Tom Toles by Tom Toles

Tom Toles

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  1. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 1 year ago

    …not exactly U.S. patriots.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year ago

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

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year 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, over 1 year 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, over 1 year ago

    No, they showed us they’re just mean.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

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

  9. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, over 1 year 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, over 1 year ago


    more patriot than the other choice

  11. retpost

    retpost said, over 1 year 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. sdut sucks

    sdut sucks said, over 1 year ago


    Very well said.

  13. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, over 1 year 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?

  14. danketaz

    danketaz GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Time for a fire sale.

  15. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Two interesting articles about tea party candidates/leaders:
    An Idaho candidate decries Obamacare, while having 10 kids on Medicare. Claims no hypocrisy because he should avail himself of legally available products/services. He doesn’t like property taxes, but pays them. Doesn’t like professional/state licenses, but uses providers that have them. Is against building codes, but follows them. OY!
    An Oregon tea party leader hasn’t paid property taxes in three years, and has managed to stay ahead of the law. Article specifically stated they “couldn’t find him.”

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