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Nick Anderson

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  1. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, almost 4 years ago

    Yup. The psychology of the Republican party is fascinating. Do they really think that this is going to turn out well for them in the end? They seem to have an unshakable faith that they can create a particular reality via words and belief completely independent of any external conditions. Results from the most recent election be damned.

    Oh well, delusional people always get their comeuppance once their beliefs are too far out of sync with reality. If only the rest of us could be spared the collective pain their delusions will engender.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    And O has his list of demands. Both sides seem to have gone back to the “line in the sand” mentality and are playing their petty power games. The earlier bipartisanship was an illusion.

  3. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    At this point, Obama has won the tax issue. His strategy has shifted now to one of publicity—showing voters and the media how the GOP only has one issue left: defending to their party’s death the right of the rich to not pay more taxes ever.

  4. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd said, almost 4 years ago

    guess you don’t realize that the tax cuts for “the rich” include most middle class wage earners. Folks, we’re in the toilet and rapidly circling the drain.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @ TheTrustedMechanic

    My comment was more in respect to bipartisanship going out the window than anything else; however, the President could say to Speaker Boehner that if he would agree to find more loopholes to close he (the President) would agree not to propose raising taxes on the rich not quite so far. Net dollar amount to come out at some agreeable amount. I know this is not a realistic viewpoint and is somewhat idealistic. After all, such a compromise would diminish both men in the eyes of their respective constituencies.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    The Republicans have assembled a coalition where, if they actually govern, they get voted out of office. It’s not very sustainable.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    Best descrition of what happens to those who stray from the right wing program.
    You win 10 internet units for that.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    LOng list of “demands”, not one, single, viable, solution.

  9. wbr

    wbr said, almost 4 years ago

    why negotiate when you get what you want just by waitng

  10. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 4 years ago

    Boehner, take that list and shove it.

  11. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, almost 4 years ago

    “Republicans in congress will never compromise because they are up for re-election every 2 years and are still afraid of getting “Lugared” in the next primary by the Tea Party.”
    That was such a beautiful thing. Worth repeating.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    “My comment was more in respect to bipartisanship going out the window than anything else;”
    I think bipartisanship went out the window when Obama was elected in 2008. Republicans vowed to make him a one term president. They subsequently damaged the economy to try to make that happen.
    Boehner talks in vague concepts when it comes to closing loopholes. He makes NO specific proposals and then claims he has compromised.

    The tax cuts for the wealthy are going to expire with or without the middle class tax cuts.
    AFTER the wealthy’s tax cuts expire, there will be plenty of time to discuss closing loopholes while lowering rates— the basic sausage making that is the legislative process.
    Best case: the sequestration could trigger the issue of complete income tax reform, where Willard might pay 33% (say) of his actual income, and even GE might have to pay taxes.

  13. ThePupUnbound!

    ThePupUnbound! said, almost 4 years ago

    Does a lameduck have the strength to do that kind of twisting? Especially when I’ve never seen a more idea-deprived administration in my life… What did he run for again?

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago


    Hello Mnsmkd,
    There are a number of “multinationals” who qualify as “small businesses” even tho they make a great deal more money than most small businesses. I am told this definition was sought by lobbyists because it gave the companies preferential treatment in gaining government contracts.
    I personally see those earning over 500k per year should be the ones with increase tax, not 250k.

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ^No political party in history has deliberately damaged the economy in order to defeat a president.
    Getting elected is only part of politicians’ jobs. It does not give them permission to allow the end to justify the means.

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