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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    And so many on the right aren’t even playing; with a full deck.

  2. Basqueian

    Basqueian said, 10 months ago

    Oh, but they play War with what cards they got. And Hide and Seek with anyone who actually wants them to show up.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Of our esteemed elected representatives, there is, of course, no left, there are only right and further right.


    And no, they’re not playing with a full deck, they’re playing with more than four jokers, so they and their employers (who pay via ‘campaign contributions’, or are they owners rather than employers?) all win all the time.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 10 months ago

    To keep the cards analogy going, with gerrymandering ( a tool of power grabbing used by both parties), Citizens United (a recognition of corporate entities as “People” despite the fact they cannot be treated the same as people when caught in wrong doing), Corporate control of media (where slant meets advertising dollars), legislators are now able to choose their voters instead of voters choosing their legislators The deck is stacked against the voter and the cards are marked. We can’t leave the table, and the dealer is backed up with laws and rules written in his favor.
    Unless voters attend the meetings where candidates are chosen, and regularly contact their legislators, voters will continue to be trod upon like powerless worms on the pavement after a rainstorm. Unless you have money or gumption, you will not be recognized as any thing more than another one of the parasites keeping legislators and their donors from accomplishing their goals.
    And do any of us REALLY know what those we support stand for? Shall we believe what they tell us, or our lying eyes? Shall we judge them by their works, or by their ability to prevent any kind of positive and long term policies from taking place?
    There is work to be done, and they are not doing it, and you are paying them wages and guaranteeing them a generous ‘retirement’ pkg for the privilege of being defrauded, cheated, and disregarded.
    If you haven’t written to your representatives… national AND state… please consider doing so. It wouldn’t hurt to write to the leadership of the parties either. Boehnor and Reid have not replied to any of my letters, but someone saw them and made a note on a piece of paper about where a voter stood on an issue. One note is a piece of straw. Ten thousand notes are a bale of hay.
    Drop some bales on these lazy, self serving, party loyalists(yes, BOTH parties). Bales are heavy. They will pay attention.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. mskemple

    mskemple said, 10 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    One of your best works R.T. I’d vote for you anytime! You are correct in stating that writing our reps does work , phone calls also are a method they use for estimating constituents reaction to issues , and emails , tweets etc… Citizen involvement is something this country has gotten too apathetic on , what with our busy lives and social demands. It is however the one and only tool we have and more people need to be doing their part. Her is a website that will at least get some a start on having contact information www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    So you’re saying right wing obstruction is a socialist plot?

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    No work, no pay.

  8. alise duhon

    alise duhon said, 10 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Bravo! Count mine as one of the few pieces of straw. Many folks are disengaged from politics and government, mainly due to the 30 year campaign by the GOP and their helpmates to convince the public that government is always the problem, never the solution. Cynicism is the life blood of the GOP. They know that if people were engaged and actually understood just what their agenda is, there would be no way that sane individuals will vote for them. Also, many people feel powerless, that there’s nothing they can do to change what they see happening all around them to the detriment of themselves and their friends and neighbors. However, as you so insightfully explained, there are many things that we can do and they do make a difference. We don’t have super PACs or bought and paid for legislators, but we can and must use the tools that we do have, the first and foremost being vote! Take it further and boycott, contact your representatives, volunteer for phone bank duty, sign petitions, use social media. These are tools that have been proven to work, just ask Rush Limbaugh or the Komen Foundation.

    The 1% have constructed their own separate world. We are invisible to them, except for those that maintain their homes and landscape their yards, raise their children and chauffer their limousines. We are no more than a line on their balance sheets, an expense that they do not want to pay. They don’t share our concerns and since they run the government, the government hasn’t cared about us, either. We can no longer afford to sit idly by while the 1% and their handmaidens in Congress and the courtier press continue to tear down the world in which the rest of us reside. Unless and until we make voices heard, the 1% will continue to control our government and thus our world. It’s past time we showed ourselves to them and their creatures in Congress. We must force them to pay attention with whatever means we have or accept a life that basically amounts to indentured servitude. There is no other choice.

  9. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    deerflatener, you change your name but not your content…except it is somewhat more unorganized than before your name change! What ever are you trying to say, man? Why not organize your thoughts and drop all your capitalized labels and say what you mean simply, clearly and logically? RT can provide an excellent template of how to do this for you, even if your ideas are different from his.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    “Roadkilll’s” content is straight from Robert Welch’s nappy, with an upgrade from his partner’s kids they want us to think is TEA, but the letter rhymes and comes earlier in the alphabet. JBS rhetoric doesn’t really recycle well decades later. Trying to make “world socialism/communism” over into “world Islam” is is also “not working” around most of the world, or even the country, but the “fear factor” from the “fear factory” won’t go away.

  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    All somebody has to do to fill that chamber with seriously involved Congress critters is say “I propose a bill that gives us a raise!”

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Jokers a right. Every TPR and those who decide to side with them like Boehner. Every Joker with a wrench they use liberally.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    The Left is all but gone in our country. That is just the Reich Wing extremists calling any who do not agree with them 100% as enemies of the state. Their conception of a state that is.
    -
    PPACA is Right Wing, the changes made to it were small, it is still a pay off to the Big 5 Health Insurance corps. The Socialist Party is where? Not in govt, not in any part of the political system. Only one was in Congress. You are shaking a doll and claiming it is a real danger. It isn’t. Not this time.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @alise duhon

    A nice assessment of Plutocrat machinations up to now. Only they aren’t finished. They want to get what they failed to do in 1934. They and their Dominionist allies have plans. Ugly plans.

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