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Tom Toles

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  1. Erik Van Thienen

    Erik Van Thienen said, 4 months ago

    It looks suspiciously like the “Volkshalle” planned by Adolf Hitler for Berlin.

  2. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 4 months ago

    This cartoon would work better for me if the new, ‘capital dome’ were shaped like a teapot.

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, 4 months ago

    One thing’s for certain: no laws or appointments of any kind for two years, and then another eight when the GOP loses the presidency again. What a waste of America’s potential, giving total power to nilhilist saboteurs who gleefully tear down the country because they think it will benefit their narrow party interests.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 4 months ago

    Has to be better than the Donkeys controlling 2 of those the past 6 years!

  5. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 4 months ago

    @ARodney

    A very good post, unfortunately!!

  6. Quantum Leaper

    Quantum Leaper GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    I wouldn’t count your chickens before there hatched, I guess President Romney remember to do that, I forgot he lost the last election by believing he would win. The problem is can the Cons win the Senate, we won’t know for a few more months.

  7. DaBoogadie

    DaBoogadie said, 4 months ago

    Total expansion of the economy…War

  8. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 4 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Really? You prefer saboteurs to incompetents? The incompetent may learn, but the malicious will always be malicious.

  9. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Be afraid…Be VERY afraid!

  10. ODon

    ODon said, 4 months ago

    @Quantum Leaper

    Should the cons win the Senate this year the Houses will then be able to better demonstrate where they want the country to go. Thus assuring the loss of their political power in 2016.

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 4 months ago

    It is not in Washington that the real harm is being done, but in state houses across the nation where the concerted efforts of vote suppression continue. Not just draconian voters ID laws (you have to prove citizenship with a government document in order to get the government-issued ID: while in Texas alone there are 800,000 people who were born in the US but never got a birth certificate: nobody bothered with such formalities for blacks in old days) but with the closing of polling stations, curtailment of early voting, gerrymandering of districts, etc. The fact that these things are only happening in GOP-controlled state, and mainly in states with high African American and Hispanic populations tells the tale. (In most cases, none of the new ID laws will have any effect on absentee ballots, which offer a better opportunity for fraud, but require a little more sophistication to use.)

    The GOP won’t say that it is chiefly afraid of black voters, it won’t even say that it is chiefly afraid of black voter fraud, and it certainly won’t admit that making it hard for poor people to vote is its purpose, “but when a long train of abuses …, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to” prevent or discourage people from voting who (1) don’t have birth certificates though they have been voting for decades, (2) haven’t the money or the opportunity, or the transportation, or the time, to jump through all the hoops now necessary to vote, etc., certain conclusions may be drawn. Scientifically conducted research has uncovered only a tiny handful of cases in which in-person voter fraud has occurred in recent decades (and even if each instance detected represents a hundred or two that were NOT detected, the total number is still insignificant), while all sorts of right-wing propaganda has asserted the opposite.


    And just to be clear: I have no problem with ID laws that are fair and reasonable. In this day and age it is probably a good idea that every person have identity papers. Not all the voter ID laws recently invented are unfair or unreasonable. The devil is always in the details.


    Someday we’ll probably each have a single identity card that has recorded within it several photographs, our retinal scans, fingerprints, and such information as whether we are eligible to vote, where we are eligible to vote, whether our mental health and criminal records are clean enough to entitle us to purchase a firearm or a bottle of whiskey or board an airplane, and can serve as a credit, debit, and ATM card all at the same time. It will be linked to our personal DNA profile, perhaps, so that only we can use it. Perhaps it will not even be a card, but a tiny chip embedded subcutaneously. All you’ll have to do is wave your hand at a scanner, and all will be done. Given another hundred years or so, I can see it.


  12. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 4 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Has to be better than the Donkeys controlling 2 of those the past 6 years!”

    No matter which of the two parties control either chamber, the jack-asses will be in control. That said, if the Democrats actually controlled both chambers, they’d actually be able to get more legislation passed. They don’t and they can’t.

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Throw Harry Reid out! Then things might at least get threw 2 of the 3. No ring leader but we do have a clown at the top who will do all he can to screw it up.

  14. algurka

    algurka said, 4 months ago

    @old1953

    And the last line goes, “Don’t bother, they’re here.”

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 4 months ago

    Doughfoot; “In this day and age it is probably a good idea that every person have identity papers.” Which do you prefer: the internal passport of the USSR or the Pass Law papers of the apartheid Republic of South Africa?

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