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Tom Toles

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I guess Toles and the rest of the Dems haven’t been paying attention. Republicans don’t want to shut down the government, only Obamacare. If the government is shut down now it will be because of Reid and/or Obama wants it all or nothing. We’re compromising, they’re NOT!

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    ^Well, the Republicans only want half. . . wits.

  3. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, about 1 year ago

    @PianoGuy24

    So it will be the Dems’ fault for not giving the Republicans what they want, even though they LOST?

  4. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @jnik23260

    So…you’re saying you don’t believe in checks and balances in government?

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    The ACA is a first step toward universal health care. We should have had universal health care from the beginning of the USA. The fact that we don’t is a disgrace. The rest of the world has left us in the dust. USA, third world country.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    The republican leadership backed down today. Way too much to be lost by continuing the insanity.
    The loose cannons are still shrieking, but it is over.
    .
    Stay loose pianoguy. you been hung out to dry.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Perhaps the reasonable people in the Republican Party would do well to remember just what the same thing did for Bill Clinton in 1996, and worse, what it did for the Republican Party and Newt Gingrich!!

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    For the sake of the Republican Party, I certainly hope that cooler heads will prevail!! All the current political pols show decisively that they and not neither president Obama nor the Democrats would take the big hit in 2014 (that would be reserved for the general Republican Party). Sorry about that ultra cons, but that is the simple political truth of the situation!!


    If there are problems with the ACA program, then these people should attempt a compromise, and make changes to the present bill. But they are not going ot just abolish it and then have to start over, for the sakes of the 50 million Americans that do not have any kind of health care if nothing else. And remember, even though they do not have health care, most of them can still vote!!

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    The 2010 House promised to make Obama a one term president. They failed, but they’re not quitters, they know they just have to try, try again, and try harder. If they shut down the government, I’m sure that will ensure that Obama is a two-term president, and that he will be forced out of office in the 2016 elections! Success goes to those who don’t know the meaning of the word ‘quit’ (and that’s just one of the many words the Republicans don’t know—I’m sure many of the commentators here can add to the list).

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @PianoGuy24

    So…you’re saying you don’t believe in checks and balances in government?

    The ACA was made law & declared constitutional by the SCOTUS. The Senate will not vote for the House bill, the President will not sign the House bill. The House GOP was fully aware of this, yet they wasted time on this with the clock ticking on a government shutdown.

    Sounds like you don’t believe in checks & balances.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    The 2010 House promised to make Obama a one term president. They failed, but they’re not quitters, they know they just have to try, try again, and try harder.

    I believe Rep. Steve King just proposed a bill to send a ‘Presidenterminator’ back to 2012.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    The republican leadership backed down today. Way too much to be lost by continuing the insanity.

    I know the Senate GOP has declined to board the House GOP’s crazy train, but this means the bill will go back to the House with ACA funding re-instated. AFAIK, Boehner has not tipped his hand on how he will proceed. There are enough Republicans in the House who will vote for the bill, but Boehner can still prevent it from coming to a vote.

    This is what it comes down to conservatives. You can pass a bill that will be agreed to by the Senate & the President, or you shut down government. Hope it’s worth it to you.

  13. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 1 year ago

    The GOP of course forget that the ACA, a law designed by the Heritage Foundation, was itself a compromise, and far too conservative for anyone who called himself liberal, and just about correct for anyone who is genuinely moderate. Nobody thinks it is perfect, and there are without doubt numerous ways it could be improved. But the “status quo ante” is never coming back. Eliminating the ACA, without replacing it with something better, will literally kill thousands of people, and in the end save a great deal of money. People without health insurance are a greater burden on society than those with it, even when society has to subsidize their coverage. Just as malnourished children are. The GOP, in their attempt to make the individual the be-all and end-all, always show themselves penny wise and a pound foolish. In the modern world we are infinitely more interconnected and interdependent than we were as “sturdy yeoman farmers” in the sort of patriarchal pre-industrial agrarian society that our Founding Fathers knew in which a free adult white man could expect to rule more-or-less absolutely over his empire of wife, children, and slaves.

    In 1787 there were maybe 4 million Americans, and few than 800,000 of them votes. Now we approach 320 million Americans, 250 million of them qualified to vote. Only a tiny fraction of them are or can be entrepreneurs and independent business operators. The 21st century requires something other than the horse-and-buggy government that seems to be the idea of much of the GOP who want to wipe away everything done since the time of Theodore Roosevelt.

    If anybody other than the GOP threatened to do what the GOP has been threatening to do, force the nation to default on its obligations, prevent the implementation of a law they did not like by blackmail, or compel the shutting down of the government, no one, including the GOP would call it politics or diplomacy: they would call it by much harsher names.

  14. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 1 year ago

    One does grow weary of the whines that the ACA or some other thing is unconstitutional. As the right is very fond of pointing out, the US is not a pure democracy, but a representative republic, in which the Constitution limits the powers of both the people and the government. And by the very terms of that Constitution, it is neither the majority of the people nor any administration who get to decide whether this, that, or the other is constitutional. That power is vested in the Supreme Court. Period. The Constitution means what they say it means. According to the Constitution. So you can oppose their rulings AND oppose the Constitution, but you cannot defend the one and oppose the other. I am not saying the court is infallible. I am saying the Constitution treats the court as infallible. It provides no remedy but a later court. The justices determine the meaning of the Constitution, even when they change their minds! If that doesn’t appeal to you, Thomas Jefferson and others of the Founding Fathers would agree. So whatever else it is, the ACA is constitutional, as are most current gun control laws, and all the rest of it.

  15. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    …but it funds the running of the govt… just not … oh I see the MSM just prints lies.

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