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Pat Oliphant

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Seems to be working.

  2. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, almost 5 years ago

    The Democrats keep bringing up Bush but conveniently forget Carter who was so bad that a new expression had to be invented to describe his term in office. Misery Index,

    Obama said Bush was terrible but let me spend you into bankruptcy and I guaranty unemployment will not rise above 8%. We are broke, indebted and in deep doodoo and unemployment remains at 9-10%

    Now all Obama is praying for is a turnaround by November 2012.

  3. C. A. Brobst

    C. A. Brobst GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Carter inherited Nixon’s mess. Nixon was a crook. And the debt is entirely Bush, two wars and tax cuts for the rich. And Bush/Cheney is a war criminal. Obama is not doing enough.

  4. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Tax cuts were not for the “rich” they meant MILLIONS of hard working middle class Americans who paid FIT before the cuts did not after the cuts. Meanwhike, Democrats trying to “level the playing field” causdd this mess. I’d rathe have Bush and 5% unemployment back than Obama’s 10%.

  5. coot31

    coot31 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Ray-gun and Shrub did nothing for me but Obama’s giving great speeches. After which he waits to see which way the parade is going then runs to the front to lead across the finish line. We still have the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, domestic surveillance, Guantanamo, a bigger prison at Bagram, two wars and Bush-Lite. “Hope” in one hand and spit in the other. See which hand fills fastest. As for “Change”, look under your sofa cushions.

  6. biggstrip

    biggstrip said, almost 5 years ago

    C. A. Brobst said, about 2 hours ago Carter inherited Nixon’s mess. Nixon was a crook. And the debt is entirely Bush, two wars and tax cuts for the rich. And Bush/Cheney is a war criminal. Obama is not doing enough.

    Dope.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, almost 5 years ago

    mdavis, that is ridiculous. The tax cuts did nothing, nada, zip to create jobs. That money went straight into the private pockets of rich individuals.

    Curious that when the US was the strongest fiscally, taxes were much higher.

  8. cdward

    cdward said, almost 5 years ago

    The point remains, however, that all the Republicans have to offer is the exact thing that got us into this mess. And since they are offering it, and since it’s no different than what Bush offered, it *is* appropriate to bring it up.

    bigstrip is also correct that Obama is being way too meek in his response. There should have been a bigger government response, not smaller.

  9. dfowensby

    dfowensby said, almost 5 years ago

    with reagan, i watched friends and neighbors’ businesses collapse, and their homes get taken. with king george I it worsened. clinton bailed us out for several years, then george II drizzled it away. the only drawback is each fiscal horror story was ramrodded through by a democrat congress. it was the democrats in (60%) of the state governments, and in congress that set these annual budgets, folks. the only time there has been a surplus was during a republican congress!!

  10. paulhennig2

    paulhennig2 said, almost 5 years ago

    Bravo Pat, This is one brilliant cartoon totally right on to the situation we got right now. If this country doesn’t wake up soon we will be in even deeper trouble than we are now. we will be in the hands of tmen who have no concern or feeling for the well being of our nation and its people..

  11. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    Televangelists’ Motto: If the Good Lord did not want them fleeced, he would not have made them sheep.

  12. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    yowsuh! never discount the stupidity of the american voter

  13. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    “Curious that when the US was the strongest fiscally, taxes were much higher.”

    • This.

    Curious that a “forced down our throat” (to use Republican terminology for reconciliation) temporary tax cut is now being billed as a “tax increase” even though it was a temporary tax cut. Gotta love short term memory. Isn’t it so convenient. Republicans know better how to capitalize on that lack of memory, that’s for sure.

    “Wow, Obama suddenly magically created all of this debt out of nowhere, look at that budget.” TARP was passed under Bush and those wars weren’t put in the budget. Nor was Medicare Part D. Our DoD budget spiked up about 300%. Yet taxes were “lowered.” Feats of fiscal genius, I swear! Only a moron who hasn’t been paying attention would dare say Obama hasn’t spent like a drunken sailor. Duh. But that unsustainable debt didn’t start in January 2009, regardless of how much Fox News says so.

    “Why don’t we all just admit the obvious: presidents are all men, not gods. It’s up to God and us to save our nation.”

    • God helps those who help themselves.

    Congress will go into deadlock and nothing will get done. Congratulations. Meanwhile our tax dollars just booted out our decorated top air force war hero. Good job.

  14. charliekane

    charliekane said, almost 5 years ago

    AMEN & AMEN!!

    Dems ai’nt perfect, but Reps is dithpicable.

  15. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats said, almost 5 years ago

    “Now bow down and worship Aqua Buddha.”

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