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Rob Rogers

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  1. Walrus Gumbo

    Walrus Gumbo GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    NAILED IT!!!


    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    A Donkey’s Rear End, seems to come to mind for some reason..

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    The Democrats and mainstream Republicans (how can a group that’s only 40% of House Republicans be mainstream?) all want the ACA to hand over money from the uninsured to the insurance companies, for which most will get policies with massive deductibles and co-pays so the policies won’t have to pay the currently uninsured for anything (which was why the uninsured didn’t buy one). A massive windfall for the insurance executives, so all the Democrats and mainstream Republicans are in favour, but, since Obama proposed it, mainstream Republicans can’t SAY they’re in favour.

    But a tiny majority of House Republicans say they’d vote Boehner out of his Speaker’s Chair if he lets the House approve a clean CR and debt ceiling bill.

    The Constitution says the House must initiate all funding. Our founders didn’t know about political parties (or at least didn’t want them, and hoped the US would avoid them). So they never thought that one party would have the House, Senate, and Presidency and pass a bill that a small majority of the other party detested, then, when that party got control of the House, would try to refuse to fund the bill.

    Only the House can’t defund the ACA, because it isn’t using any government money. So they defunded some other things. Not the NSA, of course, or Guantánamo, but cancer research and the national parks (the Republicans tried to exempt the parks, but the Democrats refused to concur).

    I’m not sure what that makes the GOP. So incoherent they’re resembling Democrats, maybe, but I wouldn’t call them ‘Crybabies.’

  4. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    The Founders most certainly knew about political parties. George Washington is the only President we’ve had that did not belong to one. Many did believe that the parties would provide too divisive, but what options are there… a thousand tiny splinters? They did understand and realize that one party might control an entire branch, thus the branches themselves (I think you got that right, but followed it up with some confusing statement). And if the ACA isn’t funded by government money, what does fund it (other than the fact that there’s no such thing as “government money”)? The SCOTUS ruled that it’s a tax, thus revenue generated and collected as taxation for federal spending. The Republicans did not “defund” cancer research or national parks. They even offered to fund the NHI in a separate bill… and the NHI represents a very small amount of the cancer research being done (most of it’s done by privately funded organizations). I don’t know if you’re being sarcastic with your post, but you’re a tad bit off base.

  5. Ken M

    Ken M GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    That says GOP on the baby’s shirt. I rather thought it should say “POTUS” since he’s the one who has repeatedly said that he would not negotiate… with a branch of the Federal Gov’t that carries the voice off the people.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    Nailed it!

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ken M

    Nope, you are believing the lies. Obama spent TWO YEARS trying to negotiate the ACA. He and the Democratic representatives changed dozens of clauses — and don’t forget he was forced to drop his first and SECOND choices for what he wanted, and substitute a Republican plan, which then had these many, many revisions at GOP request. Then not one single Republican voted for it.
    Obama has done nothing but negotiate, and then the GOP wants to undermine the completely settled law — why? Because they can?
    The assertion that Obama “refuses to negotiate” now is simply wrong. The House — technically a very small percentage of one party of the House — refuses to actually put up a clean budget bill. If they did, it would pass. That’s called democracy and the voice of the people. Refusing to put it forward CLAIMING it would not pass is not acceptable.
    So it ain’t Obama who isn’t negotiating.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Wow, what a steaming pile of responses from conservative trolls. This toon must be hitting them in the right spot.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 2 years ago

    Awww, little baby is overdue for a diaper change.

  10. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    How about the Democratic Tax and Spenders?

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    You really are projecting your failings on ruff.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Judging from the three posts above ansonia. You just can’t stop attacking other posters!

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ken M

    The Republicans did not “defund” cancer research or national parks

    The House GOP made a demand: defund the ACA, or we will not pass a budget. Then, the House realized that some of the consequences of that position were really unpopular, so they offered to fund a few things to take the political heat off themselves.

    We aren’t going to resolve the dispute over the ACA in the next year, let alone in a few days. If the ACA is as bad as the Tea Party Republicans say, they will see a landslide in their favor next November. If we go into default, the repercussion will last far longer than next November.

    in the meantime, the Tea Party GOP have painted themselves into a corner. They promised to stop Obamacare, but cannot deliver. They aren’t going to get any reduction below the current sequester level budget. Will they accept that as a tactical victory?

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I’ve already refuted your comparison to RomneyCare on another thread. You can’t keep spreading this “misinformation.”

    Not sure where that was, but in all major aspects, Romneycare = Obamacare = Butler’s Heritage Foundation proposal.

    All preserve the place of private insurers as the dominant means of paying for healthcare, with their ability to compete for profits intact.

    All subsidize the cost for lower income Americans.

    All include a mandate/penalty for anyone who decides to forego insurance.

    After giving up on Single Payer, the Public Option & reducing the subsidies, I’m not sure what else could have been done to get Republicans on board with the ACA. It seems that they walked away from what had been the conservative vision of health care reform. Whether it’s because they sincerely believed it wasn’t a good idea after all, or if it was because a President they wanted to limit to one term, implemented it, I can’t say for sure. I have strong suspicions, though.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Wow, Boehner is as hated by the libs as Pelosi was hated by the Republicans. It has come full circle.

    The interesting question is, who was hated more by their partisans on the extreme? I would argue that Pelosi did a better job of making her partisans get in line when it counted.

    I’m not a huge fan of Pelosi. She voted for the Patriot Act & failed to push through anything to help homeowners who were drowned by the mortgage crisis, though she managed to help pass TARP. She pushed the ACA through without a Public Option. Pelosi faced strong opposition from her left on all of those votes, yet delivered.

    Boehner doesn’t seem to have that kind of resolve or control.

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