Steve Kelley by Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Gotta point there.

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Harry’s in the Senate. I would agree though the House run by Republicans is a huge problem.

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The problem is the voter, they keep sending their local jerks back to Congress. The whole idea is they are supposed to go to Washington and figure out how to compromise and do what is right for the country, not just campaign for re-election.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Back at ya!
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    But, if you look at things more closely, people dispise Congress as a whole but generally like THEIR own Congress critter. What they hate is other people’s Congress critters.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    Morty, don’t forget that the Founders really did not want an efficient government. The “checks and balances” were intended to prevent tyranny. As we have become a larger player in a more rapidly-moving world, it has indeed become a bit more awkward as a concept.
    The increase in Presidential power is not, formally speaking, Constitutional; it has evolved. Every major war has increased the power of the Executive Branch, after which of course no one takes it back. Having said that, the President lacks the power of any random British Prime Minister, because the PM owns the votes of Parliament and the President (as the last few years have made clear) does not have any similar power in Congress.

  6. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, over 2 years ago

    No, Dingy Harry is the problem

  7. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    LLP’s, Left Leaning Progressives, idea of compromise is to do it their way.

  8. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey said, over 2 years ago

    Repeal the 17th Amendment direct election of Senators started this problem

  9. feanorr

    feanorr said, over 2 years ago

    It is NOT the voters. With gerrymandering and corporate sponsorship of congressmen, the voters have very little effect on who gets elected. The problem is the system. Remove gerrymandering and private funding of elections, and you will get a congress that people actually vote for.

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    DING DING DING!
    You are correct Sir!

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The “congressperson” does have a valid point. Much of our problem stems from the “local” voters saying “He/she may be a crook or idiot, but they’re MY crook or idiot!!” As a consequence, many of the worst of the worst keep getting elected, and retained! While some valid members, from BOTH sides still remain, the extremists, from either side, are the ones that need to go. That doesn’t mean always a “compromise” to every issue, but looking at both sides of REALITY and acting according to logic, not “party position”, is the valid way to assess members “performance” and retention.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ^Over 400 “filibusters”, yep, the Republicans have worked ever sooooo hard to make the Senate functional!!

  13. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Sam Levenson—It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.’"

  14. powaymojo

    powaymojo GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I hear my liberal friends counter my desire for Congressional term limits with this absurd ‘well we have elections’ argument. My counter is always something to this effect.

    Steve gets a bull’s eye on this one.

    Will not happen in my lifetime.

    Remember who is voting. You can recognize many of them by their well worn hand out.

  15. David

    David GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Right on, Steve! Right on! They have a 10% approval rating yet better than 80% of them get re-elected. Then we moan and groan that we have elected officials that don’t listen to us.
    Doing the same thing over and over will not produce a different result.

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