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Tom Toles

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    The same Hopey Changey group that brought us our current Disaster-In-Chief.

  2. Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle

    Crow Nobo, fol de rol de riddle said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Hi Sarah!

  3. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, about 2 years ago

    Hey! It’s not just the young! Once upon a time I was a proud supporter of Barry Goldwater. At least he knew and told the truth. But I’ve long since left the now deeply delusional and obnoxious Richthuglicons, or rather, perhaps, they left me. I’m quite certain that by now Goldwater would have bailed, too.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    Lying cheating & stealing: the RepubliCon Way.
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    Wait, wait. I’ll rephrase for the innocents in the audience.
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    Advertising the unlikely or impossible as truth, taking a enormous profits from other people’s rigged losses, arranging government subsidies, tax write-offs included, for obviously money making enterprises: Read and grow wise you innocents; election time is coming.

  5. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 2 years ago

    @AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    Barry Goldwater reportedly told a friend shortly before he died that he thought he would be too liberal for today’s Republican party. Considering that he was pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and had little use for extreme right-wing groups such as the John Birch Society, he was probably correct.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    If I read your scenario correctly, then in the 2012 election, 29.38% was the majority.

  7. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I’ve always considered myself a fiscal conservative and a social libertarian. But the Republicans will continue to lose Presidential Elections as long as this joke is funny:

    How do you hide money from a Republican?
    You put it between the pages of a Science book.

    The Mainstream Republicans need to toss the Religous Right out on their ears. That arm of the party has proven to be: Anti-Woman, Anti-Freedom, and Anti-Science. As long as they are Hell bent on alienating large demographics of the population they will have difficulty garnering enough votes to get a President elected.

  8. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The demographics are all trending toward the Democrats. New voters register as Democrats twice as often as they do as Republicans ( though more than half register as independents). But, in general, they are relatively liberal.There have been previous situations where one party was the subject of “The Party’s Over” books. But they were able to come back by appealing to demographics that the other party didn’t have in their pocket. The only people that aren’t solidly in agreement with Democratic positions are far left wingers and far right wingers. There aren’t enough far right wingers to win a national election. The Republicans can’t make their tent big enough to include the far left wingers without the people already in the tent setting it on fire.It’s pretty hard to imagine a situation where any of the available Republicans can beat any of 5-8 possible Democratic candidate, and most incumbents are reelected. That means we are most likely going to have a Democratic president through 2024, by which time a huge number of those angry old white guys that are now the bulk of the Republican base are going to be dead.The upshot is that there is a darn good chance that we will never again have a Republican president.

  9. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Baloney, I’m from Illinois and it’s Chicago. That’s why when people worried about Obama being too naive to handle DC, I laughed. If he can handle south side politics, DC won’t be a shock.
    One of our budget recommendations is to get rid of the governor’s mansion. It’s actually not needed, since our governors generally spend their first term living in Chicago and their second term in jail.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    I would like to see voting districts and polling stations decided by zip code with permanent voting booths, the old lever arm type, set up at each post office permanently. Voting for candidates could take place starting thirty days before election day, but election day itself would be, like President’s day, a national day off for those who had not yet voted. In addition, the machines would be available for localities that needed to make decisions on issue wherein the voters voice needs be heard. I have no problem with an i.d. requirement as long as the i.d. is freely provided by the state.
    Voting needs to easy for those who are legally qualified to vote. It is not only the right of each American to vote, it is the duty of the government to make that right easily and conveniently accessible.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  11. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 2 years ago

    Talk about The Silent Majority!
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    And why not? To quote from a long-ago “Pogo” cartoon: “Would you then disenfranchise the Noble Dead?”

  12. snarky39

    snarky39 said, about 2 years ago

    The Chicago Way: Vote early, vote often. And the graveyard vote will carry the day.

  13. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    DLee4144 said, about 3 hours ago
    The demographics are all trending toward the Democrats—————————————-
    Young people have throughout history have tended to be more liberal and idealistic.
    “Save the trees! Free houses and cars for everybody! Make peace not war! Redistribute wealth!”.
    Then they grow up, get a job and realize how much of their paycheck goes to government waste instead of their families expenses. That there are evil leaders out there that need to be dealt with. And that the government is NOT the answer to your problems.
    The same will happen with this generation.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ^^Yeah, when they get past the age where they might have to fight, they realize they can make a lot of money off wars.

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 2 years ago

    TheTrustedMechanic: Why was it so hard to write First Gentleman? You realize that there are clubs for such Gentlemen?

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