Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, about 1 year ago

    People might not come right out and say it this way, but that’s the way it’s viewed. “It’s our turn.” Results be damned….

  2. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    I so hope you’re right, Tigger.

  3. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    It’s also a matter of identitarianism – identifying with someone because they’re the same race, gender, etc. This is, of course, stupid. But it’s very pervasive. Tribalism always is.

  4. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 1 year ago

    Here is a small section of a satire I recently read

    “The Candidates are walked into the room, they walk proudly, if not willingly, two are exactly 6’2.53798, the perfect presidential height. Their steps parallel and uniform, glowing with leadership. Suited eloquently, hair in a perfect style and with eyes that sparkled like diamonds and beamed leadership. Candidate D had skin the colour of beautiful copper, that seemed and as a matter of fact did sparkle in the light. R was a pale and metallic grey, much like many of its supporters. Behind these glorious contenders was the runt in the back, unfit for leadership with inferior DNA, standing at 5’7, suit not perfectly pressed and indeed not walking in lockstep.

    All are real Americans. D candidate engineered from real american DNA, carefully taken from every ethnicity to prevent any discrimination, It would not be fair to minorities otherwise, every week carefully switching genders so as to keep things representative.

    R candidate being the first corporate candidate in history, given body by a cloud of nanobots. Now not having a central processor means no independent thought, as well as erroneous calculations, but even that wouldn’t help much for its positions. Finally the pipsqueak, clearly unfit for office is only 16 ethnicities, Not carefully engineered by any company but instead coming from the womb. She does not walk parallel in step, and would you believe it once stumbles on the walk to the center podium. A disgrace clearly, insulting our progress to representing the total population"

    In truth it appears that the favored strategy of policy entering election is a series of vague promises (Nobody wants the economy to crash, but what will help it and what a good economy is are subjects), within the soupy mess of what may on the given trend may simply become “I will make good things happen.” You see a rise of the campaign of the person, and as a result a strongly superficial election. Sadly this has strongly anti meritocratic ends, as intellectualism is generally frowned upon according to most polls and as a result incompetence becomes a desirable trait for leadership

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 1 year ago

    @Ted Rall

    Right. I voted for Obama because I’m black (or mixed, or whatever). Not.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t want to see Hillary run in 2016 for a variety of reasons, but maybe the Republicans will run Sarah Plain and Small, meaning the field is open for the Democrats to run a paraplegic chimpanzee and beat her?? It would be nice to get over 2014 before thinking about 16 and whether EITHER party can come up with a truly qualified person, male or female.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Any choice from the two Plutocrat parties won’t be a good choice. Any who would not be part of the Plutocrats won’t have a chance to run. Elizabeth Warren is one I’d like to see run eventually. Never happen. She could try but the party would attack her and not back her.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    Republicans have been acting crypto-racist since they have tried to do everything not to work with this president no matter how he helps them and agrees with them. Even when he takes their idea, PPACA, for himself. Then it is immediately hated by the R’s and everything they liked about it they now hate. Sorry that is how it reads.

  9. avarner

    avarner said, about 1 year ago

    We could start by not supporting ANYONE from either party that is a known, proven liar. That would eliminate a lot of the names commonly mentioned.

    As far as Hillary goes, she will never be president. None of her records are sealed. And she has said and done some truly atrocious things. And yes, boys & girls – there is video. And LOTS of it..

  10. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 1 year ago

    Hillary is a far cry from “inept”!
    I believe that she was the driving force behind Bill’s political success.
    I had the privilege of meeting them both, and while driving in the motorcade to the North Little Rock celebration of Bill’s election, I had the opportunity to listen in on the conversation among her press corps.
    There was an anecdote about her having told the staff to place the campaign posters anywhere they could, but they were to place ALL OF THEM somewhere. They laughed about the fact that when they were down to one poster, they hung it over a cow in the pasture.
    Don’t underestimate this woman. She deserves, and has earned, respect.
    ,
    Anyhow, “What difference at this point does it make?”
    Smiley

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    Right. I voted for Obama because I’m black (or mixed, or whatever). Not.

    I voted for Obama (twice) because, unlike Ted, I have no problem choosing between a kick in the shin and a kick in the crotch.

  12. J. Mark Danley

    J. Mark Danley GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    So Obama hasn’t done ANYthing huh? So CONgress has nothing to do with government, is that what you’re saying? Republican obstructionism in the Senate and a House that voted 47 times to repeal his signature legislation has NOTHING to do with the lack of governance of the last 5 years? That ONE PRESIDENT is ALL that stands between the people and the laws we wanted when we voted for him? That his election was not the hard-fought battle for what we thought was right, but merely us liberals saying it was the black guy’s turn? That the LANDSLIDES of 2008 and 2012 was just America’s way of saying “Let the nice boy over there have a turn?”

    Sorry Ted, you just lost a subscriber for either your sheer stupidity or your total lack of cognizance of history

    Oh, and HERE is the list of accomplishments:
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/11/23/1257892/-Obama-accomplishments

  13. J. Mark Danley

    J. Mark Danley GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    WTF? People don;t dislike Palin because she is WHITE, we dislike her because she’s an inept, lying half-term politician who can’t think before she speaks. If she had even half a brain she’d be dangerous.

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Every one knows Hillary is a closet vegetarian. That is why she was so concerned about Anthony Weaner and her one time “assistant”

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Donald Williams

    almost right, I give the Liar/cheater in Chief a lot of Credit. He was the most intelligent President in modern history. Hillary? She knew her place and was a driving force, but she does not have the same brain power nor charisma as oh shuck I feel your pain billy boy as he picks your back pocket. Hillary would just stick a knife between the blades.

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