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Pat Oliphant

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  1. filmsgraded

    filmsgraded said, 9 months ago

    Stuff him and put him on exhibit in the Smithsonian as a Tea Party Senator. Place him between a Whig and a Federalist.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Their village is missing their idiot.

  3. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Is he holding something behind his back or just scratching his rear ??

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 9 months ago

    @Ruff

    I’d have to say he’s scratching, but it kinda looks like he’s pinching his own bottom.

  5. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Ruff

    He has a firm grip on his own, rather peculiar reality.

  6. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 9 months ago

    Come on home to Texas, son, they got a nice place for you at
    Huntsville.

  7. sjc14850

    sjc14850 said, 9 months ago

    @Debt Free

    You have a bright future in satirical writing.

  8. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    “The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse, that powerful instrument by which we behold … an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.”

    James Madison, The Federalist Papers #58

  9. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 9 months ago

    I bet anyone on this board any money in my pocket against any money in their pocket that Ted Cruz will FILIBUSTER any deal, any deal, between the Senate Dems and the GOP. He WILL drag this out to it’s fruitful ending (in his mind): the economic collapse of the United States (which will be followed by the social collapse, the military collapse, the civil collapse and so on)!

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    Don’t you see what these people really try to do? They want to destroy the federal government in order to be able to “secede” from the Union the hard way! Look at how several national parks are funded right now: by the states! That’s their endgame. They want to balkanize America, because then they can be little kings in their fiefdoms, repeal the Constitution, reinstate slavery, treat woman like cattle and so on.

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    There is, however, one thing they didn’t think of: the United States has nuclear weapons, West Virginia doesn’t! So go ahead, split your country from north to south and east to west and then again, the Russians and Chinese are just waiting for it. Maybe I myself and five guys with BB-guns will set out to conquer Rhode Island and become a legitimate – although small – tyrant finally…

  10. Edwin Hurwitz

    Edwin Hurwitz GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Debt Free

    Hahahahaha!

  11. Alc7

    Alc7 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Will the majority of voters in the USA have any say next year?

  12. Edwin Hurwitz

    Edwin Hurwitz GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    And I really, really hope you are smart enough to know that the Federalist papers are in no way binding law, but the aspirational, thinking out loud of various people as they stumbled toward democracy. This is not law, nor acceptable behavior. Even this statement does not justify the parliamentary trickery and bullying employed by the Tea Party. They are cowards, not patriots.

  13. Edwin Hurwitz

    Edwin Hurwitz GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    No, they don’t want to secede. They want to crash the government so they can go back to the pre-New Deal robber baron Gilded Age. A few billionaires, like the Koch Bros. and Adelson want to get rid of the pesky aspects of the government that protect the rights of average Americans so they can pillage with impunity. No EPA, no SEC, no NLRB. But it’s suicidal, if we default the whole world goes. They are also distracting us from dealing with climate change which will finish us all off unless we quit this childishness and grow up and deal with our problems.

  14. Arghhgarrr

    Arghhgarrr GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Actually Ted Cruz’s father is a Dominionist or Christian Reconstructionist who’s vision of a Christian theocracy has been a huge influence on his son. (See Chris Hedges recent article on truthdig.com). As far as both son and father are concerned this shutdown was a win in so far as it further weakened what they consider a deviant US government. Dad want’s Cruz to stay exactly where he is and do it all again in three months.

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