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By Tom Toles




By Tom Toles  | October 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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"man up"...excuse me while I chuckle.

Posted by: bertzel | October 24, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: bertzel | October 24, 2010 7:17 PM
"bobbo2, you are talking 'out of both ends'...please, one or the other!"

Either way you are going to need a gas mask to cope with his noxious BS. Oh, and I do agree with you, the Dems have delivered change. I don't care much for their "change", but they have something to point to. Now if they would only "man up" and start prosecuting banksters.

Posted by: bushidollar | October 24, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

bobbo2, you are talking "out of both ends"...please, one or the other!

Posted by: bertzel | October 24, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Yawn.... the musings of a ultra-elite liberal. Good thing "the good guys"(your side)don't participate one iota......are you on crack?

Posted by: rlmayville | October 24, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Toles:

Today's cartoon was harsh!

Umm, so was the targeted supreme court decision.

Having expressed my feelings about anonymous donors, I sign my name.

Bill Howard
Nellysford VA

Posted by: billh39 | October 24, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Politicians don't create jobs especially Democrat politicians. Making Bush's tax cuts permanent, eliminating the estate tax followed by two years of Government gridlock will a great way to stimulate private sector job growth. President Obama can even take the credit.

Posted by: jornolibist | October 24, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

First of all pardon me for not believing that Senator Harry Reid personally saved us from a world wide depression. The Republicans have already targeted the job killing policies that President Obama and the Democrats put in place. The health care bill is already costing small business money which prevents them from hiring more people. Cap and Trade, the largest tax increase in history is estimated to kill over 2 million jobs, let alone the cost increases to business and consumers. Government is not in business to create jobs. It is also not in business to kill jobs. Government is the biggest hindrance to private sector jobs. Red tape, taxes, and irresponsible regulation keep business from expanding. There is also the little problem with private sector unions pricing themselves out of so many markets. Now the Unions want to wreck States budgets with their public sector Union contracts. But that is another matter.

Posted by: bobbo2 | October 24, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Again...the dems promised CHANGE and delivered.
Explain the "job strategy" the repubs plan to use. I would really like to know how they are going to pull that one out of their magical hat.

Posted by: bertzel | October 24, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Let's see, if I remember, President Obama, the head of the Democrat Party, promised unemployment at 8% after spending the stimulus money. President Obama promised spending on "shovel ready projects". President Obama promised an end to "Washington as usual". President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay. President Obama promised that he was the "post partisan" President. President Obama promised that the American people would love the health care bill. No wait a minute, Nancy Pelosi promised that we would love the health care bill, sort of, she said that we would have to pass it to see what was in it. Pelosi also promised the most ethical Congress in history. I guess Rangel and Waters didn't get that memo. I would say that the Democrats promised alot and gave us nothing but more debt.

Posted by: bobbo2 | October 24, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

oh come on...the Republicans keep promising to bring jobs into this country! I have YET to hear how they plan on doing this! At least the Democratic Party is not about to promise something they cannot deliver...and yes, they did deliver CHANGE. You may not like the change but it was delivered!
Ya know...I don't like to quibble about party lines, BUT, I have gotten SO much crap in the mail thanks to the Republican Party that I have resorted to leafing through and throwing into the recyc bin...I don't get much from the Democratic Party..So who is spending the WASTED dollars here!

Posted by: bertzel | October 23, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Except for the use of a tired old quote about the obvious effect of power and money on this column it is pretty quiet on the Left front. The President has been campaigning for weeks about the evils of campaign money whose donors are not identified. And of the danger of foreign money in campaigns. This from a President who has kept the identity of millions of donor dollars secret and has taken money from foreign sources himself. The Democrats have not focused on anything about the economy or jobs in this campaign or the strictly Democrat legislation enacted in the last two years. They have used character assassination, personal attacks, etc. And instead of bragging about his achievements the President has harped on campaign finance in a hypocritical way. Senator McCain was absolutely correct. The Democrats are flailing.

Posted by: bobbo2 | October 23, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

It is obvious. Money and politics should not be mixed. Free air time would remove the need for some donations. The rest should be on a strict budget.

But who will ever vote to end the band wagon party we have now?

Posted by: GaryEMasters | October 23, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

bobbo2, where do you acquire all these tidbits of information? I am truly impressed : ) are you reading the wapo?

Posted by: bertzel | October 23, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Gee, the Cincinnati school system took a whole bunch of kids who were registered to vote to a polling place. They were shown only the Democrat ballot. And they voted, Democrat. That is more of the Democrats being fair.

Posted by: bobbo2 | October 23, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Banks that received over $43.5 billion dollars in the bailout gave the Obama campaign over $3.3 million dollars in donations. Contributors who maxed out their Obama contributions were directed to donate money to Project Vote, which is connected to Acorn so that more money could go to President Obama's campaign. President Obama has kept the donors of millions of dollars to his campaign secret. Maybe if President Obama wants things to change he should start with his own campaign.

Posted by: bobbo2 | October 23, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I think we finally can agree on something. Money corrupts politics. This is a corollary to the famous mantra: "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

I do not care for selling access to politicians for cash either. However, a fourteen year old judgment against an activity will not change anything as it is too little, too late.

So, agreeing power/money is corrosive in politics, why can't we agree on at least requiring the contributors to identify themselves as such? Oh, wait--laws must be passed by politicians and this law would sour their mother's milk. Still, we can hope...

Posted by: DougMUSN | October 23, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Dear bignoisylawnmower, you mean that the Democrats and the Left are hypocrites? No, it can't be. The Democrats are the Party of fairness, inclusion, open dialogue, and more fairness. I just can't believe that someone as middle of the road as George Soros can give over a million dollars to NPR to hire reporters and on the same day that they happen to fire Juan Williams. Or that the NPR reporter Nina Totenberg can talk about "retributive" justice from God that would bestow AIDS on Jesse Helms or one of his grandchildren. Please, please the Democrats must be the fair and open minded people that they say they are. As Mr. Toles has said before. "In what universe?"

Posted by: bobbo2 | October 23, 2010 7:18 AM | Report abuse

By Thomas B. Edsall and Edward Walsh
Washington Post
Saturday, September 21, 2002; Page A05

The Federal Election Commission disclosed yesterday it has imposed a record-setting $719,000 in fines against participants in the 1996 Democratic fundraising scandals involving contributions from China, Korea and other foreign sources.

The FEC documents describe Democratic fundraisers who set up specific prices for foreign nationals to make illegal campaign contributions in return for meetings with then-President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. A Democrat finance vice chair, for example, said organizers would have to contribute $100,000 in return for Gore's appearance at a Buddhist temple in Los Angeles.

Those penalized included the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton-Gore campaign.........
Looks like the Democrats have been all over this foreign money and anonymous donor campaign contribution gig for quite awhile no wonder they know so much about it.

Posted by: bignoisylawnmower | October 22, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

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