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Steve Kelley

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  1. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    No, Stevenson. That’s Obama, not Boehner, so unlikely to be on a golf course. The reference is to the fact that everyone wanted to shut down Gitmo, until Obama made it a priority, at which point the cowards in congress decided that they hate Obama more than they love justice.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Don’t remind him… It’s on his “To Do” list and somebody will get around to it eventually…

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago


  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    Didn’t you praise Cruz elsewhere? He specifically called for shutting down the government — he just didn’t and couldn’t do it.

  5. wbr

    wbr said, about 3 years ago

    the house passed C R and bho said he would shut gov down than see his pet project not paid for

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago


    His “pet project” is law of the land, passing Supreme Court muster. I don’t like much of it, and continue to advocate changes, but playing political-power games such as defunding legitimate law, using the entire US economy as a pawn in the game, is unacceptable. You want a law? Write one, and get people to vote on it. Don’t use it to dare anyone to shut down the country so you can try to make your political party “look better” than the other one.
    Here’s an idea: de-fund Congress. Send them all home and have a special election to replace them all, with the proviso that all laws enacted by Congress, PAST, present, and future, apply to all citizens equally. Then you might get Congressmen who (at least appear to) care about their constituents.

  7. coffee_mom11

    coffee_mom11 said, about 3 years ago


    And is Gitmo shut down today. . um no . .. because the big “O” loves to talk up his base and has zero plans for actions of any kind.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago


    That may be one reason, subject to interpretation. Another is the fact (no interpretation here) that there have been laws passed denying the ability to try the prisoners on US soil or to imprison them on US soil. This was done specifically to keep Guantanamo open, although the only reason I can see for doing so is to make Obama look bad. Since keeping Gitmo open is a festering open sore in terms of how the world views our lip-service of freedom and the rule of law, it appears our lawmakers care more about making Obama fail to keep his promises than about how we can function in diplomacy. Sad, but this is only one example.

    Do not mistake me: I do not feel Obama is a saint. On the other hand, he is not the Anti-Christ, either. And he alone cannot close Gitmo. The longer it’s open, the more we look untrustworthy to others, and they are justified in that assessment.

    Gitmo should never been opened. “Enemy Combatants” is a category that should never have been accepted. If for no other reason, we should have considered how our cavalier disregard for the rule of law will impact our service personnel in hostile countries.

  9. wbr

    wbr said, about 3 years ago

    dear play it is also law of the land that a fence be built along the mexico border // where is it?

  10. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah, I remember Gitmo. The Republicans opened it, and then, when Obama wanted to close it, they refused to allow the prisoners to be moved anywhere else.
    You’re right — they’re intent on screwing up everything.

  11. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    I see no equivalence here. None. Shutting down Gitmo, or not, is a single military decision. The decision to shut down the US government has local, national and international implications. It ENCOMPASSES the military decision a 1000 times over, and is the product of an ideology that prizes anarchy over democratic governance. Very few people, including Mr. Kelley, will enjoy the anarchy when, and if, it arrives.

  12. jerry6665

    jerry6665 said, about 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    excellent points all. those who drink the fox koolaid, however, won’t open their eyes enough to see the truth.
    and, I was a republican before this congressional mess of a tea party kindergarten took over the party.
    obama was elected. twice. despite the multi-million$ thrown at him to lose. get over it and start (yes, my fellow gop-ers – YOU) working FOR our country instead of whining and working against obama!
    thank you_

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