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Robert Ariail

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 4 months ago

    I tend to follow Rasmussen (because they have daily polls of Congress and the President.


    Most think of Rasmussen as right of centre, but we were all corrected by one of the gocomics’ comments, one with access to information the rest of us lack, who pointed out that Rasmussen is a rabid left-wing Obamabot poll.


    They show that Obama’s approval ratings fell from 52% on the day the shutdown started to 42% on 6 Dec before recovering a bit to 46% on 9 Dec. As several comments noted, Obama’s approval ratings won’t matter in any future presidential poll, but might indicate where the ‘14 elections will go. Rasmussen gives the Republicans 43% to the Democrats 38% in their Congressional poll, a notoriously unreliable predictor, even the week before the election, let alone this far in advance. If this is any indication (which it almost certainly isn’t), the Senate could go to the Republicans, giving Obama a second half of his second term even more like Clinton’s than before.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 4 months ago

    It ain’t Obama’s motor lying steaming in the road; it’s his muffler. The bus’s still running okay, but the noise… there’s lot’s more noise.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    I guess he won’t make it to the third term.

  4. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Sorry. It’s working. Unless this was drawn three weeks ago, it’s woefully out of date.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 4 months ago

    The maintenance budget for the bus comes from Congress and between the Senate and HoR, services have been drastically reduced. The way DC is failing to function, it’s amazing the wheels are still on and that the ‘driver’ is able to roll his window down in order to look at the problem.
    The sad thing is the number of people who take joy in seeing the ‘enemy’ party having troubles. Whether or not the Dems or Repubs created their own problems or had those inflicted on them, when one of our neighbors is brought to ruin, it does effect us all. Failure to accept that makes the concept of a “United States of America” a sad joke. If “freedom and justice for all” actually means freedoms and justice for ME, then we are not the Americans Washington hoped we would be and we dishonor the memory of those who fought and died from Concord, to Gettysburg, to Normandy in order to keep us free AND United in the idea that “all men are created equal”.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 4 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    Yet another Mission Accomplished for the Republicans.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, 4 months ago

    Just wait a couple of weeks the bus is going to explode in flames….

  8. DGF999

    DGF999 said, 4 months ago

    Obama should have known better than to use a transmission that was made in China or some other communist country…

  9. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 4 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Huh. Sounds like a load of crap.

  10. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 4 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    If all Republicians were this man; we’d be happy, with a similar ACA, and the Dems…far out in left field…
    Does the GOP know this ??
    Why on earth did they ever embrace the tea baggers, the conservatives, the extremists ??

  11. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 4 months ago

    @Enoki

    The bus is full of people, Enoki , do you still want this ??

  12. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Nicely drawn cartoon. Very much an outdated fantasy, but nicely drawn.
    ^
    To slightly paraphrase old Ruddy Kipling: Never, never, but seven times never, trouble a Teabaghead/Republican with reality, facts, truth, or anything else that requires thought.
    ^
    Oh! Yes! Very nicely drawn cartoon. Or did I mention that already?

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 4 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Not sure the man of whom you refer, Mr. Snare, however, in regard to the ACA, Enoki was kind enough to email me his healthcare proposal and while he’s not had time yet to respond to a couple of questions I asked, I found his idea very worthy.
    I do disagree that Dems are far in left field, despite the claims of the right… I heard a man describe Dems as Reagan republicans and republicans as to the right of Pat Robertson. Not his exact words, but more complimentary.
    The base is embracing extremists because the USA in which they were born is changing faster than they want and they are not seeing improvements to their quality of life or the life of their loved ones coming from the actions/inactions of the other side. They want secure jobs, good schools, safe roads, and low crime. The politicians, media pundits, and 24 hour news outlets focus only on those issues that most divide Americans and in doing so, cause the things upon which we do agree to be set aside.
    Some of them come to forums like this to read what neighbors are saying and in doing so, find delight in words with which they agree, or pain in words they find unnecessarily hurtful.
    Feeling helpless and ineffectual, the moderates, unrepresented by the Congress in power, don’t go to the polls to vote while the extremists and desperate on both sides are whipped into a frenzy to vote or watch the USA collapse under the weight of fascism/socialism… depending on what side you see the threat coming from.
    Ironically, the threat is coming from free market capitalism with more and more jobs going to automation and/or overseas and fewer and fewer jobs paying living wages. People scream at ‘takers’ who won’t get off their butts and work, but Congress isn’t doing what the CEOs say Congress must do in order for them to make long term hiring and investment goals.
    We embrace the choices we are given out of fear and self interest, and in most cases, just stay at home and watch our nation divide and weaken.
    Thank God for reality TV?
    You asked, I hope I provided a possible answer.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  14. Enoki

    Enoki said, 4 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Obama is driving not me…

  15. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 4 months ago

    Funny how O and the Dems straight out lied about Obamacare being good for everybody.
    I can keep my same plan? Lie.
    It’s going to SAVE the average family $2500 a year? Lie.
    It will be as easy as Amazon to sign up? Lie.
    You will have more choices in plans and doctors? Lie.
    It will not cost taxpayers a cent? Lie.
    Why didn’t they just come out and say “We’re gonna create the biggest entitlement program in history and it will be called Healthcare Welfare. It’s gonna cost most of you a whole lot more money, you’ll pay a lot more out of pocket, you can’t keep your plan, it will kill full-time jobs, but it will help about 5% of the population!”
    I wonder why they didn’t???

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