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Steve Benson

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    A snail is much to speedy a metaphor. Continental drift outruns Washington politicians.

  2. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago

    And that grumpy face in front.

  3. D PB

    D PB said, almost 4 years ago

    Put terms limits in place.

    Make all members of the government subject to the same laws they pass on the rest of us. No special retirement funds, health care, etc.

    For members of Congress, make it a part time job as it was originally intended to be.

    No pay raises unless they are voted on and approved by the population. With an overall approval rating of 18% they don’t deserve it.

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 4 years ago

    @D PB

    Post of the day…

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    HEY big lefty…. GOOD ONE!

  6. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    That should help the economy. Thanks Barry!

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    He was perfectly willing to interrupt his own vacation for the good of the country. Which he like former President Bush and all other former Presidents, had to pay for ,except for those things such as security, which is essential in such an extreme world. So, as usual your comment is meaningless!!

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    If you don’t like your representative, get busy and stop electing them! The classic is, “Yes, he’s a creep and crook, but he’s MY creep and crook.” If the nation, not just Ohio voters could vote against Boehner, he’d be on unemployment (okay, he’d become a lobbyist for millions a year) in a second.

    My Senators are both pretty good, even though I do disagree with them on some elements. My Congressman is a bit of an idiot, who I disagree with on almost every issue, but he does have a few good staffers working FOR veterans, and a couple other issues. My district is so “right wing” they haven’t elected a Democrat in 36 years, and our Representative before the current one WAS regraded (by House members!!) as the dumbest person in Congress, so I I guess we have moved up, just a little.

    Point being, sometimes our vote in some areas isn’t enough alone, BUT ! I have worked directly with my Congressman I disagree with on many issues, in a cooperative manner, and HAVE managed to get him to think over some issues and vote more responsibly having ALL the information, not just the “party line”. It is up to WE as “the PEOPLE” to do OUR job, even if “politics” doesn’t allow us to make the big changes we’d like, every time.

    Just sitting back and constantly bitching, without participating, makes one even less a “citizen”, and even if we can’t always elect who we want, letting them do whatever they, or the “party line” says, without challenging them, is NOT what the “founding fathers” would call “citizen”.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    P.S. Obama won the “popular vote”, TWICE, “W” did NOT the first time, and lost by considerably more votes than Obama won by. So, remember, not electoral college or SCOTUS, no “W”. (NOT “Bush bashing”, just stating a fact folks, before your get started again.)

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    First of all as a former National Guardsman myself, I would like to thank and commend you for your service to this great country!!

    Second, I truly enjoy your comprehensive and informative posts. Heck, I even enjoy the posts of the more “thinking” conservatives here, even though I am conservative on some issues (crime for instance) and liberal on others (government for instance).

    What I do not enjoy are the knee jerk reactions of some of the ultra conservatives here. One even has the nerve to call himself (at least I think it is a he) a Christian. Never seeming to realize that Christ was actually far closer to liberal thought than conservative!!

    PS: And I do not enjoy the kindergarten type of name calling that sometimes goes on from either side of the political spectrum. That is why I use the term ultra conservative instead of some bastardization to the word Republican, and I would also like to see the term liberal (or even ultra liberal) used instead of terms like “libtard” or even libs)!

  11. D PB

    D PB said, almost 4 years ago

    Thanks for the vote Mech.

    Thankfully we were able to pass term limits within the state here, but when we tried to apply them to our Federal officials the same thing happened, the Supreme Court stepped in and slapped it down.

    The most galling of things is the way the various members vote themselves perks the likes of royalty.

    But, again, the lack of any party to follow through with these types of proposals is not the exclusive territory of any one party. Neither will do it, it reduces their power and would actually more fully empower the voters, can’t have that now, can we?

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