Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. jmattadams

    jmattadams GoComics PRO Member said, about 20 hours ago

    Comparing apples and suburbs here.

  2. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 20 hours ago

    If enough people would vote for Johnson or Stein, we could overthrow the siamese twins known as the 2 party system.
    I’m going to waste my vote on whichever has the best chance outside the 2 party system.

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 19 hours ago

    If Trump wins a Nader or Perot victory, we all will lose more than our movie houses or suburbs. False equivalence.

  4. pheymont

    pheymont GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    False equivalence indeed…
    In the movie ‘analogy’ there can be many winners, in an election only one (given that we all lose, no matter who wins)

    In the house ‘analogy’ the false assumption that suburban or rural life is better than urban life, certainly an assumption that our younger ‘hip’ generation and Sandersites aren’t likely to endorse.

    I seldom find myself at odds with Ted Rall, but today’s the day.

  5. NeedaChuckle

    NeedaChuckle said, about 14 hours ago

    Third parties would have more credibility if they showed up more often than every four years! Like run for mayor, city council, dog catcher, something!

  6. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 14 hours ago

    The one and ONLY thing the two parties can agree on is, there should BE NO THIRD PARTY! Elections are rigged in that sense – how primaries are run, who can get on the ballot are all controlled tightly by the two in power.

    Even the idea that you are throwing your vote away on a third party is one that comes from the two in power.

  7. habfan40

    habfan40 said, about 14 hours ago

    you vote is never wasted

  8. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    @Wabbit

    If the moon was made of green cheese, we could ship all the mice up there without feeling bad about it.
    All or nothing winners as the states generally mandate just ensure the third parties CANNOT win.

  9. edc1954

    edc1954 GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    Well, this is pretty stupid. These things are not at all analogous.

  10. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, about 13 hours ago

    Garry Johnson

  11. mattro53

    mattro53 said, about 13 hours ago

    @NeedaChuckle

    Look up the Working Families Party. They are making significant local gains. It’s going to be a long process.

  12. Anarcissie

    Anarcissie said, about 12 hours ago

    Smaller parties, like the Greens, do run candidates in local elections.

  13. Arghhgarrr

    Arghhgarrr GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    Only one person can be President while lots of movies can be shown and people can live in lots of places so the analogy does not scan.

    One way to make third party candidates more viable would be to introduce ranked voting. If people had the option of voting Green as their first choice but then having those votes applied to their second choice if no candidate reaches 50% situations like Florida in 2000 would not have occurred, while third parties would benefit from getting more than 15% and thus getting invited to debates and otherwise having an increasing effect as they become more popular.

  14. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, about 12 hours ago

    Third party: I won’t waste my vote on a candidate that is wackier than Trump!

  15. Mr Blawt

    Mr Blawt said, about 11 hours ago

    This is a pretty good point, but I’d like to turn it on it’s head. If we chose which movie to see like we picked presidents, we could only watch one every four years and our choices would be “Ishtar” or “Howard the Duck”
    We could live in the City or Suburb but you would have to decide if you wanted a house of sticks or a house of hay.
    The decisions we make as a people have gotten us where we are. Thank god individuals create movies for us to enjoy and we get to decide where we live and make it ours.

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