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Robert Ariail

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Demented is leaving for greener pastures, lots, and lots of “green”.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    What are the odds that DeMint’s replacement will sign (or has already signed) the oath to protect and defend Grover Norquist?

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    There is also the possibility that somebody attached a rider of some kind that is unacceptable to him, masterskrain. Those guys do that to each other when they don’t like a bill but don’t want to be seen as voting against it.

  4. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    The GOP moderates have been labeled RINO’s by their own party.

  5. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “And isn’t “G.O.P. Moderates” kind of an oxymoron nowadays??”

    Either an oxymoron or a mythical creature. Ariail should name some of those GOP Moderates, because I can’t.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    What!? A bill with only one subject? Be still my heart! (or give me a heart pill)

  7. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 4 years ago

    Who you callin’ an ox !?

  8. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 4 years ago

    Agreed: Socialists v. Tea Partiers.
    Man up, all!

  9. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    DeMint is not pulling out but, instead, will now be charged with writing the press releases and talking points the GOP core will be expected to mindlessly repeat. No doubt, this is DeMint’s dream job…and it’ll pay much better, too. The failed Senator becomes the ‘Think Tank’ commandant.

  10. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago

    If Senator DeMint is a “thorn in the side of the GOP”…then the GOP as led by “moderates” is a dying party.
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    Those Country Club GOP establishment leaders hated Reagan, even after his 8 year term ended with a much improved foreign policy and tax cuts balanced with adjustments creating a long-term Era Of Prosperity and high employment rates.
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    political suicide, for the Boehner Elite to avenge Fiscally Conserative committee chairpeople! The GOP owes a huge debt to the Tea Party and the 1980s Moral Majority voters.
    Political Insanity….GOP trying to be Liberal Lite…..

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    I think it was a vote of who was willing to surrender sovereignty to the U.N. on this subject and those who weren’t.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    “That seems simply an issue of absolute paranoia.”

    Not as much as you’d think. Although I really liked the statements in the preamble to the treaty, to comply with the treaty (which we are pretty much already in compliance) some of the articles are so vague as to leave interpretation very open. There is also the problem of up to 18 people to be appointed as adjudicators of the treaty and some mention of international (assumed) courts on decisions of compliance.

    Also, to pull a number out of my hat, I would guess that 75% of those that are already signatories will be unable to comply because of the lack of financial wherewithal, leadership unwillingness to follow through, and/or societal indifference.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    Morty, you really need to read the treaty. As an example of societal mores: Article 6 Women with disabilities. I seriously doubt you will find compliance with this in any of the Muslim world yet most Middle Eastern countries have ratified this treaty. You have countries like Albania, Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Myanmar, etc. that will not have the financial wherewithal to implement the treaty’s provisions. Although the 75% is out of my hat, I don’t see it as being far off.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    If we sign the treaty and become one of the adjudicators, will we be forced to be openly critical of those signatories that are actually unable to financially or culturally comply? And that criticism would have what effect on broader relationships with said countries?

  15. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    the gop is not really party anymore.

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