Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 2 years ago

    One earns and invests his own money. One takes and wastes mine. i can’t wait to be out of ‘touch’.

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    One wants to vastly lower his own taxes and vastly increase federal and state deficits. One wants to let his taxes increase slightly back towards historical norms and pay down the deficit. Can’t wait to hear the debates.

  3. taratus

    taratus said, over 2 years ago

    One born into a life of modest means with dark skin, the other born very rich and very pale. BTW, how does the one with a median income afford designer throw pillows? Shouldn’t she be saving that money in her IRA so we all won’t have to pay to support her when she is 72?

  4. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’m not sure that having money equals being out of touch with average people. Maybe we should have concrete examples rather than just a dollar-count.

  5. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @taratus

    Are you sure those throw pillows are designer? They look cartoon to me…

  6. avarner

    avarner said, over 2 years ago

    A smart consumer judges a product by the end result of it’s use.

    This product – although very well marketed ( By the MSM) – isn’t providing very good results.

    May be time to switch brands….

  7. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 2 years ago

    Ted, the premise of this toon is ridiculous. It’s just a cheap shot that won’t convince any reasonable person.

    Is a person who begins life in the poor or middle class, who manages to make it to a higher income bracket, inherently out of touch? Is someone who starts in the upper class always a foe of the lower classes? The answer to both is clearly no (consider Bill Clinton and FDR in each case).

    IMO, there are ample reasons to say that Romney is out of touch based on what he’s said and done. Obama doesn’t seem to me to be out of touch as much as inexperienced and too willing to compromise with the bullies in the GOP.

  8. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, over 2 years ago

    @CasualBrowser

    “I’m not sure that having money equals being out of touch with average people. Maybe we should have concrete examples rather than just a dollar-count.”

    Mitt romney knows what a dressage horse is, but not a doughnut. Concrete enough?

  9. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, over 2 years ago

    @Heavy B

    And he thinks that someone wanting to start a business or go to college can easily borrow what they need from their parents.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    At least Romney made his in the private sector. He did not become a millionaire while in office.

  11. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The debates this fall, if there are any, will remind you of clowns throwing pies at each other!

  12. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    “I turn the channel when O or Mitchell is on tv”
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    Yes, it would be too uncomfortable to consider that your precocieved notions could be wrong and actually listen to something that might challenge them…

  13. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @CasualBrowser

    That’s "preconceived "

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The thing is that even the Romney supporters don’t like him. Nobody likes him, even his own party.
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    And Romney doesn’t like his supporters. Look at the tapes of when Willard was ‘mingling’ with the common folks in Iowa. He could hardly stand it. He wouldn’t touch cookies that had been baked for him. He snubs people when the cameras are not on.
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    If he came to your house, Republicans on this board, he wouldn’t touch your food and couldn’t wait to get out of there.
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    In terms of interaction with common people, he is very much like Richard Nixon.

  15. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    Romney has an incredible opportunity to show through his own personal experience how the American political system has affected his own success, how policy creates or destroys jobs, how job creators really do create jobs, etc.

    But he can’t just stand behind a podium with his sleeves rolled up and say “Trust me! What’s good for me is good for YOU!” without his audience begging for the details.

    He should be leading the discussion of why Swiss bank accounts are beneficial for middle class and working class people. He should be showing haggard wage slaves how incorporating could improve their tax situation.

    Why is he so embarrassed about this real-life narrative? It’s a remarkable story.

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