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Tom Toles

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Tea Party Congressman Scott DesJarlais will just eat the trail of crumbs.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Republicans are now accusing Democrats of trying to shut down the government.
    Should we infer from that, that Republicans believe shutting down the government is a bad thing?
    Side question: How many Republican legislators ran on a platform of shutting down the government?
    And, of course, the same question that birthers seem afraid to touch: Is Rafael ‘Ted’ Cruz constitutionally eligible to be president of the U.S.?

  3. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago

    What do you call it when a group of people with “malice aforethought” purposefully shut down the government, depriving 1,800,000 people of their paychecks in the middle of a depressed and high-unemployment economy, because no other dirty trick has been effective in preventing a duly-enacted law from going fully into effect, a law that has already saved lives or will assuredly save many more? What would the Democrats have been called if they had done this to stop some piece of Republican legislation or action?

    I try to keep an open mind. I try to understand various sides. I try not to get sucked into the maelstrom of polarization that has done so much harm in this country. But this! I may not always vote for Democrats (if there were better choices I never would) , but as long as the Republican Party remains what it is today, I not only will find it hard to vote for even a “good” Republican, I will find it hard to forgive anyone who does. Saying that the Democrats are equally responsible for this debacle is like saying that someone who refuses to hand over his wallet to a robber deserves what he gets.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago


    Well, Doughfoot given that Reid and the Democrat senate has now rejected over half a dozen continuing resolutions, rejected having a joint conference committee, and publically stated that the ONLY thing he will accept (and Obama is saying the EXACT same thing) is a “Clean” resolution that fully funds Obamacare it is the Democrats and only the Democrats that are being intransigent on the budget.
    As for “…preventing a duly-enacted law…” from going into effect how many laws is Obama illegally or otherwise ignoring? A good example of that is his stance on illegal immigration with selective enforcement. That is ignoring duly enacted law as but one example.

    So, someone with a truly open mind would see that both sides are responsible for the mess today and that the Democrats are somewhat moreso simply because they refuse to negotiate at all.

  5. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 3 years ago

    gop is a party that is unable to govern. they take full blame for this mess. would not be surprised if speaker bohner loses the speakership. he can’t even do his own job.

  6. Barc O'Dez

    Barc O'Dez said, about 3 years ago

    Alarmists beware. Non-essential government services will be put on furlough. Government employees get a paid vacation. The web-cam of the panda at the national zoo is turned off. It’s all a dog-and-pony show designed to throw muck at the other side. Meanwhile the fat cats go out dining and drinking, lift their heads up and say “has enough time passed yet?” I for one welcome a little shut-down of non-essential government services. Maybe we’ll see just how truly non-essential they are.

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah, you did. It was on another thread.
    If you’ve given one somewhere, I’ve missed yours.
    I’ve also missed all the other birthers when they weighed in.
    I noticed you also avoided the other two questions.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    “but the good news is the libs will get their welfare payments.”
    You mean like 20% of the population of that hotbed of liberalism, Alabama?

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    The NY Daily News sums it all up for you:

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Let see they get a lot more money to buy votes with, they get the employer mandate postponed while the individual mandate continues, they get control of what 1/7 of the entire economy and control of just about everything for the rest of our lives. Yeah the Republicans are the bad guys.

  11. Mike Rossi

    Mike Rossi said, about 3 years ago

    Who cares if Cruz missle is eligible?!? The question should be about electability and that rocket isn’t leaving the launch pad. What’s interesting with this whole GovMent shut down is those holding out in Congress really have nothing to fear. Gerrymandered districts almost guarantee the current party in power in that district will remain in power. So those of us outside those districts who are less than thrilled with what’s going on don’t have any election recourse. That brings me back to that bottle rocket Cruz. Republicans are just damaging themselves when it comes to elections where they’re not the dominate party. Presidential and Senatorial elections are just those kinds of elections. Republican Congressmen (and woman) are killing their colleagues chances because disgruntled voters can take out their wrath in a venue where their vote makes a difference. It’s plain as day to me that the White House and Senate will remain in Democratic hands so long as Republicans in Congress continue their current behavior. Crus doesn’t stand a snowballs chance in hell!

  12. wbr

    wbr said, about 3 years ago

    bho and reid got their wish granted ___ gov is shut down // what congress should do is pass what they agree on

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Wrong then, wrong now.

  14. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 3 years ago

    Boehner won’t put it to an up-or-down vote because he knows he’d lose that, so his party is pulling the “you’re making us beat you up” ploy that was so popular in schoolyards around the country.

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    OK, fair enough. Your opinion is that he’s eligible and your point of view is not that of a birther.

    I haven’t seen any experts even being asked, nor any court rulings.
    The Constitution specifies that only a natural born citizen may hold the office.
    Rafael Cruz was a Canadian citizen at birth. His renunciation does not make him a natural born citizen and neither does possession of an American passport.
    Since you claim not to be a birther, I won’t bother you about this any more. We’ll disagree on his eligibility, but the courts will rule on that if it becomes necessary.
    But, still, the birthers (not you) are absolutely silent.

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