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Robert Ariail

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    That was one slick bait-n-switch.

    Except, of course, to the 49% who wisely saw through it.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    A lot of work went into the health plan, they just want to see what they got for their effort.
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    An up close view is the best view.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    It would be nice to think that a mere election could change this, but I doubt that either party will ever give up any of the powers that become available to them once they achieve the white house. An Oligarchy is gov’t by the few. We have gov’t by the two – the two parties who compete with each other for majorities, but work together to keep themselves in power and any third or fourth parties from gaining any real foothold.
    It is not what the founders hoped we would do.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, over 1 year ago

    1984 and Atlas Shrugged were not supposed to be how to manuals.

  5. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 1 year ago

    In the words of Thomas Jefferson—“A government that is big enough to give you everything you want is also a government big enough to take away everything that you have”.

  6. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    …And yet more sayings from the “terrorist” in these pages.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    “In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.”
    ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

    People had “great expectations” when Obama was elected …. again. The problem is that you had NO IDEA what he ment when he said his goal was to “fundamentally transform” our country, Now you do.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Here’s a little quote from the NYT this morning:

    Representative Jim Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said on Monday that among those in Congress who are most informed, the consensus was strong and bipartisan. “Those who have been fully briefed are comfortable with the capabilities used, the way they have been used and the due diligence exercised in making sure the agency responsible for carrying out and using the tools has been doing so within confines of the law,” he said. “There is nothing nefarious going on here.”

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    I don’t post this to defend Obama. I don’t defend Obama on this. Here’s what I think: the fix is in, and both parties are in on it. Opposition has to come from outside the party system.

  9. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    Many of us did see through the glowing rhetoric but unfortunately far too many simply went “ga-ga” about the color of his skin (not the content of his character).

  10. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    Just a tiny bit of a racist aren’t you!!

  11. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    this is not news, it started quite a while ago and was perfected by W with the “patriot” act.
    THAT is when we traded our liberty for “safety”.
    this is neither new or news, it’s more scandal making.
    I say scandal making because they have thrown everything they can think of at Obama and he makes a fine Scapegoat.
    Really, the Government on both sides knows you can’t just tell everything that is going on, because we have made so many enemies. ( starting wars, killing wantonly, telling other countries how to live), that is sure calling the kettle black. These cartoons really bring out the most radical opinions.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    People who protest that taxes are “Illegal”, should be watched when they try to claim “tax-free” status. People who reveal secret information that compromises “covert” or overt operations of the military, or other components of our “defense” ARE guilty of treason.


    People who totally supported the previous administration, and members of Congress, from both parties, who passed laws giving potentially oppressive “tools” to the Executive, OR the Legislative branch, should either just shut up, or get their Congresspersons to rescind those “laws”.

  13. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    I think it’s time for those armed types to rise up and take back their government!


    …no? Not yet? Oh. Well, when then?

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    “I’m shocked! SHOCKED! to find out this is going on.”

    Didn’t anyone pay attention to the commie-pinko-liberal-news-sources when they showed the climate-controlled locked rooms at Verizon et al, where the data traveling through fiber-optics was split: one for you, one for the government? Don’t you remember Qwest making a principled stand against the program, only to be told by the courts they had no right to protect their customers’ privacy? Now, do you understand why the program was called “Prism”?

    Welcome to the party, conservatives. Did you have a nice nap?

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    TROUT: You are a simpleton.

    "People who reveal secret information that compromoses “covert” or overt operations the military, or other components of our “defense” ARE guilty of treason.“

    I bet you had no problem when the NYTimes published the Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs from Wikileaks, The NYTimes published in 2006 that the ”http://sweetness-light.com/archive/bush-calls-times-banking-leak-disgraceful#.UbeM-ZymVio">US government had a secret plan to monitor the financial transaction of terrorists abroad/a>. In 2006 TNTimes published a leak from the State Department that the CIA had a covert operation targeting al Quaida in Somalia. The NYTimes publishes leaked classified National Intelligence Estimates. I could go on all day. They were also the first to publish Obama’s “Secret Kill List”.

    Should the leakers and/or publishers be tried for treason?

    “People who supported the previous administration…”

    According to a Pew Research Poll, the numbers show a “large partisan shift. In 2006, when George W. Bush was president, just 37 percent of Democrats said the N.S.A. surveillance program was acceptable, while 61 percent said it was not. Now those numbers are 64 percent and 34 percent respectively.

    Republicans appear to be fair-weather fans as well. In 2006, 75 percent said the program was acceptable, and 23 percent said it was not. Now 52 percent find it acceptable, and 47 percent unacceptable.”


    New York Times, 6/10/13

    I’ll also remind you that the Patriot Act passed 98-1 in the Senate, was reauthorized by Obama while he was a Senator, and was reauthorized again by Obama as President.

    Of course, supporters of the Patriot Act, like myself, may have naively believed our government when they told us it would be used only on communications passing through our country’s servers from other countries, and only between domestic and international communications involving a known terrorist. It’s easy to change your view when you see that being misinterpreted and/or abused.

    get their Congresspersons to rescind those “laws”.”

    Jim Sensenbrenner, author of the Patriot Act, and Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, said today the National Security Agency data mining is an overreach and goes “beyond what the Patriot Act intended.” He said the Obama administration “never briefed me… They really don’t reach out to members of Congress and I have not been briefed on this. I have not been called up there to give my opinion on what happened when the Patriot Act was drafted and passed and if I had been I would have told them that the PRISM program goes far beyond what was intended when the Patriot Act was passed.”

    Sensenbrenner says he wasn’t briefed

    So I would say, yes, this definitely needs to be revisited.

    "People who protest that taxes are “Illegal”, should be watched when they try to claim “tax-free” status.

    While some folks claim the 14 Amendment should be repealed, that’s NOT what the Tea Party is about. I think you should take your meds and YOU shut up. Personally, I think YOU should be watched.

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