donors away from them and to keep themselves in office.”
    *
    They are also good at maintaining a very comfortable bubble for themselves, so that they don’t have to live like 98% of the people they represent. They get pensions (rather than paying into Social Security), government-provided healthcare, many put their kids in private schools, they couldn’t be busted for insider trading (up until last year), and many leave office for cushy positions at the corporations that lobbied them.
    *
    How much would anyone like to bet that the 98% would live better if the House and Senate had to live like them?

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Teddy Roosevelt also upset many land owners and business men when he created the national park system. There was national outrage that these “private” lands would be nationalized and set aside for trivial purposes like keeping wild places alive for animals and people. We now have people upset that these lands are still being held off limits even tho more public land is being logged, mined, fracked, et al than ever before.
    Excellent comment Mr. Landers. I almost always enjoy your posts.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  11. corzak

    corzak said, over 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

    “why doesn’t the TEA Party register as a separate Political party”

    Because it’s broke. The contributions from Tea Party believers have been looted.

    – ‘Dick’ Armey walked off with 8 million from FreedomWorks here.
    – ‘Dick’ Morris used contributions from his massive email list to pay 1.7 million to: himself here.
    – Now they’re saying millions were squandered on Beck and Limbaugh for useless Tea Party promotion here. Etc.

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Thank You! And I also enjoy your posts. In fact, I enjoy the posts and reasonable interplay of all the relative moderates on these boards regardless of their moderate political leanings!

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    masterskrain: Viewed by the rest of the free world, the teabaggers are fascist, Republicans are reactionary, and Democrats are conservative, Greens are populist, Socialists are liberals, and communists just close the circle, with more similarities with fascists than any of the others.

  14. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Another incredibly ignorant Luckovich cartoon.

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    How I wish the Koch brothers had NOT thought up and financed the tea party. They say they are patriots and love America, but they act the opposite!

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