Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. bikerusl

    bikerusl said, about 5 years ago

    I don’t get it. Google says Malia is a place in Crete…. and also one of Obamas daughters… his daughter is running against him for the Republickenz because President is the only job??? That’s pretty convoluted.

  2. formally known as doc white

    formally known as doc white said, about 5 years ago


    She is working the phones for the GOP.

  3. kreole

    kreole said, about 5 years ago


    bikerus!——-It’s not convulated at all. His daughter Malia needed a job and she got the only job opening in America. Your question of, “because President is the only job?” was the only convulated thing I saw that you wrote. You made no sense…….

  4. grayhares01

    grayhares01 said, about 5 years ago

    Can somebody get bikerusl a new brain. the current one doesn’t seem to be working properly…

  5. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 5 years ago

    There are plenty of shovel ready jobs on the Trans-Continental railroad that goes from the 57 United States to that place where they speak Austrian. [credit and thanks to Mark Steyn]

  6. Noveltman

    Noveltman said, about 5 years ago

    Obama has tried “compromise” far too long. But if you think about it, had he come into the White House with his slight (and some say imaginary) majority and FIXED everything, everyone would have had a big problem with his LACK of compromise.

  7. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    It’s figurative. Rall is saying his base is so eroded even his daughters would be working against him.

    His base is tired of him bending over backwards and conceding core values before the fight’s even begun in an attempt to appease a party that has absolutely no intention of compromising with him — it’d be political suicide for them to amongst their own base. That being said, Obama’s approval ratings are higher than theirs.

  8. kreole

    kreole said, about 5 years ago


    jrmerm….your reference to the shovel ready jobs from the 57 United States was rich…right on!

  9. RasDaoud

    RasDaoud said, about 5 years ago

    It seems to me that what Rall is saying is much simpler: the failure to create jobs has left Malia no option than to work for the GOP, whose campaigns are about the only growth industry in the US. The rest of the analyses go to much deeper levels of dissatisfaction, but are not those expressed by his daughter (presumably she accepts his core values — accommodation rather than negotiation, liberal economic theory, aspiration to the middle class.

    Still, a funny cartoon. Thanks, Ted

  10. bikerusl

    bikerusl said, about 5 years ago

    OK, that makes sense that the receptionist is his daughter. But his kids are literally still kids aren’t they? The woman looks to be a lot older than one of Obama’s kids. Also, the situation of him meeting here there just bumping into each other is weird… I was trying to look at his jacket and read to see if he was turning republican too.
    Anyway, I think this is not Ted’s best, sorry to be so critical. “Only job in America” is also just a bit too useless of a hyperbole. What about all the “professional” “volunteers” in the military?

  11. Cam22

    Cam22 said, about 5 years ago

    Keep the kids out of it, Ted.

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