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Tom Toles

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    No. Obama is not fleeing scandals on good reports of the economy. He is driving purposefully according to plan while the GOP wants to run some new made up scandals past him.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Slow and steady wins the race.

  3. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I wish all people had been reading up on ecology since silent spring was published back in the,, 70’s or 80’s.

    It’s hard to know why some people want to keep believing out water supply wont run out,don’t care if our rivers look like mud at best,And don’t care that we are falling so far behind, we need to get up to speed with Germany, France, and many others who are doing better for our earth.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @Wabbit

    “….silent spring was published back in the,, 70’s or 80’s.”

    I couldn’t remember when it was published either so I looked it up-September 27, 1962. I thought it was in the ’70’s.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @Darsan54

    “… new made up scandals…”

    At this late date and as much information as has become available from sources other that politicians, I don’t understand how you can continue to insist that these “scandals” are made up.

  6. avarner

    avarner said, about 1 year ago

    Sorry, no basis in fact for this “toon.” The economy is actually horrible. From CBS for you libs:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57587033/wealth-of-most-americans-down-55-since-recession/

    The only reason stocks are up, is because it takes more of our greatly devalued dollars to buy stocks. Ditto – gold silver or almost anything else. They are printing 45+ BILLION $$ every month out of thin air….

    I do like the way Mr Toles draws though :O)

  7. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 1 year ago

    @avarner

    The economy is weak at best. With hands tied behind his back by the good ol’ GOP, that is hardly surprising. At least it is not in a coma any more, as it was when he first came to office. The “Tax Cuts plus State Government Bail-Out” Bill, otherwise known as the “Stimulus” did some good, and the business cycle has done some.

    But Avarner has got it wrong. A weaker dollar isn’t great if you’re vacationing in Europe, but an overvalued dollar kills exports, promotes imports (and thus overseas jobs, not America ones). And as long as interest rates and inflation continue LOW as they are (in spite of FIVE years of conservative rhetoric declaring run-away inflation and ruinous interest rates are just around the corner) an increased money supply is a GOOD thing.

    But as to the toon being based on fact, well, it kind of is. People THINK the economy is getting better (which is a good thing in itself) and the overblown ‘scandals’ aren’t getting the traction the GOP wants them to have.

    Everybody knows that people, in or our of government, will screw up from time to time, and everybody knows that people, in or out of government, will try to evade blame for their screw-ups. It is only when you think that the people making mistakes are BAD that you start seeing their mistakes and evasions as something more than stuff for political satirists to make fun of.

    You want a scandal? Where’s the outrage in the GOP for the culture of RAPE that seems to becoming endemic in the military? Ah, but that scandal can’t be blamed on the administration, and God forbid that our sainted “troops” or their commanders should be held accountable.

    On a side note having nothing to do with the cartoon: Any idea what percentage of career military are Republican? About 4 Times as many soldiers call themselves Republican than call themselves Democrats. A great many enlisted personnel call themselves moderate, independent and so forth, but two third of all officers, majors and above, are Republicans and consider themselves conservative or very conservative. In conservative circles, serving your country is a disgrace and a shame — unless it involves wearing a uniform. If no uniform is involves, then you are just part of the “bloated government bureaucracy.” But wear a uniform, and, well, everything’s different. Just up the road, there is a whole retirement community, and a lovely and luxurious retirement community at that, exclusively for former military officers. They are almost all conservative republicans, and every last one of them lives on a government pension, and a great many of them never had a paycheck in their lives that didn’t come from Uncle Sam. If that’s not irony, I don’t know what it.

  8. Bilword

    Bilword said, about 1 year ago

    I hope he ran over the elephant’s toes too.

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 1 year ago

    Good post Doughfoot. I found this true when I was active duty and see it yet today. Conservative enlisted received help in voting while Liberals were forgotten. Fraternazitation between officers and enlisted of course was and is forbidden, however ignored between male officers and female enlisted.
    I once called for the reduction of our overseas bases as the service man is one of the worst diplomats we can have in foreign nations. Some of the worst discrimination I have witnessed was between servicemen and and locals. “I AM AN AMERICAN. YOU ARE SH_T!”

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Where are the magic green jobs? Obama has failed the economy. The stock market is on a bubble pumped up by fed money. Unemployment numbers are false. More and more are on food stamps, disability or just plain dropped out. Full time jobs are harder and harder to come by and part time jobs are being limited to under 30 hours a week as a direct result of Obamacare. So yeh, Obama is getting away with a false narrative on the economy as a whole.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Of course he is driving away, he knows nothing about what got him elected, nothing I tell you. after 5 o clock he is up in his part of the white house and knows nothing…. IRS? he did not meet with anyone about that, nothing, Fast and what something about guns.. nothing.. and Obama is mad mad he will tell you and he will track them down just like that YouTube guy and heads will roll.

  12. Kim0158

    Kim0158 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Bwahahahaaha! Clearly this toon is a joke, because the economy sucks.

  13. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    It’s clear that capitalism has completely failed to provide sufficient decent paying jobs for far too many people. And so has just about every other economic system that’s been tried so far. I don’t know if something better will come next, but if not, sooner or later, the you-know-what is going to hit the fan, and all of us will get splattered with it.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    Ya the economy is GREAT!

    Who are you kidding Toles?
    50 million people on food stamps, the highest % of able-bodied Americans in history not working, the highest “disabled” pecentage ever and the average household income decreasing every year. Sounds peachy!

    Or do you liberals now only care about “The greedy fat cats” on Wall Street?

  15. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    are you aware that when he started cash for clunkers ford chrysler and gm had no cars on the lot so to get the deal you had to buy toyotas. and the with all the used cars being junked the cost of used cars shot up

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