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My Googlable name is Mike Stanfill. I'm an illustrator, animator, web designer, cartoonist, cranky old geezer and much, much less. If you like my comic, or are easily influenced by people you don't know, then you can find lots more to overstimulate your neocortex at farleftside.com.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 9:18AM

The Republican Lying Machine

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lies, lies and damned lies

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Lies and Damned Lies

busy little beesFor the 2010 mid-terms the GOP campaigned on "Jobs, jobs, jobs!", but so far they have yet to propose one, single, solitary bill that would substantially increase employment. And by "substantial" I mean more than just the squadron of $500-an-hour lawyers they hired to fight equal marriage rights for homosexuals.

However, Republican legislatures have been busy. In 30 states they have thus far enacted over 60 laws that would radically restrict voting rights for Democrats, all in the name of protecting us from the dreaded "vote fraud". Which translates to just 96 incidents since 2003 at a cost of millions and millions and millions of dollars.

But no jobs.

They've also gone bananas passing abortion restriction measures, a total of 162 so far this year, an increase of almost 200% over last year. And in just 19 states. Opportunistic little bastards, aren't they?

But no jobs.

Then there's the all-out war the GOP is waging on the middle-class, otherwise known as "union-busting". It's occurring in Wisconsin, Florida, Illinos, Ohio, Michigan, basically wherever a few union dollars might go to progressive election causes. Yes, it's more voter supression and it's also a jobs killer.

This frantic pace is to ensure that as many Democrats as possible cannot vote come election day, that's why it's up to you to understand your  state's revised voting laws and be prepared to fight these fucking scum-suckers with every vote possible come election day.

Then, with a Democratic Congress, the jobs drought will end. No prayers needed.

=Lefty=

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You summed up the "paper trail" war of Repros against Demos. I had not realized they had 30 states- far worse than I had thought. The Koch and billionaires who run the soft money are ladling campaign monies on these local elections.

That said. Where are our Demos? Why have the local, state elected Demos allowed this encroachment to happen.

Repros want O gone and jobs and lack of substantial bills is a good way. Its hard to blame 300+ legislators and, oh, so easy to foster the blame on O for the economy.

Plus, I think we are in a Depression- not double dip Recession.

Facebookin'. Rated. Really fine work. And, those are some badass 'fonts!
Anyone who thinks that a Democrat congress equals jobs…is smoking shit I would love to taste.

Farleftside, we need a HUGE number of decent paying jobs (the kind of pay on which a small family can live reasonably comfortable)…doing work that the average Jane or Joe can handle (moderate to low skills).

We are not EVER AGAIN going to have sufficient of those kinds of jobs…no matter what kind of “jobs programs” are proposed…and no matter who proposes them. Democrats; Republicans; Independents; aliens from outter space…it makes no difference.

It simply does not make sense to pay human workers decent wages to do the kind of work MOST humans can do…and that needs to be done. We can get most work done by machines, computers, robots…or by laborers working for pennies an hour.

We all really have to face up to this…and stop kidding ourselves.

The problem no longer is, “How can we get enough decent paying jobs created?” (because nobody is ever going to create enough of ‘em ever again)…but rather, “How do we get enough 0f the stuff everyone needs and wants into their hands without the need for them to hold jobs to earn the money to get the goddam stuff?”

You got any ideas or cartoons about that?
Frank, you win the Major Asshole Award today.

The rest of the industrialized world seems to have job creation under control. We could, too, but we have a Republican Congress that is in control of the purse-strings and they're starving the kids while daddy's off eating filet mignon.

Your larger question is about sustainability and, yes, I've addressed the issue in a cartoon. But I'm not searching the vast Farleftside archives to prove it.
Another great Visual! R
Frank, you win the Major Asshole Award today.

I’ll let you keep it, thank you.

The rest of the industrialized world seems to have job creation under control. We could, too, but we have a Republican Congress that is in control of the purse-strings and they're starving the kids while daddy's off eating filet mignon.

I grant you that the Republicans are pond scum of the lowest order…and they should eat shit for dinner every night.

But if you think the Democrats would be able to create the number of decent paying jobs needed (or create an environment in which the private sector would create them)…then you are operating out near Pluto.

Your larger question is about sustainability and, yes, I've addressed the issue in a cartoon. But I'm not searching the vast Farleftside archives to prove it.>/I?

Don’t bother. Your cartoons don’t interest me that much. It was a throw-away line on my part.

Thanks for the hospitality in your thread.
You keep golfing, Frank. I'll keep trying to fire all the neurons I can.
You keep golfing, Frank.

I’ll be leaving for the course in about a half hour, thank you.

I'll keep trying to fire all the neurons I can.

Since the only ones you can fire are the ones in your own head…shouldn’t be that much of a problem.

After your reaction shot, I read through your blog. If I had known (or remembered) you were one of those “grassy knoll” types, I would never have tried to engaged you in reasonable conversation. Sorry, this one is my fault.
I understand, Frank. Facts are just too scary for some people.
Lefty... My personal belief is that NO union OR Corporation of ANY stripe should EVER be allowed to donate to political campaigns. NOR should PACs be allowed to hand out money like candy on Halloween.

Individuals donating to campaigns? Certainly... up to a maximum annual donation of $2000 combined total.

Equally, I do not believe political advertising should ever have been allowed. I'm also of the opinion that should the voters determine that a public official has failed to put in a "good faith effort" on 100% of their campaign promises (and that does NOT mean mentioning the issue to senator whomever once and then never mentioning it again) they should be legally barred from filing the paperwork necessary to run again... for any office... FOR LIFE.

I'm draconian like that though... I ALSO believe that public servants who are less than 100% honest, 100% of the time in their dealings with the public should face criminal prosecution for fraud.
I'm with you, Ms. Raptor.

Believe it or not, Jimmy Carter, Jerry Ford and Ronald Reagan all used only public monies when they ran against one another for president. No billion-dollar-campaigning then. Yeah, them was the days.
you had a 'democrat' congress and the result is all around you. there are people who think the way to make money from slot machines is to keep stuffing money into them until they pity you. they're otherwise known as democrat voters.

like any other self harm addiction, you have to start by saying "i quit," not by saying "i need a better supplier."