Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. bikerusl

    bikerusl said, over 1 year ago

    Me too ted… me too.

    Also, 2004: “no way bush will get re-elected after all that terrible last 4 years”

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @bikerusl

    Bush, jr was clearly America’s saviour. After Clinton did nothing to stop the 9/11 attacks, Bush, jr took over and no more attacks happened, so a grateful America elected him in ‘04 by a big margin. Besides, the US was in the middle of a war against a ruthless adversary consisting of 1 billion goatherds armed with sinister staffs, and the distraction of a change of president to a coward who got all his war medals by gaming the system (as proven by the reliable Swift Boat eyewitnesses) would have ensured America’s ignominious defeat and the imposition of Sharia Law.


    So the greatest historians like Rush and Beck rank Bush, jr as one of America’s greatest presidents (just behind Reagan).

  3. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That last frame was me. But I learned. After 1980 I never again underestimated the US voter.

  4. brine

    brine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Never take anything for granted, the stupidity of the people who actually vote is staggering!!!

  5. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    don’t forget that awful peanut farmer in 1976.

  6. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @bikerusl

    That truly was incredible. Kerry was far from perfect, but who could vote for Bush after the previous three years? And yet…

  7. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Well, it’s not totally our fault. Our elections offer choices between two losers. Inevitably, a loser wins.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Ted Rall

    Daniel Ellsberg once told me that there’s always a little difference between the candidates, just enough to make it worth voting.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    But political engagement doesn’t stop with voting. In between elections you can organize to try to educate people and change the political dynamics.

  10. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    I reluctantly agree. Things are won or lost at the margins. If Candidate B stinks one per cent less than Candidate A, I’m afraid that’s reason enough to vote for him.

  11. yusodum

    yusodum said, over 1 year ago

    Again, Americans miss the point: There is no such thing as democratic rights!

    Living in a democracy does not mean you have the right to vote for people you like and not vote if you don’t like the candidates.

    You have a democratic DUTY, if you live in a democracy. If none of the candidates available represent you, and you honestly believe that a majority wants something else then it is your duty to get politically active and run against them.

    And if you feel that ‘the system’ will not permit that, then you need to fight for a new system.

    If you are not running against the existing candidates, then you have no right to complain about them either.

  12. decimuscaelius

    decimuscaelius said, over 1 year ago

    40% of the American electorate doesn’t vote in presidential elections for a good reason. NONE OF THESE CAPITALIST CLOWNS REPRESENT US, AND THEY NEVER WILL! These elections are a sham, as is this sham democracy we live under. This is the decade when young people throw off the goodcop/badcop tag team that keeps the rest enthralled. It’s nearing revolution time, and i’m ready. Workers to power!

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @Ted Rall

    Shrub won on 9/11, it was a time when America was proud to be American, as corny as that sounds and as President he was poised as strong and dignified. He was proud to be an American when America wanted that. It took at least a couple of years for that luster to die off.
    .
    Obama won with nearly 8% unemployment and some reports say the number was actually over 8% just “fudged” to make him look less incompetent.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ted Rall

    “Well, it’s not totally our fault. Our elections offer choices between two losers. Inevitably, a loser wins.”

    I’ve voted third party since the Clinton Administration.

  15. Liz Dexic

    Liz Dexic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    …and after that you can’t believe that Reagan could get REelected. He already had Alzheimer’s. He took naps every afternoon. (still had time to gut the middle class, tho)

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