Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    Remember Mac Mathias?

  2. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    …if you repeat a lie often enough.

  3. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    And, they are going to keep right on doing it until we stop them. We are the 99%—- that means we have the votes to elect people who will actually represent middle class workers and provide a safety net for those who are trying to get into the middle class.We all need to know who is supporting the candidates. That is who they will be working for. They have no choice if they want to stay in office. You have to do the bidding of whoever who is paying your way, just the same as we all do in our jobs. So, before going to vote, look it up on the internet. Open Secrets is a good site, but there are plenty.If the candidate is getting their money from small donors or from unions, they are going to be working for middle class working people. If their donations are from corporationsor from 1%ers, don’t figure they are going to go against them and do anything for the middle class.It would be political suicide.

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Aside from “voter fraud” being virtually non-existent, how do tactics like the following prevent “voter fraud”: cutting out early voting, removal of voting machines, cutting down on the number of voting centers, having members of your own party be the arbiter of absentee balloting, limiting who can solicit voter registration, restricting voting times to business hours (when people are at work), moving voting centers to rural areas inaccessible by public transportation, limiting voting hours, cutting out weekend voting…
    Add in the more overt voter suppression tactics of denial of voting rights to students outside their parental home district, penalties by tax increases to parents of students who vote, requiring voter ID with levels of proof unobtainable to the elderly and sick, erquiring married women to show multiple proofs of past and current identity, allowing political “observers” to stand right next to people as they vote, purging of voter rolls by poltically-appointed observers…
    And who’s doing it? Republicans. Trolls and conservative wing-nuts on these boards say it’s just fine (because, you know, “voter fraud”), but who’s political goals are they really serving? To them, the ends justify the means – so if you can’t win on the merits of your foul policies, then it’s ok to cheat (as long as you’re a Republican).

  5. Leland Stiefel

    Leland Stiefel said, over 2 years ago

    Starts a slow clapping…picking up momentum, I like this guy!

  6. Leland Stiefel

    Leland Stiefel said, over 2 years ago

    It seems bizarre to me that people cannot talk about how WRONG voter suppression by the Republicans is without Republicans pointing out what a Democrat is doing. Voter suppression IS wrong…period, in my opinion. I cannot understand all the finger pointing towards the other direction. I mean it seems to be a tactic that my wife has employed for quite a few years which I guess is bad enough. Shouldn’t we hold our government to a higher degree of scrutiny then a domestic argument? Voting is one of our most basic and important rights as American citizens. I would think we could rise up as a whole to deny our politicians from this behavior immediately…no matter what we call ourselves.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Leland Stiefel

    Leland… it’s OK if you’re a Republican. The ends justifies the means. Democrats failed to get out the vote in 2010 – as a result, Republicans came into state offices. They immediately pushed their agenda to attack unions, gerrymander their districts, restrict the vote, push anti-abortion legislation. Not a damn thing about “jobs jobs jobs” – it was all about entrenching their position and to limit (or eliminate) political opposition. With their media propaganda machines, most especially FOX News, people buy their BS that it’s all the fault of Obama (and Obamacare) in particular, and “liberals” in general.

  8. charliekane

    charliekane said, over 2 years ago

    Nailed ‘em on all counts, S’boy!

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