Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    …and he stole Ohio in 04 (I know, red meat for the trolls).

  2. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 2 years ago

    My head hurts.

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    If the Shrub had gotten all the votes in Florida he claimed, it wouldn’t have mattered if not for the Electoral College system which gives the Presidency to someone who doesn’t win the real vote.

    The Electoral College is obsolete.

    Today, everyone has access to the same news and information. And interests by state are not the same. A farmer in Iowa probably has more in common with a farmer in Colorado than he does with a factory worker or a banker in Iowa.

  4. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    At least Rutherford B. Hayes didn’t start a war on false pretenses.

  5. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, over 2 years ago

    Are we done here? Please say yes…

  6. Morgil Ravenswing

    Morgil Ravenswing said, over 2 years ago

    @rightisright

    (laughs uproariously)

    So let me get this straight. You’re saying that there WASN’T fraud involved in a guy winning disputed election via a state where the governor was his brother and the official certifying the ballot was his local campaign manager? Swear to God, if that happened in Carjackistan, we’d bomb the bejeezus out of the place.

  7. Crumbucket

    Crumbucket GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Do you have a blog?

  8. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 2 years ago

    @Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    I know you’re not interested, but it is a big issue for us here in the US.

  9. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 2 years ago

    Hey, Rightisright, I hope you’ll be gracious enough to eat your words and smile if your predictions about the upcoming election don’t come true.
    I’ve always noticed that you I’m-right-and-there’s-no-question-about-it types are never as gracious in defeat as you are smug in victory.
    Even if there hasn’t been a victory yet; and if the polls are correct, I wouldn’t be betting on a ROMNEY LANDSLIDE.

  10. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Corvus shuckandjivus insists that what drives the push for voter ID laws are a handful of documented voter fraud cases. I thought such laws were popular because we have a sizable undocumented alien population (and two consecutive administrations with little interest in enforcing immigration laws), and the logical failsafe against keeping noncitizens from the polls seems to be getting the citizens properly documented for voting purposes.
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    What is the alternative solution? By what other means can we safeguard against votes by ineligible voters?
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    Most people associate voter fraud with machine politics and the sort of skullduggery after the polls are closed. (For example, Chicago’s legendary “First Ward” elections, by which votes are recounted over and over again until the desired results come about.) Voter ID laws aren’t going to take on institutionalized ballot stuffing. That requires improved checks and balances against machine politics.

  11. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Yes, indeed he did. And it’s probably worse today. Voter machine fraud is rampant and widespread but nothing seems to be being done about it.


    In response to Borntalkingback’s request, inThursday’s comments I posted a description of what the Bush-Chenney-Rove machine did to cover their tracks as well as some of the blatant vulnerabilites of the voting machines. I listed a large number of references and well as names and google search terms. It is comment ~#53.

    http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2012/07/26

  12. basshwy

    basshwy said, over 2 years ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Agreed, but unfortunately it is water under the bridge. If voting was compulsory, you would get a much better representation of what the people want.

  13. Mozleron

    Mozleron said, over 2 years ago

    If the problem is too many ineligible voters, why not work to make them eligible? Why is the discussion on illegal aliens always so focused on keeping them out? We’ve shown time and again that our economy thrives in part because of people willing to come here and work what the rest of us would consider distasteful. So, why not find a way to make them welcome and able to escape the poverty and chaos back home legally? Why does it have to be so difficult to become a citizen?

    More to the point of the comic: If the only people that are allowed to vote are the rich, white, land owning males, then what sort of votes will they cast come election times? Does anyone actually believe they will be altruistic enough in any meaningful and significant numbers to cast votes that could in any possible way be construed as to be in anyone’s interest but their own? I think we can see how that worked out in the era spanning post-reconstruction through the 1950s in the former Confederate states.

    It is odd to me that there seems to be a strong correlation between perpetrators of the worst bigotry and hate and those that also claim to be followers of particular sects of the dominant religion of the landmass. I seem to recall there being a few passages within nearly all versions of their sacred book about being good to each other, doing unto others as you want them to do unto you, and one other bit about some kind of reckoning for ones actions in the end. If there was an actual belief in the latter, then it would seem to be mutually exclusive with the former. Since those do not seem to be mutually exclusive as shown by actions (which, we are told, speak louder than words), then it tells me the latter is merely being used as a simple pretext to make the former seem ok, thus making it acceptable to be a total dick to your neighbors.

  14. wmbrainiac

    wmbrainiac said, over 2 years ago

    thanks for this series, mr trudeau

  15. squeeter123

    squeeter123 said, over 2 years ago

    Those that use racism to make a point are racist themselves, sorry but your views are so skewed at times you become unreadable.

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