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Steve Breen

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  1. Zipi

    Zipi said, almost 2 years ago

    Isn’t “Hope” what got us into this mess four years ago?

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @Zipi

    Actually, no. But since you brought it up, I can tell you this: whenever someone mentions to me how poorly Mr. Obama has done his job, and this started the day after his inauguration, I challenge them to look me in the eye and tell me that John McCain would have been a better president. To this day, no one has.

    Now, look me in the eye and tell me Mitt Romney would be a better president. Can’t do it, can you?

  3. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, almost 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Yes I can. At least with Romney, we would have a president that could negotiate with Congess, rather than “my way only.”

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    I love the cartoon as I believe in hope, not as a political slogan, but as a way to get through bad days. Last year at this time, my wife had cervical stenosis- creeping paralysis. She lost sensation in her extremities from the neck down and had to be wheeled in a chair from place to place. The surgeon said if all he did was keep it from getting worse, the surgery would be a success. She is now walking up to two miles and goes to hydro therapy provided by our medical insurance.
    Hope that we would get to this place got us through the darkest moments last year. Hope for continuing improvement in both of our lives keeps us working for established goals. Hope for enlightenment, respectful neighbors, and a brighter future for all makes me type these words and others in hope, a mind or a heart will be opened and an angry voice will find a more respectful tone with which to debate an opinion.
    As far as December 25th goes, Jesus didn’t ask people to remember him on this birthday, he asked people remember the example he set. He didn’t tell us to remember the day of his death. He told us to love God, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. In fact, the only time he asked to be remembered was when we ate or drank, and even then, he only asked that of his followers, not everyone. I am certain, he would not approve of the shopping festival our culture has wrapped around this alleged anniversary of his birth. If we see him on the other side, we can ask him about that. Until then,
    I “HOPE” you all have a safe holiday season, a fun and safe New Year’s eve, & all that life can offer you.
    Respectfully,
    & Hopefully,
    C.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “Now, look me in the eye and tell me Mitt Romney would be a better president. Can’t do it, can you?”

    You both make my point. That’s why I voted for Gary Johnson. Both Obama and Romney IMHO are very much the same. Bottom line they both grow the size of government and spending goes up. The republicans are dinosaurs when it comes to social issues and the democrats show even less fiscal responsibility than the republicans. Too much K street money is influencing both parties and the American people are the ones that suffer under the delusion that Washington has their best interests at heart.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    Obama has shown fiscal responsibility by suggesting that the Bush tax cuts, which were never fiscally responsible, expire. This is politically difficult. The Republicans have proposed cutting NOTHING except tax rates. Oh, and food stamps, because America is not mean enough to the poor. Romney? His plan was to vastly increase spending in the military, cut stuff he wouldn’t name because he wasn’t going to cut it anyway, but lower tax rates. Really? That’s no different from Obama?

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @Tax Man

    That thought crossed my mind. Obviously, there would be less antagonism from the Republicans in Congress if there was a Republican in the White House.

    However, I don’t see it as a negotiation issue. I think he would just march to the same orders that Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell do. Remember when the Wisconsin governor went to bust the public-sector unions. Mr. Romney was asked to comment. He said it was a state issue. The next day, he said he whole-heartedly supported the governor’s moves. Sure sounds like someone told him what to say.

    Another example, the Blunt amendment, that would allow employers to not allow contraceptive coverage in their health plan. Again, Mr. Romney was asked if he supported it or was against it, and again he did not commit until later that same day, when he emphatically agreed.

    And this one goes to Mickey’s point that Obama and Romney are alike: I gave much thought to the idea of voting for Mr. Johnson, as I agreed much more with his views than with either other candidate. I did realize, however, that—like it or not—a third-party candidate has absolutely no chance of winning. In the end, I remembered Mr. Romney’s quote: “Corporations are people, my friend”, and realized he would be nominating Supreme Court justices that would have similar misguided thinking, and that cemented my vote.

    Among other reasons….

    Lastly, to C. Downs: I am glad your wife has had such a dramatic recovery. You seem like a very caring individual, and your posts are always reasoned and hopeful, in contrast to many posts which basically say how horrible everything has to become.

    Happy holidays to you and yours, and everyone else who reads this. Hope you make it through the drunk-driving season safely, and we can hope that next year will be more prosperous, and therefore less contentious.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Uh oh, the world didn’t end, now I have to pay off the credit cards I bought the Christmas presents with.

  9. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    So both dates are equally well researched?

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Maybe we have the whole day. Post tomorrow and we’ll know for sure.

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Tax Man

    ‘At least with Romney, we would have a president that could negotiate with Congess, rather than “my way only.”’
    -
    Boehner doesn’t seem to be negotiating with Congress very well either.

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    The cartoon was NOT taking about politics, but neither did Christ himself. It was talking about the hope of the Birth of Christ as opposed to the end of the world supposedly predicted by the Mayans. If you can not understand that, then you will never understand spiritual things. And instead of being angry with you I should try to extend true spiritual love to you!

    So, have a truly wonderful and thoughtful Christmas!

  13. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, almost 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    Happy Festivus! Only 2 more days…

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    Feliz poutine.

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    I spoke to Utnapishtim the other day, and he said the end of the world isn’t so bad. It’s waking up the day after that’s the tough part.

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