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Happy New Year from Little Suzie Newsykins!  Find out what Little Suzie is resolving to forget this New Year.  She'd like to make sure that Benghazi story keeps feeding the right wing storyline in 2014.  She also is resolving to forget anything positive resulting from Obamacare.

I'll gladly criticize Obamacare and the Healthcare.gov rollout, but in 2014, I think we should all open our minds to the notion that the world may not always align with our assigned ideology.  (It's true, Obamacare may be both bad and good!)  Granted, some things are more clear cut-- like the fact that people who receive unemployment checks spend that money, which contributes to demand in the economy.

Have a great 2014 and thanks for watching my cartoons.  Share, like and add your New Year's resolutions to the comments below!  Happy New Year!

[Little Suzie Newsykins]

Happy New Year!  Heeheehee!

It's time for my New Year's resolutions of . . . "all things that should be forgotten!"

I resolve to . . . remember that Benghazi is an Obama conspiracy!  (And resolve to forget reports that Al Qaeda wasn't involved.)

I resolve to remember that Obamacare is a complete disaster (and resolve to forget success stories and enrollment numbers).

I resolve to forget the government shutdown, (and definitely forget those poll numbers, too.  Ugh.)

I also resolve to remember that more guns keep us . . . safer!  And resolve to, um, forget . . . um, forget it.  Hmph.

I resolve to:

Forget about those villagers and wedding parties,

Forget about those hunger strikers,

And remember that harvesting everyone's data keeps us safer!  (But I forget any specific examples.)

I seem to remember some kinda' war thingie . . . but forget how long we've been there anyway.

I definitely remember cutting all those unemployment benefits-- and resolve to forget how that spending helped the economy!  Heeheehee!

I remember new jobs, too!  But resolve to forget that most of them are at much lower wages.

And I kinda' remember there used to be more people looking for jobs . . . but I resolve to forget about them, now that they've given up looking!  Heeheehee!

. . . And those are my New Year's Resolutions!  So many things to resolve to remember to forget!  

Heeheehee!

Happy New Year!

Originally posted to Comics on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 06:50 AM PST.

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  •  memory lapse (8+ / 0-)

    The most forgettable truth seems to be what W bush did.  In bizarro land, he fixed the economy, brought peace and freedom to Iraq, liberated Afghanistan from the Taliban, propped up our allies in Pakistan, and caught bin Laden.

    Actions speak louder than petitions.

    by melvynny on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 07:12:50 AM PST

  •  Obamacare IS both good and bad. (3+ / 0-)
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    NormAl1792, Amber6541, chimene

    Given that large chunks of it came straight out of Republican ideas, there was no way for it to be all good.  

    I notice that a lot of the fighting now over it has turned to claims of 'unsustainability' and rising costs.  Of course, insurance costs were rising more dramatically pre-Obamacare, and the prior model was unsustainable as well.  Insurance companies had been turning away ever more potential customers with unaffordably rising costs, and were caught in a vicious circle of having to raise rates on the remaining customers to maintain profits on ever fewer insured.

    So even if Obamacare is unsustainable, what it's actually done is give more people more insurance for at least a while, and predisposed more people to be willing to take the next logical step and chop out the large chunk of costs that do nothing but feed private stockholder bank accounts.

  •  I remember how long, a "Good War" now in13th (1+ / 0-)
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    NormAl1792

    year, and if anyone is still calling it a Good War, other than POTUS, please share your reasons for doing so....

    I seem to remember some kinda' war thingie . . . but forget how long we've been there anyway
    And perhaps only another year to go, or perhaps only another decade?

    A war where we are now paying US troops to guard Afghan's opium crops, production that is an all time high - what a war!

    http://www.youtube.com/...

    For our fallen solders who come home from Afghanistan to Dover AF mortuary, "God bless the cause of "The Good War" for which they died" - As if any war can be called Good in its 13th year, America's longest war.

    by allenjo on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 08:18:40 AM PST

  •  Easy Answer (1+ / 0-)
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    JuliathePoet

    Forget about listing individual problems or questions.  The answer to anything- if it is bad- Obama did it, knew about it, should have prevented it or is involved in a conspiracy about it.  If something good has happened; it is thanks to George Bush, the Republicans in the House standing firm or the Republican governors and officials resisting orders from the President or refusing to enforce the law.  No need to worry about nuance; just define an action or a policy as good or bad and you have the answer without messing with facts.

    •  Sadly I hear this from GOP types all the time (0+ / 0-)

      The level of outrage, that people expect them to do complex thinking beyond a good/bad level, is amazing in its full fury.

      What do I mean there are parts that are really good for most uninsured people, and other parts that are a step forward, but not there yet? Rush, or Beck or Faux News Blond has said it will end the world because it takes away freedums and librity for job creaters, so it must be BBAADDDD!
      What? How is it BBAADDDD? I just told you! Damn communists are not only stupid, they can't recognize when God has spoken through His chosen mouthpieces!

      So nice to know they have thought deeply about this. /heavy sarcasm
      It's especially frustrating that several of these conversations are with people who now are getting lower health insurance cost because of Medicaid expansion, (supplementing their Medicare coverage because they qualify now) but who are unwilling to listen closely enough, to understand that the money they will save comes from the Medicaid expansion that is a part of the Obamacare that they want repealed, NOW!

      Sigh

  •  God told 4 different republicans (0+ / 0-)

    to run in 2012, but none of them won their primary, and Obama won reelection, I have to think he wanted this president. I mean they said he wanted W and we got W, so I assume god is controlling elections and we go O cause that was a divine intervention.

    "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

    by MDhome on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 03:53:28 PM PST

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