Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 3 years ago

    Let me guess which party those 20% belong to.

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, almost 3 years ago

    @TheAwesomeBoiseStateBroncoFan

    “bad asses” isn’t the phrase which describes them suitably.

  3. einarbt7

    einarbt7 said, almost 3 years ago

    “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Please note that for the government to fear the people the people do not have to be armed.

    No democracy in the US anymore – well I guess it depends on your the definition of democracy.

  4. chassimmons

    chassimmons GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m curious who the other 80% were. Now where I live in Boston, MA, there are always a sizeable number of “ineligible voters” on the roll, because when people move — and they often do — they rarely bother to tell the voter registration people to take them off. So it takes a year or two for them to get purged. No fraud is involved, or if it is, it’s very rare, but there don’t catch anyone.
    Is that what makes up the other 80%?

  5. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 3 years ago

    Bad-ass. Can be good (Clint Eastwood, Neil deGrasse Tyson).
    Or not. (Republicans).

  6. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 3 years ago

    @CDK

    No, the other 80% were ineligible. They may have died, or moved. As chassimmons pointed out, no fraud intended. People who move don’t bother to inform the election board, and people who are dead can’t inform the election board.

  7. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, almost 3 years ago

    The lack of faith we have in the Republicans is one of their weapons.

  8. Gail Adams

    Gail Adams GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Jim Crow is historically a Democrat. They invented him to put dowb the blacks, who at that time voted Republican.

  9. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 3 years ago

    @Gail Adams

    But who is using Jim Crow tactics now?
    Which party did the segregationists Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms switch to?
    What party did Harry Truman, the president who desegregated the Armed Forces, belong to?
    What party controlled both the Congress and White House when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed and signed?

  10. sjc14850

    sjc14850 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Gail Adams

    …and the party affiliation of those people 130 years ago is relevant HOW? Remember, in the 1970s, how all those Dixiecrats became… umm… Republicans?

  11. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, almost 3 years ago

    And Florida fired an employee who tried to NOTIFY the purgees that they had been dropped from the voting rolls! They were only supposed to be told when they went to vote!

  12. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    While I am a firm believer in democracy and, as a matter of public policy, want to see the franchise extended as widely as possible, integrity compels me to point out that, contrary to the mistaken assertion of many of my fellow liberals, there is no Constitutional right to vote, however much we may wish there were.
     
    Don’t take my word for it. Look at the history of Constitutional amendments. Of the 27 we have adopted, no fewer than 6 of them have extended the vote to people who didn’t previously have it. If there had been a right to vote embedded in the Constitution, none of these amendments would have been needed:
     • 14th (1868), to 21-year-old male citizens
     • 15th (1870), no limit based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude
     • 19th (1920), to women
     • 23rd (1961), to DC residents for president, if Congress agrees
     • 24th (1964), cannot be conditioned on payment of poll tax
     • 26th (1971), not based on age, if over 18
     
    All the Constitution says is that to the extent that states permit their citizens to vote, they may not restrict that ability on the basis of one of the above conditions. But the only amendment that specifically ordered a popular vote (the 17th, 1916, for US senators), just specified that “the people” do the voting, and left it up to the states to decide who “the people” were.

    In addition, many states deny the vote to convicted felons and adjudicated incompetents. And of course nobody lets children vote.

  13. 38lowell

    38lowell said, almost 3 years ago

    …and many states do not deny the vote to convicted felons!

  14. JustforLaughs

    JustforLaughs said, almost 3 years ago

    @pouncingtiger

    Remove the “bad” and you’ve pretty much got an accurate assessment.

  15. GrimmaTheNome

    GrimmaTheNome said, almost 3 years ago

    Who’ll notice? The rest of the world. Those countries which the US wants to adopt democracy or which the US criticizes for not being properly democratic, oh, they’ll notice. Also people in other democracies who still can’t quite get their heads round Bush/Gore and what a dire effect that on subsequent events in the rest of the world. Unfortunately what you guys do still matters globally.

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