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Originally posted to Comics on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 06:50 AM PDT.

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  •  the gop talking points (6+ / 0-)
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    TM, JeffW, mungley, JustGiaco, PSzymeczek, splashy

    seem to be attacking pres obama for supporting the democratic movement in egypt and for not supporting our reliable friend mubarak, its not surprising the cons would take the side of a despot like mubarak over egypts citizens, why would anyone expect the gop to support small d democracy overseas when they don't support it within the us.  

    •  That's so obviously reflexive (5+ / 0-)
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      Amber6541, TM, mungley, JustGiaco, Bluesee

      knee jerk opposition. Obama is for something so they have to be against it.

      Michael Lewis' new article in Vanity Fair (available in full online now) points out the full ridiculousness of this in connection with the Administration's Libya policy.

      Before the Administration decided to do something, Republicans were howling at him for not doing anything. Then when he decided to intervene, the same people turned around on the spot and were howling at him for not doing nothing.

      If you haven't read the piece, Obama's Way, it's worth a look. Great read.

    •  Save Mubarak (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm a bit tired of Conservatives demanding we support people and criticizing statements, demanding we be tough.  That is cheap and easy to do.

      The question is what do you do next?  Would they have sent the US military in to prop up the Mubarak regime?  Do they have any concept about how big and complex a country Egypt is?

      Are we expected to maintain a military large enough to force our political will regarding their form of Government and chosen leadership on the entire world?  Do they believe we have soldiers enough and money enough to do that?

      No one was killed in Eqypt.  Our flag and embassy were insulted and vandalized.  Are we supposed to spend a trillion dollars on military action to prevent that?

      In Libya our consulate was defended by Libyan security forces and many Americans were taken to safety.  We lost four people.  Who, with the knowledge they had on Monday, could have prevented that?  Mobs blow up in these cities rapidly.  We need secure Embassies beyond the reach of this type of violence, but those will take time to build.

      It is a mean, angry, messy world out there now.  This isn't 1965.  We can't afford to control it all now.  We'll go broke trying.  

      William Hamilton practices Law and is a writer and community activist in the Charleston, SC area. He can reached through

      by wjhamilton29464 on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 08:20:07 AM PDT

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  •  Have another chuckle this morning (6+ / 0-)

    58 percent of Americans think Obama would kick Romney's ass in a fist fight.

    I would so pay to watch that; wouldn't you?

  •  The Invisible Hand helps Santa Claus (3+ / 0-)
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    TM, mungley, elmo


    Romney economics: Feed our seed corn to the fattest pigs and trust them to poop out jobs.

    by blue aardvark on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 07:29:02 AM PDT

  •  I kept thinking the Elf Helper was Ryan... (1+ / 0-)
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    But it could easily be Portman today.  Carrying water for Romney's indefensible attack on President Obama.

    He was a 'yawn' performer in the Republican Primaries, and still shaved a little support during that period from Romney in the beginning (not much since no one really liked Romney and none really liked Portman for working with Obama Administration in the first place).

    But here he is today trying to defend Romney, giving the credentials Portman has, just shows that Romney's Elf Helpers are willing to go 'all the way' to protect the paycheck at the end of the day.

  •  Americans love to invest in the wealthy! (0+ / 0-)

    Without our hard earned taxes, those car elevators and yachts just wouldn't be possible.  It's time we take pride in our national investment and appreciate the grandeur of the 1%.  They sure know how to put those middle class wages to good use!  Why worry about the median income when we can raise the mean by supporting Mr. Romney and the rest of our betters in their mansions and resorts.

  •  If Only The Press Were As Insistent As Little Girl (2+ / 0-)
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    JustGiaco, Cat Servant

    Ditch the "there all doing it" and false equivalencies and go after The Job Cremator and his little elf.

    Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

    by TerryDarc on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 08:41:08 AM PDT

  •  Good 'toon. (0+ / 0-)

    But your Romney looks more like Hannity.

  •  Reminds me of (0+ / 0-)

    Thom Hartmann talking about the Two Santa theory.

    You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

    by PSzymeczek on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 01:19:22 PM PDT

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