Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Couldn’t agree more.
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    Republican ‘leaders’:
    Romney
    Boehner
    McConnell
    Cantor
    Paul Ryan
    Ron Paul
    Rand Paul
    Rick Perry
    Rick Santorum
    Newt Gingrich
    Bob McDonnell
    Rush Limbaugh
    Michelle Bachmann
    The Koch Brothers
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    And the TSE (tax somebody else) party.
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    And that doesn’t even include Bush, Cheney, and the neocons.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Forgot Grover Norquist.
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    Who does pay his salary, anyway?

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    But I’ve grown older and wiser
    And that’s why I’m turning you in
    So love me, love me, love me, I’m a liberal
    .
    Phil Ochs

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    Ted, I know these numbers are disturbing to you and your liberal buddies, but sometimes you have to look outside your Leftie cocoon.
    Governors
    Republican-30
    Democrat -20
    House of Representatives
    Republicans-234
    Democrats-201

  5. jackson49

    jackson49 said, about 2 years ago

    cut in food stamps= Lay-offs at mall wort…feasting on tax $$$, reactionaries lift huge boulders to throw at the people, only to drop it on their own feet..

  6. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    If our Congressional districts were not gerrymandered, Dems would control the House. Texas is an especially egregious example.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Quite right. A majority of the stupid voters voted for Democrats for the House of Representative, but our wise and voracious Gerrymander ate enough of their votes that we got a House that is much better for America. For example, they’ve repealed Obamacare countless times. And, while they failed in their vow to see that Obama was a one-term president, they’ve shown the determination and resolve to try, try again, and I’m sure they’ll succeed in making absolutely certain that Obama is NOT a three-term president.

  8. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 2 years ago

    @edinbaltimore

    You mean if the Dems were in the majority, they could gerrymander.

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    I was studying civics in a British textbook back in the ‘70s, and they covered the US political system: “Like Britain, America has two major political parties. One of those parties is virtually indistinguishable from our own Conservative Party, and the other is virtually indistinguishable from our own Conservative Party.”


    Now, of course, that textbook would have to be updated: Britain has three major parties, all virtually indistinguishable from each other. And they’re now trying to so the right thing and privatise their healthcare system so it will be as good as the one in the US. As many have pointed out, Stephen Hawking was very lucky he lives in the US, since if he’d lived in the other Cambridge, the British NHS would have decided his life wasn’t worth saving.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    Weeks ago, one of our commentators related statements given them by European friends who said that the the USA is not truly a democracy because we only have two parties.
    The fiasco in Venezuela shows what can happen when one party dominates nationally. Hugo Chavez became the elected dictator.
    In many of the states where the Republicans have the majority in the Governor’s office, and legislature, we see another example. Leaders who ran on the premise of job creation have instead moved on social issues and on passing laws and redistricting that will make voting harder for people who typically vote liberal and will make their grip on power stronger. Gay marriage and abortion are treated as more important that 20% of our bridges being substandard and crushing unemployment and underpaid people who are unable to pay the taxes or buy the goods that help grow our economy.
    Rule by a group is called an oligarchy. Nationally, we have a two party oligarchy that ‘eats its young’. They punish moderates who don’t put party before country, and fail to pass important legislation in a civil and respectful manner resulting in constant crises which the head of the IMF said is effecting not only our economy but the economy of the planet.
    I wish there was a moderate Republican I could get behind. I tire of voting against people and long for the chance to find someone for whom I can vote with hope and reasonable expectations for a better nation.
    We need two parties at least. Five might actually make us a representative democracy where parties have to work together in order to put together a legislative coalition.
    However, one thing on which our two parties work hard and in bipartisan manner is to prevent other parties from ever seeing the light of day.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  11. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, about 2 years ago

    They might be hoping for pitty votes.

  12. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 2 years ago

    @Gary Kleppe

    Not really.
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    Chavez made heavy use of artificial price controls in order to give the appearance of his making products more affordable to the average person, only for this to bite everyone in the nation hard.
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    You see, a lot of Chavez’ prices were so low that a number of producers were taking a loss, and so rather than continue to take losses they simply quit producing. As a result, shortages of various commodities began to hit the country, grocery stores were forced to fill shelves with whatever random products they could get their hands on, and security needed to be on hand whenever certain products did finally make their way to the stores.
    []
    But rather than admit the price controls were wonky, however, Chavez responded by blaming it all on the producers.

  13. bowtiedaddy

    bowtiedaddy said, about 2 years ago

    Who was it that said:
    If you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart.
    If you are not a conservative at 30, you have no soul.

  14. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 2 years ago

    @bowtiedaddy

    Never had a soul. What now?

  15. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 2 years ago

    I agree whole-heartedly with your first comment, Tigger. In today’s world, there is no reason for gerrymandering to exist. It is a simple program to divide up states into congressional districts by population density alone. Any number of programmers could create one that would take politics out of it completely. If I had the time, I would love to create a few and see just how each party fares in an election compared to how they fare in a non-gerrymandered situation.

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