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Tom Toles

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    Luckily America voted for a Republican Congress to stop him.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    In actuality, (and once again) you are wrong. Although some 1 million more Americans throughout this country voted for Democratic Congress People instead of Republicans in the House of Representatives, due to the gerrymandering of congressional districts the Republicans held on to their majority in the House of Representatives. Although that majority did manage to lessen somewhat.

    The Senate however, is a much truer representation of just what the American voter thought of the Republican Party in general, and the ultra conservative (just say “NO!” to everything the federal government does) Tea Party types in particular. It is almost impossible to gerrymander an entire state, so this is a far more representative governing group that the House of Representatives is.

    Many Republican pundits (especially of FOX) had predicted that the Republicans were originally going to take over the Senate as well. However, the American people had other ideas, and the Republicans actually lost seats in that body.

    Further, if the Republicans remain just a party of “no” under all circumstances, they will lose it all in 2014. I have noticed that the new Congress seems far more willing already to compromise. Or at least the Republican leadership does at any rate. The witness to this is their attempt to pass legislation that would raise the National Debt limit as even they now know that the credit of the US is at stake here. Heck, I am quite happy with their also wanting to even forgo their own pay if they can not reach a more equitable and permanent solution to the debt problem in some three months after the bill is signed into law.

    Now, I wait to see how the entire Congress will vote on this most important legislation. While I am far from certain that sanity on this issue will prevail, I am at least hopeful at any rate!!

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 4 years ago


    Actually, the majority of Americans voted to send Democrats to the House of Representatives. But GOP state houses and Gerry Mander prevented the ouster of the the GOP house of representatives. This is why the GOPpies are glad to chant that America is a republic not a democracy. In a democracy they would have lost their control of the house. So, stictly speaking, America (i.e. the people) did not elect a Republican congress.

  4. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Love the “projections”. Thanks for reminding us how badly Shrub screwed us over. If we’re lucky at all, the House will come to its senses and realize how much they have hindered our recovery. BTW: passing a bill telling the Senate to cut its pay, even though they also said they’d cut theirs, is unconstitutional, as that document says EACH house sets its own rules. If they’d have passed it as a resolution, that would be different. Political gimmickry!

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    The R’s were as rude to Mr. Obama in 2009 as the D’s under Pelosi were to the Repubs. Despite Howgozit’s suggestion yesterday I was wrong to say Mr. Obama had sought bipartisanship and had offered concessions that was part of the reason so few independents and even D’s came out in 2010. Now, Mr. Obama is in his last term and therefore has nothing to lose, even though we, the people, have a lot if these two parties don’t become Americans instead of D’s and R’s. It is my opinion that Mr.Obama’s new energy will energize D’s and Independents who agree with him in 2014, but will equally energize R’s and independents who find his agenda threatening. We can be certain that billions will be spent in newspapers, tv stations, and computer websites by "corporate “People” who will invest in the candidate who most represents their agendas.
    It won’t be boring. Painful, but not boring.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    The apologies never happened.
    If you don’t believe Snopes and Politifact and Askdotcom how about CNN?

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago


    America also re-elected him, which doesn’t make much sense if we wanted to stop him.

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    When people you know send all of those chain emails, and you write back and say 95% of those emails are false, and give a citation, then over time you don’t get those emails anymore.

  9. corzak

    corzak said, almost 4 years ago

    These people . . . with their “Luckily America voted for a Republican Congress” . . . is amazing, especially when the Republican Party itself boasts of its gerrymandering success in winning the House, despite losing the vote:

    “Republicans enjoy a 33-seat margin in the U.S. House seated yesterday in the 113th Congress, having endured Democratic successes atop the ticket and over one million more votes cast for Democratic House candidates than Republicans.”

    REDMAP 2012 Summary Report

  10. tygrkhat40

    tygrkhat40 said, almost 4 years ago

    All politicians are as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

  11. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 4 years ago

    I miss Randolph Itch.

  12. californicated1

    californicated1 said, almost 4 years ago

    I didn’t vote for a Republican Congress and neither did the rest of my neighbors here in Livermore, Alameda County, US Congressional District 15 (Eric “That F#@!ing Punk” Swalwell), California.

    My ballot did not have a single Republican candidate running for that office—just two f&^%ing Democrats and that this election for this seat was anything but “democratic” given how the election was limited only to the top two candidates from the primary and no space allowed for a “write-in” candidate.

  13. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I favor Progressive Liberals ‘pursuing their vision of happiness’. It is in our Declaration of Independence.
    I would Not object to them creating a private foundation that anyone can contribute to. It’s purpose would be to pay for all the initiatives that are beyond a National Balanced Budget.
    Democrats could campaign for donations just like they build PACs. There are lots of well-to-do Republicans that would be willing to give money. Progressives can run the programs exactly like they want with No pressure to compromise. If the foundation can find lenders, then they could even go into debt to progress even further.
    Key word: ‘voluntary’. No More Use of Other People’s Money.

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago

    @Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Then why don’t you complain about the GOP which sank our economy, and gave us astronomical debt by fighting three wars? Let THEM fund their own escapades.

  15. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 4 years ago

    “The electoral college only applies to the President. All the others are popular vote. And who is Gerry Mander?”
    I hope this is sarcasm and I just don’t get it.
    If not, you a) didn’t understand Doughfoot’s comment, and b) don’t understand how state voting districts that elect US House members are formed.

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