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Tom Toles

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  1. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, over 3 years ago

    He’s doing that onhjs own!

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Gallup says Barry’s approval rating is only 46% now.
    Not even half of the “political climate” agrees with him.

  3. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    A Washington Post-ABC News/Washington poll last month found that 67 percent of Americans say that Republicans are doing “too little” to work with Obama.
    The survey gave Republicans in Congress an approval rating of 24 percent, compared to a 37 percent rating for Democrats. Obama’s approval recently hit a four-year high of 60 percent.
    Eric Cantor, the often combative second-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, sought on Tuesday to rebrand himself and his party…

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago


    And the Republican/ tea party misled House of Representatives of the Congress has a current approval rating of less than 10%. Which gives President Obama just about five times the approval rating of his intractable opponents!!

  5. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    Scumbag Elephant meme:
    “We’ll have a laser-like focus on jobs!”
    Spends entire congressional sessions on trying to repeal the ACA and trying to ban abortions.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    From “Politicians see voters as more conservative than they actually are” in “We see further evidence of elite misperceptions from a fascinating new study by David Broockman and Christopher Skovron. They conducted a survey in 2012 of thousands of state legislative candidates, asking them what they thought their constituents believed about such issues as same sex marriage and health care reform. Then they used a survey to determine constituent opinion on these same issues. What they found was that the politicians systematically misperceived their constituents’ views, believing them to be roughly ten points more conservative on both issues than they actually were. The effect was bigger for conservative candidates but still true for liberal ones.”
    Here is the study referenced:

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Nonsense. Far to the left is Hugo Chavez — and even he was not as far to the left as he could have been as he engaged with businesses. What passes for “left” in this country is moderate.
    Having said that, when you actually poll people on specific proposals, turns out a lot of them — Republicans AND Democrats — want the Progressive proposals! See this article in, of all things, Business Insider:

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    And how many support the Cons?
    The poll, released today, shows that 47 percent of Americans identify with or lean toward the Democrats, with only 42 percent saying the same of Republicans. The advantage to the Democrats is slightly lessened when leaners are removed (31 percent identify as Democrats, with 28 saying the same of Republicans). However, the thin numerical advantage Democrats enjoy among independents is likely to cause more concern for worry. From Gallup’s press release:

    Americans last year continued their trend toward greater political independence. The 40% who initially identified as political independents matched the record high from 2011. That is particularly notable, given that the usual pattern is for the percentage of Americans identifying as independents to decline in a presidential election year. In each of the last four presidential election years, dating back to 1996, the percentage of independents was lower than in the year prior to the election.

    The increase in political independence has led to a reduction in Democratic and Republican identifiers, with the percentage of core Democrats and Republicans currently in the lower range for the past 25 years. In fact, 2012 marked the sixth consecutive year that less than 30% of Americans identified as Republicans. This includes 2010, when Republicans made huge gains in the midterm congressional elections.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That should be “leaders” not “leaners.”

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    You mean like the Democrats by keeping people poor.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Oh; I have seen way to much of that!

  12. corzak

    corzak said, over 3 years ago

    “Please show us where any elephant spent an entire congressional session trying to ban abortions.”

    Well, you can look at these:

    Abortion-related bills 112th Congress 2011/12 – 65 specifically regarding abortion or with abortion-related amendments added.

    Abortion-related bills 113th Congress – 16 so far.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Please show us where any elephant spent an entire congressional session trying to ban abortions. But you are living in the past.
    BTW, the ACA is going to bankrupt us.”

    The ‘elephants’ have figured out that they can do far more to deny legal abortion at the state level, but as corzak showed, that hasn’t stopped Congressional Republicans from wasting time on the issue.

    Healthcare costs are going to bankrupt us. It doesn’t matter if we pay out of pocket, through private insurance or through Medicare/Medicaid. The trajectory of healthcare costs is simply unsustainable. So far the public options have done a much better job of holding down costs than private insurers.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Like your pals on Capital Hill, you’re making a big mistake if you think that if Obama fails, you win.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    In other news, after slashing the budget for family planning services, Texas Republicans saw a big jump in the number of births that will cost taxpayers $273 million. They are quietly trying to restore $100 million to the family planning budget. I’m guessing their polls also showed most of the babies will grow up to vote Democrat.

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