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Steve Benson

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  1. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    It is heartening to see democrats who still do not believe the laws on the books apply to anyone who is not white, and still think the Constitution is irrellevent.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago

    “I don’t get that Anglo-Saxon stuff.”

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    It was funny to hear those crazies at the town meeeting yelling those things you read in chain emails that are not true.

  4. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    Obama would have had a much worse time in that crowd. McCain came across as TOO LIBERAL for them. Did you hear the complaints? “You can only stop illegals with bullets!” They said his ideas were not strict enough. Tough crowd…

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    Rocky do some further research. And think about what you find objectively not through the lens of hate that you currently view republicans.

    The opinions expressed by the people at the meetings are just that. Will people stop coming if force is not applied to the equation? Is the “fence” complete? Should non citizens who violated the law be given preference to become citizens over those that obey the law? And then there is the “benefit” claim.

    from the huff-po:

    “One man yelled that only guns would discourage undocumented immigration. Another man complained that undocumented immigrants should never be able to become citizens or vote. A third man said undocumented immigrants were illiterate invaders who wanted free government benefits.”

    from ABC"

    That’s a reference to McCain’s 2010 ad during a Republican primary where he tells an Arizona sheriff to “build the dang fence” to protect the border.McCain’s response, in which he’s pointing at a map and clearly needs some more context, goes like this: “It’s not a fence, it’s a banana. We’ve put up a banana with about $600,million worth of appropriations we have.”

    from politictrack:

    One particular heated exchange with Keith Smith, a resident who suggested, “Cut off their welfare and all their stuff, and they’ll go back.”

    I’ll say something about the last one. (source:

    Emergency medical care (which includes emergency labor and delivery)Emergency disaster relief that is provided for the short term and is not a cash paymentLimited immunizations and testing, and treatment of symptoms of communicable diseasesCertain community programs, such as soup kitchens or crisis counseling, as specified by the Attorney GeneralLimited housing or community development assistance to those already receiving it in 1996

    These are the only circumstances under which illegal immigrants can lawfully receive government assistance.

    Of course, some immigrants who are here without legal permission do end up receiving Social Security and other benefits, through bureaucratic mistakes or through deliberate fraud. The Government Accountability Office has even called this a “serious problem,” though the GAO also says that “the full extent of benefit fraud is unknown.”

    Note the first exception. Yes, anyone going into the emergency room should get treated. And yes, I contribute to organizations that support this type of charity. however, IF the reciepient is in the country illegally, the child born within the country is by LAW a us citizen and eligible for benefits.

    Just an observation. Sorry to be so long winded again.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, the only one referencing race here is you. So am I to assume that you are the racist?

    Other than that, in the original context, the senate was to be the “states” representative as in being sent to congress to assist the state legislature and represent their interests. NOT the interests of the people in the state as the elected officials in the state legislature were doing that as well as the elected officials in the House. So there may well be a good reason to return to the original intent of the legislative process since “States” rights (10th amendment) are a matter of concern as well.

    Keep an open mind. Don;t assign your opinion to others before you investigate. And why is the standard fallback position always “he’s a racist”?

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    “That whole meeting looked exactly like the Tea Party raids on Town hall meetings from 2007.”

    Excellent post. The Koch Brothers, Dick Armey, Karl Rove, and others who financed the Astroturf rallies posted articles on their sites to tell people how to be maximally disrespectful, and how to shout down people to make yourself heard. Now they are reaping their own reward. Encouraging people to act/react by feeding off fear, anger, and intentional misinformation (a caustic and dangerous mix) cannot be channeled in one direction (or against one political party) only. This has now come home to roost on the people who worked hardest to make it happen. I am saddened that I was right to have predicted this.

    Regardless, they made the monster, and now they do not control the monster. Let’s hope they didn’t make the monster too well……

  8. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, almost 4 years ago

    No, it is you who keeps einging the same tired old tune…..

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    The price of food is going up but strawberries rot in the fields for lack of workers to pick them.
    Some thinking adult needs to come up with a plan to allow guest workers to come and do the jobs Americans can’t or won’t do.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ‘If this had happened to Obama, you would sing a different tune.’
    Actually, I give credit to McCain for even having a town hall meeting. After a couple Republicans experienced the same anger expressed to Democrats earlier, they immediately canceled them. McCain’s is the first I’ve heard about since then.
    Eric Cantor, the patron saint of ‘job creators’ experienced that anger and walked out and now will not even apprear in public unless the crowd is prescreened to be friendly.

  11. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The border is not safe. For those who think that this is just a “Hispanic problem” you are very naive. People from all countries are coming across the border, and that includes terrorists.
    We need to seal the border.

    Oh, good. How much are you Inland States going to pay to put up a wall along the coastline so that those Communist Infiltraitors can be kept from immigrating from Cuba?
    And everywhere else; it’s just that Cubans are automatically LEGAL once they set foot on land, unlike everybody else.

    I can’t HEAR you. How Much???

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m sorry Mr. McCain’s party has gone from being the GOP to the Tea Party. We need a good moderate Republican party just as we need a good moderate Democrat party. What we have is an extremely conservative Rep party, and, except for a minority of exceptions, a right of center Dem party that gives lip service to liberal concerns but, like the Reps, passes legislation approved of by monied interests.
    Progressives like me are left of both of these caricatures, and left out as well.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The Republican Party is learning Japanese: Kamikazi.

  14. kamwick

    kamwick said, almost 4 years ago

    Hey McCain…by kowtowing to these idiots for as many years as you have, there’s only one thing to say:


  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Amendment 10 of the “Bill of Rights” says:

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    Article one lays out the powers of the federal government, section 10 give specific things that the states may not do. It is not an exhaustive list cover every eventuality and so the 10th amendment to the constitution added the above statement insuring that ONLY the specific items mentioned by the constitution were to be the sole purview of the federal government and ALL other areas of interest were under the authority of either the states or the people.

    So your interpretation is wrong.

    It is NOT “anti-mexican” when one is taking a stand to curtail the illegal crossing of our national border by individuals of foreign citizenship. It just happens to be a majority of those that are crossing the border in AZ and other southern border states are from Mexico.

    The problem needs fixing. Both in the rules and regulations required to cross legally and the halting of individuals as they cross.

    Again, why is it that calling it racism is the fall back position? Not calling you racist per se, just asking for your opinion.

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