Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Hypocrisy – thy name is conservative Republican.

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @DespisedbytheLeft

    Sweet Jesus, the man was polite and civil at a funeral memorial and you’re getting mad at him for that ?!?!?! You people have absolutely no sense of civility left.

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Not to mention Nixon shaking hands with Mao, Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam, Reagan shaking hands with Gorbachev, George H.W. Bush shaking hands with Noriega, ETCETCETC
    Must be McGrumpy’s short term memory is failing as his Alzheimer’s advances. Time to take him to the home…

  4. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Here you go…http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/10/1261625/-President-Obama-shakes-hands-with-President-Castro-at-Mandela-service-Right-wing-has-memory-lapse

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @DespisedbytheLeft

    How about Poppy Bush shaking hands with the fat little dictator from South America, Hugo Chavez? That was just fine, wasn’t it, Righties??

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 9 months ago

    @DespisedbytheLeft

    Thatcher, who retired in 1990? And who President Obama has never met?

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I’d REALLY like to see your proof that “Obama really wasn’t sure who he was shaking hands with…”

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, 9 months ago

    @masterskrain

    NFL Redskins made that up. There is no evidence, of course. Castro gave a speech, for Pete’s sake, it would have taken an idiot to not know who he was, and Obama is no idiot. NFL is thinking of Herman Cain, who didn’t know the president of Uzbekibekibekistanstan.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @ARodney

    NFL Redskins made that up. There is no evidence, of course.”

    And of course, NFL didn’t get it from Limbaugh…

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/10/rush-limbaugh-obama-didnt-know-it-was-raul-castros-hand-he-was-shaking-audio/

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @DespisedbytheLeft

    Obozo didn’t have time for British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher however.

    In 1981, Thatcher sent Christmas cards to Fidel Castro, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Pinochet, and Kim Il-Sung. Obviously, she was undeserving of respect by your standards.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    As one example of the hypocrisy of “them guys”, I’m more bothered by Rumsfeld et al securing for Saddam his chemical weapons, than the handshake.


    Diplomacy has often led to odd “handshakes”, not a problem. It’s the covert deals often made that are the real problem, and treason, like well “Jolly Ollie” and Iran/Contra, PLUS setting up Noriega and others in business, then finding the “relationships” a bad marriage, and calling for a “no fault” divorce in the eyes of the people (voters). But don’t worry, Ollie, and others, did walk off with the cash, so they did well in the eyes of their “faithful”.

  12. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, 9 months ago

    I think McCain’s comments were absurd.

    That said, one of the differences in shaking Gorbachov’s hand vs shaking Castro’s hand was that the US at least had diplomatic relations directly with the Soviet Union. We do not have formal relations with Cuba.

    Personally, though, I’d like to see us lift the embargo, because I believe it actually gives the Cuban regime an excuse on which to blame the country’s poverty. Remove the embargo, and there’s still not going to be any change in the poverty level, and there will be no more excuses.

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, 9 months ago

    @masterskrain

    “George H.W. Bush shaking hands with Noriega, ETC…ETC…ETC…”

    G.W. Bush holding hands with Faud … hmm .. might not have been Faud, but a Saudi Prince of the Blood, in any case …

    rotfl!

  14. FlyGuyP38

    FlyGuyP38 said, 9 months ago

    @Darsan54

    Hypocrisy works both ways. Although Dems tend to be the bigger hypocrites of the two.

  15. FlyGuyP38

    FlyGuyP38 said, 9 months ago

    @curtisls87

    I’m not too sure why the embargo is still in place in a post-Soviet era. It clearly has something to do with propaganda but I can’t make out the reason. Cuba is the least of USA’s problems right now.

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