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Mike Luckovich

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    If you’ve BEEN to war and haven’t enjoyed the destruction or killing, or gained handily from the subsequent social and economic mayhem and, therefore, are apt to CRITICIZE the unregulated process of warring — so sorry. You’re not up to the keen and perceptive mental levels of the folk who mostly haven’t been in uniform, let alone the trenches and bomb craters. Note the qualification criterion. I ought to make a knock-over brain surgeon after talking to an emergency room doctor, maybe reading a textbook or two.

  2. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, almost 2 years ago

    Or anything else?

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, almost 2 years ago

    @wmconelly-

    If you’re defending Sen. McCain’s irritable behavior on the grounds he’s been to war and the rest of us haven’t, then I can only say your logic is completely utterly flawed.

    Human beings have the remarkable ability to use their imagination and see beyond their immediate experience to formulate analysis, plans and opinions. While their thinking might not have the emotional depth of someone who’s been thru a war, a person can figure out the effects and consequences of actions. If we could only allow people who have fought (which the largest majority of an army don’t) in a war to have any opinion, then we would be forced to have wars just so we could have decision makers.

    Along these logical lines, no male elected official should ever be allowed to legislate on abortion issues, since it is impossible for any male to give birth. Only women could propose and vote on this legislation. Just sayin !!

    McCain doesn’t have a monopoly on truth because he was a POW. I haven’t been to war, but I have my opinions and the First Amendment allows to present them. His experience doesn’t invalidate my reasoning. That is why we have an open society (yes, that’s another debate for another day) to allow all opinions to air and the collective will determined.

    In summation, I won’t tell my doctor how to proceed in a treatment, but I will expect to be consulted on the decision as to which treatment I want. It’s only fair.

  4. Joe

    Joe said, almost 2 years ago

    Neither Einstein, nor Newton, nor Galileo, nor Darwin ever participated in combat, yet somehow they made larger contributions to the human enterprise than all the warriors combined. McCain deserves our respect for his military service – nothing more, nothing less.

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    McCain exemplifies the meaning of G.O.P.; Grumpy Old Poop!

  6. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

    Or Grand-larceny Old Party.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, almost 2 years ago

    War breaks people, but for some, they become strong at the broken places. In my opinion, McCain (and others like him) has incurable anger in his soul – not because of the war, but because at heart he has a mean, bullying spirit. From Cristie ranting at the WH doctor, to the Fox News screamers in their daily diatribe against Democrats in general and Obama in specific – there’s just too much hatred going on.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    :-C

  9. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 2 years ago

    @wmconelly

    Your comment doesn’t explain McCain’s questioning of Hagel. Both were in war and were in disagreement regarding the Iraq surge. Now what?
    *
    I’l go with the guy who was in war and is less eager to commit to the next one.

  10. Joe

    Joe said, almost 2 years ago

    Ghastly Old Party.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    “Opinions are often not truth”

    You do a fine job of reminding us, every day.

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    “What is this comic about? Nothing relative to reality.”

    Yes, but that also describes most of your posts.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago

    Lot of Kool Aid lovers here on both sides of the political fence, but no coherent explanation of what this comic is suppose to mean…

  14. JoeCoolLives

    JoeCoolLives said, almost 2 years ago

    I give credit to McCain for something besides his military service and his POW ordeals – he asks some tough questions of the two cabinet appointees going before confirmation hearings…and he’s in a small minority in doing that.
    If we’re not vewy, vewy careful (to paraphrase Elmer Fudd), we are going to find ourselves in a police state where the power to execute Americans without benefit of trial or jury (that’s in the Constitution) will be at the fingertips of Barack Obama, their guilt having been established by unelected suits applying standards not sanctioned by any court of law, but set by the ObamaNation administration itself.

    Ridiculous, you say? – Maybe.
    However – an’ make no mistake about THIS – it would be the height of folly to underestimate this government of ours…

  15. JoeCoolLives

    JoeCoolLives said, almost 2 years ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Your point is well taken – BUT the hatred of which you speak is not nearly so politically one-sided as your comment might suggest…

    Sadly, the present state of our ‘10-second attention span’ culture often requires that people be shocked by dramatic vitriol just too get their attention…but both sides have encouraged and exploited the hate-filled atmosphere in this country.
    The racial divide is worse than before the election of our so-called post-racial president. …The simmering hate is everywhere – bubbling over far too often.
    There is more than enough hate to go around, and it is on both sides of our political ideology.
    Our nation has more personal weapons per capita that any other place on earth. Combine that with a growing culture of disrespect for any and all authority, and with a very high level of frustration and anger and what you have is a powderkeg culture…with hate and violence erupting all around … an’ likely to get worse.

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