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Robert Ariail

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  1. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I don’t see where the Democrats have “stone walled” anything – they are refusing to give in to the Republican extortion demands to, in effect, implement the Romney platform.

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The GOP Shutdown
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    The government doesn’t work so we’re shutting that sucker down!
    Do you have a plan to solve this problem?
    No.
    How about a jobs bill to increase the number of tax-payers?
    No.
    Will you raise revenue by repealing the bush tax cuts?
    No.
    Will this stunt benefit the GOP in the next election?
    No.
    So what’s the point?
    To show that Democrats are lousy at governance.
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    http://farleftside.com/2013/9-30-13-the-GOP-shutdown.html

  3. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 3 years ago

    The GOP in the House worked all year on budgeting for 2014.
    It is the Democrat Harry Reid Senate that broke the law 4 years failing to write or pass an annual budget.
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    It is the Democrat Senate and the White House that is demanding 100% their way and refuse to even talk with the GOP…!
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    and you “fair-minded” Liberals have the audacity to blame the GOP? It is the Democrats who have all the power. It is the Democrats that refuse any compromise. It is the Democrats who would prefer the public suffer for their political games.
    And it is the Democrats who are breaking the laws…Obama and the Congressional Dems conspired to illegally change the ACA law, which has no “exemptions” for buddies and unions and federal workers! The Law mandated every citizen be covered by the rules of the ACA. How can even a tunnel-vision Liberal be so Un-American and un-constitutional in kow-towing to every false word from the Oval Office????

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Can we give them assault rifles to use on each other?

  5. ThePupUnbound!

    ThePupUnbound! said, almost 3 years ago

    …Not really worried about it…That’s what the CONGRESS is for nabobs – Look up “checks and balances” – more importantly, find out why it was so IMPORTANT to the Founding Fathers…

    They knew that the temptation to arrogate power to the Executive or any one Party was too great… so they BUILT-IN a SPEED BUMP that would insure CAUTION and CIRCUMSPECTION in our legislative bodies…

    Otherwise our fates would be decided by one self-beknighted individual and/or his cronies or by a ascendant FEW. Is that what you want, Mr. and Ms. “Progressive”?

  6. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    Quite a dustup! The Democrats fighting to defend and implement a less than perfect healthcare plan. The Republicans going after them with every means possible to retain an even more disastrous healthcare program. I wonder when they’ll both wake up?

  7. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Good post sir.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ThePupUnbound!

    Liberals have the audacity to blame the GOP? It is the Democrats who have all the power. It is the Democrats that refuse any compromise.

    The Republicans refuse to pass anything that includes funding for the ACA. Do you have proof that Democrats aren’t willing to pass a bill with changes other than defunding health care?

    If there were Democrat equivalents to the Tea Party, they would put a rider on the budget bill demanding marriage equality. They would threaten to let the government default on its debts, unless their rider passed.

    The Republicans could have stopped the ACA… if they won a majority in the Senate & took the Presidency. Maybe they can repeal after winning big in 2014. Don’t hold your breath.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    Can we give them assault rifles to use on each other?

    There’s nothing alarming about that statement. /sarcasm

  10. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    Screaming and name calling and rationalizations do not change what is going on.
    Nor does it change the public perception of who is to blame.
    The public blames the Republican Party.
    Rationalizing the actions does not change the public perception, it merely keeps this truth from affecting decisions.

  11. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The “both sides” issue is simply wrong. To make the cartoon correct, the elephant is shouting and threatening, while the donkey refuses to drown the baby in order to shut him up. And you call that a lack of compromise.

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 3 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    Harry Reid? The same Harry Reid that said “why would we want to do that?” when it comes to treating children for cancer?
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    You can’t make that stuff up…

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    @echoraven

    “……You can’t make that stuff up…”
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    Apparently you can.

  14. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 3 years ago

    The GOP has sent to the Senate several funding bills, in the way funding was done historically. But Obama and Reid continue to repeat “No piecemeal funding bills” and Obama said if one or more were sent to him to sign he would veto.
    That is why the NIH cancer, etal, is pending. Ditto Veterans and other agencies, including the Parks to allow the public to visit American and French (Normandy) cemeteries.
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    The GOP will fund everything except Obamacare (ACA).
    They want to reform ACA or start a new and better reform of health care, that doesn’t make HHS and IRS the Dictator. The private sector has the expertise and experience, the insurance needs reform, mainly. Choosing free enterprise and Rejecting Socialism.

  15. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    What nonsense. The “piecemeal” approach is simply trying to please enough voters to pull some of their chestnuts out of the fire they set themselves.

    They wanted a line-item veto when they held the White House. Now they’re trying to weasel their way around the fact that we don’t have one.

    All or nothing, rightwing traitors. Get it together and send in a budget that has a chance of being signed.

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