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Pat Oliphant

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    JAMES MCWILLIAMS said, over 3 years ago

    Right on the money, Pat!

  2. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I guess all those “advances” to which Mr. Oliphant refers is code for “Ways to transfer wealth from the industrious to the voting indolent”.

    I don’t think I’m alone in saying I am sick and tired of Democrats demonizing self reliance and independence. Every time I turn around there is an Obama, A Pelosi, or a Harry Reid expounding on the merits of Government playing Robin because somehow I am in debt to complete strangers for their: Food, Housing, Medical care, … fill in the blank.

    Anything will be better then Obama and Mr. Romney has shown himself to be a smart capabable man. All Mr. Obama has acomplished is to sew is class warfare.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You mean Romney is not going to pick Donald Trump?
    Dang! Maybe Sarah Palin? Rick Santorum? Rick Perry?

  4. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 3 years ago

    The dog thing has really been beat to death; give it a rest already.

    As someone who had the “blessing” of Romney as governor, I can say there are lots of people worse than Obama.

  5. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago


    The problem is, the voting indolent are also those who own congress. The industrious – primarily small business owners – are thwarted at every turn precisely by the wealthiest because they make laws (okay, they make their lackeys in Congress make the laws) that benefit them and hurt everyone else. The amount of OUR money that goes to corporations is pretty impressive – no, it’s outrageous. You worry about welfare – you should be worrying about corporate welfare.

  6. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 3 years ago

    The last 70 or 80 years? Reagan started undermining them in the 80s and it’s been a war of attrition ever since. There’s not much left of those advances now.

  7. A S

    A S said, over 3 years ago


    If Obama could “sew” class warfare, I would be impressed. I’ll settle for the vegetables Mrs. O has sowed in the White House garden.

  8. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Polls say his approval rating is lower than G W Bush’s. Yow.

  9. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 3 years ago


    Hear, Hear! The economy isn’t going to “Recover” the way they want because “We the SHEEPLE” are tired of getting “Fleeced”
    I’m working just enough to pay the bills, the rest of the time I read and Study (They can’t TAX What’s in my Head)

  10. stevenjohns

    stevenjohns said, over 3 years ago


    More and more it’s the lobbyists who are writing the laws, not those whom we send to Washington to represent us.

  11. trimguy

    trimguy said, over 3 years ago


    No, sorry. The wealthy declared “class warfare” when they declared, “what’s yours is ours”
    They only call it class warfare because they have no legitimatel way to justify stealing from the Poor and Middle Class.

    But please: don’t let the FACTS get in the way of what Rush Limbaugh tells you to believe

  12. trimguy

    trimguy said, over 3 years ago

    Typical Tea Bagger reasoning: Bush f***ed us, blame FDR.

  13. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, over 3 years ago

    “Sew”?! The people who want English as our official language can’t speak it…

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Right every accomplishment of the last 70 years what is that a divided nation. Does the left ever get tired of this drama queen statements?

  15. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago


    Those were cheap shots about the typos. I do it all the time when I type directly on the website. I wish the sites came with Spell Check and Grammatik.

    Anyway, main part of my reply is this:

    Both presidential candidates are manikins. Look to the people who surround them to see how the country will be run. They are always talented, clever, articulate people. Are talent and cleverness and smooth talk enough? I think much more is needed and neither side has it this time. When was the last it was not so?

    Obama is a recipe with ingredients missing, especially toughness. My main gripe with him is that he let his opponents run roughshod over him, to define him negatively at their leisure. As a result, he hasn’t done much except keep his finger in the dike. I think this is partly a result of a distasteful performance by Republicans. Through their efforts, “all the poisons that lurk in the mud” have hatched out, that’s for sure.

    William Safire, in TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, printed a reader’s response to a column about Margaret Thatcher – whether she was correctly called “dominating” or “domineering.” The reader pointed out that domineering is usually applied to a woman, meaning she’s too aggressive. She went on to say, “It serves to remind the electorate that a woman is in power, and that women with power are inappropriate and a cause for alarm.” Substitute “black man” for “woman” and think you have the basic game plan against “uppity” Barack “Hussein” Obama, “born in Kenya,” of the “Democrat” party. With delicious “watermelons from the White House lawn” for half-time. Code words have been in abundance.

    I make a vow every election cycle that I won’t be taken in by superficials, but darn if I don’t break it each time. Romney seems to me a radio talk show host, or the spokesman on an infomercial. So what if he made bundles of dough? It would be shocking if he had not, given his background. Why do people think having wealth means you’re really smart or eager to share it with people outside your social class? If rich people had to be smart, talented, and principled, there’d be a lot fewer rich people.

    In order to make a good choice in this election, I suggest everyone get transcripts of speeches and debates, and analyze them closely. Read the newspapers, don’t watch television for political news. If a political commercial comes on, press Mute. Then, for kicks, make up your own words for it and be sure to use a sultry insinuating voice of a woman making pillow talk. Imply Armageddon if the other side gets elected.

    Get wise to the ways propaganda is used. As a start, I recommend reading “Propaganda: How Not to Be Bamboozled,” by Donna Woolfolk Cross. It’s a little dated; but like coitus, the basic principles don’t ever change much.

    I’ve always thought a country’s political system should be thrown up for grabs every 75 to 100 years, for entertainment if nothing else. The Soviet Union had their change a while back, now it’s our chance.

    From my reading I conclude that our country was in similar flux 80 to 90 years ago. There were the same concerns about immigration, cries of class warfare, speeches against greedy industrialists, against unions, against impending socialism, fear of anarchism. The Bolsheviks were feared, Arabian tribes were being consolidated under Saud. There was a threat coming from Asia. And we remember what happened next, right?

    According to how you think those problems were handled in the past, this time vote to make things different.

    But most likely, as the little girl sadly said in “Aliens,” “It won’t make any difference.”

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