Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
    ― Benjamin Franklin

  2. Rad-ish

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

    The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday narrowly rejected an effort to stop the National Security Agency from collecting millions of U.S. residents’ telephone records.

    Late in the day, the House rejected a bipartisan amendment, with more than 30 co-sponsors, that would have prohibited the NSA from bulk collection of phone records from U.S. carriers and cut off funding for the phone records collection program as currently designed.

  3. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 2 years ago

    “Yes we can!” evidently = “No, we can’t!”

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    At least 90% of the Arabs I know agree that Obama gives the most wonderful speeches they’ve ever heard (in translation, of course). They were gaping in admiration at his speech in Cairo shortly after his inauguration in ‘09.

    I don’t know enough Arabic to know if they have an expression like ‘Actions speak louder than words,’ and their limited English makes it impossible for me to ask them that question. But that’s certainly their feeling.

  5. matthewmockerman1961

    matthewmockerman1961 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Why does everyone think a sitting president gets evrything he asks for? Obama cannot shut down Gitmo just by declaring it to be shut down. That power lies in congress, as does the “Drone Surveillance” thing. A president leads by directing the national conversation, most of what is actually done is done by congress according to the Constitution- AND WE KNOW WHAT THE CONGRESS IS DOING FOR YEARS NOW = NOTHING!!!

  6. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, about 2 years ago

    Proof, please. I’m truly sorry that I can’t just accept your statement at face value, even if I did read it in a comic strip.

  7. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 2 years ago

    Once again this cartoon reminds me of the story about the Ukrainian peasant who is starving along with his family and says “If Comrade Stalin knew what was happening here, he would fix it”, thus ignoring the fact that what was happening was the deliberate result of Comrade Stalin’s policies.

  8. Rad-ish

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

    You guys still defend Bush and Reagan.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    “Gitmo is open because it works.”
    How does it work? The only thing I see is a place to store people forever with no plans to do anything further. And a very good reason for anyone, including militant Islamists, to hate the US. An excellent recruiting tool for Al-Qaeda.

    “Drones save lives.”
    For now. Soon, when the “other side” has the same nanotechnology, the Boston bombings will just be the tip of the iceburg. If there was ANY value in the idea that “we need to fight them over there so we won’t need to fight them over here”, drones will make that value moot.

    In response to the ideas you promote about Mr. Obama being a great divider: his very presence made him a great divider even before he was elected president. And while it is true that rich people are not evil per se, when a wealthy person is evil he/she can cause far more damage for a much longer time than if that same person were not wealthy. Witness the continuing banking scandals that the American taxpayer continues to be “responsible” for. And as to your first assertion:

    “If he was honest then liberals would have never voted for him nor his party.”

    Let’s use the example of the race between Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan. Mr. Mondale was honest. He said that Mr. Reagan’s deficit spending policies had hurt our economy so badly that a tax increase was mandatory. This was the truth. Mr. Reagan beat the crap out of him, then went on to sponsor the largest tax increase in American history. And many people still consider him to be a saint.

    George Romney was considered a lock to win the nomination and presidency in 1968, but he got the cold shoulder when he told us, truthfully, that we had been “brainwashed” about Viet Nam.

    Paul Tsongas was honest when he told people that the president can’t be Santa Claus. He didn’t even make it through the primaries. Jimmy Carter was spot on when he made his “malaise” speech. Look where that got him.

    The American voting public has shown over and over that honesty is not a high priority, and have often punished those who were honest.

    We reap what we sow.

  10. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    If only we had a President, not an amateur.

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 2 years ago

    If only the House GOP hadn’t defunded the closing of GITMO

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago


    The Congress is at 11% for satisfaction, 83% dissatisfaction.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The problem is with our enforced two party monopoly they had no one else to vote for in the 50 states. Until that monopoly is broken the Plutocrats will win with their choices every time. The fast death of the Republicans or the slow death of the Democrats. That is death of the last bits of the Republic.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    How long has the Congress been on vacation?

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    Obama is the black Reagan, gives good speeches but they tend to be opposite of what he does.

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