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Pat Oliphant

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Cantor is NOT a “Sancho Panza”!!

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    Boehner made it back into a thankless job. Barely.

  3. dennis17

    dennis17 said, about 2 years ago

    Actually this would work as well for a conservative cartoonist. Mr. O gains political points by whacking the rich (who are mostly Democrats), and the trillion dollar annual deficits roll merrily along unaffected.

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Roundhead remained in use to describe those with republican tendencies up until the Exclusion Bill crisis of 1678–1681; the term was then superseded by Whig, initially another term with pejorative connotations. Likewise during Exclusion Bill crisis, the term Cavalier was replaced with Tory, a term introduced by the opponents of the Tories, and also initially a pejorative term.

  5. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 2 years ago

    I’ve got PLENTY of “Pejorative” terms for the “rules for thee, but NOT for Me” crowd, Democrat AND Republican!

  6. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, about 2 years ago

    …at least Boehner’s still a millionare and has taxpayer paid health insurance…perhaps he should consider it a victory.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 2 years ago

    The debt ceiling represents what CONgress has already agreed to spend.
    The republicans are using it as an excuse to kill Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and any other program that benefits the 99% of Americans that are not rich.
    Don’t believe anything republicans say.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    A poem my mother taught me-
    “In days of old, when Knights were bold,
    And toilets not invented.
    Knights dropped their load, in the middle of the road,
    And went on quite contented.”
    The Knights of Congress move down the road, and we’re left with the ‘load’.
    I have seen Obama’s five main goals for this next term, and I’ve heard several republicans state their goals for the next two years, and NONE of them have used the word “JOBS”.
    Everyone runs on jobs, but after the elections, its back to social issues and obstructionism if the tribes don’t get what they want.
    George Washington warned us this would happen, so why do we allow it to continue?
    Btw- I have so far sent four emails to my 3 legislators(a total of 12 with only names changed), how are you folks doing?

  9. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    332 to 203 in the Electoral College, a 2.000.000 vote advantage in the popular vote? BARELY??
    If that’s barely, then what did shrub “Win” by in 2000, or 2004?

  10. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, about 2 years ago



  11. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    51% to 47.2% s a LOT more then your mythical ",4%

    65,899,660 to 60,932,152 to be precise.We ALL know you have a very tenuous grip on reality, but at least try to be a LITTLE more accurate in your raving. Thank you.

  12. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 2 years ago

    4%, .4%, what’s the diff, eh? I suspect Mr. Ima has misplaced the point. As usual.

  13. cwsprague

    cwsprague said, about 2 years ago


    So, when we can’t pay for those programs anymore, then what?

    Read and understand the proposed fixes before you criticize them.

  14. cwsprague

    cwsprague said, about 2 years ago


    You forgot to subtract the voter fraud….

  15. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    You mean the fraud attempted by the
    Republican party?…

    In 2011, several state legislatures passed new voting laws, especially pertaining to voter identification, with the stated purpose of combating voter fraud; the laws were attacked, however, by the Democratic Party as attempts to suppress voting among its supporters and to improve the Republican Party’s presidential prospects. Florida, Georgia, Ohio,11 Tennessee, and West Virginia’s state legislatures approved measures to shorten early voting periods. Florida and Iowa barred all felons from voting. Kansas, South Carolina,12 Tennessee, Texas13 and Wisconsin14 state legislatures passed laws requiring voters to have government-issued IDs before they could cast their ballots. This meant, typically, that people without driver’s licenses or passports had to gain new forms of ID. Obama, the NAACP, and the Democratic Party fought against many of the new state laws.15 Former President Bill Clinton denounced them, saying, “There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today”.16 He was referring to Jim Crow laws passed in southern states near the turn of the twentieth century that disfranchised most blacks from voting and excluded them from the political process for more than six decades. Clinton said the moves would effectively disfranchise core voter blocs that trend liberal, including college students, Blacks, and Latinos.1718 Rolling Stone magazine criticized the American Legislative Exchange Council for lobbying in states to bring about these laws, to “solve” a problem that does not exist.15 The Obama campaign fought against the Ohio law, pushing for a petition and statewide referendum to repeal it in time for the 2012 election.19

    In addition, the Pennsylvania legislature proposed a plan to change its representation in the electoral college from the traditional winner-take-all model to a district-by-district model. As the governorship and both houses of its legislature were Republican-controlled, the move was viewed by some as an attempt to reduce Democratic chances.

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