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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, 9 months ago

    He should have included George Soros and any of the “Center for American Progress”, “Move on.Org”, and “America Coming Together”. The problem isn’t just the Koch brothers. it’s people like the Kochs and Soros being able to infuse the large amounts of funds into political campaigns.

  2. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 9 months ago

    @mikefive

    Conservatives (and their media, notably FOX News) like to deflect criticism by pointing at Soros and unions while conveniently ignoring the magnitude of the problem. The organizations you cited are an attempt to respond to the attacks from the better-financed right wing.
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    It’s also interesting to note that Republicans want nothing to do with campaign reform, as it’s working just fine for them.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The cartoon shows the history of the Republican party.

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Why don’t the Koch Brothers just buy Kansas?
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    They could run it the way they want, and it would be paradise on Earth — tiny government, no taxes, everyone would carry semi-automatic weapons with high capacity clips, abortion and birth control would be illegal, as would unions, drilling and fracking everywhere (except Koch Estates), church and school would be merged.
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    Fox “news” would be their Pravda, and all Republicans would move there.

  5. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    The Kochs are the liberals new Norquist. When they see it gets no traction, it will pass.

  6. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Bill Gates has as much money as bnoth Koch brothers together. Warren Buffet has more money than one Kocvh brother. Both Gates and Buffet are in the bag for Obama.

    Whicjh makles this cartoomn idiotic.

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 9 months ago

    @braindead08

    Cool idea. Would federal dollars still be sent there in case of tornado damage?

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 9 months ago

    @Tigger

    “The Party that Freed The Slaves and ended segregation?”
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    No, not really. Lincoln was trying to level the playing field between north and south. North had to pay their employees for the work they did, in the south, they relied on slaves for the bulk of the labor they didn’t have to pay.
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    The republicans did not end segregation.
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    Tigger honey, just what does it feel like to be so wrong so much of the time? From our view, you embarrass felines everywhere.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, 9 months ago

    @cjr53

    “No, not really. Lincoln was trying to level the playing field between north and south. North had to pay their employees for the work they did, in the south, they relied on slaves for the bulk of the labor they didn’t have to pay.”

    There is a huge hole that is easily blown in this. I bring this up only because I hope you won’t use it again.

    Think about it. At the time the slaves were freed, the South could have cared less about what the North said. They were still slaves.

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 9 months ago

    @braindead08

    Why don’t Warren Buffet,George Soros,Larry Page,Michel Bloomberg,and all the democrats that became millionares after being elected to congress or the senate buy New York?
    They could run it the way they want,it would be paradise on earth.Huge over reaching government,75% tax rate for all,whether they have a job or not,welfare for all,food stamps for all,no guns except for the government employees,free abortion at anytime up to and including their 18th birthday,Free birth control,free sex changes,all employees of anything would be union members,not that there would be many working,no drilling,no mining,no coal.How would plastic be made and from what?No logging, no gas cars,not religion,no nukes,only wind and solar power plants.How they would get built would be something to see in a unionized EPA regulated economy.No stock market no big corperations no factories.No military.No jobs.free porno for all NAMBLA chapters at the schools.
    Paradise.
    What are you dems waiting for?Blue states secede fend for your selves instead of leaching off the actual tax payers.
    ABC,Al Jazeera,CBS,CNN,MSNBC,NBC,and PBS could be your Pravda.The New York Times your Tass.
    Weed would be legal every where.
    Paradise.
    Oh, you get the meth heads,heroin addicts,doper morons and all felons as they finish their prison terms too.Libs do want to give felons back their right to vote.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, 9 months ago

    @denis1112

    You’ve never watched Al Jazeera, have you.

  12. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Thanks for the link.

    But truly, I see more parallels with the Roman Republic. Not that it was ever a democracy as Athens or the US.


    Rather, the parallel is in the fact that there were two strongly opposed factions, the optimates and the populares. The former represented the landed weathy, who had become ever more wealthy as poor farmers had to fight wars and would lose their lands. Moreover, the rich could employ vast numbers of slaves to work their land, making it difficult for the small farmer to compete. (Sound familiar?). The poor citizens then moved to Rome and supported the populares.


    It all came to bloodshed, of course. The rich continued to get richer, overwriting the rules which had held the republic together for a century or more. They continued to amass wealth and to ignore the poor. There were periods of gridlock between the Roman Senate and the plebian assembly. When things got bad, dictators (with a legal one year term) were appointed. In the long run, no good came of that. And yet, they did get things done when the regular government did not. I see “executive orders” as allowing “things to get done” at the present. Yet, unlike republican Rome, we have a third branch of government, which should act as a check against unconstitutional orders and laws.


    Julius Caesar, though a noble by birth, was a popularae. He was made a dictator, but some feared that he might not step down.
    Who murdered him? The optimates. (Both sides had bloody hands prior to that, it should be noted.) Yet, Sulla, an optimate was made dictator, and in defiance of law and custom, held onto that position for several years, during which time he had enemies, primarily populares, destroyed. (I guess it was a case that it was okay if an optimate did it.)



    There is an interesting contrast between Rome and Athens, though. Rome did well in her foreign wars (mostly by not letting a defeat or three stop them). Democracies do not react well to defeats. Moreover, part of Athens initial strength was in her alliances. When Athens grew too imperial toward her allies, things went downhill and allies became enemies.

  13. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 9 months ago

    I just read your link to the Washington Post. Thanks!

  14. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 9 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Don’t forget the Republican’s new-found interest in “Voter Fraud” legislation.

  15. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 9 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Don’t forget the Republican’s new-found interest in “Voter Fraud” legislation.

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