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Ted Rall for October 01, 2010

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    Lavocat  almost 11 years ago

    Seriously, here, WTF? Dude, get yer own damned blog, ‘kay?

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    Lavocat  almost 11 years ago

    Obama’s greatest crime was raising all of our expectations - just to get elected - and then showing his true colors upon being elected.

    Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us.

    We won’t be fooled again.

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    edmondd  almost 11 years ago

    One must be pragmatic and smart Lavocat, if we let the Tea jacobins or Republicans make progress, well then we better start thinking about moving to Canada, Brazil or Venezuela, or somewhere else you feel comfortable living in.

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    Odon  almost 11 years ago

    If the dems had any gumption they would be helping Obama get the job done.

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    lonecat  almost 11 years ago

    Maybe it’s cut and paste, but it says a lot that I agree with. I’m a far leftie who wants Obama to succeed, even if he’s not a bearded Marxist.

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    lonecat  almost 11 years ago

    And the cartoon is hilarious.

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    edmondd  almost 11 years ago

    Fennec I will forward your thoughts to the writer of that essay: Frank Schaeffer.

    I, like most of these bloggers and Ted Rall, am quite disappointed at the rate of this so called “change” so far. We have seen almost a Bush Lite continuation on some (or most) government policies, and our expectation was much more greater. But as Mr. Fennec explains, we mustn’t give up just yet. What moved me to action (and by this I mean I am looking forward to vote and start making some activism, at least sharing things like this wherever I have the chance), was when I read the following statement from Mr. Obama (and I hope these bloggers and Ted can agree with me that we should mobilize to action instead of just complaining):

    “The idea that we’ve got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible. Everybody out there has to be thinking about what’s at stake in this election and if they want to move forward over the next two years or six years or 10 years on key issues like climate change, key issues like how we restore a sense of equity and optimism to middle-class families who have seen their incomes decline by five percent over the last decade. If we want the kind of country that respects civil rights and civil liberties, we’d better fight in this election. And right now, we are getting outspent eight to one by these 527s that the Roberts court says can spend with impunity without disclosing where their money’s coming from. In every single one of these congressional districts, you are seeing these independent organizations outspend political parties and the candidates by, as I said, factors of four to one, five to one, eight to one, 10 to one. We have to get folks off the sidelines. People need to shake off this lethargy, people need to buck up. Bringing about change is hard — that’s what I said during the campaign. It has been hard, and we’ve got some lumps to show for it. But if people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren’t serious in the first place. If you’re serious, now’s exactly the time that people have to step up”

    so…what he said…let’s do it.*

    *(not my quote either)

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    myming  almost 11 years ago

    ^ you got nothing out of it except counting the number of words ? he/she/it is saying what i’ve been saying for a long time… DO something about it !!!!!!!!!!!!! get up off your a$$ and DO something. stop bi&^*ing, moaning, and complaining. everyone wants something good to happen - it’s NOT going to happen unless we MAKE it happen…

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    sirrom567  almost 11 years ago

    I agree totally with Schaeffer (and the rest of you who also agree), but I’d also like to point out the inanity of a software algorithm that comes up with gems like “impbleeepe,” “bleeepbleeepination,” and “compbleeepionate.” GoComics, stop treating us like children, or we’ll all get new pbleeepports, move to Mbleeepachusetts, and play pbleeepacaglias on our organs!

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    lonecat  almost 11 years ago

    ^ Do we really need to know what you do with your organ?

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    sirrom567  almost 11 years ago

    As Bach might say, “None of your fugueing business!”

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    lonecat  almost 11 years ago

    That concerto is really grosso.

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    edmondd  almost 11 years ago

    I don’t think it is a real manifesto as real manifestos are not sold, just bestowed. I do want to buy the book though, but right now I’m unemployed and with approximately 4 dlls in my bank account.

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    WillyL  almost 11 years ago

    edmonnd, you think anyone will read all that —- (stuff). Right or wrong. Get a life.

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    RationalEmpiricist  almost 11 years ago

    I agree with Churchill entirely, nice surprise. That was the most pretentious and irritating editorial I have ever had the displeasure to skim. It has no place on a Ted Rall comic, especially this particular one where Ted is making fun of a moderate except maybe ironically. Ted would mess that guy up. Please do show me all these radical leftists I keep hearing about. Ted is about the only one who exists in America.

    And he is right btw. We know that DUBYA is a mass murderer already. What would proof of a few thousand more people do?

    I do wish Ted would let up on criticizing Jon Stewart. Tigger is right. Jon isn’t perfect but he has harsh words for idiots on both sides of the aisle. Ted and Jon are on the same side (or should be).

    I have only seen legitimate criticism of Obama from the “left.” Then we are talked down to, told we are “irresponsible” and “impatient” when we point out that reasonably Obama could have sometimes with little effort, have accomplished more. The best examples are the wars and DADT. Obama has decided inexplicably to continue discharging military personel under the policy. He has chosen to continue both wars. Nobody and no conditions made him make those poor decisions.

    I really do love the “reduce torture” protest sign. Drives the point home well.

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    CorosiveFrog Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Churchillwasright says; “Ted Rall is a Capitalist.”

    So?

    You sure you don’t want to call him a communist? That’s the handy boogieman word you pin to anyone you don’t agree with.

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    sirrom567  almost 11 years ago

    He might even be in favor of social justice!!!

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    rockngolfer  almost 11 years ago

    edmondd I agree with you wholeheartedly, if you are not doing satire (if you are you are good) And Rall is one I almost left off of my list of mycomics because I disagree most of the time. He must be really talented to lampoon the news a month before it happens. Time travel only works backwards, so I hear. So that can’t be how he came up with this ‘toon.

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    Tommy1733  almost 11 years ago

    edmondd - I totally agree with you. I think Obama is doing a fantastic job.

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