Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, almost 2 years ago

    (!) Who exactly said that Obama would move strongly to the right on his second term? Would that he were a “liberal”. It would be a big improvement. (2) Raising taxes in an economic downturn (and we’re still in one) is simply a bad idea. (3) As for Hagel, this nomination defies analysis. (4) Did anyone seriously think the bankers would lose control? (5) Another WPA would be a good idea, but the “stimulus” was much more fun as half a trillion dollars was handed out to the Democrats’ buddies. Can’t be Santa Claus with an WPA.(6) Uh oh

  2. Sr NONliberal

    Sr NONliberal said, almost 2 years ago

    Starting to believe the hypothesis that there is a smoking man in charge…

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    A popular entertainer described the modern Democrats as Reagan Republicans and Republicans as…welll… to the right of that.
    Mr. Obama has, in his quest to be the bipartisan president, made many concessions to the Republicans which is one reason the Republicans retook the house in 2010. Disillusioned Dems and Independents stayed home.
    If the Republicans had been able to attract a small number of minorities, including women, they would have won the presidency in 2012. Dems are upset with the president but afraid of conservatives. Repubs are too focused on social issues and tax cuts instead of jobs.
    We need to become nine issue voters. Pick nine things that are important to you and put them out there to be seen. Out of nine issues, there should be SOMETHING we can agree on.
    If not, the doomsday clock will keep clicking towards midnite.
    I almost never use liberal sites to back up my comments, and I’ve never done what I’m about to do, but if conservatives don’t trust this site, then the world is definately tilted off of its axis.
    ^
    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/01/15/end-near-doomsday-clock-holds-at-5-til-midnight/
    ^
    Yes… Fox reported this.
    “We have the chance to turn the pages over,
    With the power to be powerful…”
    Is it worth sacrificing the world in order to prove someone is ‘right’?
    We’re in the lifeboat together. We live or die, together.
    Come together.
    Respectfully,
    Hopefully,
    C.

  4. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, almost 2 years ago

    The worst thing that can happen to the Democratic party is to have their candidate elected. But, the worst thing that can happen to the Republican party is to have THEIR candidate elected. Ergo, the only reason either party exists at all is that the other party exists. WHY, then, does each party hate the other one so much??!?

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    Obama has grabbed zero guns, rightie, and plans to grab zero guns. If you can’t be believed on the easy stuff, why should anyone trust you on anything?

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    Presidents almost always tend to be more moderate and chastened in their second terms. (Well, GWB did try to get rid of Social Security but he was “special.”)
    .
    I agree with Rall though. Anyone who’s ever called Obama a socialist — or even a liberal — is hopelessly cluelessly enmired in the kind of paranoia that would make gun and ammo sales surge after an elementary school is massacred.

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @jrmerm

    Agree on 1, 2, 4, partly disagree on 5 (not Solyndra again, please!).

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    On 3: Hagel is a personal friend of the President, a senator, a businessman, a war hero (enlisted) and not on the take from AIPAC. What’s not to like?

  8. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, almost 2 years ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    The stimulus was a blatant looting of the treasury. It had no chance of success, and actually had a negative effect on local govts in some cases. As for Hagel, he’s probably no worse than any other likely candidate. But nominating him is just begging for political trouble, and I’m personnaly sick and tired of the growing anti-Israel sentiment in this administration.

  9. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 2 years ago

    My withholding tax went up even though I’m a long way from 250,000.

  10. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 2 years ago

    Of course, in reality, they raised taxes on people making more than, what was it, $450,000 dollars? So, in reality, nearly all of “Bush’s tax cuts for the rich” went to people making less than that. Which means that, in reality, the canard “Bush’s tax cuts for the rich” was never anything more than an outright lie.

  11. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The United States has never had a liberal president. Period.

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @jrmerm

    The main problem with the stimulus was it’s size – too small! But that’s just me talking and ,uhhh, lets see, Nobel Price winner Paul Krugman :-)

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    I don’t think that there is an actual ANTI-Israel sentiment in the current administration. It’s just that the PRO-Israel sentiment is declining. One of the reasons for that might be that the “U.S. alley in the region” hasn’t moved ONE FINGER since 9/11 to actually support the U.S. in its wars. No flyovers, no black sites, no boots on the ground, nothing, and they are just two countries over from Iraq. And that after billions and billions in foreign aid and weapons. With friends like these…

  13. decimuscaelius

    decimuscaelius said, almost 2 years ago

    Obama was hired by the ruling class to accomplish two tasks: Task number one is to keep the working class quiet and demoralized, especially black, brown, and female workers. On this he has succeeded so far. Task number two is to unite the capitalist class behind a coherent program to maintain political power and increase overall profit taking. On this task he has failed. The rulers are the most disunited, since the end of the US civil war. And while the biggest and greediest are making out, the global crisis of capitalist overproduction is just not going away.

  14. Anarcissie

    Anarcissie said, almost 2 years ago

    The rich guy saying ‘Guess this makes me a Democrat’ is the key to the present Administration.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Tom Tomorrow nailed it with his “Idea of Obama” strips. Obama has always been a moderate Democrat, very much in the mold of Bill Clinton. Clinton was willing to go along with financial deregulation & cutbacks on welfare that would have been hard for a Republican President to have pushed through.

    Delusional conservatives think Obama has a core belief in a radical social agenda… so do a lot of delusional liberals.

    http://www.credoaction.com/comics/2009/10/the_idea_of_obama/

    http://www.credoaction.com/comics/2009/12/the-return-of-the-the-idea-of-obama/

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