published Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Cupid

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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Salsa said...

Never fear. Its just another drone.

February 14, 2013 at 12:09 a.m.
nucanuck said...

Obama unveiled a new type of bipartisanship. He will push ideas and bills that are popular with the American people and then let the Republicans either go along or oppose them and take the blame.

It's called political hardball with a smile, and the Republicans are mad as hornets.

I don't support all of the President's initiatives, but I must admit, this is going to be fun to watch. If only he would scale back the US worldwide militarism.

February 14, 2013 at 12:32 a.m.
EaTn said...

Bipartisanship is not that great given the mentality of those we've sent to Washington. The best we can hope for is gridlock unless the grassroots voters start demanding what's good for the country over their own special interests.

February 14, 2013 at 6:27 a.m.
dude_abides said...

Little Scott Desjarlais? Nah... no biheartisanship there. Happy VD baggers!

February 14, 2013 at 7:16 a.m.
frayne48 said...

Never realized Eric Cantor was so chubby !

February 14, 2013 at 8:21 a.m.
whatsnottaken said...

The ultimate left-wing Socialist and demcRATic hatchet man (Toon Boy) pens a Valentine masterpiece about bipartisanship. Lame. Practice what you preach Toon Boy.

February 14, 2013 at 9:04 a.m.
nurseforjustice said...

WOW! I agree with Easy for a change.

February 14, 2013 at 11:26 a.m.
nurseforjustice said...

ooops. I mean EaTN.

February 14, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.
Handleit said...

Bipartisanship is a thing of the past. Or at least until the American people stand up and tell the Republicans and Democrats that we don't want them anymore. A strong third party that will truly represent the American people is needed. We need an American party that will represent the people of this nation and take care of business the way it should be done. No more of the Republican and Democrat talking heads that are only interested in taking care of the fatcats that fill their pockets at our expense.

February 14, 2013 at 12:11 p.m.
timbo said...

To hell with bipartisanship.... Conservatives disagree with everything Obama and liberals say So obstruct everything possible. Don't fall anymore Obama's ploys. He is a liar cannot be trusted.

If the conservatives try to please their base they cannot lose. Stay the course and explain why conservatism is the only way out of this mess. As far as I'm concerned another term for bipartisanship is "giving up."

February 14, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.
limric said...

Handliet, A laurel - and hardy handshake. You're right on the money. Great post.

February 14, 2013 at 12:24 p.m.
whatsnottaken said...

No support Noog. If he were a chopper for Richy Rich Bomb em to prosperity GOP, I'd hate him too.

February 14, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Bipartisanship will mean nothing if it only amounts to watered-down bills coming out of congress. This nation is in crisis mode and it will take serious and unified action to set things right. We have suffered under the heavy hand of delusional supply-side economics for too long and it's time for progressives to stop coddling the lame-brained teabagging conservatives who keep trying to foist their failed ideology upon the nation.

February 14, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.
una61 said...
February 14, 2013 at 1:02 p.m.
timbo said...

Right on...JonRoss. Rickaroo is an idiot.

February 14, 2013 at 1:12 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Handleit and limric, calls for a third party will get nowhere until we get the money out of politics to the extent that it is. Look at how all third party candidates have fared in the past elections. They haven't even raised enough money or support to be able to wiggle their way into the debates. They cannot compete with the obscenely huge and disproportionate amounts of money it takes to even get into the running today.

It's true that both Democrats and Republicans are guilty of being influenced by money but we do still have some Democrats, at least, with enough integrity to do the right thing for their constituency, who at least try to act in the best interests of the nation. No Democrat has come up with any bill nearly as draconian and undemocratic as those the GOP comes up with on practically a daily basis - bills that clearly pander to big business, the filthy rich, or the tea-party base. Rather than pushing for a third-party candidate year after year, we'd do better if more people came together and insisted on some serious campaign finance reform, term limits, and a way of dissipating the power that lobbyists hold over our representatives.

February 14, 2013 at 1:16 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"Rickaroo is an idiot." -timbo

If you're going to just call names, at least try to do it with some originality. But then, what's to be expected from the mind of the conservative? Same ol' same ol'. Same ol' ideology that doesn't work, same ol' name calling that's been regurgitated a zillion times over.

February 14, 2013 at 1:24 p.m.
nurseforjustice said...

I knew the libs were going to take Rubio apart when he started wiping sweat. But when he took a sip of water then I knew it would be talked about for days if not weeks. Oh my, he is human and needed a drink.

I am in front of people speaking and singing all the time but I still get nervous and need to drink water occasionally. Why I even saw Obama take a drink during the debates. Shall we talk about that for days????

February 14, 2013 at 2:11 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

I note the global defense ministers are scheduled to meet in Brussels next week to discuss the Afghanistan withdrawal. . . Meanwhile. . . the Republicans continue to play unconscionable games with the confirmation of Chuck Hagel. . . a decorated Vietnam war veteran. . . and President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense. . . a post usually filled with strong bipartisan support.

February 14, 2013 at 2:17 p.m.
dude_abides said...

Now that you mention Rubio... were they moving the teleprompter around? He looked like a desperate man. Wild eyed and dry mouthed. Poor guy.

"Kid, this ain't your night. We're going for the price on Wilson." You remember that? "This ain't your night"! My night! I coulda taken Wilson apart! So what happens? He gets the title shot outdoors on the ballpark and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! ... I coulda been a contender!" LMAO

February 14, 2013 at 6:37 p.m.

*Bow and arrow courtesy of Clay Bennett and the Hypocrite-in-Chief.

February 14, 2013 at 9:46 p.m.

Dems: Get Saddam and his WMD’s out of Iraq!

Dems 4 years later: Leave other nations alone! There are no WMD’s in Iraq. No need for Bush’s failed war.

Dems: To make home ownership affordable, our constituency should be given unsecured loans, even though they have a snowball’s chance of paying them back.

Dems 4 years later: Despite our warnings about the need for fiscal responsibility, the housing bubble burst, resulting in Bush’s recession.

Dems: To hell with bi-partisanship! We can wreck America’s health care system without GOP consultation or support. Ram it through!

Dems 4 years later: The obstructionists in Congress aren’t playing fair. (sniff, pout) We need single party rule. We need “bipartisanship.”

Monday morning quarterbacks have serious credibility issues.

February 14, 2013 at 9:49 p.m.
dude_abides said...

whats_wrong_with_the_world said... nothing.

February 14, 2013 at 10:59 p.m.
hambone said...

More and more, every day. All the CONS on this forum have to say is name calling!

February 15, 2013 at 6:35 a.m.
mountainlaurel said...

JonRoss rants: "Chuck Hagel is not very bright and he is very deceptive."

Attitudinally, your post is another good demonstration as why the Republicans have become unfit to govern. When Hagel was a Senator he was consistently praised by his Republican colleagues for his achievements, but now that he has been become President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense the Republicans are demonizing Hagel and filibusting his nomination - the first filibuster of a Secretary of Defense nominee in history.

Indeed, it’s quite a show to watch Republican representatives like those from Texas huff and puff about Hagel's alleged extremism as they send out personal State of the Union invitations to sleazy extremists like Ted Nugent – a notorious deadbeat dad who fathered three children out of wedlock - two given up for adoption. . . A man who earns a slot on “100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock” when he arranges to make himself "the guardian” of a young teen he has seduced.

February 15, 2013 at 9:20 a.m.
jesse said...

Hambone.If you think the CONS on here are doin ALL the name callin then you ain't payin attention!!

February 15, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.
chatt_man said...

Toonboy has hit the nail on the head. We should also consider bow and arrow control. Oh, and hammers...

February 15, 2013 at 10:43 a.m.
timbo said...

How you arrogant, emotional, liberals can accuse anyone else of name calling is bizarre. They are just a bunch of crybabies. If you can't take it don't dish it out

We are not going to EVER agree with your socialist, nonsensical, illogical rants. Quit whining about it you weenies.

February 15, 2013 at 11:08 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

What's happening with Chuck Hagel now is a perfect example of how the Democrats needn't bother any more with even trying to work with the GOP (Geezer-minded Obstructionist Party). There probably could not be a better qualified person for Secretary of Defense than Hagel, and like moutainlaurel pointed out, the Repubs praised him profusely when he was a senator. But the moment Obama reaches across the aisle and pulls from their own ranks someone to be a part of his team, Hagel is suddenly like poison to them. It kills them to even acknowledge that Obama can do anything right in the least.

What clearer example does anyone need for proof that the Repubs are unfit to govern? Their agenda to make Obama look bad at all costs has reached the point of lunacy and idiocy. They clearly have no interest in doing what is best for this country. They're like spoiled, out-of-control little kids, throwing a tantrum and cutting off their noses to spite their faces.

The Republicans' notion of bipartisanship is for Obama to come groveling on hands and knees, meeting every single one of their demands, and even then, that is not a guarantee that they will go along. The party of sanctimonious old white men has lost any credibility whatsoever and it deserves every ounce of criticism being heaped upon it.

February 15, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.
Easy123 said...

timbo,

You're the epitome of a WingNut moron.

Why don't you take all that "Socialist" talk and shove it straight up your dumb ass where it belongs!

Quit your bitching while you're at it.

February 15, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.
Easy123 said...

JonRoss,

You're just a bastard with no adjectives, correct?

February 15, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.
Easy123 said...

JonRoss,

I expect a retraction when your predictions don't come to pass. Put me on the record. Then you can explain why you're so delusional. Then, being the son of a bitch you are, you can shove your head straight back up your ass and begin talking out of it again.

February 15, 2013 at 11:42 a.m.
jesse said...

Anybody else on here get the impression that this place is out of control???

February 15, 2013 at 12:09 p.m.
limric said...

jesse asked,

Anybody else on here get the impression that this place is out of control???” NO!
EVERYONES FINE, SERIOUS AND F*CKING RESPECTFULL AT ALL TIMES!! ;-D
There seems to be a lot of sinning though.


Why JonRoss - I had no idea you were such an accomplished artist. Rationality snuck in and spied while you were painting a self-portrait. So intent were you in capturing your own likeness you never heard rationality or decency as they peeked in to see what you were up to. But then, you wouldn’t recognize those things (or even reality) if it were standing in front of you anyway.

http://www.clowncrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Through-a-Looking-Glass-Darkly.jpg

Wonderful technique – awful content.

February 15, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.
jesse said...

I was just askin!!

February 15, 2013 at 12:42 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

Umm, say JohnRoss along with FOX news & conservative talk radio listeners in general,

If Hagel, the “highly praised former Republican senator magically transformed by evil into a dangerous Obama puppet ‘surrenders’ Israel to Iran, that would make Israel…a ‘puppet’.

Thus…

If the “nukes begin to fly” it would be only the dangerous Obama puppet Israelis launching nukes - because as of today and for the foreseeable future the nuke count score is: Israel 200, Iran ZEEERO.

Qualudes: y'all need em.

February 15, 2013 at 1:26 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Rickaroo said: “What's happening with Chuck Hagel now is a perfect example of how the Democrats needn't bother any more with even trying to work with the GOP (Geezer-minded Obstructionist Party). . . What clearer example does anyone need for proof that the Repubs are unfit to govern?”

The Republican obstructionism is not limited to just the "geezer minded." Look at the young “water gulpers” like Rubio who just recently voted against the Violence Against Women Act. What constituency is trying to please? When you considered the postitive impact that VAWA has made, there can only be a couple of possibilities – rapists and wife beaters.

Indeed, from the time VAWA passed through 2010, intimate partner violence has declined by 67%. There has also been an increase in the arrests of suspects in domestic and violent sexual crimes and the new legislation has a provision that speeds up DNA analysis in rape cases and a program to fight human trafficking.

February 15, 2013 at 1:52 p.m.
Easy123 said...

JonMoron,

"when will you be pulling your head out of your butt ?"

Seriously, when will you be removing your cranium from your anus?

"Does that include Bill Clinton attempted rapes, groping, sexual assaults ?"

None of those allegations even made it to court. Would you like to try again?

"Obama's daughters are approaching the ages of Monica when she was diddled by Clinton."

Monica Lewinsky's age during scandal: 22-23.

President Obama's daughter's ages: 14 and 11.

JonRoss: Dumbass for the ages. Your brain is "diddled".

February 15, 2013 at 2:37 p.m.
hambone said...

There are so many childish people posting here that it makes me think they are just children!

Third graders with a laptop!

February 15, 2013 at 2:43 p.m.
timbo said...

slEasy321.....Why do you have this anal fixation? Now try and not be a potty-mouth. Can you think of something to call us besides "dumbass." Try to be more creative.

hambone..... We conservatives might be third graders but you liberals are in pre-school. That's why you want the government to pay for more "Headstart." Sorry, you're calling it something else now.

The lefty loons are probably blaming global warming for the meteor hit in Russia. To bad it missed Washington.

February 15, 2013 at 2:57 p.m.
Easy123 said...

timboner,

"Why do you have this anal fixation?"

Why do you have this "moron" fixation?

"Now try and not be a potty-mouth."

Now, go f*ck yourself.

"Can you think of something to call us besides "dumbass."

Can you think of something to call Obama besides socialist or marxist? When you stop being dumbasses, I'll call you something different. That word seems to encompass your entire intellect, worldview, and political ideology at this point.

"Try to be more creative."

Pot meet kettle.

"We conservatives might be third graders but you liberals are in pre-school."

You just proved hambone's point. "I know you are but what am I !?"

"The lefty loons are probably blaming global warming for the meteor hit in Russia."

Wrong again.

February 15, 2013 at 3:08 p.m.
timbo said...

slEasy321....Your right...he is not a socialist or a Marxist...he is a national socialist. He doesn't want government to own the means of production, he just wants to control the economy and pick winners and losers. He also want to punish achievers and reward the slackers who voted for him.

He is running the government and economy a lot like Hitler did before he went completely nutso. I don't mean he wants to kill Jews or start a war....before you have a duck...I mean that his plan for government's role in society is similar.

Do you know what the dumbest thing on earth is? People like you liberals that think you are smarter than everyone else. You don't have a clue.

I have wasted enough time on besting fools today.

February 15, 2013 at 3:44 p.m.
timbo said...

slEasy321...by the way..your caps lock is stuck. Maybe your just screaming..as usual.

February 15, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.
timbo said...

By the way again...is that Bennett's baby picture? If I were him I would shoot myself too.

February 15, 2013 at 3:49 p.m.
Easy123 said...

timboner,

"he is a national socialist."

Blah, blah, blah. Nothing you say is congruent with reality.

"he just wants to control the economy and pick winners and losers."

LMFAO! And you think that's a novel occurrence? You're delusional!

"He also want to punish achievers and reward the slackers who voted for him."

Blah, blah, blah. Nothing you say is congruent with reality.

"He is running the government and economy a lot like Hitler did before he went completely nutso."

Blah, blah, blah. Nothing you say is congruent with reality.

"I mean that his plan for government's role in society is similar."

Blah, blah, blah. Nothing you say is congruent with reality.

"Do you know what the dumbest thing on earth is?"

People like you.

"People like you liberals that think you are smarter than everyone else. You don't have a clue."

You aren't intelligent. You espouse lies. You'll even argue in favor of misinformation and falsehoods. You cite the same bunk, false rhetoric/propaganda here everyday. You're delusional. You're ignorant. You live in a fantasy world.

"I have wasted enough time on besting fools today."

Is that why you post the same anti-Obama/liberal rants here everyday? You haven't bested anyone but I would expect a delusional WingNut like yourself to believe you have. So, proceed with the idiocy.

"your caps lock is stuck"

My caps lock isn't on or stuck. You must be hallucinating.

"Maybe your just screaming..as usual."

Who is the one coming on here ranting? Not I. But it's common for you and your ilk to act like everyone else is emotional or angry when, in reality, you're just projecting those emotions on them.

"If I were him I would shoot myself too."

See what I mean? Do you really expect people to take you seriously when you say things like that? Do you enjoy discrediting yourself? Sure does seem like it.

You post here everyday. If you don't like the cartoons or Bennett then why do you post here? I thought you wasted enough time "besting fools today"? I guess that's why you posted 2 more posts.

It's not even challenging to make you look like an idiot. Heck, you do it yourself.

February 15, 2013 at 4:05 p.m.
chatt_man said...

From Easy's first four posts:

Why don't you take all that "Socialist" talk and shove it straight up your dumb ass where it belongs!

You're just a bastard with no adjectives, correct? Really, adjectives?

Then, being the son of a bitch you are, you can shove your head straight back up your ass and begin talking out of it again.

Now, go f*ck yourself.

And he wonders why timbo asks "Why do you have this anal fixation?

February 15, 2013 at 4:09 p.m.
Easy123 said...

chatt_man,

"And he wonders why timbo asks "Why do you have this anal fixation?"

Because I used a phrase that included the word "ass" twice? LMFAO!

Why is "anal" the first thing you think of when someone uses that phrase? Have you never heard it? Do you think I mean it literally? You said "Kiss my a$$" the other day. Do you have an anal fixation too?

JonRoss has said "ass" more than me. Does he have an anal fixation? He mentioned rape, sexual assault and groping too. Does he have deviant sexual desires?

Just wondering. Or are you just attacking the person that isn't on my side with ignorant statements about "anal fixations"?

February 15, 2013 at 4:10 p.m.
chatt_man said...

An Easy lesson:

I don't think it was the word ass twice. But, when your phrases include... "shove it straight up your dumb ass" , "shove your head straight back up your ass" and "Now, go f*ck yourself", then yes, it kinda paints that picture.

February 15, 2013 at 4:39 p.m.
Easy123 said...

You don't know shatt, man:

"then yes, it kinda paints that picture."

You do realize that those are common phrases, correct?

The only way those phrases could "pant that picture" is if you took them literally and not as idioms. Only a freaking moron would do that. Are you are freaking moron? Do you think it's witty to play dumb? LMFAO!

The anal fixation is yours and timbo's. Not mine.

February 15, 2013 at 4:44 p.m.
Easy123 said...

JonMoron,

"sick things that Bill Clinton has been accused of by a multitude of women."

That is all they will ever be: accusations.

"Given his confessions to engaging with Monica in the Oval Office those accusations from several women over a period of 20 years are more than credible."

Then why would none of them give their statements in court? Why did none of them seek justice under the law?

Admitting to having consensual sex with a woman does not give sexual assault allegations any merit or credibility. It's a non sequitur. But I wouldn't expect anything less from the most idiotic of idiots, JonRoss.

February 15, 2013 at 5:05 p.m.
chatt_man said...

Easy writes: That is all they will ever be: accusations.

Well, ok, but one of those accusations resulted in him perjuring himself and having his law license suspended.

February 15, 2013 at 5:57 p.m.
jesse said...

Won't be long nooga! I played yesterday,first round since mid October!shot 81 at brn.acres! Not bad for not having played in a while!!

February 15, 2013 at 6:14 p.m.
carlB said...

Carl Brackin

it appears to be easy for the opponents of President Obama to make the statement "obama's worse" THAN bUSH W. but when they try starting to explain how the President is worse, the Republicans realize that they don't have anything to "run on.." Apparently this is because of the policies and actions of the Cheney/Bush W. eight years, before Obama was elected. The history of the "FACT'S during their eight years could not be rewritten and would not go away, with the lies and Obama Bashing. The TRUTH WON for the Nation but not for Tnnessee.

We need the inreasing continuation of the Democratic voters, especially in Tennessee, getting involved in the election process

February 15, 2013 at 6:26 p.m.
chatt_man said...

Semper Fi? Thank you both for your service. And, (full disclosure) if that last post sounds like I hate Clinton, I would swap in a millisecond for who we have now.

February 15, 2013 at 7:02 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Nooga said: "The republicans are starting to eat their own, I can't begin to imagine what they would have done if Obama had of nominated another democrat for SOD, probably called in a firing squad."

Yes, the Republicans get downright malicious when things don’t go their way. Yesterday, John McCain told Fox News' Neil Cavuto that Republican opposition to defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel can be traced back to the Hagel’s criticism of former President Bush over the Iraq War, which is sort of humorous coming from McCain.

I recall John McCain being very critical of the Bush administration’s mismanagement of the Iraq war on more than one occasion - "Just incompetent," he's say. "Just terrible." But I guess McCain has conveniently forgotten all of this.

Indeed, Senator McCain seems to have a lot of difficulty when it comes to remembering facts about Iraq. When Colin Powell endorsed Obama for President, Senator McCain tried to suggest that our former Secretary of State was responsible for the Iraq invasion:

“Colin Powell, interestingly enough, said that Obama got us out of Iraq,” McCain told the National Review. “But it was Colin Powell, with his testimony before the U.N. Security Council, that got us into Iraq.”

February 15, 2013 at 7:32 p.m.
degage said...

Nooga, It is the gas taxes that is killing us, especially the feds. The libs want to blame the companies but they forget the feds make more on a gal of gas.

February 15, 2013 at 8:41 p.m.
mountainlaurel said...

Degage says: "It is the gas taxes that is killing us, especially the feds. The libs want to blame the companies but they forget the feds make more on a gal of gas."

Sounds like you’ve forgotten that the federal gas taxes are used toward things like highway and bridge construction. . . Without these cars wouldn’t be very useful.

February 15, 2013 at 11:26 p.m.
degage said...

laurel, I guess that is why Obama wants more tax money for bridges and roads. He isn't getting enough from gas taxes now that he is pushing electric cars.

February 16, 2013 at 7:02 a.m.
carlB said...

degage, is it not a shame that we never had any of our economic and tax problems before President Obama was elected to the Office?

February 17, 2013 at 6:21 a.m.
carlB said...

In the case some of you might be interested in Watching the Lead up of HOW the US GOT into the SELECTED invaasion of Iraq and YES, the misuse of our Military for personal, political, and Ideological puposes. Watch MSNBC MONDAY NIGHT @ 9:00 PM

February 17, 2013 at 6:36 a.m.
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