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  1. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, 6 months ago

    …not exactly U.S. patriots.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 6 months ago

    I see Barry The Great Excuse is already blaming the 2 week shutdown for the inevitable 2 year continuation of his disastrous first 5 years.
    Obviously Barry already told his minions like Tommy Trolls to just blame all his failures on the Tea Party.
    His low-info supporters will drink it up.

  3. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    let’s hope the Gopidiots don’t recover for a long while

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The Tea Party went into the shutdown with no realistic goals. They did not have the votes to stop the ACA, but promised their base that they would do just that. They managed to get the House GOP leaders to go along, but should have realized the Senate & Obama were not going to yield on the ACA. Reagan was able to impose his agenda, despite the fact that Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress. Of course, both sides had a firm grasp on what was achievable back then.

    If they were decent politicians, the Tea Party Reps would have had a clear idea of what they would take in exchange for letting the government limp along till 2014. They didn’t & walked away with little to show. Maybe the saner folk in the GOP will prevail upon them to base their plans on what they can realistically extract from the Democrats. Maybe.

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 6 months ago

    It’s way more clever than you all think. They were playing “good gop vs. bad gop.” You’ll see.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    It’s hard to see what anyone (except mainstream Republicans) has to complain about. What Fox called the slimdown only damaged a small percentage of Americans. For most Americans, it was just an inconvenience. Many said they were totally unaffected.


    The Republican leadership said there would be no repeat of the refusal to pass the CR when it comes due. The McConnell plan is to make the CR renewal automatic, along with the debt ceiling, so, even if they only go out for 90 or 100 days, nothing can happen when the current CR expires and the current debt ceiling is approached.


    So everything is back to normalcy.

  7. SteepBumps

    SteepBumps said, 6 months ago

    No, they showed us they’re just mean.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    So last month… Toles: Just out of the loop…

  9. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, 6 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    You are talking about Professional (?) Politicians Joe.
    The only solid goal they have is to be reelected every 4 years. Other than that they fly by the seat of their pants.

  10. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, 6 months ago

    @capndunzzl

    more patriot than the other choice

  11. retpost

    retpost said, 6 months ago

    For the tea party strike1 was that O will not have a second term.
    Strike 2 stop ACA. Lets make strick 3 2014.

  12. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Most of those who describe themselves as strong supporters of the tea party movement appear to suffer from a psychosis called Delusional Disorder. The specific type is called the Persecutory Type, where they feel they are being malevolently treated in some way. These people hold strong beliefs that do not fit in with other people’s interpretation of reality. They may begin to act on these beliefs and this is normally when the illness comes to the attention of others. Unfortunately, this illness is extremely difficult to treat, since they trust virtually nobody.

  13. sdut sucks

    sdut sucks said, 6 months ago

    @phritzg

    Very well said.

  14. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, 6 months ago

    Wait, wait … Republicans, you’re right. Tea Party, you’re right. You did the right thing. In fact, you should do it again. Go ahead, do something like that again. In fact, do it just before the 2014 election. Please?

  15. danketaz

    danketaz GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Time for a fire sale.

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