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Robert Ariail

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  1. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Then,“technically”, he’s not being Presidential…

  2. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    “Zat is not my dog.”

  3. neuturn

    neuturn said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Do you know what his job is? Because he sure doesn’t. Ask him, he’ll tell he doesn’t know and found out only when you told him because his Administration won’t let him know when there are problems. I don’t understand why people are trying so hard to protect a President who is so derelict in his job. How many people would be able to keep a job if all of this was happening under their watch? Whether or not he is responsible for the problem, it is his job to know what is happening in the country and abroad. Especially if someone close to him knows about it.

  4. gmgodsil

    gmgodsil said, over 1 year ago

    He won’t take responsibility for anything! He’s worthless!
    The buck definitely doesn’t stop at his desk.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    Mr. Obama seems to enjoy being a ‘statesman". He’s driving the car, though Congress may not let him go the direction or speed he wants, and he enjoys driving the car. But every GOOD driver should know how to check oil and transmission fluid, change out fuses, and perform basic maintenance. They also need to know when to take the car in to be more thoroughly inspected.
    This cartoon shows a driver who is barely watching his gas gauge, much less watching for any other problems.
    Was Mr. Obama given “Plausible Deniability” by people who did not tell him what was happening at the IRS or the AP? Did they deliberately leave him ignorant of these abuses of power? Did he ever ask or imply that he WANTED deniability? Why weren’t stronger & more rapid actions taken by those who did know?
    I’ve been “taken for a ride” by a lot of Presidents, but I prefer one who can avoid micro-managing without being kept in the dark.
    Those aren’t his dogs, but they were left in his care, so he needs to deal with them. The longer it takes to attach names to these issues, the worse he looks, and the more damage our ‘car’ takes as it travels without its needed repairs..
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/opinion/stop-the-leaks.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130521&_r=0

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    History is still discovering the high cost of the Bush lies.

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Well, how many people remember that Bush actually said that he did NOT read newspapers, or watch T.V. News, and he only knew what his aides told him??

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    The constitution- which the president swore to uphold and protect – says that congress – both houses in concert – has the job to “levy taxes” (I know I am simplifying). So they did that and collected them for various reasons *without the aid of the IRS until:

    The Civil War, when President Lincoln and Congress, in 1862, created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses. The income tax was repealed 10 years later. Congress revived the income tax in 1894, but the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional the following year.

    yeah. unconstitutional. LOL

    In 1913, the 16th Amendment gave Congress the authority to enact an income tax. That same year, the first Form 1040 appeared after Congress levied a 1 percent tax on net personal incomes above $3,000 with a 6 percent surtax on incomes of more than $500,000.

    In the 50s, the Bureau of Internal Revenue name was changed to the Internal Revenue Service. Only the IRS commissioner and chief counsel are selected by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

    So understanding THAT (from the IRS web site), you should understand that anyone appointed by the president to head up a department reports to the president so the president is then the one in charge.

    Yeah, I know, he can’t know everything in such a huge bureaucracy. Isn’t that the dog-gone point? Isn’t that why the president appoints the head of the departments so that the department head – who has a much smaller bureaucracy to watch – can tell HIM what is going on?

    At the risk of being too wordy, I’ll share an example in industry.

    A regional manager has direct reports to manage – even while he is managed by the corporate office – say the CEO.

    The regional manager’s reports are “district” managers who then supervise the assistant managers, foremen and workers in his district.

    I know – first hand experience – 2 regional managers that lost their job because of the actions taken by a foreman in one of 5 districts in his region. Did he personally instruct that foreman in the job he was to do? No. But, the mess-up lost the company 50K and HE WAS HELD RESPONSIBLE.

    Obama doesn’t even know what HIS direct reports are doing if you believe the BS that he “heard about it on the news” like JQ Public

    THAT si the definition of managerial incompetence..

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    “……. killing Bin Laden with the training and support his predecessor put in place……”
    .
    Enough time and you’ll actually believe Bush got OBL. Selective memory is a wonderful thing.

  11. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Gypsy8

    I do kinda wonder how hard shrub was looking, since Poppy Bush has been doing business with the Bin Laden family for years…

  12. neuturn

    neuturn said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Provide information that answer any question you would have if this was going on under a Republican Administration. There are too many unanswered questions. You could not let this go unanswered had it been your family in Benghazi or you were being targeted by the IRS. I am sure you would want things to continue until all information was uncovered. He has not been attempting to protect the Constitution of the USA from what I can see. Yet as I noted, he does not seem to know anything going on. Why do they always say they will investigate yet we never seem to get the full story. It is always the story they want told. I am not saying it would be different under a Republican administration and I would not be protecting the government if this was going on.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    Ansonia said, “You can read that article and STILL believe the president didn’t know anything?”
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    I don’t know what the president knew or didn’t know. But I don’t see anything in the article to suggest that he did know. Here’s the relevant sentence: “The decision was made at the highest levels of the Justice Department, under longstanding regulations that are well within the boundaries of the Constitution.” I take it from this that the authors know or deduce from their experience that Holder knew. That’s all.
    +
    But what I do notice is that you make absolutely no attempt to deal with the argument of the article, which is that the subpoenas were justified and legal.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Molon Labe

    And President Obama could end all wars, solve the climate problem, and put a tofu dog in every pot, and you people would call for his impeachment.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    Bush lied people died.
    .
    Going to War.
    During a visit to West Virginia in January 2002, Bush joked that, “I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war.” During the Vietnam War, however, Bush served with the Air National Guard in Texas, and had specifically noted on his Air Force officers test that he did not wish to serve overseas.

    16 Words.
    In making the case for a U.S. invasion of Iraq, President Bush stated in early 2003 that “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” Yet the CIA had itself previously warned both top White House officials and British intelligence that the reports of an Iraqi attempt to buy uranium from African countries were almost certainly untrue, and no nuclear program nor weapons of mass destruction have yet been found in Iraq.

    “Average” Tax Cuts.
    Announcing his second big tax cut package in January 2003, Bush stated that “These tax reductions will bring real and immediate benefits to middle-income Americans. Ninety-two million Americans will keep an average of $1,083 more of their own money.” But because the package was tilted heavily towards the very wealthy, the average tax cut for households in the middle quintile of the income spectrum was only $217, according to the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

    What WMDs?
    In May 2003, President Bush stated “We found the weapons of mass destruction.” U.S. forces have yet to find any evidence of chemical, nuclear, or biological weapons in Iraq.

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