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Pat Oliphant

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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Life is like a bean stalk, isn’t it.

  2. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    You can afford to be above it all after you’re out of office. Interestingly, only a few ex-presidents took advantage of that. Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, to name 2 exceptions, waded right back in. Arguably, they both made better ex-presidents.

  3. tiredofit

    tiredofit said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s kind of funny, but not terribly accurate. First of all, Obama still engages in politics. He’s done fundraising for many Democrats lately, and if you listen to his Saturday radio he still demands Congressional action. Additionally the White House over the summer has increased his press availability and Q&As. To suggest Obama is not engaged in politics is inaccurate; he’s simply not engaged in the name calling and tug-of-war that some prefer.

    But the real issue with this comment is the idea that Congress cares what Obama thinks or wants his advice. The GOP only wants to know where Obama stands because that’s how they decide where they stand — in opposition. Doesn’t matter if he agrees with their previous position (cap and trade is a right wing idea, the ACA is a right wing idea, not negotiating with terrorists is a right wing idea, but if Obama does it the GOP gets angry). The Democrats often go to the media and say they want Obama to stay away, then go to the media and say he’s aloof and disengaged. WTF?

    Obama has engaged Congress, and Congress told him to bleep off. He took it for almost six years, and if he’s a little aloof now that just shows he learns from experience.

  4. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 2 years ago

    In my opinion, Carter is better as ex-president than he was as president. After Carter passes, maybe Obama will take over that role.

  5. retpost

    retpost said, almost 2 years ago

    Not accurate at all, congress would never go to the trouble of climbing a wall!!!

  6. BIGCHRONO

    BIGCHRONO said, almost 2 years ago

    These malignant behemoths may be hoisted in using block & tackle.

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 2 years ago

    @tiredofit

    Nice summary.

  8. oaklynlen

    oaklynlen said, almost 2 years ago

    Oliphant captured the real Obama…..distant, aloof, oblivious. never ARM TWISTS Congress or the Senate. he never seems to lead…….you feel like Obama is trying to reach Congress through some Vulcan mindmeld.

  9. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, almost 2 years ago

    It is increasingly apparent that the President has mentally checked himself out of the responsibilities of his office.

  10. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    “Over 53 straight months of job growth, we’ve added nearly 10 million private-sector jobs to the economy — and last month alone, more than 4.5 million job openings were posted — that’s a 13-year high.
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    “New home construction is up more than 15 percent to an eight-month high, too.”
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    Just asking: would you know the above by listening to the Rush Fox National Standard Noise?
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    Boehner is the man who should be media trashed. Let him allow straight up or down votes on the Country’s legislative business AS NANCY PELOSI USED TO DO.
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    Let’s demand a democracy again, eh? Vote Vote Vote.

  11. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @oaklynlen

    You go next door to chat with the new nabors on a regular basis, and every time you show up they spit in your face. After 6 years you’re reluctant to try any more, and then they call you aloof and disengaged.

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago

    @wmconelly

    “Over 53 straight months of job growth, we’ve added nearly 10 million private-sector jobs to the economy — and last month alone, more than 4.5 million job openings were posted — that’s a 13-year high.”
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    Interesting. If you look at the US Labor Dept Workforce Participation Rate data it has declined steadily since the day he took office. Not sure if your source is KoolAid Daily, but the only way to that to jive with the US Dept of Labor is for those jobs to be part time, low paying jobs where one person works multiple to try and make ends meet. Hardly the ingredient for a successful presidency.

  13. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Great song, Rad-ish!
    Boy, did we wear that vinyl out back in the day!

  14. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @zekedog55

    ;-)

  15. BillH77

    BillH77 said, almost 2 years ago

    It takes a president with a special sort of class to denounce Islamic terrorists who cut off a man’s head but that president then goes out and does 18 holes of golf.

    But Obama’s idiot supporters will support him no matter what.

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