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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Bingo!

  2. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    There ya go, folks! The leader of the free world and the supposed smartest President we’ve ever had with the most transparent administration America has ever had. As he said, “We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for”
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=molWTfv8TYw
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    Boy, talk about your disappointments…

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    You know, an absolute constant stream of nothing but negativity towards our current president does not lend itself to a great deal of respectability of the posts and ideology of the ultra conservatives here.

    Even with the many evils of the last administration, the president then was never as vilified as you people vilify President Obama.

    And no, most of us that at least try to take a more even handed attitude do not worship him either. And in fact as a true Christian I do not worship any man except my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and God Almighty himself. President Obama like all other Presidents has his faults and failings, just as he has had his good side also. But of course, you ultra conservatives are incapable of recognizing that simple fact, even though evidently from the elections, the American people in general are so capable!!

  4. frogman0628

    frogman0628 said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    I walked down the street and saw pictures of bush with swastika’s carved in his forehead… um no this is merely turn about is fair play and still much more civil than much of what I saw then. still not right to behave like a idgit but still much more civil. He at least has the media defending him every breath the other had nothing more than silence from those corners unless it was them attacking as well.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    You mean he actually shows up at meetings! Wow! Progress!

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Robert (and you as well Michael) you seem to think that becasue Bush did it well that makes it ok. Do you remember the campaign beginning for Obama? Do you remember the points that boosted his campaign? Here are some of them:

    He was going to change the way business was don in DC. Lobbyists…not in his admin. Transparent? Oh yeah clear to air everything on CNN all bills read by the people before being considered…yep Gonna get rid of those evil tax cuts, going to close that terrorist factory Gitmo, Yep, gonna unite the country with his fabulous leadership abilities. All the world will love us now that HE is the Prez…..

    Now tell me what was it the Bush did that you hate so much? Give money to his buddies. The Patriot Act? The multiple war front? Those are things I didn’t like too. Why do you think Obama got such a victory? His rhetoric about “change” because we were all tired of the way our government was working.

    Now while citing all that, tell me what is different. Fast and Furious? Benghazi? Syria? IRS targeting citizens of different ideology than his?

    And the health care law that was supposed to – according to all the things Obama personally said – reduce the cost for everyone, allow the uninsured access to affordable care, not change anyone’s policy if they liked it, not force one to find a new doctor and they can’t even build a working web site in three years.

    Obama may be a nice guy, I wouldn’t know. But the PUBLIC face he presents is one of deceit. He knows NOTHING about what is going on in his admin. That is HIS words not mine.

    So if Obama is not running things who is?

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    One almost can hear Sergent Schmidt’s voice in the press room. He knew nothing, he heard nothing, he saw nothing…..
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    Like nearly all of our Presidents since Nixon, the candidates told us how they would change the nation for the better, and once in office, worked to secure better positions for their party and donors in upcoming elections.
    Candidate Obama did promise greater transparency, more bipartisanship, and many other things mentioned in previous comments. His presidency was placed upon a foundation that was not even as secure as sand, it was more like a raft in a storm made up of the failures, misjudgements, and downright malfeasance of the previous administrations and Congresses.
    The gov’t is still on that raft, even though it is in sight of firmer ground and the waters aren’t as rough. With some cooperation, the Congress – even without the President, could put our nation in a firmer safer position. That does not fit their goals or narrative.
    This president is a man who wants to be a good man, but who was given a position for which he was not prepared by the media and his party. The opposing party was ready to be against any person who won, Mr. Obama’s heritage gave them more tools with which to raise funds and opposition.
    There is no reason to believe the next President, whether he is R, D, white, or male will get any more cooperation from the party that doesn’t win. This is why so much more money is being diverted to the states instead of national candidates.
    Money that could be used to create jobs, innovation, and new technologies is being funneled to television, radio, and print in order to manipulate those who won’t take the time to educate themselves to vote on issues they do not understand.
    One of the things I like about GC is the presence of people who, despite their oppositions, do understand and speak well on those positions. Even the trolls, from time to time, accidentally add to the debate in the intelligently stated responses they draw from those they wish to anger.
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    One thing is certain… our nation is at one of its most financial and social weak points since the depression. The gap between the rich and poor has never been greater. Our military has never been more strained. The divisions between neighbors, nationwide, have not been so obvious since the un-Civil Wars of the 1860s.
    To blame one person, party, or group is to maintain the status quo. Every news channel will tell you that “THOSE PEOPLE” (that party, that group, that race, that income bracket) are responsible for all of our problems and only “OUR PEOPLE” have the solution. The thoughtful among us will try to calm the rising mobs, but there are too few of us.
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    Virginia has its elections next Tuesday. Republicans who have shown themselves to be patriots of a far right social agenda will be running against Democrats who are the lesser of two evils. I volunteered to drive people who can’t otherwise get to the polls to their voting stations on behalf of the lesser evil as I perceive it. Once again, I’m working to elect the most moderate of two choices, voting against a group of extreme candidates because I have no better option to vote for.
    Sadly,
    but still Respectfully,
    C.

  8. eugene57

    eugene57 said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    " I volunteered to drive people who can’t otherwise get to the polls"
    So you admit you are trying to stuff the ballot box with votes?** {snickers}[butterfingers](mars bars)

  9. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    You can’t be serious! Short memory? Take a look at this. If the anyone made a film like this about Obama while he was still in office…..
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_President_(2006_film)

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    You make very good points. I, like many, have buyer’s remorse, for reasons including but not limited to the ones you posted. But every time I think I made a major mistake, I remember that Mr. Obama ran against a candidate who thought Sarah Palin would be great being just “a heartbeat away” from the presidency, and then a candidate who thinks corporations are people, and would nominate Supreme Court justices who would continue this kind of idiocy. While the president can certainly mess things up, the Supreme Court can do at least as much damage, and they don’t have to leave after 4 to 8 years of their damage.

    I plead with the Republican party to find some candidates who are vote-worthy (or, perhaps more correctly, to stop eliminating vote-worthy candidates (like John Huntsman) who just aren’t extreme enough). Until then, I will hold my nose and vote for non-Republicans.

  11. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/05/international.press.reaction/
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    Note the source…

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Agreed!

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @eugene57

    Thank you for the halloween treats, Eugene.
    If by stuffing the ballot box, you mean help get legal voters to that box, the short answer to your question is yes, I am going to get as many legally eligible democrat leaning voters to the polls as I can. If, however, I have space in my car, and a republican asks for a ride, I will give them one. Otherwise, I’m as bad as anyone who is trying to keep legal voters away from the polls.
    I have worked with people with disabilities and the elderly much of my life and am uniquely qualified to help such voters get to their voting stations. In addition, there are people who don’t want to use money to take a taxi to their station, or whose station is off of the bus lines I can also help. The Republicans running for office in Virginia are part of the extreme right of the GOP, and with whom even Ronald Reagan would be considered a RINO.
    The Dems running for office are as bland as white bread with mayo and my only reason for making this effort is my actual fear of what the R candidates would do with the R majority already in our state legislature.
    Before anyone gets in my car, I’ll make sure they have what they need to go to the polls. And I promise, I won’t give the same person a ride even if they show me another i.d. card.
    Mars bars? really? How about a Three Musketeers?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  14. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You starting to throw your hero, Obama, under the bus now that his popularity is slipping?

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Thank you for the correction, Mr. Labe. It didn’t sound right to my ears and I should have done a search for Hogan Heroes like I thought.
    Sometimes the person in the middle of the road is trying to direct traffic in order to keep things moving smoothly and efficiently. It’s the drivers who are too focused on going their own way without regard that hit that person.
    You are right about the Dems prior to 1963, but it is now Republicans who talk secession and who are passing laws that make voting more difficult for minorities and women. Republicans are also the party that wants to ban abortion, but cut food aid, housing, and education funding that benefits children once they are born. They are the party that refuses to fix the ACA in order to help people get the kind of preventative care that educates them on how to be healthy and stay out of ERs they can’t afford and in which, they sometimes die because of their ignorance and lack of care prior to this last ditch effort.
    The modern Dem can be very dim, but they are not evil as you claim. The modern liberal cares more about the environment that sustains us, the children who will follow us, and quality of life of the poor and middle class than what we see coming from the modern conservatives. That side, the one that leads the conservative movement at this time, cares about freedom to conduct themselves as they wish, exploiting the environment, defining and enforcing Christian as they see them, protecting wealth and profits, and keeping firm boundaries between races and classes.
    I support the Dems because I am a nine issue voter, and the Dems are more likely to act on those issues than are the Republicans.
    Respectfully,
    C.

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