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Robert Ariail for May 23, 2019

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    feverjr  about 2 months ago

    Trump wasn’t going to touch infrastructure since the only way to pay for it would be to raise taxes. Besides the Senate is busy stacking the courts, welcome Mrs. Vitter…

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    RAGs  about 2 months ago

    I think that if trump is selling the US to foreign powers, it IS an important issue.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The Rump loves this. It gave him an excuse to throw a pretend tantrum and not do any work. Just like any real grown up adult.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Stopping Bonespurs is rapidly becoming the most important issue in our history.

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    braindead Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Important issues?

    Like climate change?

    Wealth inequality?

    Poverty?

    Infrastructure?

    Protecting our elections?

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    Oh wait…

    Trump Disciples are concerned with “important” issues:

    The Wall

    Tax cuts for the rich.

    Deregulation of the oil industry, financial industry, insecticides, herbicides, airlines, etc.

    Making abortion illegal.

    Another war in the Middle East.

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    And most of all, Protecting Their Messiah.

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    Why, oh why, is it that them awful Democrats won’t get on board with all them “important” issues?

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    Daeder Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Because having a criminal traitor in the white house is not at all important.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Yes, McConnell and Trump blocking everything is not relevant.

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    redkaycei  about 2 months ago

    Mitch has stonewalled on over 100 Bills that have been introduced from the House to the Senate so far this year. It seems that the House can walk and chew gum at the same time. Why do the right-wing hacks ignore this? Oh!.. Never mind…..

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    EdMeiller Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Change the name on the boat to Obama and the fishermen to Republicans and to have Obama’s eight years. You do know what payback is don’t you? This time it’s deserved.

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    mourdac Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Monday: draw cartoon about the DEMS AND THE DEEP STATE ARE OUT TO GET TRUMP. Tuesday: draw cartoon about AOC BEING A SOCIALIST AND SHOVING THE NEW GREEN DEAL DOWN OUR THROATS. Wednesday: draw cartoon about TRUMP IS NOT A RACIST AND ISN’T PROMOTING HATE. Rinse and repeat the rest of the yeat.

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    tbemont Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Mr. Arial, I disagree with your point. Two things. One of the many important issues is investigating Trump and the Democratic Party is able to investigate Trump and focus on important issues and legislation at the same time. They showed up yesterday to talk to the President about infrastructure and he refused to talk to them.

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    suzalee  about 2 months ago

    It wasn’t the Democrats who walked out on the meeting on infrastructure—it was Trump in a hissy fit.

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    bmburns  about 2 months ago

    Like the GOP said about Hillary (16 times), if you’ve got nothing to hide then you don’t have to worry about being investigated.

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    Radish Premium Member about 2 months ago

    McConnell is holding 100 bills that came out of the House and won’t let them come to a vote.

    Republicans are obstructing the progress of the USA.

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    Donaldo Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Spot on!

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    Stephen Runnels Premium Member about 2 months ago

    No, flushing that orange POS is a very important issue.

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    superposition  about 2 months ago

    Is there any incentive at all to honor their oath of office in a deeply partisan binary political system where the continuing de facto process the puts needs of the country subordinate to party ideologies?

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    preacherman  about 2 months ago

    I think Trump wants the Dems to go for impeachment as history has shown that’s a no-win bid for the prosecution’s party. Pelosi has been backpedaling on the “I” word/issue while seeking a way to work with this nutcase of a President.

    Of course, when Trump talked about using the “I” word, he might have meant infrastructure. But, I doubt that.

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    William Bednar Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Ok, Mr. Ariail, what are the “important issues”? Infrastructure comes to my mine, but Mr. T. decided to have a tantrum at the infrastructure meeting. Mr. T. thinks ranting and raving, then hiding in the Oval Office sucking his thumb is much more Presidential.

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    OldCoal  about 2 months ago

    Ever notice how the artists NEVER want to tell you what those “important issues” are?

    That’s because REPUBLICANS and the CRIMINAL IN THE WHITE HOUSE have blocked action on every one of those issues.

    So they can’t do the traditional thing and list those issues. But nothing is stopping me.

    Congress should take back authority for trade – blocked by Republican Senate

    Control health care costs – blocked by Republican Senate

    Control drug costs – blocked by Republican Senate

    Raise taxes on the wealthy – ha ha, Senate Republicans would LOWER them

    Cut interest on student loans – Senate Republicans voted to RAISE them.

    Increase the cap on Social Security with holding or remove the cap altogether – blocked by Senate Republicans

    AND THAT’S WHY THOSE “IMPORTANT ISSUES” AREN’T NAMED!

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    Ross Shales  about 2 months ago

    Arial’s brain and soul are on a fishing trip.

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    Teto85 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    As bad as Payne.

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    cocavan11  about 2 months ago

    “Opportunity makes the thief” is a centuries old English maxim whose truth is borne out by the Capo-in-Chief’s White House incumbency. We must bear that truth in mind to assess Ariail’s view from the shore completely and correctly.

    The Capo-in-Chief, either directly himself or through his GOP Leadershit sycophants, lickspittles, suck-ups, enablers, and toadies, has done his level best to gut the EPA, to weaken and disregard consumer protections, to jeopardize federal and state election integrity, to erode local public education, to aggravate the unbelievably burdensome student debt, to provide unwarranted permanent tax breaks to the wealthy 1% while tossing “hush-puppy” temporary tax breaks to us 99%, to flout many, many policies and procedures that interfere with the predatory profits of our nation’s insatiable corpocracy, to introduce many, many policies and procedures that further reduce the voice and consent of Us, The People, to accept emoluments, i.e., bribes, openly through his extensive hotel, resort, and realty empire, all the while defying subpœnas issued by committees of The People’s House—subpœnas that would lift the rocks covering the Capo-in-Chief’s corruption, mendacity, and venality.

    The “important issues” Ariail so disingenuously portrays as being ignored by Democrats are yet more examples of Ariail’s chronic and deliberately misleading simplism, his tendency to concentrate on a single aspect of a complex and politically lethal problem to the exclusion of all complicating factors. Ariail ignores the fact that all the “important issues” to which he alludes are themselves products of the Capo-in-Chief’s malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance.The notion that the four Democrats fishing from the boat are not vigorously, justifiably, and faithfully following their oaths of office is not merely untrue; it is a deliberate misrepresentation of fact with intent to deceive readers and to endanger our republic.

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    normanblanton  about 2 months ago

    You’d think the Democrats could fish off of both sides of the boat.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Republicans seem to be in a phase where “important issues” like laws and the Constitution don’t matter.

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    AndrewSihler  about 2 months ago

    “Important issues”? Definitely, but Trump has declared a blackout on them. You can’t push on a string.

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    All the dinosaurs feared the T-Rex  about 2 months ago

    Wait, seriously? OOOOOH, I see, you meant to draw a picture of him tweeting about the latest celebrity that insulted him while schools are getting shot up and the country is divided to the point of civil unrest! I see it now!

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    dkolsen1125 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Uh . . .I believe it’s the president who has decided to hold all legislation — including infrastructure funding — hostage while Congress fulfills its responsibility. Yer “bass” akwards Robert Ariail.

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    walfishj  about 2 months ago

    Ah, and what important issue has he proposed. Other than locking up and losing children?

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  about 2 months ago

    Important issues, Mr. Ariail? Like those bills that McConnell won’t allow to come up for a vote in the Senate? But of course that’s the Democrats’ fault too- if they’d just stop trying to do what they were elected to do and just rubber-stamp everything the Republicans want, this wouldn’t be happening!

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    DrDon1  about 2 months ago

    Anyone else wondering why Ariail keeps ignoring “Stonewall McConnell?” Or why he ignores the “Obstructionist-in-Chief?” Is he really that oblivious about these “Swamp Dwellers?”

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    REGO  about 2 months ago

    Looks like the Republican’s 8 years of get Obama…..

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    MFRXIM Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The Dems in the House ARE writing and passing bills on those important issues ,but The Senate leader will not allow them to come to the floor for consideration or vote.

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    nance19oped Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Ariail, take a look at the number of bills from the House versus the Senate. Important issue from one Senate bill is to address an assault weapon ban – from a DEM. The Repubs put forward few bills and they are for nonsense like making sure the Coast Guard gets paid when the Repubs shut down the government again.

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

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    XtopherSD  about 2 months ago

    Pelosi and Schumer showed up with a 35 page document outlining potential infrastructure plans. Trump gave them 3 minutes of yelling and walked out. Who exactly is ignoring getting important stuff done? Or we could start on bills passed by the House that are getting no consideration in the Senate. If you can be honest, Ariail, why not just go on vacation fishing somewhere?

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    tauyen  about 2 months ago

    And now baby trump is saying he’s not going to work with the Dems because they hurt his feelings – and he spouted this nonsense at a meeting that was called to work on funding the infrastructure bill – a bill he has no ideas on how to fund, so he ran away.

    trump is doing what no one in recent years has been able to do: Make Pelosi look reasonable.

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    Concretionist  about 2 months ago

    Not like dealing with infrastructure, attempting to do something about dreamers, shoring up our relations with (former) allies, etc. is possible given the political situation. You’ll note that he didn’t try to actually name any of those issues, because if he did, it might be too obvious who is actually obstructing progress.

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