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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for October 24, 2021

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    The first job is to get elected. After that, the ONLY important job is to be *re*elected. To which end, one must raise funds, and occasionally have a staff member do something for a constituent. Legislative work is optional, though again, you need to look as if you’re doing something.

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    HidariMak  3 months ago

    The name for the representative is equally accurate. No matter how smart they may actually be, their brain is rarely used in politics.

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    Bilan  3 months ago

    He’s only got about 1/2 hour in the schedule to do heavy drinking and ignore his constituents.

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    Imagine  3 months ago

    Don’t forget:

    - Bash immigrants

    - Vacation in Mexico during a blackout in your State while your constituents need your help.

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    awgiedawgie Premium Member 3 months ago

    He’s a Representative. They’re not supposed to do any governing.

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    Greenman Greyhair  3 months ago

    Lot of truth in this comic.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    Hmm, what other empty headed representative has the initials M. T?

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    in.amongst  3 months ago

    That is a Rep. What about Senators – how do they go about it ?!?

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    Enter.Name.Here  3 months ago

    The truth hurts us all. Showing good form, Wiley. Kudos.

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    keenanthelibrarian  3 months ago

    He just likes being all things to all people – can’t fault him for that. I love his name on the door (and I also love that his secretary gave him a heart-starter at the end, just to shock him out of complacency. Or something)

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    Scorpio Premium Member 3 months ago

    And I totally believe it. Terms limits and getting money out of politics is absolutely needed. All elections should last 4 months at most and be funded by the government.

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    braindead Premium Member 3 months ago

    Republicans* hate governing.

    Okay, not as much as they hate democracy, but still…

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    Cornelius Noodleman  3 months ago

    I ran for class president, but was defeated by a chalkboard eraser.

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    Bring Back "The Good Place"  3 months ago

    The sad part is that, even though voters know that this is happening…most officials get re-elected, and it’s usually not even close

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    Due to the restrictions related to the pandemic, the legislator has had to rearrange his schedule. The 4:48 to 5pm has been slotted for a QAnon rally. That will last about 12 minutes, which also about equals his IQ.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 3 months ago

    That’s definitely a Rethugliecon.

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    dot-the-I  3 months ago

    “What’s important about morality in politics is us. We own the chicken farm. We must give our bird-brained, feather-headed politicians morals. Politicians love to think of themselves as “free-range” but they do not have the capacity to hunt or gather morals in the wild. If we fail to supply them with morality, politicians begin to act very scary in the barnyard. These are enormous headless chickens and they have nukes.”

    ― P.J. O’Rourke, Don’t Vote, it Just Encourages the Bastards

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    Isenthor1978  3 months ago

    Wiley you forgot, ignore Jan 6th subpoena. I wonder if I ran for Congress would I get elected on an Accountability platform: A) Term Limit to once per lifetime, B) No salary raises, ever, & C) Salaries reduced to the Federal minimum wage for all Legislators regardless of time in office. Of course I am not qualified to run for office as a college dropout, but wouldn’t it be nice to see these bills pass on the floor of the House or Senate? It’d be a long term goal to get a majority of like minded people elected to the Legislature to approve these bills. But I suspect it would be shot down by the fat cats on Wall Street because that would upset the biggest apple cart in WDC.

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    LawrenceS  3 months ago

    “Is it better to be good or appear to be good?” was an old philosophical question. Moralists tended to say ‘be good’. Machiavelli disagreed, “As long as you appear good people will be happy…” Heck if you can keep a handful of entrenched people, who can restrict the right of others to vote, fooled you don’t even have to appear good.

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    khmo  3 months ago

    Might as well rename Congress and the WH and all the politically appointed jobs to SLEEZOID HEAVEN

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    Jim   3 months ago

    Perfect. Wiley, you do know the daily events of the typical Wisconsin Republican.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Republicans want to destroy 240 years of American democracy because the majority refused to vote for lying dictator Trump.

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Talk about hitting the nail squarely on the head.

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    dflak  3 months ago

    Congressman’s number one priority – get reelected.

    Number two priority – please the major donors (see priority one)

    Number three priority – for Democrats – please the party leadership. for Republicans debase one’s self to gain the favor of cult leader Trump.

    Fourth priority – demonize all political enemies.

    Fifth priority – if there is time left over and if it is convenient – represent the constituents.

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    chmsam  3 months ago

    The crop of rebranded Turd Reich Trolls extoll the virtues of the Mango Madman over the current administration.

    One has managed to help kill well over 700,000 American. It has spurred attacks on the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence. It has fomented a failed coup and given rise to a cult of traitors. It has encouraged hate, fear mongering, racism, sexism, misogyny, xenophoblia, and political infighting and paranoia. It has lied to and grifted from its supporters with bogus campaigns for recounts and elections with those funds barely ever reaching their intended goals but instead much more often lining the pockets of the Turd Reich leaders, funding luxury travel and lavish dinners. Did any money the Velvet ya Voldemort collected for recounted reach Arizona? And doesn’t he in fact still owe Arizona money for his rallies?

    It has lied to the nation about voter fraud and stolen elections, resulting more often in discovering the votes that were questioned actually turned into more pro zen and secure votes for the new administration, and most cases of fraud being from members of or voters for the Turd Reich. Of course the actual intention of those distractions was and is to instill a sense of doubt in the electoral process. This is textbook propaganda and disinformation from the days of Hitler and Goebbels. The Big Lie is one method that led the Nazis to power. aGolf Twitler has kissed the butt of every dictator he has ever met, especially those who are enemies of the United States of America. He wants to become one of them.

    So no, the current administration has not accomplished as much as the Turd Reich. The new administration is hampered by morals, compassion, and respect for the Constitution. The Turd Reich trolls will change all that if they can.

    Anyone here think that is the way things should be in America? Or should we stomp the new Nazis like we have stomped the old Nazis?

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    chmsam  3 months ago

    He misspelled the names Ted Cruz, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Boebert, Gohmert, McConnell, Sinema, Manchin, Gym Jordan, and a whole bunch of others.

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    rs0204 Premium Member 3 months ago

    These maga-type Republicans know they can’t govern. All they are able to do is gin up feigned outrage to manipulate the weak-minded voter.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 3 months ago

    And what’s REALLY sad is that this it NOT that much of an exaggeration!!

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    We hire these clowns but we don’t own the circus.

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    hardwickd  3 months ago

    Sounds about right.

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    hardwickd  3 months ago

    Sounds about right. Love the name of the door…

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    xtc45688  3 months ago

    “Don’t scare me like that.”

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    rmbdot  3 months ago

    “governing”?What would give him a fit like that is “actual public service”.

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    thelordthygod666  3 months ago

    Having spent some years making the rounds on Independence & Constitution Avenues, reality isn’t as cynical as the comic…but at times it comes very, very close.

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    scaeva  3 months ago

    Please send this to all our Congresscritturs and Senileators.

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member 3 months ago

    Cynical, yet apparently very close to reality

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    paranormal  3 months ago

    Give him one more like that one, Honey!!! That would do him in for good…

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    SandShark Premium Member 3 months ago

    Unfortunately, that IS considered governing these days.

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    BiathlonNut  3 months ago

    Well, on to “Calvin and Hobbes.”

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    poppacapsmokeblower  3 months ago

    Members of Congress exemplify the philosophy of Capitalism (“I got mine!”). You want Capitalism, we got it, top to bottom (exactly like feudalism, Capitalism relies on the masses at the bottom to prove for the ruling, monied, class).

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    bjbutler777 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Close to #1 is to make the other party look bad. The master at that is Mitch McConnell, aka Moscow Mitch, the “Turtle”, the most dangerous man in America.

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    Can't Sleep  3 months ago

    I’m glad she was kidding about that last thing. She scared me, too.

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    schaefer jim  3 months ago

    This toon don’t lie!

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    johnandnorapaszulya  3 months ago

    It appears that Mr. Wiley is a LIBERAL.

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    marilynnbyerly  3 months ago

    On the other side of the argument, I’m not talking parties, is that many of our Congress people do a heck of a good job working for the people who voted them in. I’ve heard so many good stories about the things that are done for constituents including fighting the bureaucrats who have stalled or otherwide frustrated them. One of my senators went to bat for a SIL who was trapped in another country. He didn’t ask what our party was, or our political/financial clout was. He and his staff just helped.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  3 months ago

    Yep.

    Nailed the House RepubliQan Caucus (formerly known, per that famous bleeding-heart liberal Barry Goldwater, as “the lunatic fringe”).

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    1JennyJenkins  3 months ago

    Yes, it is true that the US is in a constant state of electioneering and fund raising, even other democratic countries are laughing about it behind our backs.

    Just look at Canada: a thirty day election and it’s done. No sooner than the date was announced, that it was finished and they are back in the governing mode.

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    JenSolo02  3 months ago

    So, is the “constituent” who “brunches” with the honorable congressman planning on voting for him in 2022?

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    squireobrien  3 months ago

    5:15 pm – Accuse opponents of corruption.

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    MontanaBill Premium Member 3 months ago

    Much easier if you are a Democratic Congress person. Sleep til 8, breakfast, 9 call George Soros for campaign money. 10 Go to Capital spend rest of day supplicating to Pelosi.

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    thedogesl Premium Member 3 months ago

    Gotta draw the limit somewhere, amirite?

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    cmxx  3 months ago

    @Say What Now‽

    It’s unfortunate that we don’t have 95+%-effective vaccines for heart disease and cancer. Apples and oranges.

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    95  3 months ago

    Nope, not right, but no more wrong than any of the rest of us.

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    Model of a modern representative.

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    Knocked this one out of the park Wiley.

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    NatureBatsLast  3 months ago

    Term limits, election spending limits.

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    Kentucky Ken Premium Member 3 months ago

    Spot on. I just love “American democracy” — the finest government money can buy.

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    dcy665  3 months ago

    The GQP are odd. They don’t want to govern. Indeed, many simply cannot, as they lack the skills. But they will gladly ruin our democracy so they can stay in power.

    Wouldn’t it be better for all of us if they just went to work in some financial institution? Many of those in their C-suites meet the same qualifications; None.

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    Boise Ed Premium Member 3 months ago

    An absolute grand-slam touchdown, Wiley!

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku  3 months ago

    Representative – Reprehensible. Do we think that’s a coincidence?

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    einarbt  3 months ago

    Yes, she was joking. At 4:48-5:00 the congressman in question is condemning anyone, as socialists, asking for government (tax payer) funded health care or education. Then going on to supporting a bill for government (tax payer) funded (socialism not mentioned) military bases maintaining the US empire world wide, see for example https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2021/08/24/the-all-american-base-world-750-us-military-bases-remain-around-the-planet/

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    UnklGene  3 months ago

    Sounds like our M.T. Hedd Congresswoman. She asks for taxpayer dollars to drill a hole through the 4 Four foot thick cement floor of the Los Angeles River. Then…,plant a tree to wait for the 1st rain. It will be then washed to the ocean.

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    Night-Gaunt49  3 months ago

    When you take the money out of it all that is left is performance.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 3 months ago

    Trip to the border, print more money to pay people not to work, raise gasoline prices and taxes to help the supply chain, take a cognitive ability test, remember what I had for breakfast,

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 3 months ago

    I liked this one only because there isn’t a cry button.

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    Ain’t no M.T. Heads there, even though we’d like to think there are. To keep getting re-elected and become a millionaire isn’t something dummies can do.

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    Adrion  3 months ago

    Total Republican

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    Bicycle Dude  3 months ago

    12 minutes of governing a day, sounds more like executive time to me.

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    liberalnlovinit  3 months ago

    Wish that this were only a joke in a comic strip…

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    bakana  3 months ago

    Oh, there was a call from Moscow Mitch inviting you to view the Video he made of your Last “Constituent Meeting” at the Excelsior Hotel.

    He also said to remind you to bring that Campaign Funds briefcase with you to the viewing party.

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    klapre  3 months ago

    Funny how this is directed at Republicans but it’s the Dems that run all the investigative committees and leak information to the New York Times. Their motto? Glad you asked. “All the Leftist news that’s fit to print.”

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