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Nick Anderson

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You make it sound like both parties are at fault. Sorry only one right-wing batcrap crazy party here and they should be the first off the cliff with a rope.

  2. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Darsan is so correct! The media always says “Both sides” are the problem and confuse people. was happens is that to the GOP they refuse to work with president Obama At All. That make it impossible to get any thing done.

  3. 5+8=64

    5+8=64 said, over 3 years ago

    I like the look on the elephants face

  4. 5+8=64

    5+8=64 said, over 3 years ago

    @5+8=64

    And the donkey

  5. MihirAsher

    MihirAsher GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Well, at least they are smiling …

    Besides, jumping off that cliff isn’t so bad…

    After all, for one shining moment, it feels like you are flying!

  6. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 3 years ago

    We can only hope that’s all of them…

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    That’s an “oops”. Funny ’toon,

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @Darsan54

    yessireee, you guys are so smart. Hey, they reached an agreement raising tax rates so we get 620 billion a year more and table talking about spending cuts for 2 months (even though they did cut 15 billion a year out o the budget, LOL) So Obama and crew get exactly what they want and he comes out and says this will go a long way toward cutting the deficit………..reducing the deficit…….the deficit. uhhhhh isn’t that the amount of money you have to borrow because you can’t get a grip on spending? Yep. what a deal. going bankrupt more slowly.

    This is going to be GREAT!

  9. cuthwald

    cuthwald said, over 3 years ago

    @Wabbit

    when harry reid refuses to put anything the house sends him up for a vote who is not working for whom

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    While there is strong argument on both sides, depending on one’s governmental priorities, for who is most at fault in these debates, the fact is, that over the last three decades, both parties have worked hard to create the atmosphere of gridlock, distrust, disrespect, and pure self destructive stubbornness with which we now cope.
    Many of the tools the Republicans use, like the filibuster rule that makes it so a bill has to have 60 supporters to avoid a filibuster, were introduced initially by Dems, but used most efficiently by Repubs.
    The one thing the parties have done best is to divide the American people to a degree not seen since the Civil War. Regular readers of the comments have seen the most partisan of our commentators proclaim the need for radical action, even revolution, if “their side” doesn’t get their way.
    George Washington said political parties would divide and weaken our nation, and we see that happening daily.
    As the New Year begins, resolve to not let the self interested power brokers in government to divide our nation. Resolve to stand beside those with whom you disagree and demand legislators find common ground to move us ahead over the long term. Resolve to find people of many view points and respectfully look for ways to put open minds and open hearts into positions of leadership.
    With hope for the New Year,
    & Wishes that each of you have the best year ever,
    C.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Wabbit
    @ansonia

    The two of you just created wonderful examples of the point that C Downs posted.

  12. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    Is that not the President’s right and duty to either sign or veto a bill?
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    You make it sound like he is doing something he shouldn’t be doing.

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    The Democrats may have won a small battle, the Republicans are winning the war. This deal to avoid the cliff is laughable in its inadequacy. Less than 2% paying about 4% more is not going to make even a dent in the revenue shortfall, and the deficit will continue to climb. And there will be more ammunition to resist raising the debt ceiling in two months time.
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    Governments need revenue to pay legally contracted financial obligations. Denying them that capacity is like expecting households to pay ever increasing utility bills with ever shrinking income. It leads only to financial ruin.
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    The Republican strategy must be to “kill the beast through starving the beast.” Defeat Obama and the Democrats by ruining the country. Then take over the White House and Congress with promises to fix the problems. And what is the first thing they will do? They will raise revenue, spend money and probably start a war “to keep us safe.” Of course anyone disagreeing with them will be accused of being un-American and unpatriotic.

  14. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “Resolve to find people of many view points and respectfully look for ways to put open minds and open hearts into positions of leadership.”
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    C: Happy New Year. I enjoyed your post and wish I shared your optimism. I am disappointed, mildly upset, but unfortunately resigned to the caliber of government we have. I expected little from this group and that’s exactly what they gave us. They put a band aid on a festering wound that needs radical surgery. Then they kicked the can down the road. It saddens me that they think the American people are so inept and stupid not to see through the inadequacy of their leadership. Then to add insult to injury they gave them selves a pay raise for their diligent leadership when I think they should all be fired.
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    *In the meantime, we sing the song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who and move on.

  15. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    " I mean if the rest of the bill is okay or merely tolerable but the republicans (since Boehner will do nothing without his party as the majority, Dems be damned) insert a “poison pill” then the President has the obligation to speak up."
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    I don’t mean to take your thoughts out of context, but it makes a most significant point about the failure of leadership on the part of all concerned. Transparency and political rhetoric be damned, the only time these problems get resolved is when the principals sit down face to face and hammer this stuff out until it is finished to the benefit of the American people. Obama failed here on two points: first he didn’t lead this effort and take control of the process. Secondly he constantly passed the process down to the Senate and House to process and (IMO) he should have been the one driving that wagon. Leaders of the House, Senate etc. just showed themselves as buffoons in the eyes of the world. If you think our political cartoons are caustic, the rest of the world paints us like carnival shills, especially after raising their salaries for their great leadership efforts…

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