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Stuart Carlson

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  1. Glenn

    Glenn said, almost 3 years ago

    “Dirty Harry” Reid: The Tea Party kept asking him to “make his day” so he did. Good one Harry!

  2. Mbezdek

    Mbezdek said, almost 3 years ago

    Good ’toon

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Despite our “locals” here and their vehemence, many surveys are showing folks have become disgusted with Republican abuses of the “system”, and screwing over the country, and the people, just to “win their point”. If, as it should, the ACA gets straightened out by October, and we do get out of Afghanistan, (don’t like keeping troops there though, even if we, like Russia, do want forward bases there), stay out of Iraq and other involvements, and jobs keep improving as they have, and the “market” keeps viable, as it’s been doing, the Republicans SHOULD be “toast” in 2014. The problem is that would require some decent candidates and a truly informed public, not easy.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    Democracy requires that the people and the representatives of the people VOTE, not jiggle and jive to STOP the people and their representatives from voting. Big News Flash: it appears democracy is not the Republicans preferred form of government.

  5. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, almost 3 years ago


    I don’t understand the problem here. The Constitution says that the Senate has to offer “advice and CONSENT” for presidential judicial nominations. By announcing they were going to filibuster ***all*** of Obama’s picks no matter what their qualifications, and actually doing that, the Senate Republicans were defying the Constitution for nothing more than a perceived political gain. That is why this had to be done.

  6. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, almost 3 years ago

    You make the assumption that the Republicans would not simply get rid of the filibuster themselves if they regained control of the Senate. Since they’ve already shown a disregard of the Constitution by refusing to comply with the Advise and Consent clause, I sincerely doubt they’d have any hesitation to get rid of the filibuster (which isn’t in the Constitution anyway) if it served their purposes. Thus, the Democrats have lost nothing by doing it now, and have gained much.

    If the Republicans truly believe that the filibuster should be returned to the travesty they’ve made it, they can certainly reinstall it if they gain power…unless they’re a bunch of hypocrites.

  7. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, almost 3 years ago

    “everything the republicans have done is within the purview of the US Constitution”

    Jeff, does the Constitution give the president the power to nominate judges? If so, by blocking not just unsuitable candidates, but every candidate, the Republicans nullified that power. Nomination becomes meaningless if the Republicans abuse the filibuster to turn down the nominee before the nominee is even chosen. So, using your vast Constitutional scholarship, tell me again how “everything the republicans have done is within the purview of the US Constitution”?

  8. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, almost 3 years ago

    Why, do you think he’d be running against Obama, which is what the poll was based on? Good luck with that.

  9. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, almost 3 years ago

    What a vapid statement. Why don’t you tell us instead why you think WMConelly’s statement wasn’t true? The Republicans in the Senate were blocking a vote on all of Obama’s nominations, and said they were going to continue to do so. WMConelly correctly pointed this out. You were obviously unable to refute him, so instead you hid behind a mindless falsehood.

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