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Tom Toles

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Well, it is pushing a dead weight.

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 1 year ago

    Still unable to keep track of your side trout?

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 1 year ago

    All things seek their own level.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Decisions, decisions.


    As I understand it, Boehner has enough votes to approve the Senate bill and keep the government going for another six weeks, but if he does, he’ll be booted out as Speaker.


    After the shutdowns of ’95 and ’96, Clinton was re-elected by a much bigger plurality than he won in ’92, and the Republicans lost seats (but still kept majorities in the Congress). So Boehner figures a shutdown will really hurt the Republican Party in ’14, but no shutdown will really hurt Boehner in ’13.


    What to do? What to do?

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    The Republicans are sabotaging the law of the land, something approved by most Americans, the Congress in a perfectly legal manner, signed by the President, and validated as Constitutional by the Supreme Court.
    No matter how much some of you rightwingers hate this, you should know this is true. They are nothing but saboteurs, and it isn’t even for some noble principle — it is for personal political gain, no more, and to prevent a law they know will be successful and popular.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    " it is for personal political gain, no more, …."

    I think there is a little weakness in your argument, motive. Even though D.C. sometimes seems to be an isolated enclave of insanity, they do peek out to check what the polls say. From what I’ve seen, 72% to 80% of those polled (depending on the poll) are showing objection to the Republican strategy of government shutdown. Those numbers are way, way outside any margin of error and with multiple polls reporting numbers like those above, the probability of a polling anomaly are near zero. With poll numbers like these, I think the Republican reasoning isn’t for political gain. They are currently shooting themselves in both feet. I am curious as to what the reasons are for the path they have taken.

  7. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 1 year ago

    Not only do the Republicans know that the law will (eventually) be very popular, they publicly admit it! Which of course makes this bizarre situation even more bizarre. (And Uncle Sam better watch out for elephant droppings besides everything else………)

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Well the Democrat wedge (a wedge being the simplest tool known to man) he is pushing that elephant up keeps getting steeper.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    You’re essentially right, and it’s a kind of fanaticism we’ve seen before driving all of this. Anyone who doesn’t march in perfect lockstep can look forward to a bayonet in the back from his “peers”.
    How long until we hear Ted Cruz asking “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Democratic Party of the United States”?

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Wasn’t it the Republicans who foolishly tried to roll back a law supported by the Supreme Court 42 times. Why do you continue to throw stones at your own glass house but claim it is your enemy’s?

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    You mistake is in calling Ted Cruz stupid. He isn’t. Never under estimate your opponent.

  12. jackson49

    jackson49 said, about 1 year ago

    tea party issue for their “constituents”, pass bills so that “cost plus” military contractors get paid…everything else is “big is baaaaaaaaaaaaad” script. (see tory sarin palin)

    As torys they do not know they are unpaid bit agents..wrapped in flags, and ‘informed’ by 1864 ‘economics; their ’freedoms’ to buy or sell anyone or anything…they attack the FORMS and size of the Republic, not the content.

    Just who put a bilion dollar short on the u.s. dollar last week?

  13. Obviously_Wrong

    Obviously_Wrong said, about 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    Do you play Buzzword Drinking Games?

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    Dude have yhou taken a look at your Avatar?

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    @lichtentunes

    Dude see if this helps:

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